Posts Tagged ‘alaska’

US rig count up by eight

by on November 21, 2012 10:02 pm BST
There were 11 more rigs drilling for gas this week, for a total of 428, signifying steadily rising gas prices that have improved since being stuck at decade lows for much of the year.Rigs drilling for oil fell by two for a total of 1388.Louisiana was the big mover this week,

Man dies at Pioneer North Slope drill site

by on November 14, 2012 9:58 pm BST
The man worked as a welder for Nabors Industries, which had been contracted by Pioneer. He was reportedly found at the bottom of a stairwell at the operator's Oooguruk drill site, located on a six-acre island in the Beaufort Sea.North Slope Borough Police Chief Leon Boyea said an

Shell wraps 2012 Arctic drill programme

by on October 31, 2012 5:38 pm BST
The Anglo-Dutch supermajor was able to begin top-hole drilling and other prep work on the Burger-A well in the Chukchi Sea and the Sivulliq well in the Beaufort Sea, a scaled-back version of original plans delayed by equipment issues and sea ice, among other things."The

ExxonMobil gets key Alaska permit

by on October 26, 2012 9:01 pm BST
The US Army Corps of Engineers granted ExxonMobil a wetlands-fill permit for construction of drill pads, roads, an airstrip, pipeline, and docking and other facilities needed for production at the long-languishing field - production the state of Alaska has accused the company of dragging its heels on, Reuters reported.