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Friday, 29 December 2017 03:42

Hyperdynamics files for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Houston headquartered Hyperdynamics has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy relief. The firm, which is focused on exploring offshore the Republic…
Friday, 29 December 2017 03:31

Santos to drill off Indonesia

Australia's Santos is planning to drill the Paus Biru-1 exploration well on the Sampang production sharing contract offshore Indonesia, says…
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, 28 December 2017 03:29

2018: Exploration outlook, wells to watch

It’s a smaller, more focused exploration world as we start 2018. Elaine Maslin discusses the main themes for 2018 with…
Published in OE: 2018 / January
Friday, 22 December 2017 10:59

Saipem wins Angola's West Hub SURF

Saipem has signed a contract with Eni Angola in relation to the West Hub Development project in Angola, which incorporates…
Italy's Eni says a production test on the Tecoalli-2 well, in shallow water Campeche Bay, Mexico, showed "excellent production capabilities,"…
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…
Thursday, 21 December 2017 03:56

Russia makes most discoveries in Q3 2017

A total of 30 oil and gas discoveries were made in Q3 2017. Of these, 18 were conventional oil, one…
Global high-impact* exploration in 2017 is expected to match 2016 in both activity and success rates, and with a marked…
  Quadrant Energy is lining up drilling the Phoenix South-3 well in the Roebuck Basin offshore Western Australia, using Transocean's…
Tuesday, 12 December 2017 11:03

Halliburton launches Geometrix shaped cutters

Halliburton has released the Geometrix 4D shaped cutters, a line of four distinct geometric profiles to help improve cutting efficiency…
Australia's Santos has agreed to partly fund and lead a new 3D seismic survey over the beehive prospect in Australia's…
Tuesday, 12 December 2017 03:21

Lamantin disappoints for Kosmos, Mauritania

Kosmos Energy's Lamantin-1 exploration well on Block C-12 offshore Mauritania has disappointed.  The well, drilled in 2200m water depth and…
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 16:44

Erin spuds Oyo Northwest

Erin Energy has spud the Oyo Northwest (NW) well offshore Nigeria, the company announced today 6 December. Oyo-NW is a…