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  • 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 -- 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.
  • 08/12/2005 -- 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.
  • 08/15/2005 -- 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.
  • 08/15/2005 -- 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.
  • 08/16/2005 -- 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.
  • 08/16/2005 -- 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.
  • 08/17/2005 -- IFC finances Argentine drilling, waterfloods
    International Finance Corp. signed a $250 million loan for the Argentine unit of Pan American Energy LLC to finance drilling and waterflood projects in southern Argentina's Golfo San Jorge basin.
  • 08/18/2005 -- Facilities under way for Falcon basin gas
    PetroFalcon Corp., Carpinteria, Calif., said its Vinccler Oil & Gas CA subsidiary is building production and processing facilities capable of handling 20 MMcfd of gas and 5,000 b/d of oil at La Vela field in northern Venezuela's Falcon basin.
  • 08/18/2005 -- Husky nears start of White Rose field oil production
    Husky Energy Inc., Calgary, plans to start production in the fourth quarter from White Rose oil field in the Grand Banks region off Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • 08/19/2005 -- Baobab oil field off Ivory Coast comes on stream
    Canadian Natural Resources Ltd., Calgary, said Baobab oil field in Block CI-40 off the Ivory Coast was brought on stream on Aug. 9 with production of 48,000 b/d.
  • 08/24/2005 -- Petrobras to finish deep Santos basin well
    Brazil's Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) said it soon will conclude the drilling of a deep well in the central-north section of Block BM-S-10 in the Santos basin off Brazil.
  • 08/25/2005 -- Wood Group to operate compression platform
    A joint venture in Mexico let a contract to a subsidiary of John Wood Group PLC, London, to provide operations and maintenance services for the Akal GC compression platform in the Bay of Campeche through October 2006.
  • 08/25/2005 -- Tullow reports first gas from Munro field
    Tullow Oil PLC has begun natural gas production from Munro field in the southern UK North Sea.
  • 08/26/2005 -- Thailand in talks for Myanmar Block A1 gas
    Thailand has become another potential market for natural gas from Bay of Bengal Block A1 discoveries off Myanmar (OGJ Online, May 18, 2005).
  • 08/30/2005 -- First gas due from gulf's South Padre area
    The first discoveries in the South Padre Island federal planning area in the western Gulf of Mexico are to start producing natural gas by yearend.
  • 08/30/2005 -- Mumbai High North field output recovering
    India's state-owned Oil & Natural Gas Corp. has restored 60% of the production at Mumbai High North (MHN) oil and gas field and hopes to reach "near-normal" production by the second quarter 2006, ONGC Chairman Subir Raha said.
  • 09/02/2005 -- US drilling increases despite Katrina
    Total US drilling activity continued to climb this week, although offshore operations took a hit from Hurricane Katrina, Baker Hughes Inc. reported Sept. 2.
  • 09/09/2005 -- Petrobras lets contract for umbilicals
    Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) has let contracts to Oceaneering Multiflex, a division of Oceaneering International Inc., Houston, to supply 178 km total of umbilicals for Marlin East, Roncador Phase 2, Manati, and Golfinho fields off Brazil.
  • 09/13/2005 -- Enterprise set for Cooper basin gas flow
    Enterprise Energy NL, Adelaide, has joined the list of natural gas producers in the Cooper basin of South Australia with the signing of its first sales agreement from the region.

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