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UK North Sea: Exploration Well Count on Decline. Success Rate Up

Dec 02, 2021

The UK oil and gas industry regulator Oil and Gas Authority has launched its second Wells Insight report, which shows that the number of exploration and appraisal wellbores spudded has been on a decline, however, success rates have improved. OGA has also highlighted opportunities for oil firms to boost production through well interventions.Nine exploration and appraisal wells were drilled in the region in 2020 due to Covid-19 induced slowdown…

SpotOn Energy Acquires AGR Well Management

Dec 22, 2021

SpotOn Energy has acquired AGR Well Management, a Scotland-registered well management division of AGR.As compensation for the transfer, AGR received 20% ownership in SpotOn Energy, which will strengthen the cooperation between AGR and SpotOn Energy going forward…

Island Drilling Rig Lands Work in UK, Mauritania

Dec 22, 2021

Offshore drilling company Island Drilling has this week secured two contracts for its 2012-built harsh-environment drilling semi-submersible drilling rig Island Innovator.The company said Tuesday it had won a contract with Petrofac to carry…

Brazil: Helix Energy Solutions Wins One-year Charter Extension for 'Siem Helix 2'

Dec 15, 2021

U.S.-based Helix Energy Solutions Group has secured an extension of its well intervention charter and services contracts with Brazil's Petrobras for the Siem Helix 2 well intervention vessel.'The initial four-year contract for the Siem Helix…

Expro Reels in $50M Worth of Subsea Contracts in Malaysia, Australia

Nov 29, 2021

Oilfield services firm Expro said Monday it had secured four 'significant' subsea well access contracts in Malaysia and Australia worth more than $50 million. Two contracts are in Australia and two in Malaysia. One contract is with Shell in Malaysia…

DeltaTek's Cementing Tech Saves Petronas Time and Cost Offshore Mexico

Nov 24, 2021

Well construction firm DeltaTek said Tuesday that Petronas had recently used its cementing technology offshore Mexico for the first time.This project, at a deepwater exploration well (BC-1) off the coast of Tampico in over 5000ft of water, marked…

Helix Energy Solutions Nets Offshore Decommissioning Deal in New Zealand

Nov 22, 2021

Houston-based offshore services firm Helix Energy Solutions has won a 5-well complete abandonment project by New Zealand’s Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE).Helix Energy Solutions will deploy its Helix Q7000 semi-submersible vessel and 10K Intervention Riser System (IRS)…

Hiber Brings Satellite Well-integrity Monitoring Tech to Middle East

Nov 16, 2021

Hiber, a company that describes itself as the satellite-enabled IoT scale-up, is bringing its HiberHilo remote well-integrity monitoring technology in the Middle East to assist oil and gas operators in the region in monitoring their remote wells via satellite connectivity…

China: CNOOC EnerTech to Assist Empyrean with Jade Offshore Well Works

Nov 03, 2021

Empyrean Energy has engaged CNOOC EnerTech to manage critical pre-drilling permitting and logistical requirements related to Empyrean's planned drilling operations at the Jade well in Block 29/11, offshore China.CNOOC EnerTech is a subsidiary…

Transocean, Nekkar form Digital Well Construction JV

Oct 28, 2021

Norwegian industrial tech group Nekkar has via its subsidiary Intellilift formed a joint venture (JV), with a subsidiary of the offshore drilling giant Transocean. The name of the joint venture firm is  Inteliwell.The purpose of the joint venture…

Offshore Plug and Abandonment Alliance Launched in Norway

Oct 26, 2021

Offshore drilling contractor Odfjell Drilling has said that its business divisions Odfjell Energy and Odfjell Well Services have launched a plug and abandonment (“P&A”) and slot recovery alliance with leading companies within the energy industry…

FourPhase Removes 350kg of Solids from Trinidad Well

Oct 25, 2021

FourPhase, the solids and production performance specialist for the oil and gas sector, has said it has carried out the first-ever successful desander operation in the wider Trinidad region.The company said it had completed the operation successfully…

BW Energy Completes Two Production Wells Offshore Gabon

Oct 20, 2021

Oslo-listed oil and gas company BW Energy has brought online the Gamba well DTM-7H as part of the Tortue Phase 2 field development in Gabon. The final well, DTM-6H, in the Dentale formation, is scheduled to come onstream in the coming days. Current…

Sentinel Subsea Attracts Investment for Subsea Well Monitoring Tech

Oct 18, 2021

Passive well integrity monitoring firm Sentinel Subsea has secured an investment from Alba Equity and Scottish Enterprise as it continues to develop its technology for the monitoring of subsea wells.Founded in 2018, Sentinel Subsea has developed WellSentinel…

BP, Cognite in Multi-year Software Deal

Oct 13, 2021

Oil major BP has signed a multi-year agreement with industrial software provider Cognite for the use of its dataops solution Cognite Data Fusion to empower its engineers and domain experts with better access to contextualized data in order to…

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