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Drilling Production 2009 P11

  • 09/08/2009 -- Petrominerales hikes Llanos basin production
    Petrominerales Ltd., Bogota, said its Boa-1 exploration well, formerly B1, on the Corcel block in the Llanos basin is making more than 6,000 b/d of 19° gravity oil, hiking the company’s output in Colombia above 25,000 b/d.
  • 09/04/2009 -- US drilling rig count climbs above 1,000 units
    US drilling activity continued to climb, with 10 more rotary rigs active this week for a total 1,009 units—just slightly more than half the 2,013 units drilling in the same period a year ago, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.
  • 09/02/2009 -- Cairn India starts oil production at Rajasthan
    Cairn India Ltd. started oil production at its Mangala field in Rajasthan state in part of the larger complex of Mangala, Bhagyam, and Aishwariya (MBA) fields.
  • 08/31/2009 -- Maersk Oil lets contract for Gryphon South, Tullich fields
    Maersk Oil North Sea UK Ltd. let a contract to Subsea 7 Inc. to install flexibles and umbilical jumpers and tie-in and testing work for its Gryphon South and Tullich fields in the UK North Sea.
  • 08/28/2009 -- US drilling rig count climbs to just shy of 1,000
    US drilling activity continued to climb, with 14 more rotary rigs returning to work for a total 999 this week, still well below the 2,031 units that were drilling in the same period a year ago, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.
  • 08/28/2009 -- Minister sees 4% decline in Mexico's oil output in 2010
    Oil production by Mexico’s state-owned Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) will average 2.5 million b/d in 2010, down 4% from levels in this year’s first half and down 5.7% from previous estimates, according to Energy Secretary Georgina Kessel.
  • 08/26/2009 -- NAPE: Drastic improvements needed in shale gas
    Efficiency improvements of at least an order of magnitude are needed in US shale gas plays because field costs will not stay at the levels to which they have dropped since late 2008, said a speaker Aug. 26 at the Summer NAPE E&P Forum in Houston.
  • 08/26/2009 -- NAPE: Rockies gas output just starting to decline
    Rocky Mountain operators are just now seeing natural gas production begin to decline, almost a year after they began idling drilling rigs as prices at the wellhead plummeted.
  • 08/26/2009 -- StatoilHydro lets contract for Gullfaks subsea equipment
    StatoilHydro let a $73 million contract to FMC Technologies Inc. to manufacture and supply subsea equipment for Gullfaks oil and gas field in the northern Norwegian North Sea by second-quarter 2010.
  • 08/26/2009 -- Block B-17 in Malaysia-Thailand JDA nears production phase
    Carigali-PTTEPI Operating Co. Sdn. Bhd. (CPOC) is on course to start natural gas production from Block B-17 in the Malaysia-Thailand Joint Development Area (JDA) in October.
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