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Drilling Production 2011 P12

  • 09/02/2011 -- Halliburton sues BP over Macondo blowout
    Halliburton Co. filed claims against BP PLC on Sept. 1 in Texas state court for negligent misrepresentation, business disparagement, and defamation related to the Apr. 20, 2010, Macondo well blowout.
  • 09/02/2011 -- US drilling rig count takes slight hit
    US oil and gas drilling rig activity fell slightly this week with the loss of 7 rigs, bringing the total working rigs to 1,968. This week’s count, however, is up by 315 rigs from the comparable period a year ago, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.
  • 09/02/2011 -- China's SOA orders ConocoPhillips to develop spill compliance plan
    China’s State Oceanic Administration (SOA) ordered ConocoPhillips China to suspend production operations at Peng Lai 19-3 field in Bohai Bay while the oil company develops a compliance plan with its partner in the field, China National Offshore Oil Corp.
  • 09/01/2011 -- Noble Corp. orders ultradeepwater drillship
    Noble Corp. has ordered an ultradeepwater drillship to be built by Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd., subject to finalization of a construction contract within the next several weeks.
  • 09/01/2011 -- Buccaneer jack up to drill in Cook Inlet in mid-2012
    Alaska’s Cook Inlet may soon have two jack up rigs, the first drilling units to have operated there in many years.
  • 09/01/2011 -- Poland: Nida Trough exploratory drilling nears
    San Leon Energy PLC will shortly spud the Belvedere-1 exploratory well in the Nida Trough in southern Poland.
  • 08/31/2011 -- Libya sees oil production rising to prewar levels in 15 months
    Libya can resume crude oil production within a matter of weeks and can return to prewar output within 15 months, according to the newly appointed chairman of state-owned National Oil Corp.
  • 08/30/2011 -- BLM completes Hornbuckle oil field environmental assessment
    The US Bureau of Land Management’s environmental assessment of Samson Resources Co.’s proposed development of the Hornbuckle oil field in northern Wyoming is available, BLM’s Casper, Wyo., field office announced on Aug. 26.
  • 08/29/2011 -- Total starts Pazflor output off Angola
    Total SA has started production from giant deepwater Pazflor field off Angola, saying it expects output to reach full capacity of 220,000 b/d of crude oil “over the coming months.”
  • 08/29/2011 -- Alberta: Montney horizontal well under test
    Tourmaline Oil Corp. and Perpetual Energy Inc., Calgary, tied in and placed on extended production test Aug. 19 one of their three Montney horizontal wells in the Elmworth area of Alberta.
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