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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 ASea

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…

Equinor Books Vela Drillship from Aquadrill for Gulf of Mexico Drilling

Jul 16, 2021

Aquadrill, a drilling company formerly known as Seadrill Partners, said Thursday it had secured a one-well contract with Equinor for the Vela drilling rig in the US Gulf of Mexico. 'The rig will be managed and operated by Seadrill Limited. The…

PetroRio Charters Ocyan Offshore Rig for Frade, Wahoo Field Drilling

Jul 14, 2021

Brazilian oil and gas company PetroRio has hired Ocyan Drilling's Norbe VI semi-submersible drilling rig for the Frade field revitalization campaign and the Wahoo Field development, offshore Brazil.Under the drilling contract which is expected to start in March 2022…

Petronas Gearing Up to Spud Exploration Well Offshore Mexico

Jul 14, 2021

Malaysian oil and gas firm Petronas is preparing to start drilling an offshore well in Mexico.According to an exploration report by its Indonesian partner Medco Energi, Petronas is gearing up to drill the Bacalar-1EXP exploration well.Medco…

Norway: OMV Wraps North Sea Well Drilling

Jul 14, 2021

Austrian oil and gas company OMV has completed the drilling of the wildcat well 1/3-13 in the North Sea, offshore Norway.Using Maersk Drilling's Maersk Integrator jack-up rig, OMV Norge, a subsidiary of OMV, drilled the well near the 1/3-11 (Ipswich) oil find…

Decarbonizing Offshore Drilling: FUELSAVE Pens Deal with Seadrill

Jul 13, 2021

Germany-based 'cleantech' provider FUELSAVE has signed a contract with offshore drilling company Seadrill to deploy its advanced combustion conditioning technology on Seadrill's drillship.The technology promises to reduce primary fuel oil consumption and cut Co2 and GHG emissions from the rig…

Woodside Hires Valaris Offshore Rig for 16 Wells

Jul 12, 2021

Valaris, a company leasing offshore drilling rigs to oil and gas companies, has secured a 16-well contract for one of its semi-submersible drilling rigs.The drilling firm said Monday that the Australian oil and gas firm Woodside had hired the Valaris DPS-1 semi-submersible drilling unit…

Suriname, the Next Offshore Oil Hot Spot?

Jul 12, 2021

Offshore drilling in Guyana, mainly by ExxonMobil, has in the past years unearthed more than 9 billion barrels of oil equivalent, making Guyana a place to be when it comes to deepwater exploration, and as of December 2019, production, with multiple FPSOs planned for deployment in the coming years…

Australia: WesternGas to Drill Sasanof-1 Well Using Valaris Rig. Taps AGR for Well Management

Jul 12, 2021

Australian oil and gas company Western Gas, the operator of the offshore Exploration Permit WA-519-P, said Friday it would drill the Sasanof-1 exploration well offshore Western Australia in Q1 2022, using a Valaris semi-submersible drilling rig…

CNOOC Extends Buzzard Stay for Prosafe Flotel

Jul 09, 2021

China's CNOOC has opted to extend the contract for Prosafe's Safe Boreas offshore accommodation rig.Through its European subsidiary CNOOC Petroleum Europe Limited, the oil firm has exercised two of the three 30-day extension options available…

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