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Articles Tagged with ''oil drilling''

Future growth in oilfield process chemicals market led by enhanced oil recovery

Drilling-related chemicals account for more than a third, 36 percent, of the overall market. This category includes drilling fluids, workover/completion fluids and cementing additives.
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Devon Energy buys Eagle Ford assets to secure oil production growth

Oklahoma City-based energy company Devon Energy Corporation has announced the purchase of 82,000 net acres in the Eagle Ford Shale from GeoSouthern Energy.
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API: US oil, gas industry invested $153 billion in drilling in 2012

U.S. oil and gas companies invested about $153.7 billion in drilling operations in 2012, working on an estimated 46,736 wells, according to the latest Joint Association Survey on Drilling Costs.
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Blast at Texas oil well site leaves worker injured

A worker was treated for burns on the morning of Oct. 8 following an explosion at an oil well site near the town of Gillet in Karnes County, Texas, about 54 miles southeast of San Antonio.
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Federal agency wants Black Elk Energy to further improve safety practices

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement has warned Houston-based oil and gas company Black Elk Energy that unless it dramatically improves its safety practices it will not be allowed to operate in federal waters.
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Shell to pay $1.1 million in fines over Clean Air Act violations

Shell Gulf of Mexico, Inc. and Shell Offshore, Inc. have agreed to pay a total of $1.1 million in fines to settle claims that they violated their Clean Air Act permits while drilling in the Arctic in 2012.
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US economy benefits from drilling boom

Increased drilling operations in states like Pennsylvania, North Dakota and Arkansas have resulted in economic growth not just in the areas close to drilling sites but across the entire country.
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New Zealand considers east coast oil and gas operations

New Zealand is considering whether to develop an onshore oil and gas industry on the East Coast of the North Island, following a government report looking into the potential benefits, impacts and risks of drilling operations in the region.
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Worker killed at drilling site in Ohio

One worker was killed and another suffered a severe head injury Monday morning in an accident at an oil and gas drilling site in Carroll County, Ohio.
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Statoil given green light for North Sea oil field project

Norwegian energy giant Statoil is set to step into the UK sector of the North Sea following the green light it received from the British Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) for its Mariner heavy oil field project.
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