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One of Exxon's top women takes on the fast-moving world of shale

ExxonMobil Corp.’s Sara Ortwein has delivered some of the energy industry’s biggest engineering feats over a 38-year career. Her newest challenge: Winning in the nimble, fast-moving world of shale.

OTC '18: BOEM’s director says agency continues to carry out Trump’s offshore agenda

Dr. Walter Cruickshank, acting director of the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, delivered an update on the state of offshore activity and regulation during a luncheon at OTC in Houston.

Trelleborg launches helically grooved drill riser

Trelleborg has introduced a new-style drill riser buoyancy module that significantly reduces drag and flow-induced motion.

Siccar Point Energy confirms Cambo well spud, Shell deal completion

Siccar Point Energy has started drilling a final appraisal well on Cambo field, north-west of Shetland, with results expected this summer.

W&T Offshore, BHGE announce strategic partnership for 14 GOM projects

W&T Offshore Inc. and Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE), announced a strategic partnership related to W&T’s joint exploration and development program, which includes 14 drilling projects, most of which are operated by W&T in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM).

Schlumberger gets approval to buy into Russia's biggest driller

Schlumberger Ltd. won preliminary approval to finally complete a three-year-old plan to buy into Russia’s biggest oil driller.

Weatherford introduces Magnus rotary steerable system

Weatherford International plc has announced the commercial release of the Magnus rotary steerable system, which combines reliable, high-performance drilling with precise directional control.

DNO accelerates Kurdistan operations, while building up North Sea exposure

DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, today announced expansion and acceleration of operations in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, while building up its North Sea exposure. First quarter revenues, the highest in nearly four years, stood at $142 million and net profit at $18 million.

Gazprom Neft commissions second well at Sarqala field in Iraq

Gazprom Neft subsidiary Gazprom Neft Middle East B.V. has commissioned a second well — the Sarqala-2 — at its Sarqala field (within the Garmian block), located in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI).

Echo Energy reports oil to surface at second workover in Argentina

Echo Energy plc, the Latin American focused upstream oil and gas company, has announced the successful and safe completion of the second workover of the three-well workover campaign at the Company's Fracción D asset, onshore Argentina.

Canyon Creek Energy announces new drilling program in Arkoma STACK play

Canyon Creek Energy announced that it has entered into an agreement with Pivotal Petroleum to jointly fund the development of wells in Oklahoma's STACK play.

SDX Energy announces gas discovery at LNB-1 well, Morocco

SDX Energy announced that a conventional natural gas discovery has been made at its LNB-1 exploration well in Morocco.

BP and Reliance sanction second phase of deepwater gas development, India

BP and Reliance Industries announced the sanctioning of the “Satellite cluster” project in Block KG D6, offshore India.

Schlumberger quarterly profits surge on activity gains, higher oil prices

Schlumberger reported an 88% increase in quarterly profit as rising crude oil prices encouraged North American operators to ramp up drilling.

Frontera reports commercial hydrocarbon shows at Georgian well

Frontera Resources set casing based on commercial hydrocarbon shows at its Dino-2 well in the Republic of Georgia, eastern Europe.

Halliburton launches automated continuous circulation system

Halliburton released the e-cd Plus system – a new technology that automates and enhances continuous circulation connections during drilling and tripping operations.

Eni approves development plan for Merakes discovery, offshore Indonesia

Eni announced the approval of a development plan for the Merakes field, offshore East Kalimantan, Indonesia.

Upward trend of natural gas production could benefit consumers, manufacturers

Natural gas production in the U.S. is projected to break the domestic record in 2018, and again in 2019, according to the EIA.

ConocoPhillips announces results of 2018 winter exploration program in Alaska

ConocoPhillips announced it has concluded its 2018 winter exploration and appraisal program in Alaska.

For Pemex, an $84.5 billion question in leftist Lopez Obrador

Five years after a landmark overhaul of energy laws stripped Mexico’s state oil-and-gas producer of its monopoly, few investors are eager for it to be restored.