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Drilling Production 2006 P5

  • 10/18/2006 -- Toreador to start gas production off Turkey
    With gas production scheduled to begin in late December, Toreador Resources Corp., Dallas, has entered the final stages of construction of the South Akcakoca subbasin project in the Black Sea off Turkey.
  • 10/13/2006 -- US drilling rebounds slightly
    US drilling activity rebounded slightly after falling the two previous weeks, with 1,728 rotary rigs working this week, four more than the previous week and up from 1,482 during the same period last year, said Baker Hughes Inc.
  • 10/13/2006 -- Shell's Pohokura gas-condensate field comes on stream
    Shell Exploration New Zealand's $1 billion (NZ) Pohokura gas-condensate field development came of stream this week, initially flowing from three land-based directional wells drilled into the mostly offshore structure.
  • 10/13/2006 -- FPSO due deepwater field off Angola
    BP PLC is set to install what is being called a super-large floating production, storage, and offloading vessel on deepwater Block 18 in its Greater Plutonio fields off Angola.
  • 10/09/2006 -- Heerema to remove North West Hutton platform
    BP PLC has let a contract to Heerema Marine Contractors for the main decommissioning work on its North West Hutton integrated drilling, production processing, and accommodation platform 130 km northeast of the Shetland Islands in the UK North Sea.
  • 10/06/2006 -- US rig numbers drop as Canada drilling rebounds
    The number of rotary rigs drilling in the US continues to decline, falling by 20 rigs from 1,744 to 1,724 the week ended Oct. 6, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.
  • 10/05/2006 -- Santos begins Maleo field production off Java
    Santos Ltd., Adelaide, has begun natural gas production from Maleo field off eastern Java under a $550 million deal with Indonesia's state-owned PT Perusahaan Gas Negara (PGN).
  • 10/05/2006 -- Petrofac begins oil production off Malaysia
    Petrofac Malaysia has begun production from Cendor oil field on Block PM304 off Malaysia.
  • 10/05/2006 -- ADCO to boost oil production from three fields
    Abu Dhabi Co. for Onshore Oil Operations (ADCO) let a front-end engineering and design contract to Foster Wheeler International Corp. to boost production from three mature oil fields.
  • 10/04/2006 -- Petrobras contracts two newbuild ultradeepwater rigs
    Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) subsidiary Petrobras America Inc., Houston, has contracted two state-of-the-art, ultradeepwater rigs for its drilling operations in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • 10/04/2006 -- Petro-Canada brings North Sea field on line
    Petro-Canada has begun oil production from De Ruyter oil and gas field on Blocks P10a and P11b on the Dutch continental shelf in the southern portion of the North Sea.
  • 10/03/2006 -- Companies sign MOU for Gjoa topsides
    Statoil ASA has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Aker Kvaerner for the fabrication and mating of the topsides of the semisubmersible platform planned for Gjøa oil and gas field in the Norwegian North Sea (OGJ Online, Aug. 24, 2006).
  • 10/02/2006 -- Adma-Opco lets single-order contract for offshore platform
    Adma-Opco, a unit of Abu Dhabi National Oil Co., has awarded a $1.6 billion contract to Hyundai Heavy Industries for construction of offshore oil and gas production facilities for Adma-Opco's Umm Shaif project.
  • 10/02/2006 -- Mariner resumes Gulf of Mexico production
    Mariner Energy Inc., Houston, has restarted production at Ochre and Pluto gas fields in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.
  • 09/29/2006 -- US drilling declines
    US drilling activity declined by 10 rotary rigs to 1,744 units working the week ended Sept. 29, up from 1,483 a year ago, said Baker Hughes Inc. Land drilling led the decline.
  • 09/29/2006 -- Statoil reduces oil, gas production target
    Statoil ASA is modifying its target for oil and gas production in 2007 by about 3% because its 2006 production is expected to be 3% lower than the earlier prognosis.
  • 09/28/2006 -- Shell's interest in enhanced oil recovery grows
    As easy oil becomes more difficult to find and produce, Royal Dutch Shell PLC sees enhanced oil recovery (EOR) contributing more to the world's growing energy needs.
  • 09/27/2006 -- Installation of ESS due two North Sea fields
    Petro-Canada has let a multimillion dollar contract to Weatherford International Ltd. for installation of expandable sand screens (ESS) in producing wells at Guillemot and Saxon oil fields, northeast of Aberdeen in the North Sea.
  • 09/22/2006 -- US drilling continues to increase
    US drilling activity continued climbing for the third consecutive week, up by 17 rotary rigs to 1,754 working, said Baker Hughes Inc. That's up from 1,451 rigs in this same period a year ago.
  • 09/22/2006 -- IGP completes Santa Caterina well test
    Intergas Piú (IGP), a subsidiary of Mediterranean Oil & Gas PLC, has achieved successful production test results from its Santa Caterina 2 sidetrack well in Santa Caterina gas field in the Lucera Concession in southern Italy.
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