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Drilling Production 2010 P9

  • 10/08/2010 -- US drilling continues to increase
    US drilling activity continued to climb, increasing by 12 units to 1,671 rotary rigs working this week, up from 1,041 in the comparable period a year ago, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.
  • 10/08/2010 -- European Parliament spurns drilling halt
    The European Parliament excluded a moratorium on offshore drilling from recommendations it has made in response the Apr. 20 blowout and explosion at the Macondo well in the US Gulf of Mexico.
  • 10/07/2010 -- Shell submits application for permit to drill off Alaska
    Shell Offshore Inc. has submitted an application for a permit to drill an exploration well in the Beaufort Sea in 2011.
  • 10/06/2010 -- Atwood Oceanics to build two jack ups
    Atwood Oceanics Inc. said a subsidiary plans to build two high-specification jack up drilling rigs at an estimated total cost of $190 million each.
  • 10/05/2010 -- Shell to add second platform on deepwater Mars field
    Shell Oil Co. reaffirmed its commitment to the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, announcing it will add a second tension-leg platform to Mars field off Louisiana.
  • 10/05/2010 -- China coalbed methane drilling program quickens
    Work has started on a proposed 60-well coalbed methane development drilling program and gas gathering system on the Shouyang block in China, said Far East Energy Corp., Houston.
  • 10/04/2010 -- Alaska offshore plans should reflect conditions there, panel told
    Concerns raised following the Apr. 20 Macondo well accident and subsequent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico may not fully apply to activity off Alaska, witnesses told US President Barack Obama’s independent oil spill commission.
  • 10/04/2010 -- Iranian field start-up said to be imminent
    Jofeir oil field in southwestern Iran is ready for commissioning, according to Shana, the official news agency.
  • 10/01/2010 -- US drilling rebounds some
    US drilling activity rebound this week, putting back to work 9 of the 11 rotary rigs idled in the previous week with a total 1,659 units now working, up from 1,024 in the comparable week a year ago, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.
  • 09/30/2010 -- Japan to withdraw from Iran's Azadegan oil field project
    The government of Japan and Inpex Corp. plan to withdraw from Iran’s Azadegan oil field in an effort to avoid the possibility of violating US sanctions against the country, according to media reports.
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