In October, Patterson-UTI Energy Inc., Houston, (Nasdaq: PTEN) had 283 rigs in operation, 270 in the U.S. and 13 in Canada compared with 281 in September—268 in the U.S. and 13 in Canada. The company has 350 marketable land-based drilling rigs in its fleet. Patterson-UTI has onshore contract-drilling operations across North America.—JAS
US Grants License to Trinidad and Tobago to Develop Offshore Venezuela
2023-01-24 - The U.S. license, issued at the Trinidad government's request, means the Caribbean island nation will be allowed to resume doing business with Venezuelan heavily sanctioned state-run oil company PDVSA, related to the Dragon gas field.
Shell, Chevron and Petrobras Weigh Guyana Oil Auction Bids
2023-03-06 - Guyana's vice president Bharrat Jagdeo is set to meet with top energy executives at this week's CERAWeek in Houston to gain support for the South American country's bidding round.
TotalEnergies EP Canada Acquiring 6.65% Additional Interest in Fort Hills Project
2023-01-27 - The acquisition is ahead of TotalEnergies’ planned spin-off of the Canadian company.
Leviathan Group Starts Plans for Israeli Floating LNG Terminal
2023-02-21 - "The development plan... will enable a significant increase in production to 21 Bcm a year," Ratio Energies' Yigal Landau said.
TotalEnergies Gives Lapa South-West the Green Light
2023-01-17 - The subsea tieback offshore Brazil is expected to go onstream in 2025, producing to the Lapa FPSO, which has produced the field since 2016.