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Drilling commences in Sidi Moussa block offshore Morocco

Jul 31, 2014 Drilling has begun on the Sidi Moussa block offshore Morocco, said joint-venture partner Serica Energy PLC. The Noble Paul Romano semisubmersible spudded the SM-1 well on July 30 about 60 km offsho...

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count jumps to 1,883

Jul 25, 2014

The US drilling rig count shot up 12 units to 1,883 rigs working during the week ended July 25, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

Texas Petro Index sets record for 7th straight month

Jul 24, 2014 The Texas Petro Index (TPI), a composite index based on a comprehensive group of upstream economic indicators released by the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers (TAEP), continued to produce record ...

DOE wants to mobilize subsurface engineering R&D efforts

Jul 22, 2014 The US Department of Energy wants to mobilize federal government, oil and gas industry, university, and other research to address subsurface engineering challenges, particularly controlling fractur...

Central Petroleum starts work toward Dingo field development

Jul 21, 2014

Central Petroleum Ltd., Brisbane, has begun clearing works for the Dingo gas field development in central Australia’s Amadeus basin 65 km south of Alice Springs.

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count decreases to 1,871

Jul 18, 2014

The US drilling rig count dropped 4 units to settle at 1,871 rigs working during the week ended July 18, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

BLM director: Fee system needed for increased onshore well inspections

Jul 17, 2014 A shortage of inspectors, reduced budgets, and a record number of wells on public lands make the US Bureau of Land Management’s budget request for a fee system to increase its oil and gas inspectio...

EIA conference speakers warn of US light crude oil’s ‘day of reckoning’

Jul 15, 2014 The US could find its light crude oil production growth stymied if it doesn’t allow more of it to be exported, speakers warned during the US Energy Information Administration’s 2014 energy conferen...

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count inches up to 1,875

Jul 11, 2014

The US drilling rig count reflected another uneventful week, again edging up only 1 unit to reach 1,875 rigs working during the week ended July 11, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

BLM seeks comments on proposed carbon dioxide wells in Colorado

Jul 11, 2014 The US Bureau of Land Management’s Royal Gorge Field Office has begun a public scoping period for two proposed carbon dioxide wells near Gardner, Colo. Oxy USA, which operates the existing Sheep Mo...

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