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Middle East: Seadrill Wins Jack-up Rig Contracts Worth $404M

Apr 28, 2022

Offshore drilling company Seadrill said Thursday it had secured three contracts with  'a leading operator' in the Middle East for three of its drilling rigs.The contracts, with an unnamed client, are for the West Ariel, West Cressida, and West Leda jack-up drilling units…

Neptune Energy Confirms Hamlet Discovery. Eyes Gjøa Tie-back

Apr 28, 2022

Oil and gas company Neptune Energy on Thursday confirmed the discovery of oil and gas at the Hamlet exploration wells (PL153) in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. To remind, Neptune first announced it had struck hydrocarbons at the Hamlet well back in March…

ADES on a Shopping Spree. Buys Two Jack-up Rigs from Valaris

Apr 28, 2022

ADES, a Middle East-focused offshore drilling company, is continuing with its April offshore rig shopping spree.After agreeing to buy four jack-up drilling rigs from Aban Offshore, and one from Maersk Drilling earlier this month, ADES has now…

Germany: Activists Turn off Oil Pipelines in Protest Against North Sea Drilling Plans

Apr 27, 2022

German climate activists turned off crude oil pipelines at five locations on Wednesday, demanding the country look for other ways to reduce its dependence on Russian gas than starting new fossil fuel-based infrastructure projects such as deep-sea drilling…

Empyrean Energy 'Extremely Disappointed' as No Oil Found at 'World-class' Jade Offshore Prospect in China

Apr 27, 2022

Oil and gas company Empyrean Energy said Wednesday that its Jade offshore well in China, for which the company had high hopes, had reached total depth without encountering hydrocarbons.After years of preparations, the company started drilling…

Saudi Aramco to Keep Shelf Drilling's Jack-up Busy Until May 2025

Apr 27, 2022

Jack-up drilling rig specialist Shelf Drilling has secured a three-year contract extension for the High Island V jack-up rig with Saudi Aramco.The contract for the rig of the Marathon LeTourneau 82-SD-C design will start in direct continuation of its current contract in the Arabian Gulf…

Exxon Makes Three New Oil Discoveries in Guyana, Boosts Reserves

Apr 26, 2022

Exxon Mobil Corp on Tuesday said it found oil in three new wells drilled off the coast of Guyana, raising recoverable oil and gas potential from its discoveries to nearly 11 billion barrels.The discoveries continue a run of exploration successes that date to 2015…

Transocean Nets $87,2M in Offshore Drilling Contracts

Apr 26, 2022

Offshore drilling contractor Transocean said Monday it had recently secured offshore drilling contracts worth $87.2 million in total.In its quarterly fleet status report, the company said it had won contracts for Development Driller III, Discoverer Inspiration…

License to Drill: PetroRio Gearing Up for Frade Field Drilling

Apr 26, 2022

Brazilian oil company PetroRio has received regulatory approval to drill new wells at the Frade field, offshore Brazil.PetroRio said that the Brazilian Institute of the Environment and Natural Renewable Resources (“Ibama”) had granted it the…

Seadrill Secures U.S. Gulf of Mexico Deals for Two Offshore Drilling Rigs

Apr 26, 2022

Offshore drilling company Seadrill has secured contracts for two of its drilling rigs, the West Neptune and the Sevan Louisiana in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The contracts are worth $105 million in total.The West Neptune, a 6th generation ultra-deepwater drillship…

Oslo Stock Exchange to Delist Seadrill Limited Shares

Apr 25, 2022

The Oslo Stock Exchange on Monday passed a resolution to delist the offshore drilling contractor Seadrill Limited.'The Oslo Stock Exchange considers that the shares of Seadrill Limited are no longer suitable for listing on the Oslo Stock Exchange…

Seadrill, Sonangol JV Wins 10-well Offshore Drilling Contract in Angola

Apr 25, 2022

Offshore drilling firm Sonadrill, a 50:50 joint venture between Seadrill and an affiliate of Sonangol, has secured a ten-well contract with options for up to eight additional wells in Angola for the West Gemini drillship.The total contract value…

Schlumberger Posts Higher 1Q Profit as Rising Oil Prices Boost Demand for Its Services

Apr 22, 2022

Top oilfield services firm Schlumberger reported a higher first-quarter profit on Friday and increased its dividend by 40%, as rising oil prices boosted demand for services and equipment.Oil prices climbed to their highest in more than a decade…

Maersk Drilling, Noble Corp. Merger Raises Competition Concerns in UK

Apr 22, 2022

The proposed merger between offshore drilling contractors Noble Corporation and Maersk Drilling has raised competition concerns in the UK as the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has found that the merger could increase operating costs for oil and gas producers in the UK North Sea…

Acteon's Benthic Set to Launch Next-gen Portable Remotely Operated Drill PROD5

Apr 21, 2022

Benthic, an Acteon geotechnical services and technology firm, is set to launch the next generation of its portable, remotely operated drill: PROD5, also aimed at increasing productivity and cutting costs for the offshore renewable energy industry…

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