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Drilling Production 2009 P9

  • 09/25/2009 -- US rig count remains above 1,000 units
    US drilling activity increased for a second week, up 7 units to reach 1,017 rigs working during the week ended Sept. 25, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.
  • 09/25/2009 -- E.On installs Babbage gas platform
    E.On Ruhrgas AG is installing its first operated gas production platform in the UK southern North Sea, which is expected to process gas from Babbage field in April 2010.
  • 09/25/2009 -- Dong lets contract for Oselvar flowlines
    Dong E&P Norge AS has let a €45 million contract to Technip for engineering, procurement, construction, and installation of flowlines and umbilicals at Oselvar oil field in the Norwegian North Sea.
  • 09/24/2009 -- Freedonia: US demand growth for oil field chemicals to exceed 4%/year
    Demand for oil field chemicals in the US will reach $10.7 billion in 2013, according to a new study by the Freedonia Group Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
  • 09/23/2009 -- BP Norge lets contract for NCS development
    BP Norge AS has let a well intervention services contract to Aker Solutions ASA focusing on its Valhall, Ula, and the future Skarv development, on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
  • 09/22/2009 -- World's first acoustic optical fiber installed
    Composite Energy Ltd., Stirling, UK, installed the world's first downhole distributed acoustic optical-fiber monitoring system in a coalbed methane well in Scotland, according to Fotech Solutions Ltd., Hampshire, UK, the fiber's manufacturer.
  • 09/18/2009 -- US rig count climbs above 1,000 again
    For the second time in 23 weeks, US drilling activity increased to more than 1,000 rotary rigs working, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.
  • 09/18/2009 -- Aegean to start second drilling phase at Epsilon field
    Aegean Energy SA and Kavala Oil SA will use the Ensco85 (E85) jack up rig to start the second phase of its drilling program in Epsilon field off Greece with what would be the deepest and longest well ever drilled there.
  • 09/18/2009 -- StatoilHydro studies carbon dioxide reduction at Leismer
    StatoilHydro is exploring ways to reduce water use and carbon dioxide emissions at its Leismer Oilsands demonstration project, 160 km south of Fort McMurray, Alta.
  • 09/17/2009 -- Total sees falling gas production from block off Indonesia
    Total SA subsidiary Total E&P Indonesie, the biggest producer of natural gas in Indonesia, said its production in East Kalimantan’s Mahakam block will decline to 2.55 bcfd this year from 2.57 bcfd in 2008.
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