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Drilling Production 2012 P10

  • 03/20/2012 -- More declines seen on KG D6 block offshore India
    Production of natural gas from the KG D6 block, which has yielded major discoveries offshore eastern India, will continue a decline that has elicited calls from authorities for more drilling, according Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Shri S. Jaipal Reddy.
  • 03/22/2012 -- Statoil planning operational area in northern Norway
    Norway’s Statoil AS has started work on detailed planning to set up a separate operational area on the northern Norwegian Continental Shelf, which will be based in Harstad with the new area office’s start-up expected during the first half of 2013.
  • 03/23/2012 -- US drilling rig count declines 16 units to 1,968
    US oil and gas drilling activity this week declined by 16 units to 1,968 total rigs working. The rig count for the week ended Mar. 23 was up by 230 rigs from the comparable period a year ago, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.
  • 03/26/2012 -- Talisman hits oil, gas at Kurdamir in Iraq Kurdistan
    Talisman Energy Inc. said it has confirmed the presence of oil and gas-condensate at its Kurdamir-2 redrill well in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
  • 03/26/2012 -- Lawsuit asks WOGCC to review frac fluid trade secret exemptions
    The Powder River Basin Resource Council (PRBRC) and other groups asked Wyoming’s Seventh District Court to require the Wyoming Oil & Gas Conservation Commission (WOGCC) in Casper to disclose more information about chemicals used during hydraulic fracturing.
  • 03/26/2012 -- BP taps Technip for Schiehallion subsea work
    BP PLC has let a contract to Technip for subsea work in its redevelopment of Schiehallion and Loyal oil fields in the West of Shetland area offshore the UK.
  • 03/26/2012 -- Lundin to sidetrack Sverdrup appraisal off Norway
    Lundin Petroleum AB, Stockholm, said the 16/2-11 Johan Sverdrup appraisal well in PL501 in the North Sea offshore Norway encountered a 54-m gross oil column in Upper and Middle Jurassic sandstone reservoir and will now be sidetracked eastward to probe lateral thickness and establish oil-water contacts.
  • 03/27/2012 -- Total shuts in gas production from North Sea fields
    Production was shut in from Elgin, Franklin, and West Franklin natural gas and condensate fields in the UK North Sea following a Mar. 25 gas leak on the wellhead platform on Elgin field 240 km east of Aberdeen, Total SA reported.
  • 03/27/2012 -- CERI: Oil sands profitable and promising
    Oil sands projects remain highly profitable for operators and governments and highly promising as a source of oil supply, according to an annual study by the Canadian Energy Research Institute.
  • 03/28/2012 -- Norway okays subsea gas compression project
    Statoil has received approval of Norway’s Storting for a subsea natural gas compression facility in the Asgard area of the Norwegian Sea, which it says will be the world’s first such installation.
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