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Operation Car Wash: Seadrill Served with Search and Seizure Warrant in Brazil

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Offshore drilling contractor Seadrill said Thursday its Brazilian subsidiary had been served with a search and seizure warrant in relation to a bribery investigation.'Seadrill Limited confirms that today its subsidiary Seadrill Serviços de Petroleo…

Archer Nets $100M Drilling Services Extension with Apache in North Sea

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Oilfield services company Archer has won a four-year contract extension to provide platform drilling and maintenance services for Apache in the UK North Sea.The contract covers services aboard the Beryl Alpha and Bravo, Forties Alpha, Bravo…

Petrobras Makes Oil Find in Campos Basin Block

Sep 23, 2020

Brazilian national oil company Petrobras has discovered hydrocarbons at the first well drilled in the block C-M-657,in the pre-salt of the Campos Basin in which partners are U.S. ExxonMobil and Norway's Equinor.The exploration well named Naru…

Borr Drilling to Postpone Debt Payment, Plans Stock Issue to Weather Downturn

Sep 23, 2020

Oil rig operator Borr Drilling Ltd has agreed with lenders to postpone the deadline for repayment of some of its debt, and aims to raise capital through equity as it seeks to overcome a demand slump, the company said late Tuesday.Borr, which is dual-listed in Oslo and New York…

Repsol Picks Stena Drilling Rig for Mexican Ops

Sep 22, 2020

Spanish oil firm Repsol has awarded a drilling contract to offshore drilling contractor Stena Drilling for a drilling campaign in Mexico.Stena Drilling said Monday that it had signed a contract with Repsol after a competitive tender exercise…

Aker BP Hires Odfjell Drilling's Deepsea Stavanger Drilling Rig

Sep 22, 2020

Norwegian oil company Aker BP has signed a drilling contract with Odfjell Drilling.The contract is for the use of Odfjell Drilling's 2010-built Deepsea Stavanger semi-submersible drilling rig.The rig is currently employed by the French oil major Total in South Africa on a $438…

Final Approvals Granted for BP's Ironbark Drilling Project in Australia

Sep 22, 2020

Oil major BP has secured final approvals required to start drilling at its Ironbark-1 offshore well in exploration permit WA359-P in W. Australia, around 170 km offshore from Karratha.The Well Operations Management Plan and the Safety Case for…

BP Terminates, Wintershall Hires Odfjell's Deepsea Aberdeen Rig

Sep 21, 2020

Oil major BP has terminated the contract for Odfjell Drilling's Deepsea Aberdeen semi-submersible drilling rig that was due to end in April 2022, the drilling contractor said Monday. Under the contract terms, BP will pay Odfjell Drilling an…

Maersk Drilling Targets 50% Emissions Cut in Drilling Ops

Sep 18, 2020

Danish offshore drilling company Maersk Drilling has set a target to cut the intensity of CO2 emissions from its drilling operations by 50% by 2030. Jørn Madsen, CEO of the company which leased drilling rigs to oil companies said:'Climate change…

Fire Breaks Out on Offshore Vessel Near Rig in Canada

Sep 18, 2020

A fire broke out earlier this week on a fast rescue craft aboard the Siem Diamond offshore support vessel in the Atlantic Ocean, east of St. John's Canada.According to the C-NLOPB, the offshore oil and gas safety body for the Newfoundland and Labrador area…

Norway: Wellesley's Schweinsteiger Offshore Well Comes Up Dry

Sep 18, 2020

Oil and gas company Wellesley has failed to find hydrocarbons at its 6204/11-3 exploration well in the North Sea, offshore Norway.Wellesley, as the operator of the production license 829, drilled the wildcat well 6204/11-3 (also known as the Schweinsteiger prospect)…

East Mediterranean Dispute: Cyprus Willing to Talk with Turkey 'Without Threats'

Sep 16, 2020

Cyprus is ready to engage in talks with Turkey to resolve differences but only 'without blackmail and threats', President Nicos Anastasiades said on Wednesday.The two countries are locked in a dispute over drilling rights in the Mediterranean…

Eni Finds More Gas Offshore Egypt

Sep 16, 2020

Italian oil and gas company Eni, together with partner BP, has made a gas discovery in the Great Nooros Area offshore Egypt.Eni, a company which a few years back struck Egypt's largest gas find at the Zohr well in the Mediterranean Sea, on Wednesday…

Turkish Drillship to Continue Operating in Disputed Waters off Cyprus Until Mid-Oct

Sep 16, 2020

Turkey said on Tuesday it had extended the operations of its Yavuz energy drillship in disputed Mediterranean waters off Cyprus until Oct. 12, in a move that could stir tension between the Greek Cypriot government and Ankara.Yavuz will be accompanied by three other Turkish ships…

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