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Drilling Production 2005 P

  • 12/27/2005 -- Gas production starts at UK Rhum field
    BP PLC and Iranian Oil Co. UK Ltd. have begun natural gas production and export from what was the UK's largest undeveloped gas discovery, Rhum gas field, 240 miles northeast of Aberdeen.
  • 12/27/2005 -- US drilling rebounds to 1,475 rigs working
    US drilling activity rebounded somewhat, up by 12 rotary rigs to 1,475 working last week after dropping 20 the previous week, Baker Hughes Inc. reported Dec. 22. That compared with 1,257 rigs drilling during the same period in 2004.
  • 12/27/2005 -- Maersk, QP to boost Al Shaheen oil output
    Maersk Oil Qatar Co. and state-owned Qatar Petroleum agreed to more fully develop Al Shaheen field on Block 5 in the Persian Gulf, boosting production gradually to 525,000 b/d by late 2009 from 240,000 b/d in the first quarter of 2006.
  • 12/28/2005 -- Aramco extends contract for Saudi Arabian fields
    Saudi Aramco extended a contract to subsidiaries of J. Ray McDermott SA to fabricate, transport, and install 16 additional jackets in oil and gas fields off Saudi Arabia.
  • 12/30/2005 -- Quest Oil plans Texas field upgrades
    Units of Quest Oil Corp., Houston, are undertaking a development expansion program in Texas that includes workover operations in Hawkeye field and Quest Oil's newly acquired Midkiff field in Eastland County and the Nettie Gardner lease in McCulloch County.
  • 10/25/2005 -- Kerr-McGee to continue work off Morocco
    Kerr-McGee Corp., Oklahoma City, has expressed its intention to continue geophysical reconnaissance off southern Morocco despite threats to its operations from the Polisario Front (PF), a Western Saharan independence movement.
  • 11/07/2005 -- Chevron reports start of Tahiti spar hull construction
    France's Technip has started cutting steel for construction of the spar hull and topsides modules of a floating production and mooring system to be installed in the deepwater Tahiti field in the Gulf of Mexico (OGJ, Oct. 3, 2005, Newsletter).
  • 11/22/2005 -- Contract dispute halts Marib operations in Yemen
    Yemen Exploration & Production Co. (YEPC), a venture of Hunt Oil Co., ExxonMobil Corp., and South Korea's SK Corp., said operations in oil fields in Yemen's Marib region have come to a halt after the alleged violation of a contract by the Yemeni government.
  • 12/02/2005 -- Five Ekofisk growth project wells on stream
    France's Total SA reported that the first five wells have been brought on stream in the Ekofisk area growth project in the Norwegian North Sea (OGJ, Aug. 22, 2005, p. 36).
  • 12/30/2005 -- Trust looks toward Alberta CO2 operations
    ARC Energy Trust, Calgary, closed the $462 million (Can.) acquisition of stock in two ExxonMobil Corp. affiliates that operate and hold interests in two central Alberta fields it believes have large remaining light oil recovery potential.
  • 01/11/2005 -- Canyon Express gas flow halted by leak
    Gas production from the deepwater Canyon Express system off Louisiana has been shut in since December due to a leak in the methanol delivery system, reported Pioneer Natural Resources Co.
  • 03/01/2005 -- New FPSO due in China's Peng Lai field
    CNOOC Ltd. and ConocoPhillips China Inc. (COPC) have signed a contract with Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding, a subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corp., for a 280,000-dwt floating, production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) vessel hull for the Peng Lai complex of oil fields in China's Bohai Bay.
  • 03/17/2005 -- Petronius flow resumes off Louisiana
    ChevronTexaco's Petronius platform is back on line after 42,000 b/d of crude oil and 65 MMcfd of gas production was shut in due to severe damage from Hurricane Ivan in September.
  • 05/11/2005 -- East Texas Bossier gas play growing to southwest
    Burlington Resources Inc., Houston, said it is producing more than 120 MMcfd of gas from 10 wells and plans a large 2005 drilling program in the Savell field area near the southwestern end of the East Texas Jurassic Bossier sand gas trend.
  • 07/12/2005 -- Imperial files plans for oil sands project
    Imperial Oil Ltd. filed applications July 12 with the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board and Alberta Environment officials for development of the joint-venture Kearl Oil Sands Project.
  • 07/18/2005 -- BP's Thunder Horse platform nearly trim
    The Thunder Horse semisubmersible platform's decking was 46 ft out of the water as of July 17, and its angle of list had been reduced to 5°, BP PLC said, adding that crews continued to work toward achieving normal trim.
  • 07/22/2005 -- Phu Horm gas deliveries to begin in 2006
    A four-company consortium led by Amerada Hess (Thailand) Ltd. has signed an accord to sell natural gas from the onshore Phu Horm gas field in northeastern Thailand to Thailand's PTT Exploration & Production PLC (PTT). Phu Horm is on Block E5N in Udon Thani province.
  • 07/27/2005 -- Kuparuk River output tops 2 billion bbl
    Kuparuk River oil field on Alaska's North Slope produced its 2 billionth bbl of oil July 20, reported ConocoPhillips. Kuparuk, in operation since 1981, is the second largest producing oil field in the US.
  • 08/09/2005 -- ATP retrofits semi to produce Gomez field
    ATP Oil & Gas Corp., Houston, will use a retrofitted Rowan Midland semisubmersible to handle production from Gomez oil and gas field, on Mississippi Canyon Block 711 in the western Gulf of Mexico.
  • 08/23/2005 -- Chad-Cameroon oil production behind design
    Production from the Chad-Cameroon export project has settled at 180,000 b/d, compared with a project design level of 225,000 b/d, said operator Esso Exploration & Production Chad Inc.

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