Archives July 2013

Jul
1
2013

Kashagan moves toward start of production

By OGJ editors North Caspian Operating Co. (NCOC) has begun pressuring the onshore Bolashak Processing Facility with sweet gas in preparation for the start of oil and gas production later this year from giant Kashagan field offshore Kazakhstan (OGJ, Oct. 22, 2012, p. 22). …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal  

Jul
1
2013

Carbon dioxide injection starts in Oklahoma’s Burbank oil field

By OGJ editors Carbon dioxide injection began June 6 into giant Burbank field in Osage County, Okla., in a 30-year project the operator expects to recover 88 million bbl of oil. …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal  

Jul
1
2013

Indian gas-price hike to lift KG D6 work

By OGJ editors The government of India has approved an increase the price of natural gas sold domestically that will improve economics of development planned around deepwater KG D6 gas field off the country’s southeastern coast. …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal  

Jul
1
2013

US, Canada maintain slower drilling pace through 2013

By Alan Petzet Operators backed away further from gas drilling in Canada and parts of the US in the first half of 2013 compared with the first half of 2012. …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal  

Jul
1
2013

Petrominerales tests Llanos oil find at 5,900+ b/d

By Alan Petzet Petrominerales Corp., Calgary, will conduct long-term production tests at a multizone oil discovery on its 100% owned Casanare Este block in Colombia’s central Llanos basin. …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal  

Jul
1
2013

EOR via CO<sub>2</sub> flood requires careful transportation assessment

Enhanced oil recovery via miscible flooding with CO2 is an increasingly viable substitute globally for water flooding, but each case requires careful project design and cost estimation of the CO2 transport system supplying the field. …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal  

Jul
1
2013

Acid washes, oxygenate scavengers work against gas gathering failures

A combination of acid washes and oxygenate scavengers can both reduce the frequency of pipeline failures caused by existing pitting corrosion and prevent new pitting corrosion. …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal  

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