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  • 02/04/2005 -- 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.
  • 02/07/2005 -- 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.
  • 02/08/2005 -- 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.
  • 02/08/2005 -- 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).
  • 02/09/2005 -- 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."
  • 02/09/2005 -- 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).
  • 02/11/2005 -- 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.
  • 02/11/2005 -- US drilling continues at high levels
    US drilling activity jumped by 32 units to 1,280 rotary rigs working, Baker Hughes Inc. reported Feb. 11. That's up from 1,111 rigs drilling during the same period a year ago.
  • 02/11/2005 -- BA Energy awards tar sands upgrader contract
    BA Energy Inc. awarded a contract to a Canadian subsidiary of Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., Pasadena, Calif., to perform front-end and detail engineering, procurement, and construction management services for Phase I of its grassroots Heartland Upgrader Project in Fort Saskatchewan, Alta.
  • 02/17/2005 -- Mutineer-Exeter reserves revised, production sped
    Santos Ltd., Adelaide, has revised downward the Mutineer-Exeter oil fields' proved and probable reserves to 61 million bbl vs. the 101 million bbl previously reported.
  • 02/18/2005 -- US rig count near 19-year high
    US drilling activity continued to climb, up by 15 units to 1,295 rotary rigs at work, Baker Hughes Inc. reported Feb. 18. That's up from 1,114 during the same period a year ago and the highest weekly rig count since late February 1986 when the count was at 1,308 and falling.
  • 02/22/2005 -- Ecuador generator to buy more Peru offshore gas
    BPZ Energy Inc., Houston, signed a third agreement to sell gas produced from fields off Peru to electricity generating concerns in Ecuador and Peru.
  • 02/25/2005 -- US drilling dips but remains seasonally strong
    US drilling activity dipped slightly, down by 14 rotary rigs to 1,281 units working, Baker Hughes Inc. reported. That's up from 1,134 a year ago and still in the highest range for February since 1986.
  • 03/01/2005 -- Townsville gets Queensland coal gas
    A 50-50 combine of CH4 Gas Ltd., Brisbane, and BHP Billiton Ltd.'s coal unit began contract deliveries of gas last month from the $61 million Moranbah project in central coastal Queensland to Townsville 965 km northwest of Brisbane.
  • 03/01/2005 -- P-48 begins production in Campos basin
    State-run Petróleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) began production Feb. 28 from its P-48 platform in deepwater Caratinga field in the Campos basin off Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil.
  • 03/01/2005 -- GlobalSantaFe gets semi, awaits another
    GlobalSantaFe Corp. has taken delivery of the new Development Driller II ultradeepwater semisubmersible rig in Singapore. The rig will begin sea trials in the Gulf of Mexico in late May and will start a 3-year contract with BP PLC for the Atlantis project in July.
  • 03/01/2005 -- PTTEP develops Shams, sells gas to Oman
    Thailand's state-owned PTT Exploration & Production PLC (PTTEP) plans to invest $50 million this year to further develop Shams field on Block 44 in Oman, including the drilling of two more development wells.
  • 03/02/2005 -- Sanha condensate flow starts off Angola
    ChevronTexaco Corp.'s Angolan subsidiary Cabinda Gulf Oil Co. Ltd. has started condensate production from Sanha field on the Block 0 concession off Malongo, Cabinda province, Angola.
  • 03/04/2005 -- Land activity leads drilling rebound
    US drilling activity rebounded up by 9 units from the previous week to 1,290 rotary rigs working this week, Baker Hughes Inc. reported Mar. 4.
  • 03/10/2005 -- Inert gas injection set in Athabasca oil sands
    Paramount Resources Ltd., Calgary, is evaluating a technology fix to replace pressure dissipated when gas associated with potentially recoverable bitumen is produced from the Athabasca oil sands of northeastern Alberta.

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