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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.

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count drops to 1,743

Oct 11, 2013

The US drilling rig count lost 13 units to 1,743 rigs working during the week ended Oct. 11, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

Maersk names first ultradeepwater drillship

Oct 11, 2013

The first of four ultradeepwater drillships under construction for Maersk Drilling at the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) shipyard at Geoje-Si, South Korea, has been named Maersk Viking.

Petronas okays Lundin Malaysia’s Bertam oil development

Oct 10, 2013

Petronas has approved the Bertam oil field development plan for Lundin Malaysia BV, the first Lundin-operated development project in Malaysia.

Woodside’s North Rankin B gas project comes on stream

Oct 7, 2013

Woodside Petroleum Ltd.’s $5 billion (Aus.) North Rankin B project offshore Western Australia has been brought on stream and is sending gas to the Burrup Peninsula gas plant.

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count climbs to 1,756

Oct 4, 2013

The US drilling rig count jumped 12 units to 1,756 rigs working during the week ended Oct. 4, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

Lukoil picks onshore facilities contractor for N. Caspian oil

Oct 4, 2013

OAO Lukoil has selected the contractor for building onshore facilities to handle oil from its north Caspian fields.

BP’s Dudley defends company’s Macondo spill-response tactics

Oct 2, 2013

BP PLC’s Chief Executive Officer Bob Dudley has denied that his company deliberately delayed capping of the Macondo well—which suffered a blowout in April 2010, resulting in a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico—saying that such suggestions defy logic and common sense.

TAEP’s Texas Petro Index sets another record in August

Oct 2, 2013

The Texas Petro Index, a composite index based on a comprehensive group of upstream economic indicators, reached a record-high 289.8 in August, surpassing the previous record of 288.2 set in July.

TransAtlantic updates southeast Turkey operations

Oct 1, 2013

TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd., Dallas, said it has five horizontal wells awaiting completion with a coiled tubing unit in southeastern Turkey, where it is running three rigs.

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count drops to 1,744

Sep 27, 2013

The US drilling rig count dropped 17 units to 1,744 rotary rigs working during the week ended Sept. 27, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

BLM outlines strategy to clean up Alaska legacy wells

Sep 25, 2013

Half of the 136 wells the US government drilled in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska from 1944 to 1982 require no further action, the US Bureau of Land Management said as it issued its final plan to address these “legacy” wells.

Halliburton pleads guilty to Macondo evidence charge

Sep 20, 2013

Halliburton Energy Services Inc. pleaded guilty to destroying evidence in connection with the 2010 Macondo deepwater well blowout, and was sentenced to pay the maximum $200,000 fine, the US Department of Justice said on Sept. 19.

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count falls to 1,761

Sep 20, 2013

The US drilling rig count lost 7 rigs to settle at 1,761 rotary rigs working during the week ended Sept. 20, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

Shell starts Prelude drilling

Sep 17, 2013

Royal Dutch Shell PLC has started drilling the first of its seven development wells in Prelude natural gas field in the Browse basin offshore Western Australia.

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