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Drilling Production 2006 P

  • 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.
  • 01/11/2006 -- 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).
  • 01/12/2006 -- 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).
  • 01/13/2006 -- 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.
  • 01/13/2006 -- 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.
  • 01/16/2006 -- 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.
  • 01/16/2006 -- 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.
  • 01/17/2006 -- Glencoe injecting CO2 in central Alberta
    Carbon dioxide injection for enhanced oil recovery has started in central Alberta.
  • 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.
  • 01/19/2006 -- 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.
  • 01/20/2006 -- Statoil puts Aasgard B back on stream
    Statoil ASA reported that production resumed Jan. 20 on the Aasgard B platform in the Norwegian Sea.
  • 01/20/2006 -- 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.
  • 01/24/2006 -- 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.
  • 01/26/2006 -- 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.
  • 01/26/2006 -- 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).
  • 01/27/2006 -- 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.
  • 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 -- 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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