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Athabasca Oil names Broen chief operating officer

Oct 14, 2013

Athabasca Oil Corp., Calgary, has named Rob Broen to the newly created position of chief operating officer in charge of light oil and thermal oil operations and all technical functions.

Watching Government: BC Premier's energy stance

Oct 14, 2013

British Columbia will not budge on its requirements proposed heavy oil export projects must meet, Premier Christy Clark said on Oct. 4. But that doesn't mean she opposes such exports, she told reporters during a teleconference as she prepared to conclude her visit to Washington, DC.

TAEP's Texas Petro Index sets another record in August

Oct 14, 2013

The Texas Petro Index, a composite index based on a comprehensive group of upstream economic indicators, reached a record-high 289.8 in August, surpassing the previous record of 288.2 set in July (OGJ Online, Sept. 16, 2013).

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count drops to 1,743

Oct 11, 2013

The US drilling rig count lost 13 units to 1,743 rigs working during the week ended Oct. 11, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

Maersk names first ultradeepwater drillship

Oct 11, 2013

The first of four ultradeepwater drillships under construction for Maersk Drilling at the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) shipyard at Geoje-Si, South Korea, has been named Maersk Viking.

Petronas okays Lundin Malaysia’s Bertam oil development

Oct 10, 2013

Petronas has approved the Bertam oil field development plan for Lundin Malaysia BV, the first Lundin-operated development project in Malaysia.

CNOOC, Primeline see East China Sea gas flow within months

Oct 10, 2013

CNOOC Ltd. has completed about 95% of development work and plans to start gas production from Lishui 36-1 gas field on Block 25/34 in the East China Sea offshore China, said partner and block operator Primeline Energy Holdings Inc., London.

Dutch North Sea infill well flows 3,500 b/d

Oct 8, 2013

Dana Petroleum PLC has started production from an infill well in Hanze oil field in the Dutch North Sea at a rate of 3,500 b/d.

Statoil upbeat on exploration, diverse assets

Oct 8, 2013

Statoil ASA believes it can boost its production from offshore Norway, Canada, and Tanzania while also building its production from US onshore unconventional assets, Statoil Chief Executive Officer Helge Lund said during a media briefing on Oct. 7 in Houston.

Operators report on production losses from Colorado flooding

Oct 7, 2013

Independent exploration and production companies Noble Energy Inc. and Anadarko Petroleum Corp. have provided updates on Colorado activity almost a month after floods inundated the state.

Woodside’s North Rankin B gas project comes on stream

Oct 7, 2013

Woodside Petroleum Ltd.’s $5 billion (Aus.) North Rankin B project offshore Western Australia has been brought on stream and is sending gas to the Burrup Peninsula gas plant.

Cyclic steam, gas enhance Bohai heavy oil production

Oct 7, 2013

This article presents preliminary results of stimulation principles and offshore oilfield testing of cyclic steam and gas stimulation.

Gazprom Neft unit performs multiple frac operations in Orenburg field

Oct 4, 2013

Gazprom Neft says its subsidiary has performed multiple hydraulic fracturing operations for the first time in horizontal wells drilled into carbonate reservoirs in the eastern area of Orenburg oil and gas-condensate field.

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count climbs to 1,756

Oct 4, 2013

The US drilling rig count jumped 12 units to 1,756 rigs working during the week ended Oct. 4, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

Lukoil picks onshore facilities contractor for N. Caspian oil

Oct 4, 2013

OAO Lukoil has selected the contractor for building onshore facilities to handle oil from its north Caspian fields.

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