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Drilling Production 2009 P16

  • 07/21/2009 -- Anadarko lets Caesar Tonga field contracts
    Anadarko Petroleum Corp. has let two lump-sum contracts to Technip SA to design equipment to bring deepwater Caesar Tonga field on stream by 2011 in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • 07/17/2009 -- Rig count inches higher
    After falling the previous week, US drilling increased by 4 rotary rigs to 920 working this week, compared with 1,928 active units in the same period a year ago, said Baker Hughes Inc.
  • 07/14/2009 -- Apache lets contract for Forties oil field platforms
    Apache North Sea Ltd. has contracted Petrofac Ltd. for the onshore engineering and offshore construction that will support the five fixed platforms in Forties oil field in the UK North Sea.
  • 07/13/2009 -- API: Fewer US wells drilled year-to-year in 2Q
    US oil and gas drilling fell to levels not seen since 2003-04 for a second consecutive quarter during the 3 months ending June 30, the American Petroleum Institute said.
  • 07/10/2009 -- US drilling count drops
    After climbing for 3 consecutive weeks for the first time since early September, US drilling is down by 12 units to 916 rotary rigs working this week, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.
  • 07/10/2009 -- Shah gas field development agreements signed
    ConocoPhillips and Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. (ADNOC) have signed joint venture and field entry agreements for developing Shah gas field in Abu Dhabi.
  • 07/09/2009 -- Gov. Ritter asks DeGette to modify hydraulic fracturing bill
    Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter Jr. said in a Denver address that he asked US Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) to seek a comprehensive study of hydraulic fracturing “instead of jumping directly to a new and potential intrusive regulatory program.”
  • 07/09/2009 -- Murphy starts producing Thunder Hawk field
    Murphy Oil Corp. has started producing oil and associated gas from Thunder Hawk field on Mississippi Canyon Block 734 in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • 07/08/2009 -- Tyrihans field off Norway starts production
    StatoilHydro started production from the subsea completed Tyrihans oil and gas field in the Norwegian Sea on July 8.
  • 07/07/2009 -- KNOC acquires riserless mud recovery technology
    Korea National Oil Corp. (KNOC) signed a $9 million drilling contract with AGR Drilling Services to use its riserless mud recovery system technology off Sakhalin Island later this year and in 2010.
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