Alberta, which produces about 80% of Canada's crude, had more than 1,500 orphan wells in February, up from 26 in 2012, Reuters reported.

Fredriksen's private investment vehicle Seatankers bought the new West Mira rig from the Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Shipyard for an undisclosed sum just one week ago, Reuters reported.

Drillers added 14 oil rigs in the week to March 17, bringing the total count up to 631, the most since September 2015, energy services firm Baker Hughes Inc. (NYSE: BHI) said March 17. During the same week a year ago, there were 387 active oil rigs.

The Pacific Bora, a sixth-generational double-hulled drillship, is currently in Nigeria. It should be mobilized to the Oyo Field and on site in June, and can be used for drilling and well completion, the press release said.

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The companies are part of a Wood Group-led joint industry project launched to eradicate the degradation of subsea equipment in shallow, warm waters offshore Australia.

FSI and Frac Shack America operate a fleet of specialized automated refueling units for frack operations which utilize their patented Frac Shack technology. 

The Amazon, completed in 2014, is equipped with 4,600 sq m (49,514 sq feet) of deck space with two 440-ton (400-tonne) cranes, a service speed of 12 knots and accommodation for up to 200 crew and service staff, a news release said.

Drillers added six oil rigs in the week to Feb. 17, bringing the total count up to 597, the most rigs since October 2015, energy services firm Baker Hughes Inc. (NYSE: BHI) said Feb. 17. During the same week a year ago, there were 413 active oil rigs.

Jacek Kacperski, ProSep sales manager for Europe, said the Eclipse mixer has been used before for hydrogen sulfide scavenging on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. 

The Geoholm vessel will be required to provide ROV and light construction support services to TechnipFMC in Australia for the Prelude FLNG water intake riser installation, a news release said.

Since crude prices first topped $50 a barrel in May after recovering from 13-year lows last February, drillers have added a total of 275 oil rigs in 33 of the past 37 weeks, the biggest recovery in rigs since a global oil glut crushed the market over two years starting in mid-2014.

The company said it was able to increase pricing on the spot market for most of its fleet.

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