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BLM director: Fee system needed for increased onshore well inspections

Jul 17, 2014

A shortage of inspectors, reduced budgets, and a record number of wells on public lands make the US Bureau of Land Management’s budget request for a fee system to increase its oil and gas inspection capacity necessary, BLM Director Neil Kornze said.

EIA conference speakers warn of US light crude oil’s ‘day of reckoning’

Jul 15, 2014

The US could find its light crude oil production growth stymied if it doesn’t allow more of it to be exported, speakers warned during the US Energy Information Administration’s 2014 energy conference’s first day.

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count inches up to 1,875

Jul 11, 2014

The US drilling rig count reflected another uneventful week, again edging up only 1 unit to reach 1,875 rigs working during the week ended July 11, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

BLM seeks comments on proposed carbon dioxide wells in Colorado

Jul 11, 2014

The US Bureau of Land Management’s Royal Gorge Field Office has begun a public scoping period for two proposed carbon dioxide wells near Gardner, Colo. Oxy USA, which operates the existing Sheep Mountain CO2 production unit, proposed the wells, the US Department of the Interior agency said on July 10. Comments will be accepted through July 25.

Saudi tight gas plays benefit from MSF

Jul 7, 2014

In 2007, Saudi Aramco installed the first openhole, multistage fracturing (MSF) completion systems in Saudi Arabia's deep, highly deviated gas wells.

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count edges up to 1,874

Jul 3, 2014

The US drilling rig count edged up 1 unit to 1,874 rigs working during the abbreviated week ended July 3, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

Statoil to drill at Oseberg East in summer 2015

Jul 3, 2014

Statoil ASA reported plans to start its drilling campaign in Oseberg East field offshore Norway in summer 2015.

ABS, Daewoo Shipbuilding eye LNG drillship

Jul 2, 2014

ABS, Houston, and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), Seoul, have formed a joint development project targeting the first drillship fueled by LNG.

More Mumbai High (North) development due

Jul 1, 2014

Oil & Natural Gas Corp. will install five wellhead platforms and drill 52 wells and 24 sidetrack wells in a third phase of redevelopoment of Mumbai High (North) oil field offshore western India.

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.

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