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Drilling Production 2004 P13

  • Tue Oct 26 11:10:00 CDT 2004 -- Vessel repairs delay Troll A North Sea compression addition
    Statoil ASA said repairs to the MSV Regalia multipurpose service vessel will slightly delay its project to increase compressor capacity on the Troll A natural gas platform and add 10-15 million kroner to the project's cost.
  • Thu Oct 28 15:10:00 CDT 2004 -- Algerian ROD integrated development production begins
    Production of 18,000 b/d of oil began Sunday from ROD oil field and six satellites in the Sahara Desert's Berkine basin in eastern Algeria (OGJ Online, Oct. 24, 2001).
  • Fri Oct 29 14:10:00 CDT 2004 -- Analysis Behind Casing deployed in Norsk Hydro's Oseberg field
    The ability to log wells from behind casing lets operators assess bypassed zones, analyze time effects on producing intervals, and optimize well costs when conditions are not suitable for open hole logging.
  • Fri Oct 29 15:10:00 CDT 2004 -- US rig count adds unit
    US drilling activity ticked up by 1 unit to 1,251 rotary rigs working this week, Baker Hughes Inc. reported Friday. That's up from 1,107 a year ago at this time.
  • Mon Nov 01 17:11:00 CST 2004 -- Shell E&P delays pipeline repair on Mars TLP
    Shell Exploration & Production Co., New Orleans, postponed until late first quarter 2005 the replacement of flexjoints on its Mars platform export pipelines to avoid Gulf of Mexico production constraints beyond those caused by damage from Hurricane Ivan.
  • Tue Nov 02 16:11:00 CST 2004 -- US market for well-stimulation materials to reach $1.4 billion by 2008
    The market for US oil and natural gas well stimulation materials is expected to grow 7.7% through 2008 and reach $1.4 billion/year, according to a study by Freedonia Group Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Wed Nov 03 14:11:00 CST 2004 -- Howe field goes on stream in UK North Sea
    Howe field in the UK North Sea has gone on stream at a rate of 13,000 boe/d, said OMV UK Ltd., a project partner. Most of the production is oil with natural gas accounting for 15%.
  • Fri Nov 05 16:11:00 CST 2004 -- US drilling jumps to new plateau
    US drilling activity increased by 17 rotary rigs to 1,268 working, the highest level since July 27, 2001, when there were 1,275 rigs drilling, Baker Hughes Inc. reported Friday. That's up from 1,114 active rigs a year ago.
  • Mon Nov 08 10:11:00 CST 2004 -- Rig rates, drilling activity, spending increasing worldwide
    Third-quarter results show a strong drilling market in the US and abroad, as rollover day rates increase and capital budgets are padded.
  • Fri Nov 12 10:11:00 CST 2004 -- Pogo plans 100 wells on properties acquired in West Texas
    Pogo Producing Co., Houston, plans to drill more than 100 wells during 2005-06 on West Texas oil and gas producing properties it is acquiring from a private company.
  • Fri Nov 12 15:11:00 CST 2004 -- US, Canada rigs working, utilization rate continue to surpass 2003 numbers
    A total of 1,259 rigs were working in the US this week—down 9 from last week but up by 148 over the number making hole the same week in 2003, reported Baker Hughes Inc.
  • Mon Nov 15 14:11:00 CST 2004 -- Partial financing approved for P-52 semi off Brazil
    The Brazilian Development and Social Bank approved a $387 million loan for construction of a semisubmersible platform to be used in the second phase of development of deepwater Roncador oil and gas field off Brazil.
  • Mon Nov 15 15:11:00 CST 2004 -- Large independents find opportunities in Southeast Asia deep water
    Large independent companies are at the forefront in exploring and developing the deepwater potential in Southeast Asia, which may see an increase in deepwater expenditures during 2005-08.
  • Tue Nov 16 14:11:00 CST 2004 -- Merrill Lynch sees 2,595 worldwide rig count in 2005
    The worldwide rig count will average 2,595 in 2005, up 8% from its projected level this year, a Merrill Lynch & Co. analyst predicts.
  • Tue Nov 16 16:11:00 CST 2004 -- MMS projects increased Gulf of Mexico oil, gas production
    Production incentives could help push Gulf of Mexico oil production to 2.5 million b/d by 2011�with almost 80% coming from deepwater wells�from the current 1.5 million b/d, US Interior Department and Minerals Management Service officials said.
  • Fri Nov 19 13:11:00 CST 2004 -- US drilling rebounds this week
    US drilling activity rebounded this week, up by 9 rotary rigs to 1,268 working, compared with 1,107 during the same period a year ago, Baker Hughes Inc. reported Friday.
  • Fri Nov 19 15:11:00 CST 2004 -- Burlington brings Irish Sea Calder sour gas field on production
    Burlington Resources Inc., Houston, started deliveries from the first field in the Rivers fields development project in the East Irish Sea.
  • Wed Nov 24 01:11:00 CST 2004 -- Crude oil sales value at issue as Chad's third field starts up
    The first 50 million bbl of Chadian crude oil has been shipped to world markets through the marine terminal at Kribi, Cameroon, according to the Chad-Cameroon project.
  • Wed Nov 24 14:11:00 CST 2004 -- Varg field decreases production pending new production riser
    Petroleum Geo-Services ASA subsidiary Pertra AS, operator of Varg field on Block 15/12 (Production License 038) in the Norwegian North Sea, plans to continue operating the field at the lower rate of 15,000 b/d until the main production riser can be replaced in March 2005.
  • Wed Nov 24 15:11:00 CST 2004 -- Terra Nova production shut in following oily water discharge investigation, clean up
    As much as 150,000 b/d of oil production remains shut in from Terra Nova field off Newfoundland, pending investigation of an oily water discharge from the field Sunday.
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