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Drilling Production 2007 P4

  • 02/09/2007 -- Production, workover services due Pemex fields
    Petroleos Mexicanos has let a $45.8 million contract to a subsidiary of Key Energy Services Inc., Houston, for field production solutions and well workover services for its North Region assets in Mexico.
  • 02/12/2007 -- Total launches CO2 sequestration project in Rousse gas field
    Total SA will capture and store 150,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide in a depleted gas field in southwestern France in 2008-10 under a pilot trial to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  • 02/13/2007 -- Coal project may tip oil sands energy balance
    Sherritt International Corp., Toronto, has floated a development plan for a $1.2 billion clean coal gasification project in south-central Alberta that would produce syngas, hydrogen, carbon dioxide, and elemental sulfur.
  • 02/14/2007 -- PTTEP begins gas, condensate production from Shams field
    Thailand's PTT Exploration & Production PCL (PTTEP), operator of Oman's Block 44, has begun production of natural gas and condensate in its Shams (Sun) field, about 300 km west of Muscat.
  • 02/16/2007 -- Intec starts joint study to assess subsea technologies
    Intec Engineering has initiated a joint industry study of subsea processing technologies to assess the state-of-the-art for three key deepwater process equipment types: subsea separators, subsea pumps, and subsea compressors.
  • 02/16/2007 -- UKOOA: UKCS oil, gas production down by 9% in 2006
    Production of oil and natural gas from the UK Continental Shelf fell by 9% to 2.95 million boe/d in 2006 compared with 2005 because of technical and commercial difficulties, according to a survey by the UK Offshore Operators' Association.
  • 02/19/2007 -- FCP to produce from Algeria's MLE field in 2009
    First Calgary Petroleums Ltd. (FCP) will produce 200 MMcfd of gas from MLE oil and gas field in Algeria's Berkine basin and will build infrastructure with Sonatrach by late 2009 under a $1.3 billion development plan.
  • 02/20/2007 -- PTTEP lets contract for Arthit field development
    Petroleum Authority of Thailand's exploration and production subsidiary PTTEP has awarded Technip a contract for the detailed engineering of four generic wellhead platforms with associated subsea pipelines and tie-ins.
  • 02/22/2007 -- Sakhalin-1 hits first-phase production peak
    Exxon Neftegas Ltd., operator of the Sakhalin-1 project off eastern Russia, has reached its targeted first-phase peak production rate of 250,000 b/d of oil.
  • 02/22/2007 -- Field off Hong Kong due new platform jacket
    CNOOC Ltd. has decided to replace a platform jacket found last year to have been deformed in a gas field under development in the Pearl River Mouth basin of the South China Sea.
  • 02/23/2007 -- Argentina, Venezuela start Orinoco drilling
    Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez and Argentina's President Nestor Kirchner inaugurated drilling of the first well in the Orinoco heavy-oil belt to be operated by Argentine companies.
  • 02/23/2007 -- PDO lets contract for Marmul polymer flood
    Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) has let an engineering, procurement, and construction contract to a consortium led by SNF SAS, a French polyacrylamide producer, for a polymer flood in Marmul oil field in southern Oman.
  • 02/23/2007 -- US drilling activity climbs
    US drilling activity continued to climb for the fourth consecutive week with 1,754 rotary rigs working, 8 more than the previous week.
  • 02/23/2007 -- Petrobras eyes oil in Jordanian shales
    Petroleo Brasilerio signed a memorandum of understanding with Jordan's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources to study the viability of Petrobras's patented Petrosix mining technology at the Attarat Umm Ghudran oil shale deposit 50 miles south of Amman.
  • 02/26/2007 -- Suncor to expand oil sands mining, use new system
    Suncor Energy Inc. plans to develop an oil sands mining project 3 km southwest of its existing oil sands operation north of Fort McMurray, Alta.
  • 03/02/2007 -- Shell starts Changbei field gas production
    Commercial gas production has begun at Changbei gas field in China, said Royal Dutch Shell PLC, the field's operator, on Mar. 1. The field is expected to plateau at 3 billion cu m/year in 2008 and deliver gas to Beijing, Tianjin, Shandong, and Hebei.
  • 03/02/2007 -- US drilling slips slightly
    US drilling activity dipped slightly this week with a net loss of 2 rotary rigs, but 1,752 are still working. That's up from 1,531 active rigs in the same period last year, said Baker Hughes Inc.
  • 03/02/2007 -- Indonesia, Premier negotiate gas price deal
    Indonesia has offered a larger production split to production-sharing contractor Premier Oil PLC as compensation for a proposed cut in price of the firm's natural gas from Natuna field.
  • 03/06/2007 -- Rig shortages to delay Libya's E&P projects
    Exploration and production programs in Libya are facing significant delays because of a shortage of drilling and workover rigs, according to Phoenicia Group, a Libya-based investment and trade consultancy firm.
  • 03/08/2007 -- BPTT expects Mango-Cashima fields output in fall
    BP Trinidad & Tobago LLC is moving to bring online 800 MMcfd of natural gas from its Mango and Cashima fields off eastern Trinidad and Tobago this fall.

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