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Thursday, October 19, 2017

BAKER HUGHES INTEQ

Baker Hughes Rig Count Down 7

The number of rigs searching for oil and natural gas in the United States fell by seven to 1,225 during the week ending May 18, according to oil services firm Baker Hughes. Last year the number of U.S. rigs was 841, Baker Hughes said. Meanwhile, the number of rigs exploring for oil and gas in Canada gained 24, compared to 182 last year. The number of rigs in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico fell by four to 160, compared to 135 a year ago.

GE to Merge Oil & Gas Unit with Baker Hughes

Photo: GE

General Electric Co said on Monday it would merge its oil and gas business with Baker Hughes Inc, creating the world's second-largest oilfield services provider as competition heats up to supply more-efficient products and services to the energy industry after several years of low crude prices.   The deal to create a company with $32 billion in annual revenue will combine GE's strengths in making equipment long-prized by oil producers with Baker Hughes's expertise in drilling and

Halliburton, Baker Hughes Extend DoJ Review Date for Deal

Halliburton, Baker Hughes

  Halliburton Co and Baker Hughes Inc have agreed with the U.S. Department of Justice to extend the date of the department's review of Halliburton's acquisition of Baker Hughes, a deal that would create an oilfield services behemoth. Halliburton has also proposed to "divest additional businesses of the companies" to get regulatory nod for the deal globally, the companies said on Friday. Several big deals, including Comcast Corp's $45 billion offer for Time Warner Cable Inc

'Blue Orca' Active in North Sea Well Stimulation

Similar well-stimulation vessel: Photo credit Baker Hughes

Maersk Oil has contracted with well-stimulation vessel owner Baker Hughes for the charter of the 'Blue Orca', currently busy in restoring safe and efficient production to ageing North Sea wells. The Blue Orca incorporates state-of-the-art stimulation technology and unsurpassed treatment capabilities to reduce risk, rig time, and nonproductive time (NPT) while enhancing production and profits. The vessel is specially engineered for North Sea conditions

Baker Hughes Name New Corporate Treasurer

Mike Sumruld has been named Vice President and Treasurer of the giant oil-field services provider. "Mike brings more than 20 years of diversified financial expertise, international experience and a record of solid performance within Baker Hughes to his new role as Treasurer," said Peter Ragauss, Baker Hughes Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. "We believe this depth of experience will enable him to interact very effectively with our external stakeholders

US Oil Drillers Cut Rigs for a 6th Week in 7

U.S. energy firms cut oil rigs for a sixth week in the last seven, data showed on Thursday, a sign drillers were still waiting for higher prices before returning to the well pad.   Drillers removed 2 oil rigs in the week ended Dec. 31, bringing the total rig count down to 536, oil services company Baker Hughes Inc said in its closely followed report.   That decrease brought the total rig count down to about a third of the roughly 1,500 oil rigs operating a year ago

Baker Hughes helping IOG develop North Sea resource base

Mapping the Arctic Ocean continental shelf Photo Baker Hughes

  Independent Oil and Gas PLC (IOG) is extending its seismic remapping agreement with Baker Hughes’ Reservoir Development Services (RDS) group to better understand resource potential for its Blythe and Cronx/Elgood projects in the Southern North Sea (SNS), with an expected delivery date of late July 2015. “We are pleased to strengthen our relationship with RDS as the initial results from the seismic remapping work are positive,” said Mark Routh

US Oil Drillers Cut Rigs to Nov 2009 Lows

U.S. energy firms cut oil rigs for a third week in a row to the lowest level since November 2009, oil services company Baker Hughes Inc said Friday, as energy firms keep slashing spending despite crude futures prices jumping roughly 50 percent  since hitting a near 13-year low in February.   Drillers cut 8 oil rigs in the week to April 8, bringing the total rig count down to 354, Baker Hughes said in its closely followed report.  

North American Rig Count Up

The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in North America rose by 23 during the week ending October 20, because of a gain of 14 in Canada and helped by an increase of nine in the United States, according to oil services firm Baker Hughes Inc. The number of rigs operating in the United States rose by nine to 1054 compared to 750 a year ago, while the number of rigs in Canada rose by 14 to 352, compared with last year's 292, according to Baker Hughes. In the U.S

Deep Casing Tools Continues Global Growth

Lance Davis

Deep Casing Tools, which has an innovative range of tools designed to land casing and completions at target depth within oil or gas wells, has appointed Jason Henry and Magnus Wardle as Vice-Presidents of Business Development and Technology respectively, further strengthening the global team. Jason has extensive experience in the oil and gas industry, originally joining Baker Hughes in 1986 with operational and project management roles in Europe

Wood Wins LNG Platform FEED Contract

Pic:  John Wood Group PLC

 The Honghua Group Limited has awarded a $12 million front-end engineering design (FEED) contract to Wood for its liquefied natural gas (LNG) platform development in the West Delta area of the Gulf of Mexico.   The main objective of the FEED is to finalize the design of the world’s first offshore platform-based natural gas liquefaction and storage facility. Wood recently completed the pre-FEED for this project.  

GE's Chairman Jeff Immelt Retires

U.S. industrial conglomerate General Electric Co's chairman Jeff Immelt retired earlier-than-expected on Monday, with the company naming Chief Executive John Flannery as his replacement.   Immelt, who was expected to retire by the end of this year, had resigned as GE's CEO in June amid amounting pressure from activist-investor Nelson Peltz's Trian Fund Management for operation changes.   GE said Immelt also retired as director and chairman of the board of directors of Baker Hughes

Kelvin Hughes Showcases Drone Detection Technology

Photo: Kelvin Hughes

Kelvin Hughes first launched its dedicated drone detection system earlier this year incorporating SharpEye SxV 360 degree radar and electro optic cameras with the Single Mast Solution (SMS) security system.   At DSEI 2017 Kelvin Hughes has announced it will be demonstrating the next evolution of its drone detection and tracking technology. The SMS-D (‘D’ meaning drone) is a dedicated drone detection and tracking system now featuring a thermal camera and video tracker that

US Drillers Add No Oil Rigs as Harvey Slows Production

Photo: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

U.S. energy firms did not add any oil rigs this week as Hurricane Harvey barrelled into the nation's energy heartland, forcing drillers to halt production and refiners to shut plants.   The total oil rig count for the week ended Friday stayed at 759, General Electric Co's Baker Hughes energy services firm said in its report on Friday.   That compares with 407 active oil rigs during the same week a year ago

Bunker Industry Prepares for Sulphur Limit in Ship Fuel

Photo:  International Maritime Organization (IMO)

 An audience of ship owners, fuel suppliers, traders and maritime technology providers attending the IBC Asia Bunkering conference in Singapore has heard about  International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s latest work on low carbon shipping and air pollution control.    IMO’s Edmund Hughes provided an update on the work being carried out by the Organization to support effective and consistent implementation of the 0

US Oil Drillers Cut Rigs for First Week since January

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U.S. oil drillers cut rigs this week for the first time since January and the pace of additions slowed this quarter due to declines in crude prices despite an OPEC-led effort to cut production and end a multi-year supply glut.   Analysts, however, noted the weekly decline in the rig count was likely just a brief pause in a drilling recovery expected to continue through at least 2019.   Drillers cut two oil rigs in the week to June 30, bringing the total rig count down to 756

HENSOLDT Acquires Kelvin Hughes

Image: Kelvin Hughes

 HENSOLDT Acquires Kelvin Hughes   Kelvin Hughes has been acquired by HENSOLDT (formerly Airbus Defense Electronics) as a result of an agreement by its owners ECI Partners to sell its investment in the company.   “Following the buyout from Smiths Group, ECI has been a consistent and supportive partner as we have consolidated our position as a global leader in surveillance and security radar solutions,” said Kelvin Hughes CEO, Russell Gould.  

U.S. Natural Gas Prices Tumble as Coal Surges

File Image (credit Inland Marine)

U.S. natural gas prices have tumbled by more than 10 percent since late May as hedge funds start to liquidate a near-record bullish position accumulated in the expectation of a tighter market that failed to materialise.   Hedge funds and other money managers reduced their combined net long position in the two main futures and options contracts linked to Henry Hub prices by 584 billion cubic feet in the week to May 30.  

Heading Towards the 2020 Sulphur Limit

Photo: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

 The need for all stakeholders to work towards effective and consistent implementation of the 2020 0.50% global sulphur limit has been highlighted during maritime industry events in Denmark this week.    International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s Edmund Hughes spoke about IMO’s role moving towards the 0.50% sulphur limit at an event focusing on the “2020 global sulphur challenge: Implementation and Enforcement”

Kelvin Hughes radar for RN's River-class OPVs

A world leader in the design and manufacture of navigation and security surveillance radar, Kelvin Hughes announced in April 2015 that it had been selected to supply its SharpEye systems for the new Batch 2 River-class offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) - HMS Forth, HMS Medway and HMS Trent. Today, the company is delighted to announce that it will also be supplying the same industry-leading radar equipment for the two latest Batch 2 ships – HMS Tamar and HMS Spey.

US Drillers Continue to Add Oil Rigs

U.S. energy companies added oil rigs for a 14th week in the last 15, extending a nine-month recovery as drillers take advantage of crude prices that have held mostly over $50 a barrel since OPEC agreed to cut supplies in late November.   Drillers added eight oil rigs in the week to Feb. 10, bringing the total count up to 591, the most since October 2015, energy services firm Baker Hughes Inc said on Friday.   During the same week a year ago, there were 439 active oil rigs.

70th Anniversary of First Type-approved Maritime Radar

Photo: Kelvin Hughes

Kelvin Hughes is celebrating 70 years of radar in 2017. In 1947 the first Type 1 radar was produced and installed on a new fishing trawler, the Type 1 then went on to be the first type approved radar, gaining its type approval certificate on August 11, 1948, the first radar to do so.   Kelvin Hughes, a  maritime navigation and security surveillance radar, has a history stretching back over 250 years. Over the course of that period

Oil Prices Fall as US Drillers Add Rigs

Oil prices slipped on Friday, extending losses after data suggested drilling is ramping up in the United States, easing the focus on efforts by OPEC and other producers to support prices by cutting supplies.   U.S. crude futures for March delivery fell 98 cents, or 1.8 percent, to $52.80 a barrel at 1:14pm EST (1814 GMT). The session high was $54.08 and the low was $52.58 a barrel.   Brent was down $1.15, or 2 percent, at $55.09 a barrel.  

US Rig Count Recovers to Near Year-ago Levels

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The U.S. oil rig count ended 2016 just below year-ago levels as drillers added rigs this week as part of the biggest recovery since a global oil glut crushed the market over two years.   Drillers added two oil rigs in the week to Dec. 30, bringing the total count up to 525, the most since December 2015 and 11 shy of the 536 rigs seen at the end of 2015, energy services firm Baker Hughes Inc said on Friday.  

US Drillers Add Oil Rigs for 8th Week in a Row -Baker Hughes

U.S. energy companies added oil rigs for an eighth week in a row, extending a seven-month drilling recovery as crude prices remained near a 17-month high.   Drillers added 13 oil rigs in the week to Dec. 23, bringing the total count up to 523, the most since December 2015, but still below the 538 rigs seen a year ago, energy services firm Baker Hughes Inc said on Friday.   Since crude prices recovered from 13-year lows in February to around $50 a barrel in May

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