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Nostra Terra Oil and Gas Secures US$5mln Funding Deal

“We’re excited to be working with such a strong energy lender as Washington Federal that endorses our plans to grow production, cash flow, and the size of the facility.”   Nostra Terra Oil and Gas Company plc (LON:NTOG) shares edged higher on Monday after the company announced that it received approval for a new US$5mln […]

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US Shale Oil Drillers Set to Kick Off the New Year with Big Production Gains

Crude oil production from seven major shale regions is set to grow by 94,000 barrels a day in January, the Energy Information Administration forecast. Total output from those regions is seen topping 6.4 million barrels a day next month. RBC’s Helima Croft: US shale production is going to come back in 2018 America’s shale drillers […]

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Predator Drilling Acquires Assets of J. B. Hunt Gas and Oil Drilling

PREDATOR DRILLING ACQUIRES ASSETS OF J.B. HUNT GAS AND OIL DRILLING Two Great Companies Prove the Sum is Greater Than the Parts Midland, Texas: Predator Drilling LLC, a subsidiary of Predator Drilling Inc. of Red Deer, Alberta, has acquired all assets of J. B. Hunt Gas and Oil Drilling of Midland, Texas in an all […]

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Rosneft Drills World’s Longest Well in Sakhalin

MOSCOW — Rosneft, as a member of Sakhalin-1 Consortium, successfully completed drilling of the world’s longest well from Orlan platform at Chaivo field in the Sea of Okhotsk. The length of the well with horizontal completion is 15,000 m, which currently is a world record. This is a supercomplex well with DDI (Directional drilling index) […]

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Oil Industry Continues to Recover, but Focused on Texas

Exxon Mobil and Chevron said Friday that they plan to bring more drilling rigs to the increasingly crowded Permian Basin, heaping praise on the 75,000 square miles teeming with oil across West Texas and New Mexico, where drillers can pump more crude at lower costs than most places. But the focus on the Permian by […]

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The New CAT® MD6310 Rotary Blasthole Drill

ADVANCED SCALABLE TECHNOLOGY FOR THE NEW CAT® MD6310 ROTARY BLASTHOLE DRILL IMPROVES DRILLING EFFICIENCY AND PRODUCTIVITY Building on the solid legacy of the MD6420C, the new Cat® MD6310 blasthole drill offers substantial technology, efficiency and productivity improvements. A key advantage of the machine, Cat Electronics delivers advanced troubleshooting for efficient drill operation and scalable automation. The […]

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Schlumberger Launches New Fluid Mapping-While-Drilling Service

SpectraSphere service uniquely enables the understanding of reservoir properties while drilling for improved reservoir characterization, well placement and reduction in overall well construction cost HOUSTON, May 3, 2017—Schlumberger today launched the new SpectraSphere* fluid mapping-while-drilling service at the 2017 Offshore Technology Conference. The service is the industry’s first to deliver downhole fluid composition during drilling […]

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Statoil Awards Transocean Two Rig Contracts

Statoil and license partners have decided to use the semisubmersible rig Transocean Spitsbergen on three exploration wells in the UK, and then on a six-well production drilling campaign on the Aasta Hansteen licence in Norway. The exploration drilling campaign in the UK will be conducted for the Mariner, Jock Scott and Verbier licenses, and is […]

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Schlumberger Joins Halliburton in Calling Bottom of Oil Downturn

July 21, 2016 — 3:16 PM CDT Updated on July 22, 2016 — 11:06 AM CDT The world’s two largest providers of oilfield drilling and fracking services have now declared that the worst may be over in the two-year-old oil market crash. Schlumberger Ltd. said Thursday that the oil industry appears to have reached the […]

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Master Rig International Announces Completion of Jindal Drilling Rig Project

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Master Rig International (MRI) recently completed an extensive and large-scale inspection, repair and re-certification of the Jindal Drilling Rig Project in Sabine Pass, Texas, USA. After initial inspections of drilling equipment, repair plans were developed and underway in late December 2015. Maintenance and re-certification of drilling equipment began on January 15th, 2016, and MRI […]

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Oil trader who predicted slump sees bull run starting

LONDON (Bloomberg) — Pierre Andurand, a hedge fund manager who predicted the oil collapse, said crude is starting a “multi-year bull run” because low prices have curbed supply. Crude futures, currently trading near $40/bbl, will rebound to $60 to $70 this year and $80 in 2017, the chief investment officer of London-based hedge fund Andurand […]

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Industry Leaders to meet in Argentina for Senior-Level Shale Summit

The second annual Argentina Shale Gas & Oil Summit (A-SGOS) will be held in Buenos Aires on May 9th & 10th 2016. The summit will provide a two-day conference, exhibition and networking event to address the current challenges and future possibilities for the shale industry in Argentina. The summit will bring together the unconventional resource […]

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