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Highlights

Best Of This Week’s Drilling Activity Highlights (Oct. 18, 2019)

First horizontal completion in Crossroad Fields plus BP's results from Carthage Field-Haynesville Shale Well.

October 18, 2019

Unconventional

Imaging Technology Opens Window To Subsurface

U.S. shale players have turned to technology to improve their ability to accurately see beneath the surface.

October 18, 2019

Rig Counts

US Oil Rig Count Inches Up By One

Companies added one oil rig in the week to Oct. 18, bringing the total count to 713, Baker Hughes said in its weekly report.

October 18, 2019

Reservoir Evaluation

VAALCO Energy: Appraisal Well Confirms Oil Offshore Gabon

Drilled to a total depth of 10,260 ft, the Etame 9P appraisal well encountered both Gamba and Dentale oil sands, the company said in a news release.

October 18, 2019

Rig Counts

Chart: Eastern Rig Count As Of October 18, 2019

Alabama. Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia

October 18, 2019

Rig Counts

Chart: Gulf Coast Rig Count As Of October 18, 2019

Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas RRC Dist. 1, 2, 3, 4., 5, 6, inland, offshore

October 18, 2019

Rig Counts

Chart: Midcontinent, Permian Basin Rig Count As Of October 18, 2019

Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas Dist. 7B, 7C, 8, 8A, 9, 10

October 18, 2019

Rig Counts

Chart: Western Rig Count As of October 18, 2019

California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Utah and Wyoming

October 18, 2019

Conventional

Companies Opting For Shorter Cycle Times As Conventional Projects Decline

Recent IHS Markit report says a significant rebound in discoveries may not happen because since 2014 there has been an increased emphasis on exploring less risky maturing basins and short cycle-time unconventional projects.

October 17, 2019

Unconventional

Longer Laterals Give Rise To New MWD Technology For US Shale

As lateral lengths increase, new technology aims to bring wells to production faster while successfully transmitting data with sensors and strong signals.

October 17, 2019