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AEP unit to acquire Wolfcamp acreage for $726 million

Oct 30, 2014

American Energy–Permian Basin LLC (AEPB), an affiliate of Oklahoma City-based American Energy Partners LP (AEP), has completed or entered into definitive agreements with multiple parties to acquire acreage in the Wolfcamp shale of the central Midland basin, primarily in Reagan County, Tex., for $726 million.

Hibiscus, 3D Oil close on sale of license offshore Victoria

Oct 30, 2014

3D Oil Ltd., Melbourne, has completed the sale of its interests in Victorian offshore production licence Vic/L31 to Malaysian’s Hibiscus Petroleum Bhd.

Hess to develop deepwater gulf oil field

Oct 29, 2014

Production is to begin in 2018 from deepwater Stampede oil field in the Gulf of Mexico under a development plan approved by operator Hess Corp. and partners.

ConocoPhillips plans ANS drill site in Kuparuk field

Oct 27, 2014

ConocoPhillips has disclosed plans for a drill site on Kuparuk oil field on Alaska’s North Slope, representing the first new drill site on that location in more than a decade. Peak production is expected to reach 8,000 b/d of oil.

ATCE: Continued innovation needed to solve supply, demand conundrum

Oct 27, 2014

In a keynote speech at the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Annual Technology Conference & Exposition (ATCE), SPE General Chairperson Matthias Bichsel emphasized the role of innovation in moderating the price of energy.

Vaalco launches Etame Marin drilling campaign offshore Gabon

Oct 17, 2014

Vaalco Energy Inc., Houston, has spudded the first well of a six-well development drilling campaign on the Etame Marin block offshore Gabon. Production from this well, Etame 8-H, is expected in December.

BHI: US drilling rig count drops 12 units to 1,918

Oct 17, 2014

The US drilling rig count declined 12 units to settle at 1,918 rigs working during the week ended Oct. 17, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

Fifth Chevron-contracted drillship arrives in deepwater Gulf of Mexico

Oct 17, 2014

The latest deepwater drillship has arrived and started operations for Chevron Corp. in the Keathley Canyon area of the Gulf of Mexico.

BLM to offer 270 tracts in NPR-A lease sale

Oct 13, 2014

The US Bureau of Land Management will offer oil and gas leases within the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A) at a sale on Nov. 19 in Anchorage, BLM's Alaska State Office said in an Oct. 3 Federal Register notice.

BHI: Permian drives gains in weekly, yearly US rig count

Oct 10, 2014

The US drilling rig count gained 8 units to reach 1,930 rigs working during the week ended Oct. 10, driven in large part by growth in the Permian basin, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

Yinka-led group takes FID on Aje oil field offshore Nigeria

Oct 10, 2014

A group led by Lagos-based independent Yinka Folawiyo Petroleum Co. Ltd. have taken a final investment decision on developing the $220-million first phase of the Aje shallow-water oil field offshore western Nigeria.

Lukoil commissions Imilorskoye field in West Siberia

Oct 8, 2014

OAO Lukoil reported commissioning of Imilorskoye field in western Siberia.

Stone to lease Ensco 8503 deepwater rig

Oct 7, 2014

Stone Energy Corp., Lafayette, La., has agreed to lease the Ensco 8503 dynamically positioned deepwater drilling rig for Stone’s multiyear deepwater drilling program in the Gulf of Mexico.

RJD revitalizes mature Kansas oilfield

Oct 6, 2014

The benefits of horizontal drilling are not limited to previously undeveloped fields or by lithography.

BHI: US drilling rig count falls to 1,922

Oct 3, 2014

The US drilling rig count lost 9 units to settle at 1,922 rigs working during the week ended Oct. 3, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

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