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US Oil Drillers Cut Rigs

Dec 14, 2018

U.S. energy firms cut oil rigs for a second week in a row this week, prolonging a move by drillers over the past month to reduce the number of active rigs after crude prices collapsed in October and November.Drillers cut four oil rigs in the week to Dec…

ADES International Renews Offshore Rig Contract

Dec 14, 2018

The oil and gas drilling and production services company ADES International said that it has renewed an existing contract for the offshore rig known as Admarine 657, which is currently operating in Saudi Arabia.The renewal for Admarine 657 would…

Parker Drilling Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Dec 12, 2018

Parker Drilling files for pre-arranged Chapter 11 reorganizationOilfield services provider Parker Drilling Co said it filed for bankruptcy protection on Wednesday under an agreement with a group of debtors that will allow it to quickly restructure…

DeltaTek Appoints Johnstone

Dec 11, 2018

Well construction specialist, DeltaTek Global, has announced the  appointment of Chris Johnstone as Operations Supervisor.Johnstone will focus on managing well site operations offshore and helping to design and develop new technologies, and…

Eni Makes New Oil Find Offshore Angola

Dec 10, 2018

Italy's Eni said it ha struck a new oil discovery in the Afoxé exploration prospect located in Block 15/06, offshore Angola.The discovery, estimated to contain between 170 and 200 million barrels of light oil in place, was made in the Afoxé-1 NFW well located in the southeast area of Block 15/06…

Hess, Conoco Raise 2019 Production Outlook

Dec 10, 2018

Oil and gas producer Hess Corp and Conocophillips both expect production for 2019 to be higher than this year even as they spend roughly the same amount of money on exploration, the companies said on Monday.Investors have been urging U.S. oil…

Malaysia Agrees to Extend Oil Output Cut

Dec 10, 2018

Malaysia will extend its oil production cuts by another six months after the agreement between OPEC and other oil producers to reduce global supply ends this year.OPEC and non-OPEC producers agreed at a meeting in Vienna on Friday to a new level of production cuts from January to June 2019…

Sound Energy Starts Drilling Well in Eastern Morocco

Dec 09, 2018

Moroccan focused upstream gas company Sound Energy confirmed that the drilling at TE-10, the second well of a planned three exploration well campaign in Eastern Morocco, has commenced.The TE-10 well will test the North East Lakbir prospect in…

Chevron Will Boost Capital Spending in 2019

Dec 07, 2018

Chevron Corp plans to spend $20 billion next year on oil and natural gas projects, the second-largest U.S. oil producer said on Thursday in a statement, its first increase in four years.Its 2019 capital spending budget is at the high end of…

Precision Drilling Demands Breaks Away Fee for Trinidad Drilling

Nov 28, 2018

The largest driller in Canada Precision Drilling Corp said it is entitled to a $20-million break fee after Ensign Energy Services Inc. announced that it will take control of Trinidad Drilling Ltd. by acquiring a majority of Trinidad’s shares…

Simmons Edeco Wins Tonalli Energía Contract

Nov 28, 2018

The supplier of onshore drilling and workovers, wellhead maintenance services Simmons Edeco  has been awarded a contract by Tonalli Energia SAPI de CV to provide drilling services in Mexico.Tonalli Energía, SAPI de CV, founded in 2015, is a joint venture between Grupo Idesa Group and Petrofrontera…

Ecopetrol Sets 2019 Investment at $3.5 billion

Nov 27, 2018

Colombian state-run oil company Ecopetrol said on Tuesday it will invest between $3.5 billion and $4 billion in 2019, slightly above this year as it bolsters spending on exploration and production projects.The investment is the backbone of an…

Iraq Approves Drilling Deal for West Qurna 2

Nov 27, 2018

Iraq has approved a $165.74 million drilling deal with China's Bohai Drilling Engineering Co. for the West Qurna Two oilfield, two Iraqi oil officials said on Tuesday.Under the 24-month contract, Bohai would drill 28 production oil wells at West Qurna Two…

Canadian Drillers Expect Flat Year

Nov 26, 2018

The Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors (CAODC) said that the Canadian oil and gas industry is simply too dysfunctional to anticipate any kind of quick recovery.As a result, Canadian service companies are exploring any and all options to generate positive cash flows…

Eni Norge Granted Drilling Permit

Nov 22, 2018

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Eni Norge AS a drilling permit for well 7122/7-7 S, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.The well  will be drilled from the West Hercules drilling facility after concluding the drilling of wildcat well for Equinor Energy AS…

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