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  • Canada
    *Country Info *Regional Drilling
    31 Jul 2015 - Precision Drilling has been awarded a new-build rig contract for drilling in Canada’s Deep basin. By mid-2015 Precision had term contracts in place for an average of 45 rigs in Canada. During 2Q15, its average rig count in Canada was 26 and its current count is an average of 56 active rigs.
  • India
    Field GS-29 (Project Manik) (GS 29)
    31 Jul 2015 - ONGC has launched multiple tenders this month to acquire more than 5500km2 of 3D offshore seismic. Bids are likely to be submitted next month. Technical and price bids should be submitted in Aug. That includes 4285km2 of conventional 3D data in the eastern and western offshore, likely on the GS-29 filed on the east coast and B-201, B-157 and the Mumbai High field on the west coast. seismic vessels are expected to be mobilised from 15 Nov with ata acquisition to be completed by mid-2016.
  • USA
    Gas Plant Brownsville LNG ?
    31 Jul 2015 - At least 5 LNG developers are in the process of seeking approval to build liquefaction sites near the Port of Brownsville. They are encouraged by the close proximity of the Texas Eagle Ford shale to the port, and the expected completion of work on the Panama Canal expansion in 2016, which would facilitate US gas exports.
  • USA - Alaska
    Permit Beaufort Sea (64 Leases)
    30 Jul 2015 - Greenpeace protesters have stopped the Fennica icebreaker, which is carrying emergency equipment needed by Shell to start drilling. A U.S. judge ordered the group to pay daily fines starting at $2,500 per hour.
  • USA - Gulf of Mexico
    Field Dalmatian
    30 Jul 2015 - The Ocean Black Rhino will move to the area to drill up to three prospects for Murphy Oil.
  • Italy
    *Country Info *Special Events
    30 Jul 2015 - Brazilian prosecutors are alleging that Saipem representative Joan Antonio Bernardi Filho bribed former Petrobras services director Renato Duque in order to get a 2011 gas pipeline contract for the Lula pre-salt field.
  • China
    Permit Block 09/05
    30 Jul 2015 - Roc Oil and AWE will drill the QK12-3-1D exploration well in September. It will be their second commitment well in the block.
  • USA
    Refinery Beaumont
    30 Jul 2015 - Exxon Mobil has pulled together a group of experts at it refinery to do more detailed studies for addition of 3rd crude distillation unit.