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Oil and Gas Journal Drilling News

  1. Chevron North Sea Ltd. has let a contract to Archer (UK) Ltd. for platform drilling services in the UK sector of the North Sea.

  2. Partners in the Azeri-Chirag-Deepwater Gunashli (ACG) complex in the Caspian Sea offshore Azerbaijan have approved the investment of $6-billion in a new platform able to process as much as 100,000 b/d of oil.

  3. Surge Energy US Holdings Co. subsidiary Moss Creek Resources Holdings Inc. reported drilling the Medusa Unit C 28-09 3AH to 24,592 ft TMD (7,102 ft TVD).

  4. BHP Petroleum plans additional appraisal drilling on Trion block offshore Mexico during this year’s second half, the company said in an operational update. Previously, BHP sold its US shale operations to focus on conventional oil and gas in the US Gulf of Mexico and Australia.

  5. The US Department of Energy announced up to $39 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development projects that aim to improve oil and natural gas technologies. Selected projects will fall under two DOE Office of Fossil Energy funding opportunity announcements, DOE said on Apr. 16.