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Five-year Plan: U.S. to Hold Between Zero and 11 Offshore Drilling Lease Sales

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President Joe Biden's administration on Friday unveiled a five-year proposal for offshore oil and gas development in areas of existing production, and said the final plan may have anywhere from zero to 11 lease sales.The range of options, between two auctions a year and none at all, sought to balance the administration's efforts to fight climate change with its calls to increase oil and gas supplies in the face of soaring fuel prices…

Equinor Adds Another Well to Odfjell Drilling's Semi-sub Rig Scope

3 hours ago

Norwegian oil firm Equinor has exercised further work for Odfjell Drilling's Deepsea Stavanger semi-submersible drilling rig.The Deepsea Stavanger now has six remaining wells to be drilled which are expected to occupy the rig into Q2 2023. Equinor…

Hezbollah Sends Drones Towards Drillship at Israel's Karish Offshore Gas Field

8 hours ago

Lebanon's Hezbollah said on Saturday it had sent three unarmed drones towards an Israeli Mediterranean gas rig [Stena Drilling's Stena IceMax drillship], which the Israeli military said it had intercepted.The Iranian-backed Shi'ite armed group said the drones launched towards the Karish gas field…

Repsol Sinopec Names VP Decommissioning and Energy Transition

Jul 01, 2022

Repsol Sinopec has appointed Adam Sheikh as Vice President (VP) Decommissioning and Energy Transition.The newly created role sits on Repsol Sinopec’s Executive Management Team (EMT), reporting to CEO Jose Luis Muñoz.Sheikh, whose most recent EMT role was VP Business Projects…

Longboat Energy Farms Into Two Offshore Exploration Prospects in Norway

Jul 01, 2022

Oil and gas company Longboat Energy has completed the farm-in into two OMV's near-term, gas weighted exploration prospects on the Norwegian Continental Shelf ('NCS') targeting combined gross unrisked mean prospective resources of 223 mmboe of which 45 mmboe net to Longboat)…

Biden Administration Offshore Drilling Plan Delayed

Jun 30, 2022

The Biden administration on Thursday delayed the rollout of a proposed five-year offshore oil and gas development plan that had been promised by the end of the month, according to sources.Interior Department Secretary Deb Haaland in May had…

Biden Drilling Plan May Exclude All Waters Beyond Gulf of Mexico

Jun 30, 2022

The U.S. Interior Department has recommended to the White House that all federal offshore oil and gas drilling auctions over the next five years be located in the Gulf of Mexico, where the drilling industry has already been focused for decades…

Staatsolie to Offer 60% of Suriname's Offshore Blocks in Coming Year

Jun 30, 2022

Suriname's state oil firm Staatsolie is getting ready to offer 60% of the country's offshore blocks for auction over the next 12 months, starting with a deepwater round in the fourth quarter, a company executive said on Wednesday.The Guyana…

Transocean Takes Delivery of World's First 8th Generation Drillship

Jun 29, 2022

Singapore-based shipbuilder Sembcorp Marine has delivered the world's first 8th generation drillship, the Deepwater Atlas, to its owner Transocean.The Deepwater Atlas is the first of two ultra-deepwater drillships based on the Sembcorp Marine's Jurong Espadon 3T design…

Shell Books Maersk Jack-up to Drill High-impact Pensacola Well Offshore UK

Jun 29, 2022

Shell UK Ltd has awarded Maersk Drilling a contract to supply the harsh-environment jack-up rig Maersk Resilient for the drilling of the Pensacola well in the UK part of the North Sea.The contract is scheduled to begin in the second half of 2022…

Express Engineering in 5-year MWD, LWD Supply Deal

Jun 28, 2022

UK-based subsea equipment specialist Express Engineering has signed a five-year supply agreement to produce a range of precision-engineered Downhole ‘Measurement While Drilling’ (MWD) and ‘Logging While Drilling’ (LWD) products used to deliver data for precise wellbore placement…

Apache, Shell Win Offshore Exploration Blocks in Uruguay

Jun 27, 2022

Uruguay's ANCAP has awarded three of the six available offshore blocks on its continental shelf to Shell and Apache, following bids received in the most recent ANCAP 2022 Open Bidding Round.Shell won the rights to the shallow-water block OFF-2 and deepwater Block OFF-7…

Ukraine Attacks Crimean Offshore Platform for Second Time

Jun 27, 2022

Ukrainian forces have attacked a drilling platform in the Black Sea owned by a Crimean oil and gas company, Tass news agency cited local officials as saying on Sunday, the second strike in a week.The platform is operated by Chernomorneftegaz…

Equinor Gets Nod for Norwegian Sea Wildcat Drilling

Jun 27, 2022

Norwegian oil company Equinor has been granted a drilling permit to drill the exploration well 6607/12-5 in the Norwegian Sea, offshore Norway.The well site is located in the production license 943. The drilling permit was granted on June 24…

Philippines, China Terminate Talks on Joint Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration

Jun 23, 2022

The Philippines' outgoing foreign minister said on Thursday that talks over joint energy exploration between his country and China in the South China Sea had been terminated, citing constitutional constraints and issues of sovereignty.The two…

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