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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.

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count edges up to 1,768

Sep 13, 2013

The US drilling rig count added 1 rig to 1,768 rotary rigs working during the week ended Sept. 13, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count falls to 1,767

Sep 6, 2013

The US drilling rig count dropped 9 rigs to 1,767 rotary rigs working during the week ended Sept. 6, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

Cuadrilla submits planning application for southern England well

Sep 6, 2013

Cuadrilla Resources Ltd. said it decided to submit a new planning application to cover the flow testing of an oil exploration well at Lower Stumble, Balcombe, in southern England.

Ensco accepts delivery of Ensco DS-7 ultradeepwater drillship

Sep 5, 2013

Ensco PLC has taken delivery of Ensco DS-7, an advanced-capability, ultradeepwater drillship.

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count unchanged at 1,776

Aug 30, 2013

The US drilling rig count remained unchanged at 1,776 rotary rigs working during the week ended Aug. 30, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

IADC forms well-control training, assessment body

Aug 27, 2013

The International Association of Drilling Contractors said it formed the Well Control Institute (WCI), a new industry body that will provide the drilling industry with “a single, universal well-control training and assessment standard.”

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count drops 15 to 1,776

Aug 23, 2013

The US drilling rig count fell 15 units from a week ago to a total of 1,776 rotary rigs working during the week ended Aug. 23, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

Black Elk platform explosion caused by contractors, investigator says

Aug 21, 2013

A third-party investigator concluded that a failure by contractors to follow standard safety practices caused the November 2012 explosion and fire on an oil production platform operated by Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations LLC in the Gulf of Mexico

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count up 13 to 1,791

Aug 16, 2013

The US drilling rig count reached a total of 1,791 rotary rigs working during the week ended Aug. 16, an increase of 13 units from a week ago, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

Woodside lets rig contract for outer Canning basin work

Aug 12, 2013

Woodside Petroleum Ltd. let a 2-year, $442 million contract to Transocean Inc. to lock in a rig for a drilling campaign in the outer Canning basin offshore Western Australia.

US drilling rig count dips 4 units to 1,778

Aug 9, 2013

The US drilling rig count decreased 4 units during the week ended Aug. 9 to reach a total of 1,778 rotary rigs working, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

CERI notes oil-drilling tilt in W. Canada

Aug 6, 2013

New wells drilled in western Canada were profitable on average when they targeted oil but not when they sought natural gas last year, according to studies by the Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI).

Crews drilling relief well in Gulf of Mexico

Aug 5, 2013

Crews have started drilling a relief well to secure natural gas Well A-23 on South Timbalier Block 220 off Louisiana, the US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said, adding that drilling, which started on Aug. 4, is expected to take about 35 days.

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