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Baker Hughes Counts 11 More Oil Rigs
Saturday, May 15, 2021Baker Hughes reported the total number of oil rigs operating in the United States and Canada increased by 11 this week.

Shell Makes Deepwater Discovery and More
Saturday, May 15, 2021Here are some of Rigzone's top upstream stories during the last week, just in case you missed them...

Israel, Palestine Tension Heightens Energy Risk
Friday, May 14, 2021Israel and Palestine's escalating tension has left offshore infrastructure at heightened risk, Dryad Global outlines.

Geothermal Energy Is a Different Kind of Renewable Resource
Thursday, May 13, 2021Geothermal firm exec offers his perspective on collaboration between the geothermal and oil and gas sectors.

Total Extends Suriname Drilling Contract
Thursday, May 13, 2021Total has added an appraisal well to the Maersk Developer's work scope. PHOTO SOURCE: Maersk Drilling

McDermott Nets Gulf of Mexico BHP FEED Deal
Wednesday, May 12, 2021McDermott has been selected by BHP to provide the FEED of a semi-submersible floating production unit for the Trion Project in the Gulf of Mexico.

Shell Makes Significant Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Find
Wednesday, May 12, 2021Shell Offshore Inc, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE: RDS.A), has announced a 'significant' deepwater discovery.

Schlumberger and NOV Want Faster Automated Drilling Adoption
Wednesday, May 12, 2021The companies are teaming up in digital drilling automation for wellbore construction. IMAGE SOURCE: Schlumberger

Dolphin Drilling Wins Norwegian Shelf Work
Wednesday, May 12, 2021Wellesley Petroleum has awarded Dolphin Drilling a letter of intent to drill an HPHT exploration well. PHOTO SOURCE: Dolphin Drilling

Wolford Joins Diamond Offshore
Tuesday, May 11, 2021Diamond Offshore Drilling has named a new president and CEO, and its board has elected a new chairman.

Shelf Drilling Sees Encouraging Signs
Tuesday, May 11, 2021Shelf Drilling is seeing encouraging signs of an improving jack-up market with the recent recovery and stabilization of the oil price, the company's chief executive officer, David Mullen, has revealed.

OGA Warns UK Could Face Higher Decom Costs
Tuesday, May 11, 2021The OGA has published its new decommissioning strategy, which stresses that the market could face higher decommissioning costs if action is not taken to improve commercial practices.

Odfjell to Drill Another Well for Equinor
Tuesday, May 11, 2021Equinor has exercised an additional well under its Deepsea Atlantic contract.

Baker Hughes USA and Canada Rig Counts Increase
Saturday, May 08, 2021Baker Hughes reported increases in the number of rotary drilling rigs operating in the United States and Canada.

Rig Sinks and More
Saturday, May 08, 2021Here are some of Rigzone's top upstream stories during the last week, just in case you missed them...

Applications Open for North Sea Greenhand Program
Friday, May 07, 2021Recruitment company Atlas Professionals is now accepting applications for its Greenhand Program.

Velesto Provides Update on Sunken Rig
Friday, May 07, 2021Velesto Energy Berhad has provided an update on the Velesto Naga 7 rig, which was revealed to have submerged on May 4.

Seadrill Wins Contract to Support Pioneering GOM Project
Thursday, May 06, 2021Talos Energy has contracted a Seadrill drillship for the Tornado Attic well in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

Shelf Drilling Bags New Deals
Thursday, May 06, 2021Shelf Drilling, Ltd. (OSE: SHLF) announced Thursday that it has secured a ten-year contract extension for the High Island IX jack-up rig in direct continuation of its current contract in the Arabian Gulf.

Noble Corporation Optimistic on Market Outlook
Thursday, May 06, 2021Noble Corporation is optimistic about the market outlook, according to Robert W. Eifler, the president and chief executive officer of the company.

Canadian Firm Spuds Onshore Namibia Well
Thursday, May 06, 2021ReconAfrica has begun drilling its second well in the Kavango Basin in northeastern Namibia.

Haynesville Shale Operator Awards Gas Frac Fleet Contract
Wednesday, May 05, 2021The 100% natural gas-fueled frac fleet deployment is slated to begin in early 2022.

Transocean Encouraged by Rising Customer Enquiries
Wednesday, May 05, 2021Transocean's (NYSE: RIG) president and chief executive officer, Jeremy Thigpen, has announced that the company is encouraged by an increasing number of customer inquiries.

ADNOC Streamlines Oilfield Procurement Process
Wednesday, May 05, 2021ADNOC has launched a program standardizing procurement terms and conditions across its value chain. PHOTO SOURCE: ADNOC

Offshore Drilling Contractor Completes Reorganization
Tuesday, May 04, 2021Valaris Limited has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Rig Sinks After Incident Offshore Sarawak
Tuesday, May 04, 2021The board of directors of Velesto Energy Berhad has revealed that an incident involving its Naga 7 rig has occurred offshore Sarawak.

SLB-Backed Arabian Drilling Planning Saudi IPO
Tuesday, May 04, 2021Arabian Drilling Co is preparing an initial public offering that could give it a valuation of around $2 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.

Bristow Bags Aker BP Deal
Sunday, May 02, 2021Bristow Group has secured a three year contract extension with Aker BP to support air transportation crew change services for Aker BP's operations in the Norwegian continental shelf.

Baker Hughes Posts Gain in USA Drilling Rigs
Saturday, May 01, 2021The active USA rotary rig fleet increased by two this week.

USA Set for Gas Boom and More
Saturday, May 01, 2021Here are some of Rigzone's top upstream stories during the last week, just in case you missed them...

Offshore China Well Contract Goes to AGR
Friday, April 30, 2021AGR will assist with well planning and engineering.

Houston Energy Event Organizers Make History
Thursday, April 29, 2021The hybrid in-person/virtual events will take place in Houston August 16.

Valaris Looks Forward to Soon Emerging from Chapter 11
Thursday, April 29, 2021Valaris' Chief Executive Officer and President, Tom Burke, outlined in the company's first quarter results statement that the business looks forward to 'soon emerging' from Chapter 11.

Exxon Strikes More Oil Offshore Guyana
Wednesday, April 28, 2021ExxonMobil reported another oil discovery in the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana.

$380MM Brazil Drilling Contract Goes to Seadrill
Tuesday, April 27, 2021The contract for West Saturn hinges on the Bacalhau partners' final investment decision. PHOTO SOURCE: Seadrill

CEO Retires as Drilling Contractor Exits Chapter 11
Monday, April 26, 2021Diamond Offshore reported Monday that it has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy after completing a financial reorganization.

Offshore Africa Contract Goes to Zenith
Monday, April 26, 2021The Ocean BlackRhino is one of two Diamond Offshore drillships bound for Sangomar later this year. PHOTO SOURCE: Zenith Energy

Shelf Drilling Wins Offshore India Contract
Monday, April 26, 2021ONGC has awarded Shelf Drilling a contract for the J.T. Angel jack-up rig.

Maersk Decom Launches Free Decom Cost Calculator
Sunday, April 25, 2021Maersk Decom has launched a free cost calculating tool for benchmarking decommissioning projects in the North Sea.

Baker Hughes Rig Counts Down for USA and Canada
Saturday, April 24, 2021The total USA rotary rig count fell by one this week.

New Use for Orphaned Oil Wells and More
Saturday, April 24, 2021Here are some of Rigzone's top upstream stories during the last week, just in case you missed them...

California Gov Orders Fracing Permit Ban
Friday, April 23, 2021Gov. Gavin Newsom's order Friday follows multiple failed legislative attempts to prohibit hydraulic fracturing in the state.

Maersk Drilling Extends Reach to Guyana
Friday, April 23, 2021CGX Resources has contracted the Maersk Discoverer for an exploration well. PHOTO SOURCE: Maersk Drilling

Aker BP Awards Contract for Offshore Norway Well
Thursday, April 22, 2021The contract for the Maersk Integrator is set to commence in December of this year. PHOTO SOURCE: Maersk Drilling

Equinor Strikes Oil in Norwegian Sea
Wednesday, April 21, 2021Equinor (NYSE: EQNR) has revealed that it and its partners, Total E&P Norge AS and Var Energi AS, have struck oil and gas in a new segment belonging to the Tyrihans field in the Norwegian Sea.

Awilco Signs Rig Contract for North Sea Well
Tuesday, April 20, 2021The semisub will drill a single exploration well.

Rig and Frac Spread Counts Near Benchmarks
Monday, April 19, 2021Check out this preview of what to watch this week in the oil market.

Offshore Gabon Contract Goes to Maersk Drilling
Monday, April 19, 2021PCGUSA has awarded Maersk Drilling an ultra-deepwater exploration contract in Gabon. PHOTO SOURCE: Maersk Drilling

Baker Hughes Counts More USA Oil Rigs
Saturday, April 17, 2021Baker Hughes reported the total number of rotary drilling rigs operating in the United States grew by seven this week.

BP Strikes Oil and More
Saturday, April 17, 2021Here are some of Rigzone's top upstream stories during the last week, just in case you missed them...