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Drilling Production 2008 P12

  • 08/01/2008 -- US drilling activity dips
    US drilling activity dipped this week, down by 6 to 1,951 rotary rigs working, compared with 1,781 during the same period a year ago, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.
  • 08/04/2008 -- Brazilian oil, gas labor union set to strike
    The labor union representing oil and gas platform workers in Brazil's Campos basin has announced plans for a second 5-day strike against state-run Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras).
  • 08/04/2008 -- Menzel Ledjmet East output goal is mid-2011
    The target for first hydrocarbons production from the $1.3 billion Menzel Ledjmet East development in eastern Algeria's Berkine basin is the second quarter of 2011, said First Calgary Petroleums.
  • 08/04/2008 -- AED expands Puffin oil field development
    AED Oil Ltd.'s Puffin oil field in the Timor Sea has produced 1.6 million bbl of oil and $67 million (Aus.) in revenue during the 2007-08 financial year.
  • 08/04/2008 -- StatoilHydro starts oil production from Vilje field
    StatoilHydro has delivered first oil from Vilje field in the Norwegian North Sea to the Alvheim floating production, storage, and offloading vessel.
  • 08/06/2008 -- Brazilian oil, gas platform worker union cancels strike
    The Sindipetro-NF union, which represents oil and gas platform workers in Brazil, has decided to cancel a strike against state-owned Petrobras originally planned to begin on Aug. 5.
  • 08/06/2008 -- OGX leases Ocean Quest semi for Campos blocks
    Brazil's privately held OGX Petroleo e Gas Participacoes has signed an agreement with Diamond Offshore Netherlands BV, a subsidiary of Diamond Offshore Drilling, for the charter of a third drilling rig.
  • 08/07/2008 -- Transnet lets contract for South Africa pipeline
    Johannesburg-based Transnet has awarded a €40 million contract to Siemens Energy to supply automation controls for Transnet's planned 700-km multiproduct pipeline in South Africa.
  • 08/08/2008 -- Senate 'Gang of 10,' House working group try to break energy logjam
    Bipartisan groups of US Senate and House members offered new energy proposals as Democratic and Republican leaders continued to trade potshots and a five-week congressional recess began.
  • 08/08/2008 -- US drilling increases
    US drilling rebounded this week, up by 16 units to 1,967 rotary rigs working, vs. 1,798 a year ago, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.
  • 08/11/2008 -- Gas production begins at Tunisia's Chergui field
    Petrofac Energy Developments began natural gas and condensate production Aug. 8 from Chergui field on Kerkennah Island in Tunisia.
  • 08/12/2008 -- Colorado cleared for Anvil Points leasing revenue
    The US Energy and Interior secretaries jointly notified Congress on Aug. 8 that the way has been cleared for Colorado to begin receiving leasing revenue from Naval Oil Shale Reserves Nos. 1 and 2 on the Roan Plateau.
  • 08/12/2008 -- Northern Offshore to acquire Arctic semis from Transocean
    Northern Offshore has entered into agreements with affiliates of Transocean to acquire for $750 million the semisubmersible drilling rigs GSF Arctic II and GSF Arctic IV.
  • 08/13/2008 -- Ascent Resources begins gas production in Hungary
    Ascent Resources PLC, London, has begun natural gas production from its PEN-104 well in the Peneszlek area of the Nyirseg permits in eastern Hungary.
  • 08/13/2008 -- Turkey's Thrace basin gas to flow in 2009
    A group led by Incremental Petroleum Ltd., Perth, plans to start gas production in mid-2009 from the Edirne license in the Thrace basin northwest of Istanbul.
  • 08/14/2008 -- Queensland oil shale project still in the wings
    Queensland Energy Resources has shunned the Alberta-Taciuk Processor revolving kiln oil shale processing technology in favor of the Paraho II technology to develop its deposits along Queensland's east coast.
  • 08/15/2008 -- Azerbaijan reduces oil production by 80%
    Azerbaijan has reduced its oil production by 80% as oil transport has been suspended via its export pipelines, Baku-Supsa and BTC, according to local media.
  • 08/16/2008 -- US rig count continues to climb
    US drilling continued to increase the week ended Aug. 15, with 23 more rotary rigs for a total of 1,990 working, up from 1,795 during the same period in 2007, said Baker Hughes Inc.
  • 08/19/2008 -- StatoilHydro lets contract for Troll B gas injection
    StatoilHydro let a $100 million contract to Subsea 7 to design and install Troll B gas injection facilities to improve oil recovery at the country's largest gas field in the Norwegian North Sea.
  • 08/21/2008 -- Maersk Contractors to send jack up rig to Brunei
    Brunei Shell Petroleum has contracted the Maersk Convincer jack up rig for 1 year to drill off Brunei with an option to twice extend the 1-year contract.

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