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  • Baker Hughes US Rig Tally Hits 373

    Baker Hughes reported the total number of rotary drilling rigs operating in the United States increased by 13 week.
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  • Dana Terminates Maersk Drilling Deal

    Maersk Drilling announced Friday that it has received notice of early termination of a one-well contract with Dana Petroleum Denmark B.V.
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  • Total Makes Significant Oil Find

    Total (NYSE: TOT) has announced that it and Apache Corporation (Nasdaq: APA) have made a 'significant' new oil and gas discovery at the Keskesi East-1 well in Block 58 off the coast of Suriname.
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  • Spirit Energy Contracts Rig for UKCS Infill Well

    The Maersk Resolve, above, will drill a development well at Grove North East in the UK North Sea. PHOTO SOURCE: Maersk Drilling
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  • Halliburton Claims Electric Frac First

    This photo shows an electric frac job underway at a Cimarex Energy well pad in the Permian Basin of West Texas. PHOTO SOURCE: Halliburton
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  • Stena Drilling Fleet to Deploy Analytics and Reporting Tech

    The deal follows six-month trials on the Stena Spey, above, and Stena Carron. PHOTO SOURCE: IDS
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  • CGG Completes NPD Study

    CGG's Satellite Mapping group recently completed a high-resolution hydrocarbon seeps study commissioned by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate.
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  • Key Wells to Watch in 2021

    Westwood Global Energy Group has highlighted 20 key wells to watch this year in a new insight piece posted on the company's website.
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  • Neptune Extends Drilling Rig Contract

    Neptune Energy Norge has extended its contract for the Deepsea Yantai semi-submersible rig.
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  • Baker Hughes Reveals 67 Additional Rigs

    The number of rotary drilling rigs operating in the US and Canada rose by 67 this week, Baker Hughes reported Friday.
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  • Arctic Lease Sale Takes In $14.4MM

    Majors steered clear of the sale.
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  • BLM Finalizes Alaska Activity Plan

    The Bureau of Land Management announced earlier this week that it has finalized a new Integrated Activity Plan for the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska.
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  • Total Enters Operated Exploration Permit in Egypt

    An international consortium led by Total (NYSE: TOT) and EGAS have signed an exploration and production agreement for the North Ras Kanayis Offshore block in the Herodotus basin offshore Egypt.
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  • Oil Rig Tally for US Ends Year at Lowest Level Since 2005

    Although the US rig count has recovered since August, it remains far below where it began 2020.
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  • Baker Hughes Posts Gain in US Rig Count

    The number of rotary drilling rigs operating in the US increased this week, according to Baker Hughes.
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  • Ironbark Well Disappoints

    Beach Energy Limited (ASX: BPT) has announced that no significant hydrocarbon shows have been encountered in the target sandstones of the Ironbark 1 exploration well.
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  • Awilco Drilling Reports Rig Contract Termination

    Awilco Drilling stated Monday that it has terminated its vessel construction contract with KFELS for the Nordic Spring.
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  • Eni Finds Oil in Egypt Desert

    Eni (NYSE: E) has announced a new oil discovery in the Meleiha Concession in the Western Desert of Egypt.
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