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Lundin awards coiled tubing drilling deal to UK firm

Ludin Petroleum, a Swedish independent oil and gas exploration and production company, has appointed UK firm AnTech to carry out an underbalanced coiled tubing drilling (CTUBD) project to ensure maximum oil recovery from its assets in Europe.

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Anton wins $50m drilling project in southern Iraq

Anton Oilfield Services Group, the leading independent oilfield services provider in China, has won a deal for a $50million worth drilling project in southern Iraq. It will provide services with two rigs on a day-rate basis with t

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Shale - a revolution in the making for many years

By now everyone knows the shale revolution was made possible by the combination of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing. But although fracking has captured the popular imagination, and is often used as a synonym for the wh

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Total plans drilling for shale gas in Denmark

Total plans to drill Denmark's first test wells for shale gas in December or January, the French energy firm said, following its deals to explore for unconventional hydrocarbons in Britain and Russia. Faced with France's b

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Schlumberger unveils reservoir mapping service

Leading oilfield services company Schlumberger has launched the GeoSphere reservoir mapping-while-drilling service.   The new technology reveals features in subsurface beddings and fluid contacts at the reservoir

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Middle East leads drilling boom

Drilling for oil and gas deposits outside North America has hit the highest level in three decades, led by big exploration and production programmes in the Middle East and Africa. More than 1,300 drilling rigs have been operating

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Petroleum services training centre opened in Dammam

The Saudi Petroleum Services Polytechnic (SPSP) - the Construction and Drilling Training Center has been opened in Dammam. The centre is the fourth SPSP to be opened in the kingdom, with the original campus also located in Dammam,

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US shale boom to boost LPG exports, slash prices

A US energy drilling boom is revolutionising the niche market for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), bringing down global prices and challenging established exporters in the Middle East. The changes are the latest sign of the global i

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Middle East oil, gas exploration 'declines'

Middle East oil and gas production growth prospects have been dimmed by a slump in exploration license awards, drilling activity and average reserves found per well over the last few years, according to analysts Wood Mackenzie. &n

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Iraq awards $348m drilling deals

Iraq has awarded $347.8 million worth of drilling contracts for the Maysan oilfields in the south of the country, a government statement said on Tuesday.   Iraq awarded the contracts to three international oil se

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