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  • 09/13/2005 -- Contract let for monohull production vessel
    Sevan Marine has let a contract to a unit of John Wood Group PLC for the operation and management of the Sevan Stabilized Platform (SSP) Piranema, a floating production, storage, and offloading vessel. The FPSO will be operated for Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) in Piranema oil field off northeastern Brazil. The 5-year, extendable contract is valued at $7 million/year.
  • 09/20/2005 -- Victoria Petroleum tests Ventura well
    Victoria Petroleum NL, Perth, began flowing its Ventura-1 oil discovery at 165 b/d in the South Australian Eromanga basin.
  • 09/21/2005 -- Chinguetti development ahead of schedule
    Development of Chinguetti oil field off Mauritania, where the government recently changed in a bloodless coup, is ahead of schedule but will cost slightly more than earlier estimated, reports operator Woodside Petroleum (Pty.) Ltd.
  • 09/21/2005 -- Compass Energy buys production semi
    Compass Energy Group, an offshore engineering firm based in Singapore, purchased on speculation the semisubmersible production unit Petrobras XXIV to use for fast-track field development and offshore accommodation projects.
  • 09/28/2005 -- Restart operations suspended at El Bibane
    Workover operations to restart production from El Bibane field off Tunisia have been unsuccessful, said Candax Energy Inc., Toronto. Operations are being suspended and equipment demobilized.
  • 09/28/2005 -- Suncor completes upgrader repairs
    Suncor Energy Inc., Calgary, has restarted its 225,000 b/d oil sands upgrader that was damaged by fire in January.
  • 09/28/2005 -- NEB examines growing Canadian oil production
    Canadian oil activity is picking up in response to higher oil prices, although the oil-related activity has been overshadowed by gas drilling in Western Canada, the National Energy Board (NEB) said in a recent report.
  • 09/29/2005 -- On-site Gulf of Suez FPSO repair completed
    Zaafarana Oil Co. maintained oil production from Zaafarana field in the Gulf of Suez off Egypt during a recent on-station repair to the field's 120,000 dwt Al Zaafarana floating production, storage, and offloading vessel (OGJ Online, Nov. 15, 2001).
  • 10/04/2005 -- Australia seeks CO2 sequestration program
    Australia wants to become a world leader in reducing greenhouse gas emissions through the capture and long-term geological storage of carbon dioxide, according to Ian Macfarlane, Australia's Minister for Industry, Tourism, and Resources.
  • 10/06/2005 -- PTTEP lets contract for Arthit platform
    Thailand's PTT Exploration & Production PLC (PTTEP) let a $110 million contract to J. Ray McDermott SA for installation of a processing platform for Arthit gas field in the Gulf of Thailand.
  • 10/06/2005 -- Ex-Im Bank supports exports to Pemex
    The Export-Import Bank has approved three long-term loan guarantees totaling $1 billion to support US exports of equipment and services to Petroleos Mexicanos.
  • 10/06/2005 -- Suncor completes Alberta upgrader expansion
    Suncor Energy Inc., Calgary, has commissioned an expansion of its oil sands upgrading operation at Fort McMurray, Alta., increasing production capacity to 260,000 b/d of upgraded crude oil from 225,000 b/d.
  • 10/06/2005 -- Attempt to set structure off Turkey fails
    Toreador Resources Corp., Dallas, reported an unsuccessful attempt to set a protective production structure for the recently completed Ayazli 2 and 3 gas wells in the South Akcakoca subbasin in the Black Sea off Turkey (OGJ Online, Aug. 18, 2005).
  • 10/07/2005 -- Northern Alberta Foothills gas flow planned
    Talisman Energy Inc., Calgary, plans to bring on production of more than 35 MMcfd of sales gas net to its interests in the northern Alberta Foothills during the next 14 months.
  • 10/07/2005 -- Rig counts down by 2 in US, 60 in Canada
    US drilling activity slipped this week by 2 units to 1,481 rotary rigs working, Baker Hughes Inc. reported. That compares with 1,230 rotary rigs working in the same period a year ago.
  • 10/10/2005 -- Cost estimate raised for Syncrude expansion
    Canadian Oil Sands Trust, which holds a 35.49% working interest in Syncrude Joint Venture, increased its cost estimate for third-phase expansion of Syncrude Canada Ltd.'s oil sands plant in Fort McMurray, Alta.
  • 10/11/2005 -- Statoil extends rig contract for Tampen work
    Statoil ASA has secured a 1-year contract extension for the Transocean Leader semisubmersible for exploration and production drilling in the Tampen area of the Norwegian North Sea.
  • 10/14/2005 -- Sleipner production halts due to gas leak
    Statoil ASA suspended production of 45 million cu m/day of gas and 95,000 b/d of condensate from Sleipner East and West fields in the Norwegian North Sea.
  • 10/14/2005 -- US rig count static at 1,482
    US drilling activity was essentially static for the third consecutive week with 1,482 rotary rigs working, 1 more than the previous week and up from 1,225 during the same period last year, said Baker Hughes Inc.
  • 10/18/2005 -- Production resumes from Sleipner East field
    Statoil ASA has resumed full production of 22 million cu m/day of gas and 40,000 b/d of condensate from Sleipner East field in the Norwegian North Sea.

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