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Petrobras starts up P-61 platform in Papa Terra field

Mar 16, 2015

Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) has started up the P-61 tension-leg platform in Papa Terra field on the southern tip of the Campos basin, 110 km offshore Brazil.

Petrobras launches early production system from Buzios field

Mar 12, 2015

The startup of an early production system by Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) from Buzios field in the Santos basin represents the first large-scale and longest-running production operations from Brazil’s Transfer of Rights area.

Husky reports start of production from Sunrise oil sands project

Mar 11, 2015

Husky Energy Inc., Calgary, reported the start of production at the first of two 30,000-b/d plants at the in situ Sunrise Oil Sands Project in northeastern Alberta.

Premier starts gas production from Pelikan offshore Indonesia

Mar 11, 2015

Premier Oil PLC reported the start of natural gas production from Pelikan field on Natuna Sea Block A offshore Indonesia. This follows start of gas production in fourth-quarter 2014 from neighboring Naga field, also on the block.

CNOOC boosts oil production from Qinhuangdao field

Mar 9, 2015

China National Offshore Oil Corp. Ltd. reported startup of oil production from a comprehensive adjustment project in Qinhuangdao 32-6 field. The project, which included four platforms and 99 producing wells, is expected to result in output of 36,000 b/d later this year.

Brynhild output restarting offshore Norway

Mar 6, 2015

Production from Brynhild oil field in the southern part of the Norwegian North Sea is restarting after having been shut down by equipment problems in mid-January.

EIA forecasts continued rise in US oil production from gulf

Mar 3, 2015

Crude oil production from the Gulf of Mexico will reach 1.52 million b/d in 2015 and 1.61 million b/d in 2016—or respectively 16% and 17% of total US crude production during each year—according to projections from the US Energy Information Administration.

Statoil starts production from Oseberg Delta 2 in North Sea

Feb 23, 2015

Statoil ASA reported the start of production from Oseberg Delta 2 in the North Sea. The field is tied back 14 km to Oseberg field’s center by two subsea templates with total capacity for eight wells. The initial phase involves three oil producers and two gas injectors. Gas injection will provide “a substantially greater recovery rate,” the company said.

Goliat FPSO departs South Korea for Norway

Feb 16, 2015

The world’s largest cylindrical floating production, storage, and offloading facility has departed the Hyundai Heavy Industry (HHI) Ulsan yard in South Korea and is en route to Hammerfest in Finnmark, northern Norway.

Vaalco reports results from Etame 10-H development well

Feb 13, 2015

Vaalco Energy Inc., Houston, reported start of production from its Etame 10-H development well, the second such well drilled from the recently installed Etame platform offshore Gabon.

Partners submit Johan Sverdrup development plan

Feb 13, 2015

Partners Statoil ASA, Lundin Petroleum AB, Petoro, Det Norske Oljeselskap ASA, and Maersk Oil have submitted a plan for development and operation (PDO) for Phase 1 of Johan Sverdrup field to the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy.

Oil production begins at Nasr Phase-1 offshore Abu Dhabi

Feb 5, 2015

The first phase of Nasr oil field offshore Abu Dhabi will be producing 22,000 b/d by yearend, according to United Arab Emirates news agency WAM.

Gazprom Neft starts shale oil production in western Siberian field

Feb 3, 2015

JSC Gazprom Neft reported start of shale oil production from the Bazhenov formation during tests of two wells in southern Priobskoye field in central western Siberia. Tests are planned for two other wells.

CNOOC cuts capital budget, starts production from Jinzhou 9-3

Feb 3, 2015

CNOOC Ltd. is slashing its capital budget for 2015 by 26-35% to $11.25-12.86 billion compared with last year’s budget. Capital expenditures for exploration, development, and production respectively account for 21%, 67%, and 10% of the budget.

Eni lets $2.54-billion contract for Ghana FPSO

Jan 28, 2015

Eni SPA unit Eni Ghana Exploration & Production Ltd. has let a $2.54-billion contract to Malaysia’s Yinson Holdings Bhd. for the chartering, operation, and maintenance of a floating production, storage, and offloading vessel to process oil and gas from the Offshore Cape Three Points (OCTP) block in the Tano basin, 60 km offshore Ghana.

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