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  1. US Gulf of Mexico rig count up by one to 24

    Offshore staff HOUSTON  – The US Gulf of Mexico rig count increased by one over the past week to reach 24, according to the Baker Hughes Weekly Rig Count of Jan. 13, 2017. That number is down by two year-over-year. The overall US offshore drilling rig count was a bit higher, with the addition of one rig working offshore Alaska. That rig plus the Gulf rig count pushed the overall US offshore rig count up by one to 25. That number is also down by one year-over-year. The overall US rig count, onshore and offshore, was down by six week-over-week at 659, with oil rigs down by seven to 522, gas rigs up by one to 136, and miscellaneous rigs unchanged at one. Compared to this time last year, the overall US rig count is up by nine, with oil rigs up by seven, gas rigs up by one, and miscellaneous rigs up by one. 01/16/2017  

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    Mon, 16 Jan 2017

  2. NRC supporting expansion of Mexican offshore drilling industry

    NRC has established a Tier 2 oil spill response base in the Bay of Campeche region of Mexico.

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    Wed, 28 Dec 2016

  3. New report shows monthly rebound in GoM drilling permits

    Evercore ISI’s most recent US Drilling Permit Monthly update shows that new well filings have returned the Gulf of Mexico’s permit numbers to an upward trajectory.

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    Tue, 10 Jan 2017

  4. BOEM denies G&G permit applications for South and Mid-Atlantic OCS

    The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has denied six pending applications to conduct offshore oil and gas geological and geophysical (G&G) surveys on the US South and Mid-Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf. The Jan. 6 move came more than 4 years after BOEM set the stage for what would have been ...

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    Fri, 6 Jan 2017

  1. US Gulf of Mexico rig count up by one to 23

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    Tue, 10 Jan 2017

  2. US Gulf of Mexico rig count rises to 24

    The US Gulf of Mexico rig count increased by two over the past week to reach 24.

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    Mon, 26 Dec 2016

  3. Oil and Gas: California governor seeks permanent ban on offshore drilling

    California Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday asked President Barack Obama to permanently ban new offshore oil and gas drilling in the state before he leaves office.

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    Thu, 15 Dec 2016

  4. Obama moves to ban offshore drilling in the Arctic, Atlantic

    US President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have coordinated to launch a drilling ban in Arctic waters.

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    Wed, 21 Dec 2016

  5. Aramco, Rowan form offshore drilling joint venture company

    Rowan Cos. PLC and Saudi Aramco have signed, through their respective subsidiaries, an agreement to create a 50-50 joint venture that will own, operate, and manage offshore drilling rigs in Saudi Arabia.

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    Mon, 21 Nov 2016

  6. Rowan, Aramco to form offshore drilling joint venture

    Rowan Companies plc and Saudi Aramco have signed, through their subsidiaries, an agreement to create a 50/50 joint venture to own, operate, and manage offshore drilling rigs in Saudi Arabia.

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    Mon, 21 Nov 2016

  7. Rowan partners with Saudi Aramco to create a new offshore drilling company

    Rowan Companies plc and the Saudi Arabian Oil Company have signed, through their subsidiaries, an agreement to create a 50/50 joint venture to own, operate, and manage offshore drilling rigs in Saudi Arabia.

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    Wed, 23 Nov 2016

  8. New offshore drilling rig starts up in Barents Sea

    The Songa Enabler offshore drilling rig has started drilling a new injection well for CO2 gas on the Snøhvit field off the coast of Hammerfest. Next a production well will be drilled for replenishment of gas for Hammerfest LNG.

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    Tue, 9 Aug 2016

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