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  1. Land-based, oil drilling drive up US rig count to 1,771

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    Fri, 12 Apr 2013

    The US drilling rig count rose by 33 units during the week ended Apr. 12 to reach a total of 1,771 rotary rigs working, Baker Hughes Inc. reported. That compares with 1,950 rigs working in the comparable week last year.

  2. Alberta: Keg River vertical oil drilling to pick up

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    Thu, 17 Nov 2011

    Strategic Oil & Gas Ltd., Calgary, has completed its third successful Keg River well in the North Marlowe oil pool at Steen River, northwest Alberta, and plans to drill three more vertical Keg River wells in the first quarter of 2012.

  3. EPA issues air permits to Shell for oil drilling offshore Alaska

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    Mon, 26 Sep 2011

    The US Environmental Protection Agency issued final air quality permits Sept. 19 necessary for Shell Oil Co. to proceed with oil and natural gas exploration drilling in the Arctic offshore Alaska using the Noble Discoverer drillship and a support fleet of icebreakers, oil spill response vessels, ...

  4. Heritage Oil drilling in Kurdistan

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    Mon, 22 Dec 2008

    Heritage Oil Ltd has commenced drilling the Miran West-1 well in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, the first exploration well to be drilled on the Miran license.

  5. NY oil drilling ban moves forward

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    Fri, 2 Aug 2002

    US Sens. Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) said Thursday they are hopeful the full Senate will soon permanently ban oil and gas exploration and drilling in the 16,000-acre New York Finger Lakes National Forest.

  6. STATELINE MORROW OIL DRILLING ENLARGES JACE FIELD

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    Mon, 17 Jun 1991

    G. Alan Petzet Exploration Editor Excitement is building again in the Colorado-Kansas stateline play. Pennsylvanian Morrow oil reserves are being added at the southeastern end of the productive area, in Kiowa County, Colo., and Greeley County, Kan. The latest completions are 25-30 miles southeast

  7. API: 4Q 2011 US oil well completions top year-earlier total

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    Fri, 27 Jan 2012

    US oil drilling in fourth-quarter 2011 was up from a year earlier, the American Petroleum Institute said in its latest quarterly well completion

  8. API reports jump in 3Q oil well completions

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    Wed, 19 Oct 2011

    US oil drilling in this year’s third quarter climbed 16% from a year earlier, the American Petroleum Institute said in its latest quarterly

  9. Special Report: Midyear Forecast: US, Canada drilling sustains healthy increases in 2011

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    Mon, 4 Jul 2011

    increases in the number of wells drilled can be expected in the US and Canada in 2011 compared with 2010 as the shift toward oil drilling intensifies. The disparity between oil and natural gas prices is supporting numerous drilling and leasing plays aimed

  10. Venoco prefers Monterey vertical well economics

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    Mon, 22 Aug 2011

    Venoco Inc., second largest acreage holder behind Occidental Petroleum Corp. in the California Miocene Monterey shale oil drilling play, may run six to eight rigs and drill 50-75 wells in 2012 focusing on vertical drilling and optimized completion

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