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Lundin Energy Gets Nod for North Sea Wildcat

Aug 18, 2021

Lundin Energy has obtained a license to drill a wildcat well in the production license 976, in the North Sea, offshore Norway.The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted the Swedish firm permission for the well 17/8-1.Lundin will use…

Shell Books Valaris Drillship for Operations in Sao Tome and Principe and Namibia

Aug 18, 2021

Offshore drilling firm Valaris has secured contracts with Shell Namibia Upstream B.V. and Shell Sao Tome and Principe B.V. offshore Namibia and Sao Tome and Principe, respectively, for its drillship VALARIS DS-10.The contracts for the 2017-delivered offshore rig are each for one well…

Lukoil Starts Drilling at Block 12, Offshore Mexico

Aug 16, 2021

Russian oil firm Lukoil said Monday it had started drilling its first exploration well at Block 12 offshore Mexico.The block is located 50 km off the coast, in the Gulf of Mexico, near the State of Tabasco, Mexico. It covers an area of 521 square meters…

Vår Energi Gets OK to Drill at Rødhette Prospect in Barents Sea

Aug 13, 2021

Norwegian oil and gas exploration and production company Vår Energi has obtained regulatory consent to drill an exploration well in the Barents Sea, off Norway.The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway on Thursday said it had given Vår Energi its…

Borr Drilling Secures More Work for Jack-up Rig in Malaysia

Aug 11, 2021

Oslo-listed drilling firm Borr Drilling has secured a Letter of Award for its jack-up drilling rig 'Gunnlod' from an undisclosed operator in Malaysia. The drilling campaign is expected to start in the fourth quarter of 2021 in direct continuation…

DNO Spuds Gomez Offshore Well

Aug 10, 2021

Norwegian oil and gas company DNO has started drilling at the Gomez exploration well on the PL006C license offshore Norway.The well was spudded over the weekend using the Borgland Dolphin semi-submersible drilling rig. It will be drilled to a depth of around 3…

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, a 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…

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