Archives March 2013

Mar
28
2013

US drilling rig count up 2 units to 1,748

The US drilling rig count made a slight gain of 2 units during the week ended Mar. 29 reaching a total 1,748 rotary rigs working, Baker Hughes Inc. reported. That compares with 1,979 rigs working in the comparable week last year. …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal  

Mar
28
2013

IHS: Prospects have dimmed for bitumen upgraders in Alberta

Prospects for new bitumen upgraders in Alberta have soured since the global recession of 2008, notes a study published by IHS on the same day plans were reported cancelled for a large project near Fort McMurray (OGJ Online, Mar. 27, 2013). …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal  

Mar
27
2013

Suncor cancels Voyageur upgrader, buys Total's stake

Suncor Energy Inc., Calgary, has scrapped plans for the Voyageur upgrader project near Fort McMurray, Alta., and has acquired partner Total E&P Canada Ltd.’s interest for $515 million. …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal  

Mar
27
2013

UK group expands relief-well plan guidelines

The Well Life Cycle Practices Forum, a UK group formed in response to the Macondo tragedy in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, has published a second edition of its guidelines for relief-well planning for work on the UK continental shelf (OGJ Online, July 31, 2012). …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal  

Mar
27
2013

May River oil sands development expected

Gulfport Energy Corp., Oklahoma City, expects delineation drilling in the May River area of northern Alberta by Grizzly Oil Sands ULC to lead to filing of applications for thermal recovery of bitumen. …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal  

Mar
27
2013

Iraq moves forward on EOR plans in southern oil fields

South Oil Co. of Iraq (SOC) has selected CH2M Hill of Denver to provide project management consultancy services in a project that will provide water to be injected into the oil fields of southern Iraq for enhanced oil recovery. …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal  

Mar
27
2013

Chesapeake awards Eagle Ford production unit contract

Chesapeake Energy Corp., Oklahoma City, let a contract to Strategy Engineering & Consulting LLC, Houston, for the design of a central production unit in the Eagle Ford shale. …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal  

Mar
27
2013

US drilling rig count falls 30 units to 1,746

The US drilling rig count slumped by 30 units during the week ended Mar. 22 reaching a total 1,746 rotary rigs working, Baker Hughes Inc. reported. That compares with 1,968 rigs working in the comparable week last year. …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal  

Mar
27
2013

Industry urged to use natural gas in operations

Efforts to boost the use of natural gas in the US should begin with the industry producing the fuel, according an executive of a large independent gas producer. …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal  

Mar
27
2013

Salazar finalizes oil shale plan; BLM proposes revisions

US Interior Sec. Ken Salazar issued a record of decision that finalizes a development process for federal oil shale and tar sands resources in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming. The US Bureau of Land Management simultaneously proposed revisions to regulations governing commercial development of those resources. …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal  

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