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2014-09-18 08:23:46

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, September 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Join industry colleagues for the most prominent annual Conference held in Africa's oil and gas-LNG and energy industry. Since 1994 this event remains the widely recognised for forging and enhancing relationships between both companies and governments. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140909/703725-INFO ) Meet with state oil officials plus private and public companies seeking to execute...

2014-09-18 08:23:31

New Rig Will Allow for Faster, Safer and More Efficient Shale Drilling KEITHVILLE, La., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Keithville Well Drilling, a private, Louisiana-based drilling company, today announced it has purchased and accepted delivery of the Schramm T250XD a new, land-based rig designed specifically for shale drilling. The company plans to immediately utilize the rig in the Haynesville Shale of Northwest Louisiana and East Texas....

2014-09-18 08:23:01

CALGARY, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - PENN WEST PETROLEUM LTD. (TSX - PWT; NYSE - PWE) ("Penn West", the "Company", "we", "us" or "our") is pleased to announce its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014. The Company previously announced its key operating results for the second quarter on July 29, 2014. All figures are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise stated. All comparative figures for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2013 are as restated....

2014-09-17 23:08:43

The global drill pipe market is thereby expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.9% from 2014 to 2019. Drill pipe market is highest in North America due to the high number of offshore and onshore drilling operations.(http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/drill-pipe-market-220790381.html) (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 The report "Drill Pipe Market by Grade (API, Premium), Application (Onshore, Offshore) & Geography - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2019", published by...

2014-09-17 20:20:56

Address Precedes Unveiling of Annual Global Energy Company Rankings SINGAPORE, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The keynote speaker at this year's unveiling of the Platts Top 250 Global Energy Company Rankings(TM) in Singapore on October 28 will be the chairman and CEO of the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ), Mr. Masakazu Toyoda. The keynote address will precede the unveiling of the 13th annual rankings of energy companies - the Platts Top 250 - which includes publicly...

2014-09-17 20:20:50

Bakken Net Unrisked Resource Potential Totals 4.1 Billion Boe, More Than 17x Greater than Current Bakken Proved Developed Reserves OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Continental Resources, Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE: CLR) plans to conduct its 2014 Investor and Analyst Day meeting tomorrow, Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. CT. An audio webcast and presentation materials will be available before 8:00 a.m. CT on the day of the event and can be found on the Company's website...

2014-09-17 16:25:56

LONDON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The oil field service companies accommodate the wireline services to the exploration and production (E&P) companies of oil & natural gas. There has been a continuous increase in the exploration and production activities of oil & gas in finding new areas of unconventional resources, which has immensely bolstered the growth of the global wireline services market. These wireline services are required by the oil and gas...

2014-09-17 16:23:19

HOUSTON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rowan Companies plc ("Rowan" or the "Company") (NYSE: RDC) announced today that J. Kevin Bartol, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer, has decided to leave the Company to pursue other opportunities. Mr. Bartol will continue to serve until a successor is chosen and a smooth transition is completed. The Company is conducting a search and intends to name Mr. Bartol's successor in short order. Logo -...

2014-09-17 16:23:18

HOUSTON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hercules Offshore, Inc. (Nasdaq: HERO) announced today that it has published the September Fleet Status Report ("the Report"). The Report includes the Hercules Offshore Rig Fleet Status (as of September 17, 2014), which contains detailed contract information for each of the Company's drilling rigs. The Report also includes the Hercules Offshore Liftboat Fleet Status Report, which contains information by liftboat class for August 2014,...

2014-09-17 16:23:05

LONDON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The onshore mature oil & gas reserves shifts the focus of operator companies towards deep water offshore areas. The increasing demand of energy has pushed the exploration and production activities in the deep and ultra-deep region thereby growing the demand for the offshore drilling services. The escalated demand of these services is backed off by the increasing demand of energy and soaring capital expenditures by the various oil and gas...


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2010-10-07 16:05:32

The Seismometer is an instrument designed to measure the motions of the ground. This includes seismic waves generated by earthquakes, nuclear explosions, and other seismic sources. Records of these activities allow seismologists to map the interior of the Earth, and locate and measure the size of the different sources. There are also seismographs, which is sometimes used in place of the word seismometer. However, a seismograph is the older instrument in which the measuring and recording...

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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'