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US total rig count hits 901


The US total rig count continues to climb, reaching 901 this week, according to the Baker Hughes weekly rig count. This is a 16-rig increase from last week and a 497-rig increase from one year ago. This week, US land rigs grew by 14 and offshore increased by two.

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US rig count on 17th weekly rise


For the past 17 weeks, the US rig count has continued to climb, according to the Baker Hughes weekly rig count. The total active rigs is now 885, compared to last week’s 877. The rig count jumped to 20 rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, a two-rig increase from one week ago.

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Interior Department advances America-First Offshore Energy Strategy


In accordance with Secretarial Order 3350, which implements President Trump’s America-First Offshore Energy Strategy, the Department of the Interior today announced it will move forward to resume its evaluation of applications from six companies seeking permits to conduct geological and geophysical (G&G) activities in the Atlantic Ocean in order to resume their evaluation, upon the grant of the remand by the Interior Board of Land Appeals (IBLA)...

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Anadarko announces leadership changes


Anadarko Petroleum Corporation announced its Board of Directors has named Daniel E. Brown Executive Vice President, International and Deepwater Operations and Bradley J. Holly Executive Vice President, US Onshore Exploration and Production. Darrell E. Hollek, formerly Executive Vice President, Operations, will serve as a Senior Adviser until his retirement later this year...

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Tenaris launches high-torque-resistant connection aimed to boost shale operations

The new TenarisHydril Wedge connection features a high torque resistance and can withstand harsh drilling conditions, Alex Gras, Technical Sales Engineer at Tenaris, said at the 2017 OTC on 1 May. The high torque profile is achieved through its robust thread design and lower threads-per-inch profile, as well as a pin-to-pin backup mechanism.

Tenaris has developed a new threaded and coupled connection, the latest in the TenarisHydril Wedge series, that provides the over-torque performance needed in production strings typically used in horizontal shale wells. The connection’s torque capacity is achieved due to the robustness of the TenarisHydril Wedge thread design, combined with a pin-to-pin backup mechanism...

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