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Houston American to Drill Second San Andres Well
Thursday, February 20, 2020 The well's planned total depth is about 5,500 feet with a 5,000-foot horizontal leg.

Top 30 High Impact Wells in 2020
Friday, February 07, 2020 Rystad Energy has identified what it considers the top 30 high impact wells that will be drilled this year.

CGG and Fairfield Partner in the Permian
Friday, February 07, 2020 CGG and Fairfield Geotechnologies will jointly conduct a new multi-client seismic program in the Central Basin Platform of the Permian Basin in West Texas.

Hess Announces $3 Billion 2020 E&P Budget
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 More than 80 percent of the funds will be focused on projects in Guyana and the Bakken.

Global Exploration Poised for Upswing
Monday, January 20, 2020 Global exploration is poised for an upswing as operators flock to licensing rounds, according to Rystad Energy.

Offshore Contractors Primed For a Busy 2020
Wednesday, January 08, 2020 Some industry insiders have doubts about whether there is sufficient contractor capacity to deal with the expected volume of business.

Offshore Drilling Poised for an Upswing in 2020?
Friday, December 27, 2019 Increasing interest in offshore drilling owes much to the industry's success in reducing costs by between 30-40 percent and increasing productivity.

FPSO Prospects Look Promising for 2020
Thursday, December 26, 2019 The global market for Floating Production, Storage and Offloading vessels is headed for a major recovery.

Is the US Shale Boom Really About to End?
Thursday, December 26, 2019 While there is distress for some companies, the situation offers an opportunity for others.

Oilfield Services Looking Beyond Oil and Gas
Monday, December 23, 2019 As the majors have diversified into power and renewable energy storage, oilfield service contractors have followed suit.

Seadrill-Operated Rig Claims Low Emission Milestone
Monday, November 25, 2019 Pictured is North Drilling's Seadrill-operated West Mira semisub. PHOTO SOURCE: Wintershall Dea

California Bans High-Pressure Steam Oil Wells
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 California intensified its battle against fossil fuels by halting new permits for a key production technique following leaks at a Chevron Corp. facility in an area that has pumped crude for more than a century.

Which Region Saw the Most Discoveries in 3Q?
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 South America and Europe saw the most oil and gas discoveries in the third quarter, according to GlobalData's new global oil and gas discoveries report.

Conventional Discovery Shortfall Demands Well Diversity
Monday, October 21, 2019 "Conventional wells not being drilled now won't be producing later on."

OPITO Unveils Roustabout Assessment Tool
Friday, October 18, 2019 Pictured are offshore workers performing roustabout duties. PHOTO SOURCE: OPITO

Colorado Cracks Down on Oil, Gas Drilling Near Homes
Friday, October 18, 2019 Companies planning to drill wells within 2,000 feet of a home should now expect additional scrutiny from Colorado's energy regulator.

US Opens Up California Land for Oil, Gas Leasing
Monday, October 07, 2019 The U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management has opened up 722,000 acres of federal land in California's central coast for oil and gas leasing and development.

Frac Spread Drop Could End Soon
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 The situation could plateau before getting even worse, says frac spread watcher.

Transocean Drops Interests in 2 Drillships
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 Transocean Ltd revealed Monday that two of its indirect, wholly-owned subsidiaries will relinquish their respective interests in two drillships under construction.

Dems Seek to Block Oil Drilling Along US Coasts
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 The U.S. House of Representatives is set to vote Wednesday on two proposals for limiting drilling in U.S. coastal waters.

Alaska Well Sets Onshore Record
Friday, August 30, 2019 An undisclosed supermajor reportedly has set an onshore North American drilling record for longest extended-reach well.

The Most Active International NOC HI Explorers
Friday, August 30, 2019 Equinor is the NOC that has posted the most international gross high impact (HI) exploration well completions since 2008.

High-Impact Discoveries Already Greater than 2018
Thursday, August 15, 2019 Sixteen discoveries estimated to be larger than 100 million barrels of oil equivalent were made in the first half of the year.

Permian Fracking Continues to Break Records
Wednesday, August 07, 2019 Hydraulic fracturing in the Permian broke old records in June, according to energy research firm Rystad Energy, who estimates there were as many as 18 wells fracked per day in June.

Oil, Gas Discoveries in 2019 See 35 Percent Increase
Thursday, July 11, 2019 In the first half of 2019 alone, the world has uncovered 6.7 billion barrels of oil equivalent with deepwater leading the way, according to energy research firm Rystad Energy.

Colombia Leads Discovery Charge in 2Q
Thursday, July 11, 2019 Colombia saw the most oil and gas discoveries in the second quarter, according to new report from GlobalData.

Industry Names Most Admired Explorer
Wednesday, July 03, 2019 ExxonMobil has been named the upstream industry's most admired explorer at Wood Mackenzie's 2019 exploration awards ceremony.

Disposal Firm Adds Permian Injection Capacity
Friday, June 28, 2019 Milestone Environmental Services reported that it has acquired leases and injection permits in Howard County, Texas.

New Total Supercomputer to Help Exploration
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 Total has brought its new Pangea III supercomputer online.

Austin Chalk Seismic Survey Planned
Thursday, June 06, 2019 A large-scale, multi-client Austin Chalk seismic survey is set to begin this September.

E&P Companies' Costs Hit 10-Year Low in 2018
Monday, June 03, 2019 The world's total exploration and development (E&D) costs in 2018 was the lowest since 2009, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Exploration Gets Its Mojo Back
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 The exploration sector has got its mojo back, according to energy research and consultancy company Wood Mackenzie.

Most US Offshore Resources Not Up for Grabs
Wednesday, May 08, 2019 94 percent of U.S. offshore resources are not available for investment.

Majors Driving Rise in Global Discoveries
Tuesday, May 07, 2019 If the rest of 2019 continues at a similar pace, this year will be on track to exceed last year's discovered resources by 30 percent.

Trump Admin Expected to Ease Post-Macondo Drilling Rules
Wednesday, May 01, 2019 The Trump administration is poised to relax offshore drilling requirements imposed in response to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster.

Permian Drilling Record Reported
Thursday, April 18, 2019 A unit of Surge Energy US Holdings Co. has reportedly drilled a record-setting lateral in the Permian Basin.

2019 Oil and Gas Exploration Off to Flying Start
Monday, April 08, 2019 Oil and gas exploration is off to a flying start in 2019, according to Rystad Energy.

Marathon Oil Opts for Overlooked Acreage Outside of Permian
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 The explorer is opting to snap up cheap acreage in overlooked areas like the Louisiana Austin Chalk.

Diamond Offshore Raising Drillship Dayrates
Thursday, February 28, 2019 The drilling contractor's CEO said the increase involves long-term leases beginning in 2020.

US Rig Count Declines by Four
Friday, February 22, 2019 The U.S. dropped a total of four oil rigs this week while the gas rig count remained flat.