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  • 12/08/2006 -- Fort Hills files plan for heavy oil upgrader
    Petro-Canada Oil Sands Inc. filed an application with the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board for the construction and operation of a heavy oil upgrader 40 km northeast of Edmonton, Alta.
  • 12/08/2006 -- US drilling activity continues to climb
    US drilling activity continued to climb, up by 7 units this week with 1,724 rotary rigs working, compared with 1,483 during the same period a year ago, said Baker Hughes Inc.
  • 12/13/2006 -- E&P firms compete to drill 180 UKCS wells in 2006-08
    Oil and gas exploration and production firms operating in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) are planning to drill about 180 wells in 2006-08, according to a report published by North Sea consultancy Hannon Westwood.
  • 12/14/2006 -- CLP, CNOOC clash over Yacheng gas supply outlook
    CLP Holdings has rejected claims by its gas supplier, a consortium of CNOOC, BP, and Kufpec, that Yacheng gas field off Hainan Island has sufficient reserves to supply Hong Kong through 2036.
  • 12/15/2006 -- Shell halts Nigerian oil production after kidnapping
    Royal Dutch Shell PLC was forced to halt production of 12,000 b/d in Nigeria's southern state of Bayelsa after armed men attacked a facility there and kidnapped three workers.
  • 12/15/2006 -- Dalia oil field starts production off Angola
    Oil production from Dalia field off Angola started Dec. 15 and will reach 250,000 b/d by next summer, field operator Total SA reported.
  • 12/15/2006 -- Lukoil unit awards Keppel Singmarine FSO deal
    Keppel Singmarine Pte. Ltd., Singapore, has secured an $87.7 million floating container construction contract from Lukoil-NVN Ltd., a subsidiary of Russia's OAO Lukoil, for eventual deployment in the Caspian Sea.
  • 12/15/2006 -- US drilling activity declines
    US drilling activity slumped this week with 1,716 rotary rigs working, 8 fewer than the previous week but up from 1,463 rigs during the same period a year ago, said Baker Hughes Inc.
  • 12/18/2006 -- Mariner lets Bass Lite flowline, riser contract
    Mariner Energy Inc. has let a contract to Technip for the fabrication and installation of a subsea flowline and risers for the Bass Lite development in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • 12/18/2006 -- Azeri Shah Deniz gas-condensate field on stream
    Commercial gas production has begun from Shah Deniz gas-condensate field in the Caspian Sea off Azerbaijan, reported consortium partner Total SA.
  • 12/21/2006 -- Petrobras starts up P-34 FPSO off Brazil
    Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) has brought online the P-34 floating production, storage, and offloading vessel, establishing first-phase production of Jubarte field off Espirito Santo, Brazil.
  • 12/22/2006 -- Baseline sees Eliasville infill potential
    Baseline Oil & Gas Corp. has identified as many as 52 locations for possible infill drilling on leases it is acquiring from a private company in Eliasville field 90 miles west of Fort Worth.
  • 12/27/2006 -- Statoil secures rig for Gjøa project
    Statoil ASA, development operator of Gjøa oil and gas field off western Norway, has signed a 3-year contract with Transocean Offshore for the Transocean Searcher semisubmersible.
  • 12/27/2006 -- Lundin, Marathon to explore off Norway
    Lundin Petroleum AB plans to pursue a proactive exploration and appraisal strategy on the Norwegian Continental Shelf and has entered a rig contract partnership with Marathon Petroleum Co. (Norway).
  • 12/28/2006 -- Kvitebjorn field production reduced in North Sea
    Natural gas and oil production from Kvitebjørn field in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea is being reduced by 50% for 5 months, effective Dec. 23, said operator Statoil ASA.
  • 12/29/2006 -- OMV begins first oil deliveries from Yemen
    OMV AG has begun production of 1,000 b/d of oil from its Kharwah-1 well on Block S2 (Al Uqlah) in central Yemen, and it plans to deliver 11,000 b/d of oil by 2008.
  • 12/29/2006 -- US drilling declines by 13 land rigs
    US drilling slipped slightly the week ended Dec. 29, down by 13 units to 1,710 rotary rigs working, said Baker Hughes Inc.
  • 03/14/2006 -- Fires force shut-in of Panhandle production
    Cano Petroleum Inc. has shut in production of 800 b/d of oil equivalent from Panhandle oil field in the North Texas counties of Hutchinson, Gray, and Carson due to grass fires in the area.
  • 03/24/2006 -- PDVSA shuts down ExxonMobil's La Ceiba field
    Venezuela's national oil company Petroleos de Venezuela SA is reported to have shut down ExxonMobil Corp.'s La Ceiba oil field in Venezuela by canceling the lifting of about 12,000 b/d of production.
  • 03/08/2006 -- Two deepwater gulf fields start gas flow
    Dominion Exploration & Production has brought gas production on line from Rigel field on Mississippi Canyon Block 296 and Seventeen Hands field on Mississippi Canyon Block 299, both about 120 miles southeast of New Orleans.

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