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  • 09/05/2008 -- Norwegian authorities look at CCS in Troll field
    The NPD and Gassnova, the state company that handles CCS, have commissioned a seismic survey to see if Troll field in the North Sea can accommodate carbon dioxide from plants at Mongstad and Karsto.
  • 09/02/2008 -- Petrobras begins Jubarte presalt oil production
    Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, aboard platform JK P-34, has launched oil extraction from the presalt layer of Jubarte field in the Campos basin off Espirito Santo state.
  • 08/29/2008 -- Evacuations begin before Tropical Storm Gustav
    Offshore oil and gas operators in the Gulf of Mexico have begun evacuating platforms and rigs in the path of Tropical Storm Gustav.
  • 08/29/2008 -- US rig count tops 2,000 first time in 23 years
    There were 2,031 rotary rigs working in the US the week ended Aug. 29, up 33 from the previous week and the first time the count has topped 2,000 since Mar. 8, 1985, when 2,011 units were drilling, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.
  • 08/29/2008 -- Pride orders fourth ultradeepwater drillship
    Drilling contractor Pride International Inc., Houston, has placed an order for construction of a fourth advanced-capability, ultradeepwater drillship to be constructed at the Samsung Heavy Industries Ltd. (SHI) shipyard in Geoje, South Korea.
  • 08/28/2008 -- Woodside-led JV starts oil production from Vincent field
    Oil production has started from Vincent field in the Carnarvon basin production licence WA-28-L off Western Australia, reported Woodside Petroleum, the field's lead joint venture partner.
  • 08/27/2008 -- Petrofac begins Don fields drilling campaign
    Petrofac Energy has spudded the first well on the West Don field in the UK North Sea, which is expected to start production in second-quarter 2009, along with Don Southwest field.
  • 08/26/2008 -- Petrobras orders FPSO for Tupi area production
    Mitsui Ocean Development & Engineering Co. Ltd. (MODEC) has signed a letter of intent with Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) to supply, charter, and operate a floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) vessel as the Pilot FPSO in the giant Tupi field area of the Santos basin off Brazil.
  • 08/23/2008 -- Pemex annual oil output slides 10%; Cantarell 36%
    Production from Mexico's Cantarell oil field fell 36% over the past year, reducing the country's overall oil production and creating a sharp decline in its exports.
  • 08/22/2008 -- IPAMS, IER separately announce plans for energy issues advertising
    Two organizations are planning energy-themed advertising campaigns stressing the need for more domestic oil and gas production as the Democratic and Republican national conventions approach.
  • 08/21/2008 -- Maersk Contractors to send jack up rig to Brunei
    Brunei Shell Petroleum has contracted the Maersk Convincer jack up rig for 1 year to drill off Brunei with an option to twice extend the 1-year contract.
  • 08/19/2008 -- StatoilHydro lets contract for Troll B gas injection
    StatoilHydro let a $100 million contract to Subsea 7 to design and install Troll B gas injection facilities to improve oil recovery at the country's largest gas field in the Norwegian North Sea.
  • 08/16/2008 -- US rig count continues to climb
    US drilling continued to increase the week ended Aug. 15, with 23 more rotary rigs for a total of 1,990 working, up from 1,795 during the same period in 2007, said Baker Hughes Inc.
  • 08/15/2008 -- Azerbaijan reduces oil production by 80%
    Azerbaijan has reduced its oil production by 80% as oil transport has been suspended via its export pipelines, Baku-Supsa and BTC, according to local media.
  • 08/14/2008 -- Queensland oil shale project still in the wings
    Queensland Energy Resources has shunned the Alberta-Taciuk Processor revolving kiln oil shale processing technology in favor of the Paraho II technology to develop its deposits along Queensland's east coast.
  • 08/13/2008 -- Turkey's Thrace basin gas to flow in 2009
    A group led by Incremental Petroleum Ltd., Perth, plans to start gas production in mid-2009 from the Edirne license in the Thrace basin northwest of Istanbul.
  • 08/13/2008 -- Ascent Resources begins gas production in Hungary
    Ascent Resources PLC, London, has begun natural gas production from its PEN-104 well in the Peneszlek area of the Nyirseg permits in eastern Hungary.
  • 08/12/2008 -- Northern Offshore to acquire Arctic semis from Transocean
    Northern Offshore has entered into agreements with affiliates of Transocean to acquire for $750 million the semisubmersible drilling rigs GSF Arctic II and GSF Arctic IV.
  • 08/12/2008 -- Colorado cleared for Anvil Points leasing revenue
    The US Energy and Interior secretaries jointly notified Congress on Aug. 8 that the way has been cleared for Colorado to begin receiving leasing revenue from Naval Oil Shale Reserves Nos. 1 and 2 on the Roan Plateau.
  • 08/11/2008 -- Gas production begins at Tunisia's Chergui field
    Petrofac Energy Developments began natural gas and condensate production Aug. 8 from Chergui field on Kerkennah Island in Tunisia.

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