Archives October 2015

Oct
30
2015

BHI: US rig count resumes decline, drops 12 units

The overall US drilling rig count dropped 12 units to 775 rigs working during the week ended Oct. 30, resuming its downward trend after sitting unchanged a week ago, according to data from Baker Hughes Inc. The new total is the lowest since Apr. 26, 2002. …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal   

Oct
29
2015

Flow due from Nooros appraisal in Egypt

Eni SPA expects production to start by the end of November from the Nidoco Northwest 3 appraisal well in the Nile Delta of Egypt, where the Nidoco Northwest 2 Dir discovery of July is producing 15,000 boe/d of natural gas and condensate. …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal   

Oct
29
2015

Big Bend starts production in Gulf of Mexico

Noble Energy Inc., Houston, started production on Oct. 26 from its Big Bend oil development in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal   

Oct
28
2015

INEOS purchase to boost Clipper South stake

INEOS has further increased its natural gas interests in the UK North Sea with the acquisition of a 25% stake in Clipper South field from Fairfield Energy Holdings Ltd. …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal   

Oct
28
2015

Oil production begins from CD5 drill site in NPR-A

ConocoPhillips Alaska Inc. has started oil production from its CD5 drill site in Alpine field, marking the first commercial oil development on Alaska Native lands within the boundaries of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A). …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal   

Oct
28
2015

Shell halts Carmon Creek in situ project in Alberta

Royal Dutch Shell PLC said it will not continue construction of the 80,000-b/d Carmon Creek thermal in situ project in Alberta. …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal   

Oct
26
2015

Shell, Transocean put off deliveries of two drillships

Shell EP Wells Equipment Wells Services BV, Swiss offshore rig contractor Transocean Ltd., and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. (DSME) have together agreed to delay by 12 months the operating and delivery contracts of the Deepwater Pontus and Deepwater Poseidon newbuild ultradeepwater drillships. …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal   

Oct
26
2015

Foxtrot begins production offshore Ivory Coast

Foxtrot International LDC, Abidjan, began production from its second platform on Block CI-27 offshore Ivory Coast. The company says the Marlin-B1ST well is producing 26° API crude at an average of 1,100 b/d through a 35/64-in. choke. …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal   

Oct
26
2015

Post-Macondo lessons learned need to be applied, speakers agree

Although the federal government and the US oil and gas industry responded quickly and aggressively to identify and correct problems that caused the Apr. 20 Macondo deepwater well blowout and subsequent crude-oil spill into the Gulf of Mexico, it’s still not clear that safety and environmental lessons learned from the largest offshore environmental disaster in […]

Oct
23
2015

BHI: No decline this week for US rig count

The overall US drilling rig count sat unchanged during the week ended Oct. 23, ending 8 straight weeks of declines, according to data from Baker Hughes Inc. However, oil-directed rigs continued their slide, edging down 1 unit in their 8th straight week of losses. …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal   

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