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US Drillers Add Oil Rigs

Aug 16, 2019

U.S. energy firms this week increased the number of oil rigs operating for the first time in seven weeks despite plans by most producers to cut spending on new drilling this year.Companies added six oil rigs in the week to Aug. 16, the biggest increase since April, bringing the total count to 770, General Electric Co's Baker Hughes energy services firm said in its closely followed report on Friday…

US Rig Count Slides

Sep 13, 2019

U.S. energy firms this week reduced the number of oil rigs operating for a fourth week in a row as producers cut spending, leading to slower growth in crude output.Drillers cut five oil rigs in the week to Sept. 13, bringing the total count down to 733…

Ukraine Strips US Firm of Black Sea Exploration Rights

Sep 12, 2019

Ukraine's new government on Thursday stripped U.S.-based Trident Acquisitions of the right to explore and develop oil and gas reserves in the Black Sea shelf, prompting the company to say Ukraine had lost out on $1 billion in new investment…

Mexico, Pemex to Hedge Oil Output

Sep 09, 2019

The Mexican government has said in its 2020 budget proposal that it will maintain a strategy of hedging its oil output against lower prices.Mexico’s state oil company Pemex will also continue a similar but separate hedging program. Mexico’s…

Velesto Bags Contracts from Petronas Carigali

Sep 09, 2019

Malaysia-based Velesto Drilling, indirect wholly- owned unit of Velesto Energy Bhd’s (VEB), has received a letter of award from Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd (PCSB) for the provision of jack-up drilling rig Naga 7.In a filing with Bursa Malaysia…

Baker Hughes: U.S. Oil Drillers Cut Rigs Again

Sep 06, 2019

U.S. energy firms this week reduced the number of oil rigs operating for a third week in a row after drilling slowed for nine straight months as independent producers cut spending by about 10% this year.Drillers cut four oil rigs in the week to Sept…

PGNiG Starts Norwegian Drilling

Sep 02, 2019

Polish state-controlled oil and gas company PGNiG said its unit PGNiG Upstream Norway started drilling an exploration well in licence area PL838 (the Shrek prospect) on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, for the first time in the role of the operator…

Naquin Join HENDERSON

Aug 27, 2019

Drilling rigs and equipment firm HENDERSON said it has named Chris Naquin as senior business development manager.His job responsibilities will include building and maintaining relationships with drilling contractors to service their fabrication…

Empyrean Energy to Spud Well in Indonesia

Aug 20, 2019

Australia's Empyrean Energy provided an operational update in relation to the upcoming drilling campaign in the Duyung PSC in the West Natuna basin, offshore Indonesia, in which Empyrean holds an 8.5% interest.The oil and gas development company with interests in China…

Total Extends Pacific Santa Ana Gig

Aug 14, 2019

Offshore drilling contractor Pacific Drilling has been awarded a one-well extension for its drillship working for French oil major Total in Offshore Mauritania.Pacific Santa Ana is expected to run from this month to September, said offshore ultra-deepwater drilling company…

Chinese Ship Returns to Vietnam's EEZ

Aug 13, 2019

A Chinese survey ship returned to Vietnam's exclusive economic zone off its coast on Tuesday, ship tracking data showed, less than a week after it left the area where vessels from the two countries were locked in a month-long standoff.The Haiyang…

Borr Drilling Wins Premium Jack-up Deal

Aug 07, 2019

The international drilling contractor to the oil and gas industry Borr Drilling has been awarded an additional jackup rig contract by Mexico’s Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex).Borr currently has two jackup rigs about to commence work with Pemex, who have now contracted a third rig…

Petronas Signs Offshore Deal with Gabon

Aug 05, 2019

Malaysian oil and gas company Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) has signed an agreement with Gabon for two exploration permits after the African country enacted a new oil law last month.A Bloomberg report quoted Noel Mboumba, Gabon’s petroleum…

Investments in Exploration Drilling to Double

Aug 05, 2019

Rystad Energy sees investments both in offshore and onshore exploration drilling doubling in the next five years, compared to the last five years. Conventional onshore demand will be driven by Asia, Africa and South America.Europe on the other hand…

Seadrill Ivory Coast Contract Terminated

Aug 05, 2019

Seadrill Partners, the deep-water drilling contractor for the petroleum industry, has received an early termination notice from an unnamed operator for the West Vencedor rig contract offshore Ivory Coast.The contract was expected to start in 3Q 2019…

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