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  • 04/03/2006 -- Brazil signs oil contracts with Venezuela
    Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) signed oil contracts with Venezuela that give it 40% interests in Venezuelan fields it operates.
  • 04/03/2006 -- PDVSA takes control of Jusepin oil field
    Venezuela's state-owned Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) has taken control of Jusepin oil field in eastern Venezuela.
  • 04/07/2006 -- Canada retires 156 rotary rigs; US adds 3
    Seasonal decreases in Canadian rotary rig activity retired another 156 rigs the week ended Apr. 7, leaving 269 working in Canada, reported Baker Hughes Inc. That number, nevertheless, is 39 more than were active in Canada the same period last year.
  • 04/11/2006 -- Petrol starts coalbed methane flow in Kansas
    Petrol Oil & Gas Inc., Las Vegas, Nev., has begun production of about 300 Mcfd of gas in the first phase of its Coal Creek coalbed methane (CBM) project in Southeast Kansas (OGJ, Dec. 20, 2004, p. 38).
  • 04/12/2006 -- Saudi Aramco lets Shaybah expansion contracts
    Saudi Aramco has signed five major contracts to expand production from Shaybah oil field in the Rub' al Khali region on the eastern edge of Saudi Arabia's vast Empty Quarter desert.
  • 04/13/2006 -- US drilling at new 20-year high
    US drilling jumped to a new 20-year high, up by 31 units with a total of 1,610 rotary rigs working, Baker Hughes Inc. reported Apr. 13.
  • 04/18/2006 -- US drilling recovery evident in completions, other data
    Completion totals and federal onshore permitting and leasing data reflect the strong drilling recovery under way in the US.
  • 04/18/2006 -- Contracts let for work off Saudi Arabia
    Saudi Aramco has signed two lump-sum turnkey contracts with subsidiaries of J. Ray McDermott SA for detail design, procurement, fabrication, transportation, and installation of drilling, production, and pipeline facilities off Saudi Arabia.
  • 04/18/2006 -- Transocean reactivates semi for India work
    Reliance Industries Ltd. awarded Transocean Inc. a 2-year, $248 million contract for the C. Kirk Rhein Jr. semisubmersible for drilling off India.
  • 04/25/2006 -- Oil field start makes Brazil self-sufficient
    Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva declared his country self-sufficient in oil during start-up of the P-50 floating production, storage, and offloading vessel in Albacora Leste oil field in the Campos basin, 120 km off Rio de Janeiro state.
  • 04/28/2006 -- Nexen presses Alberta Mannville CBM work
    Nexen Inc. plans to boost coalbed methane production to more than 30 MMcfd by the end of 2006 in central Alberta at the first commercial CBM project in water-saturated Lower Cretaceous Upper Mannville coals.
  • 04/28/2006 -- US drilling rebounds
    US drilling rebounded with 1,608 rotary rigs working, up by 17 units from the previous week and above the 1,325 in service the same period a year ago, Baker Hughes Inc. reported Apr. 28.
  • 05/01/2006 -- UK firms farm in to onshore Perth basin permits
    Two UK companies have farmed in to four permits owned by Empire Oil & Gas NL, Perth, in Western Australia's onshore Perth basin.
  • 05/01/2006 -- Lakes Oil mulls Gippsland basin tight gas farmins
    China's Sinopec is negotiating a farmin to a Lakes Oil NI tight gas project in Victoria's onshore Gippsland basin and is sending a team from Bejing to visit the fields and evaluate field data.
  • 05/01/2006 -- Imperial fracs three Block 77 wells in Siberia
    Imperial Energy Corp. PLC, London, has fraced three of four wells on Block 77 in Snezhnaya oil field in the Tomsk region of Western Siberia.
  • 05/02/2006 -- Enbridge to expand crude oil pipeline systems
    Enbridge Energy Partners LP, Houston, has approved a 30,000 b/d expansion of its North Dakota crude oil pipeline system.
  • 05/02/2006 -- Reserves lifted for East African gas field
    Wells in Songo Songo gas field off eastern Tanzania showed a pressure decline of less than 2% in 2005, and analysis permitted a reserves increase despite no new drilling.
  • 05/02/2006 -- Perth basin gets first offshore oil flow
    The offshore Perth basin of Western Australia is producing oil for the first time ever following start-up of Cliff Head field by a group operated by Roc Oil Co. Ltd., Sydney.
  • 05/03/2006 -- New flow starts from gas field off China
    CNOOC Ltd. started second-phase production from Dong Fang (DF) 1-1 natural gas field in Bei Bu Gulf in the western South China Sea off China.
  • 05/03/2006 -- OTC: Russia relying on offshore for future production
    Sakhalin Island currently is the oil and gas growth engine for Russia, which will rely on offshore regions for new production after 2010, according to an OTC speaker.

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