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CAPP: Emissions monitoring continues in Alberta oil sands

Mar 4, 2014

Alberta’s oil sands producers have monitored emissions for potential public health impacts with the province’s government for some time, the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers said.

BP lets contract for Khazzan gas project in Oman

Mar 4, 2014

BP PLC let a contract to Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. for process and infrastructure work on the Khazzan gas project in Oman.

Deepwater Gulf Decommissioning—1: Aging platforms, ownership changes pose special risks

Mar 3, 2014

This is the first of four articles that forecast deepwater decommissioning schedules in the US Gulf of Mexico (GOM). No estimates for the timing of deepwater decommissioning activity have previously been reported.

Innovator platform decommissioned in Gulf of Mexico

Mar 3, 2014

InterMoor, a subsidiary of Acteon Group Ltd., has completed decommissioning operations of the Innovator platform in Gomez field on Mississippi Canyon Block 711 in the Gulf of Mexico.

DEEPWATER GULF DECOMMISSIONING—2: Structure inventory runs gamut of deepwater technologies

Mar 3, 2014

The deepwater Gulf of Mexico (GOM) is the largest source of domestic oil production in the US and a laboratory for deployment of advanced drilling and development technologies.

Final UKCS production review details strategies, clarifies roles

Mar 3, 2014

The final report from the Wood Review of oil and gas operations on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) provides more details of the strategy for "maximizing economic recovery" (MER) there.

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count edges down to 1,769

Feb 28, 2014

The US drilling rig count gave up 2 units to settle at 1,769 rigs working during the week ended Feb. 28, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

Noble suffers ballast-control incident on rig offshore Brazil

Feb 28, 2014

Noble Corp. reported that its Noble Paul Wolff dynamically positioned semisubmersible rig offshore Brazil encountered ballast-control problems early Feb. 28. All workers are safe, the well secured, and no spill occurred, the company said.

Bualuang field output resumes offshore Thailand

Feb 27, 2014

Salamander Energy PLC, London, has resumed production at Bualuang oil field in the Gulf of Thailand after repairs to a production riser damaged during bad weather in January.

Grizzly Oil Sands begins SAGD production at Algar Lake

Feb 27, 2014

Grizzly Oil Sands ULC, Calgary, has begun steam injection at its Algar Lake project in Alberta. The company said oil production “is evident in steam circulation fluids.”

Central Petroleum granted Surprise production license

Feb 25, 2014

Central Petroleum Ltd., Brisbane, was granted a production license (PL 6) for its Surprise oil field in the Amadeus basin of the Northern Territory west of Alice Springs.

Lukoil starts production drilling in Imilorskoye-Istochnoye

Feb 25, 2014

OAO Lukoil has begun production drilling in the Imilorskoye-Istochnoye license area in West Siberia. The company said it originally planned to start drilling this September.

EIA: Syria's oil production unlikely to recover for months, maybe years

Feb 24, 2014

Syria's oil and gas production is unlikely to recover in the near term because of ongoing hostilities between the Syrian government and opposition forces, the US Energy Information Administration said in an update to its country report on Syria.

Industry urged to change hydraulic fracturing 'conversation'

Feb 24, 2014

The oil and gas industry needs to change the conversation about hydraulic fracturing by engaging with the public to demystify the process and highlighting efforts to reduce the environmental footprints of drilling and completion.

Mexican official vows careful energy regulation, transparency

Feb 24, 2014

Mexico's government realizes it's crucial to establish competitive contract terms and effective, transparent regulations to attract international investors as Mexico implements its pending energy reforms, panelists told a Houston gathering on Feb. 7.

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