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Drilling Production 2005 P

  • 06/10/2005 -- Pearl brings wells on stream off Thailand
    Pearl Energy Ltd., Singapore, has brought on stream three wells in Jasmine oil field on Gulf of Thailand Block B 5/27.
  • 06/14/2005 -- Shell lets 'smart' well contract off Brunei
    Brunei Shell Petroleum Co. Sdn. Bhd. (BSP), a joint venture of the Brunei government and Royal Dutch/Shell, has awarded a 5-year contract to WellDynamics, The Woodlands, Tex., to provide intelligent well completions for the Champion West Phase III oil and gas development off Brunei.
  • 06/15/2005 -- FMC, Petro-Canada sign subsea systems deal
    FMC Technologies Inc. has signed an agreement with Petro-Canada for a subsea systems frame for developments off the East Coast of Canada.
  • 06/16/2005 -- Empire signs agreement for Rough Range oil
    Empire Oil & Gas NL, Perth, signed a 5-year crude supply agreement with BP PLC's Kwinana, Western Australia, refinery for oil due on stream from historic Rough Range oil field.
  • 06/20/2005 -- Suspension off Venezuela slows unitization
    -- The decision by Statoil ASA to suspend drilling on Block 4 off Venezuela will slow moves to unitize the block with BP Trinidad & Tobago LLC-Repsol YPF SA Block 5B, according to Shelagh de Osuna, ambassador and the head of Trinidad and Tobago's negotiating team.
  • 06/21/2005 -- Statoil resumes oil flow from Lufeng field
    Statoil ASA resumed production from Lufeng oil field off China in the South China Sea.
  • 06/21/2005 -- ESAI sees limited US gas production growth
    US gas production will have limited growth for 10 years because any new output only will offset declines from aging fields, said a recent report from Energy Security Analysis Inc., Boston.
  • 06/22/2005 -- Upgrader planned for Sawn Lake heavy oil
    Surge Global Energy Inc., San Diego, and technology development company Genoil Inc., Calgary, Alta., signed a letter of intent to jointly build a 10,000 b/d heavy-oil upgrader for Surge's Sawn Lake heavy oil development in the Western Canadian Sedimentary basin of Alberta.
  • 06/22/2005 -- BLM sets conditions for US oil shale work
    The US Bureau of Land Management announced terms and conditions for oil shale research, development, and demonstration on federal land.
  • 06/23/2005 -- Jack ups allowed seasonally on Grand Banks
    Jack ups are now allowed to drill on the Grand Banks off Newfoundland and Labrador at certain times of the year, said the Canada-Newfoundland Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board.
  • 06/23/2005 -- Transocean awarded five rigs in Brazil
    Petroleo Brasileiro SA has approved contract awards totaling $985 million, excluding bonuses, to Transocean Inc. for five rigs in Brazil.
  • 06/23/2005 -- Pict oil field in UK brought on stream
    Petro-Canada, 100% owner and operator of Pict field on Block 21/23b in the UK Central North Sea, reported that crude oil production from the field started June 19.
  • 06/24/2005 -- US drilling activity at 19-year high
    US drilling activity continued to climb this week, reaching 1,370 rotary rigs working, up by 12 units. The count marks the highest weekly rig count since late February 1986 when 1,376 rigs were employed, said Baker Hughes Inc. That compares with 1,176 rigs working at this time a year ago.
  • 06/27/2005 -- Blowout destroys another rig at Chhatak, Bangladesh
    A second gas blowout this year has destroyed a second drilling rig at Chhatak field in northeastern Bangladesh.
  • 06/28/2005 -- Carina-Aries fields on stream off Argentina
    Total Austral SA began production June 24 from Carina-Aries gas fields on Block CMA-1 off Tierra del Fuego—the largest offshore hydrocarbons recovery project in Argentina.
  • 06/29/2005 -- Husky's new FPSO ready for White Rose field
    Husky Energy Inc., Calgary, is preparing to move its SeaRose floating production, storage, and offloading vessel at the Cow Head Fabrication Facility in Marystown, Newf., to White Rose oil field on the Grand Banks.
  • 06/29/2005 -- Paladin starts production at Brechin field
    Paladin Resources PLC has begun oil production at an initial rate of more than 8,000 b/d from Brechin field close to the Montrose, Arbroath, and Arkwright (MonArb) field complex in the UK.
  • 07/01/2005 -- Pride signs semisubmersible contracts in Brazil
    Pride International Inc., Houston, has signed two 5-year contracts totaling $600 million with Petroleo Brasileiro SA to operate four Amethyst-class deepwater semisubmersibles off Brazil.
  • 07/01/2005 -- Canadian rig count adds 91 rigs; US count unchanged
    Canada's rig count shot up by 91 rigs to 348 rotary rigs working this week. That compares with 397 rigs working at this time a year ago. Canada's rig count increase accounted for the 91-rig climb in all of North America to 1,718 rigs working, said Baker Hughes Inc.
  • 07/06/2005 -- PTTEP revives Nang Nuan flow off Thailand
    PTT Exploration & Production PLC of Thailand has revived oil production from Nang Nuan field in the Gulf of Thailand with an initial flow rate of 3,100 b/d.

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