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Drilling Production 2006 P15

  • 01/26/2006 -- Statoil lets FEED contract for Gjøa field
    Statoil ASA has let a front-end engineering design (FEED) contract to Aker Kværner Engineering & Technology for a production platform at Gjøa field in the North Sea. The contract is worth 60 million kroner ($9 million).
  • 01/26/2006 -- IB Daiwa tests S. Louisiana gas discovery
    IB Daiwa Corp., Tokyo, tested gas and condensate at strong rates in the Kami discovery by its recently acquired Lodore Resources Inc. subsidiary in South Louisiana.
  • 01/24/2006 -- Arrow Energy's Surat basin CBM field on stream
    Arrow Energy NL, Brisbane, has made its first natural gas deliveries from Kogan North coalbed methane field in Queensland's Surat basin.
  • 01/20/2006 -- Signet Energy tests Sawn Lake heavy oil well
    Signet Energy Inc., a subsidiary of Surge Global Energy Inc., San Diego, will complete this month a production test of the first horizontal well drilled in the Sawn Lake oil sands area of Alberta.
  • 01/20/2006 -- Statoil puts Aasgard B back on stream
    Statoil ASA reported that production resumed Jan. 20 on the Aasgard B platform in the Norwegian Sea.
  • 01/19/2006 -- Four gas fields start up in Dutch North Sea
    Gaz de France, through its subsidiary GDF Production Nederland BV (ProNed) is bringing four natural gas fields on stream in the Dutch North Sea.
  • 01/18/2006 -- Plant to supply nitrogen for Tabasco EOR
    Air Products & Chemicals Inc. reported that a new joint venture between its Grupo Infra partner and Tecnologia en Nitrogeno signed a 10-year contract with Pemex Exploration & Production for 90 MMscfd of nitrogen for an enhanced oil recovery (EOR) project in Mexico.
  • 01/17/2006 -- Glencoe injecting CO2 in central Alberta
    Carbon dioxide injection for enhanced oil recovery has started in central Alberta.
  • 01/16/2006 -- Statoil shuts in Aasgard production again
    Statoil ASA has shut in production of 45,000 b/d of condensate and 27.5 million cu m/day of gas from the Aasgard B platform in the Norwegian Sea after sparks and smoke were detected Jan. 15 in an exhaust system in the turbine of one of the export ducts.
  • 01/16/2006 -- Future offshore spending driven by drilling, analyst says
    Over the next 5 years drilling activities will draw a major share of offshore expenditures, according to international UK research firm Douglas-Westwood Ltd.
  • 01/13/2006 -- US drilling shows slight increase
    US drilling activity increased slightly with 1,467 rotary rigs working this week, 3 more than the previous week and up from 1,258 in the same period last year.
  • 01/13/2006 -- PGS secures tanker for FPSO conversion
    PGS Production, a subsidiary of Petroleum Geo-Services ASA, has agreed to buy the shuttle tanker MT Rita Knutsen from Knutsen OAS Shipping for $35 million.
  • 01/12/2006 -- Lower interval of Australia's Basker oil field to flow next month
    Anzon Australia Ltd. is working toward starting production from the lower interval of Basker-2 well in Basker oil field in the Gippsland basin, 75 km off Victor (see map, OGJ, Oct. 24, 2005, p. 50).
  • 01/11/2006 -- Statoil secures rigs for Algerian drilling
    Statoil ASA secured two rigs for exploratory drilling in Algeria. Separate contracts, with a combined value of $32 million, are with Nabors Drilling International Ltd. and Algeria's Entreprise Nationale de Forage (Enafor).
  • 01/10/2006 -- Oil flow starts from field off Brunei
    Brunei Shell Petroleum Co. Sdn. Bhd. (BSP), a 50-50 joint venture of Royal Dutch Shell PLC and the Brunei government, has reported the start of oil production from Phase III of its Champion West field, 90 km offshore.
  • 01/06/2006 -- US drilling activity continues to slip
    US drilling activity continued to slip as the industry entered a new year, marking the second consecutive week of decline, down by 7 rotary rigs to 1,464 working, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.
  • 01/06/2006 -- Forvie North gas, condensate flow begins
    Total SA reported production has started from Forvie North gas and condensate field on UK North Sea Block 3/15, 440 km northeast of Aberdeen, in 120 m of water.
  • 03/13/2006 -- Greater Ekofisk production to be suspended
    ConocoPhillips plans to temporarily shut-in oil and gas production from the Greater Ekofisk Area in the Norwegian North Sea.
  • 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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