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1st exploration shale gas well drilled in Poland’s Baltic Basin

Posted on 23 September 2010 in News

Łebień LE1, the first exploration shale gas well evaluating the shales in the Baltic Basin of northern Poland…

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Sen. Vitter voices astonishment over disregard for moratorium’s economic effects

Posted on 23 September 2010 in News

US Sen. David Vitter expressed his astonishment at the Obama administration’s handling of the moratorium…

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Halliburton: SmartWell completions deployment passes 500 mark

Posted on 23 September 2010 in News

Halliburton has passed the milestone of deploying 500 SmartWell completion systems. WellDynamics designed and deployed the first SmartWell completion…

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Chevron to explore in deepwater of Turkish Black Sea

Posted on 23 September 2010 in News

Chevron’s Turkish subsidiary has signed a joint operation agreement with Turkey’s state oil company for an exploration license in the Black Sea…

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Statoil joins consortium to develop in-well distributed acoustic flowmeter

Posted on 23 September 2010 in News

Statoil has joined a collaborative project formed in October 2009 by a consortium of Chevron North Sea, Silixa…

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DOI team completes review of offshore oil, gas oversight, regulation

Posted on 09 September 2010 in News

US Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced today that a team led by senior officials in the Department of…

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Chevron to expand West Africa presence with entry to Liberian deepwater

Posted on 09 September 2010 in News

Chevron has been granted approval by the Liberian government to acquire a 70% interest and operatorship…

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Marathon to repair 4th Droshky well in 2011

Posted on 09 September 2010 in News

Marathon Oil’s Droshky development in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico began operations on time and under budget on 15 July and has since ramped up…

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Appraisal well extends Kraken success in UK North Sea

Posted on 09 September 2010 in News

The Kraken appraisal well, 9/02b-4, on block 9/2b in the UK Central North Sea has been drilled to 4,502 ft MD, Nautical Petroleum announced today…

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1st well of 5-well Moroccan drilling campaign commences

Posted on 09 September 2010 in News

Circle Oil has commenced its Morocco drilling program after repairing access roads that had been damaged by winter flooding. The rig has begun drilling…

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