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Oil and Gas Journal Drilling News

  1. Oil front-month contracts on the New York Mercantile Exchange and the Intercontinental Exchange in London settled with mild price declines Feb. 21 while product prices rallied as refiners cut crude purchases during seasonal refinery maintenance.

  2. Neptune Energy and partners plan to develop in parallel Duva oil and gas field and an extension designated P1 of Gjoa oil and gas field in the Norwegian North Sea with subsea completions tied back to the Gjoa platform on PL153. Neptune Energy Norge operates both fields, where water depth is about 360 m.

  3. California’s new underground injection requirements will affect some 55,000 underground injection control (UIC) wells when they go into effect on Apr. 1, the state’s Department of Conservation (DOC) reported. It said the new rules affect wells that inject water or steam for enhanced oil recovery, along with wells that return produced water back to its source.

  4. Light, sweet crude oil prices gained on the New York market Feb. 20 while the American Petroleum Institute estimated a limited increase in US crude oil supplies. The US Energy Information Administration was scheduled to release its inventory on Feb. 21.

  5. The American Petroleum Institute issued a new recommended practice that revises recommended procedures to promote and maintain safe and healthy working conditions for personnel in drilling and well servicing operations. First published in 1981, the latest version of Recommended Practice 54 applies to rotary drilling rigs, well servicing rigs, and special services as they relate to operations on location.