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Drilling Production 2006 P16

  • 08/02/2006 -- Chesapeake sizes up Delaware basin shales
    Chesapeake Energy Corp. said its most important land activities in the quarter ended June 30, took place in the Delaware basin Barnett and Woodford shale gas play in far West Texas.
  • 08/07/2006 -- Dubai government to operate offshore fields
    The international group that operates Dubai's mature offshore oil fields will relinquish its concession to the emirate's government next April.
  • 08/15/2006 -- Total starts gas production off the Netherlands
    Total SA's Dutch unit Total E&P Nederland has brought on stream L4G natural gas field off the Netherlands in the Dutch section of the North Sea, reported field partner Lundin Netherlands BV, the Dutch unit of Swedish oil firm Lundin Petroleum AB.
  • 08/11/2006 -- IEA: Production closures linger in Nigeria
    While the possible loss of 400,000 b/d of crude oil supply from Prudhoe Bay field in Alaska captures attention and roils markets, a larger disruption continues in Nigeria.
  • 08/31/2006 -- Lucas to drill on acquired Texas acreage
    Lucas Energy Inc., Houston, plans to begin drilling several wells this year on 2,000 net producing acres it has acquired from Wilson Oil & Gas in Gonzales and Karnes counties, Tex.
  • 12/12/2006 -- Petrobras gets approval for FPSO in Gulf of Mexico
    Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) has received approval from the US Minerals Management Service for the conceptual subsea development plan of Cascade and Chinook oil fields in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • 11/20/2006 -- Denser fracs improve Woodford gas flows
    Gas flow rates are much improved at the more recent horizontal wells with higher frac densities in the Woodford shale play in the Arkoma basin of southeastern Oklahoma, said Newfield Exploration Co., Houston.
  • 11/17/2006 -- Shell lets EPC contract for Perdido project
    Shell Offshore Inc. has let an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract to Technip for a production spar hull and mooring system for the Perdido hub project in the Gulf of Mexico 200 miles south of Freeport, Tex.
  • 10/27/2006 -- Chevron to participate in AOSP expansion
    Chevron Canada Ltd. reported it will participate in the 100,000 b/d expansion of the Athabasca Oil Sands Project (AOSP), operated by Shell Canada Ltd.
  • 10/18/2006 -- Anadarko produces oil from more Bohai fields
    Anadarko Petroleum Corp. has started oil production from the CFD 11-6/CFD 12-1S development project off China in Bohai Bay. The development project straddles Blocks 04/36 and 05/36 in 75 ft of water.
  • 10/11/2006 -- ROC Oil cutting Bohai Bay production
    ROC Oil Ltd., Sydney, said gross production from C and D oil fields on Zhao Dong Block in China's Bohai Bay was reduced to 22,000 b/d from 30,000 b/d based upon government-approved 2006 production levels.
  • 10/04/2006 -- Congressional panel hears of potential for produced water
    Water produced with oil and gas can help relieve pressure on surface-water resources, witnesses told a US House Resources subcommittee hearing Sept. 26.
  • 09/18/2006 -- Repairs to delay Thunder Horse production until 2008
    BP PLC plans to retrieve and rebuild all seabed production equipment from Thunder Horse field in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico following a series of tests in 4 months that showed metallurgical failure.
  • 07/26/2006 -- Texas, Illinois make FutureGen short list
    Two sites in Texas and two sites in Illinois were named to the short list of candidates to host the $1 billion FutureGen power plant, a government-sponsored coal-fired electric and hydrogen production plant prototype aimed at reduced emissions.
  • 07/28/2006 -- Amoruso field owners see 22 wells by yearend
    Leor Energy LP, Houston, and EnCana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. expect to have drilled 22 wells in Amoruso natural gas field in Robertson County, Tex., by the end of 2006.
  • 07/11/2006 -- Operators confirm fatal Grand Isle fire
    ATP Oil & Gas Corp. and ExxonMobil Corp., joint owners of the Grand Isle 9A production facility in the Gulf of Mexico, have confirmed a July 8 flash fire in which a worker was killed.
  • 07/14/2006 -- Qatar launches Al Khaleej gas project phase
    Qatar Petroleum Co. and ExxonMobil Middle East Gas Marketing Ltd. have signed a development plan and initiated the second phase of the Al Khaleej Gas (AKG-2) project in giant offshore North field.
  • 06/27/2006 -- ExxonMobil: Sakhalin-1 exports will not be delayed
    ExxonMobil Corp. denied a report by Russia's Interfax news agency that oil exports from the Sakhalin-1 project might be delayed until October, saying they are on track to begin by August.
  • 06/29/2006 -- ConocoPhillips to resume Algeria field production
    ConocoPhillips, operator of Algeria's Menzel Lejmat North (MLN) field on Block 405a in the Berkine basin, plans to resume oil production from that field by the end of the third quarter, reported Talisman Energy Inc., a 35%-interest partner.
  • 06/06/2006 -- Letter signed for Frade FPSO off Brazil
    A Chevron Corp. unit signed a letter of intent with SBM Offshore of the Netherlands for engineering, procurement, construction, and installation of a floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) vessel in Frade oil field in the Campos basin off Brazil.

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