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Drilling Production 2007 P11

  • 09/25/2007 -- Santos brings Oyong oil, gas field off Java on line
    Santos Ltd.-operated Oyong oil and gas field off East Java has been brought on stream.
  • 09/25/2007 -- Aramco lets oil production contract to Saipem
    Aramco has let a contract to Saipem and its Saudi partners TAQA and Al Rushaid to construct, transport, and install oil production facilities in the kingdom.
  • 09/25/2007 -- AGR to drill nine wells in UK North Sea
    AGR Group will drill 9 wells for various clients in the UK North Sea under contracts valued at $202.2 million.
  • 09/27/2007 -- PTTEP plans Arthit gas field on stream by early 2008
    PTT Exploration & Production PLC (PTTEP) has confirmed a plan to put Arthit gas field in the Gulf of Thailand on stream by February 2008.
  • 09/28/2007 -- GDF, Vattenfall plan CO2 pilot program in Germany
    In a move it claims is consistent with its sustainable development policy, Gaz de France has signed a cooperation agreement with Germany's Vattenfall Group for a carbon dioxide pilot project in Germany.
  • 10/02/2007 -- Oil production starts from Greater Plutonio area off Angola
    Oil production has started Oct. 1 from the Greater Plutonio development area on Block 18 off Angola, reported block operator BP Angola (Block 18) BV.
  • 10/04/2007 -- Pemex lets contract for Yaxche platforms
    Pemex E&P awarded ICA Fluor subsidiary Industrias del Hierro two contracts for the design and construction of two lightweight drilling platforms, Yaxche-B and KAB-A.
  • 10/05/2007 -- US rig count continues decline
    US drilling activity continued to decline for the fifth consecutive week, with the number of active rotary rigs down by 5 to 1,755, compared with 1,724 drilling a year ago, Baker Hughes said.
  • 10/08/2007 -- AED starts oil production at Puffin North East field
    AED Oil has brought its Puffin North East oil field in the Timor Sea on stream via two wells connected to the Front Puffin FPSO vessel.
  • 10/08/2007 -- BHP starts oil production from Genghis Khan in gulf
    BHP Billiton, on behalf of partners Hess Oil Corp. and Repsol-YPF SA, has begun oil production from the Genghis Khan development in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico 120 miles off Louisiana.
  • 10/12/2007 -- US rig count climbs after 5-week slump
    After retreating for 5 consecutive weeks, the US finally registered a gain of 12 rotary rigs to 1,767 units working, up from 1,728 a year ago, Baker Hughes Inc. said.
  • 10/16/2007 -- Marginal wells continue to boost US supply, IOGCC finds
    Marginal wells continue to play an important role in boosting US oil and gas supply, according to the latest report from the Interstate Oil & Gas Compact Commission.
  • 10/17/2007 -- Colorado gas plant catches CO2 for EOR
    Blue Source LLC announced the startup of a carbon dioxide reduction, carbon offset project at the Apple Tree LLC gas processing plant in Huerfano County, Colo.
  • 10/19/2007 -- Mitsubishi, Shell to use power-plant CO2 for EOR
    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. and Royal Dutch Shell PLC, building on an earlier agreement, will jointly develop plants aimed at boosting oil production by injecting wells with carbon dioxide emitted from electric power plants.
  • 10/19/2007 -- Pipeline to carry steam for Brazilian oil fields
    Brazil's state-owned Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) has awarded a $113 million contract to a unit of Skanska AB, Stockholm, for a pipeline to carry steam for injection into oil fields in northeastern Brazil.
  • 10/19/2007 -- US drilling dips again
    After rebounding last week for the first time in 6 weeks, the US rig count slipped again the week ended Oct. 19, dropping 3 units to 1,764 rotary rigs drilling, which is up from 1,739 in the same period last year, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.
  • 10/22/2007 -- API: US drilling at 22-year peak in third quarter
    US oil and gas drilling was at its highest level in 22 years during the third quarter, the American Petroleum Institute said in its latest quarterly well completion report on Oct 22.
  • 10/23/2007 -- Imperial boosts Russian oil output to 8,500 b/d
    Imperial Energy has increased its aggregate oil production by 33% to more than 8,500 b/d during the last 6 weeks after completing wells in two major producing fields in Western Siberia.
  • 10/24/2007 -- StatoilHydro charters TransOcean's Polar Pioneer
    StatoilHydro will charter the Polar Pioneer semisubmersible from Transocean Inc. for 4 years, starting from first half 2010, the operator said.
  • 10/25/2007 -- Salym Petroleum raises oil output in Siberia's Salym field
    Salym Petroleum, a JV of Shell and Sibir Energy, reported a record-high oil production rate at Salym field in the Khati-Mansi autonomous region of western Siberia.

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