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Cancelled: IADC Well Control Conference of the Americas (29-30 August)

In light of the anticipated impact to the Houston/Galveston area from Hurricane Harvey, the IADC Well Control Conference of the Americas (29-30 August) has been cancelled. Full refunds will be given to all registrants, exhibitors and sponsoring companies. Please be patient over the next several business days as IADC staff processes the refunds. The IADC Well Control committee meeting scheduled for Monday, 28 August has also been cancelled...

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Schlumberger completes multipurpose vessel seismic acquisition survey for Roc Oil in Malaysia

Schlumberger announced that WesternGeco has completed a hybrid seismic acquisition survey using their newly deployed multipurpose vessel (MPV)—a first in the industry. The 340 km2 3D seismic survey was acquired offshore Sarawak, Malaysia, for Roc Oil using a triple source array with simultaneous recording by ocean bottom nodes and a towed-streamer spread, all from a single seismic vessel...

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ENSCO DS-7 contracted to Noble Energy in the Mediterranean Sea

Ensco announced that ultra-deepwater drillship ENSCO DS-7 has been awarded a contract by Noble Energy to drill two wells and complete four production wells at the Leviathan field development in the Mediterranean Sea. This contract is expected to commence in March 2018 and be completed in December 2018. The contract also includes four one-well priced customer options that if fully exercised would extend the contract into 2020...

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Baker Hughes data shows drop in US oil-rig count

The number of rigs drilling for oil in the US dropped by five to 763 this week, according to the Baker Hughes weekly rig count. Meanwhile, the number of rigs drilling for natural gas jumped from 181 to 182. The total US active rig count now stands at 946, with 927 rigs drilling on land and 16 offshore.

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