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Statoil, Petoro to further develop Gullfaks South

Aug 22, 2012

Statoil ASA and Petoro ASA will further develop Gullfaks South field in the North Sea offshore Norway to hike recovery by 65 million bbl of oil equivalent.

Alaska: Miller rig to rework five Redoubt Shoal wells

Aug 21, 2012

The Alaska Oil & Gas Conservation Commission has issued final approvals for Miller Energy Resources Inc., Knoxville, Tenn., to operate on the Osprey platform in Alaska’s Cook Inlet, where it will rework five formerly producing oil wells.

US drilling rig count falls 17 units to 1,914

Aug 17, 2012

The US rig count fell by 17 units during the week ended Aug. 17. The total number of rotary rigs in the US reached 1,914 this week, Baker Hughes Inc. reported. This compares with 1,974 during the comparable week last year.

ONGC touts Mumbai High new oil pool discovery

Aug 14, 2012

India’s Oil & Natural Gas Corp. Ltd. has discovered the third largest reservoir in Mumbai High at a development well that found a new pool in D1 field offshore western India.

BNK touts shale gas readings at Poland Baltic well

Aug 13, 2012

The Gapowo B-1 well on the Bytow concession in Poland encountered overpressured shales in Lower Silurian and Ordovician and greatly elevated gas readings over those in wells on the Saponis concessions.

Noble Energy eyes South, East Falkland basins

Aug 13, 2012

Noble Energy Inc. will take a farmout from Falkland Oil & Gas Ltd. and will invest $180-230 million in the next 3 years in the South and East Falkland basins in the South Atlantic.

US drilling rig count inches up 1 to 1,931 units

Aug 10, 2012

The US rig count inched up by 1 unit during the week ended Aug. 10. The total number of rotary rigs in the US reached 1,931 this week, Baker Hughes Inc. reported. This compares with 1,959 during the comparable week last year.

BNK touts shale gas readings at Poland Baltic well

Aug 8, 2012

The Gapowo B-1 well on the Bytow concession in Poland encountered overpressured shales in Lower Silurian and Ordovician and greatly elevated gas readings over those in wells on the Saponis concessions.

TNK-BP cuts drilling time with training

Aug 7, 2012

TNK-BP subsidiary OJSC Orenburgneft has reduced drilling time by 30% through training, the parent company reports.

UK forum issues offshore safety guidelines

Jul 31, 2012

The Well Life Cycle Practices Forum (WLCPF), set up in the UK after the Macondo tragedy in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, has published four new sets of guidelines for offshore operational safety.

US weekly drilling rig count down another 11 units

Jul 27, 2012

The US rig count declined by 11 units during the week ending July 27. The total number of rotary rigs in the US reached 1,924 this week, Baker Hughes Inc. reported. This compares with 1,908 during the comparable week last year.

US weekly drilling rig count slides 18 units

Jul 20, 2012

The US rig count declined by 18 units during the week ending July 20. The US total reached 1,935 for the week, Baker Hughes Inc. reported. This compares with 1,916 during the same week last year.

DNO to replace flow line at West Bukha off Oman

Jul 18, 2012

DNO International ASA will replace a 4.3-km section of the 12-in. pipeline between the West Bukha and Bukha platforms offshore Oman after efforts to clear a blockage failed.

API: US oil, gas well completions head in separate directions

Jul 17, 2012

US oil well completions grew 13% year-to-year in the second quarter to 7,195, while gas well completions fell 24% to 2,472, the American Petroleum Institute said in its latest quarterly well completion report.

San Leon sees positives in Talisman's Baltic shale wells

Jul 17, 2012

Talisman Energy Inc. and farmee San Leon Energy PLC will proceed to horizontally drill shale formations in Poland’s Baltic basin after completing a three-well vertical drilling program with a successful completion, San Leon Energy said.

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