U.S. Rig Count Flat as Canada Increases Activity

As traders continue in their attempts to push natural gas futures prices north of $8/Mcf, Baker Hughes reported Friday that the number of oil and natural gas rotary rigs in the United States actively drilling on land and in U.S. waters remained flat from the previous week at 1,747 while Canadian rigs climbed by eight to 89.

May 7, 2007


Baker Hughes announced that Michael E. Wiley, 49, will becomeits chairman of the board, president, and chief executive officeron Aug. 14. The appointment concludes the company’s search for anew chief executive, which began in February. Wiley was presidentand chief operating officer of Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO)until completion of its sale to BP Amoco in May. Previously, heserved as CEO of Vastar Resources.

July 20, 2000
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