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Drilling Production 2006 P

  • 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).
  • 02/03/2006 -- 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.
  • 02/09/2006 -- 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.
  • 02/10/2006 -- 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.
  • 02/10/2006 -- 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.
  • 02/13/2006 -- 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.
  • 02/13/2006 -- 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.
  • 02/14/2006 -- 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.
  • 02/16/2006 -- 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.
  • 02/17/2006 -- 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.
  • 02/17/2006 -- 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.
  • 02/22/2006 -- Petrobras seeks bids on deepwater rigs
    Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) announced two competitive rounds for contracts for deepwater drilling rigs.
  • 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.
  • 02/24/2006 -- 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.
  • 02/27/2006 -- 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.
  • 02/28/2006 -- Petrobras platform hull en route to Brazil
    Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) said its P-52 semisubmersible platform's hull has departed Singapore's Keppel Fels yard en route to Brazilian waters.
  • 02/28/2006 -- Chinguetti field on stream off Mauritania
    Woodside Energy Ltd.'s Chinguetti oil field off Mauritania has started production.
  • 03/03/2006 -- US drilling continues to decline
    US drilling continued to decline, down by 12 rotary rigs to 1,531 active this week but up from 1,290 during the same period a year ago, said Baker Hughes Inc.
  • 03/07/2006 -- DOE sees large remaining US oil resource
    The US holds as much as 430 billion bbl of technically recoverable oil in a resource in place of 1.124 trillion bbl, according to the Department of Energy.
  • 03/07/2006 -- GlobalSantaFe gets 7-year deal for new ultradeepwater rig
    GlobalSantaFe Corp. has signed a $1 billion draft deal for a new ultradeepwater semisubmersible drilling rig.

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