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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…
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…
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