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Drilling Production 2005 P9

  • 05/04/2005 -- Statoil to improve recovery at Norne field
    Statoil ASA will invest 800 million kroner to install a new subsea template and drill two wells to recover an extra 10 million bbl of oil from its Norne field in the Norwegian Sea.
  • 05/04/2005 -- Drilling resumes at Statoil's Guovca prospect in Barents Sea
    Statoil ASA has resumed drilling a wildcat on its Guovca prospect in the Barents Sea after a 3-week halt due to a leak of about 1 cu m of hydraulic oil on Apr. 12. The well was initially expected to be complete by May 1 (OGJ Online, Apr. 7, 2005).
  • 05/04/2005 -- OTC: Aging UK wells have structural integrity problems
    Some 83% of the operators of more than 6,000 offshore wells on the UK continental shelf (UKCS) are experiencing structural integrity problems with aging wells, said officials of UWG Ltd., a unit of Acteon Group Ltd., Norwich, UK, at a press conference at the Offshore Technology Conference.
  • 05/03/2005 -- Stripper Well Consortium cites technologies
    Six new technologies developed to boost oil and gas production from stripper wells have been commercialized or are near commercialization, reported the Stripper Well Consortium, Washington, DC.
  • 04/29/2005 -- US drilling down for second consecutive week
    US drilling activity dipped again for the second consecutive week, down by 18 units with 1,325 rotary rigs working, up from 1,161 a year ago, said Baker Hughes Inc. on Apr. 29.
  • 04/28/2005 -- Kuwait lets facilities upgrade contract
    Kuwait Oil Co. (KOC) has awarded a $680 million contract to Aberdeen-based oil services company Petrofac Ltd. to expand KOC's oil production capacity and implement safety and operational upgrades to its oil and gas facilities.
  • 04/26/2005 -- BP drills first pentalateral well in Alaska
    BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc. has drilled the first pentalateral well at Orion, a satellite oil field in the western Prudhoe Bay area on Alaska's North Slope.
  • 04/22/2005 -- North America rig numbers drop slightly
    Total drilling activity in North America dropped slightly but remained high the week ended Apr. 22, with 1,502 rotary rigs working, reported Baker Hughes, Houston. That represents 226 more rigs working this week than at the same time last year but 6 less than last week.
  • 04/21/2005 -- Contract let for Agbami field subsea trees
    ChevronTexaco Corp. affiliate Star Deep Water Petroleum Ltd. has let a $276-million contract to FMC Technologies Inc. for subsea systems for Agbami oil field, 70 miles off Nigeria in 4,200-5,400 ft of water in the central Niger Delta area.
  • 04/20/2005 -- Large US potential seen for CO2 EOR
    The latest technology for enhanced oil recovery by injection of carbon dioxide holds the potential to recover 43 billion bbl of oil "stranded" in six mature US producing regions, says a study conducted for the Department of Energy.
  • 04/15/2005 -- US drilling rebounds to new high
    US drilling activity rebounded to a new 19-year high with 1,348 rotary rigs working this week, 21 more than the previous week and up from 1,150 during the same time last year.
  • 04/11/2005 -- DSME let subcontract to KBR for topside work
    Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd. (DSME) let a contract to KBR to provide engineering design and procurement services for the topsides of a floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) vessel for ChevronTexaco's Agbami field off Nigeria.
  • 04/07/2005 -- Statoil spuds Barents Sea wildcat
    Ocean Rig's Eirik Raude semisubmersible spudded a wildcat Apr. 2 for Statoil ASA on the Guovca prospect in the Barents Sea.
  • 04/07/2005 -- Statoil to extend Huldra production life
    In a 600 million-kroner project to improve Huldra gas field recovery and extend field life by 5 years, Statoil ASA has awarded a 320 million- kroner turnkey contract to Vetco Aibel to prepare a module and platform for a compressor to be installed on the North Sea platform.
  • 04/07/2005 -- Group eyes heavy-oil reservoir simulation
    ChevronTexaco Corp., Total SA, and Schlumberger Ltd. have formed a joint initiative to research and develop heavy oil thermal reservoir simulation technology.
  • 04/01/2005 -- CO2 pilot starts at Pembina Cardium
    Penn West Petroleum Ltd. has started an enhanced oil recovery pilot project at Pembina Cardium field near Drayton Valley, Alta.
  • 04/01/2005 -- US drilling activity dips by two rigs
    US drilling dipped by 2 rotary rigs to 1,329 active units, Baker Hughes Inc. reported Apr. 1. That compared with 1,160 units working during the same period a year ago.
  • 03/31/2005 -- Santos starts Mutineer-Exeter production
    Santos Ltd., Adelaide, has begun production from the Mutineer-Exeter oil fields off northwestern Australia.
  • 03/29/2005 -- Kuwait lets major maintenance contract
    Kuwait Oil Co. has let a $125 million maintenance contract to Petrofac, an international oil services company, to deliver full maintenance services on the north and west areas of Kuwait.
  • 03/24/2005 -- US drilling at 19-year high
    US drilling activity hit a 19-year high this week with 1,331 rotary rigs working, Baker Hughes Inc. reported Mar. 24. That's the highest weekly total since late February 1986.

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