Drilling

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April 11, 2024
KCA Deutag has announced the award of $204 million of onshore drilling contracts in Oman, Saudi Arabia, Peru and Bolivia.
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April 01, 2024
Diamondback, the largest independent producer headquartered in the shale-oil region, has signed a nonbinding letter of intent with Oklo Inc. to deploy small reactors for some of its future power needs, according to Diamondback President Kaes Van’t Hof.
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March 28, 2024
Chesapeake Energy Corp. plans to put 80 new natural gas wells into suspended animation by the end of this year with an eye to turning them on when prices for power-plant and heating fuel rebound from the lowest prices in years.
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March 27, 2024
Drillers in the Permian basin told the survey they could profitably bore new wells with a crude price of $65 a bbl, well below the $83 actual price during the period in which opinions were gathered. The snag, however, is concern that the Biden administration may impose costly regulatory changes that would gut future profitability, survey respondents said.
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March 15, 2024
The number of U.S. rigs drilling for oil rose by six to 510, the biggest mark since Sept. 15, according to data released by Baker Hughes Co. on Friday. After months of relatively low growth, shale operators have now added more than a dozen rigs since mid-February.
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March 15, 2024
Rig 257 is a Flex 3 1,500HP drilling rig fully capable of drilling the planned well and managing the high reservoir pressures expected to be encountered.
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March 14, 2024
Advanced AI is gaining a foothold in the oil field as drillers and producers are relentlessly focused on improving efficiency. While the technology is being tested around the globe, the U.S. is perhaps the most important spot to watch.
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March 07, 2024
The flow is expected to increase the overall production at Chevron’s three jointly run ventures with the state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela SA by 35% to 250,000 bpd by 2025, leading to more supply shipped to the US.
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March 04, 2024
Following the two gas discoveries from the Upper and Lower Angwa reservoirs in recently completed Mukuyu-2 / ST1 drilling campaign, preliminary compositional analysis from fast-tracked downhole reservoir fluid samples has confirmed a rich gas-condensate discovery in Mukuyu.
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February 25, 2024
The disciplined capital program allocates approximately $4.3 billion to drill and complete 600 net wells in EOG's domestic premium areas. Strong capital efficiency delivers 3% oil volume growth and 7% total volume growth, for ~$100 million lower year-over-year total direct investment in drilling and completion activity.
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February 22, 2024
TAG Oil has now commenced drilling the T100 horizontal pay zone section, which is expected to take up to approximately three weeks to complete the drilling of the planned 1,000-meter horizontal section and run the completion technolo
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February 19, 2024
When drilling the well, OGDCL reached a total depth of 3,762 meters. Testing resulted in a production rate of 1.4 MMcfgs and 93 bpd of condensate.
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February 18, 2024
Currently, the two wells are producing at a combined rate over 1,000 bopd. Morgan anticipates further increases as the wells continue flowback for the next few weeks.
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February 14, 2024
Capital investment in shale and exploration will be trimmed by $320 million, and two rigs in the Permian will be idled this year, the Houston-based company said Wednesday. Spending will increase in the Gulf of Mexico, chemicals and the enhanced oil recovery business.
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February 14, 2024
Zephyr will now move to execute a drilling rig contract and will update the market on the expected timeline for the spud of the State 36-2R well upon award of the contract.  Bid processes for other major services are also underway.
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February 13, 2024
With this acquisition, the company now holds 30,000 acres in Weld County with 320 horizontal wells and daily production of approximately 30,000 boed.
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February 13, 2024
The operators, today running a total of 26 rigs in the Permian basin, will see that count whittled down to between 20 and 22 over time, Kaes Van’t Hof, chief financial officer at Diamondback, said Monday on a conference call. They’ll be more efficient, however, meaning production will rise modestly despite the curtailed rig count.
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February 08, 2024
Enerplus shares surged as much as 10%. The company, which has a market value of about $4.1 billion, operates primarily in the Bakken shale basin of North Dakota and in the Marcellus region in Pennsylvania.
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February 07, 2024
The EPIC Precision suite of perforating tools features a high-performance, fully integrated gun system with pre-packaged telemetry, switch and detonation for standard, self-orienting or refrac applications.
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January 14, 2024
The transaction adds over 5,500 net leasehold acres and 62 fully permitted proven undeveloped ("PUD") drilling locations.
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January 12, 2024
Target depth is approximately 3,800 m with an estimated drilling time of 45 days. The prospect and the adjacent complex of prospects being drilled are covered by good quality 3D seismic data from a survey conducted for Molecular in 2013/14.
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