Offshore Drilling News


Sapura Energy Nets $284M in Offshore Contracts

Jul 23, 2021

Malaysia's offshore services firm Sapura Energy has won new contracts worth RM1.2 billion (around $284 million) in its Engineering and Construction (E&C), Operations and Maintenance (O&M) and Drilling divisions.In Engineering & Construction…

Borr Drilling Nets Offshore Rig Work in Mexico

Jul 22, 2021

Offshore drilling contractor Borr Drilling received a Letter of Award for one of its jack-up rigs from an unnamed international oil company for additional work in Mexico. 'The program is expected to commence in the second quarter of 2022 for a duration of approximately 150 days…

Neptune Energy Hires Fugro for Cygnus Subsea Work

Jul 21, 2021

Dutch seabed survey services firm Fugro has won a subsea inspection contract with the oil and gas company Neptune Energy at the Cygnus gas field in the UK North Sea.As part of the contract, Fugro will employ its specialized survey technology to inspect the subsea infrastructure…

Buyers Reportedly Line-up for a Crack at Seadrill

Jul 20, 2021

Noble Corp and a consortium that includes Transocean Ltd and Dolphin Drilling are competing to acquire the assets of Seadrill Ltd, the bankrupt offshore oil driller controlled by Norwegian-born tycoon John Fredriksen, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday…

Borr Drilling's Prospector-1 Rig Arrives at Kistos' Q10-A Field in Dutch North ASea

Jul 20, 2021

Energy firm Kistos has informed that Borr Drilling's Prospector-1 jack-up drilling rig has arrived on location at the Q10-A field in the Dutch North Sea, marking the start of the company's 2021 drilling campaign.Kistos got hold of the Q10-A…

Aker BP Makes Small Gas Find in Barents Sea

Jul 20, 2021

Norwegian oil and gas company Aker BP has made a minor gas discovery in the Barents Sea offshore Norway, which is currently seen as not big enough to warrant development.According to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, the oil firm has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 7234/6-1…

IOG: Elgood Well Output Rates Better Than Expected. Mechanical Issues to Delay First Gas

Jul 19, 2021

UK North Sea-focused oil and gas company IOG, working to develop gas fields in the Southern North Sea, has shared the results of its first development well being drilled as part of Phase 1 of its Core project. The company said the output rates were above expectations…

23-well Offshore Drilling Campaign Starts at Sangomar Field in Senegal

Jul 16, 2021

Australian oil and gas firm Woodside Energy has this week started the offshore drilling campaign in Senegal for the Sangomar Field Development Phase 1, which will be the country's first offshore oil field in production.Woodside Acting CEO Meg…

Greenland Says No to Future Oil Exploration

Jul 16, 2021

Greenland has ended its 50-year ambition to become an oil producing nation after announcing it would suspend a strategy of searching for oil and would stop granting exploration licences.Oil exploration has taken place since the 1970s, involving major companies such as Shell…

Equinor Books Vela Drillship from Aquadrill for Gulf of Mexico Drilling

Jul 16, 2021

Aquadrill, a drilling company formerly known as Seadrill Partners, said Thursday it had secured a one-well contract with Equinor for the Vela drilling rig in the US Gulf of Mexico. 'The rig will be managed and operated by Seadrill Limited. The…

PetroRio Charters Ocyan Offshore Rig for Frade, Wahoo Field Drilling

Jul 14, 2021

Brazilian oil and gas company PetroRio has hired Ocyan Drilling's Norbe VI semi-submersible drilling rig for the Frade field revitalization campaign and the Wahoo Field development, offshore Brazil.Under the drilling contract which is expected to start in March 2022…

UAE: ADNOC Awards Deals Worth $763.7M to Schlumberger, ADNOC Drilling, Halliburton

Jul 14, 2021

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) on Wednesday announced awards of  $763.7 worth of contracts to Schlumberger, ADNOC Drilling, and Halliburton for integrated rigless services across six of its artificial islands in the Upper Zakum and Satah Al Razboot (SARB) fields…

Petronas Gearing Up to Spud Exploration Well Offshore Mexico

Jul 14, 2021

Malaysian oil and gas firm Petronas is preparing to start drilling an offshore well in Mexico.According to an exploration report by its Indonesian partner Medco Energi, Petronas is gearing up to drill the Bacalar-1EXP exploration well.Medco…

Norway: OMV Wraps North Sea Well Drilling

Jul 14, 2021

Austrian oil and gas company OMV has completed the drilling of the wildcat well 1/3-13 in the North Sea, offshore Norway.Using Maersk Drilling's Maersk Integrator jack-up rig, OMV Norge, a subsidiary of OMV, drilled the well near the 1/3-11 (Ipswich) oil find…

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