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Global completion database JIP launched

Mar 18, 2014

ITF, the Industry Technology Facilitator, has started a joint industry pptoject (JIP) with Tullow Oil to establish a comprehensive, global wells and completions reliability database and is urging more operators to join the project. The…

Completions under the spotlight

Mar 10, 2014

Well completions were given a workover in the first Simplified Series talk of 2014 in Aberdeen in January.  The talks are held monthly and organized by the Society of Petroleum Engineer’s Aberdeen chapter Young Professionals group. January’s talk…

BP kickstarts Na Kika

Feb 24, 2014

The third phase of the Na Kika field in the Gulf of Mexico recently entered production, BP announced. Phase 3 production started on 19 Feb 2014, with a second well expected to come online 2Q 2014. Sitting in around 6300ft of water…

QGEP strikes big in Atlanta

Feb 06, 2014

Results of the first well drilled in the Atlanta post-salt oil field off Brazil were better than operator Queiroz Galvão Exploração e Produção (QGEP) and its partners anticipated, according to an announcement the Brazilian company made Wednesday…

BPZ Energy strikes anew at Albacora

Jan 24, 2014

BPZ Energy announced positive year-end results from Block Z1, off Peru. The company said that it boosted Block Z1's current gross production levels in excess of 4,900 bo/d, and that several more development wells are planned to be drilled in the area…

Gaining new access to old wells

Jan 15, 2014

In an age of increasingly hard-to-tap resources and high demand, operators are continually searching for reliable, cost-effective ways to extend production and improve recovery in mature or damaged wells. A cased hole whipstock system that…

Petrobras completes Franco well

Nov 20, 2013

Petrobras has completed drilling a well in the Franco area (Santos Basin pre-salt), included in the Right's Transfer agreement. Known as the 3-BRSA-1184-RJS (3-RJS-723), the well is located at a water depth of 2011m, some 200 km from the city of Rio de Janeiro and 7…

Esbjerg move for Welltec

Nov 08, 2013

Intervention and completions firm Welltec is to set up factory in Esbjerg, Denmark, as an offshore supply base for its operations in the Danish, German and Dutch sectors of the North Sea and onshore central Europe.  The new facility, which will initially employ 25-35 people…

Cairn signs Cap Boujdour farm-out

Oct 28, 2013

Cairn Energy PLC entered into a farm-in agreement with Kosmos Energy and the Moroccan National Oil Company (ONHYM) for a 20% working interest (WI) in an exploration block offshore North West Africa that covers the Cap Boujdour Contract Area…

Repsol hits dry well near Trym

Oct 16, 2013

Repsol Exploration Norge AS, operator of production license (PL) 541, has completed drilling of wildcat well 4/4-1, located about 60km east of the Trym field in the southern part of the North Sea. The well is dry. The objective of the…

Lundin abandons Sverdrup wildcat

Oct 15, 2013

Lundin Petroleum, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Lundin Norway, posts the completion of wildcat well 6608/2-1S. The well was drilled in PL330 about 60km east-southeast of the Aasta Hansteen gas field in the Norwegian Sea. The exploration well 6608/2-1S…

Report shows NCS cost overruns

Oct 14, 2013

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) released a report appraising five field developments on the Norwegian Continental Shelf with investments exceeding NOK 10 billion (approximately US$1.7 billion).  The report examines five fields on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) – Skarv…

Lundin plugs disappointing Sverdrup appraisal

Oct 14, 2013

Lundin Petroleum AB (Lundin Petroleum), through its wholly owned subsidiary Lundin Norway AS (Lundin Norway), announced the completion of wildcat well 6608/2-1S. The well was drilled in PL330 about 60km east-southeast of the Aasta Hansteen gas field in the Norwegian Sea…

Churchill Drilling Tools deploys DAV at record depth

Oct 10, 2013

Churchill Drilling Tools, provider of systems for the drilling and completions markets, has announced the deployment of its dart-activated DAV MX circulating valve at a record measured depth of 26,012 ft. The achievement was delivered out of Churchill’s recently-opened Houston base…

BSEE to mandate new BOP rules

Oct 08, 2013

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) will be issuing new requirements for the blowout preventers (BOP) by the end of the year, according to agency director Brian M. Salerno. BOPs are large, high-pressure valves used…

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