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Rig Counts

US Oil Rig Count Inches Up

Companies added three oil rigs in the week to Jan. 24, bringing the total count to 676, energy services firm Baker Hughes Co. said in its weekly report.

January 24, 2020

Exploration & Production

USGS: Alaska’s Central North Slope Could Hold ‘Billions More’ Barrels Of Oil

Most of the undiscovered technically recoverable oil resources are believed to be in the Brookian Sequence, the USGS report shows.

January 24, 2020

Highlights

Best Of This Week’s Drilling Activity Highlights (Jan. 24, 2020)

A Marcellus Shale discovery by EQT, Marathon’s Upper Three Forks completion and two horizontal Woodford producers top this week’s drilling activity highlights from around the world.

January 24, 2020

Exploration & Production

Vaca Muerta Shale: Implementing A Flexible MPD Approach

As activity in the Vaca Muerta Shale continues, oil and gas operators should consider managed pressure drilling for all wells.

January 24, 2020

Company Profiles

East Texas Chalk: It’s The Matrix

Another century, another sequel to the indomitable Austin Chalk where it all began: East Texas. This rock still has a lot of oil and gas.

January 24, 2020

Rig Counts

Chart: Eastern Rig Count As Of January 24, 2020

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

January 24, 2020

Rig Counts

Chart: Gulf Coast Rig Count As Of January 24, 2020

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

January 24, 2020

Rig Counts

Chart: Midcontinent, Permian Basin Rig Count As Of January 24, 2020

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

January 24, 2020

Rig Counts

Chart: Western Rig Count As of January 24, 2020

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

January 24, 2020

People

Talos Taps Former Anadarko Exec Bob Abendschein To Lead Operations

Talos Energy appointed Robert “Bob” Abendschein to head its operations as Stephen E. Heitzman, COO and one of the founders of the offshore focused E&P, resigns.

January 23, 2020