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Drilling Production 2006 P

  • 10/02/2006 -- Mariner resumes Gulf of Mexico production
    Mariner Energy Inc., Houston, has restarted production at Ochre and Pluto gas fields in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.
  • 10/02/2006 -- Adma-Opco lets single-order contract for offshore platform
    Adma-Opco, a unit of Abu Dhabi National Oil Co., has awarded a $1.6 billion contract to Hyundai Heavy Industries for construction of offshore oil and gas production facilities for Adma-Opco's Umm Shaif project.
  • 10/03/2006 -- Companies sign MOU for Gjoa topsides
    Statoil ASA has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Aker Kvaerner for the fabrication and mating of the topsides of the semisubmersible platform planned for Gjøa oil and gas field in the Norwegian North Sea (OGJ Online, Aug. 24, 2006).
  • 10/04/2006 -- Petro-Canada brings North Sea field on line
    Petro-Canada has begun oil production from De Ruyter oil and gas field on Blocks P10a and P11b on the Dutch continental shelf in the southern portion of the North Sea.
  • 10/04/2006 -- Petrobras contracts two newbuild ultradeepwater rigs
    Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) subsidiary Petrobras America Inc., Houston, has contracted two state-of-the-art, ultradeepwater rigs for its drilling operations in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • 10/05/2006 -- ADCO to boost oil production from three fields
    Abu Dhabi Co. for Onshore Oil Operations (ADCO) let a front-end engineering and design contract to Foster Wheeler International Corp. to boost production from three mature oil fields.
  • 10/05/2006 -- Petrofac begins oil production off Malaysia
    Petrofac Malaysia has begun production from Cendor oil field on Block PM304 off Malaysia.
  • 10/05/2006 -- Santos begins Maleo field production off Java
    Santos Ltd., Adelaide, has begun natural gas production from Maleo field off eastern Java under a $550 million deal with Indonesia's state-owned PT Perusahaan Gas Negara (PGN).
  • 10/06/2006 -- US rig numbers drop as Canada drilling rebounds
    The number of rotary rigs drilling in the US continues to decline, falling by 20 rigs from 1,744 to 1,724 the week ended Oct. 6, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.
  • 10/09/2006 -- Heerema to remove North West Hutton platform
    BP PLC has let a contract to Heerema Marine Contractors for the main decommissioning work on its North West Hutton integrated drilling, production processing, and accommodation platform 130 km northeast of the Shetland Islands in the UK North Sea.
  • 10/13/2006 -- FPSO due deepwater field off Angola
    BP PLC is set to install what is being called a super-large floating production, storage, and offloading vessel on deepwater Block 18 in its Greater Plutonio fields off Angola.
  • 10/13/2006 -- Shell's Pohokura gas-condensate field comes on stream
    Shell Exploration New Zealand's $1 billion (NZ) Pohokura gas-condensate field development came of stream this week, initially flowing from three land-based directional wells drilled into the mostly offshore structure.
  • 10/13/2006 -- US drilling rebounds slightly
    US drilling activity rebounded slightly after falling the two previous weeks, with 1,728 rotary rigs working this week, four more than the previous week and up from 1,482 during the same period last year, said Baker Hughes Inc.
  • 10/18/2006 -- Toreador to start gas production off Turkey
    With gas production scheduled to begin in late December, Toreador Resources Corp., Dallas, has entered the final stages of construction of the South Akcakoca subbasin project in the Black Sea off Turkey.
  • 10/19/2006 -- Statoil begins production via new subsea template
    Statoil ASA on Oct. 18 began production from one of the two wells tied in to the subsea K Template recently installed in Norne oil field in the Norwegian Sea.
  • 10/19/2006 -- Contractors work to stem mud flow in East Java
    Santos Ltd. reported that Boots & Coots International Well Control Inc. has started drilling a relief well near the Banja-Panji-1 gas well in Sidoarjo, East Java.
  • 10/20/2006 -- Delays impact Woodside's production off Victoria
    Woodside Petroleum Ltd., Perth, has suffered further delays in it's $1 billion (Aus.) Thylacine-Geographe gas development in the Otway basin off western Victoria and will struggle to meet its production forecast of 72 million bbl this year.
  • 10/24/2006 -- East Azeri oil production starts early
    The East Azeri (EA) platform in the Caspian Sea off Azerbaijan has begun oil production 4 months earlier than planned.
  • 10/25/2006 -- Pestsovaya gas-condensate field hits full production
    Full gas production of 27.5 billion cu m/year has been achieved on schedule in the Pestsovaya area of the Urengoyskoye gas-condensate field in Russia, OAO Gazprom, the field's operator, said.
  • 10/27/2006 -- Statoil resumes production from Snorre A, Vigdis
    Oil and gas production resumed this week from the Statoil ASA-operated Snorre A platform and Vigdis field following an Oct. 13 shut-in due to insufficient lifeboat capacity on the Snorre A installation, from which Vigdis oil is processed.

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