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Ocean Rig has signed a contract with Statoil, for a one-well drilling program offshore Tanzania.  The contract is expected to…
Sunday, 01 October 2017 00:00

Rethinking the dry tree semisubmersible

A jackable semi improves performance and introduces construction advantages, says BP’s John Murray. Installation configuration concept. Illustrations from BP.   Over…
Published in OE: 2017 / October
Alpha Petroleum Resources has inked a contract with Awilco Drilling for drilling 18 development wells on its Cheviot field development…
Monday, 18 September 2017 03:11

Statoil to sidetrack Verbier

Operator Statoil has decided to side-track the Verbier exploration well in the Moray Firth of the UK North Sea, despite…
Monday, 11 September 2017 03:09

Statoil's Verbier disappoints

Statoil's Verbier exploration probe in the Moray Firth has disappointed, with the well intersecting a water bearing reservoir at target…
Monday, 04 September 2017 03:17

Centrica to drill on Fogelberg Q1 2018

Centrica has awarded Island Drilling the contract for drilling an appraisal well at the Fogelberg discovery. The Island Innovator drilling…
Monday, 28 August 2017 05:51

Lundin tests Alta discovery

Lundin Norway has completed two appraisal wells on the Alta oil and gas discovery in license 609 the Barents Sea.…
Shell has chosen the Mærsk Developer semisubmersible to drill and complete three wells offshore Trinidad beginning in January. Mærsk Developer. Image…
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 07:18

Transocean in US$3.4 billion Songa takeover

Major offshore drilling contractor Transocean has moved to purchase Cyprus-headquartered Songa Offshore in a US$3.4 billion deal, the two companies…
Monday, 31 July 2017 03:57

Blue Whale semi starts sea trials

CIMC Raffles has started sea trials for the ultra-deepwater drilling rig Blue Whale II, following the completion equipment testing. The sea…
Published in OE Press: 2017 / July
Wednesday, 05 July 2017 09:37

Odfjell inks Total South Africa work

Deepsea Stavanger. Image from Odfjell. Total E&P South Africa has awarded Odfjell Drilling a one well plus one optional well…
Published in OE Press: 2017 / July
Statoil and partners ENI and Petoro have made a 25-50 MMboe oil discovery in the Kayak exploration well in the…
Published in OE Daily: 2017 / July
Monday, 19 June 2017 11:50

West Hercules to drill Cambo discovery

North Atlantic Drilling Ltd. Has been awarded a drilling contract with Siccar Point Energy E&P Limited for the Seadrill Ltd.,…
Published in OE Press: 2017 / June
Statoil has exercised its option for an additional well on the Norwegian Continental Shelf with Dolphin Drilling using the semisubmersible…
Published in OE Press: 2017 / May
Thursday, 18 May 2017 13:36

Keppel O&M set to deliver SOCAR newbuild

Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M) is set to deliver SOCAR’s newbuild, the recently named Heydar Aliyev semisubmersible drilling…
Published in OE Press: 2017 / May
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