U.S. weekly offshore rig count stuck at 23

first_imgThe number of active offshore rigs in the U.S. remained unchanged at 23 units last week, according to weekly rig count reports released on Friday by Baker Hughes Company.Illustration. Author: SP MacBaker Hughes Rig Count: U.S. unchanged at 790 rigsU.S. Rig Count is unchanged from last week at 790, with oil rigs up 2 to 678, gas rigs down 1 to 110, and miscellaneous rigs down 1 to 2.U.S. Rig Count is down 261 rigs from last year’s count of 1,051, with oil rigs down 179, gas rigs down 84, and miscellaneous rigs up 2 to 2.The U.S. Offshore Rig Count is unchanged at 23 and up 2 rigs year-over-year.Baker Hughes Rig Count: Canada -2 rigs to 255 rigsCanada Rig Count is down 2 rigs from last week to 255, with oil rigs up 5 to 172 and gas rigs down 7 to 83.Canada Rig Count is up 31 rigs from last year’s count of 224, with oil rigs up 20 and gas rigs up 11.Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product, or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more

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The 20 best debuts from the new Premier League season

first_img 20 20 20. Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) – Click the right arrow to see who were the best debutants this weekend… – Okay, he only had a 12-minute cameo but his fast feet were mesmeric as he dazzled the Stoke City defence. It may have been a brief debut but it was full of promise. 3. Georgino Wijnaldum (Newcastle United) – Click the right arrow to see who were the best debutants this weekend… – The Dutch youngster was man of the match for the Magpies and looks pretty nifty in midfield. A powerful header from a wonderful Gabriel Obertan was the cherry on top. 4. Yohan Cabaye (Crystal Palace) – Click the right arrow to see who were the best debutants this weekend… – It was probably unsurprising Cabaye had a good debut for Alan Pardew’s Eagles but, nonetheless, he still had to put in a top showing. He capped it with a well taken goal too. 20 20 13. Angelo Ogbonna (West Ham) – Click the right arrow to see who were the best debutants this weekend… – Was part of the Hammers’ solid backline which shut out Arsenal. The Italian did well alongside Winston Reid and was excellent aerially and getting tackles in. 20 20 8. Reece Oxford (West Ham) – Click the right arrow to see who were the best debutants this weekend… – Not bad for a 16-year-old. His positioning was brilliant but he occasionally looked a little passive during the match. Looks to be a hot prospect for the Hammers. 20 20 16. Christian Benteke (Liverpool) – Click the right arrow to see who were the best debutants this weekend… – Solid but unspectacular. The Belgian striker was always going to have a tough time against centre-backs Geoff Cameron, Marc Muniesa and Philipp Wollscheid. He’ll improve as connects with his new team-mates. 10. Jose Manuel Jurado (Watford) – Click the right arrow to see who were the best debutants this weekend… – In his career he’s played for both Real and Atletico Madrid and it’s unsurprising given some of the classy touches he showed against Everton. His move onto the left flank where he crossed for Miguel Layun’s goal was superb. 20 14. Sebastian Prodl (Watford) – Click the right arrow to see who were the best debutants this weekend… – Austrian centre-back Prodl joined the Hornets on a free transfer in the summer. He was a rock at the back during a testing debut up against Romelu Lukaku. 7. Rudy Gestede (Aston Villa) – Click the right arrow to see who were the best debutants this weekend… – Coming off the bench and thumping in the game-winning goal on the opening day of the season is a pretty good start to your career at a new club. The striker’s powerful header from a corner against Bournemouth looks like it could be a sign of things to come. 12. Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham) – Click the right arrow to see who were the best debutants this weekend… – Spurs might have lost but their new Belgian, unsurprisingly given his form for Southampton last year, made them look strong at the back. As the Lilywhites pushed for a level he also provided what was probably the pass of the weekend only to see the recipient fluff his lines. Every season we see a raft of new signings on the opening day of the Premier League.Some good, some bad. Some great, some dreadful. There have been all manner of first impression over the years as clubs shuffle their pack.But who were the standout performers for their new sides as the English campaign got off to another exciting start?To see who talkSPORT thought were the best debutants, click the right arrow above… 15. Ibrahim Afellay (Stoke City) – Click the right arrow to see who were the best debutants this weekend… – The ex-Ajax and Barcelona man look confident on his Premier League debut. He battled well with Nathaniel Clyne and produced a couple of bits of skill too. 20 20 18. Memphis Depay (Manchester United) – Click the right arrow to see who were the best debutants this weekend… – The Dutchman looked disappointed when Louis van Gaal took him off, he clearly knew he had more to give but still showed glimpses of brilliance. 20 6. Andre Ayew (Swansea City) – Click the right arrow to see who were the best debutants this weekend… – Garry Monk’s free transfer swoop for Ayew was a masterstroke and the Ghanaian’s touch before his goal against Chelsea oozed class. 20 20 19. Alex McCarthy (Crystal Palace) – Click the right arrow to see who were the best debutants this weekend… – Alan Pardew claims the former Reading and QPR man has England potential – and he’s not wrong. He made an excellent double save to keep the Canaries at bay and could well keep out Julian Speroni and Wayne Hennessey this season. 9. Joe Gomez (Liverpool) – Click the right arrow to see who were the best debutants this weekend… – The Reds spent £3.5m on the young Charlton defender this summer and after a good pre-season he got a run out at left-back. Cool as a cucumber, the 18-year-old dealt with everything thrown his was and got an assist for Philippe Coutinho’s goal. 20 20 5. Sergio Romero (Manchester United) – Click the right arrow to see who were the best debutants this weekend… – The Argentine was a surprise signing over the summer but when thrown in against Tottenham he put in a superb showing, with a number of good saves denying Spurs an equaliser. 20 1. Dimitri Payet (West Ham) – What a performance! The Frenchman’s mature display showed every aspect of his ability. Hard working, skilful, intelligent and a dab hand at set-pieces, Payet could be one of the signings of the season. 20 17. Jose Holebas (Watford) – Click the right arrow to see who were the best debutants this weekend… – Dashing down the left-flank, the Hornets star was a real menace. It’s no wonder he kept Ashley Cole out of the Roma side at times last season. 20 2. Matteo Darmian (Manchester United) – Click the right arrow to see who were the best debutants this weekend… – According to Louis van Gaal, the Italian is second choice behind Antonio Valencia this season but, after a stunning debut where he kept Spurs’ Nacer Chadli and the drifting runs of Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen quiet, it’s unlikely he’ll spend much time on the bench. 20 11. James Milner (Liverpool) – Click the right arrow to see who were the best debutants this weekend… – The England star already looks like he’s forming a good partnership with Jordan Henderson. Astonishing to think he has been signed on a free transfer. last_img read more

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