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Subsea Tiebacks: LLOG Starts Production from Spruance Oil and Gas Field

Jun 28, 2022

U.S. Gulf of Mexico-focused oil and gas company LLOG Exploration said Tuesday it had recently kicked off production from its Spruance field, located offshore Louisiana.The two-well subsea development is located in Ewing Bank (“EW”) Blocks 877 and 921 in the U.S. Gulf.The field is producing, in combination, approximately 16,000 barrels of oil per day and 13 million cubic feet of gas per day via a 14-mile subsea tieback to the EnVen-operated Lobster platform in EW 873…

Shell Books Maersk Jack-up to Drill High-impact Pensacola Well Offshore UK

Jun 29, 2022

Shell UK Ltd has awarded Maersk Drilling a contract to supply the harsh-environment jack-up rig Maersk Resilient for the drilling of the Pensacola well in the UK part of the North Sea.The contract is scheduled to begin in the second half of 2022…

Shelf Drilling to Buy Aban Offshore's Jack-up Rig for $30M

Jun 18, 2022

Jack-up drilling rig specialist Shelf Drilling has agreed to buy the Deep Driller 7 jack-up drilling rig from the Indian offshore drilling company Aban Offshore. Shelf Drilling will pay $30 million for the 2008-built jack-up drilling unit. The rig is of Baker Marine Pacific Class 375 design…

Shelf Drilling Nets 3-Year Jack-up Rig Deal with Saudi Aramco

Jun 14, 2022

Shallow water offshore drilling contractor Shelf Drilling has secured a contract extension for its Shelf Drilling Achiever jack-up drilling rig in Saudi Arabia.The rig, of the GustoMSC CJ46-X100-D 350 design, had a contract with Saudi Aramco running until December 2022…

VAALCO Energy Makes Offshore Discovery in Gabon

Jun 06, 2022

VAALCO Energy on Monday announced the successful drilling of the South Tchibala 1HB-ST well, offshore Gabon. The well was drilled from the Avouma platform in the Etame field, offshore Gabon.  The company said it had discovered significant columns of multiple hydrocarbon-bearing sands in the Dentale…

Philippine Tycoon Razon to Buy Majority of South China Sea Gas Field

Jun 02, 2022

Philippines ports and gaming tycoon Enrique Razon is acquiring a majority stake in a South China Sea gas field from a close ally of outgoing President Rodrigo Duterte, a move seen benefitting his oil exploration franchise on the Reed Bank.Razon's…

Vantage Drilling Wraps Sale of Three Jack-Up Rigs to ADES

Jun 01, 2022

Vantage Drilling has completed the sale of three jack-up drilling rigs to ADES, through the sale if its subsidiary Emerald Driller Company (“EDC”).ADES acquired EDC for $170,000,000 in cash, together with an additional $34 million in cash in…

Oil Plus Wins Produced Water Projects Off Qatar

May 27, 2022

UK-based oilfield solutions company Oil Plus has said it has secured two produced water-related projects in Qatar worth $450,000 in total. Oil Plus will deliver a Pre-FEED oil and water analysis for Qatar Energy, and a water injection study…

Offshore Drilling Rig Rates Lifted by Pandemic Recovery, Race to Replace Russian Crude

May 27, 2022

Rental rates for offshore oil and gas rigs have rocketed higher, boosted by a race to lift production because of the war in Ukraine and a recovery in demand after the COVID-19 pandemic.Drilling companies are in a stronger position to demand…

ONGC Awards Three-year Contract for Shelf Drilling Jack-up Rig

May 20, 2022

Shallow water drilling rig contractor Shelf Drilling has secured a contract for one of its jack-up drilling rigs with the Indian national oil and gas company ONGC.The three-year contract is for the 1975-built F.G. McClintock jack-up rig. ONGC…

Borr Drilling Finds More Work for Saga Jack-up Drilling Rig

May 18, 2022

Oslo-listed offshore drilling firm Borr Drilling has won a binding Letter of Award for its jack-up drilling rig 'Saga' from an undisclosed operator in Southeast Asia.The drilling program is expected to start in Q4 2022, in direct continuation of the current contract…

Westwood: Offshore Drilling Rig Utilization Much Higher Than Typically Reported

May 17, 2022

By Teresa Wilkie, Research Director of RigLogix at Westwood Global EnergyUtilization is one of the key barometers of the health of the offshore rig market, as it identifies what percentage of the usable fleet is available versus what is not…

First Jack-up Rig Built for IMI Loaded Out

May 17, 2022

International Maritime Industries (IMI), which describes itself as the largest shipyard in the MENA region, and offshore construction firm Lamprell on Tuesday announced the successful completion of the load-out and float-off of the first jackup drilling unit being constructed for IMI…

ConocoPhillips Files Development Plan for Offshore Oil Field in Norway

May 09, 2022

ConocoPhillips submitted on Monday a plan to develop an oil discovery in the Norwegian North Sea for 10.5 billion Norwegian crowns ($1.10 billion), the U.S. petroleum company said.Known as Eldfisk North, the development is part of the wider Ekofisk area…

Pavo-1 Discovery is 'Stellar' Exploration Success, Carnarvon Says. Shares Resource Estimate

May 02, 2022

Australian oil and gas company Carnarvon Energy said the recent Pavo-1 oil discovery it made with operator Santos offshore W. Australia was a 'stellar exploration success.'The company has completed its Pavo resource assessment and said that…

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