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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.

Barclays: Jack up drilling rig demand strengthening worldwide

Nov 5, 2012

Sustained high crude oil prices combined with offshore exploration successes are contributing to rising demand for international jack up drilling rigs in key markets, particularly Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and the North Sea, said James C. West, analyst with Barclays Capital Inc.

US drilling rig count falls 26 units to 1,800

Nov 2, 2012

The US drilling rig count fell by 26 units during the week ended Nov. 2, with the total number of rotary rigs reaching 1,800, reported Baker Hughes Inc. This compares with 2,026 rigs working during the comparable week last year.

RWE Dea to use semi for North Sea Titan appraisal well in 2013

Oct 29, 2012

RWE Dea Norge AS signed a contract with Dolphin Drilling AS to use the Bredford Dolphin rig to drill an appraisal well for the Titan discovery in the North Sea off Norway during 2013.

US rig count falls by 13 to 1,826 units

Oct 26, 2012

The US drilling rig count fell by 13 units during the week ended Oct. 26, with the total number of rotary rigs reaching 1,826, reported Baker Hughes Inc. This compares with 2,021 rigs working during the comparable week last year.

Deloitte: Drilling up offshore the UK, down off Norway

Oct 15, 2012

Offshore drilling for oil and natural gas is rebounding in the UK and declining in Norway, according to a quarterly report by Deloitte.

NOAA official outlines Arctic offshore drilling lessons needs

Oct 12, 2012

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and other federal agencies worked hard in the 18 months leading up to the 2012 Arctic offshore drilling season and came away with important lessons when it ended and a better idea of its future needs, a NOAA official told a US Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Oct. 11.

US drilling rig count drops 2 units to 1,835

Oct 12, 2012

The US drilling rig count fell 2 units during the week ended Oct. 12, with the total number of rotary rigs reaching 1,835, Baker Hughes Inc. reported. This compares with 2,023 rigs working in the comparable week last year.

European offshore safety measure advances

Oct 9, 2012

Oil and gas operators seeking licenses to drill offshore Europe would have to prepare major hazard reports and prove they have the financial strength to repair any environmental damage under an offshore safety proposal advancing in the European Parliament.

Brazil partially suspends operating injunction against Transocean

Oct 8, 2012

The Brazilian Superior Court partially suspended a preliminary injunction order that required drilling contractor Transocean Ltd. to stop operating in Brazil within 30 days. Consequently, Transocean can continue operations except at Frade oil field, which was the site of an oil seep in November 2011.

US drilling rig count falls another 11 units to 1,837

Oct 5, 2012

The US drilling rig count fell another 11 units during the week ended Oct. 5, with the total number of rotary rigs in the US reaching 1,837, as reported by Baker Hughes Inc. This compares with 2,012 rigs working in the comparable week last year.

OMV to develop Latif gas field in Pakistan

Oct 5, 2012

OMV AG and partners will drill four wells and lay a 50-km pipeline to develop Latif natural gas field in the Sindh province of Pakistan (OGJ Online, May 4, 2010).

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