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US weekly drilling rig count reaches 1,965

Jul 6, 2012

The US rig count gained 6 units during the week ending July 6. Baker Hughes Inc. reported the US total at 1,965 rigs for the week, compared with 1,887 during the same week last year.

EQT converts rig to run on LNG from Marcellus gas

Jul 6, 2012

EQT Corp., Pittsburgh, has launched a pilot program in which it has converted a diesel rotary rig to run on natural gas liquefied from local Marcellus gas production.

US weekly drilling rig count down 7 to 1,959

Jun 29, 2012

The US rig count slipped by 7 during the week ending June 29. Baker Hughes Inc. reported the US total at 1,959 rigs for the week, compared with 1,886 during the same week last year.

Redevelopment proceeds of pioneer UK field

Jun 25, 2012

EnQuest Britain Ltd. has let a contract to Technip for subsea equipment and services in its revitalization of a North Sea oil field once known as Argyll, the first field to produce oil at commercial rates offshore the UK.

Land rig growth seen at 5%/year through 2016

Jun 20, 2012

Global growth in land rig demand will average 5%/year in 2012-2016, expanding the rig fleet to more than 11,000 units from the 9,700 in service today, said a study by Douglas-Westwood Ltd., Canterbury, UK.

Manitok touts Cardium oil pool at Stolberg, Alta.

Jun 18, 2012

Manitok Energy Inc., Calgary, has gauged its second new pool oil discovery at Stolberg in the Alberta foothills, where it is preparing to spud the seventh well in its current program.

US drilling rig count slips 13 units to 1,971

Jun 15, 2012

This week there were a total of 1,971 oil and gas drilling rigs working in the US, down by 13 units from the previous week. The rig count for the week ended June 15 was up by 111 rigs compared with the same period a year ago, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

Gulf of Mexico: Cobalt updates exploratory drilling

Jun 13, 2012

Cobalt International Energy Inc., Houston, plans to plug its Ligurian-2 exploratory well in 5,500 ft of water on Green Canyon Block 814 in the Gulf of Mexico after it penetrated all of the targeted Miocene formations without encountering commercial hydrocarbons.

US drilling rig count gains 4 units to 1,984

Jun 8, 2012

There were a total of 1,984 oil and gas drilling rigs working in the US this week, up by 4 units from last week. The rig count for the week ended June 8 was up by 129 rigs compared with the same period a year ago, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

IADC to enhance competency guidelines for rig personnel

Jun 4, 2012

 The International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) announced an industry project to develop enhanced competency guidelines for rig personnel by expanding IADC’s existing knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA) templates.

Employing liner drilling technology can mitigate deepwater wellbore instability

Jun 4, 2012

While deepwater drilling presents a myriad of challenges, perhaps one of the most economically and technically taxing relates to the risk of lost circulation.

US drilling rig count falls another 3 units

Jun 1, 2012

There were a total of 1,980 oil and gas drilling rigs working in the US this week, down by 3 units from last week. The rig count for the week ended June 1 was up by 126 rigs compared with the same period a year ago, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

Gallic sees potential in two Aquitaine basin formations

May 28, 2012

Gallic Energy Ltd., Calgary, temporarily suspended completion operations at its Ossun-2D reentry well on the Ger permit in the Aquitaine basin in southern France.

US drilling rig count slips 3 units

May 25, 2012

There were a total of 1,983 oil and gas drilling rigs working in the US this week, down by 3 units from last week. The rig count for the week ended May 25 was up by 136 rigs compared with the same period a year ago, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

Gallic sees potential in two Aquitaine basin formations

May 22, 2012

Gallic Energy Ltd., Calgary, temporarily suspended completion operations at its Ossun-2D reentry well on the Ger permit in the Aquitaine basin in southern France.

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