-- Alberta to rebut oil sands' environmental foes Alberta plans to emphasize the strategic and economic benefits of continuing production from its oil sands, said an official of the Canadian province's government June 11.
-- ERCB sees rise in Alberta CBM output Alberta's coalbed methane production could reach 640 bcf/year in 2017, or 16% of the province's marketable gas output compared with 5% in 2007, the Energy Resources Conservation Board said.
-- Ship guarding Addax facility off Nigeria attacked Even as Royal Dutch Shell PLC announced a continuation of its force majeure for Nigerian Bonny oil exports, militants in southern Nigeria ambushed a naval vessel guarding an offshore concession operated by Addax Petroleum Corp., killing one person and wounding several others.
-- Petrobras to study oil shale development in Utah Brazil's Petrobras reported signing an agreement with Oil Shale Exploration Co. and Japan's Mitsui & Co. to jointly conduct a study into the development of oil shale projects in Utah.
-- US drilling regains 9 rigs US drilling activity regained 9 rotary rigs to 1,886 units working the week ended June 6, up from 1,760 during the same period last year, said Baker Hughes Inc., Houston.
-- US drilling dips below 22-year high US drilling activity slipped below a 22-year high this week with 1,877 rotary rigs working, 12 less than the prior week but up from 1,774 units a year ago, said Baker Hughes Inc.
-- Statfjord A platform oil production resumes StatoilHydro has resumed oil production from the Statfjord A platform in the Norwegian North Sea following its closure earlier in the week due to a leak between a storage cell and one of the platform shafts.
-- Kambuna gas flow to start off Indonesia Serica Energy PLC, London, plans to start production by yearend from Kambuna gas field in the Malacca Straits 40 km off North Sumatra, Indonesia.