An enhanced connector improves structural integrity and fatigue performance on a GoM fixed-platform installation.

Around 40 rig workers started a 24-hour strike on July 23 on the Alwyn, Elgin and Dunbar platforms in the British North Sea, curbing gas flows to shore, but stored crude was expected to mitigate any oil supply disruption.

Transparency and competitive fiscal terms encourage foreign investment.

With the successful installation of the drilling topsides onto its jacket, a history-making NCS project draws closer to first oil.

Shell shares Malikai update while Exxon Mobil offers Hebron report.

Global demand for offshore rig rentals is starting to recover from its worst downturn ever.

US Rigs Up For Second Straight Week For First Time Since August

Crude oil's flirtation with $50 per barrel drive U.S. weekly rig count up for only second time in 2016.

The U.S. oil rig count dropped by 11 to 332 this week, compared to last week.

Total U.S. rig count down 12 rigs from last week to 502total U.S. rig count down 12 rigs from last week to 502.

Barclays, global, E&P, spending, outlook, offshore

Well spend could fall to an estimated $72.3 billion in 2016, compared to an estimated $92.9 billion in 2015, according to a global spending forecast.

Eagle Ford, Enterprise Products Partners, Permian, Pioneer Natural Resources, A&D, acquisition, divestiture

Enterprise Products sells 2,300 miles of Gulf of Mexico pipeline to help foot the bill for 460 miles of Eagle Ford midstream assets it purchased in July.