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General Interest 2002 P3

  • Mon Sep 02 19:09:00 CDT 2002 -- WPC: Sustainable development fealty deemed survival test for oil firms
    The concept of sustainable development was accorded the status of competitive differentiator for the oil and gas industry of the future at the 17th World Petroleum Congress in Rio de Janeiro today.
  • Wed Sep 18 10:09:00 CDT 2002 -- Environmentalists slam clean fuel liability plan in pending energy bill
    As the US Congress resumes energy bill negotiations this week, environmental and public interest groups called on lawmakers to reject a pending Senate provision designed to exempt fuel ethanol from federal and state product liability lawsuits.
  • Thu Sep 05 13:09:00 CDT 2002 -- Newly formed ConocoPhillips names 16 to its board
    Newly formed ConocoPhillips has named 16 directors—14 outside and 2 inside—to its board. The company received final regulatory approval and completed closing formalities last month.
  • Tue Sep 10 14:09:00 CDT 2002 -- Mission Resources names new chairman and CEO
    Robert L. Cavnar has been named chairman and CEO of Houston-based independent exploration and production company Mission Resources Corp.
  • Fri Sep 20 14:09:00 CDT 2002 -- ConocoPhillips's Dunham named to NIAC
    Archie W. Dunham, chairman of ConocoPhillips, has been named to the National Infrastructure Advisory Council. Established by President George W. Bush in 2001.
  • Mon Sep 16 13:09:00 CDT 2002 -- Williams sells Central pipeline system for $555 million
    Williams Cos. Inc. has inked a definitive agreement to sell its 6,000 mile Central natural gas pipeline to Southern Star Central Corp. for $380 million in cash and the assumption of $175 million in debt.
  • Fri Sep 06 15:09:00 CDT 2002 -- Yoho offshore production fast-tracked with first Nigerian FPSO
    ExxonMobil Corp. subsidiary Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited (MPN) has begun development of the $1.2 billion Yoho project off Nigeria, using an early production system (EPS) to produce first oil.
  • Wed Sep 18 11:09:00 CDT 2002 -- BP makes first ultradeepwater discovery off Angola
    BP Exploration on behalf of Angola's national oil company Sonangol EP and other partners, reported the Plutão oil discovery in ultradeepwater Block 31 off Angola, 248 miles northwest of Luanda.
  • Mon Sep 16 15:09:00 CDT 2002 -- Global staffing to reshape petroleum industry as current workforce ages
    ChevronTexaco Overseas Petroleum Co. Technical Support Manager for Latin America Janeen Judah"In my view the solution (to future staff shortages) will be a greater international work force. The technical staff will become more nationally diverse and global, as companies grow and today's workforce ages."
  • Mon Aug 19 16:08:00 CDT 2002 -- Kinder Morgan to hold open season for Advantage expansion project
    Kinder Morgan Interstate Gas Transmission LLC (KMIGT)said it would hold an open season to gauge shipper interest in its planned Advantage natural gas expansion project.
  • Tue Aug 27 15:08:00 CDT 2002 -- Holly files suit in long-running legal battle
    Holly Corp. along with Navajo Refining filed suit this month in its court battle with Longhorn Partners Pipeline, LPP's principal partners, and the corporations and investment fund that control LPP.
  • Fri Aug 09 09:08:00 CDT 2002 -- US sees accelerated RIK program for SPR fill
    The US Minerals Management Service Friday said it expects federal royalty oil to play a larger role in the Bush administration's effort to fill the Strategic Petroleum Reserve by 2005.
  • Fri Aug 23 10:08:00 CDT 2002 -- EPA Gas STAR participants save $126 million by reducing gas emissions
    Industry participants in the US Environmental Protection Agency's Natural Gas STAR program reduced methane emissions from equipment leaks and unit operations by 42 bcf in 2001.
  • Tue Aug 20 10:08:00 CDT 2002 -- Market watch: Oil prices rise with call for OPEC to hold production quotas
    Oil futures prices increased Monday in New York and London after Kuwait's acting oil minister called for the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries to maintain its current production quotas.
  • Thu Aug 29 18:08:00 CDT 2002 -- Venezuela, Trinidad & Tobago ink joint gas fields unitization accord despite future LNG competition
    The governments of Venezuela and Trinidad and Tobago have agreed to work aggressively towards the unitization of certain natural gas fields that straddle both countries' borders. Venezuela continues to cling to the prospect of using some reserves on its side for its own LNG export scheme rather than quickly monetizing all of the field's reserves in Trinidad and Tobago's booming LNG export project.
  • Fri Aug 09 10:08:00 CDT 2002 -- Carrizo names vice-president of exploration
    Jeremy Greene has joined Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc., Houston, as vice-president, exploration.
  • Fri Aug 09 10:08:00 CDT 2002 -- Newfield hires managing director for North Sea unit
    D. Roy Phillips has been hired as managing director of Newfield Petroleum UK Ltd., a unit of Houston-based Newfield Exploration Co., effective Aug. 5.
  • Mon Aug 12 16:08:00 CDT 2002 -- Williams senior vice-president to retire
    Gary Lauderdale, senior vice-president of customer service for Williams Cos. Inc.'s natural gas pipeline business, has announced his retirement.
  • Tue Aug 27 16:08:00 CDT 2002 -- Plains E&P names Thorington to CFO position
    Stephen A. Thorington has been named executive vice-president and chief financial officer of Plains Exploration & Production Co. LP, a unit of Houston-based Plains Resources Inc.
  • Wed Aug 14 09:08:00 CDT 2002 -- Petrobras to purchase Argentina's Petrolera Santa Fe from Devon
    Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire full control of Petrolera Santa Fe, the Argentine subsidiary of Oklahoma City-based Devon Energy Corp., for $89.5 million.
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