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Thursday, 14 December 2017 14:51

Cobalt files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Cobalt International Energy reported today (14 December) it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for…
Tuesday, 14 March 2017 10:12

Chevron strikes oil at Anchor appraisal

Chevron has discovered oil at an appraisal well at its Anchor prospect in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, according to…
Published in OE Daily: 2017 / March
Thursday, 01 December 2016 00:00

2016’s Top Finds

Elaine Maslin reports on the year’s top discoveries to date. The largest discoveries were smaller in 2016, but the average…
Published in OE: 2016 / December
Thursday, 01 December 2016 00:00

Troubling trends

For the offshore oilfield equipment and services industries, 2016 was a difficult year. Douglas Westwood’s Joel Hancock looks forward to…
Published in OE: 2016 / December
Friday, 16 September 2016 03:28

Cobalt cuts short Rowan drillship contract

Cobalt International has agreed to terminate its long-term contract for the Rowan Reliance drillship. The drilling contract was originally due…
Cobalt International Energy is setting Angola as its number one priority, as the Houston-based company disclosed a multimillion-dollar loss in…
Sunday, 01 May 2016 00:00

Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Overview

Quest Offshore assesses the drilling, subsea, and marine construction dynamics affecting of one of the world’s pre-eminent deepwater basins amid…
Published in OE: 2016 / May
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 02:29

Cobalt plows ahead on drilling and FPSO projects

Cobalt International's Cameia #3 appraisal well drill stem test offshore Angola has proved more successful than expected, the firm announced…
Tuesday, 04 November 2014 10:36

ConocoPhillips comes up dry in Angola

ConocoPhillips is plugging and abandoning the Kamoxi-1 exploration well as a dry hole after drilling to a total depth of…
Monday, 01 September 2014 00:00

A look at Ceona’s Polar Onyx PLSV

Claudio Paschoa takes a look at Ceona’s vertical pipelay vessel, Polar Oynx, now serving Petrobras offshore Brazil. Polar Onyx  in…
Published in OE: 2014 / September
Tuesday, 05 August 2014 13:17

Chevron quits Anchor-1 well

Chevron’s Anchor-1 well was junked due to mechanical difficulties. Located in Green Canyon block 807, 131 mi. from Louisiana in…
Thursday, 20 March 2014 09:39

US$850 million offered in GOM block sale

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) received 380 bids on 19 Mar 2014, for 326 blocks in the central…
Published in OE Daily: 2014 / March
Thursday, 27 February 2014 15:04

Cobalt touts Angola find

Houston-based Cobalt International Energy, Inc. confirmed the existence of light oil and condensate at its Orca (formerly Baleia) deepwater pre-salt exploratory…
Wednesday, 22 January 2014 17:40

Cobalt touts Angola pre-salt find

Cobalt International Energy, Inc. announced the first discovery in the Syn-rift interval in the Bicuar 1A pre-salt deepwater exploratory well…
Thursday, 16 January 2014 16:07

Cobalt appoints new VP

Cobalt International Energy  Inc. appointed Gregory S. Sills as executive vice president and chief development officer with accountability for the…
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