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A Surge In Oil Production

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 00:00

U.S. oil production is surging and imports are down, to the surprise of many in the industry. What does this mean for oil and gas companies, investors and energy policy? Maybe the free market should take the credit, and we don.t need an energy policy after all, Haines contends.It is fashionable to say that North America is the new Middle East. That could be true, as the facts are startling. By the end of this year, the Bakken shale in North Dakota and Montana could be producing 750,000 barrels of...

Rig Count


Rig Count Update: Contractors Announce 14 Newbuild Land Rigs For Unconventional Plays

Contractors have announced plans for more than 180 land-rig newbuilds or upgrades since January 2010 as the domestic drilling market continues a strong upward trajectory.

Richard Mason
Mon, 07/11/2011 - 16:36

Looking Up: Rising Rig Count and Halliburton's Blow-Out Quarter Underwrite Market Optimism

The domestic oil services market presented two strong data points for those anticipating a multi-year run for the oil and gas industry.

Richard Mason
Tue, 07/19/2011 - 14:15

Rig Count: Ensign Land Fleet Acquisition Latest In Canadian Expansion Into U.S. Market

Actually, they are already here, and they are gaining share in the domestic drilling market, particularly in unconventional plays.

Richard Mason
Mon, 07/25/2011 - 00:00

Rig Count: U.S. Land Drilling Market Getting Red Hot

Operators have now become price takers in the domestic market as day rates inch higher a few hundred dollars per quarter.

Richard Mason
Mon, 08/01/2011 - 00:00