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First oil for Talisman off Vietnam

May 22, 2013

Talisman Energy Inc. has announced first oil production from its Hai Su Trang and Hai Su Den (HST/HSD) development, offshore Vietnam. Gross production is expected to reach 15,000 b/d once the facilities are fully commissioned. 'We are…

Industry takes steps to monitor, control subsea processing

May 21, 2013

Milton Korn of ABS explains how industry is monitoring well conditions and fluids for efficient and safe production. The task of monitoring and controlling operations is difficult onshore, and when subsea drilling and production are taking place in ultra-deep water…

Det Norske touts first oil from Jette

May 21, 2013

Det Norske Oljeselskap (Detnor) ASA, has initiated production from the Jette field in the North Sea. Production from one of the two wells on the  field started May 9, 2013. Based on a recovery rate of 30%, the field contains between 6 and 7 million bo/e…

South Pars to get $16B investment

May 21, 2013

Iran will invest US$16 billion to develop the offshore South Pars gas complex over the next 10 months, a natural gas company director said. Pars Oil and Gas Co. Managing Director Mohammadreza Zahiri said that most of the funding will come from domestic sources…

Joint effort to boost EOR on UKCS

May 21, 2013

After more than 40 years of production in the North Sea, with declining production and an ever more complex and costly operating environment, it could be easy to view the basin with a “glass half empty” attitude. However, the industry…

Coiled tubing use extends offshore productivity

May 20, 2013

New uses for present technology with new equipment to further effectiveness The Coiled Tubing and Well Intervention Conference, sponsored by ICoTA, the Intervention and Coiled Tubing Association, was held in late March in The Woodlands Conference Center north of Houston…

Changing the PRM value proposition

May 20, 2013

Andrew McBarnet suggests that seismic permanent reservoir monitoring may soon be seeing a new wave of interest if not an increase in projects. It seems like forever that people in the E&P business have been talking about a digital oilfield…

Colloquy: Changes loom in Mexico

May 14, 2013

COLLOQUY: Editor's Column The structure of the Mexican oil industry is on the verge of change, driven by a need to increase revenues and build reserves. The consensus is that Mexican fields are aging, production is declining, and although…

Exxon OKs $4B GOM project

May 08, 2013

ExxonMobil and 50/50 partner Statoil will commence development on the Julia oil field in the US Gulf of Mexico, the companies announced on 7 May 2013. The project's capital costs could total more than US$4 billion. “The development of…

OTC.13: Petrovietnam details growth

May 06, 2013

Petrovietnam gave an overview of its operations and plans for future development at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston today. The company seeks to grow to meet the expanding energy needs of Vietnam. Dr. Do Van Hua, president and CEO of Petrovietnam…

First oil from Apache's Tonto

May 02, 2013

Apache Corp. announced that its Tonto oil field in the United Kingdom sector of the North Sea commenced production on April 24, 2013. Tonto-1, the first producing well, came on stream at an initial rate of 10,346 b/d. Apache holds a 100% working interest in the Tonto Field…

Gazprom to produce from Kirinskoye, Prirazlomnoye fields

Apr 26, 2013

The Gazprom Management Committee took note of the progress with the program for hydrocarbon resources exploitation on the Russian Federation shelf until 2030. It was mentioned that the Russian continental shelf was a region of the company's strategic interest…

Craig International Supplies launches West African alliance

Apr 24, 2013

Craig Group seeks Ghana bases Craig International Supplies (CIS), a division of global shipping and energy services firm Craig Group, has announced at the 4th Ghana Summit, Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition, a strategic partnership…

IOC production falls 25% in past 12 years

Apr 23, 2013

The crude oil production of five major international oil companies: Exxon, BP, Shell, Chevron, and Total, has fallen by 25.8% over the past 12 years. This follows an historic high in 2004, when total combined crude production reached 10.76 MMbo/d…

Baker Hughes on hydrate test well

Apr 22, 2013

Baker Hughes announced that it participated in the first successful marine methane hydrate production test well offshore Japan on March 12, 2013.The test was conducted from a drill ship for the Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) in the Nankai Trough…

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