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New analytics, modeling improve subsalt drilling safety

Mar 2, 2015

Analytical models driven by advanced computing capacity and by numerical and physical models improve safety while drilling ultradeepwater subsalt basins.

BHI: US oil rig count rises for first time in 30 weeks

Jul 2, 2015 A sudden 12-unit jump in oil-directed rigs during the abbreviated week ended July 2 represented their first rise since Dec. 5, 2014, and helped lift the overall US drilling rig count for a second c...

Tullow Oil provides production update on Jubilee, other fields

Jul 1, 2015

Tullow Oil PLC reported that gross production for the Jubilee field offshore Ghana averaged 105,000 b/d in this year’s first half, up from 102,000 b/d in 2014.

Statoil to suspend Scarabeo 5 drilling rig

Jul 1, 2015 Due to overcapacity in its rig portfolio, Statoil ASA said it has decided to suspend Saipem’s Scarabeo 5 dynamically position drilling rig after it completes a well in Kristin field in August. The ...

FWS issues Shell letter of authorization on Chukchi Sea lease

Jul 1, 2015 The US Fish & Wildlife Service issued Shell Gulf of Mexico Inc. a letter of authorization (LOA) related to the potential disturbance of polar bears and Pacific walrus resulting from the company...

BHI: US rig count posts first increase in 29 weeks

Jun 26, 2015 Buoyed by respective rises in natural gas-directed and offshore rigs, the US drilling rig count gained 2 units during the week ended June 26 to reach 859 rigs working, marking its first increase in...

EIA: Argentina, China lead shale development outside N. America

Jun 26, 2015 Argentina and China have respectively drilled more than 275 and 200 wells targeting shale plays over the past 2 years, providing each country with the potential to significantly increase production...

Gazprom Neft starts production from fourth Badra well in Iraq

Jun 26, 2015

JSC Gazprom Neft said a fourth well has been brought on production at Badra field in eastern Iraq, bringing total field output to 28,000 b/d.

Statoil cancels contract for COSL Pioneer drilling rig

Jun 24, 2015

Statoil ASA has canceled its contract for the COSL Pioneer drilling rig. The expiry date was August 2016.

BHI: Down just 2, US rig count posts smallest decline of 28-week slide

Jun 19, 2015 Posting its smallest decline of the now 28 consecutive weeks of losses, the US drilling rig count dropped just 2 units during the week ended June 19 to settle at 857 rigs working, according to data...

Drilling & Production Webcasts

US Midstream at a Crossroads

Oil & Gas Journal’s Mar. 6, 2015, webcast will focus on US midstream companies at an inflection point in their development in response to more ...
Mar 6, 2015
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