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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.

Yolla project suffers another major cost increase

Jul 16, 2012

Phase 1 of the BassGas midlife enhancement project at Yolla natural gas field in the Tasmanian Bass basin has suffered the second major cost blow-out and construction delay in a few months.

US weekly drilling rig count drops by a dozen units

Jul 13, 2012

The US rig count declined a dozen units during the week ending July 13. The US total reached 1,953 for the week, Baker Hughes Inc. reported, compared with 1,905 during the same week last year.

US weekly drilling rig count reaches 1,965

Jul 6, 2012

The US rig count gained 6 units during the week ending July 6. Baker Hughes Inc. reported the US total at 1,965 rigs for the week, compared with 1,887 during the same week last year.

EQT converts rig to run on LNG from Marcellus gas

Jul 6, 2012

EQT Corp., Pittsburgh, has launched a pilot program in which it has converted a diesel rotary rig to run on natural gas liquefied from local Marcellus gas production.

US weekly drilling rig count down 7 to 1,959

Jun 29, 2012

The US rig count slipped by 7 during the week ending June 29. Baker Hughes Inc. reported the US total at 1,959 rigs for the week, compared with 1,886 during the same week last year.

Redevelopment proceeds of pioneer UK field

Jun 25, 2012

EnQuest Britain Ltd. has let a contract to Technip for subsea equipment and services in its revitalization of a North Sea oil field once known as Argyll, the first field to produce oil at commercial rates offshore the UK.

Land rig growth seen at 5%/year through 2016

Jun 20, 2012

Global growth in land rig demand will average 5%/year in 2012-2016, expanding the rig fleet to more than 11,000 units from the 9,700 in service today, said a study by Douglas-Westwood Ltd., Canterbury, UK.

Manitok touts Cardium oil pool at Stolberg, Alta.

Jun 18, 2012

Manitok Energy Inc., Calgary, has gauged its second new pool oil discovery at Stolberg in the Alberta foothills, where it is preparing to spud the seventh well in its current program.

US drilling rig count slips 13 units to 1,971

Jun 15, 2012

This week there were a total of 1,971 oil and gas drilling rigs working in the US, down by 13 units from the previous week. The rig count for the week ended June 15 was up by 111 rigs compared with the same period a year ago, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

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