1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014

Drilling Production 2006 P14

  • 02/27/2006 -- Otway basin CO2 sequestration trial advances
    Australian Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies (CO2CRC), Canberra, has been awarded two production licenses in the onshore Otway basin of western Victoria in which to conduct its first carbon dioxide sequestration trial.
  • 02/24/2006 -- US rig count slips to 1,543
    US drilling slipped to 1,543 rotary rigs working, 2 fewer than the previous week but up from 1,281 during the same period last year, said Baker Hughes Inc.
  • 02/23/2006 -- Saudi Aramco lets contracts for land rigs
    Saudi Aramco has let four drilling contracts to Al-Rushaid Parker Drilling LLC, a new 50-50 joint venture of Parker Drilling Co., Houston, and Abdullah Rasheed Al-Rushaid Co. for Drilling Oil & Gas Ltd.
  • 02/22/2006 -- Petrobras seeks bids on deepwater rigs
    Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) announced two competitive rounds for contracts for deepwater drilling rigs.
  • 02/17/2006 -- US drilling continues to grow
    US drilling continued to expand with 1,545 rotary rigs working, 13 more than the previous week and up from 1,295 a year ago, Baker Hughes reported Feb. 17.
  • 02/17/2006 -- Petrobras starts Golfinho test production
    Brazil's state-owned Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) reported that the Seillean floating production, storage, and offloading vessel has begun operations in Golfinho field in the Espírito Santo basin. Production from the field, which is in a test phase to evaluate reservoir behavior, is currently 21,000 b/d of oil.
  • 02/16/2006 -- Alberta storms stunt EnCana's 2005 drilling
    Three heavy rainstorms and severe ensuing floods in June 2005 allowed EnCana Corp., Calgary, to complete only 80% of the gas wells it planned to drill last year and add 80% of its forecast gas production additions.
  • 02/14/2006 -- Hurricanes worsen Louisiana's sliding output
    Damage from two hurricanes and a global shortage of overwater rigs led to unusually large declines in Louisiana's oil and gas production in 2005, state figures show.
  • 02/13/2006 -- Repairs shut down two fields off Norway
    Statoil ASA on Feb. 8 shut down production of 20 million cu m/day of gas and about 60,000 b/d of condensate on the Kvitebjørn platform in the Norwegian North Sea to repair flare knockout drum plates.
  • 02/13/2006 -- Five contracts let for drilling off India
    India's Oil & Natural Gas Corp. Ltd. (ONGC) has awarded five 3-year contracts to Transocean Inc. for jack ups to drill off India.
  • 02/10/2006 -- US drilling continues to climb
    US drilling continued to explore new 20-year highs with 1,532 rotary rigs working, 19 more than the previous week and up from 1,280 during the same period last year, Baker Hughes Inc. reported Feb. 10.
  • 02/10/2006 -- Statoil to use Odfjell semi in Norwegian Sea
    Statoil ASA has signed a 2.35 billion kroner ($350 million) draft deal with Odfjell Drilling AS for drilling by the Deepsea Bergen semisubmersible in the Halten-Nordland area of the Norwegian Sea.
  • 02/09/2006 -- Crescent lets contract for two Mubarek wells
    Crescent Petroleum Co. Inc. has let a contract to Indonesian drilling company PT Apexindo Pratama Duta to drill two wells in Mubarek oil and gas field off Sharjah.
  • 02/03/2006 -- US drilling activity hits 20-year high
    US drilling activity hit the highest level in 20 years with 1,513 rotary rigs working this week. That's 26 more than the previous week and up from 1,248 at this time last year, said Baker Hughes Inc.
  • 02/02/2006 -- Casino gas field on stream off Victoria
    Production has begun from Casino gas field operated by Santos Ltd. in the offshore Otway basin of western Victoria, Australia (see map, OGJ, Oct. 24, 2005, p. 51).
  • 02/02/2006 -- Terax Energy completing Barnett shale wells
    The Mitchell 3-H horizontal well on an 11,300-acre block in the Forth Worth basin of Erath County, Tex. has reached total measured depth of 6,710 ft, reported Terax Energy Inc., Dallas.
  • 02/01/2006 -- Fort Hills plans Alberta oil sands upgrader
    Fort Hills Energy Corp. plans to build an oil sands upgrading facility on 1,800 hectares in Sturgeon County, 40 km northeast of Edmonton, Alta.
  • 01/27/2006 -- Toreador due production in France, Turkey
    Toreador Resources Corp., Dallas, reported progress on exploration and production programs in France's Paris basin and offshore Turkey.
  • 01/27/2006 -- Repsol YPF cuts oil and gas reserves estimate by 25%
    Spain's Repsol YPF SA has cut its estimate for proved oil and gas reserves by 1.254 billion boe, a 25% reduction from the yearend 2004 estimate it reported last year.
  • 01/27/2006 -- Cairn taps Mustang for Mangala work in India
    A Cairn Energy unit let a contract to Mustang Engineering for FEED verification and detail EPC management services for the Mangala production facility to be built in western India.

Related Articles

For the US economy, a falling oil price has drawbacks, too

12/19/2014

Cheer in the US about an economic lift from falling oil prices needs qualification.

EPA delays proposal to regulate methane emissions until 2015

12/19/2014 The US Environmental Protection Agency is delaying plans to issue proposals to regulate methane emissions from oil and gas operations until 2015, O...

BLM starts process to consider new Nevada lease nominations

12/19/2014 The US Bureau of Land Management’s Battle Mountain, Nev., field office is seeking public comment on 197 parcels of public land, totaling 415,921 ac...

California Bay Area advances plan for enhanced refinery regulations

12/19/2014 California’s Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), the public agency responsible for regulating stationary sources of air pollution in...

BHI: North Dakota, Williston spur continued decline in US rig count

12/19/2014 The US drilling rig count dropped 18 units to settle at 1,875 rigs working during the week ended Dec. 19, pushed down by losses in North Dakota and...

IEA finds US energy policy improved in latest in-depth review

12/19/2014 US energy policies have come into sharper focus in the last six years, the International Energy Agency said in its latest periodic review. It speci...

Statoil lets contract to Schlumberger for Mariner field

12/19/2014 Statoil ASA has awarded an integrated drilling and well services contract for the Mariner heavy oil field in the UK North Sea to Schlumberger Oilfi...

Comstock to suspend 2015 oil drilling in Eagle Ford, TMS

12/19/2014 Due to low crude oil prices, Comstock Resources Inc., Frisco, Tex., plans to suspend its 2015 oil-directed drilling activity on properties in the E...

Mexico uses PSCs in first Round One step

12/19/2014 Mexico is offering production-sharing contracts to companies incorporated in the country for exploration of 14 shallow-water areas in Round One bid...

White Papers

AVEVA NET Accesses and Manages the Digital Asset

Global demand for new process plants, power plants and infrastructure is increasing steadily with the ...
Sponsored by

AVEVA’s Approach for the Digital Asset

To meet the requirements for leaner project execution and more efficient operations while transferring...
Sponsored by

Diversification - the technology aspects

In tough times, businesses seek to diversify into adjacent markets or to apply their skills and resour...
Sponsored by

Engineering & Design for Lean Construction

Modern marketing rhetoric claims that, in order to cut out expensive costs and reduce risks during the...
Sponsored by

Object Lessons - Why control of engineering design at the object level is essential for efficient project execution

Whatever the task, there is usually only one way to do it right and many more to do it wrong. In the c...
Sponsored by

Plant Design for Lean Construction - at your fingertips

One area which can provide improvements to the adoption of Lean principles is the application of mobil...
Sponsored by

How to Keep Your Mud System Vibrator Hose from Getting Hammered to Death

To prevent the vibrating hoses on your oilfield mud circulation systems from failing, you must examine...
Sponsored by

Duty of Care

Good corporate social responsibility means implementing effective workplace health and safety measures...
Sponsored by
[an error occurred while processing this directive]

Careers at TOTAL

Careers at TOTAL - Videos

More than 600 job openings are now online, watch videos and learn more!

 

Click Here to Watch

Other Oil & Gas Industry Jobs

Search More Job Listings >>
Stay Connected