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Drilling Production 2008 P9

  • 05/29/2008 -- Kambuna gas flow to start off Indonesia
    Serica Energy PLC, London, plans to start production by yearend from Kambuna gas field in the Malacca Straits 40 km off North Sumatra, Indonesia.
  • 05/29/2008 -- Statfjord A platform oil production resumes
    StatoilHydro has resumed oil production from the Statfjord A platform in the Norwegian North Sea following its closure earlier in the week due to a leak between a storage cell and one of the platform shafts.
  • 05/30/2008 -- 'Do we really want to start punishing any company that makes more than an 8% profit?'
    Rep. Lamar S. Smith(R-Tex.), ranking minority member of the House Judiciary Committee, in an opening statement to a May 22 hearing by the committee's task force on competition policy and antitrust laws on retail gasoline prices and oil industry competition.
  • 05/30/2008 -- US drilling dips below 22-year high
    US drilling activity slipped below a 22-year high this week with 1,877 rotary rigs working, 12 less than the prior week but up from 1,774 units a year ago, said Baker Hughes Inc.
  • 06/06/2008 -- Norway averts oil production strike
    Oil workers on the Norwegian continental shelf have pulled their strike threat after reaching an agreement with trade unions over pay.
  • 06/06/2008 -- Seadrill to buy four newbuild jack up rigs
    Seadrill has ordered four newbuild jack up rigs from KFELS and PPL Shipyard in Singapore under contracts totaling $850 million.
  • 06/07/2008 -- US drilling regains 9 rigs
    US drilling activity regained 9 rotary rigs to 1,886 units working the week ended June 6, up from 1,760 during the same period last year, said Baker Hughes Inc., Houston.
  • 06/09/2008 -- Petrobras to study oil shale development in Utah
    Brazil's Petrobras reported signing an agreement with Oil Shale Exploration Co. and Japan's Mitsui & Co. to jointly conduct a study into the development of oil shale projects in Utah.
  • 06/09/2008 -- Ship guarding Addax facility off Nigeria attacked
    Even as Royal Dutch Shell PLC announced a continuation of its force majeure for Nigerian Bonny oil exports, militants in southern Nigeria ambushed a naval vessel guarding an offshore concession operated by Addax Petroleum Corp., killing one person and wounding several others.
  • 06/10/2008 -- PA Resources spuds another well in Didon field
    PA Resources AB, Stockholm, has spudded another well on its wholly owned Didon field off Tunisia.
  • 06/11/2008 -- Study highlights likes, dislikes of Alberta oil sands
    Both Canadians and Americans consider Alberta oil sands to be a secure oil supply, said results of a Canadian-US survey by Fleishman-Hilliard Inc.
  • 06/13/2008 -- ERCB sees rise in Alberta CBM output
    Alberta's coalbed methane production could reach 640 bcf/year in 2017, or 16% of the province's marketable gas output compared with 5% in 2007, the Energy Resources Conservation Board said.
  • 06/13/2008 -- US drilling hits new 22-year high
    The US rig count this week topped 1,900 working units for the first time in more than 22 years.
  • 06/13/2008 -- Rigless intervention in Vincent field completed
    Marine services company TSMarine has completed the first phase of a rigless intervention operation at Woodside Energy's Vincent field heavy-oil project off Western Australia.
  • 06/14/2008 -- Eni lets subsea contract for Oyo field off Nigeria
    Eni SPA has let a $65 million subsea production contract to Aker Solutions SA for the Italian firm's Oyo field off Nigeria.
  • 06/17/2008 -- StatoilHydro secures Deepsea Atlantic drilling rig
    StatoilHydro signed a drilling contract with Odfjell Invest Ltd. to have the sixth generation Deepsea Atlantic drilling rig for 4-5 years.
  • 06/18/2008 -- Songa purchases Deepsea Delta drilling rig
    Songa Offshore ASA will buy from Odfjell Drilling the Deepsea Delta third generation semisubmersible drilling rig for $428.5 million.
  • 06/18/2008 -- Apache lets contract for Reindeer gas field
    Apache Energy has awarded a $200 million (Aus.) contract to Perth-based Clough Engineering to install offshore facilities in Reindeer gas field off Western Australia.
  • 06/19/2008 -- StatoilHydro lets contract for Gjoa project
    StatoilHydro has let a 500 million kroner contract to Technip Norge AS to fabricate and install structures and tie-in the pipeline systems for the Gjoa project in the Norwegian Sea.
  • 06/20/2008 -- Latin American oil and gas expert to discuss region's trends at USEA
    Jorge A. Pinon, currently energy fellow at the University of Miami's Center for Hemispheric Policy, will discuss petroleum industry trends in Latin America and the Caribbean on June 19 at the US Energy Association.
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