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US Oil Drillers Cut Rigs for 3rd Week in a Row -Baker Hughes
Friday, September 22, 2017 Drillers cut five oil rigs in the week to Sept. 22, bringing the total count down to 744.

Drilling and Completion Tick Up in the UK
Thursday, September 21, 2017 A handful of wells mark the return of upstream development in the UK.

Sources: Chevron Drills Oil Well In Iraqi Kurdish Area After Two-Year Gap
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Chevron drilled its first exploration well this month in Iraqi Kurdistan after a two-year break, industry sources say.

Aker BP Plans To Drill 6-8 Exploration Wells In 2018
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 Aker BP plans to drill between six and eight exploration wells off Norway next year, including four in the Barents Sea.

Norway Defends Tax Deductions On Arctic Drilling
Wednesday, September 06, 2017 Norway's plan to shield oil companies from UN fees if they produce oil far from land in environmentally sensitive Arctic regions is in line with long-standing tax policies, the Oil and Energy Ministry says.

Drilling of Well at Fogelberg Gas Discovery to Start in Feb/March -Centrica
Friday, September 01, 2017 Norwegian company Island Drilling has won the drilling contract, Centrica said.

US Drillers Add No Oil Rigs as Harvey Slows Production - Baker Hughes
Friday, September 01, 2017 The total oil rig count for the week ended Friday stayed at 759, General Electric Co's Baker Hughes energy services firm said.

Offshore Start-Up Borr Drilling Aims To Expand Fleet, Keep Costs Low
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 The start-up, launched last year and backed by Schlumberger, said it aimed to have the lowest cash break-even costs in the industry.

Brazil Regulator Rejects Total Study On Drilling At Amazon River Basin
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 Brazil's environmental regulator Ibama says it has rejected Total's environmental study on drilling in the Foz do Amazonas basin.

Norway's Arctic Oil Ambitions Suffer As Most Promising Well Yields None
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 Norway's hope of discovering a large oilfield in the Barents Sea has suffered a major setback.

Statoil, YPF To Explore Shale Oil, Gas In Argentina
Friday, August 25, 2017 Statoil signs a deal with YPF to jointly explore for onshore shale oil and gas resources in the Vaca Muerta formation.

A Second Wind for the North Slope?
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 Alaska works to open off-limit federal lands for exploration and development.

Governor Urges Trump To Drop Virginia From Offshore Drilling Plan
Thursday, August 17, 2017 Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe urged the Trump administration to exclude his state from a federal offshore oil and gas drilling plan.

No-Name US Oil Driller Gets Shot at World's Top Reserves
Wednesday, August 09, 2017 'It's very unorthodox to see a small player like Horizontal Well Drillers pop up on a project this size,' said Luke Lemoine, an energy analyst at Capital One Securities Inc.

US To Relax Rules Protecting Sage Grouse, In Win For Oil Drillers
Monday, August 07, 2017 The US Interior Department launches an overhaul to an Obama-era plan to protect sage grouse that it says aims to both preserve the species of bird while expanding opportunities for oil.

From a Little-Known Shale Play in New Mexico, BP Gets a Gusher
Monday, August 07, 2017 BP may have just found a gem in a largely ignored corner of New Mexico.

Greece Launches New Offshore Oil And Gas Tenders
Monday, August 07, 2017 Greece launches two tenders for offshore oil and gas exploration and exploitation in the west and south of the country, the energy ministry says.

Energy Explorers Search Pakistani 'Wild Cat Areas' as Fields Dry
Sunday, August 06, 2017 Pakistan's state-owned companies are spending record amounts on energy exploration, including in areas more known for separatist insurgency, as old fields start to dry up.

Repsol Says Drilling Suspended On Vietnam Oil Block Disputed By China
Wednesday, August 02, 2017 Repsol says it had suspended oil drilling in a block off Vietnam, where the prospecting in South China Sea waters claimed by China had infuriated Beijing and brought Chinese pressure on Vietnam to stop.

Malaysia's Petronas Says Awarded Shallow-Water Oil And Gas Block In Mexico
Wednesday, August 02, 2017 Petronas says it has been awarded a shallow-water oil and gas exploration block that it will jointly operate with Ecopetrol in the Mexican portion of the Gulf of Mexico.

Nigeria To Continue Oil Exploration In Lake Chad Basin Despite Kidnapping
Monday, July 31, 2017 Nigerian scientists will continue to search for oil in the restive Lake Chad Basin region despite a kidnapping of some researchers by suspected Boko Haram members.

Canadian Industry Body Boosts Oil, Gas Drilling Forecast By 8%
Monday, July 31, 2017 Canadian light oil producers will drill more wells than previously expected this year as the sector benefits from investors transferring capital out of the oil sands.

Nikkei: ADNOC To Decide On Japan Oil Concession Renewal By Early Next Year
Friday, July 28, 2017 ADNOC expects to make a final decision on whether to renew Japanese firms' oil concessions in Abu Dhabi oilfields before year-end or very early next year.

Vietnam: Others Should Respect Its Right To Drill For South China Sea Oil
Friday, July 28, 2017 Vietnam says other countries should respect its legitimate right to drill for oil in its waters amid growing tension with China.

Statoil Scales Down Exploration Plans For 2017
Thursday, July 27, 2017 Statoil has reduced its exploration ambitions for 2017 and will drill around 30 wells.


 
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