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  1. US rigs drilling for oil outnumber those drilling for gas

    By OGJ editors HOUSTON, Apr. 29 -- US drilling activity continued to increase with 18 more rotary rigs working this week for a total 1,818, compared with 1,483 units drilling during the same period a year ago, Baker Hughes Inc. reported. Land operations had the largest gain, of course, up 15 to 1,769 rigs working. Inland waters activity increased by 2 to 20. Offshore drilling gained 1 rig for a total 29 drilling, including 28 in the Gulf of Mexico. Of the US rigs working, 882 were drilling for natural gas, 4 more than the previous week. The number drilling for oil increased by 13 to 926. It’s been several years since there were more rigs drilling for oil than for gas in the US. There were 10 rigs unclassified. Horizontal drilling increased by 3 rigs to 1,023. Directional drilling gained 6 for a total of 219. Among major producing states, Oklahoma’s rig count increased the most this week, up by 9 to 183 rotary rigs working. Pennsylvania added 5 rigs for a total of 109 making hole. Texas increased by 3 to 804. North Dakota, Wyoming, and West Virginia each added 1 rig for respective counts of 162, 42, and 15. Unchanged were Louisiana with 170 rigs, Colorado 72, California 41, Arkansas 34, and Alaska 5. New Mexico was down 1 rig with 72 drilling. Canada’s rotary rig count fell by 10 with 133 still working, up from 108 active units at this time last year.

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    Fri, 29 Apr 2011

  2. Chesapeake drilling for gas with focus on US Midcontinent

    Chesapeake Energy Corp. Chairman and CEO Aubrey K. McClendon "We were among the earliest companies to anticipate and believe in this new world of high oil and gas prices."

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    Mon, 22 Nov 2004

  3. S&P: US land drilling for gas to increase throughout year

    US natural gas exploration and production companies are apt to increase land drilling activity throughout this year, Standard & Poor's said in a recent survey.

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    Tue, 5 Aug 2003

  4. More US rigs drilling for gas this week

    US drilling activity continued to climb this week with 829 rotary rigs working, officials at Baker Hughes Inc., Houston, reported Friday.

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    Fri, 17 May 2002

  1. Point of View: Chesapeake drilling for gas with focus on US Midcontinent

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    Mon, 25 Oct 2004

  2. DIRECTIONAL DRILLING FOR GAS LINE SETS TWO RECORDS

    Martin Cherrington, Kenneth R. Weeks Cherrington Corp. Sacramento Harold Y. Anderson H.Y. Anderson Engineers San Rafael, Calif. Successful directionally drilled crossings of three major elevated waterways in California shows that long distance, large-diameter crossings are possible even in such ...

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    Mon, 6 Sep 1993

  3. NEB notes shift to gas-directed drilling in recent years

    Canada’s National Energy Board says the percentage share of rigs in western Canada targeting natural gas has been on the rise since 2012. By late 2014, the majority of rigs were drilling for gas instead of oil, and in January and February of 2015, the share had increased to 62%.

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    Wed, 10 Jun 2015

  4. US weekly rig count down 5 to 1,966

    The US rig count slipped by 5 during the week ending June 22 as a drop in the number of rigs drilling for gas outpaced an increase in those drilling for oil.

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    Fri, 22 Jun 2012

  5. GAS DEMAND HELPS SPARK DRILLING ACTIVE IN U.S.

    A strong U.S. gas market signals sustained drilling for gas through first quarter 1994, laying the groundwork for continued growth in the gas industry. Seven solid years of growing gas consumption, coupled with dwindling U.S. deliverability, have brought U.S. gas supply and demand into a precarious ...

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    Mon, 11 Apr 1994

  6. North American drilling activity up again

    North American drilling activity continued to build this week, with 1,128 rotary rigs working in the US and its waters, and 561 working in Canada, said Baker Hughes Inc., Houston. There was one more rig than last week drilling for gas in the US and Canada, for a total of 887. A year ago, there were ...

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    Fri, 19 Jan 2001

  7. IPAA says lack of rigs and crews restrains output

    The Independent Petroleum Association of America's supply and demand committee has predicted US gas production will grow 1.5% to 19.01 tcf next year, with most of those new supplies coming from the Gulf of Mexico. IPAA said the number of rigs drilling for gas is as high as it ever has been.

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    Mon, 18 Dec 2000

  8. U.S. TAX CREDITS SPURRING COAL SEAM, TIGHT SANDS BOOM AMID CONTROVERSY

    A.D. Koen Gulf Coast News Editor Federal tax credits have sparked a boom in U.S. drilling for gas contained in coal seams and tight sands. Some analysts say drilling for unconventional nonassociated gas accounted for as much as one third of all U.S. gas wells drilled in 1990. Production of ...

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    Mon, 14 Oct 1991

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