- SDX to connect South Disouq appraisal well after test
SDX Energy will connect its SD-3X appraisal well to infrastructure at South Disouq, Egypt, following a successful production test. The SDX-operated well flowed at a maximum rate of 16.1 MMscfd of conventional natural gas during an 8-hr clean up perio...
- BLM seeks comments on planned Montana, North Dakota lease sale
The US Bureau of Land Management opened a 15-day public comment period on Aug. 10 for a proposed oil and gas lease sale of parcels in 20 Montana counties as well as 1 in western North Dakota. Comments will be accepted through Aug. 24, officials in th...
- DNO accelerates Kurdistan development
Norwegian operator DNO ASA will ramp up activity in the Kurdistan region of Iraq where fast track development of the Peshkabir field is expected to boost output to 50,000 bo/d by yearend.
- Drilling & Production
- Baker Hughes: US rig count unchanged at 1,057
The US drilling rig count remained unchanged at 1,057 units working for the week ended Aug. 17, according to Baker Hughes data. The count is up 111 units from this time a year ago when the count stood at 946.
- CSB updates investigation of Oklahoma gas-well blowout, fire
The US Chemical Safety Board released a factual update on its ongoing investigation of the Jan. 22 blowout and fire at the Pryor Trust natural gas well in Pittsburg County, Okla., that killed 5 workers. CSB has determined the incident occurred shortl...
- Maersk Drilling to be stand-alone company
Maersk Drilling will become a stand-alone company next year as its parent company continues its exit from the oil and gas business. A.P. Moller-Maersk, Copenhagen, separated its transportation and energy businesses 2 years ago and cut energy investme...
- American Petroleum Institute