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Drilling Production 2004 P

  • 12/15/2004 -- Independence Hub makes class choice for deepwater semi
    Independence Hub LLC, an affiliate of Enterprise Products Partners LP, Houston, has selected the American Bureau of Shipping to class the Mississippi Canyon 920 Independence Hub, a semisubmersible facility destined for installation in 8,000 ft of water in the Gulf of Mexico (OGJ Online, Nov. 10, 2004).
  • 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.
  • 12/29/2004 -- Statoil selects FMC to supply Tampen subsea systems
    Statoil ASA has awarded a $74 million contract to FMC Kongsberg Subsea, a unit of AS FMC Technologies Inc., to supply subsea systems for the Tampen area in the North Sea.
  • 12/28/2004 -- FCP reports gas-condensate well test results in Algeria
    First Calgary Petroleums Ltd. reported production test results from exploration well MZLS-1, on FCP's 100% held Ledjmet Block 405b in Algeria.
  • 12/23/2004 -- US rig count rebounds to 1,257 active units
    US drilling activity rebounded, up by 23 rotary rigs to 1,257 working this week, said Baker Hughes Inc. on Dec. 23. The company's weekly rig count was issued early because of the Christmas holiday.
  • 12/23/2004 -- Siberia's West Salym oil field starts flow
    Salym Petroleum Development NV (SPD), Moscow, has begun oil production from wells in West Salym, the largest of the Salym group of oil fields in the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug in western Siberia.
  • 12/22/2004 -- Petro-Canada resumes Terra Nova production
    Petro-Canada, which received Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board approval in mid-December to resume operation of its Terra Nova floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) platform, has restored production to the FPSO's 160,000 b/d preshutdown level.
  • 12/20/2004 -- US drilling fluctuates with small dip
    US drilling activity continued to fluctuate, dropping by 16 units with 1,234 rotary rigs working the week that ended Dec. 17, Baker Hughes Inc. reported. That compares with 1,112 rigs active during the same period a year ago.
  • 12/15/2004 -- Gas flow starts from northern Perth basin field
    ARC Energy Ltd., Perth, has brought on stream Xyris gas field in the northern Perth basin in Western Australia. Xyris is flowing 9.3 MMcfd.
  • 12/14/2004 -- Protests block 100,000 b/d of production in Nigeria
    Three flow stations operated by subsidiaries of Royal Dutch/Shell and ChevronTexaco Corp. in southeastern Rivers State, Nigeria, remained shut down Dec. 14, restricting delivery of more than 100,000 b/d of crude oil, said Shell spokesman Andy Corrigan.
  • 12/14/2004 -- Study sees gas price slump in Rockies next year
    The Rocky Mountain natural gas market could experience a price slump by fall 2005 because a medium-term surplus is developing, said market research consultant Bentek Energy LLC, Golden, Colo.
  • 12/13/2004 -- Minerva gas field due on stream off Australia
    BHP Billiton Ltd., Melbourne, soon will begin commissioning the onshore gas plant that will handle production from Minerva gas and condensate field off Australia—11 years after the initial discovery.
  • 12/13/2004 -- Tullow Oil reports gas discovery at Bangora, Bangladesh
    Tullow Oil PLC, Dublin, reported that its Bangora-1 natural gas discovery well on Block 9 at Bangora, Bangladesh, flowed during a production test at a combined rate of 120 MMscfd of gas from its three lowest zones.
  • 12/07/2004 -- Statoil isolates Snorre well, continues inspections
    Statoil said it would be Dec. 13 before it could predict when Snorre A and its Vigdis satellite in the North Sea can resume production of 205,000 b/d of oil shut in since Nov. 28 (OGJ Online, Dec. 2, 2004).
  • 12/07/2004 -- Flow starts from East Al Hajr oil field in Yemen
    Nexen Inc. has started up production of about 4,000 b/d of oil from Bashir al Khair-A field (BAK-A) on Block 51 in Yemen.
  • 12/06/2004 -- Alberta's coalbed methane activity expands rapidly
    The last 2 years have seen a rapid expansion of coalbed methane development in Alberta.
  • 12/06/2004 -- China has good CBM prospects but few commercial projects
    Technological challenges still confront any rapid development of coalbed methane production in China, although many basins appear to be prospective.
  • 12/02/2004 -- Work continues to secure Snorre A platform in North Sea
    Work was "going well and according to plan" Wednesday to secure a well that started to leak natural gas from the Snorre A tension leg platform in the Norwegian North Sea, said field operator Statoil ASA.
  • 12/01/2004 -- Petrobras, Sevan sign production MOU for Piranema field off Brazil
    Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Sevan Marine do Brasil Ltda., a unit of Norway's Sevan Marine, for the use of Sevan's SSP300 floating production, storage, and offloading vessel in Piranema field off Brazil under a long-term contract.
  • 11/29/2004 -- Brazil plans $15 million Urucu drilling program in 2005
    Petróleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) next year will begin a $15 million drilling program in the Urucu southeast basin, 650 km from Manaus in Amazon state, Brazil.

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