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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.

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count rises to 1,754

Jan 10, 2014

The US drilling rig count added 3 units to reach 1,754 rigs working during the week ended Jan. 10, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count drops to 1,751

Jan 3, 2014

The US drilling rig count fell 6 units, all of which were land-based units, to settle at 1,751 rigs working overall during the week ended Jan. 3, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

BLM Rock Springs office issues Monell-Arch field decision

Dec 31, 2013

The US Bureau of Land Management found no significant potential impact from Anadarko Petroleum Corp.’s proposed development of the Monell and Arch units of the Patrick Draw oil and gas field, BLM’s Rock Springs field office said as it issued a decision record.

US land, oil drilling dips to 1,757 units in latest rig count report

Dec 27, 2013

Rigs drilling on land and for oil took the biggest hit in the latest US drilling rig count report, released by Baker Hughes Inc.

API notes 23.1% rise in US drilling outlays in 2012

Dec 27, 2013

Oil and gas producers spent an estimated $153.7 billion to drill US wells in 2012, 23.1% more than in 2011, the American Petroleum Institute said in its latest Joint Association Survey of Drilling Costs.

Lukoil begins second-stage construction for Filanovsky field

Dec 20, 2013

OAO Lukoil said construction has begun on the living quarters platform (LQP-2) for the second stage of development of the Vladimir Filanovsky field in the northern Caspian Sea.

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count drops to 1,768

Dec 20, 2013

The US drilling rig count relinquished 14 units to settle at 1,768 rigs working in the week ended Dec. 20, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

Oryx tests second oil find at Hawler in Iraq Kurdistan

Dec 16, 2013

Oryx Petroleum Corp., Calgary, has gauged a potentially commercial Jurassic oil and sour gas discovery at Ain Al Safra, its second oil discovery on the Hawler license in the northern part of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

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.

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