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Yinka-led group takes FID on Aje oil field offshore Nigeria

Oct 10, 2014

A group led by Lagos-based independent Yinka Folawiyo Petroleum Co. Ltd. have taken a final investment decision on developing the $220-million first phase of the Aje shallow-water oil field offshore western Nigeria.

Lukoil commissions Imilorskoye field in West Siberia

Oct 8, 2014

OAO Lukoil reported commissioning of Imilorskoye field in western Siberia.

Stone to lease Ensco 8503 deepwater rig

Oct 7, 2014

Stone Energy Corp., Lafayette, La., has agreed to lease the Ensco 8503 dynamically positioned deepwater drilling rig for Stone’s multiyear deepwater drilling program in the Gulf of Mexico.

RJD revitalizes mature Kansas oilfield

Oct 6, 2014

The benefits of horizontal drilling are not limited to previously undeveloped fields or by lithography.

BHI: US drilling rig count falls to 1,922

Oct 3, 2014

The US drilling rig count lost 9 units to settle at 1,922 rigs working during the week ended Oct. 3, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

BP Oman lets drilling contracts for Khazzan tight gas project

Oct 2, 2014

BP Oman has let two long-term drilling contracts totaling $730 million for the Khazzan gas project in the southern portion of Block 61.

GWPC report examines changes in states’ water protection rules

Oct 2, 2014

Regulatory agencies in 27 US states that produce 98% of the nation’s oil and gas have significantly increased exploration and production oversight and rules, the Ground Water Protection Council said in a recent report.

Drilling begins on Manora oil development offshore Thailand

Sep 30, 2014

A joint venture led by Mubadala Petroleum, Abu Dhabi, has successfully drilled the first two of 15 planned development wells in the Manora oil development in the northern Gulf of Thailand. The wells were spudded earlier this month.

BHI: US drilling rig count unchanged for second straight week

Sep 26, 2014

For a second consecutive week the US drilling rig count was unchanged at 1,931 rigs working during the week ended Sept. 26, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

BHI: US drilling rig count holds steady at 1,931

Sep 19, 2014

The US drilling rig count was unchanged at 1,931 rigs working during the week ended Sept. 19, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

Senate adopts bill making BLM drilling permit pilot program permanent

Sep 17, 2014

The US Senate approved Tom Udall (D-NM) and John Barrasso’s (R-Wyo.) bill permanently extending a US Bureau of Land Management drilling permit processing improvement pilot program that was established under the 2005 Energy Policy Act. It was scheduled to expire in 2015.

Statoil to suspend second semi off Norway

Sep 17, 2014

Statoil ASA will lay up a second semisubmersible drilling rig that it says exceeds the needs of its current program offshore Norway.

Punitive regs would harm Pennsylvania, PIOGA president says

Sep 15, 2014

A severance tax and other election-year proposals potentially could dismantle Pennsylvania's unprecedented natural gas production growth, the Pennsylvania Independent Oil & Gas Association's president warned.

BHI: US rig count continues upward trend, reaches 1,931 units

Sep 12, 2014

The US drilling rig count increased 6 units to reach 1,931 rigs working during the week ended Sept. 12, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

WHL could take on stand-alone gas development in Otway basin

Sep 9, 2014

WHL Energy Ltd., Perth, has raised the possibility of a stand-alone gas development in its Otway basin acreage offshore Victoria.

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