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Drilling Production 2008 P3

  • 02/25/2008 -- ExxonMobil offers latest development plan for Alaska
    ExxonMobil Production Co. submitted the latest in a series of development plans for the Point Thomson Unit (PTU) gas-condensate lease on Alaska's North Slope.
  • 02/13/2008 -- StatoilHydro lets Troll C modification contract
    StatoilHydro AS awarded Aker Kvaerner an engineering, procurement, construction, and installation contract for modifying the Troll C semisubmersible accommodation and processing platform.
  • 02/06/2008 -- Operators, contractors agree safety is priority
    Although oil companies call their safety programs by different names, operators agree that safety must come first, and that drilling contractors and operators can help one another improve safety.
  • 01/30/2008 -- TCO consortium starts up Tengiz field extension
    Tengizchevroil has started up new facilities as part of the first phase of its expansion at Tengiz field in Kazakhstan.
  • 01/22/2008 -- Silverstone taps Acergy for Victoria field lines
    Silverstone Energy granted a £9 million contract to Acergy to install the flowline, control umbilical, and other subsea infrastructure in Victoria gas field in the southern North Sea.
  • 01/21/2008 -- ExxonMobil to upgrade Nigerian production facilities
    Mobil Producing Nigeria has let a $220 million contract to a consortium led by AMEC for upgrade work for its oil and gas production facilities in southeast Nigeria over the next 5 years.
  • 01/10/2008 -- Production starts from Kizomba C off Angola
    ExxonMobil Corp. unit Esso Exploration Angola (Block 15) Ltd. has started oil production from the Kizomba C development on Block 15, about 90 miles off Angola.
  • 01/08/2008 -- Petrobras lets contracts for Cascade, Chinook fields
    Petrobras America has let a $50 million contract to Subsea 7 to design and install power cables, control umbilicals, and 16 jumpers for the deepwater Cascade and Chinook oil fields in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • 01/03/2008 -- Colombia's La Creciente gas field starts up
    Pacific Stratus Energy began delivering 35 MMcfd of gas on Dec. 28 from La Creciente field in Colombia's Lower Magdalena basin to the Guepaje-Sincelejo pipeline.
  • 01/04/2008 -- 2008 Interior budget takes $43 million bite from states' revenue shares
    US producing states will lose nearly $43 million of their shares of revenues from federal oil and gas production within their borders under a provision of the Interior Department's fiscal 2008 budget.
  • 01/04/2008 -- A look back at some of 2007's more entertaining moments
    2008 promises to be an exciting and challenging year in Washington for the oil and gas business. But before it gets too far under way, let's revisit some of 2007's more entertaining moments and properly recognize their instigators.
  • 01/07/2008 -- ONGC delays Krishna-Godavari basin development
    India's ONGC has delayed drilling its well UD-1 on Block KG-DWN-98/2 in the Krishna-Godavari basin because it is having difficulty contracting an ultradeepwater rig.
  • 01/07/2008 -- Chevron taps Atwood for semisubmersible newbuild
    Chevron Australia let a contract to Atwood Oceanics Inc. for the construction of a semisubmersible drilling unit for a period of at least 3 years, with an option for up to 6 years.
  • 01/09/2008 -- Total lets North Sea platforms construction contract
    Total E&P Nederland has appointed Fabricom Oil & Gas to design and construct its 21 offshore production platforms in the Dutch sector of the North Sea.
  • 01/11/2008 -- BLM's controversial drilling permit fee
    Rocky Mountain producers warn that BLM's new $4,000 drilling permit application processing fee could establish a dangerous precedent.
  • 01/11/2008 -- StatoilHydro sets lower 2012 production targets
    StatoilHydro reported that it hopes to ramp up its total equity production to 2.2 million boe/d by 2012 from 1.96 million boe/d, with the majority of the increase coming from the Norwegian continental shelf.
  • 01/11/2008 -- Woodside lets EPC contract for Pluto platform
    Woodside Energy let a $24 million EPC contract to the Eos JV for the design of its riser production platform for the Pluto LNG project off northwest Karratha, Western Australia.
  • 01/11/2008 -- US rig count down by 30 units
    A total of 30 units dropped out of the US rotary rig count this week, with 1,744 still working, up from 1,717 during the same period a year ago, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.
  • 01/15/2008 -- Perenco to develop Peru heavy oil fields
    Perenco, Paris, completed the acquisition of Barrett Resources (Peru) LLC, which owns three heavy oil fields set for development in the Maranon basin at a cost of $1.5 billion.
  • 01/17/2008 -- PTTEP to boost gas output via Arthit North FPSO
    PTTEP plans to ramp up its gas output from Arthit field in the Gulf of Thailand by 120 MMcfd, or 36%, to meet Thailand's rising gas demand.

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