Project brings commercial-scale CO2 miscible flooding to Canada
The Weyburn CO2 project will be the first carbon dioxide miscible flood on a commercial scale in Canada.
MMS plans Gulf of Mexico test of royalty-in-kind
The US Minerals Management Service plans a third royalty-in-kind (RIK) pilot program, using a competitive auction to take up to 260 MMbtu/day of gas from Gulf of Mexico federal leases.
Industry won a major victory recently when the US Senate voted to block the US Minerals Management Service's controversial royalty management rule for another year (OGJ, Oct. 4, 1999, p. 40).
Lundin to add production well off Malaysia
Stockholm-based Lundin Oil AB and partners have announced plans to drill another production well under Phase 1 development of Block PM-3 in the Commercial Arrangement Area (CAA) between Malaysia and Viet Nam.
Shell plans oil production increase in Gulf of Thailand
Thai Shell Exploration & Production Co., a unit of Royal Dutch/Shell, hopes to increase its crude oil production in northern Thailand by about 8% to nearly 25,000 b/d by yearend. If its plan is successful, the incremental oil output of 1,500-2,000 b/d will come from a new production area known as Nong Makham, a part of Thai Shell's S1 concession.