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Esgian Week 25 Report: Mixed Results in Exploration Drilling

Jun 23, 2024

Esgian provides an update on exploration drilling in its Week 25 Rig Analytics Market Roundup.Report SummaryDrilling Activity and DiscoveriesOslo-listed BlueNord announced on Monday the start-up of drilling operations on the Harald East Middle Jurassic well (HEMJ) in the Danish North Sea…

Energy Storage on O&G Platforms - A Safety Boost, too?

Apr 19, 2024

The fuel savings gained by installing energy storage systems on oil and gas platforms are significant, but it’s the safe-ty benefits that might overcome what has been a relatively slow uptake of late.Industry lore has it that drilling rigs say…

Esgian Week 15 Report: South America Remains Vital

Apr 14, 2024

Esgian reports on new contracts for Borr Drilling and Shelf Drilling (North Sea) jackups in its Week 15 Rig Analytics Market Roundup. Additionally, Energean has selected a drillship for its upcoming drilling campaign offshore Morocco. South America remains vital to the floating rig market…

Green(er) Rigs Put Stena Drilling at Forefront of O&G Decarb Push

Mar 01, 2024

As the offshore oil and gas industry transitions to more sustainable practices, drilling rig operators are faced with demands to implement greenhouse gas (GHG) abatement measures as part of their workload. Being the owner of the first ever drillship that secured DNV’s Abate(P) notation…

Island Innovator Kicks Off Infill Drilling Ops Offshore Equatorial Guinea

Jan 22, 2024

The three-well infill drilling campaign at Equatorial Guinea’s offshore Block G – operated by Trident Energy, with partners Panoro, Kosmos Energy and GEPetrol – has started, using the Island Innovator semi-submersible drilling rig.The first…

One Killed, Three Missing After Rig Capsizes in Nigeria

Aug 16, 2023

Nigeria’s Seplat Energy has announced that the Depthwise swamp drilling rig Majestic capsized in the early hours of August 15.Seplat as the operator of the SEPLAT/NNPCL joint venture, contracted the rig which was in transit to its planned drilling location at Ovhor in Delta State when it capsized…

COSCO Shipping Sets Semi-Sub Heavy Lift Record

Aug 09, 2023

COSCO shipping claims a new record for the heaviest tonnage and largest volume of a single piece of cargo carried.The record came with the smooth departure of the deepwater drilling platform, Deep Blue Exploration, transiting from Singapore to China on the 80…

Ocyan to Operate PRIO's Offshore Drilling Rig

Jan 27, 2023

Brazilian offshore drilling company Ocyan said Friday it had signed a contract to operate oil company PRIO's West Capricorn semi-submersible drilling rig.PRIO (Petro Rio) bought the offshore drilling rig from the offshore drilling firm Aquadrill in June 2022…

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