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  • Signature Exploration to Start Drilling on Koliba Prospect

    Cash Flows From Drilling Expected This SummerHOUSTON, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 06/23/10 -- Signature Exploration and Production Corporation (OTCBB: SXLP), an independent energy company engaged in the exploration, development, exploitation and acquisition of onshore oil and natural gas properties in the U.S., announced today that the operator of the Koliba Prospect Well No. 2, located in Victoria ...


  • Natural Gas Engines Replace Diesel On Drilling Rigs

    HOUSTON, April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- With diesel prices remaining high, Antero Resources and Patterson-UTI Drilling were seeking a viable option to reduce fuel costs, a major expense when ...


  • Shell Exploration & Production Company awards Johnson Matthey a contract for 21 additional advanced SCR systems to control NOx from natural gas drilling rigs

    Based on initial testing, the successful implementation of three Johnson Matthey (JM) Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) Systems in meeting stringent NOx and ammonia slip limits resulted in Shell Exploration & Production Company (Shell) choosing JM’s Stationary Source Emissions Control (SSEC) group to supply an additional 21 SCR Systems (three Systems per drilling rig). Diesel engines used ...

  • Boart Longyear to debut advanced MDR700 mobile drill rig at DrillFest 2015

    Boart Longyear (www.BoartLongyear.com), a leading provider of drilling services, equipment and performance tooling, will debut the new MDR700 and showcase a range of other innovative drilling products at DrillFest 2015 this week. “Now more than ever, companies are increasing their focus on reducing costs and creating ...


    By Boart Longyear Inc.

  • Boart Longyear to debut advanced MDR700 mobile drill rig at DrillFest 2015

    Boart Longyear a leading provider of drilling services, equipment and performance tooling, will debut the new MDR700 and showcase a range of other innovative drilling products at DrillFest 2015 this week. “Now more than ever, companies are increasing their focus on reducing costs and creating efficiencies in order to drive productivity and ...


    By Boart Longyear Inc.

  • Transocean Ltd. Reports Fire on Semisubmersible Drilling Rig Deepwater Horizon

    Transocean Ltd. / Transocean Ltd. Reports Fire on Semisubmersible Drilling Rig Deepwater Horizon processed and transmitted by Hugin AS. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. ZUG, SWITZERLAND--(Marketwire - April 21, ...


    By Thomson Reuters

  • Transocean Ltd. Provides Update on Semisubmersible Drilling Rig Deepwater Horizon

    Transocean Ltd. / Transocean Ltd. Provides Update on Semisubmersible Drilling Rig Deepwater Horizon processed and transmitted by Hugin AS. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. ZUG, SWITZERLAND -- (MARKETWIRE) -- 04/21/10 -- Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) (SWISS: RIGN) provided an update today regarding a fire and explosion onboard its semisubmersible ...


    By Thomson Reuters

  • Signature Exploration Commences Drilling Operations at Koliba Prospect Well No. 2

    HOUSTON, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 06/29/10 -- Signature Exploration and Production Corporation (OTCBB: SXLP), an independent energy company engaged in the exploration, development, exploitation and acquisition of onshore oil and natural gas properties in the U.S., announced today that as of June 25, 2010, drilling operations have begun at Koliba Prospect Well No. 2. located in Victoria County, ...


  • SDRL - Seadrill orders and secures drilling contracts for two new tender rigs

    Seadrill has entered into an agreement for the construction of two tender rigs with the COSCO Nantong Shipyard in China. The two new units, T15 and T16, are scheduled for delivery in the first quarter and third quarter 2013, respectively. Total project price is estimated at US$225 million, which includes project management, drilling and handling tools, spares and capitalized interest. ...


  • New Vermeer directional drill has power of a maxi rig in a self-contained drill

    Vermeer introduced its newest addition to the Navigator family of horizontal directional drills at the 2013 International Construction & Utility Equipment Exposition. The D220x300 Navigator HDD has 242,100 pounds (1076.9 kN) of thrust/pullback and 30,200 foot-pounds (40,945.8 Nm) of rotational torque. “As energy demands continue to grow — and with increased exploration of ...


    By Vermeer

  • CBM Asia Announces Rig Mobilization for Coalbed Methane Exploration Program in South Sumatra

    VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 08/18/10 -- CBM Asia Development Corp. ("CBM Asia" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: TCF)(US: CBMDF)(FRANKFURT: IY2), announces that Jakarta-based PT Medco CBM Sekayu ("MedcoEnergi"), a wholly owned subsidiary of PT Medco Energi CBM Indonesia, its operating partner on the Sekayu coalbed methane production sharing contract ("PSC"), has confirmed ...


  • Bayfield Mobilizes Second Drill Rig to its Rainy River Gold Project in NW Ontario

    VANCOUVER, BC -- (Marketwire) -- 08/03/10 -- Suite 2230 - 885 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, V6C 3E8, CANADA www.bayfieldventures.com TSX-V Trading Symbol: BYV Telephone: (604) 687-3376 Email: info@bayfieldventures.com Facsimile: ...


  • Shell prepares Arctic offshore exploration plan

    Royal Dutch Shell PLC will submit an Arctic offshore exploration plan for waters off northern Alaska but has not made a final decision on whether to drill in 2014, the company announced Thursday. Chief Financial Officer Henry Simon announced third quarter earnings and answered questions about 2014, according to a transcript of the press ...


    By Associated Press

  • Statoil announces it will exit Alaska offshore exploration

    A second major oil company has abandoned plans to drill in the Arctic Ocean off the northwest coast of Alaska. Statoil announced Tuesday it is giving up 16 of its company-operated leases in the Chukchi Sea. The Norwegian company also is abandoning its stake in 50 Chukchi leases operated by ConocoPhillips. The company on its website said the leases, purchased at a federal lease sale in 2008, no ...


    By Associated Press

  • Global and China Offshore Rig Industry Report, 2011

    Offshore rig can be divided into 8 categories, i.e., drill barge, drillship, inland barge, jack-up, platform rig, semisub, submersible and tender. As of Dec.15, 2011, there had been 48 drill barges, 73 drillships, 74 inland barges, 491 jack-ups, 250 platform rigs, 210 semisubs, 5 submersibles and 40 tenders. Drillship, jack-up and semisub are the most common. As of Dec.15, 2011, there had been 54 ...


  • CGX Announces Rig Contract Offshore Guyana

    TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 06/24/10 -- CGX Energy Inc. (TSX VENTURE: OYL) is pleased to announce that the Atwood Beacon jack-up drilling rig has been contracted to drill a well on its Georgetown License, offshore Guyana. The Atwood Beacon (operated by Atwood Oceanics Pacific Limited) was awarded three separate contracts by an Operator Group for work offshore Suriname and Guyana. The ...


  • UK increases North Sea rig inspections

    Energy Secretary Chris Huhne today said that the UK Government will increase its inspection of drilling rigs and monitoring of offshore compliance and has asked a new oil industry group to report back on its findings on the UK’s ability to prevent and respond to oil spills. A review has been carried out by DECC officials which has found that our existing system is fit for purpose, but in ...

  • Introducing the LS250 MiniSonic, a Versatile Compact Sonic Rig

    Boart Longyear (www.BoartLongyear.com), the world’s leading provider of integrated drilling services and drilling products, is proud to introduce the LS™250 MiniSonic™, a compact rig suitable for a wide variety of environmental, geotechnical, water and mining projects. Capable of drilling to depths of up to 250 feet (78m) when used with 4.75 ...


    By Boart Longyear Inc.

  • Brigham Exploration Announces Acceleration to 12 Operated Williston Basin Rigs, Confirmation of Incremental Downspacing Opportunity, Smart Pad Development, Montana and North Dakota Well Results and Provides an Operational Update

    Brigham Exploration Company (NASDAQ: BEXP) announced that it will begin its acceleration to 12 operated Williston Basin rigs in 2011. Brigham also announced micro-seismic monitoring and production results that appear to support four wells per producing horizon per 1,280 acre spacing unit, or eight total Bakken and Three Forks locations per spacing unit. Brigham announced that the Swindle 16-9 ...


  • Baker Hughes Announces December 2016 Rig Counts

    Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE:BHI) announced today that the international rig count for December 2016 was 929, up 4 from the 925 counted in November 2016, and down 166 from the 1,095 counted in December 2015. The international offshore rig count for December 2016 was 210, down 1 from the 211 counted in November 2016, and down 40 from the 250 counted in December 2015. The average U.S. rig count ...


    By Baker Hughes

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