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  • 06/01/2006 -- Pemex lets contract for two light platforms
    Fluor Corp. reported that ICA Fluor, its joint venture with Empresas ICA Sociedad Controladora, has received a $24 million contract from Pemex Exploration & Production for the fabrication of two lightweight offshore platforms, May D and Sinan NE, to be installed off Mexico.
  • 06/02/2006 -- Syncrude unit repair might take 1-2 months
    Syncrude Canada Ltd. could take 1-2 months to repair a problem associated with odorous emissions at its Mildred Lake oil sands plant north of Fort McMurray, Alta., reported Canadian Oil Sands Trust.
  • 06/02/2006 -- US rig count increases by 8
    US drilling increased by 8 rotary rigs to 1,657 working this week, up from 1,353 during the same period last year, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.
  • 06/05/2006 -- Aramco lets contract for four jack ups
    Saudi Aramco has let a contract to GlobalSantaFe Corp. for four jack ups to drill off Saudi Arabia for 4 years.
  • 06/09/2006 -- US drilling continues slow climb
    US drilling activity continued its slow growth with 1,661 rotary rigs working this week, 4 more than the previous week and up from 1,339 during the same period last year, said Baker Hughes Inc.
  • 06/14/2006 -- BPZ Energy to drill three wells off Peru
    BPZ Energy Inc., Houston, plans in late July to spud the first of three wells on Block Z-1 in Corvina gas field off northwestern Peru as part of a gas-to-power project.
  • 06/15/2006 -- Contract let for Sleipner West compressor
    Statoil ASA has let a 700 million kroner contract to Vetco Aibel for installation of a compressor module on the Sleipner B platform to increase gas and condensate production of Sleipner West field on Production Licenses 046 in the Norwegian North Sea.
  • 06/15/2006 -- Petrobras P-52 semi topsides mated to hull
    Brazil's Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) reported that its P-52 semisubmersible production platform topsides and hull have been mated at the Keppel Fels Brazil (Brasfels) yard.
  • 06/16/2006 -- US drilling hits new 20-year high
    The US set a new 20-year high with 1,672 rotary rigs working this week, up by 11 from the previous week and from 1,358 during this same period a year ago, Baker Hughes Inc. reported June 16.
  • 06/19/2006 -- CNOOC gas project off Indonesia starts flow
    CNOOC Ltd. and partners have begun production in the first phase of their Southeast Sumatra (SES) Gas Project off Indonesia. The contractual gas delivery rate for Phase I is 55 MMcfd via four wells.
  • 06/20/2006 -- Dominion Petroleum signs Tanzanian PSAs
    Dominion Petroleum has entered into three PSAs with Tanzanian Petroleum covering more than 10 million acres in the onshore Mandawa, Kisingire, Lukuliro, and Selous licenses along Tanzania.
  • 06/20/2006 -- ENSCO rig suffers minor damage off Vietnam
    ENSCO International Inc., Dallas, reported that its ENSCO 107 jack up was damaged while preloading on a drilling site off Vietnam.
  • 06/21/2006 -- Statoil secures jack up for Troll-Sleipner
    Statoil ASA has let a contract to SeaDrill Ltd., Hamilton, Bermuda, for the West Epsilon jack up for exploration and production drilling in the Troll-Sleipner area of the North Sea.
  • 06/23/2006 -- Algeria's In Amenas gas project starts up
    BP PLC reported that the In Amenas natural gas project—a joint development with Algeria state-owned Sonatrach and Norway's Statoil ASA—has started production in southeastern Algeria.
  • 06/23/2006 -- US drilling slips from 20-year high
    US drilling slipped slightly from a 20-year high with 1,669 rotary rigs working this week, 3 less than the previous week but up from 1,370 during the same period a year ago, said Baker Hughes Inc.
  • 06/27/2006 -- Woodside reduces 2006 production target by 5%
    Woodside Petroleum has revised its 2006 production target of 76 million bbl of oil equivalent to 72 million bbl because of reservoir under-performance at Chinguetti oil field in Mauritania and construction delays at the Otway project in southern Australia.
  • 06/27/2006 -- Repsol YPF boosts E&P spending in Argentina
    Repsol YPF SA reported plans to spend $6 billion on oil and gas investments in Argentina in 2007-09.
  • 06/28/2006 -- Depressurization postponed at Statfjord field
    Statoil ASA and partners have decided to optimize the late-life development project of giant Statfjord oil and natural gas field in the Norwegian North Sea by postponing the depressurization of the Brent reservoir by a year, from 2007 to 2008.
  • 06/29/2006 -- Serica hires jack up for off North Sumatra
    Serica Energy PLC, Calgary, has acquired use of the Seadrill 5 jack up drilling rig for four wells off North Sumatra, Indonesia, from PT Lins Petrotama Energi for a drilling program expected to start in first quarter 2007.
  • 06/29/2006 -- Oil flow starts at Sudan's Thar Jath field
    Malaysia's Petronas started crude oil production from its Thar Jath Block 5A field in Sudan's Muglad basin, 900 km south of Khartoum.

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