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Drilling Production 2010 P7

  • 10/28/2010 -- EOR could yield 3 billion bbl additional North Sea oil
    Oil recovery using carbon dioxide could lead to production of an extra 3 billion bbl of oil in the North Sea, according to a new study published by an academic energy expert.
  • 10/28/2010 -- Petrobras connects first well to Tupi pilot FPSO
    Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) connected the first well, RJS-600, in the Tupi pilot project to the Cidade de Angra dos Reis floating production, storage, and offloading vessel.
  • 10/27/2010 -- EU sanctions on Iran may force closure of BP's Rhum field
    European Commission officials said new sanctions against Iran, which take effect Oct. 27, will likely lead to the closure of a Scottish gas field owned 50-50 by BP PLC and Iran.
  • 10/26/2010 -- API: US drilling has second consecutive quarter of growth
    US oil and gas drilling increased year-to-year for a second consecutive quarter as the American Petroleum Institute reported that 11,297 wells were completed in the US in the 3 months ended Sept. 30, 45% more than the comparable 2009 period.
  • 10/25/2010 -- Step-out well cased at southern Egypt oil field
    Dana Gas Egypt and Sea Dragon Energy Inc., Calgary, set pipe and plan to test a potential extension well 4 km southeast of the nearest well in Al Baraka field in southern Egypt’s frontier Kom Ombo basin.
  • 10/22/2010 -- US drilling remains flat
    US drilling activity remained essentially flat again this week, with a net loss of 1 rotary rig with 1,669 still working, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.
  • 10/20/2010 -- CNOOC starts two Bohai Bay oil fields
    CNOOC Ltd. has started production from two oil fields in Bohai Bay off China.
  • 10/20/2010 -- OSPRAG picks concept for well-capping device
    The UK group formed to improve the offshore producing industry’s spill prevention and response has selected a concept for a modular well-capping device adapted to harsh weather.
  • 10/19/2010 -- BOEMRE estimates BOP inspection costs under new rules
    Oil and gas producers drilling wells on the US Outer Continental Shelf can expect to pay $25,000-250,000, or an average $112,500, for independent third-party inspections and design reviews of blowout preventers (BOPs) under new regulations, the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement said.
  • 10/19/2010 -- Statoil hiring rig for Gullfaks drilling
    Statoil has signed a letter of intent to use a Songa Offshore semisubmersible rig for at least 3 years of drilling in aging Gullfaks oil field in the Norwegian North Sea.

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