-- Work on schedule for Peregrino FPSO Work is on track to complete by the fourth quarter the floating, production, storage, and offloading vessel for Maersk FPSOs Brazil to be installed in the Peregrino field operated by StatoilHydro.
-- Petrobel starts gas production at North Bardawil field A consortium led by Belayim Petroleum Co. (Petrobel), a joint operating company owned by International Egypt Oil Co. (IEOC) and Egyptian General Petroleum Corp., brought on stream Egypt’s North Bardawil gas field via a subsea production system that will deliver 17,000 boe/d at full capacity.
-- US drilling continues to increase US drilling activity continued to increase, up 17 units to 985 rotary rigs working this week, compared with 1,998 during the same period a year ago, said Baker Hughes Inc.
-- Petrobras lets subsea contract for Marlim field Brazil’s Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) has contracted FMC Technologies Inc. to supply by 2011 a deepwater subsea separation system for its offshore Marlim field in the Campos basin.
-- Production increase planned for Bongkot gas field The consortium led by Thailand’s PTT Exploration & Production PLC (PTTEP) is set to ramp up production from its greater Bongkot field off Thailand by 58% to 870 MMcfd of gas in the next 2-3 years.
-- Chevron advances Minas chemical flood Chevron Pacific Indonesia is moving ahead with its pilot chemical injection project in giant Minas oil field in Sumatra, Indonesia (OGJ, Apr. 21, 2008, p. 41).
-- Maersk Oil starts production from Affleck Maersk Oil UK Ltd. has brought Affleck field on stream in the central UK North Sea, adding potentially 8,000 b/d of oil to its portfolio when it reaches full capacity.
-- US drilling continues to climb US drilling activity increased for the fifth consecutive week, inching up by 2 rotary rigs to 968 working, compared with 1,990 during the same period a year ago, said Baker Hughes Inc.