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  • 10/18/2005 -- IFP, Riped to develop E&P technologies
    Institut Français du Pétrole and PetroChina Co. Ltd.'s Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development have signed a long-term cooperation agreement to develop exploration and production technologies.
  • 10/19/2005 -- Altex proposes Alberta-Gulf Coast crude line
    Altex Energy Ltd., a private Calgary company, has proposed to build and operate a pipeline to transport processed crude directly from northern Alberta's oil sands region to refineries on the US Gulf Coast.
  • 10/20/2005 -- Contract let for export system off Brazil
    Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) has let a contract valued at $210 million to France's Technip for engineering, procurement, construction, and installation for a subsea pipeline and free-standing hybrid riser (FSHR) for deepwater oil export in the Campos basin off Rio de Janeiro.
  • 10/20/2005 -- Toreador secures jack up for work off Turkey
    Toreador Resources Corp., Dallas, has secured an option on Petromar's Saturn jack up for drilling in the South Akcakoca subbasin off Turkey.
  • 10/20/2005 -- Costs up in western Canada's oil, gas fields
    Operating costs for oil and gas fields in western Canada have increased "significantly," according to Ziff Energy Group, Calgary.
  • 10/24/2005 -- Celtic Sea drilling program planned
    Ireland's Island Oil & Gas plans a drilling program in the Celtic Sea off Ireland in 2006.
  • 10/25/2005 -- Platform fire shuts in Åsgard production
    Production from the Åsgard B platform in the Norwegian Sea has been shut down after a fire was detected Oct. 15 in the exhaust section in one of the main generators. An investigation is under way.
  • 10/28/2005 -- US drilling increases by 6 rigs
    US drilling activity increased by 6 rotary rigs with 1,480 units working this week, up from 1,251 a year ago at this time, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.
  • 11/03/2005 -- Chinese, Japanese firms busy in Indonesia
    Chinese and Japanese firms are increasing operations in Indonesia.
  • 11/03/2005 -- Shell lets contract for Mars platform work
    Shell US Inc. has let a contract to Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) for support work on the Mars oil and gas production platform in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.
  • 11/04/2005 -- US stripper well oil down in 2004; gas up
    The number of onshore US marginal oil wells increased last year, but production totals for those wells dropped from the previous year, the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission reported.
  • 11/04/2005 -- US rig count ties near 20-year record
    US drilling activity increased by 16 units to 1,496 rotary rigs working this week, tying a nearly 20-year record, Baker Hughes Inc. reported Nov. 4. That's up from 1,268 rigs working a year ago.
  • 11/08/2005 -- Greater Sooner to begin oil production in Oklahoma
    Greater Sooner Exploration Inc. of Healdton, Okla., plans to begin oil production early December from two leases in Carter County, Okla.
  • 11/08/2005 -- EOR program proceeds in LAK Ranch field
    Ivanhoe Energy Inc. and Derek Oil & Gas Corp., both of Vancouver, BC, commenced continuous steaming operations at the enhanced oil recovery pilot program in LAK Ranch oil field in Weston County, Wyo.
  • 11/09/2005 -- Dana Petroleum expanding into Algeria, Egypt
    A unit of Dana Petroleum PLC, Aberdeen, signed agreements with subsidiaries of Gaz de France to exchange various properties in a series of transactions in which Dana obtains interests in Algeria, the UK, and Egypt.
  • 11/10/2005 -- Canada's NEB expects rise in coalbed methane production
    Canada's National Energy Board expects that the total average Canadian gas production will increase to 17.3 bcfd by yearend 2007 from 16.9 bcfd in 2004.
  • 11/14/2005 -- Husky begins production at White Rose field
    Husky Energy Inc., Calgary, has begun production from White Rose oil field in the Jeanne d'Arc basin, 350 km east of St. John's, Newf.
  • 11/14/2005 -- Urd boosts oil production from Norne area
    Statoil ASA has begun oil production from Urd field in the Norne area of the Norwegian Sea.
  • 11/16/2005 -- Flow starts at Basker oil field off Australia
    Anzon Australia Ltd. reported the start of production from Basker oil field in the Gippsland basin, 75 km off Victoria (see map, OGJ, Oct. 24, 2005, p. 50).
  • 11/17/2005 -- Smegsy field pipeline, Moomba tie-in planned
    Great Artesian Oil & Gas Ltd., Sydney, has signed a well tie-in and service agreement with the South Australian Cooper basin producers for the construction of a 4.5 km pipeline to connect the Smegsy-1 gas discovery in the Cooper basin to the basin's pipeline system feeding into Moomba gas treatment facilities.

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