-- ConocoPhillips orders Ekofisk subsea equipment ConocoPhillips has let a 5-year, $120 million contract to FMC Technologies to supply subsea equipment and services to replace the Ekofisk 2/4 water injection platform in the Norwegian North Sea.
-- Oseberg to start 150,000 b/d back up by weekend StatoilHydro said production at its Oseberg A platform and connected fields could resume by the end of this week following a fire that broke out earlier in the week and shut in some 150,000 b/d of oil and liquids.
-- 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.
-- Petroecuador cuts production target State-owned Petroecuador plans to cut its 2008 production target to 172,000 b/d of crude oil, or some 4% less than the goal set at the first of the year.
-- BHP Billiton overseeing repairs to Neptune TLP hull BHP Billiton is overseeing repairs to the Neptune TLP in the Gulf of Mexico to reinforce certain structural components in the hull's pontoons as required to meet the TLP's original design intent.
-- EXCO presses Vernon gas field development Gas production from Vernon field in Jackson Parish, La., has stabilized at a net 130 MMcfd of gas equivalent for the past 8 months since EXCO Resources acquired the field from Anadarko Petroleum in March 2007 for $1.5 billion.
-- Anomalies found in Neptune TLP Certain hull anomalies were identified in the Neptune tension-leg platform during the TLP's commissioning, resulting in a structural inspection and analysis, said project partner Woodside Energy.
-- Partners move to develop Usan field off Nigeria Partners in Usan oil field off Nigeria are moving to develop the 2002 discovery, which lies in 750-850 m of water on Oil Mining License 138, about 100 km off the eastern Niger Delta coast.