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Linn to purchase acreage from Devon for $2.3 billion

Jun 30, 2014

Linn Energy LLC, Houston, has agreed to acquire assets in five US operating areas from Devon Energy Corp., Oklahoma City, for $2.3 billion, effective Apr. 1.

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count jumps to 1,873

Jun 27, 2014

The US drilling rig count jumped 15 units to 1,873 rigs working during the week ended June 27, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

BNV-Norstra deal sets Montana gas drilling

Jun 25, 2014

Privately held BNV Energy LLC, Houston, has entered an agreement with Norstra Energy Inc., Spokane, to drill two natural gas wells and build a related gathering system to earn a 60% working interest in 5,382 acres in Northwest Montana.

Pemex lets contract in Ayatsil development

Jun 25, 2014

Pemex Exploration & Production has let a contract to GE Oil & Gas for the supply and installation of surface wellheads and trees at Ayatsil heavy oil field under development in the Campeche Sound offshore Mexico.

Maersk advances work in Danish North Sea

Jun 24, 2014

Maersk Oil has let two contracts to Technip for work associated with gas lift in two small fields in the Danish North Sea connected to the Tyra oil and gas producing center, an area where it has a larger project under way.

Carrizo reports initial multiple-bench Niobrara downspacing results

Jun 23, 2014

Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc., Houston, recently started production from its first multiple-geological-bench downspacing pilot, consisting of 8 wells, in the company's Bringelson Ranch area in Weld County, Colo.

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count up to 1,858

Jun 20, 2014

The US drilling rig count gained 4 units to reach 1,858 rigs working during the week ended June 20, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

BLM seeks comments on EA for Koch’s proposed gas wells in Utah

Jun 19, 2014

The US Bureau of Land Management’s Vernal, Utah, field office is seeking public comments on an environmental assessment it conducted of Koch Exploration Co. LLC’s proposal to drill up to 135 natural gas wells in eastern Utah.

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count declines to 1,854

Jun 13, 2014

The US drilling rig count dropped 6 units for the second consecutive week, settling at 1,854 rigs working during the week ended June 13, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

Halcon boosts Tuscaloosa Marine shale work

Jun 9, 2014

Halcon Resources Corp., Houston, plans this year to spud 10-12 operated wells in the Tuscaloosa Marine shale (TMS) and to participate in 15-20 other wells in the play. To support the work, it has signed a definitive agreement with affiliates of Apollo Global Management LLC (AGM), New York, for investment of as much as $400 million.

Limited-entry OHMS improves Saudi deep-gas production

Jun 2, 2014

The Permian Khuff carbonate reservoir in the Ghawar structure of Saudi Arabia produces nonassociated gas and condensate.

Royale contracts Kuukpik rig for North Slope drilling

May 28, 2014

Royale Energy Inc., San Diego, has let a contract to Kuukpik Drilling LLC, Anchorage, to provide a drilling rig for its Alaska North Slope shale oil play and 3D conventional target. Kuukpik will provide Rig No. 5 for the 2014-15 winter season to drill two test wells, said Royale.

Spitsbergen rig in Barents Sea boarded by environmentalists

May 27, 2014

The Transocean Ltd.’s ultradeepwater semisubmersible Spitsbergen drilling rig, which has been contracted by Statoil ASA for drilling in the Barents Sea, was boarded May 26 by members of the environmental activist group Greenpeace.

Australian offshore exploration drilling down, costs up

May 27, 2014

Australia is drilling two thirds fewer offshore exploration wells than in 2003, but the total costs of drilling those wells has increased fivefold.

BLM releases EA for Noble Energy’s eastern Nevada gas project

May 26, 2014

The US Bureau of Land Management released an environmental assessment for Noble Energy Inc.’s proposed Huntington Valley natural gas project 7 miles from Jiggs, Nev., an unincorporated community 30 miles south of Elko. Comments will be accepted on it through June 4, BLM said.

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