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Drilling Production 2005 P6

  • 08/16/2005 -- Statoil drilling 10,000-m well to North Sea satellite
    Statoil ASA is drilling what could become one of the longest penetrations on record to develop a Gullfaks field satellite in the North Sea off Norway.
  • 08/16/2005 -- Stena Drilling orders ultradeepwater drillship
    Stena Drilling Ltd., Aberdeen, has placed an order with Samsung Heavy Industries Co. Ltd., South Korea, for the construction of a $600 million drillship. The dynamically positioned Stena Drill Max, which will have six propellers, will displace 105,822 tons.
  • 08/15/2005 -- Pearl to install two more Jasmine platforms
    Pearl Energy Ltd., Singapore, plans to install two additional production platforms and associated pipelines for Jasmine oil field, Block B 5/27, Gulf of Thailand.
  • 08/15/2005 -- Malaysia's South Angsi oil field on stream
    Talisman Malaysia Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Talisman Energy Inc., Calgary, reported first oil production Aug. 14 from South Angsi field on Block PM-305 off Malaysia.
  • 08/12/2005 -- Drilling slips in US, rises in Canada
    US drilling activity slipped from a 19-year high this week, down by 7 rotary rigs to 1,429 working, Baker Hughes Inc. reported Aug. 12. That compares with 1,232 rigs working in the same period a year ago.
  • 08/09/2005 -- Veslefrikk, Huldra back on stream
    Statoil ASA resumed normal production of 35,000 b/d of oil Aug. 8 from Veslefrikk oil field in the North Sea.
  • 08/09/2005 -- Repsol YPF buys fields off Trinidad and Tobago
    Repsol YPF SA has acquired Teak, Samaan, and Poui oil fields and the undeveloped Onyx gas-condensate discovery in shallow water off southeastern Trinidad for $229 million and will invest $500 million there through 2025.
  • 08/09/2005 -- Samsung to build two semisubmersible rigs
    Norway's Eastern Drilling ASA has let a contract to Samsung Heavy Industries, Seoul, to build two $465 million semisubmersible drilling rigs.
  • 08/05/2005 -- North American drilling continues to climb
    US drilling activity continued to increase this week to a 19-year high of 1,436 rotary rigs, up by 24 from the previous week and exceeding the 1,235 units that were working at the same time a year ago, said Baker Hughes Inc. on Aug. 5.
  • 08/04/2005 -- Production remains stalled from Statoil's Veslefrikk field
    Production from Statoil ASA's Veslefrikk oil field in the Norwegian North Sea could remain shut in for as long as 2 weeks for work on lifeboats on two platforms.
  • 08/04/2005 -- Etame ET-6H well on stream off Gabon
    A consortium led by Vaalco Energy Inc., Houston, has started up the Etame ET-6H well off southern Gabon and tied it in to Etame oil field's floating production, storage, and offloading vessel.
  • 08/03/2005 -- Korea National Oil to assist Iraqi drilling
    South Korea's state-run Korea National Oil Corp. (KNOC) signed a memorandum of understanding with the Iraqi government to provide technological support for oil development.
  • 07/29/2005 -- US drilling activity continues to gain
    US drilling activity continued to increase this week, inching up by 2 rotary rigs to 1,412 working, up from 1,229 rigs a year ago, said Baker Hughes Inc. on July 29.
  • 07/28/2005 -- India's Mumbai High platform lost in collision, fire
    India's state Oil & Gas Natural Gas Corp. reported a support vessel lost control and collided with the Mumbai High North processing platform July 27, resulting in a fire that destroyed both the support vessel and the platform and killed at least 10 workers.
  • 07/27/2005 -- Petrobras signs letters for Modec floaters
    Brazil's state-owned Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) signed letters of intent with Modec Inc., Houston, to supply both a floating production, storage, and offloading platform and a floating storage, and offloading vessel in the Campos basin.
  • 07/26/2005 -- Petrobras charters second Golfinho FPSO
    State-owned Petróleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) announced plans to charter a floating, production, storage, and offloading platform (FPSO) for Module II development of Golfinho oil field in Espírito Santo basin off Brazil.
  • 07/22/2005 -- Canada-US drilling activity continues surge
    Rotary rig activity in Canada and the US continued to surge this week with the addition of 34 active rigs, reported Baker Hughes Inc. July 22. Canada showed the greatest increase, with a net gain of 28 active units, for a total of 521 working. The US gained 6 units to 1,410.
  • 07/22/2005 -- MMS issues rule on floating platforms
    The US Minerals Management Service issued a final rule July 19 that streamlines permitting for floating platforms and incorporates industry standards for floating production systems into MMS regulations.
  • 07/21/2005 -- Teikoku won't rush E. China Sea drilling
    Drilling in a disputed area of the East China Sea could be too dangerous for employees of Teikoku Oil Co. Ltd. despite a go-ahead from the Japanese government last week, according to the firm's president.
  • 07/20/2005 -- Elf Nigeria awarded license off Nigeria
    Elf Petroleum Nigeria Ltd. has signed a production-sharing contract with Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. for Oil Prospecting License 223 off southeast Nigeria.

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