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Drilling Production 2009 P7

  • 10/14/2009 -- Diamond Offshore renames rig Ocean Valor
    Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc. bought the newbuild 7,500-ft, dynamically positioned semisubmersible PetroRig II and renamed it the Ocean Valor.
  • 10/14/2009 -- Aegean Energy chairman sees promise for IOCs in Greece
    Aegean Energy SA is considering several new drilling operations off Greece after recent exploration showed signs of additional undersea reserves.
  • 10/13/2009 -- Energy XXI to boost Main Pass 61 oil output
    Three development wells, one of which found a new oil pay zone, are to be completed shortly in Main Pass 61 oil and gas field in the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana, said Energy XXI (Bermuda) Ltd., Houston.
  • 10/09/2009 -- Pemex to review, not suspend work in Chicontepec oil region
    Responding to earlier media reports, Mexico's state-owned Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) confirmed it is reviewing performance in the Chicontepec oil region, but is not suspending work there.
  • 10/09/2009 -- Half of Shell's production will be gas by 2012, CEO says
    Oil and natural gas are indispensable in a growing world energy market, and Royal Dutch Shell PLC plans to make gas roughly half of its total production by 2012, its chief executive officer said on Oct. 8.
  • 10/09/2009 -- US rig count gains another 17 units
    US drilling activity increased again this week, up 17 units to 1,041 rigs working, Baker Hughes Inc. reported Oct. 9.
  • 10/09/2009 -- Petrobras seeks bids to build 28 offshore platforms
    Brazil’s state-run Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) will receive bids next week from shipyards to build 28 offshore platforms for developing oil fields in the ultradeep subsalt layer.
  • 10/08/2009 -- Kazakhs peg Khvalynskoye development at $5 billion
    Development of Khvalynskoye natural gas field in Kazakhstan’s sector of the Caspian Sea will cost $5 billion in the first phase, Kairgeldy Kabyldin, chief executive officer of state-owned KazMunaiGaz (KMG), told delegates at the Kazakhstan International Oil & Gas Exhibition & Conference.
  • 10/07/2009 -- SPE: Pemex aspires for 60% oil recovery from Cantarell
    Pemex Exporation & Production is studying new ways for recovering more oil from the tight reservoir matrix of the Cantarell field off Mexico.
  • 10/06/2009 -- SPE: Stimulation chemistry scoring index proposed
    A chemistry scoring index may help address the recent controversy on assessing the hazards of chemicals used in stimulating wells, according to Ron Hyden, strategic business manager for Halliburton’s production enhancement product service line in Houston.
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