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Drilling Production 2006 P

  • 06/29/2006 -- Discoveries near Norne may extend field life
    Statoil ASA projects that its Norne oil field in the Norwegian Sea is likely to continue producing longer than previously expected due to the close proximity of commercial discoveries and promising new prospects near the Norne area.
  • 06/29/2006 -- Buzzard project moves closer to production
    Nexen Inc., Calgary, reported the successful installation of production facilities at its Buzzard project, which is to come on stream later this year in the UK North Sea.
  • 06/29/2006 -- Husky boosts activities in the Jeanne d'Arc basin
    Husky Energy Inc. has started drilling a well in the Jeanne d'Arc basin off Newfoundland and Labrador using Rowan Cos. Inc.'s Rowan Gorilla VI jack up rig. Drilling began June 27 and is expected to take 60 days.
  • 07/06/2006 -- Firm to frac three wells in Chinese field
    China North East Petroleum Holdings Ltd. (CNEH) soon will begin fracing three wells in Qian 112 oil field southeast of Qian'an in Jilin Province.
  • 07/06/2006 -- Oudna oil field to come on line off Tunisia
    Lundin Petroleum and Atlantis Holding Norway AS plan to start production from Oudna oil field off Tunisia in September.
  • 07/07/2006 -- US drilling activity continues decline
    US drilling activity continued to decline for the third consecutive week from a 20-year high in mid-June, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.
  • 07/10/2006 -- Avouma platform in place off Gabon
    The production platform for Avouma oil field off Gabon has arrived at the field, Pan-Ocean Energy Corp. Ltd. said.
  • 07/10/2006 -- Syncrude to restart new coker FGD unit
    Syncrude Canada Ltd. is preparing to restart a coker flue-gas desulfurization (FGD) unit at its Mildred Lake oil sands plant in Alberta, reported Canadian Oil Sands Trust.
  • 07/11/2006 -- Husky boosts White Rose field production
    Husky Energy Inc., Calgary, has increased production of White Rose oil field off Newfoundland to 110,000 b/d by bringing a fifth well online.
  • 07/11/2006 -- Ithaca Energy secures jack up for North Sea
    Ithaca Energy's subsidiary Energy (UK) Ltd. has let contract to Global Santa Fe turnkey drilling contractor Applied Drilling Technology International for two wells in the UK North Sea in 2007.
  • 07/11/2006 -- Statoil modifying platforms for Tyrihans field
    Statoil has awarded a 440 million kroner contract to Norway's Aker Reinertsen to integrate development of Tyrihans oil and gas field onto the Kristin and Aasgard B platforms in the Norwegian Sea.
  • 07/12/2006 -- TX Holdings plans work on Texas leases
    TX Holdings Inc. believes 2 years of development can lift production to nearly 3,000 b/d from Eastland County, Tex., leases in which it has acquired a 60% working interest.
  • 07/14/2006 -- Ivanhoe resumes tests at heavy oil facility
    Ivanhoe Energy Inc. has resumed test runs at its heavy oil upgrading commercial demonstration facility (CDF) in Bakersfield, Calif., after a series of upgrades (OGJ, Mar. 27, 2006, Newsletter).
  • 07/14/2006 -- Venezuelan oil exports to US down 6%
    Venezuela's oil exports to the US decreased by 6% in the first quarter, according to the US Department of Energy. Venezuela shipped 178.2 million bbl of oil and oil products to the US in the first quarter, compared with 190.1 million bbl in the same period of 2005.
  • 07/14/2006 -- US drilling activity rebounds
    US drilling activity rebounded from 2 weeks of declines, up by 9 units with 1,668 rotary rigs working this week, vs. 1,404 a year ago, said Baker Hughes Inc.
  • 07/17/2006 -- Signet to drill next three Sawn Lake wells
    Signet Energy Inc., a unit of Surge Global Energy Inc., San Diego, and operator of the Sawn Lake Oil Sands Development in Alberta, has received government approval to drill the next three vertical and horizontal wells in the Bluesky formation of the Sawn Lake area.
  • 07/19/2006 -- Work starts on Beatrice oil field wind farm
    Talisman Energy (UK) Ltd. has begun work on a demonstration deepwater wind energy project that will extend the life of Beatrice oil field in the UK North Sea off Scotland.
  • 07/21/2006 -- Woodside awards Angel jacket contract
    Woodside Energy Ltd., operator of the North West Shelf Venture, let a $200 million contract to J. Ray McDermott SA subsidiary McDermott Industries (Australia) Pty. Ltd. for substructure and pipelay installation at Angel gas-condensate field off Australia.
  • 07/21/2006 -- US rig count at highest level for 2006
    US drilling activity increased to the highest level so far this year, up by 15 rotary rigs to 1,683 working the week ended July 21, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.
  • 07/24/2006 -- Woodside starts oil production from Enfield
    Woodside Petroleum Ltd., Perth, has begun production from its Enfield oil project on Production License WA-28-L off North West Cape, Western Australia.

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