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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.

Sawn Lake SAGD project steam injection nears

Oct 3, 2013

Horizontal wells are about to be spudded at a heavy oil steam assisted gravity drainage demonstration project at Sawn Lake, Alta.

Falkland firms FOGL, Desire to combine, renew drilling

Oct 3, 2013

Falkland Oil & Gas Ltd. and Desire Petroleum PLC plan to merge and to farm out certain North Falkland basin licenses in the Falkland Islands to Premier Oil Exploration & Production Ltd. and Rockhopper Exploration (Oil) Ltd.

Shell starts oil production from BC-10 project’s second phase offshore Brazil

Oct 2, 2013

Royal Dutch Shell PLC and its partners have reported start of production from the second development phase of the Parque das Conchas (BC-10) project 62 miles offshore southeastern Brazil.

BP’s Dudley defends company’s Macondo spill-response tactics

Oct 2, 2013

BP PLC’s Chief Executive Officer Bob Dudley has denied that his company deliberately delayed capping of the Macondo well—which suffered a blowout in April 2010, resulting in a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico—saying that such suggestions defy logic and common sense.

TAEP’s Texas Petro Index sets another record in August

Oct 2, 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.

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