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Drilling Production 2009 P5

  • Thu Nov 05 12:35:10 CST 2009 -- Rio Napo JV starts operations at Sacha field in Ecuador
    Rio Napo, a 70-30 joint venture of Ecuador's state oil company Petroecuador and Venezuela’s Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA), has begun operating Sacha oil field in Ecuador's Amazon.
  • Thu Nov 05 11:10:10 CST 2009 -- BLM to collect higher drilling permit application fee
    The US Bureau of Land Management has begun collecting a $6,500 processing fee for each new oil and gas drilling permit application.
  • Wed Nov 04 12:45:50 CST 2009 -- Montara platform fire out; leak plugged in Timor Sea
    Thai company PTTEP Australasia has finally managed to plug the oil leak from a well drilled from its Montara oil and gas field platform in the Timor Sea and in the process snuff out a damaging fire that had broken out engulfing the platform and the West Atlas jack up drilling rig directly above it.
  • Tue Nov 03 11:36:00 CST 2009 -- Longhorn gas field starts in Gulf of Mexico
    Eni SPA has started production from Longhorn gas field in 2,500 ft of water on Mississippi Canyon Blocks 502/546 in the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana.
  • Tue Nov 03 11:15:40 CST 2009 -- BP, CNPC signs deal to hike Rumaila output
    BP PLC and China National Petroleum Corp. have signed the technical service contract with the Iraqi government that will enable them to nearly triple oil production in supergiant Rumaila field to 2.85 million b/d.
  • Tue Nov 03 10:40:50 CST 2009 -- BPTT starts gas production from Savonette off Trinidad
    BP Trinidad & Tobago (BPTT) has started its first natural gas production from Savonette field off Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Mon Nov 02 15:25:00 CST 2009 -- Fire breaks out on Montara wellhead platform in Timor Sea
    PTTEP Australasia is now fighting a fire on the Montara wellhead platform in the Timor Sea.
  • Mon Nov 02 11:15:10 CST 2009 -- API issues second of four planned hydraulic fracturing guidelines
    The American Petroleum Institute published a new guidance document outlining industry best-practices for properly drilling and cementing wells that are being hydraulically fractured.
  • Fri Oct 30 12:26:00 CDT 2009 -- US rig climbs 21 units to 1,069
    US drilling activity shot up by 21 units this week with 1,069 rotary rigs working the week ended Oct. 30. This compares with 1,971 rigs drilling in the same period last year, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.
  • Thu Oct 29 10:35:10 CDT 2009 -- Encore plans 22-stage frac in Williston lateral
    Encore Acquisition Co., Fort Worth, plans to apply a 22-stage frac in a Three Forks-Sanish (TFS) horizontal well in the Williston basin in order to compare single-stage and multistage frac effectiveness.
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