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  • Texas Swings Back to Upstream Jobs Gain

    The Texas Oil and Gas Association reported this week that the state’s upstream oil and gas sector added 700 jobs in September.
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  • Equinor and BP Strike Oil Offshore Canada

    Equinor and BP Canada have made two oil discoveries offshore Newfoundland, Canada.
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  • Austin Chalk Player to Drill Another Well This Year

    This Sept. 12, 2020, photo shows the Chalk Talk ‘B’ #3H well in Gonzales, Texas. PHOTO SOURCE: Business Wire
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  • Total Announces Significant Discovery

    Total (NYSE: TOT) announced Wednesday that it has made a significant gas and condensate discovery on the Luiperd prospect.
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  • LLOG Unveils Spruance Development Plans

    LLOG reported more success at its Spruance discovery in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.
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  • Baker Hughes Reports Six More US Oil Rigs

    The number of rotary drilling rigs operating in the United States increased by five this past week, reported Baker Hughes.
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  • Argentina Unveils $5.1B Subsidy to Lure Shale Drillers

    Argentina's cash-strapped government says it can find $5.1 billion to give to natural gas drillers in a bid to resuscitate Vaca Muerta.
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  • Total Awards Maersk Contract for Three Angola Wells

    Total E&P Angola has awarded Maersk Drilling a three-well contract for the Maersk Voyager drillship. PHOTO SOURCE: Maersk Drilling
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  • Activist Groups Sue Trump Admin Over Offshore Spill Analysis

    The Trump administration was sued by several environmental groups that claim it has violated the Endangered Species Act.
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  • Stena to Drill Offshore Canada Well for CNOOC

    CNOOC International Petroleum North America ULC has contracted a Stena Drillling drillship for a one-well campaign offshore Atlantic Canada.
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  • Baker Hughes Shows Another 13 US Rigs

    The total number of rotary drilling rigs operating in the United States rose by 13 this week, Baker Hughes reported Friday.
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  • Philippines Lifts South China Sea Moratorium

    The Philippines lifted its moratorium on oil and gas exploration in disputed areas of the South China Sea.
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  • Weatherford Claims Record GOM Sidetrack

    Weatherford this week reported a pioneering ultra-deepwater exit in a heavy wall casing. PHOTO SOURCE: Weatherford International plc
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  • BOEM Offers 78MM Acres in GOM Lease Sale

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has announced that it will offer approximately 78 million acres in a Gulf of Mexico lease sale scheduled for November 18.
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  • GOM Walker Ridge Seismic Program Starts

    CGG CEO Sophie Zurquiyah, above, said two priority discovery areas will be processed on an accelerated schedule. PHOTO SOURCE: CGG
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  • Oil Drilling in Russia Could Fall 20% Next Year

    Russia's producers, which have reduced oil drilling by as much as one-third so far this year, may cut it by a further 20% in 2021, says an oilfield services exec.
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  • Touchstone Announces Significant Gas Discovery

    Touchstone Exploration (TSX, LSE: TXP) has announced a 'significant' natural gas discovery at the Chinook-1 exploration well on the Ortoire exploration block.
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  • Offshore Brazil Contract Goes to Oceaneering

    Oceaneering will provide Petrobras BOP tethering services. IMAGE SOURCE: Oceaneering
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  • Turkey Conducts Seismic Survey Between Greek Islands

    A Turkish survey ship returned to the contested waters of the eastern Mediterranean on Monday.
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  • Gazprom Unveils New Gas Deposit

    Gazprom (MCX: GAZP) has revealed that a new gas deposit has been discovered at the Leningradskoye field of the Yamal gas production center.
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