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Drilling Production 2012 P6

  • 02/14/2012 -- Noble Energy's 2012 spending plans emphasize Niobrara, Marcellus drilling
    Noble Energy Inc. plans to invest $1.25 billion in the Denver-Julesburg basin to expand its Niobrara horizontal drilling program and to spend $500 million in the Marcellus shale this year as part of a $3.5 billion budget that the company outlined for 2012.
  • 02/14/2012 -- Panelists see informed regs as key to unconventional production
    Development of the necessary data to reach informed regulatory decisions is the next critical unconventional production issue to be addressed, panelists said in a Feb. 14 forum co-sponsored by General Electric Co. and the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
  • 02/15/2012 -- Libya: Eni details field production restart timetable
    Italy’s Eni SPA said it has stepped up efforts to fully resume Libyan oil production and gas exports through the Greenstream pipeline and targets a return to the precrisis 280,000 b/d of oil equivalent by the second half of 2012.
  • 02/15/2012 -- Work to start on Tengiz field expansion
    Tengizchevroil LLP expects to begin front-end engineering and design (FEED) this year on a 250,000-300,000 b/d expansion of crude oil production capacity at supergiant Tengiz field in Kazakhstan, reports 50% partner Chevron Corp.
  • 02/15/2012 -- Milnesand San Andres horizontal infill drilling nears
    Enhanced Oil Resources Inc., Houston, has permitted five horizontal 20-acre infill wells in its 4,800-acre Milnesand San Andres Unit in Roosevelt County, NM, where 40-acre development is estimated to have recovered 14% of original oil in place.
  • 02/16/2012 -- Aker Solutions to deliver Troll subsea trees
    Statoil has let a contract to Aker Solutions for six subsea trees and a tool package for the oil section of giant Troll oil and gas field in the northern North Sea offshore Norway (OGJ Online, Sept. 21, 2011).
  • 02/17/2012 -- US drilling rig rises by 5 units to 1,994
    US oil and gas drilling activity this week increased by 5 units to 1,994 total rigs working. The rig count for the week ended Feb. 17 was up by 281 rigs from the comparable period a year ago, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.
  • 02/17/2012 -- CNRL applies for Kirby oil sands expansion
    Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. has filed regulatory applications for expansion of its Kirby in situ oil sands project in the southern Athabasca region of Alberta.
  • 02/20/2012 -- Chevron to drill relief well offshore Nigeria
    Chevron Nigeria Ltd. said a contractor started drilling a relief well to seal the Funiwa 1A natural gas well, which caught on fire Jan. 16 about 6 miles offshore Nigeria in 40 ft of water.
  • 02/22/2012 -- Technip gets subsea compression contract
    Statoil has let a contract to Technip for work on what it calls the world’s first subsea natural gas compression facility, to be installed in Asgard area in the Norwegian Sea.

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