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BHI: Kansas, Granite Wash lead week of modest changes in US rig count

Dec 5, 2014

The US drilling rig count opened the month by adding 3 units to reach 1,920 rigs working during the week ended Dec. 5, Baker Hughes Inc. reported. The US has 145 more units compared with this week a year ago.

Statoil extends rig suspensions

Dec 5, 2014

Statoil ASA has elected to extend the suspensions of the COSL Pioneer, Scarabeo 5, and Songa Trym drilling rigs for additional 7.5, 1.5, and 1-month periods, respectively.

WoodMac estimates Eagle Ford shale production tops 1 billion bbl

Dec 5, 2014

The Eagle Ford shale in South Texas has produced more than 1 billion bbl of crude oil and condensate, energy consultant Wood Mackenzie Ltd. estimated, adding that the Eagle Ford has produced more than 70% of that total during the last 2 years.

House passes defense bill with BLM drilling permit program provision

Dec 5, 2014

The US House of Representatives approved a fiscal 2015 defense appropriations bill that includes a provision to extend and make permanent an onshore drilling permit processing pilot program in several US Bureau of Land Management field offices.

UK outlines more oil and gas incentives

Dec 4, 2014

The UK government will enact incentives for oil and gas development beyond what Chancellor George Osborne announced in a fiscal speech to Parliament on Dec. 3.

Freeport-McMoRan hits oil pay in two gulf development projects

Dec 4, 2014

Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas, a subsidiary of Freeport-McMoRan Inc., encountered a total of 234 net ft of Miocene oil pay with the Holstein Deep delineation well on Green Canyon Block 643 in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

Stone updates Cardona project in deepwater gulf

Dec 4, 2014

Stone Energy Corp., Lafayette, La., has started production testing from the Cardona Nos. 4 and 5 wells, both part of the Cardona deepwater development project in the Gulf of Mexico.

CAMAC signs contract for Oyo drilling

Dec 4, 2014

CAMAC Energy Inc., Houston, will use the Transocean Ltd. Sedco Express semisubmersible rig to drill and complete at least two wells in Oyo oil and gas field offshore Nigeria while the first two producing wells are being plugged.

UK government trims tax rate on oil, gas

Dec 3, 2014

The UK government has responded to calls for tax relief from the oil and gas industry by trimming the “supplemental charge” applicable to most production.

Outgoing Maryland governor moving ahead on fracing regulations

Dec 2, 2014

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley plans to propose regulations that would allow hydraulic fracturing in western Maryland provided that natural gas companies adhere to certain restrictions to limit the risks of water contamination and air pollution.

Jacket installed for Ivory Coast platform

Dec 2, 2014

Foxtrot International LDC, Abidjan, has installed the jacket for a platform that will support development of Marlin oil and gas field and Manta gas field on Block CI-27 offshore Ivory Coast.

Chevron reports start of production from Jack-St. Malo fields

Dec 2, 2014

Chevron Corp. has reported the start of oil and natural gas production from Jack-St. Malo fields development project in the deepwater US Gulf of Mexico. The company expects total production from the fields to ramp up to 94,000 b/d of crude and 21 MMcfd of gas by 2020.

MARKET WATCH: NYMEX crude oil prices rebound

Dec 2, 2014

Oil prices rebounded by nearly $3 on the New York market Dec. 1 to settle at $69/bbl after plunging more than $7/bbl in a single trading session last week in reaction to a decision by members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries to keep their current production quota.

Johan Sverdrup partners recommend Statoil as operator

Dec 1, 2014

Statoil ASA has been recommended by its partners as operator in all phases of Johan Sverdrup field, which lies on the Utsira High in the North Sea, 155 km due west of Stavanger.

OMV-operated Maari oil redevelopment brought on stream

Dec 1, 2014

The OMV AG-operated Maari oil field redevelopment has been brought on stream in New Zealand’s offshore Taranaki basin.

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