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Occidental opens new facility in Midland

Occidental opens new facility in Midland

Occidental Petroleum opened doors to its new offices last month in Midland, Texas. The Oxy Permian Plaza is comprised of two office buildings connected by a conference center and covers 212,000 square feet. Oxy Permian Plaza is the second facility opened this year in Midland by Occidental Petroleum. The company constructed a training facility earlier this year. Occidental is the ...

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Oil fueling Eddy County’s economic future

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CARLSBAD, N.M. — Stakeholders in New Mexico’s oil and gas industry, particularly in Eddy County, are bracing for where crude oil prices will land in this new year. The New Mexico Oil and Gas Association says the state had a record producing year but a drop in prices in 2015 had many wondering if it was the end of a boom, ...

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Brunswick one of only two N.C. counties to support offshore drilling

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — A pair of North Carolina counties are the only governments in the state to support seismic testing off their coasts. Brunswick and Carteret counties each passed resolutions supporting seismic testing off the Atlantic Coast, while, according to environmental group Oceana, at least 29 government bodies have passed resolutions opposing either testing or offshore exploration. The group lists ...

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US rig count down 2 this week to 698

HOUSTON — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by two this week to 698. The Houston firm said Thursday 536 rigs sought oil and 162 explored for natural gas amid depressed energy prices. A year ago, 1,811 rigs were active. Among major oil- and gas-producing ...

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US rigs down 9 this week to 700

HOUSTON — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by nine this week to 700. The Houston firm said Wednesday 538 rigs sought oil and 162 explored for natural gas amid depressed energy prices. A year ago, 1,840 rigs were active. Among major oil- and gas-producing ...

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Oil, gas producers urge BLM to reconsider proposed rules

The Independent Petroleum Association of America on Monday urged the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to reconsider its approach and work with the industry on proposed rules to update, replace and codify three of its Onshore Oil and Gas Orders. The BLM’s proposed rules would result in substantial changes to the way U.S. onshore oil and gas operations are conducted ...

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3 earthquakes rattle parts of state near site of 4.7 quake

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CHEROKEE, Okla. — Three earthquakes have rattled parts of Oklahoma near the site of last week’s 4.7 magnitude temblor. The U.S. Geological Survey says earthquakes of 4.4, 3.5 and 3.0 magnitudes were recorded Monday afternoon near the town of Cherokee. There were no immediate reports of damage. Last Thursday, a magnitude 4.7 quake near that town shook parts of northern ...

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ND researcher developing smart pipeline technology

A researcher at North Dakota State University wants to create safer oil and gas pipelines. Fardad Azarmi is developing a thermal spray coating that would prevent corrosion inside pipelines. The coating is a mixture of metal and ceramic particles. Sensors that can identify corrosion and measure stress or cracking in critical sections of a pipeline are baked into the coating. ...

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