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Drilling Production 2011 P14

  • 08/15/2011 -- Transocean offers to acquire Aker Drilling
    Transcean Ltd. offered to acquire Aker Drilling for $1.43 billion and Aker Drilling’s board unanimously recommended that its shareholders accept the offer.
  • 08/12/2011 -- Dutch court orders delay in Bergermeer gas storage project
    Abu Dhabi National Energy Co. said work on its natural gas storage project at Bergermeer in the Netherlands has been suspended due to a court order filed over environmental fears.
  • 08/12/2011 -- Albania: Patos-Marinza steam pilot injection nears
    Patos-Marinza heavy oil field in Albania is producing 13,400 b/d of oil, and steam injection is to start in the last quarter of 2011 at a pilot thermal program in the southwest part of the field.
  • 08/11/2011 -- Murphy orders more subsea systems for Kikeh off Malaysia
    Murphy Sabah Oil Co. Ltd. let a contract to Aker Solutions for subsea production equipment for the Kikeh expansion project off Sabah in East Malaysia.
  • 08/10/2011 -- Ensco deepwater semi to drill off Brunei
    Ensco PLC has taken delivery of the ultradeepwater Ensco 8504 semisubmersible drilling rig from Keppel FELS Ltd. in Singapore and will prepare it for work off Brunei.
  • 08/10/2011 -- IEA trims 2011 outlook for oil demand
    The International Energy Agency has lowered its forecast of worldwide oil demand by 60,000 b/d for 2011 to average 89.5 million b/d and raised its 2012 outlook by 70,000 b/d.
  • 08/10/2011 -- EIA forecasts decline for US oil demand this year
    Despite continued concerns over the pace of the global economic recovery, particularly in developed countries, the US Energy Information Administration expects worldwide oil consumption to increase this year and next spurred by demand in developing countries. US oil consumption, however, is forecast to contract from a year ago.
  • 08/08/2011 -- Substation boosts Syria Block 26 oil output
    Gulf Sands Petroleum PLC started up the 3,000 b/d EFP 2 oil processing substation in Syria, hiking Block 26 oil production facility capacity to more than 24,000 b/d.
  • 08/04/2011 -- US Senators urge sanctions on Syria's oil, gas industry
    Some 60 US Senators, led by Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Jim DeMint (R-SC), have written President Barack Obama, urging him to step up sanctions on Syria, with special focus on the country’s oil and gas industry.
  • 08/04/2011 -- PDO to pilot solar EOR in Oman
    Petroleum Development Oman plans to install its first solar enhanced oil recovery pilot in one of its thermal EOR projects in southern Oman.

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