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  • ExxonMobil Resumes Guyana Drilling

    Two of Exxon's four drillships went back to work, according to data published Friday by Baker Hughes Co.
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  • Baker Hughes Shows Mixed Rig Counts

    The number of rotary rigs operating in the U.S. decreased over the past week but increased in Canada, Baker Hughes Co. reported Friday.
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  • Weatherford Secures Four-year Eni Contract

    Weatherford International has signed an exclusive four-year contract with Eni for downhole casing isolation valves.
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  • Equinor Makes North Sea Discovery

    Equinor has discovered gas and condensate in the Norwegian section of the North Sea.
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  • Equinor Contracts Odfjell Rig for Up to 17 Wells

    Odfjell's Deepsea Atlantic semi-sub, above, will return to Johan Sverdrup. Photo by Marit Hommedal. PHOTO SOURCE: Equinor ASA
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  • Who is the Most Admired Upstream Explorer?

    The answer to that question is French oil and gas major Total, according to Wood Mackenzie.
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  • Neptune Makes North Sea Discovery

    Neptune Energy has announced the discovery of hydrocarbons at the Dugong well.
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  • Baker Hughes Rig Count Shows US Decrease

    Baker Hughes Co. reported Thursday that the U.S. rotary rig count decreased by two drilling units this week.
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  • Total Sends Odfjell Rig to South Africa

    Total SA has deployed a rig to South Africa to look for more oil near a massive discovery. PHOTO SOURCE: Odfjell Drilling Ltd.
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  • 1H Discoveries at Lowest Point in 21st Century

    Global discoveries of conventional resource volumes dwindled in the first half of this year.
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  • 180-day Eni Contract Goes to Vantage

    Eni Montenegro BV is contracting the Topaz Driller premium jack-up rig from Vantage Drilling International offshore Montenegro for 180 days.
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  • Maersk Drilling Wins Suriname Contract from Petronas

    The Maersk Developer, above, will be Maersk Drilling’s first rig to operate offshore Suriname. PHOTO SOURCE: Maersk Drilling
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  • Eni Makes New Gas Discovery Offshore Egypt

    Eni has made a new gas discovery in the Mediterranean Sea offshore Egypt.
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  • CNOOC Makes Significant New Discovery

    CNOOC Limited has made a 'significant' discovery in the eastern south China sea.
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  • Deepwater GOM Project Gets Green Light

    LLOG Exploration Offshore has sanctioned its Taggart discovery and finalized development plans for the deepwater Gulf of Mexico field.
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  • Aker BP and Pandion Submit Plan for $600MM Hod Project

    The original Hod platform, pictured above, will be removed in conjunction with the project. PHOTO SOURCE: Aker BP
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  • Fugro Achieves Mid-East Geophysical Milestone

    Controlled from the company's operations center in Abu Dhabi, the entire process was completed remotely.
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