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US drilling rig count gains 3 units to 1,762

Feb 15, 2013

The US drilling rig count increased by 3 units during the week ended Feb. 15, with the total number of rotary rigs reaching 1,762, Baker Hughes Inc. reported. That compared with 1,994 rigs working in the comparable week last year.

Transocean fined $400 million for Macondo well incident

Feb 15, 2013

Transocean Offshore Inc. pleaded guilty to federal charges stemming from the 2010 Macondo deepwater well incident and agreed to pay $400 million in criminal fines and penalties, US Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. announced on Feb. 14.

Colorado adopts 500-ft setback for new oil and gas wells

Feb 11, 2013

Colorado’s Oil and Gas Conservation Commission voted 8-1 to require new oil and gas wells to be at least 500 ft from homes and buildings, effective Aug. 1.

US drilling rig count gains 11 units to 1,764

Feb 1, 2013

The US drilling rig count climbed 11 units during the week ended Feb. 1 with the total number of rotary rigs reaching 1,764, Baker Hughes Inc. reported. This compares with 1,997 rigs working in the comparable week last year.

Seadrill orders two jack up drilling rigs for 2015 delivery

Feb 1, 2013

Seadrill Ltd. ordered two high-specification jack up drilling rigs from Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Offshore Inc. in China, and the rigs, worth $230 million total, are scheduled for delivery during the first half of 2015.

NOAA, BOEM plan supplemental Arctic oil, gas draft EIS

Jan 28, 2013

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management are preparing a supplemental draft environmental impact statement (EIS) analyzing how a broader range of potential Arctic offshore oil and gas activities could affect marine mammals, other resources, and Alaska Native communities, the two agencies jointly announced on Jan. 25.

US drilling rig count falls 12 units to 1,749

Jan 18, 2013

The US drilling rig count dropped by 12 units during the week ended Jan. 18, with the total number of rotary rigs reaching 1,749, Baker Hughes Inc. reported. This compares with 2,008 rigs working in the comparable week last year.

EPA says Shell's Alaska drilling units violated air permits

Jan 11, 2013

The US Environmental Protection Agency has said Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s Kulluk conical drilling unit and the Noble Discoverer drillship, under contract to the Anglo-Dutch multinational firm, violated numerous conditions of air-quality permits while drilling off Alaska during 2012.

US drilling rig count down 1 unit 1,761

Jan 11, 2013

The US drilling rig count fell by 1 unit during the week ended Jan. 11, with the total number of rotary rigs reaching 1,761, Baker Hughes Inc. reported. This compares with 1,987 rigs working in the comparable week last year.

Salazar orders review of 2012 Arctic oil, gas drilling

Jan 8, 2013

The US Department of the Interior has launched an expedited, high-level assessment of the 2012 offshore drilling program in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas, Interior Sec. Ken Salazar announced. The assessment, which will take 60 days, will review activities and identify challenges and lessons learned, he said.

Kulluk drilling unit reaches harbor on Kodiak Island off Alaska

Jan 8, 2013

The Kulluk, a conical drilling unit, was safely towed to a harbor on Kodiak Island in the Gulf of Alaska where it will undergo a thorough safety assessment before resuming its journey to its winter harbor in Seattle for repairs and maintenance, said Royal Dutch Shell PLC.

Norway's PSA finds nonconformities with West Hercules semi

Jan 7, 2013

Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) reports a recent audit found numerous nonconformities of the Seadrill Group’s West Hercules ultradeepwater semisubmersible drilling rig.

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.

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