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Drilling Production 2005 P

  • 04/26/2005 -- BP drills first pentalateral well in Alaska
    BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc. has drilled the first pentalateral well at Orion, a satellite oil field in the western Prudhoe Bay area on Alaska's North Slope.
  • 04/28/2005 -- Kuwait lets facilities upgrade contract
    Kuwait Oil Co. (KOC) has awarded a $680 million contract to Aberdeen-based oil services company Petrofac Ltd. to expand KOC's oil production capacity and implement safety and operational upgrades to its oil and gas facilities.
  • 04/29/2005 -- US drilling down for second consecutive week
    US drilling activity dipped again for the second consecutive week, down by 18 units with 1,325 rotary rigs working, up from 1,161 a year ago, said Baker Hughes Inc. on Apr. 29.
  • 05/03/2005 -- Stripper Well Consortium cites technologies
    Six new technologies developed to boost oil and gas production from stripper wells have been commercialized or are near commercialization, reported the Stripper Well Consortium, Washington, DC.
  • 05/04/2005 -- OTC: Aging UK wells have structural integrity problems
    Some 83% of the operators of more than 6,000 offshore wells on the UK continental shelf (UKCS) are experiencing structural integrity problems with aging wells, said officials of UWG Ltd., a unit of Acteon Group Ltd., Norwich, UK, at a press conference at the Offshore Technology Conference.
  • 05/04/2005 -- Drilling resumes at Statoil's Guovca prospect in Barents Sea
    Statoil ASA has resumed drilling a wildcat on its Guovca prospect in the Barents Sea after a 3-week halt due to a leak of about 1 cu m of hydraulic oil on Apr. 12. The well was initially expected to be complete by May 1 (OGJ Online, Apr. 7, 2005).
  • 05/04/2005 -- Statoil to improve recovery at Norne field
    Statoil ASA will invest 800 million kroner to install a new subsea template and drill two wells to recover an extra 10 million bbl of oil from its Norne field in the Norwegian Sea.
  • 05/11/2005 -- Lukoil starts gas flow at Nakhodkinskoye field
    OAO Lukoil started gas production from Nakhodkinskoye field in northern Tyumen's Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District.
  • 05/17/2005 -- Australia, Timor Leste reach agreement
    Australia and Timor Leste (East Timor) have reached an accord over petroleum production sharing in the controversial Timor Sea boundary demarcation issue between the two countries.
  • 05/20/2005 -- Rig counts increase in US and Canada
    The Baker Hughes Inc. US rig count for the week of May 20 increased by 7 from the prior week to 1,315. It was up 143 from the same week a year earlier.
  • 05/23/2005 -- Total lets subsea systems contract for Akpo
    Total SA has let a $340 million contract to the Cameron division of Cooper Cameron Corp. for subsea production systems for Akpo, Total's 44-well development project off Nigeria.
  • 05/23/2005 -- Uzbekistan oil, condensate output down
    Uzbekistan's state-run Uzneftegaz has reduced production of oil, including gas condensate, by 16.7% to 1.948 million tonnes and natural gas by 1.2% to 20.219 billion cu m in the first quarter of 2005 compared with the same period of 2004.
  • 05/24/2005 -- KOC lets contract for oil field upgrades
    South Korea's SK Engineering & Construction Co. have signed a $1.2 billion contract with Kuwait Oil Co. to upgrade production sites boost Kuwait's oil output capacity.
  • 05/27/2005 -- US drilling at 5-week high
    US drilling activity increased to the highest level in five weeks, up by 16 units with 1,331 rotary rigs at work, said Baker Hughes Inc.
  • 06/03/2005 -- US drilling hits new high for the year
    US drilling activity increased this week to the highest level this year with 1,353 rotary rigs working, up by 22 from the previous week and from 1,168 in the same period last year, said Baker Hughes Inc.
  • 06/03/2005 -- Stratic's Akkaya-1 tests gas off Turkey
    Stratic Energy Corp., Toreador Resources Corp., and Turkish Petroleum Corp. (TPAO) tested natural gas in the Akkaya-1 delineation well in shallow waters of the western Black Sea 5 miles off Turkey.
  • 06/07/2005 -- Statoil stops drilling well off Venezuela
    Statoil has suspended drilling of the Ballena 1-X well on Block 4 in the Plataforma Deltana area off Venezuela for safety reasons.
  • 06/08/2005 -- Rowan seeks new contract for Gorilla VII
    Rowan Cos. Inc. is offering the Gorilla VII jack up for work after receiving notification that Tuscan Energy (Scotland) Ltd., operator of the Ardmore oil field development in the UK North Sea, is insolvent.
  • 06/09/2005 -- Gulfsands gains 100% of Iraq gas project
    Gulfsands Petroleum PLC, Houston, has acquired the remaining 15% interest in the Misan natural gas utilization project in southern Iraq from private Russian firm Ronexim.
  • 06/10/2005 -- US drilling declines from latest high
    US drilling activity dipped this week, falling away from the highest level so far this year by 14 units with 1,339 rotary rigs still working, Baker Hughes Inc. reported June 10.

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