Drilling/Production news briefs, June 30

Global Offshore expands Equatorial Guinea gas-condensate field for CMS Oil & Gas; Meridian Resources places Louisiana oil and gas well on production.

Global Offshore International Ltd., a subsidiary of Global Industries Ltd., Houston, announced it completed an expansion of the Alba gas field off Equatorial Guinea in April following the installation of two platforms and four pipelines in about 250 ft of water for CMS Oil & Gas Co., a subsidiary of CMS Energy Corp., Dearborn, Mich. Services included turnkey engineering, procurement, fabrication, transportation, installation, and start-up of the Alba A tripod well protector platform, Alba B four-pile production platform, three infield flowlines, and a 20-in. trunk line leading to Bioko Island. Production from the field is expected to peak at 250 MMcfd of natural gas and 20,000 b/d of associated liquids.

Meridian Resource Corp., Houston, has placed the Guidry 28-1 well in Louisiana's Thornwell field on production at a gross rate of 12.4 MMcfd of natural gas and 350 b/d of oil. The field is in Jefferson Davis Parish. Guidry 28-1 is producing from perforations at 11,600-50 ft. Manti Operating Co. (drilled the well, and Meridian is operating the production. Manti and Enron North America each hold a working interest of about 33% in the well; Meridian holds 29.5%.

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