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Canada firm to redevelop East Java oil field

May 3, 2013

Rift Basin Resources Corp., Vancouver, BC, has signed a memorandum of understanding with PT Sinergi Wijaya Kusumah to evaluate and redevelop an onshore multireservoir oil field known as the Dandangilo & Beji block in Bojonegoro, East Java, Indonesia.

CNOOC sees Weizhou 6-12 peak this year

Apr 22, 2013

CNOOC Ltd. expects production from Weizhou 6-12 oil field in the Beibu Gulf offshore China to reach its peak rate from 10 wells this year.

US drilling rig count down 13 units to 1,758

Apr 19, 2013

The US drilling rig count fell by 13 units during the week ended Apr. 19 to a total of 1,758 rotary rigs working, Baker Hughes Inc. reported. That compares with 1,972 rigs working in the comparable week last year.

Land-based, oil drilling drive up US rig count to 1,771

Apr 12, 2013

The US drilling rig count rose by 33 units during the week ended Apr. 12 to reach a total of 1,771 rotary rigs working, Baker Hughes Inc. reported. That compares with 1,950 rigs working in the comparable week last year.

Vladimir Filanovsky field blocks complete

Apr 12, 2013

Lukoil reports completion of two supporting blocks weighing a total of 5,000 tons to be towed out soon to Vladimir Filanovsky oil field in the northern Caspian Sea (OGJ Online, Oct. 8, 2012).

ConocoPhillips cancels 2014 Chukchi exploration plans

Apr 11, 2013

ConocoPhillips has cancelled plans to drill in the Chukchi Sea because of federal regulatory uncertainty, the company said Apr. 10.

Statoil taps Odfjell for Mariner drilling

Apr 10, 2013

Statoil has let a contract to Odfjell Drilling for platform drilling and related services at Mariner heavy oil field in UK waters 150 km east of the Shetland Islands.

Stone Energy secures deepwater rig

Apr 9, 2013

Stone Energy Corp. has contracted a dynamically positioned deepwater drilling rig from Ensco PLC for its Cardona oil development program on Mississippi Canyon Block 29 in the Gulf of Mexico.

US rig count drops 10 units to 1,738; Canada down 40 to 206

Apr 5, 2013

The US drilling rig count decreased by 10 units during the week ended Apr. 5 to reach a total of 1,738 rotary rigs working, Baker Hughes Inc. reported. That compares with 1,979 rigs working in the comparable week last year.

BSEE issues new rule increasing offshore safety requirements

Apr 5, 2013

The US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement issued a new Safety and Environmental Management Systems (SEMS) rule for offshore oil and gas activity that aims to improve SEMS requirements under the original workplace safety rule that became effective on Nov. 15, 2010.

Federal judge favors CSB access to Transocean data on Macondo

Apr 3, 2013

A federal judge in Houston has upheld the US Chemical Safety Board’s legal authority to investigate the April 2010 deepwater Macondo well blowout and subsequent explosion and fire on the Deepwater Horizon semisubmersible in the Gulf of Mexico, which resulted in a massive oil spill.

Contract let for Hejre work offshore Denmark

Apr 2, 2013

Heerema Fabrication Group has received a contract for procurement and fabrication of equipment for Hejre oil field under development by DONG Energy and Bayerngas in the Danish North Sea (OGJ Online, Feb. 27, 2012).

US drilling rig count up 2 units to 1,748

Mar 28, 2013

The US drilling rig count made a slight gain of 2 units during the week ended Mar. 29 reaching a total 1,748 rotary rigs working, Baker Hughes Inc. reported. That compares with 1,979 rigs working in the comparable week last year.

UK group expands relief-well plan guidelines

Mar 27, 2013

The Well Life Cycle Practices Forum, a UK group formed in response to the Macondo tragedy in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, has published a second edition of its guidelines for relief-well planning for work on the UK continental shelf (OGJ Online, July 31, 2012).

Industry urged to use natural gas in operations

Mar 22, 2013

Efforts to boost the use of natural gas in the US should begin with the industry producing the fuel, according an executive of a large independent gas producer.

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