Sun Dec 30 10:12:00 CST 2007
-- US drilling activity continues to drop US drilling activity declined for the third straight week, down 27 units to 1,782 rotary rigs working vs. 1,710 during the same period in 2006, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.
Fri Dec 28 15:12:00 CST 2007
-- Joint venture to supply nitrogen to Mexico Air Products said a joint venture company with its Grupo Infra partner will supply 90 MMscfd of nitrogen to Petroleos Mexicanos Exploracion y Produccion (PEP).
Fri Dec 21 20:12:00 CST 2007
-- Mari Gas orders new rig from China Mari Gas Co. Ltd. (MGCL), Islamabad, has signed an agreement with Honghua Petroleum Equipment Co. Ltd. to import a new drilling rig from China.
Fri Dec 21 13:12:00 CST 2007
-- US drilling activity continues to decline US drilling continued to decline, down 15 rotary rigs to 1,809 working this week but up from 1.723 rigs drilling during the same period a year ago, said Baker Hughes Inc.
Fri Dec 21 01:12:00 CST 2007
-- Gazprom commissions Yuzhno Russkoye gas field Production has started from the 825.2 billion cu m Yuzhno Russkoye oil and gas condensate field in western Siberia, marking new supplies for Western Europe. It will produce 1.4 billion cu m of gas in fourth-quarter 2007. The field will reach its 25 billion cu m designed capacity in 2009.
Thu Dec 20 13:12:00 CST 2007
-- Talisman starts Wood field production in N Sea Operator Talisman North Sea Ltd. has begun oil and gas production from Wood field in the UK North Sea. Wood will produce 6,000 b/d of oil and 16 MMcfd at peak rate.
Thu Dec 20 13:12:00 CST 2007
-- BP starts up Cashima gas production off Trinidad BP PLC reported the start of natural gas production from its Cashima field off Trinidad and Tobago. The Cashima development comprises Cashima field, discovered in 2001, and North East Queens Beach field, discovered in 1975.
Thu Dec 20 11:12:00 CST 2007
-- Atlantis producing; will plateau within months BP PLC has ramped up oil and gas production from Atlantis field in deepwater Gulf of Mexico, 130 miles off Louisiana. The facility is expected to reach plateau production over the next 6-12 months.
Tue Dec 18 14:12:00 CST 2007
-- Darfur rebels halt 50,000 b/d Defra oil production Darfur rebels of the Justice and Equality Movement in Sudan said they attacked the Defra oil facility in south Kordofan, halting an estimated 50,000 b/d of oil production.
Mon Dec 17 15:12:00 CST 2007
-- Sudan rebels claim oil field attack Rebels in Sudan said they have attacked the Defra oil field in south Kordofan, halting production estimated at 50,000 b/d, while fending off attacks by forces of the central government.
Fri Dec 14 14:12:00 CST 2007
-- US drilling slips from 14-week high US drilling activity slipped from a 14-week high, down by 4 rotary rigs to 1,824 still drilling, up from 1,716 a year ago, Baker Hughes Inc. reported Dec. 14.
Wed Dec 12 14:12:00 CST 2007
-- Ghawar field reserves decline overstated, survey says Concerns about global oil peaking due to declining reserves at Aramco's Ghawar field may be overstated, according to Bernstein Research commenting on the results of a recent satellite survey.
Tue Dec 11 16:12:00 CST 2007
-- Norway's Njord field starts gas production After a 2-month delay, StatoilHydro AS produced first gas from the Njord field in the Norwegian Sea, providing a new supply for Europe along with oil production.
Tue Dec 11 11:12:00 CST 2007
-- Surmont oil sands project starts commercial production The Surmont oil sands project in Alberta started commercial production Dec. 11, said Total E&P Canada Ltd., which owns 50% interest in the ConocoPhillips-operated project (OGJ, May 21, 2007, Newsletter).
Mon Dec 10 20:12:00 CST 2007
-- FPSO due at Okoro Setu oil field off Nigeria Afren PLC and Amni International Petroleum Development Co. have taken delivery of the Armada Perkasa floating production, storage, and offloading vessel, which will be moored at the Okoro Setu oil project, off Nigeria.
Mon Dec 10 09:12:00 CST 2007
-- StatoilHydro expects 1.9 million boe/d in 2008 StatoilHydro ASA said it expects to produce 1.9 million boe/d in 2008 and to receive an entitlement of 1.75 million boe/d from its international projects.
Fri Dec 07 13:12:00 CST 2007
-- US rig count at 14-week high US drilling activity increased by 5 rotary rigs to 1,828 units working, the highest count in 14 weeks and up from 1,724 in the same period last year, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.