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BPZ starts well offshore Peru at 2,100 b/d

Jan 8, 2014

BPZ Energy, Houston, has started production from a development well on Albacora oil field offshore Peru at an early rate of 2,100 b/d of oil gross and spudded another well nearby.

Maybe this year?

Jan 6, 2014

Turning over a new year seems naturally to prompt thoughts of immediate and distant futures.

Petrobras lets two contracts for ultradeepwater fields

Jan 6, 2014

Petroleo Brasileiro SA has let two ultradeepwater contracts to Technip for the supply of flexible pipes for the Sapinhoa Norte field and I5 at Lula field (formerly Tupi) in the Santos basin presalt area offshore Brazil. The fields lie in as much as 2,500 m of water. The value of either contract was not disclosed.

Nexen lets EPC contract for North Sea offshore assets

Jan 6, 2014

Nexen Petroleum UK Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of CNOOC Ltd., has let an engineering, procurement, and construction contract to AMEC PLC for Nexen’s North Sea offshore assets.

Regulatory complexity governs rail, truck oil field transportation

Jan 6, 2014

Coupling the complex US regulatory patchwork covering truck and rail transportation with the recent boom of nonpipeline transport of oil products, oil companies must understand and comply with far-reaching and potentially intermingled regulations.

Desert project illustrates selecting acid-gas removal technology

Jan 6, 2014

This article presents criteria that should be considered in preparing a short list of acid-gas removal processes that seem to be appropriate to meet treated-gas specifications. Final selection is on the basis of technical and economic criteria.

Petrobras reports start-up of Roncador’s P-55 platform

Jan 2, 2014

Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) reported its semisubmersible P-55 platform in Roncador field in Campos basin offshore Brazil.

ONGC Videsh says two areas shut since Dec. 22 in South Sudan

Jan 2, 2014

ONGC Videsh Ltd. says oil production from two areas in South Sudan remains shut since Dec. 22 due to civil strife.

BP lets contract for Shah Deniz stage 2 project

Dec 30, 2013

BP Exploration (Shah Deniz) Ltd. has let a contract to KBR for the engineering and procurement support services for the Shah Deniz stage 2 project in the Azerbaijan section of the Caspian Sea.

Statoil resumes production at Statfjord A platform after leak

Dec 30, 2013

Statoil ASA resumed production from its Statfjord A platform in the North Sea on Dec. 29 after an oil and gas leak was reported on Dec. 28.

EIA: US to approach highest oil production level since 1970

Dec 23, 2013

US crude oil production is expected to approach the historical high achieved in 1970 of 9.6 million b/d through 2016, the US Energy Information Administration said in an early release of its Annual Energy Outlook 2014.

Imperial Oil files applications for Aspen oil sands project

Dec 19, 2013

Imperial Oil Limited, Calgary, has filed regulatory applications for a new oil sands project that would have three phases of 45,000 b/d each and use steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) technology.

Extension signed for Okoro-Setu FPSO

Dec 18, 2013

Afren Energy Resources Ltd. has extended its contracts for use of the Armada Perkasa floating production, storage, and offloading vessel on the Okoro-Setu oil field complex offshore southeastern Nigeria.

Roughnecks of Sherwood Forest

Dec 16, 2013

A "roughneck" is a slang term for a person completing dangerous, hard-manual labor in the working environment of an oil rig.

California sets new rules for hydraulic fracturing

Dec 13, 2013

In late September, California Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 4, legislation regulating hydraulic fracturing and acid matrix well stimulation practice within the state.

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