Thakorlal becomes Intecsea president

Geeta Thakorlal has been appointed president of offshore engineering consultancy Intecsea effective immediately.   Source: News

Sigler joins Baker & McKenzie as partner

Denmon Sigler has joined Baker & McKenzie as a partner specializing in US and international energy and resource transactions. Source: News

US oil, overall rig counts creep upward; firms plot second-half activity

Thanks to another rise in oil-directed units, the US drilling rig count barely held on to its recent upward momentum during the week ended July 29. The modest increase comes during a week in which many US exploration and production firms outlined second-half drilling plans in second-quarter earnings reports. Source: News

DNO launches bid to acquire Gulf Keystone

DNO, Oslo, has proposed to acquire Gulf Keystone Ltd., Bermuda, for $300 million in cash and shares. Both companies produce oil in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. Source: News