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Baker Hughes expects falling rig count to continue to weigh in Q2
Baker Hughes Inc, which is being bought by Halliburton Co for $35 billion, said it expects “unfavorable market conditions” to persist in the second quarter as drillers turn off more rigs, intensifying a glut in oilfield services more
It’s a new world taking shape in the energy Industry, Rex Tillerson, Exxon Mobil CEO tells a crowd at the IHS CERA week in Houston
And while the full picture of this new paradigm has yet to take shape, it’s clear that the industry needs to come together with the public and policy makers to pioneer these opportunities in a way that will erase the old lines between the conventional and the unconventional. continue
CERAWeek: Oil tool makers say upstream discounts unlikely to climb high
Though the industry expects operational and construction costs for oil-production projects to fall up to 40 percent this year, prices for tools and services probably won’t crumple that much, a panel of energy experts said Tuesday. more
Encana could be ready to sell $1Billion Haynesville assets
Encana Corporation is reportedly seeking buyers for shale gas assets in the Haynesville shale basin in Louisiana, as the company focuses on oil and liquid production in Texas and Canada. more
Increasing domestic production of crude oil reduces net petroleum imports
In its recently released Annual Energy Outlook 2015 (AEO2015) Reference case, EIA expects U.S. crude oil production to rise through 2020 as oil prices recover from their steep decline, reducing net petroleum (crude oil and petroleum products) imports. AEO 2015 explores the effects of domestic crude oil production under various assumptions about world oil prices and domestic resource availability. read article
We are all well aware of the ever increasing threat of cyber attacks, and the Oil and Gas sector is no different. To help combat these threats Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) has launched the first digital dashboard designed to proactively monitor, measure and manage cyber security risk for control systems for refineries, power plants and other automated production sites throughout the world that are at increasing risk of cyber attacks. read more
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