-- Production delay at Kashagan oil field The Kazakh government agreed to a further delay in the start of production at the offshore Kashagan oil field after meeting with Agip Kazakhstan North Caspian Operating Co.
-- Inpex deciding where to process Ichthys gas Japan's Inpex Holdings Inc. expects to make a decision by yearend on where to process gas from Ichthys field in the Browse basin off northwestern Western Australia.
-- Shell continues operations in Ogoniland Shell Petroleum Development Co. has not been ordered to leave its operations in Ogoniland in Rivers State, although Nigerian President Yar'Adua said another operator would replace Shell by yearend.
-- Central Wilmington pipeline ends oil trucking Trucking oil has been eliminated from the central part of Wilmington field in Long Beach, Calif., and production increased to 243,000 bbl the quarter ended Mar. 31, up 51% on the year.
-- Apache, EGPC JV lets Salam gas plant contracts Khalda Petroleum, a JV of Apache and EGPC, let a contract to Petrofac for EPC services for an additional gas train at the Salam gas plant on Apache's Khalda Concession in Egypt's Western Desert.
-- Institutes to map European gas shale sites GFZ German Research Center, France's IFP, and Holland's TNO are establishing a consortium of 15-16 university institutes and energy centers to map possible gas shale sites in various European countries.
-- Tengizchevroil raises production, seeks outlets Chevron Corp said its Tengizchevroil LLP affiliate has completed a major expansion at Tengiz field in Kazakhstan that will nearly double the site's initial production capacity.