Global oilfield technology specialist Helmerich & Payne Inc. (H&P) is making “good progress” in deploying digital technology solutions and revamping commercial models for the industry, but there’s still work to be done, CEO John Lindsay said last week. Lindsay and CFO Mark W. Smith shared a microphone to discuss the fiscal 2Q2021 results and the…
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Tulsa-based Helmerich & Payne Inc. (H&P), which warned in July that Lower 48 drilling still had room to decline, has reduced its capital spending through the rest of the year.
Helmerich & Payne (H&P), which owns the largest U.S. fleet of walking rigs, proved during the fiscal first quarter that bigger is better, as it captured higher prices and improved utilization rates for its onshore equipment.
U.S. land operations for contract driller Helmerich & Payne Inc. (H&P) are hitting on all cylinders, with the onshore market share up 5% from a year ago, the Tulsa operator said Thursday.
U.S. land rig margins increased on average by more than $800/day for Helmerich & Payne Inc. (H&P) during the fiscal third quarter on increased utilization and demand for super-specification rigs.
Reduced U.S. land fleet expenses lifted Helmerich & Payne (H&P) above Wall Street expectations in the latest period, and with a firm backlog of rig contracts and flexibility to reduce costs further, management said it is poised for a return to business as usual. As to when that may be, however, remains a question.
A former Helmerich & Payne Inc. (H&P) drilling manager has been charged with making false statements to the Department of Interior’s Office of Inspector General regarding a key safety device on a Gulf of Mexico drilling rig. Donald Hudson, 49, of Walnut Grove, MS, was employed by H&P as the drilling rig manager for Rig 206 from Oct. 14, 2009 until May 27, 2010. Rig 206’s blowout preventer (BOP), like other BOP systems, has to be pressure tested at regular intervals prior to continued drilling operations, and results of the tests, including any problems or irregularities, also are to be recorded. On March 30, 2011 Hudson allegedly lied to investigators about instructing the rig’s crew to falsify BOP testing results, according to U.S. Attorney Jim Letten, who oversees the Eastern District of Louisiana. Testimony by other crew members revealed that Hudson had told the crew to close valves on the BOP choke manifold to prevent leaks, said Letten. In May 2011 H&P indicated in a regulatory filing that it suspended operations on an offshore rig after an employee reported possible “testing irregularities” and said “certain employees” were fired. No environmental or other harm occurred and the BOP system ultimately was repaired, Letten noted. If Hudson is found guilty, he faces up to five years in prison, as well as a fine of up to $250,000 and up to three years of supervised release following a prison term.
Federal prosecutors in New Orleans have charged a former Helmerich & Payne Inc. (H&P) drilling manager for making false statements last year to the Department of Interior’s Office of Inspector General regarding a key safety device on a Gulf of Mexico drilling rig.
Energy banker First Reserve Corp. on Tuesday said it has created a joint venture (JV) with Appalachian operator Energy Corp. of America (ECA) initially to build natural gas gathering systems in the Marcellus Shale.