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General Interest 2000 P8

  • 08/18/2000 -- Exploration/Development news briefs, Aug. 18
    Elf Petroleum Nigeria�Nigerian National Petroleum Corp�.ExxonMobil � Promax Energy�Anzoil�Maurel & Prom�Shell Petroleum Development Co. of Nigeria
  • 08/14/2000 -- Magnum Hunter announces Gulf of Mexico discoveries
    Magnum Hunter Resources Inc., Irving, Tex., said Friday that it has participated recently in two natural gas discoveries in the shallow waters of the US Gulf of Mexico. The company says it has had success on all seven of its Gulf of Mexico exploration prospects this year and on 12 out of 14 prospects since entering the Outer Continental Shelf in May 1999.
  • 08/04/2000 -- Phillips announces Alaska alliance; completes ARCO acquisition
    Phillips Petroleum Co., Bartlesville, Okla., raised its stake in Alaska's North Slope this week with the formation of a two-part exploration alliance to explore and develop the area with Alberta Energy Co., Calgary, and Chevron USA Inc., a unit of Chevron Corp. Phillips unveiled plans for the alliance Thursday. On Tuesday, the company completed its $965 million acquisition of ARCO's businesses in Alaska.
  • 08/01/2000 -- CanadianOxy acquires new exploration blocks in Colombia
    Colombia has awarded a 100% working interest and operatorship in two new exploration blocks to Calgary-based Canadian Occidental Petroleum Ltd. The Fusa and Villarrica blocks cover 520,000 acres immediately east and south of Canadian Occidental's Boqueron Block.
  • 08/25/2000 -- Electric Power news briefs, August 25
    Trailblazer Pipeline Co. ... Kinder Morgan Inc. ... Enron Trailblazer Pipeline Co. ... New York Power Authority ... Enmax Corp. ... TransCanada PipeLines Ltd. ... Caribbean Utilities Co. Ltd. ... First Gas Holding Corp. ... Royal Dutch/Shell ... Texaco Inc. ... Manila Electric Co., ... Wisconsin Public Service Corp. ... Wisconsin River Power Co. ... Consolidated Water Power Co. ... Tucson Electric Power Co. ... Citizens Utilities Co.
  • 08/23/2000 -- Texas electricity retailers to file in September
    Texas consumers will have 15-20 choices among electricity providers when competition begins in 2002, if the retail market shapes up as legislators and regulators expect. Yet experts who have reviewed market conditions are not so sure how many electricity retailers will actually be attracted to Texas. Prices may be attractive for the first 2 years, but experts worry that after 2004 uncertainty over new estimates for stranded costs could discourage new entrants.
  • 08/17/2000 -- Dauphin Island Gathering Partners brings new projects on line
    Dauphin Island Gathering Partners (DIGP), a joint venture pipeline company, said Thursday it's begun transportation service from two Gulf of Mexico projects this summer. The Dauphin Island pipeline system delivers offshore gas to the Mobile Bay Processing Partners' plant near Coden, Ala., for processing and redelivery to interstate markets.
  • 08/03/2000 -- Electric Power news briefs, August 3
    Arizona Public Service Co. ... Kinder Morgan Power Co ... Panda Energy International Inc. ... US Army Corps of Engineers ... DukeSolutions ... Southern Co. Energy Marketing ... Charleston Air Force Base ... BP ... Triple Point Technology Inc. ... Allegheny Energy Inc. ... Plug Power Inc. ... GE ... TXU Communications
  • 08/01/2000 -- Electrical Power news briefs, August 1
    DTE Energy Technologies ... CMS Generation Co. ... PG&E Corp. ... Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Co. ... Cleco Corp. ... Southern Energy Inc. ... General Electric Co. ... Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ... Questar Corp. ... Caminus Corp. ... Nucleus Corp. of Texas
  • 08/28/2000 -- Drilling/Production news briefs, Aug. 28
    Ensco International � Cal Dive International � Peru � Perez Companc � Occidental Petroleum � Petrotech International
  • 08/14/2000 -- Drilling/Production news briefs, Aug. 14
    Mallon Resources � Jicarilla Apache Tribe � Tidewater � Seven Seas Petroleum � Perez Companc � OSCA ... ExxonMobil ... Baker Hughes
  • 08/25/2000 -- French connection
    Word that BP PLC has stamped its Helios on plans to inject $900 million in capital expenditures (capex) into the UK North Sea this year-and the same again in 2001-confounded the old newspaperman's adage. Good news was news nonetheless, especially for Offshore Europe. Coming from a supermajor of the first order, the announcement looked to be one of the stoutest olive branches offered in some time to the beleaguered oil and gas province.
  • 07/25/2000 -- Transportation news briefs, July 25
    Cross Bay Pipeline � Williams � Duke Energy � KeySpan � Shell International Gas � Mitsubishi Heavy Industries � Shell International Trading & Shipping � Dow Benelux � Oiltanking ... TransCanada PipeLines ... Tuscarora Gas Transmission Pipeline Co. ... TC PipeLines ... Orica Ltd. ... Uni-Super ... National Australia Asset Management ... John Lang Investments
  • 07/20/2000 -- Red Cedar acquires Colorado Dry gathering system
    Red Cedar Gathering Co., Durango, Colo.�a joint venture of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP and the Southern Ute Indian Tribe�has acquired the Colorado Dry System in La Plata County, Colo. Located in the northern half of the San Juan basin, the 140-mile system gathers more than 25 MMcfd of gas; it is attached to 125 active wells.
  • 07/11/2000 -- Transportation news briefs, July 11
    Calpine � Kinder Morgan Texas Pipeline � Quest Resource � Williams Gas Pipelines Central � Tennessee Gas Pipeline � Horizon Offshore ... Equilon Enterprises ... Koch Industries
  • 07/26/2000 -- Field partners sue to develop Destin Dome
    Encouraged by a favorable Supreme Court decision in a similar case last month, three producers are suing the US government for blocking development of the Destin Dome gas field 25 miles off Pensacola, Fla., in the eastern Gulf of Mexico.
  • 07/21/2000 -- Second phase of Escravos gas project comes onstream
    Chevron Corp. recently announced that the second phase of the $1 billion Escravos associated gas utilization project in Nigeria will come on stream later this month. The Escravos project was prompted by Chevron's desire to commercialize gas instead of flaring it.
  • 07/17/2000 -- Global Marine: Independents driving rig utilization rise
    The rise in oil and natural gas prices that hoisted jack up rig demand in the second quarter also drove revenues higher for Houston-based drilling contractor Global Marine Inc. Large independent exploration and production companies have generated much of the increased jack up demand, says Global Marine Chairman Bob Rose. But major oil companies will have to step up their spending before a rebound can occur in second and third-generation semisubmersible rig markets such as the North Sea.
  • 07/13/2000 -- General Interest news briefs, July 13
    Mexico and Venezuela renew San Jose Oil Facility; Pakistan offers to train Iraqi petroleum engineers; majors discuss investment in Saudi Arabia.
  • 07/03/2000 -- ExxonMobil: Hoover-Diana on stream
    ExxonMobil Corp. reported Monday the start of oil and gas production from the world's deepest offshore drilling and production platform on the Hoover-Diana development project, located in 4,800 ft of water in the Gulf of Mexico, some 200 miles south of Houston. There are production platforms in deeper water, but this is the platform in deepest water with both capabilities.
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