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Drilling Production 2006 P10

  • 06/23/2006 -- Algeria's In Amenas gas project starts up
    BP PLC reported that the In Amenas natural gas project—a joint development with Algeria state-owned Sonatrach and Norway's Statoil ASA—has started production in southeastern Algeria.
  • 06/21/2006 -- Statoil secures jack up for Troll-Sleipner
    Statoil ASA has let a contract to SeaDrill Ltd., Hamilton, Bermuda, for the West Epsilon jack up for exploration and production drilling in the Troll-Sleipner area of the North Sea.
  • 06/20/2006 -- ENSCO rig suffers minor damage off Vietnam
    ENSCO International Inc., Dallas, reported that its ENSCO 107 jack up was damaged while preloading on a drilling site off Vietnam.
  • 06/20/2006 -- Dominion Petroleum signs Tanzanian PSAs
    Dominion Petroleum has entered into three PSAs with Tanzanian Petroleum covering more than 10 million acres in the onshore Mandawa, Kisingire, Lukuliro, and Selous licenses along Tanzania.
  • 06/19/2006 -- CNOOC gas project off Indonesia starts flow
    CNOOC Ltd. and partners have begun production in the first phase of their Southeast Sumatra (SES) Gas Project off Indonesia. The contractual gas delivery rate for Phase I is 55 MMcfd via four wells.
  • 06/16/2006 -- US drilling hits new 20-year high
    The US set a new 20-year high with 1,672 rotary rigs working this week, up by 11 from the previous week and from 1,358 during this same period a year ago, Baker Hughes Inc. reported June 16.
  • 06/15/2006 -- Petrobras P-52 semi topsides mated to hull
    Brazil's Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) reported that its P-52 semisubmersible production platform topsides and hull have been mated at the Keppel Fels Brazil (Brasfels) yard.
  • 06/15/2006 -- Contract let for Sleipner West compressor
    Statoil ASA has let a 700 million kroner contract to Vetco Aibel for installation of a compressor module on the Sleipner B platform to increase gas and condensate production of Sleipner West field on Production Licenses 046 in the Norwegian North Sea.
  • 06/14/2006 -- BPZ Energy to drill three wells off Peru
    BPZ Energy Inc., Houston, plans in late July to spud the first of three wells on Block Z-1 in Corvina gas field off northwestern Peru as part of a gas-to-power project.
  • 06/09/2006 -- US drilling continues slow climb
    US drilling activity continued its slow growth with 1,661 rotary rigs working this week, 4 more than the previous week and up from 1,339 during the same period last year, said Baker Hughes Inc.
  • 06/05/2006 -- Aramco lets contract for four jack ups
    Saudi Aramco has let a contract to GlobalSantaFe Corp. for four jack ups to drill off Saudi Arabia for 4 years.
  • 06/02/2006 -- US rig count increases by 8
    US drilling increased by 8 rotary rigs to 1,657 working this week, up from 1,353 during the same period last year, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.
  • 06/02/2006 -- Syncrude unit repair might take 1-2 months
    Syncrude Canada Ltd. could take 1-2 months to repair a problem associated with odorous emissions at its Mildred Lake oil sands plant north of Fort McMurray, Alta., reported Canadian Oil Sands Trust.
  • 06/01/2006 -- Pemex lets contract for two light platforms
    Fluor Corp. reported that ICA Fluor, its joint venture with Empresas ICA Sociedad Controladora, has received a $24 million contract from Pemex Exploration & Production for the fabrication of two lightweight offshore platforms, May D and Sinan NE, to be installed off Mexico.
  • 05/26/2006 -- US, Canada drilling activity rises
    Drilling activity in the US and Canada continued to rise the week ended May 26, said Baker Hughes Inc., with 68 more rotary rigs working than during the previous week.
  • 05/24/2006 -- Sixth platform starts up in Bohai Bay field
    CNOOC Ltd. has brought on stream Platform A, part of second-phase development of Bo Zhong (BZ) 25-1/25-1S field in southeast Bohai Bay off China.
  • 05/23/2006 -- Indonesian gas disruption forces fuel switch
    A disruption of gas supplies from BP Offshore North West Java (ONWJ) will force Indonesia's state-run power utility PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) to buy diesel for its power plants.
  • 05/23/2006 -- Shell brings Mars production back on line
    Shell Exploration & Production Co. is restarting oil and gas production from its Mars tension leg platform (TLP) on Mississippi Canyon Block 807 in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • 05/18/2006 -- Contract let for Tapti platform work
    The joint venture operating the Tapti gas fields off western India has let contract to Cuel Ltd., Bangkok, for construction of a 2,500-tonne substructure for a process-compression platform; a 1,200-tonne, four-leg jacket with piles; and a flare tower and bridge.
  • 05/18/2006 -- Exmar lets hull contract for deepwater system
    Exmar NV, Antwerp, has signed a letter of intent with Kiewit Offshore Services (USA) for construction of a semisubmersible hull to function as the platform in a proprietary, deepwater floating production system.

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