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Husky begins production at Rush Lake heavy oil project

Jul 17, 2015

Husky Energy Inc., Calgary, reported startup of production from its Rush Lake heavy oil thermal project in Saskatchewan, some 8 weeks after startup of commercial steaming operations (OGJ Online, May 21, 2015).

ENOC trims Turkmen plan in Dragon takeover

Jul 16, 2015

Emirates National Oil Co. Ltd. (ENOC), Dubai, will lower target oil production from the Cheleken area offshore Turkmenistan after acquiring full control of Dragon Oil PLC as it expands into upstream oil and gas operations.

CAPP: Canada needs global LNG markets for gas production growth

Jul 16, 2015

Canada needs to connect to global LNG markets to avoid a decade of decline in natural gas production, according to the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP).

Group starts radio frequency pilot for oil sands at Dover in Alberta

Jul 15, 2015

The first radio frequency pilot for oil recovery within an in situ reservoir is under way in the Dover area north of Fort McMurray, Alta. In a test that will last about 2 years, radio frequency technology will heat the reservoir to ease the movement of bitumen to the surface.

Rosneft, Statoil drill two horizontal wells in pilot at North Komsomolskoye

Jul 14, 2015

OAO Rosneft and Statoil ASA have jointly drilled two horizontal exploitation wells in the PK1 layer of North Komsomolskoye field, Rosneft reported.

EIA: US shale oil production to fall 91,000 b/d in August

Jul 13, 2015

Crude oil production in August from seven major US shale plays is expected to decline 91,000 b/d to 5.36 million b/d, according to the US Energy Information Administration’s latest Drilling Productivity Report (DPR). EIA last month also projected a 91,000 b/d decline for July.

EIA’s estimates for state crude oil production to be helped by direct survey

Jul 13, 2015

Understanding how crude oil production in US key states has been affected by recent changes in crude oil prices and drilling activity is of great importance. Unfortunately, state-level production data published by the US Energy Information Administration and state agencies can differ, as EIA’s estimates anticipate and account for expected revisions to data collected by the states.

Cidade de Marica FPSO arrives in Brazil for module integration

Jul 13, 2015

Petroleo Brasilierio SA (Petrobras) reported that the Cidade de Marica floating production, storage, and offloading vessel is berthed at Brasa shipyard in Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil for module lifting and integration following a 19,678-km trek from China.

BLM proposes updates to its oil, gas measurement requirements

Jul 13, 2015

The US Bureau of Land Management proposed regulations to ensure more accurate measurement, accountability, and royalty payments for oil and gas production from onshore federal and Indian oil and gas leases.

BHI: US oil rig count rises for first time in 30 weeks

Jul 13, 2015

A sudden 12-unit jump in oil-directed rigs during the abbreviated week ended July 2 represented their first rise since Dec. 5, 2014, and helped lift the overall US drilling rig count for a second consecutive week, according to data from Baker Hughes Inc.

WAFWA: Aerial survey finds lesser prairie chicken population grew

Jul 13, 2015

A recent range-wide aerial survey found the lesser prairie chicken population rose 25% from 2014 to 2015, the Western Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) reported. The bird's habitat lies in five US Midcontinent states with oil and gas production.

Watching Government: Western governors' concerns

Jul 13, 2015

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead (R) will focus primarily on the Endangered Species Act as the 2016 Western Governors' Association Chairman's Initiative, he announced at the group's annual meeting on June 26.

Topside modules installed on Clair Ridge platform west of Shetland

Jul 13, 2015

BP PLC reported the installation of quarters and utilities (QU) topside modules on the new platform on Clair field, 75 km west of the Shetland Islands in 140 m of water.

Inhofe, Lankford say new BIA rules threaten Osage oil operations

Jul 10, 2015

New US Bureau of Indian Affairs regulations that increase production expenses on tribal lands could put the Osage Nation out of business, Oklahoma’s two US senators told US Sec. of the Interior Sally Jewell.

BHI: US rig count continues upward creep

Jul 10, 2015

Although the overall US drilling rig count only edged up 1 unit to 863 rigs working during the week ended July 10, it represented the third consecutive week of gains and another jump in oil-directed rigs, according to data from Baker Hughes Inc.

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