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Drilling Production 2009 P13

  • 08/14/2009 -- Chevron starts work with new drillship
    Chevron USA Inc. has begun work with Transocean Inc.’s Discoverer Clear Leader ultradeepwater drillship in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • 08/13/2009 -- StatoilHydro does hot tap work on Ormen Lange
    StatoilHydro has carried out two hot tap operations on a pressurized pipeline on Ormen Lange field in the Norwegian Sea, making it the deepest subsea work of its kind in the world.
  • 08/13/2009 -- Gas sales start from Kambuna field off Sumatra
    Salamander Energy PLC and Serica Energy PLC announced the start of gas sales from Kambuna field in the Glagah Kambuna Technical Assistance Contract (TAC) area of the Malacca Straits, 40 km off North Sumatra, Indonesia.
  • 08/13/2009 -- Two guilty in counterfeit-equipment case
    Two men pleaded guilty to federal charges of conspiring to manufacture and sell counterfeit oil field pipe couplings, the US Department of Justice said.
  • 08/13/2009 -- 'Our country will have absolutely no control over its energy prices'
    National Stripper Well Association Chairman Dewey Bartlett Jr., in an Aug. 12 statement on an EIA prediction that the Obama administration’s proposed oil tax changes would reduce future US output of crude oil annually by 15.4% and natural gas by 8.9% by the end of 2012.
  • 08/11/2009 -- Ghana ports authority prepares for oil production
    The Ghana Ports and Harbor Authority plans to begin construction of an oil service terminal at the Takoradi Port in September in preparation for the start of oil production next year.
  • 08/11/2009 -- Jacket, piles finished for Buzzard platform
    Nexen Petroleum UK Ltd. is set to receive the jacket and piles for the fourth platform on its Buzzard oil field in the UK North Sea ahead of schedule.
  • 08/11/2009 -- Murphy Oil brings Azurite field on stream
    Murphy Oil Corp. has started oil production from Azurite field off Congo (Brazzaville) through what it says is the industry’s first floating drilling, production, storage, and offloading facility (FDPSO).
  • 08/10/2009 -- Premier Oil brings Shelley field on stream
    Premier PLC has begun producing 31° gravity oil at unspecified rates from the Paleocene Forties reservoir at Shelley field in the UK North Sea.
  • 08/07/2009 -- DOE-backed software system assists Fayetteville Shale exploration
    A US Department of Energy-sponsored project has led to development of an infrastructure placement analysis system (IPAS) to help producers recover natural gas more effectively from shale formations in environmentally sensitive areas.

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