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Drilling Production 2008 P18

  • Wed Dec 31 06:12:00 CST 2008 -- Coastal Energy drills two Gulf of Thailand wells
    Coastal Energy successfully completed two wells on Block G5/43 in the Gulf of Thailand, serving to ensure an average oil production of 9,000 b/d from its Songkhla field.
  • Wed Dec 31 10:12:00 CST 2008 -- Interior approves BLM's Montana CBM supplemental EIS
    A final supplement to the Montana statewide oil and gas environmental impact statement won final approval Dec. 30 at the US DOI's headquarters, the US BLM said.
  • Wed Jan 09 14:01:00 CST 2008 -- Chesapeake Energy growing Barnett shale production
    Chesapeake Energy Corp. expects to complete, on average, a Barnett shale well about every 15 hr through at least 2010.
  • Tue Jan 15 12:01:00 CST 2008 -- Shell starts gas production from UK's Starling field
    Royal Dutch Shell PLC has started natural gas production from Starling field in the central North Sea. It is expected to peak at 140 MMcfd of gas.
  • Mon Jan 21 12:01:00 CST 2008 -- Shell lets contract for Perdido flowline, riser installation
    Shell has let to Technip an engineering, fabrication, and installation contract for a flowline and riser on ultradeepwater Perdido oil field in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Tue Jan 29 12:01:00 CST 2008 -- Gas production starts from A12 field off the Netherlands
    Gas production started late last month from A12 field off the Netherlands, said Chevron Exploration & Production Netherlands BV.
  • Fri Feb 01 11:02:00 CST 2008 -- PDVSA pays Total, StatoilHydro for Orinoco assets
    Venezuela will pay $1.1 billion in compensation to StatoilHydro AS and France's Total SA for its nationalization of an oil project they previously controlled.
  • Mon Feb 11 16:02:00 CST 2008 -- ExxonMobil drills record extended-reach well at Sakhalin-1
    ExxonMobil surpassed its own world record for reaching offshore deposits with land-based extended-reach technology, drilling from an onshore well at its Sakhalin-1 project in eastern Russian.
  • Fri Feb 22 09:02:00 CST 2008 -- McMoRan reenters Blackbeard gas prospect in gulf
    McMoRan Oil & Gas has entered into a multiwell drilling contract with Rowan Cos. that includes its reentering the Blackbeard gas prospect in the ultradeepwater Gulf of Mexico.
  • Thu Feb 28 10:02:00 CST 2008 -- Africa Oil to use new rig for Puntland wells
    Africa Oil will use a new rig under contract from Energi Tata Persada for its drilling program in the Puntland area of Somalia (OGJ, Sept. 3, 2007, p. 34).
  • Fri Mar 07 10:03:00 CST 2008 -- ConocoPhillips lets contract for Ekofisk decommissioning
    ConocoPhillips let a contract to Heerema Marine Contractors to decommission its nine Ekofisk platforms in the Norwegian and UK sectors of the North Sea by 2013.
  • Thu Mar 27 12:03:00 CDT 2008 -- PTTEP brings Arthit on stream in Gulf of Thailand
    Arthit, one of the largest natural gas fields in the Gulf of Thailand, has come on stream after encountering minor production system problems during tests earlier this month.
  • Tue Apr 01 12:04:00 CDT 2008 -- Chevron lets Platong platform work contract
    Chevron Thailand let a contract to J. Ray McDermott SA to build a central production-processing platform, living quarters, and associated facilities for the Platong Gas II project, Gulf of Thailand.
  • Fri Apr 04 13:04:00 CDT 2008 -- Colombia shortlists 20 firms for heavy oil projects
    Colombia's National Hydrocarbons Agency (ANH) has invited 20 companies to submit formal proposals in May to develop eight greenfield heavy-oil blocks in the East Llanos basin, the head of the agency told OGJ.
  • Thu Apr 17 16:04:00 CDT 2008 -- Centrica secures rig to develop Grove gas field
    Centrica PLC will drill three wells and add offshore compression facilities in Grove gas field in the southern North Sea during the third quarter to boost production. Completion of the wells is scheduled for spring 2009.
  • Fri Apr 25 12:04:00 CDT 2008 -- Strike, attack cut Nigerian oil output
    Nigerian oil production was cut by an estimated 1 million b/d, about 40% of the country's recent output of 2.5 million b/d, by a workers' strike as well as an attack by militants on a main oil pipeline.
  • Mon Apr 28 16:04:00 CDT 2008 -- Strike, attacks curtail Nigerian oil output, exports
    Nigeria is suffering a shutdown of nearly 70% of its oil production and exports due to a workers' strike, a recent militant attack, and other security-related problems.
  • Fri May 09 09:05:00 CDT 2008 -- Simulfrac success seen in Arkoma Woodford
    Continental Resources Inc., Enid, Okla., declared success at the first "simulfrac" stimulation performed in the Devonian Woodford shale in the Arkoma basin in eastern Oklahoma.
  • Mon May 12 16:05:00 CDT 2008 -- OTC: Deepwater systems offer new life in Gulf of Mexico
    The ultradeep waters of the Gulf of Mexico will be an area of significant oil production in the future, according to Steve Thurston, vice-president of Chevron North America E&P Co.
  • Thu May 22 12:05:00 CDT 2008 -- Bakken play gets Three Forks/Sanish producer
    A well on the Williston basin Nesson anticline in Dunn County, ND, was completed flowing oil, gas, and water from the Devonian Three Forks/Sanish formation.
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