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Blind Faith subsea engineering under way

Feb 23, 2006 Subsea engineering is under way for high-pressure, high-temperature Blind Faith oil and gas field in deep water of the Gulf of Mexico, reports INTEC Engineering.

OGJ Newsletter

Feb 20, 2006 Iran wants to increase its natural gas imports from Turkmenistan and will accept a higher price, according to Iranian Foreign Minister Manuchehr Motaki.

Casino gas field on stream off Victoria

Feb 2, 2006 Production has begun from Casino gas field operated by Santos Ltd. in the offshore Otway basin of western Victoria, Australia (see map, OGJ, Oct. 24, 2005, p. 51).

Statoil plans Vigdis field water injection

Feb 2, 2006 Statoil ASA and partners plan to invest 1.2 billion kroner ($180 million) to improve oil and gas recovery from Vigdis field in the Norwegian North Sea.

OGJ Newsletter

Jan 16, 2006 Total SA, operator of Block 32 off Angola, and Sonangol EP reported that an ultradeepwater delineation well has confirmed the commercial potential of the adjacent Gengibre-1 oil discovery (OGJ Online, June 10, 2005).

Micropilot tests progress, durability an issue

Jan 16, 2006 Retrofit diesel pilot ignition (DPI), or micropilot, systems installed on natural gas pipeline compressor engines can deliver efficiency and emissions improvements when compared to spark ignition systems.

Gel-polymer extends Arbuckle high-water-cut well life

Jan 9, 2006 Arbuckle wells provide a good example of how the use of gelled polymer technology can extend the life of high water-cut wells.

Forvie North gas, condensate flow begins

Jan 6, 2006 Total SA reported production has started from Forvie North gas and condensate field on UK North Sea Block 3/15, 440 km northeast of Aberdeen, in 120 m of water.

OGJ Newsletter

Jan 2, 2006 The US Minerals Management Service has issued a final rule that will allow suspensions of operation (SOOs) to oil and gas operators contemplating ultradeep wells (deeper than 25,000 ft TVD) in the Gulf of Mexico.

La Vela field gas flow starts in Venezuela

Dec 20, 2005 Gas production has begun from La Vela field in the East Falcon Unit at the base of Venezuela's Paraguana Peninsula.

Area Drilling

Dec 12, 2005 The government approved an exploration and production concession with a unit of Harken Energy Corp.

OGJ Newsletter

Dec 12, 2005 UK Chancellor Gordon Brown announced a tax increase for oil companies in a move that energy experts predicted could discourage North Sea investment (see Editorial and p. 35).

Norway okays Ringhorne Øst oil development

Nov 28, 2005 Norwegian authorities approved the development and operating plan for Ringhorne Øst oil field on Block 25/8 in the North Sea, 180 km west of Karmøy, development operator ExxonMobil E&P Norway said Nov. 25.

North Sea Pipelines- Conclusion: Dual-diameter pigging reaches new extremes; Langeled looms

Nov 28, 2005 Statoil has extensive experience in both dual-diameter pigging of subsea pipelines and the environmental ramifications of pipeline commissioning.

Venezuela plans Orinoco expansions

Nov 21, 2005 Petróleos de Venezuela SA’s (PDVSA) recent strategic plan calls for the investment of about $15 billion during 2006-12 to increase heavy-oil production from the Orinoco tar belt of Venezuela to 1.

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