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  1. Rig activity drops as oil prices decline

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 21 Sep 1998

    During July, the number of rigs drilling for oil and gas worldwide fell to 1 ..... According to Baker Hughes, drilling for oil has also declined in the U ..... Aug. 14, 1998, 299 rigs were drilling for oil and 568 rigs for natural gas

  2. Appeals court upholds denial of compensation for lease off Florida

    Online Articles

    Thu, 4 Dec 2003

    that denied the company compensation for a long-held offshore lease on which the state prohibited the company from drilling for oil and gas. The First District Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court's denial of affiliate Coastal Petroleum Co

  3. Rig Health-Risk Audits Will Benefit Operators, Contractors

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 29 Nov 1999

    humidity, and airborne contamination. (Fig. 1). Click here to enlarge image Like other heavy industries, drilling for oil and gas can pose a significant risk to health. However, unlike most heavy industries which are static in terms of

  4. Offshore drilling

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    Fri, 29 Oct 1999

    Drilling pledge Vice President Al Gore has pledged that, if elected President, he would ban any new offshore drilling for oil and gas along the California and Florida coasts. The Clinton administration had prohibited new leasing, but not

  5. MMS: Record number of rigs now drilling in Gulf of Mexico's ultradeep water

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    Fri, 5 Mar 2004

    By OGJ editors HOUSTON, Mar. 5 -- A record number of drilling rigs currently a total of 12 are drilling for oil and gas in the ultradeep waters (5,000 ft or deeper) of the Gulf of Mexico, according to the US Minerals Management Service

  6. Frontier basins seeing new exploration in New Mexico

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    Mon, 16 Sep 1996

    Ronald F. Broadhead New Mexico Bureau of Mines & Mineral Resources Socorro, N.M. Drilling for oil and natural gas in New Mexico remained steady in 1995, and exploration picked up in frontier areas of the state after several


    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 11 Nov 1991

    Petzet Exploration Editor Caution and careful planning are the watchwords for operators in their approach to horizontal drilling for oil in Upper Cretaceous Niobrara chalk in Colorado and Wyoming. Despite its geologic age equivalence with the Austin

  8. Texas Petro Index sets record for 7th straight month

    Online Articles

    Thu, 24 Jul 2014

    of the market has come with the increased focus on oil exploration and production. Today, 92% of active rigs are drilling for oil . The other expansion that has occurred since the turn of the millennium, during 2003-08, was principally driven

  9. US drilling rig count up another 6 units to 1,782

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    Fri, 2 Aug 2013

    drilling in inland waters gained 3 units to 25. Rigs drilling for oil lost 13 units to reach 1,388, while those drilling ..... units to 341 this week. This count includes 223 rigs drilling for oil (up by 5 units from a week ago) and 118 drilling

  10. US drilling rig count dips 4 units to 1,778

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    Fri, 9 Aug 2013

    drilling in inland waters fell 1 unit to 24. Rigs drilling for oil lost 3 units to reach 1,385, while those drilling ..... units to 358 this week. This count includes 230 rigs drilling for oil , up 7 units from a week ago, and 128 drilling for

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