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Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count rises to 1,782

Dec 13, 2013

The US drilling rig count gained 7 units to reach 1,782 rigs working in the week ended Dec. 13, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count lifts to 1,775

Dec 6, 2013

The US drilling rig count jumped 12 units to reach 1,775 rigs working in the week ended Dec. 6, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

Woodside reports plans for Browse basin fields

Dec 6, 2013

Woodside Petroleum Ltd. plans to drill as many as 64 wells in pursuit to developing the Browse Basin gas fields offshore Western Australia.

API publishes new well construction interface bulletin

Dec 5, 2013

The American Petroleum Institute published a new oil and gas industry bulletin for well construction interface, the latest of several standards developed or strengthened as a result of task force recommendations following the 2010 Macondo deepwater well accident.

Chevron drilling carbon dioxide injection wells on Barrow Island

Dec 2, 2013

Chevron has started drilling its planned carbon dioxide injection wells on Barrow Island as part of the Gorgon-Jansz LNG project in Western Australia.

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count edges up to 1,763

Nov 27, 2013

The US drilling rig count tallied 2 units to reach 1,763 rigs working in the shortened week ended Nov. 27, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count edges down to 1,761

Nov 22, 2013

The US drilling rig count dropped a single unit to settle at 1,761 rigs working during the week ended Nov. 22, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

California issues proposed well stimulation requirements

Nov 18, 2013

California’s Department of Conservation issued proposals to regulate hydraulic fracturing and other oil and gas well stimulation on Nov. 15, starting a 60-day public comment period on rules it hopes to finalize and have in place by Jan. 1, 2015.

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count up to 1,762

Nov 15, 2013

The US drilling rig count increased 8 units to reach 1,762 rigs working during the week ended Nov. 15, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

BSEE: Black Elk failed to supervise contractors in 2012 platform fire

Nov 5, 2013

Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations LLC failed to properly supervise its contractors, contributing to a series of events and decisions associated with a Nov. 16, 2012, explosion and fire on Black Elk West Delta Block 32 Platform E in the Gulf of Mexico about 17 miles off Grand Isle, La., the US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said.

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count edges down to 1,738

Oct 25, 2013

The US drilling rig count dropped a single unit to 1,738 rigs working during the week ended Oct. 25, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

Sunshine, Renergy finalize Muskwa-Godin oil sands pact

Oct 22, 2013

Sunshine Oilsands Ltd., Calgary, has signed the previously announced joint operating agreement with Renergy Petroleum (Canada) Co. Ltd., an affiliate of Changjiang Investment Group Co. Ltd. of Hong Kong, with respect to Sunshine’s Muskwa and Godin area leases in Alberta’s Athabasca oil sands area.

EIA to release drilling productivity report

Oct 21, 2013

Starting Oct. 22, the US Energy Information Administration will release a new monthly drilling productivity report (DPR), which will provide “region-specific insights into rig efficiency, new well productivity, decline rates at previously existing wells, and overall production trends,” according to EIA.

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count down to 1,739

Oct 18, 2013

The US drilling rig count lost 4 units to 1,739 rigs working during the week ended Oct. 18, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

Canadian Natural Resources advances Horizon Oil Sands project

Oct 18, 2013

Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. said it completed several milestones at its Horizon Oil Sands project in northern Alberta in the third quarter, en route to production of 250,000 b/d of synthetic crude oil by 2017.

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