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Drilling Production 2006 P

  • 08/15/2006 -- Thailand, Cambodia still torn over gulf claims
    Thailand and Cambodia have failed to resolve their disagreement about terms of production sharing from their overlapping territorial claims in the Gulf of Thailand.
  • 08/18/2006 -- US drilling increases to new high
    US drilling increased to a new high for this year, up by 34 rotary rigs to 1,762 working, said officials at Baker Hughes Inc.
  • 08/18/2006 -- Teikoku to boost its Venezuela gas production
    Japan's Teikoku Oil Co. plans a 50% increase of production at its Venezuelan natural gas fields by 2008, with the entire increase to be sold on the local market.
  • 08/21/2006 -- TX Holdings brings wells into production
    TX Holdings Inc, Miami Beach, Fla., reported that it intends to bring marginal wells in Texas into full production, expending private placement funds for recompletions and workovers of the Louie Williams, Parks, and Contract Area 1 leases, primarily in Eastland and Callahan counties, Tex.
  • 08/22/2006 -- Husky completes Tucker oil sands project
    Husky Energy Inc., Calgary, reported that construction on the Tucker oil sands project, which began in late 2004, has been completed.
  • 08/23/2006 -- Statoil to study Snøhvit oil production
    Statoil ASA and partners plan to conduct feasibility studies on Snøhvit field in the Barents Sea to assess commerciality of Snøhvit oil production and options for development.
  • 08/23/2006 -- Michigan reef due portable N-CO2 flood
    A startup service company plans to inject a mixture of nitrogen and carbon dioxide to improve oil recovery from a southern Michigan reef.
  • 08/25/2006 -- Index brings Louisiana well on stream
    Index Oil & Gas Inc., Houston, said the Walker well in Louisiana is on stream with initial gross production of 200 b/d of oil and 175 Mcfd of associated gas.
  • 08/25/2006 -- US rig count falls
    US drilling dipped again, down by 6 rotary rigs with 1,756 working, as the industry continued its latest pattern of two steps forward and one step back, said Baker Hughes Inc. That compares with 1,444 rigs working in the same period last year.
  • 08/29/2006 -- BLM seeks comments on key oil shale leasing components
    The US Bureau of Land Management took another step toward issuing commercial oil shale leases with an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) on Aug. 25 to support such a program.
  • 08/29/2006 -- Enbridge lets oil sands pipeline contract
    Enbridge Inc., Calgary, let a contract to AMEC PLC for program and project management, engineering, and procurement services for the Southern Access and Southern Lights pipeline projects, slated for service in early 2009.
  • 08/29/2006 -- Patterson-UTI to build 15 land rigs
    Patterson-UTI Energy Inc., a drilling contractor based in Snyder, Tex., agreed to buy $100 million of rig components from National Oilwell Varco Inc. to build 15 land drilling rigs in 2007.
  • 08/30/2006 -- Prudhoe Bay field production back to 200,000 b/d
    BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc. said on Aug. 29 that Prudhoe Bay field production was restored to more than 200,000 b/d after a temporary shut-down of Gathering Center 2 to make mechanical repairs to a gas compressor.
  • 08/31/2006 -- DNO starts well, accelerates work in Yemen
    DNO ASA, Oslo, has placed a sidetrack well on production in Tasour oil field in Yemen and expanded its 2006 drilling program for nearby Godah oil field.
  • 09/01/2006 -- Foothills Resources tests California well
    Foothills Resources Inc. is testing its Foothills California Christiansen 3-15 well in Grizzly Bluff gas field in the Eel River basin in Humboldt County, Calif.
  • 09/01/2006 -- Eternal eyes drilling via Zavanna purchase
    Eternal Energy Corp., Littleton, Colo., might drill as many as eight wells within 18 months on acreage in Alberta it would acquire by buying the Canadian subsidiary of Zavanna LLC, Denver.
  • 09/01/2006 -- Firms push Midcontinent heavy-oil projects
    Several independent producers are attempting to establish shallow, heavy-oil recovery projects in South Texas, Missouri, and Kansas.
  • 09/05/2006 -- US drilling continues to slip
    US drilling activity continued to slip in the week ended Sept. 1, with 1,732 rotary rigs working, 24 less than the previous week but up from 1,447 a year ago, said Baker Hughes Inc.
  • 09/05/2006 -- Thailand's PTT boosts Yadana gas purchases
    Thailand's PTT PLC has raised its purchases of natural gas from Yadana and nearby gas fields in Myanmar's Gulf of Martaban to 565 MMcfd from 525 MMcfd.
  • 09/05/2006 -- Terra Nova FPSO to resume flow in October
    Petro-Canada expects to resume production in October from Terra Nova oil field off Newfoundland and Labrador after maintenance work that began in May.

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