-- Kvitebjorn gas, condensate production resumed StatoilHydro has restarted gas and condensate production from Kvitebjorn field in the Norwegian North Sea after repairs were identified for the pipeline from the field to the Kollsnes processing plant.
-- Suncor plans $20.6 billion oil sands expansion Suncor Energy is planning to invest $20.6 billion (Can.) to expand the oil production capacity at its oil sands operation north of Fort McMurray, Alta., by 200,000 b/d, to 550,000 b/d in 2012.
-- Total, PDVSA sign heavy oil agreements Total SA signed two joint study agreements with Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) to appraise extraheavy oil reserves and assess a production project for Block Junin10 in Venezuela's Orinoco Belt.
-- Mexico oil production decline to increase in 2010 Mexico will face difficulties in producing crude oil over the coming 2 years, according to a media report, which claims that Cantarell and Ku-Maloob-Zaap (KMZ) fields will decline simultaneously in 2010.
-- US rig count down by 8 US drilling activity declined by 8 rotary rigs to 1,755 working this week, up from 1,731 in the same period a year ago, said Baker Hughes Inc.
-- EnCana lets EPC contract for Deep Panuke field EnCana Corp. has let a $195 million engineering, procurement, construction, and installation contract to Acergy SA for offshore installation work on Canada's Deep Panuke field.
-- StatoilHydro leases deepwater drillship StatoilHydro AS will use the GSF Explorer ultradeepwater drillship to drill three exploration wells on Indonesia's Karama Block off West Sulawesi in late 2009.
-- US rig count rebounds by 18 US drilling activity rebounded, increasing 18 units with 1,773 rotary rigs working this week vs.1,746 during the same period in 2007, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.