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Drilling Production 2008 P19

  • Fri May 30 12:05:00 CDT 2008 -- Shell launches Perdido spar production facility
    Shell is transporting by barge its enormous Perdido spar production facility from the shipyard in Pori, Finland, to Ingleside, Tex.
  • Wed Jun 11 12:06:00 CDT 2008 -- Marathon's Alvheim oil field begins production
    Marathon Petroleum Norge AS has begun producing oil from Alvheim field off Norway via its floating production, storage, and offloading vessel.
  • Thu Jun 19 12:06:00 CDT 2008 -- ExxonMobil unit lets Sakhalin contract to Sakhneftegaz
    Sakhneftegaz Engineering has won a contract from Exxon Neftegas for the engineering, procurement, and technical support services for the Arkutun-Dagi offshore platform off Sakhalin Island, Russia.
  • Fri Jun 20 16:06:00 CDT 2008 -- Rebel attack shuts Shell's Bonga FPSO production
    Shell has shut down production at its Bonga FPSO vessel following an attack by fighters of Nigeria's MEND.
  • Mon Jun 23 11:06:00 CDT 2008 -- Cabinda Gulf installs Angola gas platform
    Chevron Corp. subsidiary Cabinda Gulf Oil Co. Ltd. has successfully installed the Takula gas processing platform on Block 0 off Angola.
  • Mon Jun 23 15:06:00 CDT 2008 -- Newfield raises 2008 production estimate again
    Newfield Exploration Co. has raised its 2008 production guidance for the second time this year.
  • Mon Jun 30 16:06:00 CDT 2008 -- 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.
  • Tue Jul 01 09:07:00 CDT 2008 -- 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.
  • Thu Jul 03 15:07:00 CDT 2008 -- Oxy invests in new large CO2 source for Permian basin EOR
    Occidental Petroleum with its agreement with SandRidge Energy plans to increase substantially the amount of CO2 available in the Permian basin for use in EOR projects.
  • Tue Jul 08 14:07:00 CDT 2008 -- 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.
  • Wed Jul 23 14:07:00 CDT 2008 -- Karachaganak oil now subject to export tax
    Kazakhstan, apparently reversing an earlier ruling, has announced that the consortium developing Karachaganak gas field must pay a new oil export duty.
  • Wed Jul 23 12:07:00 CDT 2008 -- Chevron considers Big Foot development options
    Chevron USA has hired Intec Engineering for a pre-FEED study concerning development options for the Big Foot project in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Wed Jul 16 23:07:00 CDT 2008 -- 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.
  • Wed Aug 13 11:08:00 CDT 2008 -- ExxonMobil brings Kizomba C oil fields on production
    ExxonMobil Corp. has begun oil production from Saxi and Batuque fields, which are part of the Kizomba C development project on Block 15 off Angola.
  • Mon Aug 04 12:08:00 CDT 2008 -- 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.
  • Tue Sep 09 15:09:00 CDT 2008 -- 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.
  • Tue Sep 16 14:09:00 CDT 2008 -- CNOOC brings Peng Lai oil field on stream
    China National Offshore Oil Co. Ltd. said another platform at the Peng Lai (PL) 19-3 oil field has come on stream.
  • Fri Sep 19 11:09:00 CDT 2008 -- Devon gets nod for second Jackfish oil sands project
    Devon Energy Corp. received regulatory approval to immediately start production of Jackfish 2, Devon's second oil sands project in Canada.
  • Tue Sep 23 12:09:00 CDT 2008 -- SPE: Industry continues tapping unconventional resource potential
    The estimated vast unconventional resources hold much promise for substantially adding to the world's energy needs, but developing these resources entails overcoming many restraints, SPE members were told.
  • Thu Sep 25 18:09:00 CDT 2008 -- 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.

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