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Drilling Production 2003 P10

  • Thu Aug 21 13:08:00 CDT 2003 -- Total chooses Weatherford for Matterhorn GOM project
    Total E&P USA has selected Weatherford International Ltd. to install 13 chrome alloy and vacuum insulated (VI) production tubing and accessories on its Matterhorn field development project in the Gulf of Mexico's Mississippi Canyon.
  • Thu Aug 21 16:08:00 CDT 2003 -- Unocal begins first West Seno deepwater oil production off Indonesia
    Unocal Corp. said Wednesday that its Unocal Makassar Ltd., subsidiary has begun oil production in conjunction with Phase 1 of the company's deepwater West Seno project off East Kalimantan, Indonesia. "First oil from West Seno reached the Santan onshore terminal (on Kalimantan) on Aug.17, Indonesia Independence Day."
  • Fri Aug 22 15:08:00 CDT 2003 -- US drilling activity declines by 14 rigs
    US drilling activity declined again this week, down by 14 rotary rigs with 1,082 still working, officials at Baker Hughes Inc. reported Friday.
  • Fri Aug 29 13:08:00 CDT 2003 -- US drilling, offshore rig demand near 2-year highs
    US drilling activity rebounded this week, up by 20 rotary rigs to 1,102 working, wiping out last week's loss and pushing the rig count above 1,100 units for the first time since early October 2001, officials at Baker Hughes Inc. reported Friday.
  • Fri Aug 29 14:08:00 CDT 2003 -- Rowan takes delivery, obtains contract for Super Gorilla jack up
    Houston-based Rowan Cos. Inc. Aug. 18 took delivery of Bob Palmer, the drilling firm's newest jack up rig. Initially, the rig will be used to drill a 25,000 ft well in the Gulf of Mexico, which should start in 30 days, Rowan said.
  • Tue Sep 02 07:09:00 CDT 2003 -- Control system optimizes EOR steam generator output
    PetroChina improved production safety, realized greater oil production, and saved energy after implementing model-free adaptive control on its steam generators.
  • Tue Sep 02 10:09:00 CDT 2003 -- Calvalley Petroleum makes Qishn oil discovery in Yemen
    Calgary-based Calvalley Petroleum Inc. reported significant initial results of the Al Roidhat-1 exploration well on Block 9, which it operates in Yemen. Four oil-bearing reservoirs have been discovered on Block 9 to date.
  • Tue Sep 02 10:09:00 CDT 2003 -- RJA: US E&P spending up 'dramatically'
    US exploration and production companies' spending has increased dramatically and is expected to continue the trend throughout this year, said analyst Wayne Andrews with Raymond James & Associates Inc.
  • Fri Sep 05 10:09:00 CDT 2003 -- A simple, practical approach provides a technique for calibrating tortuosity factors
    A simple and practical approach provides a technique for calibrating tortuosity factors.
  • Fri Sep 05 10:09:00 CDT 2003 -- Talisman achieves record gas production at Bigstone-Wild River, Whitecourt
    Talisman Energy Inc., Calgary, reported high natural gas production rates in its Bigstone-Wild River and Whitecourt core areas in western Canada this year.
  • Fri Sep 05 16:09:00 CDT 2003 -- Oil discovery reported on BP-operated block in UK central North Sea
    BP Group has reported an oil discovery on Block 16/28 in the central North Sea near Andrew field, 230 km northeast of Aberdeen. The Farragon discovery is estimated to contain 30 million bbl of oil, BP said.
  • Fri Sep 05 16:09:00 CDT 2003 -- US drilling, Gulf of Mexico utilization both decline
    Total US drilling activity fell this week from a near 2-year high, while demand for mobile offshore rigs also declined in the Gulf of Mexico, industry officials said Friday.
  • Fri Sep 05 17:09:00 CDT 2003 -- FCP drills fourth well, tests third on Block 405b in Algeria
    First Calgary Petroleums Ltd. (FCP), Calgary, reported that it has begun drilling operations on the MLE-4 appraisal well on the company's Ledjmet Block 405b in Algeria and has commenced a 40 day production test on its recently completed MLE-3 well.
  • Mon Sep 08 16:09:00 CDT 2003 -- UPC: Catalytic process test successfully separated oil, tar sands
    Uranium Power Corp. (UPC), Vancouver, BC, reported that a 3-4 tonne bulk sample of Athabasca tar sand was processed successfully Aug. 30 at Earth Energy Resources Inc.'s 500 tonne/day separation plant in Grande Prairie, Alta.
  • Thu Sep 11 14:09:00 CDT 2003 -- Smith Barney: New rig equipment demand outlook seen as weak until mid-2004
    Rig manufacturers face dim prospects for equipment orders until mid-2004 because rig counts remain well below levels to drive profitable newbuilds, said Smith Barney, a unit of Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Wilmington, Del.
  • Fri Sep 12 00:09:00 CDT 2003 -- Capacity glut looming for OPEC in 2004-05
    A burgeoning surplus of crude oil capacity among members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries looms on the horizon.
  • Mon Sep 15 08:09:00 CDT 2003 -- Increased drilling spurs industry towards recovery
    Despite a brief dip in drilling activity this spring, the drilling industry remains healthy, with nearly twice the level of activity as recorded during the historic low in spring 1999.
  • Mon Sep 15 12:09:00 CDT 2003 -- Noble acquires Trident 18 jack up unit
    Noble Corp. reported that it has acquired the Trident 18 jack up drilling rig from a Schlumberger subsidiary for $47 million. The purchase price includes $32.9 million plus an option fee of $14.1 million that Noble paid Schlumberger in December 2002.
  • Tue Sep 16 15:09:00 CDT 2003 -- Unocal plans to double Thailand oil production
    Unocal Corp. said its Unocal Thailand Ltd. subsidiary is seeking Thailand government approval to begin Phase II of its Thailand oil development, which would double current gross oil production from Yala and Plamuk fields in the Gulf of Thailand.
  • Wed Sep 17 09:09:00 CDT 2003 -- Investigation of Parker Drilling rig mishap continues
    Salvage workers Wednesday were doing an underwater survey of damage to jack up Rig 14J, owned and operated by Parker Drilling Co., Houston, that partially collapsed Sept. 11 in 35 ft of water about 5 miles off the Chandeleur Islands along the Mississippi-Louisiana coast.
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