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Oil and Gas Journal Drilling News

  1. Maersk Drilling and Aker BP announced a drilling rig alliance based on a tripartite collaboration model that also includes service provider Halliburton Co. The alliance involving high-performance jack ups aims at lower cost for Aker BP and increased profitability for Maersk Drilling and Halliburton. 

  2. Serica Energy PLC, London, has agreed to buy interests in three natural gas and condensate fields in the northern UK North Sea from BP PLC and become operator. 

  3. Chaparral Energy Inc., Oklahoma City, has sold its enhanced oil recovery properties in Oklahoma and Texas to Perdure Petroleum, which Delaware records indicate was formed Sept. 26 as a limited liability company.


  4. Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. says execution of the final phase of an alternative financing agreement with Chevron Corp. will boost production in Nigeria by 39,000 b/d of oil and 283 MMscfd of natural gas. 

  5. Kuwait, overshadowed by escalating conflict between larger neighbors, stays stable amid parliamentary churn.