Sable Rig Spuds First Production Well

Mobil said the Santa Fe Galaxy II jackup drilling rig hasspudded its first production well at the Sable Offshore EnergyProject (SOEP). The Galaxy II joins the Rowan Gorilla II rig, whichhas been drilling in the area since June. Construction on the $1.3billion SOEP (Mobil share 50.8%), which began in January, is nowwell over one-third completed and on schedule to deliver gas tomarket by November 1999.

November 23, 1998

Alliance Passes NEB’s Environmental Test

The Alliance Pipeline project crossed one of its last remainingregulatory hurdles on Friday when Canada’s National Energy Boardconcluded it is not likely to cause significant adverseenvironmental effects provided 41 environmental recommendations areimplemented.

October 6, 1998

Koch Plans 600 MMcf/d Expansion from Grand Isle

Koch Gateway Pipeline is planning a new 600 MMcf/d pipelineexpansion from the Grand Isle, LA, area to Koch’s mainline inLouisiana. The project is designed to meet increasing demand fromdeep-water Gulf of Mexico producers seeking new delivery capacityand will complement Koch’s recently proposed Sea Star Pipeline. SeaStar is expected to deliver 660 MMcf/d of gas to Grand Isleprocessing plants from the South Pass and West Delta South Additionof the Offshore Continental Shelf.

September 18, 1998

NEB Boosts Canadian Pipeline Competition

The promised new era of competition is officially off andrunning in Canadian gas transportation after the National EnergyBoard approved a small project with large implications, AECSuffield Gas Pipeline Inc.

August 10, 1998
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