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Drilling Production 2007 P6

  • 04/11/2007 -- Repsol YPF to use two Dalma rigs in Algeria
    Repsol YPF SA has let a $23.24 million contract to Dalma Energy for two deep-drilling land rigs to be used in Algeria.
  • 04/11/2007 -- IOGCC issues produced water guidebook
    The Interstate Oil & Gas Compact Commission has issued a guidebook cataloguing produced water data and water processing techniques used by oil and gas operators across the US.
  • 04/12/2007 -- Sour-gas technology tested at New Mexico well
    Nestco LLC has reported results of preliminary tests of a portable sour-gas scrubbing unit at a gas well in Jal, NM.
  • 04/13/2007 -- Production up from Norway's Brage oil field
    A Brage oil field production well in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea has increased production by up to 13,000 b/d, said well partner Endeavour International Corp. Apr. 11.
  • 04/16/2007 -- Petrobras lets subsea systems contract to Cameron
    Petrobras let a $127 million contract to Cameron for the supply of subsea systems for the Gas Production Anticipation Plan project, which aims to increase "significantly" domestic natural gas production in southeastern Brazil.
  • 04/18/2007 -- Forecast: Offshore spending to reach $275 billion by 2011
    Steady increases in offshore oil and gas production will drive up industry's annual spending to more than $275 billion by 2011 from $219 billion in 2006, according to a forecast published by Douglas-Westwood and Energyfiles.
  • 04/18/2007 -- Iraq study sees output hike, confirms reserves
    Iraq could double oil production capacity to 4 million b/d in 5 years with little effort, according to a 12-month study of its reservoirs by IHS Inc., London.
  • 04/20/2007 -- Pemex E&P secures three drilling rigs
    Pemex Exploration & Production Co. has secured three 200 ft, mat-cantilever jack ups from Pride International Inc. for 1-year drilling obligations in Mexican waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
  • 04/20/2007 -- US rig count highest in 21 years
    US drilling increased by 11 units to 1,769 rotary rigs working this week—the highest total since mid-January 1986, said Baker Hughes Inc.
  • 04/23/2007 -- Afren leases FPSO for Nigerian oil project
    Afren PLC and partner Amni International Petroleum Development Co., both of London, have signed a 5-year contract to lease the Armada Perkasa floating production, storage, and offloading vessel to enable start of production in early 2008 from their Okoro Setu oil project off Nigeria (OGJ Online, Dec. 15, 2006).
  • 04/23/2007 -- Statoil to double production from Glitne oil field
    Statoil ASA plans to drill the seventh well this summer in Glitne oil field on the Norwegian continental shelf, extending field life to 2009.
  • 04/24/2007 -- Umuroa FPSO on site off Taranaki, New Zealand
    The floating production, storage, and offloading vessel for the $245 million Tui oil development has arrived on location on the PMP 38158 permit 50 km off Taranaki on New Zealand's North Island.
  • 04/27/2007 -- US rig count falls by 22 units
    US drilling fell by 22 units from last week to 1,747 rotary rigs working this week, said Baker Hughes Inc. This total is up by 139 rigs from this time last year when 1,608 rigs were drilling in the US.
  • 05/02/2007 -- OTC: Nexen uses expandable tubular on Green Canyon 243
    Nexen Petroleum installed 6,867 ft of an openhole solid expandable tubular system in Aspen oil field on Green Canyon 243 off Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico, the company said May 2 at OTC.
  • 05/03/2007 -- Husky to buy Valero's Lima, Ohio, refinery
    Husky Energy Inc. has agreed to buy a 165,000 b/d refinery in Lima, Ohio, from Valero Energy Corp.
  • 05/04/2007 -- Total US drilling activity unchanged
    Total US drilling activity was unchanged with 1,747 rotary rigs working this week, up from 1,625 a year ago.
  • 05/07/2007 -- New Brunswick field gas to move to M&NE
    Production from McCully gas field in New Brunswick to the Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline is to begin in mid-June 2007, said field operator Corridor Resources Inc., Halifax, NS.
  • 05/07/2007 -- Talisman appraisal well off Vietnam successful
    Talisman (Vietnam 15-2/01) Ltd. has drilled a sidetrack appraisal well into its Hai Su Trang (HST) discovery made earlier this year on Block 15-2/01 in the Cuu Long basin off eastern Vietnam.
  • 05/09/2007 -- OTC: Subsea processing key to deepwater
    Increasingly sophisticated subsea treating-processing equipment is sustaining deepwater development although more equipment advances still are needed, industry suppliers told the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston.
  • 05/10/2007 -- Schlumberger, Calik Enerji units secure drilling rigs
    Parker Drilling Co. has signed separate drilling contracts with subsidiaries of Schlumberger and Calik Enerji AS for three international land rigs to work in Mexico and Turkmenistan.
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