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IOG Spuds Blythe Development Well

Aug 03, 2021

U.K. gas company IOG announced the spudding of the Blythe development well in the U.K. North Sea.Following Elgood, Blythe is the second development well in IOG's Phase 1 project and is expected to take under three months to drill and complete…

TotalEnergies, Apache Find More Oil Offshore Suriname

Jul 29, 2021

Oil and gas firms TotalEnergies and Apache Corporation have discovered more oil off the coast of Suriname.The duo has hit oil at the Sapakara South-1 offshore well at Block 58, where they've previously made Maka Central, Sapakara West, Kwaskwasi…

Transocean Reels In Two Deepwater Drillship Deals in Gulf of Mexico

Jul 29, 2021

Offshore drilling firm Transocean said Wednesday it had secured contracts for two offshore drilling rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. The contracts are worth $55.5 million in total.Transocean said that its Deepwater Conqueror drillship had won a one-well contract with 'a major operator' in the U…

HFW Helps Shanghai Shipyard in $170M Drillship Case Dispute

Jul 27, 2021

Law firm HFW said Tuesday it had advised Chinese shipbuilder Shanghai Shipyard on a UK Court of Appeal win relating to a US$170 million payment under a shipbuilding contract for an offshore drillship.The Court of Appeal overturned an April 2020…

Equinor to Spud Egyptian Vulture Offshore Well in August

Jul 26, 2021

Norwegian energy firm Equinor is expected to spud the Egyptian Vulture exploration well in the Norwegian Sea in late August, using Seadrill's West Hercules semi-submersible drilling rig.This is according to Longboat Energy, Equinor's partner in the project…

VIDEO: Jack-up Unit Tilts Off China. Four Missing

Jul 26, 2021

Four people fell into the sea and went missing after an offshore construction unit tilted off the coast of Huzhou City, China, CGTN, a Chinese state-backed news website, said Monday.According to CGTN, there were 65 people on board when the incident took place…

Seadrill in Deal with Lenders to Slash $5B of Debt, Get $350M in Financing

Jul 26, 2021

Offshore drilling firm Seadrill said Saturday it had entered into a plan support agreement with certain of its senior secured lenders, over a reorganization plan that will raise $350 million in new financing and reduce Seadrill's liabilities by over $4…

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…

Transocean Sees Multiple Offshore Rig Deals Awarded, One Terminated in Q2

Jul 22, 2021

Offshore drilling contractor Transocean on Wednesday released its quarterly offshore drilling rig fleet status report, which shows one contract terminated in Norway, and several new deals secured Norway, U.S. Gulf, Brazil, Angola, Brunei, and…

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…

Brazil: Equinor Hires Floatel Accommodation Rig for Peregrino Maintenance

Jul 22, 2021

Norwegian energy giant Equinor has chartered Floatel International's offshore accommodation rig Floatel Victory.Equinor will use the semi-submersible flotel for maintenance and safety services alongside the Peregrino FPSO offshore Brazil.The…

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

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…

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