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US drilling rig count off slightly to 1,762

Jan 4, 2013

The US drilling rig count fell by 1 unit during the week ended Jan. 4, with the total number of rotary rigs reaching 1,762, as reported by Baker Hughes Inc. This compares with 2,007 rigs working in the comparable week last year.

Transocean to pay $1.4 billion in fines for Macondo blowout, spill

Jan 3, 2013

A Transocean Ltd. subsidiary agreed to plead guilty to violating the US Clean Water Act and to pay a total of $1.4 billion in civil and criminal fines and penalties for its conduct related to the blowout of the deepwater Macondo well and the explosion and fire on the Deepwater Horizon semisubmersible.

US drilling rig count down 11 units to 1,763

Dec 28, 2012

The US drilling rig count decreased by another 11 units during the week ended Dec. 28, with the total number of rotary rigs reaching 1,763, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

Noble working on issues with Discoverer drillship in Alaska

Dec 27, 2012

Noble Corp. is working to fix deficiencies and maintenance issues raised by the US Coast Guard during a recent inspection of the Noble Discoverer drillship following a drilling season offshore Alaska, the drilling contractor said Dec. 27.

US drilling rig count down 25 units to 1,774

Dec 21, 2012

The US drilling rig count edged dipped by 25 units during the week ended Dec. 21, with the total number of rotary rigs reaching 1,774, Baker Hughes Inc. reported. This compares with 2,008 rigs working in the comparable week last year.

US drilling rig count down 1 unit to 1,799

Dec 14, 2012

The US drilling rig count edged downward by 1 unit during the week ended Dec. 14, with the total number of rotary rigs reaching 1,799, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

ERCB: Alberta frac job leak caused by insufficient spacing

Dec 14, 2012

Insufficient distance between wellbores caused a vertical oil well to leak fluids after hydraulic fracturing of a nearby horizontal well last January in Red Deer County, Alta., an investigation by the Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board has determined.

US drilling rig count dives 11 units to 1,800

Dec 7, 2012

The US drilling rig count decreased 11 units during the week ended Dec. 7, with the total number of rotary rigs reaching 1,800, Baker Hughes Inc. reported. This compares with 1,987 rigs working in the comparable week last year.

Lenape files NY lawsuit to overturn fracing moratorium

Dec 3, 2012

Lenape Resources Inc. has filed a lawsuit against Avon, a town in Livingston County, NY, to overturn a municipal moratorium on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas exploration and production.

US drilling rig count falls 6 units to 1,811

Nov 30, 2012

The US drilling rig count lost 6 units during the week ended Nov. 30, with the total number of rotary rigs reaching 1,811, Baker Hughes Inc. reported. This compares with 1,993 rigs working in the comparable week last year.

Producers urge Congress to leave IDC tax deductions alone

Nov 29, 2012

A coalition of 33 national, regional, and state oil and gas associations expressed concern to leaders of two key congressional committees over the possible elimination or restriction of the federal tax deduction for intangible drilling costs.

US drilling rig count gains 3 units to 1,809

Nov 16, 2012

The US drilling rig count gained 3 units during the week ended Nov. 16, with the total number of rotary rigs reaching 1,809, as reported by Baker Hughes Inc. This compares with 2,001 rigs working in the comparable week last year.

US drilling rig count gains 6 units to 1,806

Nov 9, 2012

The US drilling rig count gained 6 units during the week ended Nov. 9, with the total number of rotary rigs reaching 1,806, reported Baker Hughes Inc. This compares with 2,016 rigs working during the comparable week last year.

ZaZa Energy updates Eagle Ford shale operations

Nov 6, 2012

ZaZa Energy Corp. released an update on its Eagle Ford operations in South Texas where it has begun drilling its Boening A-1H well in the wet gas window in DeWitt County.

Platform deck work set offshore Saudi Arabia

Nov 6, 2012

Saudi Aramco has let a contract to McDermott International Inc. for topsides on installations in three Persian Gulf oil fields offshore Saudi Arabia.

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