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Drilling Production 2007 P7

  • 05/11/2007 -- Al-Naimi: Saudi Arabia to increase gas production
    Saudi Arabia's Oil Minister Ali bin Ibrahim Al-Naimi said his country plans to increase its natural gas production in order to meet demand growth from domestic industries.
  • 05/11/2007 -- US rig count lowest in 5 weeks
    US drilling activity dipped to a 5-week low the week ended May 11, with 1,740 rotary rigs working, 7 less than the previous week but up from 1,627 during the same period a year ago, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.
  • 05/17/2007 -- McDermott to build Aramco's Manifa oil platforms
    Saudi Aramco has let a lump-sum turnkey contract to J. Ray McDermott Inc. to design, procure, fabricate, transport, install, and connect offshore platforms for Manifa oil field in the Persian Gulf. The field is expected to produce 900,000 b/d of oil and 90 MMscfd of gas in mid-2011. The value of the contract was not disclosed.
  • 05/18/2007 -- CNOOC brings WZ 11-1 oil field on stream
    CNOOC Ltd. reported start of oil production from Wei Zhou (WZ) 11-1 field in the western South China Sea. The field currently has one well producing more than 2,100 b/d of oil.
  • 05/18/2007 -- US rig count increases by four units
    US drilling activity rebounded slightly, up by 4 rotary rigs to 1,744 working this week, compared with 1,639 in the same period a year ago.
  • 05/23/2007 -- Petrobras secures semi for work off Brazil
    Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) has awarded a 5-year, $482 million drilling contract to Pride International Inc. for the Pride Mexico semisubmersible to drill off Brazil.
  • 05/24/2007 -- Pearl starts up Jasmine C platform off Thailand
    Pearl Energy, a unit of Aabar Petroleum Investments Co., began production of 1,450 b/d of oil from a single development well at the Jasmine C platform in the Gulf of Thailand.
  • 05/25/2007 -- Gas sales start from Turkish Black Sea
    The first natural gas sold from the Turkish Black Sea has begun flowing from the South Akcakoca subbasin to AKSA, a Turkish gas distributor, reports Toreador Resources Corp. (OGJ, Apr. 16, 2007, Newsletter).
  • 05/25/2007 -- US rig activity continues to climb
    US drilling activity continued to climb, up by 16 units to 1,760 rotary rigs working this week, compared with 1,649 in the same period a year ago, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.
  • 06/01/2007 -- California Geysers geothermal expansion set
    Calpine Corp., San Jose, Calif., plans a 2-year multirig drilling program to increase electricity production by as much as 80 Mw at its Geysers geothermal operation in northern California.
  • 06/01/2007 -- US drilling climbs to new 21-year high
    US drilling activity climbed to a new 21-year high this week with 1,774 rotary rigs working, said Baker Hughes Inc.
  • 06/04/2007 -- Cross-border Enoch oil field comes on stream
    First oil production has begun from Enoch field in the North Sea, reported field operator Talisman North Sea Ltd.
  • 06/08/2007 -- US drilling dips after reaching record-high
    After hitting a new 21-year high last week, US drilling activity slumped this week, down 14 rotary rigs to 1,760 drilling, compared with 1,661 during the same period last year, said Baker Hughes Inc.
  • 06/11/2007 -- Oman resumes oil exports, operations following cyclone
    Oman lost more than $200 million in the first 3 days of its oil exports' suspension due to Tropical Cyclone Gonu, an Omani official said on June 11.
  • 06/11/2007 -- Mubarek infill well spudded off Sharjah
    Sky Petroleum Inc., Austin, Tex., said drilling has started on the K2-ST3 sidetrack in Mubarek oil field operated by Crescent Petroleum Co. International Ltd. off Sharjah.
  • 06/14/2007 -- Complex Tangguh partnership spat triggers lawsuit
    Talisman Energy Inc. will challenge CNOOC Ltd. in a Texas court over the Chinese firm's 17% stake in the $5 billion Tangguh project, which is expected to begin commercial LNG production in 2008-09.
  • 06/15/2007 -- Soco plans for 2008 Ca Ngu Vang oil deliveries
    Soco International plans initial oil deliveries from its Ca Ngu Vang field in Vietnam in the first half of 2008.
  • 06/15/2007 -- Heritage begins oil production from Siberian field
    Heritage Oil Corp. has begun oil production from one well at its Zapadno Chumpasskoye field in Western Siberia. Russian federal and local authorities have approved a pilot development project for the field that includes the drilling of more than 50 wells.
  • 06/19/2007 -- Eni declares force majeure in Nigeria following attacks
    Italy's Eni SPA June 19 said it declared force majeure 2 days ago at its Nigerian Ogobinbiri oil flow station after an attack by a group of militants.
  • 06/19/2007 -- Petrobank initiates third well pair at Whitesands
    Petrobank Energy & Resources Ltd., Calgary, has begun air injection into its third well pair in the Whitesands pilot project in the oil sands region of Alberta.
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