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Drilling Production 2006 P6

  • 09/22/2006 -- BP gets DOT clearance to restart Prudhoe Bay field
    BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc. said Sept. 22 it will restart a portion of the Eastern Operating Area (EOA) of Prudhoe Bay field in order to run cleaning pigs and conduct an in-line, smart pig inspection of the oil transit line.
  • 09/22/2006 -- ReedHycalog: worldwide rig fleets see growth
    Due to improved market conditions influenced by high oil and gas prices, the numbers of available rigs in the US, Canada, global offshore mobile, and international land rigs all rose this year, according to Grant Prideco's 53rd annual ReedHycalog Rig Census.
  • 09/20/2006 -- Bankers to study Albanian EOR pilot project
    Bankers Petroleum Ltd., Calgary, reported it will begin a study for a thermal enhanced oil recovery (EOR) pilot project in Albania's Patos Marinza field.
  • 09/19/2006 -- Sonatrach awards ABB pump station EPC contract
    Algeria's state-owned Sonatrach has awarded ABB Group, Zurich, a $215 million contract to construct two pumping stations and automation systems on the 665-km NK-1 oil pipeline linking oil fields in Algeria at Haoud El Hamra with the Mediterranean port of Skikda.
  • 09/15/2006 -- US rig count rebounds
    After dropping during the previous 3 weeks, US drilling activity recovered somewhat, with 1,737 rotary rigs working—9 more than last week and up from 1,436 during the same period a year ago.
  • 09/15/2006 -- BP seeks DOT nod to resume Prudhoe Bay production
    BP PLC submitted an application Sept. 13 to the US Department of Transportation requesting authorization to resume production in the Eastern Operating Area (EOA) of Prudhoe Bay for the purposes of pigging.
  • 09/14/2006 -- Petro-Canada signs rigs for exploration projects
    Petro-Canada has signed several drilling rig contracts over the next 18 months for work associated with its international exploration program.
  • 09/14/2006 -- JED wins 20-acre Jonah/Pinedale spacing
    JED Oil Inc., Calgary, and JMG Exploration Inc., with which JED is pursuing a merger, said they can drill as many as 32 additional wells on JED acreage in the Pinedale/Jonah area of Wyoming under a density ruling by the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.
  • 09/13/2006 -- Eurasia Drilling lets $65 million rig contract
    Abbot Group PLC's land rig design engineering and fabrication subsidiary Bentec has been awarded a $65 million contract by Eurasia Drilling, formerly the drilling subsidiary of OAO Lukoil, for four 250-tonne, fast-moving hybrid rigs, derived from Bentec's original HR5000 design.
  • 09/11/2006 -- Brooks Range prepares for ANS drilling season
    Brooks Range Petroleum Corp. (BRPC), operator of an Alaskan North Slope joint venture led by TG World Corp., has signed contracts, separately, with Nabors Drilling Alaska and a unit of Michael Baker Corp. as part of its preparation for the Alaska 2006-07 drilling season.
  • 09/11/2006 -- MPF lets contract for multipurpose floating vessel
    MPF Corp. Ltd. has awarded a contract valued at over €50 million to Wärtsilä Corp., Helsinki, to provide a total power system for the MPF 1000 multipurpose floating vessel.
  • 09/08/2006 -- US drilling declines for third week
    US drilling activity continued to slip for the third consecutive week with 1,728 rotary rigs working, 4 fewer than the previous week but up from 1,441 during the same period last year, said Baker Hughes Inc.
  • 09/07/2006 -- Oregon coalbed methane drilling planned
    A Seattle independent has received 15 drilling permits and built the first six locations for coalbed methane drilling to start this month in Coos County, Ore.
  • 09/05/2006 -- Syncrude restarting Mildred Lake plant
    Syncrude Canada Ltd. has introduced bitumen feed into Coker 8-3 at its Mildred Lake oil sands plant in Alberta in a phased-restart of Stage 3 operations.
  • 09/05/2006 -- Terra Nova FPSO to resume flow in October
    Petro-Canada expects to resume production in October from Terra Nova oil field off Newfoundland and Labrador after maintenance work that began in May.
  • 09/05/2006 -- Thailand's PTT boosts Yadana gas purchases
    Thailand's PTT PLC has raised its purchases of natural gas from Yadana and nearby gas fields in Myanmar's Gulf of Martaban to 565 MMcfd from 525 MMcfd.
  • 09/05/2006 -- US drilling continues to slip
    US drilling activity continued to slip in the week ended Sept. 1, with 1,732 rotary rigs working, 24 less than the previous week but up from 1,447 a year ago, said Baker Hughes Inc.
  • 09/01/2006 -- Firms push Midcontinent heavy-oil projects
    Several independent producers are attempting to establish shallow, heavy-oil recovery projects in South Texas, Missouri, and Kansas.
  • 09/01/2006 -- Eternal eyes drilling via Zavanna purchase
    Eternal Energy Corp., Littleton, Colo., might drill as many as eight wells within 18 months on acreage in Alberta it would acquire by buying the Canadian subsidiary of Zavanna LLC, Denver.
  • 09/01/2006 -- Foothills Resources tests California well
    Foothills Resources Inc. is testing its Foothills California Christiansen 3-15 well in Grizzly Bluff gas field in the Eel River basin in Humboldt County, Calif.

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