Oilfield minerals get boost from higher November rig count

By Mark Watts
Published: Tuesday, 07 December 2010

Global oil and gas exploration rises 29% to fuel barytes, bentonite demand

Global oil and gas exploration rose in November, increasing in all world regions, contributing to increased demand for oilfield minerals such as barytes, bentonite and frac sand.


There were 3,233 rotary rigs operating worldwide in November compared with 2,509 in...

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