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Exploration Development 2002 P4

  • Fri Aug 30 15:08:00 CDT 2002 -- MMS online well-log ordering system speeds service
    President George W. Bush's "E-government" agenda to improve the effectiveness of government service via electronic program implementation is proving effective for some agencies.
  • Wed Aug 28 11:08:00 CDT 2002 -- Kerr-McGee taps Technip to build Red Hawk cell spar
    Kerr-McGee Corp. selected Technip Offshore Inc. to construct the world's first cell spar production platform. which will be used in the deepwater field's development.
  • Tue Aug 27 16:08:00 CDT 2002 -- Statoil awards pipeline steel contract for Kristin field development
    Statoil ASA awarded a 100 million kroner contract to Japan's Marubeni-Itochu Steel Inc. for pipeline steel for the continued development of Kristin field in the Norwegian Sea.
  • Fri Aug 23 14:08:00 CDT 2002 -- Good and evil
    When does a country stop being an axis of evil? In the oil business, that's a delicate question that demands frequent visitation.
  • Mon Aug 19 14:08:00 CDT 2002 -- Repsol-YPF gains approval to develop Libyan oil field
    Repsol-YPF SA has received approval from Libya's National Oil Co. (NOC) to develop 'A' field on Block NC-186 in Murzuq basin 720 km from the Mediterranean coast in the southwestern Sahara Desert.
  • Mon Aug 19 12:08:00 CDT 2002 -- Analysts claim early peak in world oil production
     
  • Thu Aug 15 14:08:00 CDT 2002 -- Bolivia
    Orca Petroleum Inc., Calgary, acquired with YPFB approval, a 12.5% working interest in the Villamontes Block in southern Bolivia for $287,500 and is seeking other oil investments in the country.
  • Fri Aug 09 15:08:00 CDT 2002 -- CMS III partners successfully test program's first development well
    Conoco Ltd. and its partners completed a successful test of the first development well, 44/17a-6Y, in the Caister Murdoch System III natural gas development in the southern sector of the UK North Sea.
  • Thu Aug 08 14:08:00 CDT 2002 -- Texas
    Vintage Petroleum Inc., Tulsa, plans to start a multiwell drilling program in fourth quarter 2002 aimed at gas in low-permeability Devonian carbonates in the Val Verde basin (OGJ, Feb. 11, 2002, p. 40).
  • Wed Aug 07 11:08:00 CDT 2002 -- Petrobras discovers oil in Argentina
    Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) reported its first oil discovery as an operator in Argentina.
  • Wed Aug 07 10:08:00 CDT 2002 -- Ecopetrol inks 3 more association contracts with independents
    Empresa Colombiana de Petroleos SA (Ecopetrol), the Colombian state oil company, signed three new association contracts earlier this week with independents based in the US and Canada.
  • Mon Aug 05 15:08:00 CDT 2002 -- Croatia
    The Agip unit of Italy's state ENI SPA and Croatia's state-owned INA Group plan to develop more gas discoveries in the northern Adriatic Sea and start production at yearend 2004.
  • Thu Aug 01 09:08:00 CDT 2002 -- Operators drilled more wildcats, reported fewer discoveries in 2001
    Operators made 173 new oil field discoveries and 162 gas discoveries outside North America in 2001, down from 2000 totals, reported IHS Energy Group, Epsom, U.K.
  • Tue Jul 30 16:07:00 CDT 2002 -- PTTEP expands exploration operations to Oman
    Oman's Ministry of Oil & Gas has awarded an oil and gas exploration license in Oman to PTTEP Middle East Co. Ltd., marking the company's first entry into Middle East exploration.
  • Wed Jul 24 11:07:00 CDT 2002 -- PTTEP moves to Bongkot Phase 3C development
    The Thai-European consortium led by PTT Exploration & Production PCL has awarded a $33 million contract to Nippon Steel Corp. to build and install the 13th wellhead platform at Bongkot gas field.
  • Wed Jul 24 10:07:00 CDT 2002 -- Thunder Energy, Burlington enter into CBM joint venture in central Alberta
    Thunder Energy Inc., Calgary, has entered into a joint venture with Houston-based Burlington Resources Inc. to assess coalbed methane resources on Thunder Energy's existing properties.
  • Mon Jul 22 12:07:00 CDT 2002 -- COMMENT
    US Offshore Oil and Gas Policy: A Fresh Look is Needed

    Former MMS Associate Director Carolita Kallaur A national commission is needed to resolve logjam over much-needed US offshore oil and gas leasing.
  • Tue Jul 16 14:07:00 CDT 2002 -- Canada
    Wiser Oil Co., Dallas, said its Canadian operating base is expanding with drill bit success in Alberta.
  • Fri Jul 12 09:07:00 CDT 2002 -- Gaz de France to operate Touat field in Algeria
    Gaz de France has been awarded the Touat exploration permit, with hydrocarbon exploration and development rights in the Sbaa basin in southwestern Algeria.
  • Tue Jul 09 16:07:00 CDT 2002 -- Kollsnes gas plant to process Visund gas
    The North Sea's Visund field partners plan to deliver natural gas from the field to Statoil's planned 26 million cu m/day gas processing plant at Kollsnes near Bergen, Norway.

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