Archives March 2013

Mar
27
2013

A shortcut through history

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Mar
27
2013

Griffiths nearing start of oil production in Chad

Griffiths Energy International Inc., Calgary, has reported progress delineating Badila and Mangara oil fields in southwestern Chad and constructing facilities for oil export expected to begin later this year. …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal  

Mar
27
2013

Stjerne field starts flow offshore Norway

Production has begun from Stjerne oil and gas field, a subsea development tied back to Oseberg South platform 13 km to the northeast in the North Sea offshore Norway (OGJ Online, Sept. 16, 2011). …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal  

Mar
27
2013

Cairn, ONGC start up Aishwariya oil field

Cairn India Ltd. and state-owned Oil & Natural Gas Corp. have started oil production from the third field at their Mangala-Bhagyam-Aishwariya (MBA) complex in Rajasthan, India, and commenced natural gas sales from the block. …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal  

Mar
27
2013

Campos basin Itaipu discovery tests at 5,600 b/d

A BP PLC-led group has reported drillstem test rates as high as 5,600 b/d of oil from the Itaipu-1A presalt discovery well in the Campos basin offshore Brazil. …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal  

Mar
27
2013

China approves shale gas PSC for Shell

The Chinese government approved a production-sharing contract for Royal Dutch Shell PLC and China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) to develop China’s shale gas reserves, Shell Chief Executive Peter Voser said in Beijing Mar. 26. …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal  

Mar
27
2013

CNOOC starting oil production at Beibu Gulf fields

China National Offshore Oil Corp. has started production from two development wells on the Weizhou 6-12 wellhead platform in the former Block 22/12 area in Beibu Gulf offshore China and plans to ultimately have 10 wells producing. …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal  

Mar
20
2013

Center formed for independent certification for shale gas producers

A group of energy companies, environmental organizations, and philanthropic foundations collaborated to form a center to provide Appalachian basin shale gas producers with an independent, third-party certification process for shale development, organizers announced at a news conference in Pittsburgh. Source: Oil Gas Journal  

Mar
20
2013

Field offshore Madura, Indonesia, starts up

A subsidiary of state-owned PT Pertamina (Persero) of Indonesia has started producing crude oil and natural gas from KE-38B field at a total rate of 5,400 b/d of oil and 5 MMscfd of gas from the PHE-38B platform recently installed 70 miles offshore Bangkalan, Madura. Source: Oil Gas Journal  

Mar
20
2013

Statoil hires Stena Carron drillship for offshore Angola

Statoil signed a 3-year, $700 million contract for the Stena Carron drillship for offshore Angola where Statoil will test the presalt potential in Kwanza basin deepwater Blocks 38 and 39. Source: Oil Gas Journal  

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