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In this May 14, 2015, file photo, the oil drilling rig Polar Pioneer is towed toward a dock in Elliott Bay in Seattle. Royal Dutch Shell was outfitting the rig for Arctic oil exploration.
Protesters on oil rigs. I must wholeheartedly agree with the letter from Heather Miyazawa [Re: Letters, April 13] regarding "protesters" trying to interfere with oil rig operations!! My three brothers and I and my dad have about 100 years of oil field ...
Energy services firm Baker Hughes said last Friday that U.S. oil rigs totaled 688 in the week ending April 21, the most in two years.
For both environmentalists and oil companies, last Thursday was a grim anniversary. April 20, 2017 marked the seventh anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon.
Over the past ten years, the lows and highs in the oil rig count and crude oil prices have been three to four months apart, according to research by Morgan Stanley.
Dismantling oil rigs in the North Sea is a waste of money and has no environmental benefits, writes Tom Baxter of the University of Aberdeen.
Dismantling oil rigs in the North Sea is a waste of money and has no environmental benefits, writes Tom Baxter of the University of Aberdeen.
oil rigs at work. Rising U.S. production is holding oil prices down. Image source: Getty Images. Indeed, the rapid rebound of U.S.
Keppel corporation has cautioned that the offshore business continues to operate in very challenging conditions despite posting a first-quarter net profit.
[Brief] On April 15, a Sikorsky S92 helicopter made contact with the topsides of the Sevan Brasil SS86 drilling rig during a landing approach.
U.S. drillers added oil rigs for a 14th week in a row, extending an 11-month recovery that is expected to boost U.S. shale production in May in the biggest monthly increase in more than two years.
When rigs return to the energy patch, it doesn't just mean more oil and natural gas production, they bring with them increased economic activity to the regions where they operate, as the nation's Federal Reserve banks have noted recently.
It's still a long way to the max number back in 2014 but wells are far more efficient today. Production is less than 4% from the 2015 highs.
The US oil-rig count rose by five to 688, according to oilfield-services provider Baker Hughes, marking the 14th week in a row with an increase.
The US oil-rig count rose by five to 688, according to oilfield-services provider Baker Hughes, marking the 14th week in a row with an increase.
Over the past ten years, the lows and highs in the oil rig count and crude oil prices have been three to four months apart, according to research by Morgan Stanley.
Dignitaries cut ceremonial mooring chains on the massive Hebron oil platform Tuesday, marking the wind-up of construction for a $14-billion project that employed more than 7,500 people at its height.
The State of California will begin to decommission Platform Holly near Santa Barbara - the last offshore rig in state waters. (Linda Krop).
oil field services firm Baker Hughes Inc. BHI recently reported the rig count for the week ended Apr 13, 2017. In the U.S., the total number of rigs increased from the previous week, primarily owing to an increase in the number of land rigs.
The Brent oilfield stands 115 miles north east of the Shetland Islands, a stoic icon of a great British industrial era now in decline; oil reserves have run dry, tax receipts have followed and its four giant platforms are slowly shutting down.
Houston: The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by 8 this week to 847. A year ago, 440 rigs were active.
Over the past ten years, natural gas production has moved more in tandem with the crude oil rig count than with the natural gas rig count, as you can see in the above chart.
Rather than waste vast amounts of taxpayer money pulling defunct rigs from the sea, why not spend it on something useful? The Pioneering Spirit, one of the world's largest vessels, will soon be deployed to the North Sea to remove Shell's Delta rig in ...
Automation has revolutionized entire industries, from auto manufacturing, to ride sharing, to farming and retail. So it shouldn't come as a surprise that energy companies, which rely on complex equipment for drilling and oil well maintenance, are ...
Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell is under fire from environmental groups over its proposal to decommission the Brent oilfield in the North Sea.
I just can't bring myself to believe that OPEC is going to sit back and watch US oil production rise to 10 million barrels per day while they prop up prices and curb production.
Every Friday, Seeking Alpha provides a roundup of insightful opinion and analysis articles in the energy sector. In this edition, we highlight articles on Seadrill, Exxon Mobil, and DryShips, as well as ask for your take on what's happening in the ...
This week's Baker Hughes rig count has oil rigs up by 11, with a majority of the growth occurring in the Permian Basin in Texas and New Mexico.
U.S. drillers added oil rigs for a 13th week in a row, with the number of active rigs rising to near a two-year high, as energy companies boost spending on new production to take advantage of a recovery in crude prices.
Tom Baxter does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond the academic appointment above.
pioneering-spirit.jpg The Pioneering Spirit, the largest ship ever built, shortly after it removed the Norweigan Yme oil rig's topside from its concrete legs. It will soon carry out a similar operation on the much larger, British-owned platform. Kris ...
... the search is more active at some times than at others -- drilling for crude is immensely expensive and full of risk. Yet here's what is especially relevant to our forecast: The search for crude is a collective activity.
The oil giant is using the specially built Pioneering Spirit in the huge engineering project - but green groups are concerned. 07:20, UK, Wednesday 12 April 2017.
Baker Hughes (BHI) reported that the US crude oil rig count rose by ten to 672 between March 31, 2017, and April 7, 2017. The US crude oil rig count has risen 37 times in the last 40 weeks. US crude oil rigs are at the highest level since August 28, 2015.
London - Oil rose towards $56 a barrel on Monday, supported by another shutdown at Libya's largest oilfield, tension over Syria following the US missile strike and signs that an OPEC-led supply cut is helping to clear excess supplies.
U.S. drillers added oil rigs for a 12th week in a row, extending the recovery into an 11th month as energy companies boost spending on new production to take.
U.S. drillers added oil rigs for a 12th week in a row, extending the recovery into an 11th month as energy companies increased spending on new production to take advantage of a recovery in crude prices.
More rigs came back during the week just ended, natgas-directed units, too, according to Baker Hughes Inc. (BHI). Meanwhile, analysts are looking to new natural gas takeaway capacity and production growth, particularly in the Northeast.
oil rigs up 10 to 672 from 662. Baker Hughes rig count for the current week shows another gain: oil rigs 672 from 662 last week.
technology firms and consultancies are knocking on their doors peddling alluring concepts like the "digital oil rig" and the "oilfield of the future".
Houston - A Bosque County man is suing an oil rig operator, alleging its negligence caused him injuries. Nicholas Elliott filed a complaint March 7 in Harris County District Court against Rowan companies Inc. alleging failure to provide a safe place ...
Over the past ten years, natural gas production has moved more in tandem with the crude oil rig count than with the natural gas rig count, as you can see in the above chart.
We open on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. A Lumineers song is playing, but it's just instrumental. Clapping. acoustic guitar.
Over the past ten years, the lows and highs of the oil rig count and crude oil prices have been three to four months apart, according to research by Morgan Stanley.
Kolkata: As the count of oil rigs rose in North America, guar farmers in remote Rajasthan villages were cheering. The rise in rigs have pushed up guar seed and guar gum prices by 30% over the past three months, unlike the past two years when a drastic ...
The shale boom in the US has jolted the oil industry and has brought about major change in deep-water oil exploration initiatives as production companies started moving to downscale these major operations.
The US oil-rig count increased by 10 to 662 this week, according to oilfield-services giant Baker Hughes. The gas-rig count rose by five to 160.
U.S. drillers added oil rigs for an 11th week in a row in the best quarter for boosting the rig count since second-quarter 2011, as a 10-month recovery gathers pace with energy companies boosting spending on new production.
March 31 (Reuters) - U.S. drillers added oil rigs for an 11th week in a row in the best quarter for boosting the rig count since the second quarter of 2011, as a ten-month recovery gathers pace with energy companies boosting spending on new production ...


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