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Apache produces 1 million bbl from wells in Egypt’s Western Desert

Mar 31, 2015

Five producing wells in Egypt’s Western Desert operated by Khalda Petroleum Co., a joint-venture between Apache Corp. and Egyptian General Petroleum Corp. (EGPC), have produced 1 million bbl of oil since November.

ExxonMobil starts production from Hadrian South in deepwater gulf

Mar 30, 2015

ExxonMobil Corp. has started production in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico from Hadrian South field, where gross output will reach 300 MMcfd of gas and 3,000 b/d of liquids.

US drilling slump a tough start to market correction

Mar 30, 2015

Two changes essential to reversal of a sagging oil market are coming into view: Supply expectations are falling, while demand looks-well, at least stronger than it did a few months ago.

OMV-led group brings Maari field redevelopment well on stream

Mar 25, 2015

OMV Group’s latest redevelopment well drilled in Maari oil field on permit PMP 38160 offshore New Zealand’s Taranaki basin has been brought on stream at a rate of 7,800 b/d.

Central completes Dingo gas field commissioning

Mar 23, 2015

Central Petroleum Ltd., Brisbane, has completed commissioning of Dingo natural gas field in Northern Territory’s southern Amadeus basin.

Knarr field oil flow starts offshore Norway

Mar 18, 2015

Production has begun at deepwater Knarr oil field in the Norwegian North Sea.

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.

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