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Emerging shale oil producer is courting Exxon and Chevron

Algeria’s energy industry is open for business.

State Department asks Asia to open energy trade in midst of tariff fight

A U.S. State Department official called on Asia’s energy sector to open its doors to outside competition, even as tensions between Washington and Beijing escalate.

KCA Deutag awarded contract on two platforms in the UK North Sea with Total

Global drilling and engineering contractor KCA Deutag announces that its offshore business unit has been re-awarded a new drilling contract on the North Alwyn and Dunbar platforms by Total E & P UK Limited (“Total”).

Equinor granted drilling permit for Cape Vulture appraisal wells

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Equinor Energy AS a drilling permit for wells 6608/10-18, 6608/10-18 A and 6608/10-18 B, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

Otto Energy sets a date for Nanushuk prospect drilling, on Alaska North Slope

Otto Energy Limited has advised that it has executed a binding term sheet agreement that will see Otto participate in the drilling of a highly prospective Nanushuk oil trend exploration well within its Western Blocks on the Alaska North Slope in early 2019.

Maersk Drilling awarded contract extension by Brunei Shell Petroleum

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract extension for the jackup rig Maersk Convincer by Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP).

Halliburton introduces advanced solids control and separation system

Halliburton has announced the release of its BaraOmni hybrid separation system, a next-level separation technology that effectively removes ultra-fine low gravity solids (LGS), resulting in better performing, longer lasting fluid systems to help operators significantly reduce costs.

Saltwater disposal: What can a change of direction do for you?

For operators in the Permian basin, executing successful drilling programs hinges on an ability to manage the flowback and produced water associated with new wells coming online.

Shale giant says Permian oil faces shut ins on pipe shortage

The biggest U.S. shale region will have to shut wells within four months because there aren’t enough pipelines to get the oil to customers.

Diamond Offshore Drilling signs helical license extension with Trelleborg

Following the successful manufacture of four strings of Helically Grooved Buoyancy for Diamond’s ‘Blackship’ vessels, combined with an extremely positive market reception to performance validation data, Diamond Offshore Drilling have extended the exclusive license for Trelleborg’s offshore operation to this patented technology until 2029.

Lukoil commissions third well at Vladimir Filanovsky field

Lukoil completed the construction and commissioned the third well at the second development stage of Vladimir Filanovsky field in the Caspian Sea.

BHGE’s Unify makes the case for digital technology in O&G, saying "we can do better"

“Technology is no longer the bottleneck, it’s the enabler,” said Matthias Heilmann, president and CEO of digital solutions at BHGE, at the company’s second Unify conference, held this week in Houston.

BHGE’s Unify makes the case for digital technology in O&G, saying "we can do better"

“Technology is no longer the bottleneck, it’s the enabler,” said Matthias Heilmann, president and CEO of digital solutions at BHGE, at the company’s second Unify conference, held this week in Houston.

Global Petroleum Show opens in Calgary with revamped format

The Global Petroleum Show opened with an improved lineup of features that include a business and technical conference, and a new GPS Awards Gala. GPS organizers are hoping for/expecting attendance of 50,000 for the three days ending on June 14.

ExxonMobil commences development drilling offshore Guyana

ExxonMobil commenced drilling on its Liza Phase 1 development offshore Guyana.

Serinus Energy finds gas pay at Romanian confirmation well

Serinus Energy announced drilling at its Moftinu 1007 well has concluded, achieving a TD of 1,463 m.

Exceptional concepts go the distance

Rob Oberhofer, Rodney Schnell, Packers Plus Energy Services

Proven completion technologies combine for an effective, elegant solution.

Echo Energy reports positive well test results at Cañadon Salto field, Argentina

Echo Energy plc, the Latin American focused upstream oil and gas company, announces the succesful completion of the extended well test following the workover on well CSo-85 located in the mature Cañadon Salto field in the Company's Fracción D asset, in Joint Venture between Echo and its Argentine partner Compañía General de Combustibles S.A. (CGC).

Oil explorers hungry for "super-spec" rigs expand U.S. drilling

Oil drillers added more rigs in the U.S. this week, undaunted by pipeline bottlenecks that are hindering efforts to ship crude from the nation’s busiest field.

Oil rigs operating off Africa rebound to highest in two years

Oil exploration in Africa is showing signs of recovery after the number of rigs off the continent rose to the highest in almost two years, with more scheduled in coming months.