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2011-03-23 12:04:00

HOUSTON, March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Blast Energy Services, Inc. ("Blast") (OTC Bulletin Board: BESV) announced today that the Solimar Energy 76-3 well in the Guijarral Hills Field Area located in Fresno County, California has reached its total drilling depth of 10,550 feet. Upon reaching total depth, a series of wireline log evaluations were conducted which indicated the presence of at least four potentially commercial reservoir sands that are expected to undergo further testing....

2011-03-16 15:40:00

HOUSTON, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dune Energy, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: DUNR) today announced it has set casing at 13,062 feet on its 100% working interest SL 214 #916 well (S Prospect) at Garden Island Bay Field, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. The well was drilled to a total depth of 13,078 feet and 5-inch casing has been run to 13,062 feet. The well encountered a 6-foot pay zone (by log analysis) at 12,504 feet on water and an approximately 24-foot zone at 12,708 feet....

2011-01-31 12:08:00

HOUSTON, TX, Jan. 31 /PRNewswire/ - Maverick Minerals Corporation (OTC.BB: MVRM) (hereafter "Maverick" or the "Company") is pleased to report to-day on the well status and preliminary log analysis of the Company's Lankford Trust # 1 Initial Test Well in Fort Bend County, Texas. Drilling Status The Initial Test Well was spud on Thursday December 9, 2010 and reached its targeted depth of 13,500 feet on Day 44 of the drilling program.  Logging of the Upper and Intermediate Zones...

2011-01-05 07:00:00

DENVER, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp. (NYSE Amex: KOG), an oil and gas exploration and production company with assets in the Williston Basin of North Dakota and Montana and in the Green River Basin of southwest Wyoming and Colorado, today provided an interim update on its Williston Basin oilfield activities. Kodiak currently operates a two-rig-drilling program in the Williston Basin, with one rig running in Dunn County, N.D. and the second rig drilling ahead...

2011-01-04 09:42:00

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- FX Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq: FXEN) provided the following update on the Company's current operations in Poland. Lisewo Well The Lisewo well that began drilling in late September 2010, has reached a measured depth of 3,810 meters. Based upon drilling data from the well, the current depth is expected to be just above the targeted Rotliegend sandstone formation. The well will be logged and a 7 inch liner will be set and cemented prior to coring...

2010-12-20 06:00:00

WUXI, China, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- WSP Holdings Limited (NYSE: WH) ("WSP Holdings" or the "Company"), a leading Chinese manufacturer of API (American Petroleum Institute) and non-API seamless casing, tubing and drill pipes used in oil and natural gas exploration, drilling and extraction ("Oil Country Tubular Goods" or "OCTG"), and other pipes and connectors, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Wuxi Seamless Oil Pipes Company Limited ("WSP China"),...

2010-12-03 07:00:00

Testing program to commence CALGARY, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ - David Dyck, President and Chief Operating Officer of Ivanhoe Energy Inc. (TSX: IE, NASDAQ: IVAN) and Gerald Moench, President of Sunwing Energy Ltd., today announced that the Zitong-1 and Yixin-2 wells, located on the Zitong block in Southwest China have been successfully drilled to total depth. The Zitong-1 well reached total depth at 4,294 metres (14,088 feet) in the Xu2 Formation and the Yixin-2 well reached total depth at 4,165...

2010-11-18 12:12:00

Regulations Move to Attorney General for Approval HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A set of new standards that will make natural gas wells safer were approved unanimously today on a vote of 5-0 by the state's Independent Regulatory Review Commission, Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger said today. Hanger praised the IRRC vote, saying the new regulations will, among other things, impose more stringent construction standards on gas wells, making them less...

2010-11-17 17:15:13

The numerous technical and operational breakdowns that contributed to the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and spill from the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico suggest the lack of a suitable approach for managing the inherent risks, uncertainties, and dangers associated with deepwater drilling operations and a failure to learn from previous "near misses," says an interim report of preliminary findings from a committee of the National Academy of Engineering and National Research Council....

2010-11-16 07:00:00

WUXI, China, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- WSP Holdings Limited (NYSE: WH) ("WSP Holdings" or the "Company"), a leading Chinese manufacturer of API (American Petroleum Institute) and non-API seamless casing, tubing and drill pipes used in oil and natural gas exploration, drilling and extraction ("Oil Country Tubular Goods" or "OCTG"), and other pipes and connectors, today announced that the Company will host a conference call at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, November...


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