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Drilling Production 2008 P

  • 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.
  • 12/31/2008 -- 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.
  • 12/31/2008 -- 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.
  • 12/22/2008 -- Heritage Oil drilling in Kurdistan
    Heritage Oil Ltd has commenced drilling the Miran West-1 well in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, the first exploration well to be drilled on the Miran license.
  • 12/19/2008 -- Heidrun North to get FMC subsea equipment
    StatoilHydro has let a $45 million contract to FMC Technologies Inc. to provide subsea equipment for its Heidrun North project in the Norwegian Sea by 2010.
  • 12/19/2008 -- Indonesian firm predicts 10% reduced output for 2009
    Indonesia's publicly listed oil and gas company PT Medco Energi Internasional predicts that its oil and gas production could drop in 2009 by as much as 10% due to asset sales and aging fields.
  • 12/19/2008 -- API-commissioned study lists benefits of tapping formerly locked-up resources
    Development of US oil and gas resources which Congress kept off-limits for decades could generate more than $1.7 trillion of government revenue, create thousands of new jobs and enhance the nation's energy security, a new study suggested on Dec. 8.
  • 12/18/2008 -- Tullow lets FEED to Dietswell for offshore module
    Tullow Oil Uganda has awarded a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract to independent drilling service company Dietswell, Paris, to design an offshore module to operate in 45 m of water on Lake Albert. The concept selected is a Mobile offshore drilling unit comprising a barge and drilling rig.
  • 12/17/2008 -- Dutch power company Essent buys into North Sea field
    GDF Suez E&P Nederland and Lundin Netherlands have finalized the sale of their production shares in the E17-A gas field in the Dutch North Sea to Netherlands' largest power company Essent.
  • 12/17/2008 -- SEIC starts oil exports from Aniva Bay platform
    Sakhalin Energy Investment Co. has started exporting oil from Molikpaq platform on the terminal in Aniva Bay in the south of Sakhalin, which will be dedicated to year-round oil deliveries.
  • 12/17/2008 -- Sakhalin Energy starts oil exports from Aniva Bay
    Sakhalin Energy Investment Co. has started exporting oil from Molikpaq platform to the terminal in Aniva Bay in the south of Sakhalin, which will be dedicated to year-round oil deliveries.
  • 12/17/2008 -- Alberta's new royalty framework takes effect Jan. 1
    New royalty framework rates will become effective in Alberta on Jan. 1, 2009, for production from new natural gas wells and conventional oil wells.
  • 12/15/2008 -- Tui field partners consider FPSO expansion
    Partners in the development of Tui oil field off New Zealand, led by Sydney-based Australian Worldwide Exploration, are considering an expansion of the fluid handling capacity of the Umuroa FPSO to 180,000 b/d.

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