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Drilling Production 2005 P5

  • 09/28/2005 -- NEB examines growing Canadian oil production
    Canadian oil activity is picking up in response to higher oil prices, although the oil-related activity has been overshadowed by gas drilling in Western Canada, the National Energy Board (NEB) said in a recent report.
  • 09/28/2005 -- Suncor completes upgrader repairs
    Suncor Energy Inc., Calgary, has restarted its 225,000 b/d oil sands upgrader that was damaged by fire in January.
  • 09/28/2005 -- Restart operations suspended at El Bibane
    Workover operations to restart production from El Bibane field off Tunisia have been unsuccessful, said Candax Energy Inc., Toronto. Operations are being suspended and equipment demobilized.
  • 09/21/2005 -- Compass Energy buys production semi
    Compass Energy Group, an offshore engineering firm based in Singapore, purchased on speculation the semisubmersible production unit Petrobras XXIV to use for fast-track field development and offshore accommodation projects.
  • 09/21/2005 -- Chinguetti development ahead of schedule
    Development of Chinguetti oil field off Mauritania, where the government recently changed in a bloodless coup, is ahead of schedule but will cost slightly more than earlier estimated, reports operator Woodside Petroleum (Pty.) Ltd.
  • 09/20/2005 -- Victoria Petroleum tests Ventura well
    Victoria Petroleum NL, Perth, began flowing its Ventura-1 oil discovery at 165 b/d in the South Australian Eromanga basin.
  • 09/13/2005 -- Contract let for monohull production vessel
    Sevan Marine has let a contract to a unit of John Wood Group PLC for the operation and management of the Sevan Stabilized Platform (SSP) Piranema, a floating production, storage, and offloading vessel. The FPSO will be operated for Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) in Piranema oil field off northeastern Brazil. The 5-year, extendable contract is valued at $7 million/year.
  • 09/13/2005 -- Enterprise set for Cooper basin gas flow
    Enterprise Energy NL, Adelaide, has joined the list of natural gas producers in the Cooper basin of South Australia with the signing of its first sales agreement from the region.
  • 09/09/2005 -- Petrobras lets contract for umbilicals
    Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) has let contracts to Oceaneering Multiflex, a division of Oceaneering International Inc., Houston, to supply 178 km total of umbilicals for Marlin East, Roncador Phase 2, Manati, and Golfinho fields off Brazil.
  • 09/02/2005 -- US drilling increases despite Katrina
    Total US drilling activity continued to climb this week, although offshore operations took a hit from Hurricane Katrina, Baker Hughes Inc. reported Sept. 2.
  • 08/30/2005 -- Mumbai High North field output recovering
    India's state-owned Oil & Natural Gas Corp. has restored 60% of the production at Mumbai High North (MHN) oil and gas field and hopes to reach "near-normal" production by the second quarter 2006, ONGC Chairman Subir Raha said.
  • 08/30/2005 -- First gas due from gulf's South Padre area
    The first discoveries in the South Padre Island federal planning area in the western Gulf of Mexico are to start producing natural gas by yearend.
  • 08/26/2005 -- Thailand in talks for Myanmar Block A1 gas
    Thailand has become another potential market for natural gas from Bay of Bengal Block A1 discoveries off Myanmar (OGJ Online, May 18, 2005).
  • 08/25/2005 -- Tullow reports first gas from Munro field
    Tullow Oil PLC has begun natural gas production from Munro field in the southern UK North Sea.
  • 08/25/2005 -- Wood Group to operate compression platform
    A joint venture in Mexico let a contract to a subsidiary of John Wood Group PLC, London, to provide operations and maintenance services for the Akal GC compression platform in the Bay of Campeche through October 2006.
  • 08/24/2005 -- Petrobras to finish deep Santos basin well
    Brazil's Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) said it soon will conclude the drilling of a deep well in the central-north section of Block BM-S-10 in the Santos basin off Brazil.
  • 08/19/2005 -- Baobab oil field off Ivory Coast comes on stream
    Canadian Natural Resources Ltd., Calgary, said Baobab oil field in Block CI-40 off the Ivory Coast was brought on stream on Aug. 9 with production of 48,000 b/d.
  • 08/18/2005 -- Husky nears start of White Rose field oil production
    Husky Energy Inc., Calgary, plans to start production in the fourth quarter from White Rose oil field in the Grand Banks region off Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • 08/18/2005 -- Facilities under way for Falcon basin gas
    PetroFalcon Corp., Carpinteria, Calif., said its Vinccler Oil & Gas CA subsidiary is building production and processing facilities capable of handling 20 MMcfd of gas and 5,000 b/d of oil at La Vela field in northern Venezuela's Falcon basin.
  • 08/17/2005 -- IFC finances Argentine drilling, waterfloods
    International Finance Corp. signed a $250 million loan for the Argentine unit of Pan American Energy LLC to finance drilling and waterflood projects in southern Argentina's Golfo San Jorge basin.

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