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  • US oil-rig count down by one

    <p>The number of active rigs drilling for oil in the US dropped by five this week to 744, according to the Baker Hughes weekly rig count. This makes the third week in a row the US oil-rig count has fallen. There are now 935 total active rigs in the US, with 913 drilling on land and 19 ...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.drillingcontractor.org/us-oil-rig-count-one-44477">US oil-rig count down by one</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.drillingcontractor.org">Drilling Contractor</a>.</p>
  • Transocean announces retirement of six floaters

    <p>Transocean announced its intent to retire the ultra-deepwater floaters GSF Jack Ryan, Sedco Energy, Sedco Express, Cajun Express, Deepwater Pathfinder, and the deepwater floater Transocean Marianas. The rigs will be classified as held for sale and will be recycled in an environmentally responsible manner. All six rigs were previously coldstacked...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.drillingcontractor.org/transocean-announces-retirement-six-floaters-44471">Transocean announces retirement of six floaters</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.drillingcontractor.org">Drilling Contractor</a>.</p>
  • Atwood Oceanics announces contract extension for Atwood Orca jackup rig

    <p>Atwood Oceanics announced that one of its subsidiaries has agreed to a four month extension on the jackup rig Atwood Orca with Mubadala Petroleum for drilling operations offshore Thailand. The new contract is at an undisclosed day rate that is higher than the current day rate, and it includes two four-month options that are priced at successively higher day rates than the new firm day rate...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.drillingcontractor.org/atwood-oceanics-announces-contract-extension-atwood-orca-jackup-rig-44464">Atwood Oceanics announces contract extension for Atwood Orca jackup rig</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.drillingcontractor.org">Drilling Contractor</a>.</p>
  • Halliburton introduces new drill bit for high-energy applications

    <p>Halliburton announced the release of GeoTech HE, a drill bit that incorporates new features and materials to deliver enhanced performance and increased reliability in today’s high energy drilling systems characterized by very high weight-on-bit and drilling torque...</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.drillingcontractor.org/halliburton-introduces-new-drill-bit-high-energy-applications-44455">Halliburton introduces new drill bit for high-energy applications</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.drillingcontractor.org">Drilling Contractor</a>.</p>
  • US total rig count drops by eight

    <p>The US total rig count has dropped from last week&#8217;s 944 rigs to 936, according to the Baker Hughes weekly rig count. Onshore, the active rigs fell from 923 to 915, while offshore grew by one. Last year, there were 506 rigs drilling in the US. Of those, 482 were on land and 20 were offshore.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.drillingcontractor.org/us-total-rig-count-drops-eight-44453">US total rig count drops by eight</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.drillingcontractor.org">Drilling Contractor</a>.</p>
  • Weatherford introduces automated pipe makeup and connection evaluation system

    <p>Weatherford announced the commercial release of the AutoTong system featuring AutoEvaluate connection-makeup software. The AutoTong system is the world’s first technology to automate pipe makeup and to provide autonomous connection evaluation....</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.drillingcontractor.org/weatherford-introduces-automated-pipe-makeup-connection-evaluation-system-44448">Weatherford introduces automated pipe makeup and connection evaluation system</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.drillingcontractor.org">Drilling Contractor</a>.</p>

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