Archives June 2013

Jun
10
2013

Eni to use Atwood Beacon jack up offshore Israel

By OGJ editors Atwood Oceanics Inc. said Eni SPA has let a drilling contract to one of Atwood’s subsidiaries for use of the Atwood Beacon jack up rig, currently working offshore Israel under a contract expected to conclude by July. …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal  

Jun
10
2013

EIA: Russia, China top list of global shale oil, gas producers

By Conglin Xu Shale oil and shale gas resources are “abundant” around the globe, according to a recent study from the US Energy Information Administration. The study also ranks Russia in the top spot for technically recoverable shale oil resources. …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal  

Jun
10
2013

Petrobras starts production from Lula northeast presalt

By OGJ editors Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) reported the start of oil and gas production from the 7-LL-11-RJS well in Lula Northeast field offshore Brazil. …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal  

Jun
10
2013

USEA panel: Infrastructure high North American energy priority

By Nick Snow Increasing and improving oil and gas transmission systems will need to be a top priority if North America is to take full advantage of its potential resources in Canada, Mexico, and the US, panelists said during the United States Energy Association’s 2013 annual meeting. …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal  

Jun
10
2013

E&Y: HSE remains priority for oil, gas industry

By Paula Dittrick Health, safety, and the environment remains among the top priorities for oil and gas companies, reflecting an attitude of zero tolerance for accidents, Ernst & Young said in a recent report on a survey of more than 100 executives from 90 companies in 21 countries. …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal  

Jun
10
2013

CAPP expects Canadian oil production to double by 2030

With oil sands production climbing steadily and conventional production rebounding, Canadian oil production will more than double by 2030, predicts the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers. …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal  

Jun
10
2013

British Columbia rebuffs Northern Gateway pipeline

An important westbound route for Canadian bitumen has met new official resistance in the province it would cross. …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal  

Jun
10
2013

BP to add two drilling rigs in Alaska

BP PLC plans to add $1 billion in new investment and two drilling rigs to its Alaska North Slope fields over the next 5 years. Executives attributed the increased investment to changes in the state’s oil tax policy that Gov. Sean Parnell signed during May. …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal  

Jun
10
2013

API cites growing support for opening areas to offshore drilling

By Paula Dittrick Broad, bipartisan support is building among lawmakers at the state and federal levels for expanding access to offshore oil and gas drilling and development, said Erik Milito, American Petroleum Institute director of upstream and industry operations. …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal  

Jun
7
2013

US drilling rig count falls 6 units to 1,765

By OGJ editors The US drilling rig count fell 6 units during the week ended June 7, reaching a total of 1,765 rotary rigs working, Baker Hughes Inc. reported. …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal  

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