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Hilcorp, BP comment on BOEM's environmental impact statement for Alaskan project

The Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management (BOEM) has released the draft Environmental Impact Statement regarding the Liberty Project for public comment. It is an important step in developing a project which will strengthen Alaska’s energy future, according to the partners on the project.

Ensco, Atwood file definitve proxy materials for merger agreement

Ensco plc and Atwood Oceanics, Inc. announced today the filing of definitive proxy materials with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with the previously announced merger agreement under which Ensco will acquire Atwood in an all-stock transaction.

Highlands Natural Resources provides update for East Denver Niobrara project

Highlands, the London-listed natural resources company, has announced that it has successfully drilled and set surface casing in both the Wildhorse 5-64 15-16-1BHZ and Powell 5-64-15-16-1CHZ wells.

Statoil recieves consent to use West Elara for drilling, completion at Valemon field

Statoil has been given consent to use the West Elara mobile drilling facility to drill and complete production wells 34/11-B-6 and 34/11-B-16 at Valemon field. Planned drilling start-up is September or October 2017.

Chevron, Chrysaor sign software contracts with Aberdeen’s Arnlea

Arnlea, an oil and gas asset management software business, has secured contracts with operators Chevron and Chrysaor.

Statoil receives consent for exploration drilling at Gina Krog

Statoil has received consent to drill an exploration well at Gina Krog field in the North Sea. Gina Krog is an oil and gas field located 250 km west of Stavanger and 30 km north-west of the Sleipner A facility in the North Sea.

Wellesley Petroleum granted drilling permit for wildcat north of Statfjord field

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Wellesley Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 33/9-22 S, cf. Section 8 of the Resource Management Regulations.

Victoria Oil & Gas provides update on Logbaba drilling operations in Cameroon

As of Aug. 16, Well La-107 has been successfully drilled to its planned TD of the 6-in. hole section at 3,180 m MD (3,166 m TVD) where the base of the Logbaba formation was encountered.

Maersk Drilling reports major contract wins for three rigs

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract by Shell for the deepwater semisubmersible rig Mærsk Developer. The contract covers the drilling and completion of three wells, and the suspension of one well, all located in block E of the East Coast Marine Area (ECMA) offshore Trinidad.

Greka Drilling awarded two new contracts from PetroChina CNPC

Greka Drilling Limited, the largest independent and specialized unconventional oil & gas driller in Asia, has announced that it has been awarded two new drilling contracts with PetroChina Huabei Oilfield Limited (a subsidiary of CNPC).

Rockhopper Exploration provides Abu Sennan drilling campaign update

Rockhopper Exploration plc, the oil and gas company with key interests in the North Falkland basin and the Greater Mediterranean region, has provided the following update concerning the Abu Sennan drilling concession, onshore Egypt.

Azinor Catalyst spuds well on Partridge Prospect in the UK North Sea

Azinor Catalyst Limited, the Seacrest Capital Group-backed E&P Company focused on the UK Continental Shelf, is pleased to announce that the 14/11a-2 well on the Partridge Prospect, was spudded at approximately 6:30 a.m. on Aug. 15, 2017, using the Ocean Guardian semisubmersible drilling rig.

Oil production in U.S. shale plays increases to record level

Oil output from major U.S. shale plays is poised to reach a fresh record next month.

Jersey Oil & Gas announces commencement of drilling on Verbier prospect

Jersey Oil & Gas, an independent upstream oil and gas company ‎focused on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) region of the North Sea, has announced that drilling operations have commenced on well 20/05b-13 on UK Seaward Licence P.2170, Blocks 20/5b & 21/1d.

Abrado Wellbore Services completes first Gulf of Mexico run with new marine riser scraper tool

Abrado announced today that it has completed its first run with the new Maximo marine riser scraper tool for a major operator in the Gulf of Mexico.

BNK Petroleum reports completion of fracture stimulation in Oklahoma's SCOOP

BNK Petroleum Inc. has announced the completion of the fracture stimulation of the Hartgraves 1-6H well (100% working interest), which is located in BNK’s Tishiminogo field, in the SCOOP region of Oklahoma.

Fortis Petroleum spuds exploration well targeting Hyrokkin prospect

Fortis Petroleum has announced that the company has been informed by AkerBP ASA, the Operator, that the Maersk Interceptor jack-up rig spudded the 25/4-11 exploration well targeting the Hyrokkin prospect, on Aug. 11, 2017.

Nabors agrees to acquire Tesco Corp. in all-stock transaction

Nabors Industries Ltd. has announced that the company has signed an arrangement agreement to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Tesco Corporation.

Highlands Natural Resources begins drilling at its East Denver Niobrara Project

Highlands, the London-listed natural resources company, is pleased to announce that it has successfully mobilized and assembled a horizontal drilling rig at its East Denver Niobrara Project, a shale oil and gas project in Colorado, and commenced drilling its first well on Aug. 10, 2017.

Patterson-UTI reports stable summer rig count, credits demand for high-spec rigs

Patterson-UTI Energy has reported that for the month of July 2017, the company had an average of 162 drilling rigs operating, including 159 in the U.S. and three rigs in Canada.