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NPD Approves Equinor's North Sea Drilling Plan

Sep 09, 2021

Norwegian oil firm Equinor has been granted a for wells 35/10-7 S and A in the North Sea, offshore Norway.The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, which announced its approval Thursday, said that Equinor would use Seadrill's West Hercules semi-submersible drilling rig to drill the two offshore wells…

Helmerich & Payne to Invest $100M in ADNOC Drilling IPO

Sep 08, 2021

U.S. contract oil and gas driller Helmerich & Payne (H&P) will invest $100 million in the initial public offering (IPO) of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company's drilling unit, the companies said in a joint statement.The cornerstone investment by…

Gulf Marine Services Taps LR for Software Solution to Boost Efficiency

Sep 08, 2021

UAE-based Gulf Marine Services (GMS), a company providing jack-up service vessels for the offshore oil, gas, and renewables industries, has hired Lloyd's Register for the installation of a new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.GMS said the system would provide its with a central…

Chariot to Use Stena Don Drilling Rig for Anchois Well in Morocco

Sep 07, 2021

Oil and gas company Chariot has signed a contract with offshore drilling firm Stena Drilling to use its Stena Don drilling rig for the Anchois gas appraisal well within the Lixus licence, offshore Morocco.Drilling operations are expected to…

ADNOC to Sell 7.5% Stake in Drilling Unit's IPO

Sep 07, 2021

ADNOC Drilling said on Monday it intended to list on the Abu Dhabi bourse, with its parent company Abu Dhabi National Oil Co (ADNOC) selling a minimum 7.5% stake in an initial public offering (IPO).This is the second public flotation of a company…

Australia: Western Gas Finds Drilling Partner for Sasanof-1 Offshore Well

Sep 07, 2021

Australian oil and gas company Western Gas, the operator of the offshore Exploration Permit WA-519-P in W. Australia, has found a partner to fund part of the drilling costs for the Sasanof-1 offshore exploration well.The partner is the ASX-listed Global Oil and Gas Limited…

Seadrill Closer to Chapter 11 Emergence as Court Nod Granted

Sep 06, 2021

Offshore drilling company Seadrill has moved a step closer to reaching bankruptcy emergence after the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas approved the disclosure statement for the company's proposed plan of reorganization…

Neptune Energy Gets Green Light for Shamu Drilling (Norway)

Sep 06, 2021

Neptune Energy has received approval from the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway to drill in block 33/6 in the North Sea.PSA Norway said Monday that Neptune would drill  33/6-6 S and 33/6-6 A well at the Shamu prospect in the Production licence…

Wintershall Dea Wraps Begknapp Appraisal Drilling. Eyes Tie-back to Nearby Platforms (Norway)

Sep 06, 2021

Oil and gas firm Wintershall Dea has completed the drilling of an appraisal well on the Bergknapp oil discovery in the Norwegian Sea.Wintershall Dea made the Bergknam discovery in April 2020, using Saipem's Scarabeo 8 offshore drilling rig.The…

BW Energy's Gabon Offshore Oil Find Smaller than Expected

Sep 03, 2021

Oslo-listed oil and gas company BW Energy's recently announced offshore oil discovery in Dussafu Block in Gabon is smaller than expected.The company in August said it had discovered oil in the Hibiscus North exploration well (DHBNM-1) in the Dussafu Block…

Noble Corp. Sends Force Majeure Notice to Shell over Drillship Damaged in Storm

Sep 03, 2021

Offshore drilling contractor Noble Corporation has sent a force majeure notice to its client Shell over the Noble Globetrotter II drillship contract after the rig was damaged earlier this week in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico in severe weather during Hurricane Ida…

Empyrean to Drill at 'World-class' Jade Prospect Using COSL Rig

Sep 02, 2021

Chinese offshore drilling company COSL is set to sign an integrated drilling contract with Empyrean Energy to drill the Jade exploration well on Block 29/11, offshore China. The drilling is expected to start in December, Empyrean said Thursday…

Borr Drilling Wins Drilling Work in Southeast Asia

Sep 02, 2021

Offshore drilling company Borr Drilling said Thursday it had secured a letter of award for its jack-up drilling rig Mist.The deal is with an unnamed operator in Southeast Asia, and the drilling program is set to begin in November 2021.Subject to final confirmation…

Carnarvon Hires Valaris Jack-Up Rig for Buffalo Well in Timor Sea

Sep 02, 2021

Australian oil and gas company Carnarvon Petroleum has hired Valaris JU-107 jack-up drilling rig to drill the Buffalo-10 well in the Timor Sea.'The drilling operations are expected to commence once the rig has completed its current operations…

Noble Drillship Damaged by Hurricane Ida

Sep 01, 2021

The U.S. Coast Guard said on Wednesday it is responding to a drillship that reportedly sustained damage as Hurricane Ida ripped through the Gulf of Mexico and into Louisiana as a Category 4 storm.The agency said it was notified during the storm…

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