Wind

US oil and gas companies should consider redirecting investments from new drilling to renewable energies

By Ian Palmer, PhD The world can address greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions in different ways. The direct way is by reducing fossil fuel production, the main source at 73% of global GHG. Europe is following this approach, perhaps because its companies don’t have the enormous success of a shale revolution to maintain.  In Europe, companies […]

  • Ren. Energy News
  • July 30 @ 4:01 am

Drilling begun for Ethiopia Electric Power geothermal well

Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC (KenGen) has begun drilling the first geothermal well at the Aluto site for Ethiopia Electric Power (EEP) company. This sets into motion Phase II of the $70.4 million contract. KenGen’s managing director and chief executive officer, Rebecca Miano, through a statement, said the works began over the last weekend in […]

  • Ren. Energy News
  • June 8 @ 8:24 am

Floating wind pilot could power Canadian oil and gas drilling

Saitec secures a government grant for a feasibility study into using floating offshore wind to power oil and gas drilling in Canada

  • Wind Power
  • May 12 @ 5:42 am

Oil companies drilling on federal land get break on royalties. Solar and wind firms get past-due rent bills. –

Oil companies drilling on federal land get break on royalties. Solar and wind firms get past-due rent bills.  The Washington Post

  • Google ‘Wind Turbine’
  • May 20 @ 6:04 pm

UK closes in on first geothermal power after successful drilling outcome

The U.K. could be producing electricity from a geothermal plant for the first time early next decade after drilling at a site in southwest England showed it could become a viable part of the renewable energy mix.

  • Ren. Energy News
  • September 11 @ 8:13 am
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Renewables

Imperial College London – Geothermal energy could be cheaper to access thanks to a new drilling technology

  • GLOBAL RENEWABLE NEWS
  • August 15 @ 11:00 pm

Shandong Kerui Petroleum & Gas Equipment Co. – Kerui Petroleum & Gas Delivered the Drilling Rig for G

  • GLOBAL RENEWABLE NEWS
  • May 10 @ 11:00 pm

Eden Geothermal – Groundworks complete and drilling to start soon at Eden Geothermal

  • GLOBAL RENEWABLE NEWS
  • April 26 @ 11:00 pm

International Geothermal Association – Utah FORGE starts drilling on the first deviated well

  • GLOBAL RENEWABLE NEWS
  • November 29 @ 6:49 pm

Geothermal Development Company – GDC mobilizes 2nd drilling rig to Baringo-Silali geothermal project in Kenya

  • GLOBAL RENEWABLE NEWS
  • October 12 @ 8:39 pm

Dandelion Energy – Dandelion Energy Announces Jeremy Smith as Vice President of DrillingSmith Brings Nearly 2

  • GLOBAL RENEWABLE NEWS
  • October 8 @ 4:46 pm

Fraunhofer IEG – Geothermal energy: Fraunhofer IEG operates simulator for drilling at depths up to 5,000 mete

  • GLOBAL RENEWABLE NEWS
  • October 5 @ 5:47 am
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'Crane' on Google

Ridgeline Equipment: Drilling, diagnostics and determination – Equipment Journal

Ridgeline Equipment: Drilling, diagnostics and determination  Equipment Journal

  • Google ‘Crane Jobsite’
  • December 30 @ 4:05 am
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Oil & Gas

Baker Hughes’ Subsea Drilling Systems and Akastor’s MHWirth complete merger to form HMH

The merger of Baker Hughes’ Subsea Drilling Systems business and Akastor ASA’s wholly-owned subsidiary, MHWirth AS, has been completed to form a global offshore drilling equipment company.

  • BIC MAGAZINE
  • October 7 @ 11:46 am

Oil industry sues Biden administration over drilling auction pause

The American Petroleum Institute (API) and 11 other groups filed the lawsuit in federal court in the Western District of Louisiana.

  • BIC MAGAZINE
  • August 23 @ 11:24 am

Schlumberger introduces autonomous directional drilling

Schlumberger announced the introduction of Autonomous Directional Drilling, which includes solutions to steer autonomously through any section of the wellbore.

  • BIC MAGAZINE
  • August 18 @ 9:12 am

U.S. judge orders resumption in federal drilling auctions in setback for Biden

A federal judge in Louisiana has blocked the Biden administration’s pause on oil and gas leasing on public lands and waters, dealing a setback to a key White House effort to address climate change.

  • BIC MAGAZINE
  • June 16 @ 8:04 am

Superior Drilling Products, Inc. announces NYSE American accepts continued listing compliance plan

Superior Drilling Products, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of drilling tool technologies, today announced that NYSE American has accepted the Company’s plan of compliance for continued listing on the exchange.

  • BIC MAGAZINE
  • February 3 @ 9:27 am

Biden to target drilling, fossil fuel subsidies in new climate orders

Biden’s focus on climate change has cheered international partners and environmental advocates, but upset Big Oil, which has been arguing the moves will cost the United States millions of jobs and billions of dollars in revenue.

  • BIC MAGAZINE
  • January 27 @ 2:11 pm

Ban on federal drilling leases would cost billions

A ban on new oil and gas drilling leases on federal lands would cost eight western states $8.1 billion in tax revenue and $34.1 billion in investment in the next five years.

  • BIC MAGAZINE
  • December 16 @ 11:19 am

Maersk Drilling awarded three-well contract by Petrogas

Maersk Drilling has secured a contract from Petrogas E&P Netherlands B.V. for the harsh environment jack-up rig Maersk Resilient to drill three wells at the B13 and A12 fields in the Dutch sector of the North Sea.

  • BIC MAGAZINE
  • December 1 @ 10:43 am

Interior Department contender says Biden would target Trump Arctic drilling push on first day

President Donald Trump’s last-minute push to allow drilling in a pristine part of Alaska’s Arctic will be an early target for the next administration.

  • BIC MAGAZINE
  • November 23 @ 11:26 am

Reversing course ahead of election, Trump extends drilling ban off Florida

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an order to extend a ban until 2032 on offshore oil drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico off Florida as he seeks to win support in the state ahead of the Nov. 3 election.

  • BIC MAGAZINE
  • September 9 @ 9:50 am

Trump administration finalizes oil drilling plan in Alaska wildlife refuge

The Trump administration finalized a plan to allow oil and gas drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

  • BIC MAGAZINE
  • August 18 @ 10:21 am

In the run-up to U.S. election, drilling lobby promotes natural gas as ‘clean’

America’s biggest oil and gas lobby group is ramping up its advertising spending ahead of the November election to persuade voters that natural gas is a climate-friendly fuel.

  • BIC MAGAZINE
  • August 18 @ 9:14 am

U.S. permits for new horizontal drilling dip to 10-year low

U.S. horizontal drilling activity in oil basins, which has plummeted due to the Covid-19 pandemic, is not likely to materially recover this year, reported Rystad Energy.

  • BIC MAGAZINE
  • August 12 @ 9:00 am

Rystad Energy: Oil and gas drilling set for at least a 20-year low in 2020, unlikely to recover to 2019 levels soon

The COVID-19 pandemic has stymied oil and gas activity, a phenomena which has now affected the drilling market both in terms of wells drilled and in terms of related demand for drilling equipment.

  • BIC MAGAZINE
  • July 14 @ 10:59 am

U.S. judge throws out Trump policy favoring drilling over sage grouse protection

A U.S. judge in Montana has thrown out a Trump administration directive that weakened an Obama-era policy aimed at protecting a threatened Western bird, invalidating hundreds of oil and gas leases on federal land in Montana and Wyoming.

  • BIC MAGAZINE
  • May 27 @ 10:31 am

Rystad Energy: US gas production set to hit bottom in November due to Covid-19-related shut-ins and drilling declin

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced oil and gas producers to slash budgets and reduce drilling activity, which in the US always affects future hydrocarbon output as existing fields naturally decline.

  • BIC MAGAZINE
  • May 19 @ 11:54 am

Helmerich & Payne decomissions 37 drilling rigs, lays off 2,800 people

Tulsa drilling rig operator Helmerich & Payne decommissioned 37 rigs and laid off 2,800 people across the United States as a record oil bust caused by the coronavirus pandemic continues to take its toll on the industry, the company reported Friday.

  • HOU. CHRONICLE
  • May 1 @ 12:29 pm

Shale producer Oasis Petroleum to halt drilling in Bakken

Oasis Petroleum Inc has begun to wind down all drilling in the Bakken, three sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday, as production cuts intensify across the United States the aftermath of a historic plunge in crude oil prices.

  • BIC MAGAZINE
  • April 29 @ 5:12 am

One nation wants to double oil drilling just as prices crash

Mexico’s national oil company is acting like the crash never happened.

  • HOU. CHRONICLE
  • April 8 @ 9:11 am

Drilling rig operators make budget cuts ahead of rig count plummet

Drilling rig operators are making budget cuts and bracing for the worst as a global supply glut of crude oil and falling demand from the coronavirus pandemic are expected to cause the U.S. rig count to plummet.

  • HOU. CHRONICLE
  • March 26 @ 12:53 pm

Arctic Oil Drilling Plan Coming Soon, U.S. Interior Chief Says (Wednesday, 11 March 2020)

The Trump administration is moving to sell drilling rights in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt said Saturday. “We are about to finalize a leasing plan for that,” Bernhardt said at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland, without providing a more specific timetable. His declaration comes amid delays in standing up […]

  • OG PEOPLE
  • March 11 @ 3:00 pm
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Construction

Vermeer buys electric drilling technology

Vermeer acquires electric-powered horizontal directional drilling and fluid systems technology from Normag

  • KHL
  • December 22 @ 5:08 am
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  • December 22 @ 5:08 am

Vermeer buys Normag drilling technology

Vermeer acquires electric-powered horizontal directional drilling and fluid systems technology from Normag

  • KHL
  • December 22 @ 5:08 am
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  • December 22 @ 5:08 am

Liebherr shows new drilling rig

Compact power highlighted in German OEM’s LRB 23 combined piling and drilling machine

  • KHL
  • December 1 @ 1:15 pm
  • KHL
  • December 1 @ 1:15 pm

Hilti’s Overhead Drilling Robot Brings Further Automation to the Jobsite

Tool manufacturer Hilti is launching a semi-autonomous overhead drilling robot to aid overhead drilling, which is one of the most strenuous tasks in the building trades.

  • ENR
  • October 28 @ 5:11 pm
  • ENR
  • October 28 @ 5:11 pm

Drilling Equipment: Kinder, gentler drilling

To help mitigate the lack of skilled workers, today’s equipment goes easier on the operator

  • KHL
  • October 13 @ 4:16 pm
  • KHL
  • October 13 @ 4:16 pm

Drilling rigs: Dependable workhorses

Strength of offerings in drilling sector show its importance to construction and quarrying

  • KHL
  • June 3 @ 7:54 am
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  • June 3 @ 7:54 am
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LNG

QP starts North Field drilling campaign as part of LNG expansion

  • LNG World News
  • April 15 @ 7:03 am
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Energy

Ensign Energy Snatches Up 35 Drilling Rigs Across Canada from Nabors Industries

SUGAR LAND–June 25, 2021–Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)–Oilfield services company Ensign Energy Services Incorporated (Calgary, Alberta) has agreed to acquire a fleet of 35 land-based drilling rigs across Canada from international drilling contractor Nabors Industries Limited (NYSE:NBR) (Hamilton, Bermuda). Ensign and Nabors provide rigs and other drilling services to exploration and production […]

  • Industrial Info – Energy
  • June 25 @ 1:55 am

Delek Drilling, U.S. Natural Gas Demand: Your Daily Energy News

We have handpicked and summarized a selection of energy-related news stories that we think will interest clients of Industrial Info and IIR Energy.

  • Industrial Info – Energy
  • March 11 @ 2:35 am

Precision Drilling Sees Hope for Canada’s Oil & Gas Fields as Markets Improves

SUGAR LAND–February 11, 2021–Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)–Following record low investment in 2020, Canada’s Oil & Gas Industry is optimistic this year’s vaccine rollout will inject it with some much-needed demand growth. Precision Drilling Corporation (NYSE:PDS) (Calgary, Alberta), a service provider in Canada’s western provinces, is among the companies betting that improved […]

  • Industrial Info – Energy
  • February 11 @ 2:55 am

Battle Lines Drawn Over Potential Ban on New Oil & Gas Drilling on Federal Land

SUGAR LAND–January 27, 2021–Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)–President Joe Biden is poised to issue an order that would suspend new oil and gas leasing on federal land as part of his environmental policy, according to news reports, but the battle lines over the move appear to be already drawn. The Department of […]

  • Industrial Info – Energy
  • January 27 @ 2:40 am

Total SA, ANWR Drilling Opposition: Your Daily Energy News

We have handpicked and summarized a selection of energy-related news stories that we think will interest clients of Industrial Info and IIR Energy. Companies featured: Total SA (NYSE:TOT)

  • Industrial Info – Energy
  • August 25 @ 1:35 am

U.S. Adds Drilling Rigs, Chevron Corporation, Turkish Gas Find: Your Daily Energy News

We have handpicked and summarized a selection of energy-related news stories that we think will interest clients of Industrial Info and IIR Energy. Companies featured: Chevron (NYSE:CVX)

  • Industrial Info – Energy
  • August 24 @ 1:35 am

Tanzania to See $1.7 Billion of Drilling Project Investments, an Industrial Info Market Brief

Industrial Info is tracking 20 oil and gas drilling projects, worth more than $1.68 billion, in Tanzania

  • Industrial Info – Energy
  • June 3 @ 1:10 am
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Bay Area

New California oil drilling must be set back from homes and schools, Newsom says

The driving force behind Gov. Gavin Newsom’s decision is the public health risk linked to oil and gas production.

  • LA Times
  • October 21 @ 11:00 am

Dismayed by oil spill, some in Huntington Beach say it’s time to end offshore drilling

The spill has left many residents questioning the oil industry off its shore and officials calling for a ban on drilling off the coast.

  • LA Times
  • October 6 @ 10:34 am

Orange County oil spill renews calls to ban offshore drilling

Environmentalists have concerns about aging oil platforms off the California coast, which has reinvigorated debate about new offshore drilling.

  • LA Times
  • October 5 @ 2:59 pm

L.A. County takes first steps to end urban oil drilling

The L.A. County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to ban new oil wells and evaluate the status of existing ones while changing their zoning to “nonconforming.”

  • LA Times
  • September 16 @ 7:00 am

Environmentalists plan lawsuit challenging Newsom over oil and gas drilling permits

The Center for Biological Diversity accused Newsom of being friendly to California’s oil industry and issuing new permits without proper environmental reviews.

  • LA Times
  • September 21 @ 5:39 pm
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World News

Biden’s Freeze on Drilling Leases Disrupts New Mexico

State lawmakers and businesses are trying to figure out how the president’s move to suspend new federal drilling leases could undercut their oil-dependent economy and budget.

  • WSJ
  • January 28 @ 8:53 am
  • WSJ
  • January 28 @ 8:53 am

Environmental Groups Seek Access to Records on Oil-Drilling Safety-Rule Changes

The Sierra Club and other environmental groups are asking a federal judge for access to a swath of internal Interior Department documents as they seek to restore offshore oil drilling safety rules scaled back by the Trump administration.

  • WSJ
  • December 8 @ 5:30 am
  • WSJ
  • December 8 @ 5:30 am

Sanctions against Turkey over Mediterranean gas drilling wouldn’t achieve much, former EU ambassador says

The European Union will avoid imposing sanctions on Turkey, despite rising tensions between Ankara and other Mediterranean nations.

  • CNBC Headlines
  • September 14 @ 2:30 am

Offshore Drilling Contractor Valaris Files for Bankruptcy in the U.S.

Valaris said the restructuring agreement it has struck with about half of its bondholders will help it eliminate nearly all of its liabilities. The company’s chapter 11 plan must be approved by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Houston.

  • WSJ
  • August 19 @ 4:27 pm
  • WSJ
  • August 19 @ 4:27 pm

Interior Secretary Approves Oil Drilling Program in Alaska’s Arctic Refuge

The Trump administration approved an oil leasing program for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, opening up the pristine, 19-million-acre wilderness to drilling for the first time and making it more difficult to unwind the decision should Democrats recapture the White House in November.

  • WSJ
  • August 17 @ 9:51 am
  • WSJ
  • August 17 @ 9:51 am
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