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Drilling Production 2007 P15

  • 12/28/2007 -- 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).
  • 12/30/2007 -- 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.
  • 11/12/2007 -- Gas plant boosting East Texas field flow
    Madisonville Gas Processing started up a gas treatment plant expansion at Madisonville field in Madison County 100 miles north of Houston to handle sour gas from the Cretaceous Rodessa formation at 12,000 ft.
  • 11/28/2007 -- Shell assumes operatorship of Ormen Lange development
    Norske Shell AS will assume operatorship of the Ormen Lange natural gas field from StatoilHydro SA on Dec. 1.
  • 10/30/2007 -- Chevron extends production period for blocks off Thailand
    Chevron Thailand E&P and its partners have signed an agreement with the Thai Ministry of Energy to extend for an additional 10 years the production period of four blocks in the Gulf of Thailand.
  • 08/15/2007 -- Peru heavy oil fields await development
    Barrett Resources (Peru) retained a financial advisor to review alternatives to facilitate development of three large heavy oil fields in northeastern Peru.
  • 07/20/2007 -- Production starts from Independence Hub
    Atwater Valley Producers reported that production has begun from the Independence Hub platform, moored in 8,000 ft of water on MC Block 920, 123 miles southeast of Biloxi in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • 07/30/2007 -- Thailand extends Chevron, PTTEP concessions
    Thai authorities have agreed to extend concession rights of groups led by Chevron Corp. and PTT Exploration & Production PLC (PTTEP) for 10 years to 2022. The extensions enable the country's two largest gas producers to continue operating their gas-condensate fields in the Gulf of Thailand after the current licenses expire in 2012.
  • 07/11/2007 -- Gas projects to create regional gas grid in UAE
    A regional gas grid is materializing in the Middle East with the completion of the Dolphin gas project in Qatar and the advancement of Shah sour gas field in Abu Dhabi.
  • 07/12/2007 -- Chevron to replace Tahiti spar's mooring shackles
    Chevron Corp. said it is pursuing "alternate actions" to ensure new shackles are available "in the shortest time-frame possible" for its Tahiti project in deepwater Gulf of Mexico.
  • 06/27/2007 -- Ivanhoe completes Athabasca bitumen test
    Ivanhoe Energy Inc. completed an Athabasca bitumen test run at its commercial demonstration plant in Bakersfield, Calif., using HTL, the company's proprietary heavy oil upgrading technology.
  • 06/22/2007 -- Minke gas field in North Sea begins production
    Gaz de France Britain, operator of Minke field in the southern UK North Sea, has begun gas production from a single well subsea development in the field.
  • 06/12/2007 -- Oil from Jidong field off China to serve domestic market
    Anticipated production from Nanpu block in China's Jidong field will likely go to the country's domestic market, according to a Western oil company executive.
  • 05/16/2007 -- Talks continue for Cepu block production start date
    ExxonMobil and PT Pertamina are involved in discussions with government authorities aimed at resolving their differences and advancing the start of oil production from Indonesia's Cepu block.
  • 05/18/2007 -- Shell Canada lets Scotford upgrader expansion contract
    Shell Canada Ltd. has let a construction and fabrication contract to KBR Inc. for the Scotford upgrader expansion east of Edmonton, Alta.
  • 05/01/2007 -- OTC: MMS estimates gulf production by 2016
    Oil production in the Gulf of Mexico is forecast at up to 2.1 million b/d by 2016 compared with current levels of 1.35-1.4 million b/d, the US Minerals Management Service said May 1 at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston.
  • 05/02/2007 -- Venezuela takes operational control of Orinoco oil fields
    Venezuela President Hugo Chavez's government took over that country's last remaining privately run oil fields on May 1, intensifying a decisive struggle with the oil industry over one of the world's most lucrative deposits.
  • 04/13/2007 -- Contracts let for work in Ursa, Princess fields
    Shell Offshore Inc. has selected Technip to install water injection flowlines and risers for deepwater Ursa and Princess oil fields.
  • 04/13/2007 -- Tabu field production begins off Malaysia
    ExxonMobil Exploration & Production Malaysia Inc. has begun production of nonassociated gas from Tabu field, 200 km off Terengganu, Malaysia. Production is expected to peak at 150 MMcfd.
  • 04/18/2007 -- APPEA: ExxonMobil to maintain Bass Strait output
    Bass Strait's future as a major oil province will continue for some years, according to operator ExxonMobil.
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