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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.

Statoil, partners select concept for Johan Sverdrup field

Feb 13, 2014

Statoil ASA and its partners have chosen a concept for the first development phase of Johan Sverdrup field on North Sea’s Norwegian shelf. It will be a field center consisting of four installations and power from shore, the company reported.

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

Feb 7, 2014

The US drilling rig count fell 14 units to 1,771 rigs working during the week ended Feb. 7, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

BP lets contract for Oman land rigs

Feb 3, 2014

BP PLC has let a 5-year contract to KCA Deutag for the construction and operation of three newbuild, fast-moving land rigs in Oman’s Khazzan development for $340 million including options.

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count climbs to 1,785

Jan 31, 2014

The US drilling rig count gained 8 units to reach 1,785 rigs working during the week ended Jan. 31, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

Apache plans further development for active Egyptian program

Jan 30, 2014

Apache Corp. has applied for licenses to develop two recent discoveries in the Western Desert of Egypt, where drilling now includes horizontal wells targeting conventional and unconventional resources.

Jalila field off Dubai due second platform

Jan 28, 2014

State-owned Dubai Petroleum Establishment has let a contract to Technip for a second platform in the development of Jalila oil field, a 2010 discovery made in the sidetrack of a reentered 1986 dry hole offshore Dubai.

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count remains at 1,777

Jan 24, 2014

The US drilling rig count was unchanged from a week ago with 1,777 rigs working during the week ended Jan. 24, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

Suncor reports oil sands employee fatality

Jan 23, 2014

Suncor Energy Inc. reported a fatality occurred Jan. 19 at its oil sands site after an employee was unable to be located earlier in the day.

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count jumps to 1,777

Jan 17, 2014

Land rigs accounted entirely for the sharp 23-unit increase in the US drilling rig count during the week ended Jan. 17, Baker Hughes Inc. reported. The US now has 1,777 rigs working.

Camac secures rig for Oyo drilling

Jan 15, 2014

Camac Energy Inc. has signed a long-term drilling contract with Northern Offshore Ltd. for the Energy Searcher drillship, covering an initial period of a year, with an option to extend the contract for an additional year.

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