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The last few months have seen an increase in demand for exploration rigs, which will benefit Capital Drilling's utilisation rates from this segment of the market - chairman Jamie Boynton
Research house Roskill expects demand to expand by 14.5% every year for the decade started 2017
City firm Peel Hunt has moved its recommendation to 'buy' from 'add'
There are a number of junior miners and near-production companies whose efforts probably aren't being recognised by the market
"The Sogola-Baoule prospect is continuing to grow in our ranking and we are expecting to receive further mineralised intersections over the next few weeks," said Bernard Aylward, Kodal chief executive
The Alta Floresta belt in western Brazil is generating interest for a number of the industry's major players
Pegging back its Lonmin valuation to 40p a share from 75p, Liberum sees "minimal residual value" if the deal collapses
With the new infrastructure in place, the company has headroom to expand at the appropriate juncture
Two companies, three wells
Drilling down into the world of E&P as we keep tabs of on the gushers and dusters
A look at some early analyst views in the City
The bookmakers have been put under the microscope, while Shell has been downgraded.