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  • 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.
  • 07/07/2005 -- 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.
  • 07/13/2005 -- 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.
  • 07/13/2005 -- 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.
  • 07/15/2005 -- 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.
  • 07/18/2005 -- 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.
  • 07/20/2005 -- 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.
  • 07/20/2005 -- 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.
  • 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.
  • 07/22/2005 -- 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.
  • 07/22/2005 -- 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.
  • 07/26/2005 -- 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.
  • 07/27/2005 -- 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.
  • 07/28/2005 -- 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.
  • 07/29/2005 -- 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 08/04/2005 -- 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.
  • 08/05/2005 -- 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.
  • 08/09/2005 -- 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.

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