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Shell moves ahead with Peace River in situ expansion

Oct 31, 2013

Shell Canada Ltd. will proceed with its wholly owned, 80,000 b/d Peace River in situ expansion of the Carmon Creek project in Alberta.

ConocoPhillips closes on $5.4 billion sale of Kashagan interest

Oct 31, 2013

ConocoPhillips has closed on its sale of 8.4% interest in the North Caspian Sea production-sharing agreement to Kazakhstan state oil company KazMunayGas for $5.4 billion.

Fort Hills partners okay oil sands project

Oct 31, 2013

Partners in the Fort Hills oil sands mine have approved development leading to production of as much as 180,000 b/d of bitumen.

Petrobras to charter another FPSO for Santos basin

Oct 30, 2013

Guara BV, an affiliate of Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras), has signed a letter of intent to charter a floating production, storage, and offloading vessel for use on Block BM-S-9 in the Santos basin offshore Brazil.

Ruby field gas flow starts offshore Indonesia

Oct 30, 2013

Mubadala Petroleum, Abu Dhabi, reported the start of production from Ruby natural gas field offshore East Kalimantan, Indonesia.

CNOOC starts Suizhong Bohai second phase oil output

Oct 30, 2013

CNOOC Ltd. said it has started oil production from its wholly owned Suizhong 36-1 Phase II adjustment project in 30 m of water in the southern part of the Liaodong Bay portion of Bohai in China.

Group tests remote methane-sensing methods

Oct 29, 2013

An industry-government program will publish “over the coming months” results of experiments on remote methane-sensing technology with application in oil and gas production, reports the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

ConocoPhillips begins production at Ekofisk South

Oct 28, 2013

ConocoPhillips has started oil production at the Ekofisk South development project in the Norwegian North Sea.

Statoil releases ‘Snorre 2040’ development concept

Oct 28, 2013

Norway’s Statoil ASA has recommended the construction of a new drilling and processing platform for extracting the remaining reserves from Snorre field in the North Sea.

Gas flow starts at ExxonMobil's Kipper-Tuna-Turrum project

Oct 28, 2013

Oil and gas production has begun from ExxonMobil's $4.5 billion (Aus.) Kipper-Tuna-Turrum project in Bass Strait offshore Victoria. Gas is flowing from the Tuna field while Turrum has produced its first oil.

Gazprom reports subsea gas production at Kirinskoye

Oct 25, 2013

Using a subsea production facility, OAO Gazprom has started production of natural gas at the Kirinskoye gas-condensate field in the Sakhalin region.

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count edges down to 1,738

Oct 25, 2013

The US drilling rig count dropped a single unit to 1,738 rigs working during the week ended Oct. 25, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

Eastern Mediterranean offshore gas production not imminent, expert says

Oct 25, 2013

Development of potential offshore natural gas sources in the eastern Mediterranean Sea’s Levant basin could potentially increase global supplies significantly, but it probably won’t occur for some time, an Istanbul-based consultant suggested.

CNOOC-Nexen starts UK Rochelle gas-condensate flow

Oct 25, 2013

CNOOC Ltd. said its Nexen Petroleum UK Ltd. subsidiary has started production from Rochelle gas-condensate field in the UK North Sea.

Gas production starts at ExxonMobil’s Kipper-Tuna-Turrum project

Oct 23, 2013

Oil and gas production has begun from ExxonMobil’s $4.5 billion (Aus.) Kipper-Tuna-Turrum project in Bass Strait offshore Victoria. Gas is flowing from the Tuna field while Turrum has produced its first oil.

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