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Explorers Crank Rig Count Higher as US Crude Supplies Dwindle
Friday, April 20, 2018 Oil explorers deployed more U.S. rigs this week as increasingly tight crude supplies pushed prices to their highest since 2014.

Trump Administration Begins Review Process for Drilling in Alaska Refuge
Thursday, April 19, 2018 Alaskan lawmakers have been fighting for decades to open the refuge.

Drillers Hike Up Rig Activity Again as Crude Production Soars
Friday, April 06, 2018 Shale explorers boosted drilling activity in the US oil patch to the highest in three years.

Drillers Snap Up Federal Leases Near Utah's Wilderness Monuments
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 The US Bureau of Land Management auctions off more than 51,000 acres in southeastern Utah for oil and gas development.

US States Slow Trump Offshore Oil Drilling Expansion Plan
Monday, March 12, 2018 The Trump administration's plan to broadly expand drilling in US offshore waters is moving slowly.

Exec: Statoil Has Room To Grow More In North Dakota's Bakken
Tuesday, March 06, 2018 Statoil has plenty of growth opportunities left in North Dakota's Bakken shale formation, an executive says.

Oil Explorers Lift Rig Count to 800 First Time Since 2015
Friday, March 02, 2018 US oil explorers raised the rig count to 800 for the first time in almost three years.

Permian's Mammoth Cubes Herald Supersized Future for Shale
Thursday, February 22, 2018 In the scrublands of West Texas there's an oil-drilling operation like few that have come before.

US Sets Largest Offshore Oil, Gas Lease Auction For March
Friday, February 16, 2018 The Trump administration says it will offer the largest oil and gas offshore auction in US history on March 21.

Promised Land for Gas Drillers Turns Into Glutted Beach
Tuesday, February 06, 2018 Natural gas producers who last week were basking in the strongest price environment in almost a quarter century are getting crushed.

Exploration to Increase in 2018 but Investment Constraints Remain
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 Exploration activity will increase in 2018, but market uncertainty and the need to manage debt levels will remain key constraints to investment.


Global Exploration Sector May Soon Return to Profit
Thursday, January 04, 2018 There are early signs that the global exploration sector may soon return to profit.

BSEE: Italy's Eni Begins Drilling Oil Well In Alaska's Beaufort Sea
Wednesday, December 27, 2017 Eni this week began drilling a new well in US waters off the north coast of Alaska, becoming the first company to do so since 2015, federal regulators say.

Drillers Flock to Rockies as Sleepiest Shale Corner Awakens
Thursday, December 14, 2017 It's not exactly the Pike's Peak gold rush of 160 years but with crude prices on the rise, explorers are returning to the oil-rich rock of Colorado.

Oasis Petroleum Adds More Acreage In Delaware Basin For $946MM
Monday, December 11, 2017 Oasis Petroleum says it would buy more acreage in the Delaware Basin.

While Senate Pushes ANWR Drilling, Industry Looks Elsewhere
Tuesday, December 05, 2017 Even as the US Senate moves to allow oil drilling in Alaska's ANWR, the real action is 150 miles (241 km) west.

Central Park's Got Nothing on Exxon's Super-Long Shale Oil Wells
Monday, November 13, 2017 ExxonMobil is drilling shale wells that stretch farther than the length of New York's Central Park.

US Oil Drillers Cut Rigs for 4th Week in Five -Baker Hughes
Friday, October 06, 2017 The oil rig count fell by two to 748 in the week to Oct. 6, General Electric Co's Baker Hughes energy services firm 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.

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.

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.

The Shale Revolution and the Great Crew Change
Monday, August 07, 2017 There are not many Explorationists left.

Trump Administration Approves Eni Plan To Drill Offshore Alaska
Thursday, July 13, 2017 Eni US will become the first energy company allowed to explore for oil in federal waters off Alaska since 2015.

US Drillers Add Oil Rigs, Pace Remains Slow -Baker Hughes
Friday, July 07, 2017 The pace of additions has slowed in recent months.

US Oil Drillers Cut Rigs for First Week Since January - Baker Hughes
Friday, June 30, 2017 Analysts, however, noted the weekly decline in the rig count was likely just a brief pause in a drilling recovery.

US Drillers Add Oil Rigs for Record 23rd Week in a Row -Baker Hughes
Friday, June 23, 2017 U.S. energy firms added 11 oil rigs in the week of June 23, Baker Hughes said Friday.

Blast Backlash Hangs Over Drillers as 'Fractivists' Seek Limits
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Two months after a Colorado home exploded near an Anadarko well, the reverberations are still rattling the oil industry, driving down driller shares and raising fears of a regulatory backlash.

Shale Drillers Are Outspending the World With $84 Billion Spree
Tuesday, May 09, 2017 North American drillers plan to lift their 2017 outlays by 32% to $84 billion, compared with just 3% for international projects, according to Barclays.

EOG's Appliance of Science Creates a Challenge for OPEC: Gadfly
Tuesday, May 09, 2017 Unlike geology, technology has a way of migrating quite quickly.