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Drilling Production 2005 P7

  • 07/20/2005 -- CAPP: Oil sands boosting Canadian production
    Canada's oil sands production, currently exceeding 1 million b/d, is forecast to reach nearly 2.7 million b/d by 2015, according to the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers.
  • 07/18/2005 -- Pan-Ocean starts up two Tsiengui oil wells
    Pan-Ocean Energy Corp., St. Helier, Jersey, UK, has started production from two wells in Tsiengui oil field in Gabon and awaits interpretation of a 50 sq km seismic survey to assist with further development.
  • 07/15/2005 -- Analyst: US needs 850 rigs in 5 years to meet demand
    The US will need 850 more drilling rigs in the next 5 years, said J. Marshall Adkins, Raymond James & Associates Inc.
  • 07/13/2005 -- Sakhalin-1 partners drill 10 Chayvo wells
    Exxon Neftegaz Ltd. (ENL), operator of the Sakhalin-1 project in the Russian Far East, reported it and partners have drilled 10 extended-reach wells out of a total of 30 planned for Chayvo offshore oil and gas field.
  • 07/13/2005 -- Drilling applications up in most states
    Regulators in several states are handling record numbers of drilling applications, reported the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission.
  • 07/07/2005 -- Visund well sets record for length, Statoil says
    Statoil ASA's A-6 natural gas well in Visund oil-gas field on Blocks 34/8 and 34/7, in the Tampen area of the Norwegian North Sea, is the longest well drilled from a floating platform, the company claims.
  • 07/07/2005 -- Maersk to use Gorilla VII in North Sea
    Maersk Oil & Gas AS of Denmark has awarded Rowan Cos. Inc. a 1-year contract for use of the Rowan Gorilla VII jack up in North Sea drilling beginning in August.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 07/01/2005 -- 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 06/28/2005 -- 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.
  • 06/27/2005 -- 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.
  • 06/24/2005 -- 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.
  • 06/23/2005 -- 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.
  • 06/23/2005 -- 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 -- 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.
  • 06/22/2005 -- 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.
  • 06/22/2005 -- 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.

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