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Statoil modifying platforms for Tyrihans field

Jul 11, 2006 Statoil has awarded a 440 million kroner contract to Norway's Aker Reinertsen to integrate development of Tyrihans oil and gas field onto the Kristin and Aasgard B platforms in the Norwegian Sea.

Test protocol guides selection of wet-gas corrosion inhibitor

Jun 12, 2006 A proper corrosion-inhibition test protocol helps ensure the success of increasingly expensive offshore oil and gas projects.

Gas injection affects Marun field PVT properties

May 8, 2006 A study determined the changes in pressure-volume-temperature (PVT) properties caused by gas injection in the Marun field Asmari carbonate reservoir in Iran.

OGJ Newsletter

May 8, 2006 Bolivian President Evo Morales decreed the nationalization of gas and oil industries on May 1, dispatching troops to oil and gas fields, refineries, and strategic points along pipeline routes.

OTC Spotlight on Technology recognizes 13 projects

May 8, 2006 The Spotlight on Technology at the 2006 Offshore Technology Conference recognized 13 recent innovations.

Chinese petrochemical complex fully on stream

Apr 27, 2006 All production units of the $4.3 billion Daya Bay petrochemical complex in China's Huizhou Guangdong Province are fully operational, said Foster Wheeler Ltd., whose subsidiary is the project management contractor.

CO2 flooding revitalizes old giant field

Apr 17, 2006 Through a fully integrated team approach to reservoir management, Occidental Permian Ltd. has proved that CO2 flooding in the North Hobbs Unit is a viable economic process even in a highly heterogeneous reservoir that requires constant surveillance and monitoring.

OGJ Newsletter

Apr 10, 2006 Venezuela’s Ministry of Energy and Mines has voided operating service agreements with Total SA for Jusepin oil field and Eni SPA for Dacion oil field and made Petroleos de Venezuela SA operator.

Iraqi officials confirm reduced oil exports

Mar 30, 2006 Iraqi oil officials have confirmed reduced exports of crude oil, largely due to attacks on northern facilities, but are taking steps to ensure continued exports via the country's southern terminals.

US, Canadian firms post big fourth-quarter profits

Mar 27, 2006 High oil and gas prices and improved refining and marketing margins, amplified by hurricane-related disruptions to processing capacity, bolstered quarterly earnings of US oil and gas companies in the fourth quarter of 2005.

OGJ Newsletter

Mar 6, 2006 Saudi security forces Feb. 27 killed five men suspected of involvement in a Feb. 24 terrorist attack on the Abqaiq oil processing plant, the Interior Ministry said (OGJ Online, Feb. 24, 2006).

Innovative Solutions to Common Problems: Subsea Companies Working Together

Feb 27, 2006 “The biggest challenges for the offshore segment of the industry are the increased water depths, the increased pressures that occur in deep water, and the lack of infrastructure in many of the remote production areas,” said James Pappas, senior engineering advisor for Devon Energy Corp.

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).

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