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Drilling Production 2006 P

  • 05/04/2006 -- Shortages delay start-up of Thai gas field
    Shortages of materials and supplies will delay start-up of Arthit gas field in the Gulf of Thailand, says PTT Exploration & Production PLC (PTTEP), the operator.
  • 05/08/2006 -- Syncrude's third-phase expansion on stream
    Canadian Oil Sands Trust said all third-phase expansion units came on stream at Syncrude Canada Ltd.'s oil sands plant in Fort McMurray, Alta., on May 6.
  • 05/08/2006 -- US drilling activity increases again
    US drilling continued to increase with 1,625 rotary rigs working, 17 more than the previous week and up from 1,324 during the same period a year ago, Baker Hughes Inc. reported May 5.
  • 05/08/2006 -- Shah Deniz platform installed in Caspian
    BP PLC, operator of Shah Deniz natural gas and condensate field in the Caspian Sea off Azerbaijan, has completed installation of the production platform and associated pipelines 100 km south of Baku.
  • 05/10/2006 -- PetroCanada shuts in Terra Nova production
    Petro-Canada has shut in production at the Terra Nova oil field 350 km off Newfoundland and Labrador due to a mechanical failure of the gear box on the starboard main power generator.
  • 05/12/2006 -- Bangladesh's Bangora gas find starts up
    A group led by Tullow Oil PLC, Dublin, started gas production on May 9 from Bangora field on Block 9 southeast of Dhaka.
  • 05/12/2006 -- Offshore work pushes up US drilling
    An increase in offshore drilling triggered a small boost in total US activity with 1,627 rigs working, Baker Hughes Inc. reported May 12.
  • 05/15/2006 -- Production due from field off Turkmenistan
    Turkmenistan President Saparmurat Niyazov has signed a decree authorizing his country's ministry of oil and gas to make an agreement with Petronas Carigali (Turkmenistan) Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia) for production from Dyarbekir oil field 50 km off Turkmenistan.
  • 05/15/2006 -- White Rose to produce 100,000 b/d at midyear
    Husky Energy Inc., Calgary, on May 9-10 produced a gross 100,000 b/d of 31° gravity oil from White Rose oil field in the Jeanne d'Arc basin off Newfoundland, following the successful completion of a fourth production well.
  • 05/16/2006 -- Second Cliff Head well flows off Australia
    Roc Oil (WA) Pty. Ltd., Sydney, has begun oil production from the CH-12H horizontal well in Cliff Head oil field off Western Australia. CH-12H, the second well drilled in the field, was producing 6,800 b/d of oil in mid-May.
  • 05/16/2006 -- CNOOC eyes Panyu 30-1 development drilling
    China National Offshore Oil Corp. expects to begin development drilling in September in Panyu 30-1 gas field in the eastern South China Sea after completion of a platform.
  • 05/16/2006 -- El Paso starts up Gulf of Mexico gas wells
    El Paso Exploration & Production Co. has brought online two deep shelf gas wells in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • 05/17/2006 -- Chinguetti oil flow down 40% since start
    Production from Woodside Energy Ltd.'s Chinguetti oil field off Mauritania has fallen 40% since the field came on stream in February (OGJ, Mar. 6, 2006, Newsletter).
  • 05/17/2006 -- Eastern Siberia oil field under development
    Russian independent Urals Energy Public Co. Ltd., Nicosia, Cypress, assumed financial and operating control of Dulisminskoye oil and gas-condensate field in the East Siberian basin in mid-April and has a $26 million development budget for 2006.
  • 05/18/2006 -- Exmar lets hull contract for deepwater system
    Exmar NV, Antwerp, has signed a letter of intent with Kiewit Offshore Services (USA) for construction of a semisubmersible hull to function as the platform in a proprietary, deepwater floating production system.
  • 05/18/2006 -- Contract let for Tapti platform work
    The joint venture operating the Tapti gas fields off western India has let contract to Cuel Ltd., Bangkok, for construction of a 2,500-tonne substructure for a process-compression platform; a 1,200-tonne, four-leg jacket with piles; and a flare tower and bridge.
  • 05/23/2006 -- Shell brings Mars production back on line
    Shell Exploration & Production Co. is restarting oil and gas production from its Mars tension leg platform (TLP) on Mississippi Canyon Block 807 in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • 05/23/2006 -- Indonesian gas disruption forces fuel switch
    A disruption of gas supplies from BP Offshore North West Java (ONWJ) will force Indonesia's state-run power utility PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) to buy diesel for its power plants.
  • 05/24/2006 -- Sixth platform starts up in Bohai Bay field
    CNOOC Ltd. has brought on stream Platform A, part of second-phase development of Bo Zhong (BZ) 25-1/25-1S field in southeast Bohai Bay off China.
  • 05/26/2006 -- US, Canada drilling activity rises
    Drilling activity in the US and Canada continued to rise the week ended May 26, said Baker Hughes Inc., with 68 more rotary rigs working than during the previous week.

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