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Drilling Production 2012 P5

  • 02/06/2012 -- IHS: Shale plays driving demand for oil field chemicals
    The global market for oil field specialty chemicals reached nearly $16 billion in 2010 with the US and Canada accounting for 52%, which an IHS Chemical market study attributed to increasing oil and natural gas drilling activity in shale plays.
  • 02/07/2012 -- ExxonMobil licenses sand-control technology
    ExxonMobil Upstream Research Co. has issued a global license for proprietary oil-well sand-control technology to Weatherford International Ltd.
  • 02/07/2012 -- Total starts second Ofon development phase
    A unit of Total SA is installing four platforms on Ofon oil field offshore Nigeria in a second phase of development that will triple production to 90,000 boe/d (OGJ Online, July 24, 2007).
  • 02/07/2012 -- Athabasca presses Montney, Nordegg light oil work
    Athabasca Oil Sands Corp., Calgary, reported completion of Montney and Nordegg multistage fractured horizontal wells at Kaybob in the Deep Basin of Alberta.
  • 02/07/2012 -- Seadrill announces contracts for three jack up rigs
    Seadrill Ltd. announced contracts for the three jack up rigs: Offshore Mischief, Offshore Defender, and West Leda. The three contracts have an aggregated revenue potential of $311 million including mobilization fees and assignment-specific rig modifications.
  • 02/10/2012 -- Cobalt tests Brazil-like presalt oil find off Angola
    Oil of 44° gravity flowed at an unstimulated, sustained rate of 5,010 b/d with 14.3 MMcfd of associated gas with limited drawdown at the Cameia presalt oil discovery in Block 21 offshore Angola, said Cobalt International Energy Inc., Houston.
  • 02/10/2012 -- Lea County, NM, gets horizontal Brushy Canyon oil find
    Red Mountain Resources Inc., Dallas, said it initiated oil production from the Delaware Brushy Canyon reservoir at its Madera 24-2H horizontal well in Lea County, NM.
  • 02/10/2012 -- US drilling rig count falls 8 units
    US oil and gas drilling activity this week fell by 8 units to 1,989 total rigs working. The rig count for the week ended Feb. 10 was up by 268 rigs from the comparable period a year ago, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.
  • 02/13/2012 -- Indonesia: Kerendan gas drilling, deep tests near
    Salamander Bangkanai Energy, operator of the 4,534 sq km Bangkanai PSC on East Kalimantan, Indonesia, plans to drill four development wells in Kerendan gas field starting in late February 2012 followed by an exploratory deep test.
  • 02/13/2012 -- MEG's Christina Lake Phase 3 fully approved
    MEG Energy Corp. has secured all regulatory authorizations needed to proceed with multistage Phase 3 of its Christina Lake in situ oil sands project in the southern Athabasca region of Alberta.
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