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Drilling Production 2005 P

  • 11/03/2005 -- Kristin field comes on stream off Norway
    The high-pressure, high-temperature Kristin gas and condensate field in the Norwegian Sea has come on stream, reported Total SA, a partner.
  • 10/17/2005 -- BP to double its Wamsutter field gas flow
    BP America Inc. plans to invest as much as $2.2 billion to double production from its acreage in Wamsutter natural gas field to 250 MMscfd by 2010. Wamsutter field is in southwest Wyoming's Green River basin.
  • 01/03/2005 -- US drilling declines in final week of 2004
    US drilling activity dipped slightly in the final week of 2004, down by 14 units with 1,243 rotary rigs still working, Baker Hughes Inc. reported Dec. 31. That was still up sharply from 1,126 active rigs at the same period a year ago.
  • 01/03/2005 -- Kerr-McGee brings James oil field on production in North Sea
    Kerr-McGee North Sea (UK) Ltd., operator of James oil field in the UK North Sea, said the field is now on stream, producing more than 8,000 b/d of oil from a single horizontal well.
  • 01/07/2005 -- US drilling declines by 1 rig
    US drilling activity dipped slightly during the first week of 2005, down by 1 unit with 1,242 rotary rigs working, Baker Hughes Inc. reported Jan. 7.
  • 01/07/2005 -- Total to develop field in Argentina
    Total SA's Argentine arm Total Austral SA, Buenos Aires, plans to spend $100 million this year to develop Aguanda Pichana gas field in Argentina's Neuquen province.
  • 01/07/2005 -- Suncor oil sands fire limits production
    Suncor Energy Inc., Calgary, is investigating a Jan. 4 fire at its Fort McMurray, Alta., oil sands facility that cut production to 110,000 b/d from 225,000 b/d. It was not immediately known when full production might resume.
  • 01/07/2005 -- 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.
  • 01/11/2005 -- 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.
  • 01/14/2005 -- 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.
  • 01/17/2005 -- 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.
  • 01/18/2005 -- 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.
  • 01/18/2005 -- 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.
  • 01/19/2005 -- 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.
  • 01/19/2005 -- 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.
  • 01/20/2005 -- 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.
  • 01/21/2005 -- 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.
  • 01/26/2005 -- 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.
  • 01/28/2005 -- 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.
  • 02/02/2005 -- 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.

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