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Drilling Production 2009 P15

  • 07/31/2009 -- Chesapeake bolsters Marcellus shale position
    Chesapeake Energy Corp., Oklahoma City, said it expects to become the largest gross producer of natural gas from the Appalachian basin Marcellus shale play by the end of 2009.
  • 07/31/2009 -- Aramco production capacity at 12 million b/d
    Saudi Aramco Chief Executive Officer Khalid al-Falih, in an interview with the pan-Arab daily newspaper Al-Hayah, said production capacity of the state-owned firm reached 12 million b/d in June.
  • 07/31/2009 -- Jacky field output exceeds expectations
    Jacky field in the UK North Sea is producing over 11,000 b/d of oil, according to operator Ithaca Energy (UK) Ltd.
  • 07/30/2009 -- StatoilHydro to start Norne satellite production
    StatoilHydro plans to increase production from Norne oil field in the Norwegian Sea this summer through a subsea system.
  • 07/29/2009 -- NARUC backs continued state regulation of hydraulic fracturing
    State utility regulators approved a resolution at their summer convention in Seattle urging Congress to leave regulation of hydraulic fracturing to the states.
  • 07/29/2009 -- Shell orders pumps for St. Joseph field off Sabah
    Shell Malaysia Exploration & Production BV placed an $8 million order for Flowserve Corp. barrel-type injection pumps for its waterflood development in St. Joseph field, off Sabah.
  • 07/29/2009 -- Tuned water may improve Saudi waterflooding
    Minimal chemical alteration to injection water may help increase oil recovery, researchers at Saudi Aramco's EXPEC Advanced Research Center say.
  • 07/29/2009 -- Encore secures carbon dioxide supply for Bell Creek flood
    Encore Acquisition Co. said it will purchase carbon dioxide for its Bell Creek tertiary oil recovery project in southeastern Montana from the Lost Cabin gas plant in Fremont County, Wyo.
  • 07/27/2009 -- Nexus secures diving support vessel contract
    Nexus Energy Ltd., Melbourne, will resume construction and offshore hook-up in September of its Longtom natural gas field in the Bass Strait off southeast Victoria upon arrival onsite of its new diving support and installation vessel.
  • 07/24/2009 -- US drilling continues to gain
    US drilling activity increased again this week with the addition of 23 rotary rigs, bringing the total working units to 943, far below the 1,957 that were drilling in the same period in 2008, said Baker Hughes Inc.
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