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Noreco, Partners to Drill Two Infill Wells in Danish North Sea

15 hours ago

Norwegian Energy Company ASA (Noreco) has reached a Final Investment Decision (“FID”) on two infill wells in the Danish North Sea.The two wells will be drilled at the Tor reservoir in the Halfdan North East area, located in the central part of the Danish North Sea…

3-Year Deal: Survitec to Maintain Life Saving Equipment on Valaris' Offshore Rigs

Nov 30, 2022

Offshore drilling operator Valaris has extended its service agreement with Survitec, a provider of survival technology solutions, for another three years.The master service and supply contract, originally signed in 2016, covers the annual and five-year inspection…

Equinor's Norwegian Sea Wildcat Comes Up Dry

Nov 30, 2022

The Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor has drilled a dry well at the Othello North prospect in the Norwegian Sea.The well exploration well, formally known as Well 6507/8-11 S, was drilled about 17 kilometers north of the Heidrun field in the Norwegian Sea and 240 kilometers west of Sandnessjøen…

TotalEnergies' Awari Exploration Well Offshore Suriname Fails to Deliver

Nov 28, 2022

Oil and gas company TotalEnergies has completed drilling the Awari exploration well offshore Suriname without encountering commercial hydrocarbon volumes.The news was shared Monday by APA Corporation, TotalEnergies' partner in Block 58, where the well was drilled…

Guyana: Frontera, CGX to Spud Wei-1 Well 'No later than January 31, 2023"

Nov 28, 2022

Frontera Energy Corporation and CGX Energy Inc, partners in the Corentyne block offshore Guyana, have been given more time to drill the Wei-1 exploration well.Under the Corentyne block license terms, the joint venture was previously required to spud Wei-1…

Equinor Awards 5-well Extension for Odfjell Drilling's Semi-sub

Nov 28, 2022

Norwegian offshore drilling contractor Odfjell Drilling said Monday that Equinor had exercised its priced options for Odfjell's Deepsea Atlantic semi-submersible drilling rig.Under the extension to drill five additional wells on the Johan Sverdrup Phase 2 field development in the North Sea…

Icon Offshore Sells Perisai Pacific 101 Jack-up Rig at Significant Profit

Nov 24, 2022

Malaysian offshore services provider Icon Offshore has completed the sale of its Perisai Pacific 101 jackup drilling rig to ADES.The 2014-built rig was sold to ADES for $85 million in cash and the disposal of the rig was completed on November 22…

ADNOC Drilling Takes Over First of Three Jack-up Rigs Originally Ordered by Borr Drilling

Nov 24, 2022

Singapore's Keppel Offshore & Marine has delivered the first of three newbuild jack-up drilling rigs to UAE-based ADNOC Drilling.The three rigs were part of a series of five rigs that Keppel FELS had been building for Borr Drilling. Keppel O&M…

Karoon Energy Says 2nd Patola Production Well a Success. First Oil in Q1 2023

Nov 23, 2022

Australian oil and gas company Karoon Energy has drilled the second of two new production wells at its Patola field offshore Brazil, and the company says the reservoir quality is better than predicted.The company said that the well - PAT-2-  has been successfully drilled to a total depth of 2…

CIMC Nets 3-Year Extensions for Jack-up Rig Duo in Mexico

Nov 23, 2022

China-based CIMC’s Asset Management Company has secured three-year contract extensions for two jack-up drilling rigs in Mexico.The rigs, Gulf Driller VI and Gulf Driller VIII , will continue working for the Mexican national oil company Pemex…

Aquadrill Clinches $138M Charter for Capella Drillship

Nov 23, 2022

Aquadrill, formerly Seadrill Partners, has agreed to supply its Capella drillship for a four-well firm contract, plus two priced and three mutually agreed upon optional wells, for operations in Indonesia.The firm part of the contract is expected to have a total value of about $138 million…

Shell Spuds 'High Impact' Pensacola Well in UK North Sea

Nov 23, 2022

Oil major Shell has spudded the Pensacola well in the UK North Sea, Deltic Energy, Shell's partner in the offshore license, has informed.Graham Swindells, Chief Executive of Deltic Energy, said: 'We are excited to have commenced the well operations…

ADNOC Drilling to Buy Three New Jack-up Rigs for $320M

Nov 21, 2022

UAE-based offshore drilling contractor ADNOC Drilling said Monday it had agreed to buy three 'brand new' premium offshore jack-up drilling rigs for $320 million, 'with further acquisitions in the pipeline.'The company said the rigs would meet…

Saudi Arabia's State Fund Hires Banks for IPO of ADES, Sources say

Nov 21, 2022

Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund is planning an initial public offering (IPO) of oil and gas drilling firm ADES International in Riyadh next year that could fetch more than $1 billion, according to two sources who declined to be identified as the matter is not public…

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