Archives September 2013

Sep
27
2013

Facts matter

By Warren R. True Oil and gas operations anywhere along the value chain have come under much public criticism, some deserved, some not. …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal   

Sep
27
2013

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count drops to 1,744

By OGJ editors The US drilling rig count dropped 17 units to 1,744 rotary rigs working during the week ended Sept. 27, Baker Hughes Inc. reported. …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal   

Sep
27
2013

New Maersk jack up to work offshore Norway

By OGJ editors Maersk Drilling has ordered an ultraharsh-environment jack up rig to be used initially under a 5-year contract with BP PLC for plug-and-abandonment work in Valhall oil and gas field in the Norwegian North Sea. …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal   

Sep
27
2013

Statoil extends Njord shutdown off Norway

By OGJ editors Statoil will extend a suspension of production from Njord oil and gas field in the Norwegian Sea to allow time for reinforcement of the floating steel production facility. …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal   

Sep
25
2013

BLM outlines strategy to clean up Alaska legacy wells

By Nick Snow Half of the 136 wells the US government drilled in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska from 1944 to 1982 require no further action, the US Bureau of Land Management said as it issued its final plan to address these “legacy” wells. …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal   

Sep
24
2013

Well-control trainer expanding syllabus

By OGJ editors The International Well Control Forum, an independent standards-setting group focused on well-control training and accreditation, is expanding its syllabus to address subjects identified as causes of major incidents. …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal   

Sep
23
2013

Efficiency seen lifting US frac capacity

By OGJ editors Operational efficiency is increasing overall capacity to hydraulically fracture wells in the US without a corresponding increase in equipment, report analysts at UBS Securities LLC. …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal   

Sep
23
2013

Centrica cancels gas storage project in Baird, puts Caythorpe on hold

By OGJ editors Centrica PLC will not proceed with its gas storage project at Baird in the UK North Sea and has put its onshore gas storage project at Caythorpe on hold. …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal   

Sep
20
2013

Halliburton pleads guilty to Macondo evidence charge

By Nick Snow Halliburton Energy Services Inc. pleaded guilty to destroying evidence in connection with the 2010 Macondo deepwater well blowout, and was sentenced to pay the maximum $200,000 fine, the US Department of Justice said on Sept. 19. …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal   

Sep
20
2013

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count falls to 1,761

By OGJ editors The US drilling rig count lost 7 rigs to settle at 1,761 rotary rigs working during the week ended Sept. 20, Baker Hughes Inc. reported. …read more Source: Oil Gas Journal   

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