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Contract let for Yolla gas field rig

Apr 1, 2014

Origin Energy Ltd., Sydney, and partners in the BassGas joint venture have let a contract to Seadrill Australia Pte. Ltd. to provide the West Telesto drilling rig for the project’s upcoming work program in Yolla gas field in the Bass Strait.

White House eyes steps to curb oil, gas methane emissions

Mar 29, 2014

The White House announced additional steps to reduce methane emissions from oil and gas operations as part of a broader strategy. They included regulations to be proposed later this year by the US Bureau of Land Management to curb natural gas flaring on public lands.

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count rebounds to 1,809

Mar 28, 2014

The US drilling rig count gained back the 6 units it lost last week to reach 1,809 rigs working during the week ended Mar. 28, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count drops to 1,803

Mar 21, 2014

After consecutive weeks of significant gains, the US drilling rig count lost 6 units to 1,803 rigs working during the week ended Mar. 21, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count jumps to 1,809

Mar 14, 2014

The US drilling rig count increased 17 units to 1,809 rigs working during the week ended Mar. 14, Baker Hughes Inc. reported. The 40-unit rise over the past 2 weeks has enabled the US the eclipse the 1,800 mark for the first time since December 2012.

Gazprom Neft completes testing on second Badra well in Iraq

Mar 13, 2014

JSC Gazprom Neft has completed testing its second well in Badra field in Iraq, with average flow rates of 10,000 b/d from three tests.

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count spikes to 1,792

Mar 7, 2014

The US drilling rig count jumped 23 units to 1,792 rigs working during the week ended Mar. 7, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

Southwestern Energy to acquire Niobrara acreage for liquids-rich play

Mar 7, 2014

Southwestern Energy Co., Houston, has agreed to purchase 312,000 net acres in northwest Colorado targeting oil, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in the Niobrara shale play, the company reported. Southwestern will acquire the land from Quicksilver Resources Inc. and Swepi LP, a unit of Royal Dutch Shell PLC, for $180 million.

YPF to add 10 rigs to Vaca Muerta play

Mar 5, 2014

YPF SA has signed contracts with Helmerich & Payne Inc., Tulsa, for 10 existing drilling rigs to work in the Vaca Muerta shale play in the Nequen basin of Argentina.

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count edges down to 1,769

Feb 28, 2014

The US drilling rig count gave up 2 units to settle at 1,769 rigs working during the week ended Feb. 28, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

Lukoil starts production drilling in Imilorskoye-Istochnoye

Feb 25, 2014

OAO Lukoil has begun production drilling in the Imilorskoye-Istochnoye license area in West Siberia. The company said it originally planned to start drilling this September.

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count up to 1,771

Feb 21, 2014

The US drilling rig count was up 7 units to 1,771 rigs working during the week ended Feb. 21, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

Pemex signs contracts for Seadrill jack ups

Feb 18, 2014

Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) signed 6-year drilling contracts to use Seadrill Ltd.’s jack up rigs West Oberon, West Intrepid, West Defender, and West Courageous in the Gulf of Mexico. 

Industry urged to change hydraulic fracturing ‘conversation’

Feb 18, 2014

The oil and gas industry needs to change the conversation about hydraulic fracturing by engaging with the public to demystify the process and highlighting efforts to reduce the environmental footprints of drilling and completion.

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count declines to 1,764

Feb 14, 2014

The US drilling rig count dropped 7 units to 1,764 rigs working during the week ended Feb. 14, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

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