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Drilling Production 2008 P10

  • 06/20/2008 -- Suncor lets contract for Voyageur upgrader work
    Suncor Energy let a contract to Jacobs Engineering to provide detailed engineering, procurement, and construction for Suncor's Voyageur upgrader near Fort McMurray, Alta.
  • 06/21/2008 -- Thailand considers artificial reef program
    Thai officials are thinking of turning decommissioned offshore platforms and pipelines into to artificial reefs in the Gulf of Thailand.
  • 06/23/2008 -- Australia considers carbon capture and storage law
    Australian Resources and Energy Minister Martin Ferguson introduced amendments to the country's offshore petroleum law to clear the way for carbon dioxide capture and storage offshore.
  • 06/23/2008 -- Australia amends offshore law to enable CO2 storage
    Australian Resources and Energy Minister Martin Ferguson introduced amendments to the country's offshore petroleum law to clear the way for carbon dioxide capture and storage in offshore locations.
  • 06/23/2008 -- Dong Energy lets Nini East platform contract
    Dong Energy let a turnkey contract to Bladt Industries AS to construct and install an unmanned satellite production platform for its Nini East oil field in the North Sea.
  • 06/23/2008 -- Aramco hiking production capacity by 850,000 b/d
    Saudi Aramco, repeating long-announced plans, will increase production by yearend by a combined 850,000 b/d from its Khursaniyah, Nuayyim, and Shaybah fields, according to a senior official.
  • 06/24/2008 -- Samsung lets field development ship contract to Saipem
    Samsung Heavy Industries Co., South Korea, awarded a turnkey contract to Saipem SA to develop the Saipem FDS 2 field development ship for deepwater fields. The vessel, which is expected to be ready by 2010, will cost €380 million to construct, including a vertical J-lay tower. It will be built at the Koje shipyard.
  • 06/24/2008 -- Japanese banks lend $2 billion for Pluto field
    The Japan Bank for International Cooperation, aiming to secure stable supplies of natural gas, coal, and iron ore for the country, plans to lend some 1 trillion yen over the next 5 years to help finance projects in Australia that involve Japanese companies.
  • 06/24/2008 -- Petrobras, Mitsui sign ultradeepwater drilling contract
    Transocean Inc.'s subsidiaries reached an agreement with subsidiaries of Petrobras and Mitsui to acquire a newbuild ultradeepwater drillship under a capital lease contract.
  • 06/26/2008 -- StatoilHydro resumes Oseberg production
    StatoilHydro has restarted oil production from Oseberg South, Oseberg East, and Tune fields in the Norwegian North Sea following the closure of the Oseberg field center when a small fire occurred in the switchboard room June 15.
  • 06/30/2008 -- CNOOC brings XJ 23-1 oil field on production
    China National Offshore Oil Corp. Ltd. said its Xijiang (XJ) 23-1 oil field in the South China Sea has started production.
  • 06/30/2008 -- Nexus gears up for Crux liquids project
    Nexus Energy has committed for $308 million in drilling and equipment packages, the clearest sign yet of an imminent green light for the Crux field liquids/gas recycling project.
  • 07/02/2008 -- US drilling rig count at 23-year high
    US drilling continued to climb, up by 8 rotary rigs to 1,921 working this week, said Baker Hughes Inc. on July 2.
  • 07/03/2008 -- Bualuang oil field off Thailand set to produce
    Soco International PLC, a partner in Bualuang field in the Gulf of Thailand, said oil production from the field would commence this month.
  • 07/03/2008 -- Aramco taps JGC for Manifa equipment
    Saudi Arabia's state-owned Saudi Arabian Oil Co. has awarded engineering firm JGC Corp. a ¥200 billion contract to supply crude oil treatment equipment, which includes water injection equipment and storage tanks, for the northern area of Manifa field in the Persian Gulf.
  • 07/07/2008 -- StatoilHydro improves Gullfaks oil recovery factor
    StatoilHydro reported it has produced an additional 60 million bbl of oil from Gullfaks field in the Norwegian North Sea as it has improved the recovery factor to more than 60%.
  • 07/11/2008 -- Total, Inpex budget $2 billion for Indonesian EOR
    A Total executive revealed on a visit to Indonesia that the firm and its Japanese partner Inpex will invest $2 billion next year for EOR in the partners' oil and gas fields in Indonesia.
  • 07/11/2008 -- US drilling activity stabilizes
    US drilling activity remained relatively stable with 1,922 rotary rigs working, 1 more than the previous week, said Baker Hughes Inc.
  • 07/15/2008 -- BP orders ultraextended-reach rig for Liberty field
    BP Exploration Alaska Inc. (BPXA), a division of BP PLC, has signed a contract with Houston-based Parker Drilling Co. to build, deliver, and commission a new ultraextended-reach drilling rig for Liberty field in the Beaufort Sea off Alaska.
  • 07/15/2008 -- API: US 2Q exploratory drilling up by over 50%
    Oil and gas producers drilled over 50% more US exploratory wells in the second quarter of this year than a year earlier, the American Petroleum Institute said in its latest quarterly estimate of domestic well completions.

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