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Drilling Production 2010 P5

  • Fri Nov 12 12:55:20 CST 2010 -- US rig count continues to edge upwards
    US drilling activity increased again this week for the third consecutive week, up by 2 rotary rigs to 1,685 working, vs. 1,101 rigs in the comparable week a year ago, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.
  • Thu Nov 11 15:01:00 CST 2010 -- Statoil halts drilling on Gullfaks
    Statoil halted drilling on Nov. 10 already under way in its Gullfaks field in the North Sea to enable an additional review of its routines for planning and conducting drilling operations, the company said.
  • Thu Nov 11 13:10:30 CST 2010 -- BP suspends operations at Rhum field in North Sea
    BP PLC said it is taking measures to shut a UK North Sea natural gas field it jointly owns with Iran, confirming a warning last month that new European sanctions could interrupt the operation.
  • Thu Nov 11 12:20:20 CST 2010 -- Interior IG traces deepwater ban peer review misunderstanding
    The administration of US President Barack Obama incorrectly implied that a late-May recommendation for a deepwater drilling moratorium following the Macondo well accident and oil spill went through a scientific peer review, an investigation by the US Department of the Interior’s inspector general’s office found.
  • Thu Nov 11 10:50:10 CST 2010 -- Santos basin FPSO hulls ordered
    The developers of the presalt discoveries on Blocks BM-S-11 and BM-S-9 in the Santos basin off Brazil have let a $3.46 billion contract with Engevix Engenharia SA for the engineering, procurement, and construction of eight floating production, storage, and offloading vessels, according to a disclosure made by Galp Energia SA, a partner in Block BM-S-11.
  • Wed Nov 10 12:55:10 CST 2010 -- DOI to require compliance statements from deepwater producers
    Producers drilling for oil and gas on a federal deepwater lease will have to submit statements signed by authorized company officials that the operators have complied with the new drilling safety rule and all other regulations, the US Department of the Interior and its Bureau of Offshore Management, Regulation and Enforcement jointly announced.
  • Wed Nov 10 11:25:10 CST 2010 -- Contract let for Hebron gravity-based structure
    ExxonMobil Canada Properties let a contract to Kiewit-Aker Contractors, a 50-50 joint venture between Peter Kiewit Infrastructure and Aker Solutions, for doing front-end engineering and design and site preparation for the Hebron gravity-based structure.
  • Wed Nov 10 11:15:10 CST 2010 -- Statoil opts for subsea gas compression for extending Asgard production
    Statoil plans to install subsea compression for recovering additional gas from fields tied back to the Asgard development in the Norwegian Sea.
  • Wed Nov 10 11:05:40 CST 2010 -- El Paso plans one-rig Wolfcamp shale oil program into 2011
    El Paso Corp. plans to spud a well during November in its Wolfcamp shale oil acreage in West Texas as part of a one-rig program focused on finding the optimal lateral length and completion method before the company ramps up Wolfcamp drilling activity during 2011.
  • Tue Nov 09 10:00:40 CST 2010 -- Wintershall to drill more wells in Emlichheim steamflood
    Wintershall is now drilling the first of 16 new wells at its Emlichheim steamflood on the German-Dutch border.
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