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Drilling Production 2007 P3

  • 01/19/2007 -- US drilling activity increases for third week
    US drilling activity continued to grow for the third consecutive week despite a blanket of ice and snow across much of the nation, increasing by 28 rotary rigs to 1,745 units working this week, up from 1,472 during the same period in 2006, said Baker Hughes Inc.
  • 01/22/2007 -- Manati field gas production begins off Bahia
    Brazil's state-owned Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) announced the start of natural gas production off Bahia state.
  • 01/22/2007 -- BP to produce 20-30 tcf of tight gas in Oman
    Oman has let a major production-sharing contract to BP PLC to produce an estimated 20-30 tcf of tight gas from Omani fields from 2010.
  • 01/23/2007 -- DOE notes advance of microhole smart-motor, LWD system
    The Department of Energy has identified a microhole "smart" steering motor and logging-while-drilling (LWD) system as among the most advanced projects under development in its microhole initiative.
  • 01/23/2007 -- BP stops production again at Shah Deniz field
    BP PLC has shut in gas and condensate production at the Shah Deniz field in Azerbaijan for the second time in a month due to problems with pressures in the well.
  • 01/24/2007 -- Urals to ramp up Dulisminskoye oil production
    Urals Energy PCL plans to increase oil production to 30,000 b/d by 2012 at Dulisminskoye field in Irkutsk Oblast, Eastern Siberia.
  • 01/25/2007 -- Urals to boost Russian oil production by yearend
    Urals Energy PCL, Nicosia, Cyprus, intends to increase its oil production in Russia to 19,000 b/d from 11,600 b/d by yearend under a $90 million capital spending plan.
  • 01/25/2007 -- S. Texas gas well productivity declining, study says
    South Texas gas wells examined in a recent study are losing productivity, and rising costs of materials and labor are driving up operating costs, according to Ziff Energy Group.
  • 01/26/2007 -- Pearl starts up Jasmine B platform off Thailand
    Pearl Energy Ltd., a unit of Aabar Petroleum Investments Co. PJSC of Abu Dhabi, on Jan. 22 began oil production at an initial rate of 2,300 b/d from a single development well at the Jasmine B platform in the Gulf of Thailand.
  • 01/26/2007 -- Eni: Kashagan field more 'generous' than thought
    Kashagan oil field in Kazakhstan is more "generous" than expected, said Eni SPA's Chief Executive Paolo Scaroni Jan. 25, indicating that Kashagan may have higher production rates than originally anticipated.
  • 01/26/2007 -- US rig activity falls
    US drilling fell this week, with 1,699 rotary rigs working, down by 46 from the previous week but up from 1,487 during the same period last year, said Baker Hughes Inc. Jan. 26.
  • 01/30/2007 -- Cairn aims to produce Rajasthan oil in 2009
    Cairn Energy PLC, Edinburgh, says it is confident it can deliver oil from its northern Rajasthan development from 2009 and is in talks with India to reach a satisfactory pipeline offtakes agreement this summer.
  • 01/30/2007 -- Iran, Repsol YPF-Shell ink $10 billion South Pars deal
    Iran reported the completion of a preliminary $10 billion deal with Repsol YPF SA and Royal Dutch Shell PLC to produce 16 million tonnes/year of LNG from Iran's South Pars field.
  • 01/30/2007 -- Technip installs topsides in Kikeh field off Malaysia
    Technip has completed an open sea catamaran floatover topsides installation on the deepwater spar in Kikeh field off Malaysia.
  • 02/01/2007 -- Norne FPSO to be upgraded for Alve gas project
    Aker Kvaerner will modify the topsides of the Norne floating production, storage, and offloading unit under a $62.3 million contract so that additional fields can be tied back to Statoil's Alve gas-condensate field in the Norwegian Sea (OGJ, Jan. 22, 2007, Newsletter).
  • 02/02/2007 -- Uzbekistan, oil firms ink PSA for Aral Sea section
    Uzbekistan, along with a consortium of state-owned Uzbekneftegaz, Lukoil Overseas, Petronas, China National Petroleum Corp., and Korea National Oil Co., have signed a production-sharing agreement for the Uzbek section of the Aral Sea.
  • 02/02/2007 -- OMV raises output from Pakistan's Sawan gas field
    OMV AG has increased gas production from its Sawan field in Pakistan to 400 MMscfd from 340 MMscfd under a $350 million investment plan.
  • 02/06/2007 -- Petrobras begins production from Cottonwood field
    Petrobras America Inc. on Feb. 4 began producing from the first well in the Cottonwood gas-condensate field in the Gulf of Mexico—the first deepwater field outside of Brazil that Petrobras, as operator, has developed and put into production.
  • 02/08/2007 -- Statoil starts Gullfaks fields oil production
    Statoil ASA has begun oil production from its Skinfaks field and has implemented improved oil recovery techniques to boost oil output from Rimfaks field. Both lie in the Gullfaks license in the Tampen area of the Norwegian North Sea.
  • 02/09/2007 -- US drilling rises again; up 17 rigs
    US drilling activity continued to increase, adding 17 more rotary rigs for a total of 1,731 this week, up from 1,532 during the same period in 2006, said Baker Hughes Inc.

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