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Drilling Production 2009 P10

  • 09/16/2009 -- Goliat subsea production system contract let
    Eni Norge AS awarded Aker Solutions a 2.3 billion kroner contract for delivering a production system for Goliat field in the Barents Sea, off Norway.
  • 09/15/2009 -- Talisman farms into Horizon Papua New Guinea permits
    Talisman Energy Inc., Calgary, signed a $60 million deal with Horizon Oil Ltd., Sydney, to farm into Horizon’s gas and condensate interests in the western province of Papua New Guinea.
  • 09/15/2009 -- PTTEP begins drilling Montara relief well
    PTTEP Australasia of Thailand has begun drilling a relief well to stop the oil leak from the Montara field wellhead platform in the Timor Sea.
  • 09/15/2009 -- Eni starts Blacktip gas field off Australia
    Eni Australia’s wholly owned Blacktip natural gas field in the Bonaparte Gulf has been brought on stream via two wells on a wellhead platform, with production moving to a gas processing plant at Wadeye on the Northern Territory coast and a 275-km pipeline to the Alice Springs-Darwin trunkline farther east.
  • 09/14/2009 -- Pan Orient to buy Indonesian interests from Fuel-X
    Pan Orient Energy Corp., Calgary, agreed to buy Indonesian interests held by Fuel-X International Inc. of Alberta, which was placed in receivership in September 2007.
  • 09/11/2009 -- US rig count dips below 1,000
    US drilling activity dropped by 10 rotary rigs to 999 units working this week, down from 2,031 in the same period a year ago, said Baker Hughes Inc.
  • 09/11/2009 -- Russia, Venezuela agree on energy agreements 'package'
    Russia and Venezuela, during Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's 2-day visit to Moscow, have signed a package of energy agreements, including one to develop the Latin American country's Orinoco belt and its 235 billion bbl of heavy oil reserves.
  • 09/10/2009 -- BHP lets contract for Macedon field off Western Australia
    BHP Billiton has let a $12 million contract to Clough Australia for front-end engineering and design work for Macedon natural gas field in retention licence WA-12-R off Western Australia.
  • 09/10/2009 -- Through-tubing rotary drilling tested at Asgard
    A new through-tubing rotary drilling and well technology makes possible the reuse of old subsea wells in a simpler and more inexpensive way, according to StatoilHydro.
  • 09/10/2009 -- Propane fracs run at New Brunswick gas wells
    Corridor Resources Inc., Halifax, NS, reported successful initial gas rates following the first liquid propane fracs in McCully field in New Brunswick and is identifying nearby locations for potential drilling in 2010.

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