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Exploration Development 2002 P4

  • 08/30/2002 -- 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.
  • 08/28/2002 -- 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.
  • 08/27/2002 -- 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.
  • 08/23/2002 -- 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.
  • 08/19/2002 -- 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.
  • 08/19/2002 -- Analysts claim early peak in world oil production
     
  • 08/15/2002 -- 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.
  • 08/09/2002 -- 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.
  • 08/08/2002 -- 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).
  • 08/07/2002 -- Petrobras discovers oil in Argentina
    Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) reported its first oil discovery as an operator in Argentina.
  • 08/07/2002 -- 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.
  • 08/05/2002 -- 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.
  • 08/01/2002 -- 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.
  • 07/30/2002 -- 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.
  • 07/24/2002 -- 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.
  • 07/24/2002 -- 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.
  • 07/22/2002 -- 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.
  • 07/16/2002 -- Canada
    Wiser Oil Co., Dallas, said its Canadian operating base is expanding with drill bit success in Alberta.
  • 07/12/2002 -- 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.
  • 07/09/2002 -- 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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