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Egypt’s Deepwater Oil and Gas Development: Work continues in existing fields, new discoveries await plans

Jan 28, 2008 With the bulk of its natural gas resource in the Mediterranean—some studies estimate ultimate recovery from deepwater gas reserves at up to 70 tcf—and a strategic focus on optimizing the value of its natural gas supply, meeting deepwater challenges will be vital to Egypt’s energy future.

StatoilHydro extends Snohvit start-up period

Jan 21, 2008 StatoilHydro has asked the Norwegian Pollution Control Authority for a permit to emit more carbon dioxide as it seeks an extension for the start-up period at the Snovhit LNG project.

Norway expecting more exploration drilling

Jan 15, 2008 Operators are expected to drill 35-40 exploration wells on the Norwegian Continental Shelf in 2008, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate said.

Production starts from Kizomba C off Angola

Jan 10, 2008 ExxonMobil Corp. unit Esso Exploration Angola (Block 15) Ltd. has started oil production from the Kizomba C development on Block 15, about 90 miles off Angola.

Gazprom commissions Yuzhno Russkoye gas field

Dec 21, 2007 Production has started from the 825.2 billion cu m Yuzhno Russkoye oil and gas condensate field in western Siberia, marking new supplies for Western Europe. It will produce 1.4 billion cu m of gas in fourth-quarter 2007. The field will reach its 25 billion cu m designed capacity in 2009.

GULF UPDATE—1: Gulf of Mexico P&A costs begin to recover from 2005 hurricanes

Dec 3, 2007 In the aftermath of the widespread hurricane destruction in the Gulf of Mexico in 2005, the cost of operations dramatically increased with increased demand for support services, but market conditions appear to be slowly reverting to prehurricane conditions.

Total's Sisi-Nubi fields produce gas in Indonesia

Nov 30, 2007 Gas production has begun from Total SA-operated Sisi-Nubi fields off East Kalimantan, Indonesia.

New technology solutions advancing deepwater capability

Nov 5, 2007 A host of new game-changing technology solutions is advancing the oil and gas industry’s capabilities in deep and ultradeep waters.

Future designs emerging for floaters, subsea systems

Nov 5, 2007 As the offshore oil and natural gas industry continues its march into deepwater frontiers, the facilities that will be the mainstays of that push, subsea installations and floating production facilities, will take on a distinctively different look.

PIPELINE INSPECTION-1: Uncertainty-based assessment substitutes for internal inspection

Nov 5, 2007 Internal inspection of pipelines is not always economic, prompting development of methods for assessing a pipeline’s current condition based on historic operating and process conditions.

OGJ Newsletter

Oct 15, 2007

BHP starts oil production from Genghis Khan in gulf

Oct 8, 2007 BHP Billiton, on behalf of partners Hess Oil Corp. and Repsol-YPF SA, has begun oil production from the Genghis Khan development in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico 120 miles off Louisiana.

OGJ Newsletter

Oct 8, 2007

Oil production starts from Greater Plutonio area off Angola

Oct 2, 2007 Oil production has started Oct. 1 from the Greater Plutonio development area on Block 18 off Angola, reported block operator BP Angola (Block 18) BV.

Equipment/Software/Literature

Oct 1, 2007

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