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Drilling Production 2004 P15

  • 12/29/2004 -- Unocal reports GOM deepwater well results
    Unocal Corp. has ended drilling operations at its prospect on Mississippi Canyon Block 941 in deepwater Gulf of Mexico where its Sequoia well, drilled to 29,100 ft TD, was completed as a dry hole.
  • 12/17/2004 -- Beach-Anzon JV contract FPSO off Victoria
    A joint venture of Beach Petroleum Ltd. and Anzon Australia Ltd. has entered a contract to use the floating production, storage, and offloading vessel Crystal Ocean for development of its Basker, Manta, and Gummy oil and gas fields in the Gippsland basin off Victoria.
  • 12/01/2004 -- Integrity questions spur action on reserves accounting, analyst says
    Unprecedented reserves writedowns in 2004 have brought unwelcome attention to the oil and gas industry, leading to questions about the integrity of its participants, said Ron Harrell, chairman and CEO of Ryder Scott Co. LP, at a Nov. 18 meeting in Houston.
  • 11/09/2004 -- Devils Tower production restarted in Gulf of Mexico
    Production from Devils Tower oil and gas field on Mississippi Canyon Block 773 in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico has returned to pre-Hurricane Ivan levels, Pioneer Natural Resources Ltd. reported.
  • 10/13/2004 -- Alpha North production begins in North Sea
    Production began Oct. 11 from the Alpha North gas and condensate structure on Statoil ASA's Sleipner West field in the North Sea, 18 km northwest of the Sleipner platforms.
  • 09/21/2004 -- Shell to expand Athabasca oil sands project
    Shell Canada Ltd. plans to increase bitumen production at the Athabasca oil sands project (AOSP) in Alberta to 270,000-290,000 b/d by 2010. Its long-term target is to surpass 500,000 b/d. Expansion costs are estimated at $4.0 billion.
  • 08/10/2004 -- ConocoPhillips, BP plan heavy oil ANS expansion project
    ConocoPhillips Alaska and BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc. revealed plans Tuesday for a $500 million project to increase oil production from West Sak oil field to 45,000 b/d by 2007 from its current average production of 10,000 b/d.
  • 07/19/2004 -- World's deepest tension leg platform processes first Marco Polo field production
    The Marco Polo tension leg platform (TLP), operated by Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and owned jointly by GulfTerra Energy Partners LP and Cal Dive International Inc., has begun processing first oil and natural gas production from Anadarko's Marco Polo field in Green Canyon Block 608.
  • 07/20/2004 -- ExxonMobil awards Rowan 'deep shelf' drilling contract
    ExxonMobil Corp., operator of the Blackbeard West prospect on Newfield Exploration Co.'s Treasure Island play, has awarded Houston-based Rowan Companies Inc. a $28-35 million contract to drill an ultradeep well on the prospect, which lies in shallow water on the Gulf of Mexico's outer continental shelf (OGJ Online, Apr. 22, 2004).
  • 07/29/2004 -- Shell achieves first production from Glider field
    Shell Exploration & Production Co. has begun production from its two wells in Glider field in the Gulf of Mexico's Green Canyon Block 248. Glider, the first subsea tieback to the Brutus tension leg platform, lies in 3,400 ft of water, about 165 miles south-southwest of New Orleans. Shell is operator with a 75% interest, and Newfield Exploration holds the balance.
  • 05/17/2004 -- Shell, JV partners start oil, gas production from Llano field in Gulf of Mexico
    Shell Exploration & Production Co. and its joint venture partners have brought oil and natural gas on production from Llano field on Garden Banks blocks 385 and 386 in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.
  • 05/24/2004 -- Apache, ExxonMobil agree to jointly explore for deep natural gas
    ExxonMobil Corp. and Apache Corp., Houston, Monday announced that Apache agreed to pay $385 million for interest in part of ExxonMobil's stake in mature producing oil and gas fields in the US and Canada.
  • 06/29/2004 -- Apache taps Wood Group to operate 21 Gulf of Mexico platforms
    Apache Corp., Houston, has awarded Wood Group Production Services (WGPS) a contract to operate an additional 21 offshore platforms in the Gulf of Mexico, bringing the number of facilities operated by Wood Group Production Services for Apache to 36.
  • 04/21/2004 -- ExxonMobil, Helis Oil & Gas contract for Atwood Oceanics rigs
    Upon completion by mid-May of a well ExxonMobil Exploration & Production Malaysia Inc. is drilling on a platform off Malaysia, the company temporarily will suspend its contract for the Vicksburg jack up—leased from Houston-based drilling contractor Atwood Oceanics Inc. The Vicksburg will be moved to Thailand for a 5 month drilling program for Chevron Offshore (Thailand) Ltd., then redelivered to Malaysia in November to continue another 12 months of its drilling program for ExxonMobil.
  • 04/01/2004 -- ATP commences gas production from Garden Banks 186
    ATP Oil & Gas Corp., Houston, started gas production Mar. 29 from Garden Banks 186 No. 1 well, of which ATP is the operator with 80% interest.
  • 03/08/2004 -- Agip starts up Hawa-1 production on Adam concession, southern Tunisia
    ENI SPA's Tunisian unit Agip Tunisia BV, Tunis, has commenced oil production from the Hawa-1 exploration well on the Borj el Khadra production concession in southern Tunisia, achieving 9,000 b/d.
  • 03/15/2004 -- ConocoPhillips starts gas production from Boulton field in southern North Sea
    ConocoPhillips (UK) Ltd. began natural gas production of nearly 140 MMscfd (gross) Mar. 6 from Boulton H gas field in the southern North Sea, following the successful completion of the Boulton H development well, 44/22b-H1x.
  • 02/02/2004 -- Anadarko reaping large Bossier gas volumes in East Texas, North Louisiana
    The East Texas Bossier play made what main operator Anadarko Petroleum Corp. termed a "remarkable turnaround" in 2003.
  • 02/13/2004 -- ConocoPhillips produces first liquids from Bayu-Undan
    ConocoPhillips began production of first liquids Feb. 10 from Bayu-Undan field in the Timor Sea Joint Petroleum Development Area (JPDA) shared jointly by Australia and East Timor (OGJ Online, Mar. 10, 2003).
  • 02/18/2004 -- Chevron assesses damage, prepares to return to West Niger Delta oil fields
    ChevronTexaco Corp. unit Chevron Nigeria Ltd., reported that it plans to return soon to the six West Niger Delta oilfields it shut in 11 months ago during violent civil unrest. Chevron operated the fields on behalf of itself and joint venture partner Nigerian National Petroleum Corp.

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