Verkhnechonskoye oil and gas condensate field produced the 30-millionth ton of oil since the beginning of commercial operating in October 2008, when Verkhnechonskneftegaz started supplies of oil to Eastern Siberia - Pacific Ocean oil pipeline.
Petrobras’ platform Cidade de Mangaratiba went into operation today (14/10) in the Santos Basin pre-salt area of Iracema Sul, in Lula field, located on block BM-S-11. The start-up of the new platform was anticipated since the original expected start-up, as provided for in the 2014-2018 Business & Management Plan, had been scheduled for November 6th, 2014.
Rospan International (Rosneft subsidiary) carried out a record hydrofracturing at the Urengoiskoe field, which resulted in the 9 times increase of production rate.
The McClean Lake mill, operated by AREVA in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, began processing uranium ore from the Cigar Lake mine, located 70 km away and operating since March 2014.
Shell has started oil production from the Gumusut-Kakap floating platform off the coast of Malaysia, the latest in a series of Shell deep-water projects.
New facilities for the production of granulated sulphur have been brought into production at the Gazprom Neft Moscow Refinery. With a total production capacity of 2.5 tonnes per hour, the implementation of new technologies allows the Moscow Refinery to abandon the production of block sulphur and transfer to the production of commercial sulphur in granules.
The millionth barrel of the new oil, ARCO (Arctic Oil), has been produced at the Prirazlomnoye deposit. The second tanker to deliver the oil to North West Europe in the next few days is currently being loaded. The first tanker carrying oil from Prirazlomnoye set offfrom the deposit in April.
Petrobras’ consolidated oil and natural gas production in Brazil and abroad reached 2,759 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day (boed), rising 2.2% from a reported production of 2,699 thousand boed in July.
“Fast-track” fields Fram H-North and Svalin C in the North Sea have now started producing.