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U.S. Adds Oil, NatGas Rigs; Canada Drops 20 Units

U.S. Adds Oil, NatGas Rigs; Canada Drops 20 Units

The United States added nine land-based rigs along with one in the inland waters and two in the offshore to make for a net U.S. gain of one-dozen rigs, according to Baker Hughes Inc. (BHI) in its report for the week ending March 10.

March 10, 2017
Five U.S. NatGas Rigs Return; Texas Well Permitting Up From Year Ago

Five U.S. NatGas Rigs Return; Texas Well Permitting Up From Year Ago

The United States added nine land-based rigs along with one in the inland waters and two in the offshore to make for a net U.S. gain of one-dozen rigs, according to Baker Hughes Inc. (BHI) in its report for the week ending March 10.

March 10, 2017
Rig Count Steady; Texas Permitting Ticks Up From Year Ago

Rig Count Steady; Texas Permitting Ticks Up From Year Ago

U.S. drilling rigs mostly stayed put during the week ending Friday, according to Baker Hughes Inc. (BHI). The land-based count was even with the previous week; one rig left the inland waters. And that was it. Canada was a different story.

November 11, 2016
Eagle Ford Adds Three Rigs; Permian Basin Holds Steady

Eagle Ford Adds Three Rigs; Permian Basin Holds Steady

U.S. drilling rig movement was modest during the week ending Friday, according to Baker Hughes Inc. (BHI). Even the Permian Basin was steady at 218 rigs running, the same as last week.

November 11, 2016
Rig Count Continues Downward Trend

Rig Count Continues Downward Trend

The U.S. land-based oil and natural gas rig count declined by seven in the latest tally, issued Friday, June 5, by Baker Hughes Inc. Three natural gas-directed rigs packed it in while four oil-directed rigs were taken out of service.

June 5, 2015

Comstock’s Now and Later Plays: Eagle Ford, Haynesville

With the proceeds counted from the sale of its Permian Basin acreage earlier this year, Frisco, TX-based Comstock Resources Inc. is squarely focused on the Eagle Ford Shale of South Texas, where it is drilling longer-lateral wells for less money in fewer days and looking for bolt-on acreage acquisitions. The Haynesville Shale will have to wait.

July 31, 2013
North Dakota Oil, Gas Output Shoots Higher

North Dakota Oil, Gas Output Shoots Higher

North Dakota continued its torrid pace for month-over-month production increases in oil and natural gas, driven principally by the Bakken Shale play, according to statistics released Wednesday by the state Department of Mineral Resources’ (DMR) Industrial Commission. The latest statistics are as of the end of July.

September 14, 2012

Most Points Inch Higher, But Eastern Averages Jump

The physical market was mostly quiet Friday and posted gains of about 2 cents, but that’s only if no one counted the meteoric gains caused by weather at numerous points from the Mid-Atlantic to New England. Futures were tame by comparison and the March contract was only able to carve out a 7-cent range. At the close March was unchanged from Thursday at $2.477, which is only 2.2 cents lower than the contract’s close the previous week.

February 13, 2012

U.S. Horizontal Rigs Set New Record

A move by shale gas operators to use horizontal drilling techniques in liquids plays may be the impetus in setting a new all-time record for horizontal drilling. A total of 943 horizontal rigs were in operation during the week ending Nov. 5, according to statistics compiled by Baker Hughes Inc. (BHI).

November 8, 2010

Alaska’s Murkowski Apparent Loser in Bid for Reelection

Absentee ballots are yet to be counted, but it appears that a little-known Tea Party candidate in a surprise upset has seized the Alaska Republican U.S. Senate nomination from incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski in last Tuesday’s primary. As ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Murkowski had been in line to be chairman of that powerful committee if the Republicans takeover the Senate in the next election.

August 27, 2010
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