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BHI: US oil rig count rises for first time in 30 weeks

Jul 13, 2015

A sudden 12-unit jump in oil-directed rigs during the abbreviated week ended July 2 represented their first rise since Dec. 5, 2014, and helped lift the overall US drilling rig count for a second consecutive week, according to data from Baker Hughes Inc.

WAFWA: Aerial survey finds lesser prairie chicken population grew

Jul 13, 2015

A recent range-wide aerial survey found the lesser prairie chicken population rose 25% from 2014 to 2015, the Western Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) reported. The bird's habitat lies in five US Midcontinent states with oil and gas production.

Watching Government: Western governors' concerns

Jul 13, 2015

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead (R) will focus primarily on the Endangered Species Act as the 2016 Western Governors' Association Chairman's Initiative, he announced at the group's annual meeting on June 26.

Topside modules installed on Clair Ridge platform west of Shetland

Jul 13, 2015

BP PLC reported the installation of quarters and utilities (QU) topside modules on the new platform on Clair field, 75 km west of the Shetland Islands in 140 m of water.

Inhofe, Lankford say new BIA rules threaten Osage oil operations

Jul 10, 2015

New US Bureau of Indian Affairs regulations that increase production expenses on tribal lands could put the Osage Nation out of business, Oklahoma’s two US senators told US Sec. of the Interior Sally Jewell.

BHI: US rig count continues upward creep

Jul 10, 2015

Although the overall US drilling rig count only edged up 1 unit to 863 rigs working during the week ended July 10, it represented the third consecutive week of gains and another jump in oil-directed rigs, according to data from Baker Hughes Inc.

PDO to use solar to displace gas in thermal EOR work

Jul 9, 2015

Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) plans to use a solar plant to displace natural gas in enhanced oil recovery (EOR) efforts in Amal oil field.

Ending crude export ban would help rural US areas, House panel told

Jul 9, 2015

Rural US communities generally have benefited from the nation’s crude oil production renaissance, and potentially could be helped more if restrictions on exports of crude were eliminated, witnesses told a US House Agriculture Committee hearing on July 8.

Husky Energy reports unplanned maintenance at Lloydminster upgrader

Jul 8, 2015

Husky Energy Inc. reported unplanned maintenance at its Lloydminster heavy oil upgrader in Saskatchewan.

Stone confirms oil pay with Cardona development well in deepwater gulf

Jul 8, 2015

Stone Energy Corp., Lafayette, La., encountered 288 ft of net pay in two intervals with its Cardona No. 6 development well on Mississippi Canyon Block 29 in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. Logging and pressure data confirmed the existence of oil in the pay zones.

EIA: US oil output fell 50,000 b/d in May

Jul 7, 2015

Total US crude oil production dropped 50,000 b/d in May compared with April and is expected to continue falling through early 2016 before growth resumes, according to the US Energy Information Administration’s Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO).

Cidade de Itaguai FPSO anchors in Lula field

Jul 7, 2015

Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) reported that the Cidade de Itaguai floating production, storage, and offloading vessel has arrived at the Iracema Norte area of Lula field in the Santos basin presalt.

Statoil lets Johan Sverdrup drilling contract to Baker Hughes

Jul 7, 2015

Statoil ASA has let an integrating drilling contract valued at 1.5 billion kroner to Baker Hughes Norway for the Johan Sverdrup development.

AER shuts in 16 Murphy Oil sites in Peace River region for noncompliance

Jul 7, 2015

Alberta Energy Regulator said it has shut in or partially shut in 16 sites operated by Murphy Oil Co. Ltd. in the Peace River region. The sites were noncompliant with requirements “to capture and flare, incinerate, or conserve all casing gas and tank top gases” from heavy oil and bitumen operations based on a schedule submitted to and approved by AER.

WAFWA: Aerial survey finds lesser prairie chicken population grew

Jul 6, 2015

A recent range-wide aerial survey found the lesser prairie chicken population rose 25% from 2014 to 2015, the Western Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) reported. The bird’s habitat lies in five US Midcontinent states with oil and gas production.

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