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Wood Wins Mega Project Services Deal
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Wood secures multi-million dollar contract extension from ADNOC Offshore.

Less Appetite for Exploration Drilling
Monday, November 12, 2018 There's less appetite for exploration drilling, according to Rystad Energy.

Major Tanker Port Restarts After Vessel Collision
Friday, November 09, 2018 The Sture terminal and the Kollsnes plant resumed operations Thursday afternoon.

Croatia Launches Second Onshore License Round
Wednesday, November 07, 2018 Croatia launches its second onshore licensing round.

Permian Best Place to be in Shale Oil Business
Wednesday, November 07, 2018 The Permian Basin continues to be the best place to be in the shale oil business, according to Timothy L. Dove, president and CEO of Pioneer Natural Resources.

First Shale Gas from UK PNR Site
Monday, November 05, 2018 Cuadrilla begins to see natural gas flow to the surface from its shale exploration well at the UK Preston New Road site.

BP Completes $10.5B BHP Deal
Thursday, November 01, 2018 BP completes its $10.5 billion acquisition of BHP's U.S. unconventional assets.

A Better Approach to Conventional Oil Exploration
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 The history of oil exploration is one of trying to overcome the odds.

European Majors Team Up to Explore Algeria Offshore
Monday, October 29, 2018 Eni, Total and Sonatrach sign 2 agreements which include an exclusive partnership for offshore exploration in Algeria.

Upstream Players Must Boost Spending
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 Global oil and gas development spend needs to increase by around 20%.

Onshore UK Portland Field Dubbed Commercially Viable
Friday, October 19, 2018 Horse Hill Developments, a UKOG subsidiary, considers the Portland oil field to be commercially viable, UKOG has revealed.

Cuadrilla Starts UK Fracking
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Cuadrilla starts hydraulic fracturing operations at its UK Preston New Road shale gas exploration site.

Saipem Seals Services Deals Worth $400MM
Monday, October 15, 2018 Saipem signs new offshore engineering and construction contracts in Azerbaijan, the North Sea and the Republic of Congo worth a total of approximately $400 million.

How to Negotiate a Pay Rise as an Experienced Oil Pro
Friday, October 12, 2018 Rigzone talks to several experts to find out how experienced oil and gas professionals can negotiate a pay rise.

Wood Creates 1K New Jobs in Last Year
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Wood's Asset Solutions Americas business created approximately 1,000 new jobs in the last year as a result of securing new midstream sector contracts across the US worth $250 million.

Analysts Bearish on UK Shale Prospects
Monday, October 08, 2018 Analysts at Fitch Solutions Macro Research remain 'widely bearish' on the prospects of UK shale gas.

Cuadrilla to Start Fracking in Lancashire
Friday, October 05, 2018 Cuadrilla expects to start hydraulically fracturing the shale rock around the first of its two horizontal shale gas exploration wells at its UK Preston New Road site in the next week.

Australia Upstream to See Greater Tech Integration
Wednesday, October 03, 2018 Australia's upstream sector will see greater integration of technology over the coming years, according to a new report from Fitch Solutions Macro Research.

$1B of Investments Expected from Ecuador's Latest Licensing Round
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Ecuador hopes its latest licensing round, which includes eight onshore blocks, will be the start of something big.

Frac Sand Market Faces Supply Chain Disruption
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 The US frac sand market could approach $6 billion by 2023. SOURCE: Black Mountain Sand

Cuadrilla Granted Fracking Consent for Second Horizontal Shale Gas Well
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 Cuadrilla receives hydraulic fracturing consent for its second horizontal shale exploration well at its Preston New Road site in Lancashire, UK.

New Report Predicts When Gas Will Become Dominant Energy Source
Monday, September 10, 2018 New report from DNV GL outlines when gas will overtake oil demand to become the dominant energy source.

Halliburton Envisions Robo-Fracking
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 The world's biggest provider of the technique that unlocks oil and natural gas from shale rock has a vision of push-button fracking that's still years in the making.

UKOOG Welcomes Decision to Grant Ineos Bramleymoor Lane Planning Permission
Friday, August 17, 2018 Industry body UK Onshore Oil and Gas (UKOOG) welcomes the decision to grant Ineos planning permission for an exploration site at Bramleymoor Lane in Derbyshire.

Global Oilfield Service Sector to Hit Pre-Downturn Market Levels by 2024
Friday, August 17, 2018 Rystad Energy expects the global oilfield service sector to be back at pre-downturn market levels by 2024.

Union, Total to Hold Discussions Thursday
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 UK union Unite will hold discussions with Total on August 16 to try and reach a resolution to a dispute which has seen Unite carry out strikes on the Alwyn, Dunbar and Elgin rigs in the North Sea.

Eni Plans More Offshore, Onshore Egypt Drilling
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Eni has further strengthened its position in Egypt.

DNV GL Appoints Market Sector Leader for UK Onshore Gas Industry
Monday, August 13, 2018 DNV GL, a technical advisor to the global oil and gas industry, appoints Tim Roff as market sector leader for the UK onshore gas industry.

Plains to Bring Permian Projects Online Early Amid Pipeline Bottlenecks
Wednesday, August 08, 2018 Plains All American Pipeline LP said two West Texas crude pipeline projects would begin partial operations slightly ahead of their original schedules.

Canada's Top Heavy Oil Producer Eyes Lighter Crude
Friday, August 03, 2018 Canadian heavy oil is the weakest in almost five years.

Noble Energy Gives In to Permian and Transport Challenges, Shares Fall
Friday, August 03, 2018 Noble Energy Inc said on Friday it would shift some investments outside of the Permian Basin and cut back on planned well completions.

Largest Unconventional Shale Producer in Permian to Drill Several Projects
Thursday, August 02, 2018 Concho Resources reveals that, in the second half of this year, it plans to begin drilling 'several development projects' on the acreage it acquired from RSP Permian Inc.

Australia's Ichthys LNG Project Comes Online
Monday, July 30, 2018 Inpex Corporation announces Monday that its operated Ichthys LNG project has commenced the production of gas from its wells.

BHP Agrees to Sell US Onshore Assets for $10.8B
Friday, July 27, 2018 BHP has entered into agreements for the sale of its entire interests in the Eagle Ford, Haynesville, Permian and Fayetteville onshore US oil and gas assets for a combined base consideration of $10.8 billion.

Saudi Aramco Taps Saipem for Pipeline System Contract
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 Saipem has won onshore contracts in Asia, Europe, North America and Africa totaling approximately $800 million.

SDX Hits Gas Onshore Egypt
Monday, July 23, 2018 SDX Energy says a gas discovery has been made at its onshore SD-3X well in Egypt's South Disouq Concession.

Largest Unconventional Shale Producer in Permian Basin Created
Friday, July 20, 2018 Concho Resources Inc completes its acquisition of RSP Permian Inc, creating the largest unconventional shale producer in the Permian Basin.

BGP Secures $1.6B ADNOC Seismic Survey Work
Thursday, July 19, 2018 ADNOC awards contracts worth $1.6 billion to a China National Petroleum Company (CNPC) affiliate for 'the world's largest continuous 3D onshore and offshore seismic survey'.

Diversified Independents Trading at Premium to Pure Play Tight Oil Players
Thursday, July 19, 2018 For the first time, a group of diversified independents tracked by Wood Mackenzie is trading at a premium to a group of pure-play US tight oil players monitored by the company.

OPEC Seeking Legal Strategy as U.S. Continues to Push Anti-Cartel Bill
Thursday, July 19, 2018 OPEC is consulting with lawyers to prepare a strategy to defend against proposed U.S. legislation that could open the cartel up to antitrust lawsuits, according to people familiar with the matter.

Argentina to Include New Companies in Vaca Muerta Labor Deal
Friday, July 13, 2018 The Vaca Muerta play in Patagonia is one of the world's largest reserves of unconventional hydrocarbons.

Weatherford to Sell Drilling Rigs Business in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Algeria
Thursday, July 12, 2018 A subsidiary of Weatherford signs a definitive agreement with ADES International Holding for the sale of Weatherford's land drilling rig operations in Algeria, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.

Libyan NOC Requests Sanctions Over Push to Sell Oil from East
Friday, July 06, 2018 NOC Chairman Mustafa Sanalla described a "surge" in attempts by eastern factions to market oil ahead of them taking control last month of key fields and export terminals.

Baker Hughes: US Oil Drillers Cut Rigs For Second Week In A Row
Friday, June 29, 2018 US energy companies this week cut oil rigs for a second straight week.

Saudi Aramco Signs Deal To Make Onshore Oil Rigs, Equipment
Thursday, June 28, 2018 audi Aramco signed a deal with National Oilwell Varco Inc. (NOV) to form a joint venture.

Kinder Morgan, EagleClaw and Apache Team Up for $2B Permian Pipeline
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 The pipeline project should address some of the bottleneck concerns around Permian Basin production.

Unite Members at Total E&P Shetland Gas Plant Vote for Industrial Action
Monday, June 25, 2018 Unite union members at Total E&P Shetland Gas Plant vote for industrial action, the UK union reveals.

Hess: Focus On Returns Now Will Hurt Long-Term US Shale Oil Investment
Thursday, June 21, 2018 Investor pressure on oil producers to focus more attention on shareholder returns and less on output will drive down vital industry investment in the long term, a leading US shale executive says.

Morocco, Nigeria Agree on Next Steps for Offshore/Onshore Gas Pipeline
Monday, June 11, 2018 Morocco and Nigeria signed a joint declaration in Rabat laying out the next steps for the completion of a gas pipeline deal that will be built onshore and offshore, Moroccan state news agency MAP said.

The Permian Blowout Is Apparently Never-Ending: Liam Denning
Monday, June 11, 2018 Energy dominance carries its own backlash, it turns out.