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Drilling Production 2005 P11

  • Fri Feb 11 16:02:00 CST 2005 -- TransCanada plans $1.7 billion oil pipeline
    TransCanada Corp., Calgary, is planning a $1.7 billion, 1,870-mile Keystone oil pipeline system to transport 400,000 b/d of heavy crude from its oil hub at Hardisty, Alta., to Wood River and Patoka, Ill.
  • Wed Feb 09 16:02:00 CST 2005 -- Statoil resumes Snorre A production
    Statoil ASA said production from Snorre A platform and the Vigdis satellite in the Norwegian North Sea are back online after a natural gas leak forced it to shut in 205,000 b/d of production (OGJ Online, Jan. 18, 2005).
  • Wed Feb 09 15:02:00 CST 2005 -- DOE technology manager lauds microhole technology
    US DOE Strategic Center for Natural Gas and Oil E&P Technology ManagerRoy Long"The scope of microhole technology is to drive down drilling costs and reduce exploration risk."
  • Tue Feb 08 15:02:00 CST 2005 -- Line rupture likely cause of Suncor fire
    Suncor Energy Inc., Calgary, expects its oil sands upgrader, which caught fire Jan. 4, to return to its full production capacity of 225,000 b/d in the third quarter (OGJ Online, Jan. 7, 2005).
  • Tue Feb 08 15:02:00 CST 2005 -- Woodside investigates flowline fault
    Woodside Energy Ltd. is investigating the cause of an oil leak discovered Jan. 18 from a flowline serving the company's 2,000 b/d Laminaria 2 well in Laminaria field in the Timor Sea.
  • Mon Feb 07 15:02:00 CST 2005 -- Project aims to cut Guneshli gas flaring
    Japan Oil Engineering Co. (JOE), a subsidiary of AOC Holdings Inc., will provide consulting services for a project funded by the World Bank to reduce flaring of associated gas from Azerbaijan's Guneshli oil field and help the country's electric power plants burn natural gas instead of heavy oil and coal.
  • Fri Feb 04 15:02:00 CST 2005 -- US drilling slumps for second week
    US drilling activity continued to fall for the second consecutive week, down by 8 units to 1,248 rotary rigs working, said Baker Hughes Inc. on Feb. 4.
  • Wed Feb 02 16:02:00 CST 2005 -- P-43 FPSO producing off Brazil; P-48 due
    Petróleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras), Brazil's state oil company, started production Dec. 22 from its P-43 floating production, storage, and offloading vessel (FPSO) off Brazil.
  • Fri Jan 28 18:01:00 CST 2005 -- US, Canadian rig counts dip
    US drilling activity slipped during the week ended Jan. 28, down by 7 units with 1,256 rotary rigs still working, said Baker Hughes Inc.
  • Wed Jan 26 18:01:00 CST 2005 -- Production starts in Zhengeldy oil field
    Caspian Holdings PLC reported it has started production from Jurassic pay in three wells in Kazakhstan's onshore Zhengeldy oil field.
  • Fri Jan 21 15:01:00 CST 2005 -- Platform due for field off Turkmenistan
    Dragon Oil PLC, Dubai, plans to commission a wellhead and production platform for Lam oil and gas field off Turkmenistan in 2006.
  • Thu Jan 20 10:01:00 CST 2005 -- BHP gets first gas from Minerva field
    BHP Billiton Ltd., Melbourne, started production from Minerva gas field on the offshore VIC/L22 Block in Australia's Otway basin.
  • Wed Jan 19 17:01:00 CST 2005 -- Mad Dog output starts in Gulf of Mexico
    Production started at the BP PLC-operated Mad Dog development on Green Canyon Block 826 in 4,500 ft of water 220 miles south of New Orleans in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Wed Jan 19 15:01:00 CST 2005 -- Harvest to suspend Venezuelan drilling
    Harvest Vinccler CA (HVCA), the Venezuelan arm of Harvest Natural Resources Inc., Houston, said it would suspend drilling activities on its 158,000-acre South Monagas Unit, where it operates Uracoa, Tucupita, and Bombal oil fields in eastern Venezuela's Delta Amacuro state.
  • Tue Jan 18 18:01:00 CST 2005 -- Human error cited for Snorre A gas leak
    Statoil ASA said human error caused the natural gas leak that forced it to shut in production from the Snorre A platform and a satellite in the Norwegian North Sea Nov. 28, 2004.
  • Tue Jan 18 12:01:00 CST 2005 -- Safety alert issued on production system
    Cameron Controls Pres. Jack B. Moore has issued a safety alert to purchasers of a production control system that contains a high-pressure accumulator used in subsea and related production control systems.
  • Mon Jan 17 16:01:00 CST 2005 -- Mudslide shuts in Vintage output
    Vintage Petroleum, Inc., Tulsa, has temporarily shut in net production of about 5,000 bo/d and 6 MMcfd of gas at its facility in Ventura County, Calif., due to heavy rains and mudslides in the area.
  • Fri Jan 14 17:01:00 CST 2005 -- US drilling hits 19-year seasonal high
    US drilling activity increased by 16 units with 1,258 rotary rigs working this week, the highest rig count for the first month of a new year since 1986, when US drilling started the year with 1,915 active rigs, dropped to 1,880 in the second week, and tumbled to a summer low of 663.
  • Tue Jan 11 14:01:00 CST 2005 -- Statoil seeks partial Snorre restart
    Statoil ASA notified Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) Jan. 11 that it is able to resume partial production from its Snorre A subsea production system in the North Sea. Full production of just less than 100,000 b/d of oil from Snorre and its Vigdis satellite must await additional work on the platform along with more inspections.
  • Fri Jan 07 16:01:00 CST 2005 -- Analysts see risk for US gas drilling
    Weakness in Henry Hub natural gas futures prices might lower the US rig count during the second quarter, Merrill Lynch & Co. analysts in New York forecast.
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