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WVONGA’s Spring Meeting has been cancelled due to the CDC’s interim guidelines regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

The US drilling rig count gained 15 units to 462 during the week ended July 22, representing its biggest increase since this week a year ago, according to Baker Hughes Inc. data. Fourteen of the units to come online are oil-directed.

The UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) is home to more than 4,000 wells drilled since the passing of the country's Continental Shelf Act in 1964. More than £50 billion has been invested in the last half-century, and the UKCS has produced more than 45 billion boe during the same period.

Crude oil prices in Texas averaged $45.19/bbl in June, marking the fourth straight monthly increase since the average monthly price fell to a low of $27.08/bbl in February.

Tesoro Corp. and Par Pacific Holdings Inc. have reached an agreement with US regulators under which the companies will spend a combined $425 million to settle past violations of the Clean Air Act (CAA) and reduce future air pollution from six US refineries.

As offshore production facilities near the end of their design-lives, operators often increase focus on maintaining asset integrity. Some mature fields could deliver additional resources with more efficient production assets, but achieving this goal can be problematic without an asset integrity management (AIM) program.