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Transocean is taking a US$1.4 billion impairment in Q3 2017 following the drilling contractor’s decision to scrap five ultra deepwater…
Tuesday, 22 August 2017 13:50

BHP hits at Wildling-2 in GoM

BHP Billiton has made an oil discovery in multiple horizons at the Wildling-2 appraisal well in the ultra deepwaters of…
Tuesday, 22 August 2017 07:51

Ensco lands Leviathan rig deal

Noble Energy has hired Ensco’s ENSCO DS-7 ultra deepwater drillship for its giant Leviathan field, offshore Israel. Image from Ensco. The agreement…
Monday, 01 May 2017 00:00

The journey from Tupi to Lula

Jerry Lee profiles the development of Brazil’s giant Lula field, offshore Rio de Janeiro. The FPSO Cidade de São Vicente…
Published in OE: 2017 / May
Greg Myers, of GE Oil & Gas, explains how the digital transformation of offshore assets enables a competitive advantage by…
Published in OE: 2017 / May
Friday, 28 April 2017 09:14

ABS approves ultra deepwater APS

ABS granted Approval in Principle (AIP) to Frontier Deepwater Appraisal Solutions for an ultra deepwater Appraisal Production System (APS) that…
Published in OE Press: 2017 / April
Over enthusiasm in the recent floating rig building cycle has led to an ultra deepwater “hangover” that will take several…
Published in OE: 2017 / March
Tuesday, 21 February 2017 08:38

McDermott acquires Amazon newbuild

McDermott International acquired the newly built pipelay and construction vessel Amazon designed for its ultra deepwater and SURF projects. Image…
Thursday, 12 January 2017 08:23

Payara pays off for Exxon in Guyana

ExxonMobil has hit gold offshore Guyana with its new ultra deepwater Payara discovery, in addition to upping its ante at…
Monday, 19 December 2016 10:13

Atwood bags Woodside drilling contract

Woodside Energy awarded a subsidiary of Atwood Oceanics a one-well drilling services contract for the ultra deepwater rig Atwood Osprey,…
Monday, 12 December 2016 09:22

Noble, Shell amend drillship trio deals

Noble Corp. and Shell have entered a deal to amend contracts for three ultra deepwater drillships, due to today's challenging…
Tuesday, 06 December 2016 12:44

Atwood delays two drillships with DSME

Atwood Oceanics is to delay delivery of two new ultra-deepwater drillships being built by two years. The drillships are being…
Maersk Drilling and National Oilwell Varco (NOV) have entered into a five-year partnership to improve maintenance predictability for drilling equipment.…
Monday, 14 November 2016 09:05

Petrobras completes first Libra well

Petrobras completed the first well in the Santos Basin’s Libra pre-salt field last week, with the anticipation of starting production next…
Wednesday, 19 October 2016 12:41

Rowan gets two termination notices

Rowan Companies has received two early termination notices this month, in addition to booking more work and selling one jackup.…
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