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Friday, 12 January 2018 03:44

Spirit gets nod for Fogelberg drilling

Spirit Energy, the new name for what was Centrica's exploration and production business, has been given permission by Norway's Petroleum…
Wednesday, 10 January 2018 02:56

Lundin's Barents Sea Hurri well dry

Lundin Petroleum's Hurri exploration well in the Norwegian southern Barents Sea was dry. The well, 7219/12-3S, drilled using the Leiv…
Saipem's Scarabeo 9 semisubmersible is in the Black Sea, where it is drilling one well, the Maria-1 exploration well in…
Thursday, 28 December 2017 03:48

Jurong finds buyer for West Rigel

Jurong Shipyard, part of Sembcorp Marine, has signed an agreement to sell the semisubmersible rig West Rigel for US$500 million.  West…
Thursday, 21 December 2017 10:12

Transocean picks up 22-well Statoil gig

Statoil awarded Transocean a 22-well contract in the Norwegian North Sea for the harsh environment semisubmersible Transocean Spitsbergen with an estimated…
Shell has awarded a contract to UK forge Sheffield Forgemasters for castings for use on the Vito semisubmersible platform for…
Monday, 04 December 2017 04:22

Lundin spuds Hurri, southern Barents Sea

Swedish headquartered Lundin Petroleum has started drilling on the Hurri prospect in the southern Barents Sea, offshore Norway. Exploration well…
Wednesday, 29 November 2017 16:20

Frigstad issues tender for new semi

Frigstad Offshore reported Tuesday (28 November) that it had initiated a tender process with shipyards in Asia to price a…
After more than 40 years service, an icon of the inustry, Heerema Marine Contractor's semisubmersible crane vessel Hermod, was loaded…
Wednesday, 22 November 2017 07:31

DEA picks Transocean for Dvalin production wells

DEA Norge has awarded Transocean Norway a contrcat for use of the drilling rig Transocean Arctic for drilling production wells…
Norwegian oil firm Aker BP (Aker BP) has agreed two drilling and well alliance agreements for its assets in the…
Tuesday, 31 October 2017 11:23

Siccar lines up Cambo field plans

Siccar Point Energy is moving forward with plans to develop the Cambo field, 125km northwest of Shetland in the UK…
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…
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