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Drilling Production 2006 P11

  • 05/17/2006 -- Eastern Siberia oil field under development
    Russian independent Urals Energy Public Co. Ltd., Nicosia, Cypress, assumed financial and operating control of Dulisminskoye oil and gas-condensate field in the East Siberian basin in mid-April and has a $26 million development budget for 2006.
  • 05/17/2006 -- Chinguetti oil flow down 40% since start
    Production from Woodside Energy Ltd.'s Chinguetti oil field off Mauritania has fallen 40% since the field came on stream in February (OGJ, Mar. 6, 2006, Newsletter).
  • 05/16/2006 -- El Paso starts up Gulf of Mexico gas wells
    El Paso Exploration & Production Co. has brought online two deep shelf gas wells in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • 05/16/2006 -- CNOOC eyes Panyu 30-1 development drilling
    China National Offshore Oil Corp. expects to begin development drilling in September in Panyu 30-1 gas field in the eastern South China Sea after completion of a platform.
  • 05/16/2006 -- Second Cliff Head well flows off Australia
    Roc Oil (WA) Pty. Ltd., Sydney, has begun oil production from the CH-12H horizontal well in Cliff Head oil field off Western Australia. CH-12H, the second well drilled in the field, was producing 6,800 b/d of oil in mid-May.
  • 05/15/2006 -- White Rose to produce 100,000 b/d at midyear
    Husky Energy Inc., Calgary, on May 9-10 produced a gross 100,000 b/d of 31° gravity oil from White Rose oil field in the Jeanne d'Arc basin off Newfoundland, following the successful completion of a fourth production well.
  • 05/15/2006 -- Production due from field off Turkmenistan
    Turkmenistan President Saparmurat Niyazov has signed a decree authorizing his country's ministry of oil and gas to make an agreement with Petronas Carigali (Turkmenistan) Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia) for production from Dyarbekir oil field 50 km off Turkmenistan.
  • 05/12/2006 -- Offshore work pushes up US drilling
    An increase in offshore drilling triggered a small boost in total US activity with 1,627 rigs working, Baker Hughes Inc. reported May 12.
  • 05/12/2006 -- Bangladesh's Bangora gas find starts up
    A group led by Tullow Oil PLC, Dublin, started gas production on May 9 from Bangora field on Block 9 southeast of Dhaka.
  • 05/10/2006 -- PetroCanada shuts in Terra Nova production
    Petro-Canada has shut in production at the Terra Nova oil field 350 km off Newfoundland and Labrador due to a mechanical failure of the gear box on the starboard main power generator.
  • 05/08/2006 -- Shah Deniz platform installed in Caspian
    BP PLC, operator of Shah Deniz natural gas and condensate field in the Caspian Sea off Azerbaijan, has completed installation of the production platform and associated pipelines 100 km south of Baku.
  • 05/08/2006 -- US drilling activity increases again
    US drilling continued to increase with 1,625 rotary rigs working, 17 more than the previous week and up from 1,324 during the same period a year ago, Baker Hughes Inc. reported May 5.
  • 05/08/2006 -- Syncrude's third-phase expansion on stream
    Canadian Oil Sands Trust said all third-phase expansion units came on stream at Syncrude Canada Ltd.'s oil sands plant in Fort McMurray, Alta., on May 6.
  • 05/04/2006 -- Shortages delay start-up of Thai gas field
    Shortages of materials and supplies will delay start-up of Arthit gas field in the Gulf of Thailand, says PTT Exploration & Production PLC (PTTEP), the operator.
  • 05/03/2006 -- OTC: Russia relying on offshore for future production
    Sakhalin Island currently is the oil and gas growth engine for Russia, which will rely on offshore regions for new production after 2010, according to an OTC speaker.
  • 05/03/2006 -- New flow starts from gas field off China
    CNOOC Ltd. started second-phase production from Dong Fang (DF) 1-1 natural gas field in Bei Bu Gulf in the western South China Sea off China.
  • 05/02/2006 -- Perth basin gets first offshore oil flow
    The offshore Perth basin of Western Australia is producing oil for the first time ever following start-up of Cliff Head field by a group operated by Roc Oil Co. Ltd., Sydney.
  • 05/02/2006 -- Reserves lifted for East African gas field
    Wells in Songo Songo gas field off eastern Tanzania showed a pressure decline of less than 2% in 2005, and analysis permitted a reserves increase despite no new drilling.
  • 05/02/2006 -- Enbridge to expand crude oil pipeline systems
    Enbridge Energy Partners LP, Houston, has approved a 30,000 b/d expansion of its North Dakota crude oil pipeline system.
  • 05/01/2006 -- Imperial fracs three Block 77 wells in Siberia
    Imperial Energy Corp. PLC, London, has fraced three of four wells on Block 77 in Snezhnaya oil field in the Tomsk region of Western Siberia.
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