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BHI: US rig count upward momentum stymied, falls below 1,900 mark

Aug 22, 2014

The US drilling rig count lost 17 units to settle at 1,896 rigs working during the week ended Aug. 22, ending four consecutive weeks of gains, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

Rosneft signs deal with NAD for land drilling rigs in Russia

Aug 22, 2014 OAO Rosneft, Seadrill Ltd., and North Atlantic Drilling Ltd. (NAD) have signed a framework agreement under which NAD will acquire about 150 land drilling rigs from Rosneft as well as 5-year contrac...

Petrobras begins drilling in Libra field offshore Brazil

Aug 21, 2014

Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) has spudded the first appraisal well in the presalt Libra field 200 km offshore Brazil. Its target depth will reach 5,850 m.

BHI: US rig count continues rise, reaches 1,913

Aug 15, 2014

The US drilling rig count gained 5 units to reach 1,913 rigs working during the week ended Aug. 15, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

BP gives nod for Juniper gas project off Trinidad and Tobago

Aug 14, 2014

BP PLC has given approval for its Trinidad and Tobago subsidiary BP Trinidad & Tobago LLC to proceed with its Juniper natural gas project.

Near-shore drilling to start in Suriname

Aug 14, 2014

Drilling is to start by December in a nine-well exploratory program by State Oil Co. Suriname NV (Staatsolie) on near-shore Block 4 in Suriname.

BHI: US rig count pierces 1,900 mark for first time in 2 years

Aug 8, 2014

The US drilling rig count surpassed the 1,900 mark for the first time since August 2012, jumping 19 units to 1,908 rigs working during the week ended Aug. 8, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

Statoil lets contract for integrated drilling services

Aug 8, 2014 Statoil ASA has let a 1.15-billion kroner contract to Schlumberger Norway for integrated drilling services on Norwegian continental shelf licenses Gullfaks, Gullfaks Satellites, Snorre, Statfjord, ...

UK regulators approve drilling in Horse Hill oil field

Aug 6, 2014 The UK Environment Agency approved drilling an initial well in Horse Hill oil field in Surrey, UK, announced Horse Hill Developments Ltd., a London joint venture and field operator. The field is pa...

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count up to 1,889

Aug 1, 2014

The US drilling rig count gained 6 units to 1,889 rigs working during the week ended Aug. 1, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

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