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  • July 21- Halliburton Co, North America's top oilfield services provider, said it would add fracking equipment and crew to take advantage of higher demand in the region, signaling an industry-wide recovery after a two-year slump.

  • But away from the bad-tempered litigation in U.S. courts, which has dominated the news about Argentina for months, the country is experiencing an oil drilling boom as international companies seek to cash on its huge shale resources.

  • July 21- Halliburton Co, the world's No.2 oilfield services provider, said it expect higher margins in North America in the current quarter due to strong drilling activity, signaling an industry-wide recovery in the region after a two-year slump.

  • Halliburton's shares rose 1.5 percent in trading before the bell, after the company also raised its share repurchase program to $6 billion from $5 billion.

  • July 17- Schlumberger Ltd's, the world's largest oilfield services company, reported better-than-expected second quarter revenue as drilling activity picked up in North America. Schlumberger and Baker Hughes provide several services, including seismic surveys that determine where oil lies under the earth's surface and hydraulic fracturing of wells.

  • By Swetha Gopinath and Ashutosh Pandey. July 17- Baker Hughes Inc, the world's third-largest oilfield services company, said it expects strong growth in North America as oil and gas producers turn to its new technologies to reduce drilling time and cut costs.

  • July 17- Baker Hughes Inc, the world's third-largest oilfield services company, posted a better-than-expected profit and said it expected increased activity for the remainder of the year. A pick up in drilling activity in North America and steady demand from the Middle East and Asia Pacific helped the company report a 47 percent jump in second-quarter profit.

  • RPT-COLUMN-The real shale revolution: Kemp Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 10:01 PM ET

    LONDON, July 14- By now everyone knows the shale revolution was made possible by the combination of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing. "Horizontal drilling is the real marvel of engineering and scientific innovation," David Blackmon wrote in Forbes magazine last year.

  • COLUMN-The real shale revolution: Kemp Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 8:45 AM ET

    LONDON, July 14- By now everyone knows the shale revolution was made possible by the combination of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing. "Horizontal drilling is the real marvel of engineering and scientific innovation," David Blackmon wrote in Forbes magazine last year.

  • US rig count rose 1 to 1,875 Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 5:53 PM ET

    HOUSTON— Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by one this week to 1,875.. Of the major oil- and gas-producing states, Alaska, Kansas, Louisiana, Pennsylvania and Texas gained two rigs each. Arkansas, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah had unchanged rig counts.

  • MOSCOW/ LONDON, July 9- With President Vladimir Putin watching from afar, the head of Rosneft, Igor Sechin, launched the world's biggest oil drilling platform in the Okhotsk Sea to warm handshakes with his colleagues from ExxonMobil.

  • LONDON, July 7- Exploring for oil and gas is like gambling: it's all about playing probabilities, and using technology and skill to improve the odds.

  • COLUMN-Why secular stagnation is wrong: Kemp Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 9:02 AM ET

    LONDON, June 30- "Equality of opportunity as we have known it no longer exists," Franklin Delano Roosevelt warned gloomily in September 1932. In a campaign speech to the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco, the Democratic Party's nominee for president of the United States told his listeners that "opportunity in business has narrowed.

  • Exxon carries out major evacuation from Iraq-oil official Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 8:24 AM ET

    BASRA, Iraq, June 18- The head of Iraq's state-run South Oil Company Dhiya Jaffar said on Wednesday that Exxon Mobil has carried out a "major evacuation" of their staff and BP had evacuated 20 percent of its staff.

  • *Questions mount if Iraq can increase oil output at all. MOSCOW/ NEW DELHI, June 17- Some oil companies are pulling foreign staff from Iraq, fearing Sunni militants from the north could strike at major oilfields concentrated in the Shi'ite south despite moves by the Baghdad government to tighten security.

  • Midday movers: Exxon Mobil, Merck, Twitter & More Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 12:20 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of Thursday's midday movers:

  • Energy stock boomers that aren't about to go bust Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Halliburton has gone from laggard to leader among energy stocks, leading an oil-service sector rally. Is it time to take the money and run?

  • Early movers: AGN, VRS, GE, GOOG & more Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 7:37 AM ET

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • NEW YORK, May 25- Far be it from us to offer tips to Warren Buffett, the most celebrated stock picker of his age, but here goes:.

  • NC moves to forbid disclosure of fracking chemicals Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 4:25 PM ET
    Work at a fracking site.

    The North Carolina Senate voted to make disclosing chemicals used in fracking a misdemeanor as environmentalists call for more disclosure.