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Drilling Production 2004 P10

  • 08/02/2004 -- Role reversal looming for Venezuela, Russia
    A year from now, will oil markets be buzzing about investment prospects brightening in Venezuela but worsening in Russia? And will that turnabout in popular perception represent another contribution to the tightening global oil supply-demand balance?
  • 08/02/2004 -- RJA analyst: Investors look to Canada's oil sands to fill gap from declining production elsewhere
    The world increasingly is going to depend on Canada's oil sands to fill an anticipated gap left from declining production in Ghawar field in Saudi Arabia along with other mature oil regions elsewhere, said St. Peterburg, Fla.-based Raymond James & Associates Ltd.
  • 08/03/2004 -- Unocal develops fields in Ganal, Rapak, Makassar Strait PSCs off Indonesia
    Unocal Corp. subsidiaries have a number of development activities under way off Indonesia, including Phase I development of Gendal field in the Ganal production-sharing contract area, Gehem-3 and Ranggas-7 appraisal well completions in the Rapak PSC, and development activities in the West Seno field in the Makassar Strait PSC area.
  • 08/05/2004 -- Sherritt to renew exploration, eyes gas sales in northern Cuba
    Sherritt International Corp., Toronto, plans to resume exploratory drilling in northern Cuba in the third quarter and is considering an increase in its $90 million capital spending plan in light of the current oil price.
  • 08/06/2004 -- Calvalley Petroleum's Al Roidhat 4 well in Yemen finds Upper Qishn oil
    Calvalley Petroleum Inc., operator of Block 9 in Yemen, reported that the Al Roidhat 4 appraisal well spudded July 22 encountered oil in the Upper Qishn sand formation reservoir. Initial wireline log evaluation indicates a 6.5-8.5 m oil pay in a 22 m gross oil column. Auqban 1 well test results are reported.
  • 08/06/2004 -- North American rig count this week drops by 33 rigs
    Gains made last week in the number of rotary rigs drilling in Canada were lost this week as 39 rigs became inactive there for a total of 384 working in Canada.
  • 08/06/2004 -- Saudi Aramco lets production facility contracts to McDermott units
    Saudi Aramco has awarded contracts to two J. Ray McDermott SA units for the fabrication, transportation, and installation of offshore production facilities for Aramco's fields off the kingdom's east coast in 60-167 ft of water.
  • 08/09/2004 -- US gas drilling boom not delivering more production
    US natural gas prices are showing signs of weakness, but the long-term outlook continues to be one of strength.
  • 08/10/2004 -- RJA: US natural gas production continues downward trend
    US gas production during the second quarter showed a 3.8% decline compared with second quarter of last year, according to Raymond James & Associates Inc. based on a survey of 47 publicly traded US oil and natural gas exploration and production companies.
  • 08/11/2004 -- GlobalSantaFe rig sinks off Egypt after fire
    GlobalSantaFe Corp. reported that its GSF Adriatic IV jack up drilling rig sank in the Mediterranean Sea 25 miles off Egypt following a fire Tuesday.
  • 08/11/2004 -- Shell schedules Mars TLP shut down for flexjoint replacements
    Shell Exploration & Production Co., New Orleans, said it will shut down the Mars tension leg platform on Nov. 4 to replace the flexjoints on oil and natural gas export lines.
  • 08/12/2004 -- Fire that sank rig damages ENI-BP platform off Egypt
    The fire that sank the GSF Adriatic IV jack up drilling rig in the Mediterranean Sea Tuesday (OGJ Online, Aug. 11, 2004) also spread to the Temsah natural gas production platform at which the rig had been working, causing "considerable" damage to the platform, said an oil ministry official.
  • 08/13/2004 -- Various recovery processes supply CO2 for EOR projects
    Enhanced oil recovery projects that use a carbon dioxide injectant can acquire the CO2 using various processes that recover the CO2 from industrial sources.
  • 08/16/2004 -- Total E&P Indonesie awards Enventure tubular supply contract
    Total E & P Indonesie, through PT Dataco Citra Indonesia, has awarded a 3 year contract to Enventure Global Technology LLC, Houston, to provide solid expandable tubular systems for a development iproject in Peciko natural gas field off East Kalimantan, Indonesia.
  • 08/16/2004 -- Talisman brings North Tartan field in North Sea on production
    Talisman Energy (UK) Ltd., a wholly owned unit of Talisman Energy Inc., Calgary, began production of 6,000 b/d of oil from North Tartan field on Block 15/16a, 118 miles northeast of Aberdeen in the central North Sea.
  • 08/16/2004 -- Long Lake oil sands automation technology contract awarded
    OPTI Canada Inc. and Nexen Inc., joint venture partners in the Long Lake oil sands extraction project, 200 miles north of Edmonton, Alta., awarded Emerson Process Management, Austin, Tex., a $35 million (Can.) contract to serve as general automation contractor for the $3.4 billion (Can.) oil sands extraction project in Canada.
  • 08/17/2004 -- Chad/Cameroon project's production, exports up sharply in second quarter
    Crude oil production from the Chad/Cameroon Development Project exceeded 200,000 b/d at times during the April-June 2004 quarter, said operator Esso Exploration & Production Chad Inc.
  • 08/20/2004 -- US drilling dips for second week
    US drilling activity slipped for the second consecutive week, down by 2 to 1,230 rotary rigs working, said Baker Hughes Inc. officials Friday.
  • 08/24/2004 -- Kazakhstan, ABS sign MOU for classing Caspian Sea vessels
    International classification society ABS has signed a memorandum of understanding with Kazakhstan that recognizes ABS' classification and certification services for offshore oil and gas drilling rigs and vessels in the Kazakhstan sector of the Caspian Sea.
  • 08/27/2004 -- Fieldbus technology modernizes gas platform off Brazil
    To comply with new regulatory requirements, Petroleo Brasileiro SA modernized the process control on its Merluza offshore platform in the Santos basin, off Brazil.
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