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Drilling Production 2010 P2

  • 12/16/2010 -- Saudi Aramco to boost Shaybah production
    Saudi Aramco let contracts worth nearly $500 million to GE Energy for equipment to expand Shaybah field’s oil production and natural gas-processing capacities.
  • 12/16/2010 -- Statoil shuts down Kristin platform in Norwegian Sea
    Statoil shut down Kristin platform in the Norwegian Sea because workers detected higher-than-acceptable temperature outside an exhaust duct on a gas turbine.
  • 12/15/2010 -- API endorses GWPC-IOGCC frac fluid disclosure proposal
    The American Petroleum Institute announced that it supports the state-based voluntary chemical registry that is being jointly developed by the Ground Water Protection Council and the Interstate Oil & Gas Compact Commission.
  • 12/14/2010 -- Pride International to build ultradeepwater drillship
    Pride International Inc. plans to build another ultradeepwater drillship, which is the fifth that the drilling contractor has ordered since 2007.
  • 12/10/2010 -- US drilling activity continues to rise
    US drilling activity continued climbing this week from a 2-year high, up by another 10 rotary rigs to 1,723 working, compared with 1,161 active units in the same period a year ago, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.
  • 12/10/2010 -- Four-pile jacket ordered for Gulf of Mexico Riker prospect
    Arena Offshore LP let a contract to a subsidiary of McDermott International Inc. for the construction and installation of a four-pile, bottom-founded jacket for the Riker prospect in 275 ft of water on Eugene Island Block 338 in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • 12/09/2010 -- BHP Billiton lets contract for Macedon development
    BHP Billiton has awarded to Oceaneering International the contract for umbilicals and distribution equipment for the $1.5 billion Macedon natural gas field development in retention lease WA-12-R off Western Australia.
  • 12/09/2010 -- Colombia lets contract for unconventional resources development
    Colombia’s National Planning Department let a contract to Petroleum Development Consultants (PDC), London, to develop the model contract and technical regulations for the development of the country’s unconventional resources.
  • 12/08/2010 -- Gulf of Suez well tests 1,700 b/d of light oil
    National Petroleum Co., Cairo, said a new well in Shukheir Bay field in the Gulf of Suez about 125 km north of Hurghada, Egypt, has flowed 1,700 b/d of 41° gravity oil during tests.
  • 12/07/2010 -- Ithaca Energy advances Athena field development
    Ithaca Energy (UK) Ltd. let contracts for installation of subsea equipment and a floating production, storage, and offloading mooring system for Athena field development in the UK North Sea.
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