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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.

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.

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