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PGNiG Drills Duster at Fat Canyon Prospect Offshore Norway

Dec 09, 2021

Polish oil firm PGNiG has drilled a dry well in the production licence 937, in the Norwegian Sea.The well, formally named 'Well 6306/3-1 S' - the Fat Canyon Prospect - was drilled using Dolphin Drilling's Borgland Dolphin semi-submersible drilling rig…

Prosafe's Flotel Extends Stay in Trinidad

Dec 09, 2021

Offshore accommodation rig owner Prosafe said Thursday it had secured a contract extension in Trinidad and Tobago for its Safe Concordia flotel.The charter takes the firm operational period for the rig through to end-January 2022. The total value of the contract extension…

FAR's Gambia Well Finds Oil Traces. Side-track Required after 'Significant Fluid Losses'

Dec 06, 2021

FAR, an Australian oil and gas company that began drilling at the Bambo-1 exploratory well in Block A2 off the coast of The Gambia last month, said Monday the well had encountered oil traces but would have to be plugged and side-tracked after…

Singapore's Temasek Working with Portfolio Firms in Green Transition

Dec 02, 2021

Singapore state investor Temasek is working with its portfolio companies to help them become more green as advancing sustainability goals becomes the new normal, the firm's chief sustainability officer said on Thursday.Temasek, with a portfolio valued at S$381 billion ($278…

Odfjell Drilling Nets One-well Gig with Lundin Energy for Deepsea Stavanger Rig

Dec 01, 2021

Swedish oil company Lundin Energy has awarded a one-well contract to Odfjell Drilling for the use of the Deepsea Stavanger drilling rig off Norway.The rig owner said Wednesday that the well had been exercised as part of the options agreed in…

Australia: Western Gas Hires Valaris Offshore Rig for 'High-impact' Sasanof Offshore Well

Nov 29, 2021

Australian oil and gas company Western Gas has signed a formal contract with offshore drilling firm Valaris for the MS-1 semi-submersible rig to drill the Sasanof-1 exploration well.The Sasanof-1 exploration well is in permit WA-519-P in Commonwealth waters about 207 km northwest of Onslow…

Petrobras Awards Long-term Charters for Seadrill Drillship Duo

Nov 26, 2021

Offshore drilling company Seadrill has won two contracts with Brazil's Petrobras for the West Carina and West Tellus drillship.The two rigs will work on the Búzios field offshore Brazil. Both contracts have been signed on a 3-year fixed-term basis…

India: ONGC Awards Shelf Drilling Rig a Three-year Deal

Nov 23, 2021

Shallow water drilling contractor Shelf Drilling has secured a three-year contract for one of its jack-up rigs in India.The contract, with India's national oil company ONGC, is for the Ron Tappmeyer jack-up drilling unit, for offshore operations in Indian waters…

Lukoil Makes Oil Discovery Offshore Mexico

Nov 23, 2021

Russian oil company Lukoil has said it has discovered an oil field within the Yoti West structure at Block 12 offshore Mexico. The field was discovered after drilling the first exploration well. According to preliminary estimates, the initial oil in place reaches 250 million barrels…

FAR Spuds Bambo-1 Well Offshore The Gambia

Nov 15, 2021

Australian oil and gas firm FAR has started drilling at the Bambo-1 exploration well in Block A2, offshore The Gambia.'The Stena IceMax drillship arrived on site on 12 November Gambian time and after completing preparations, has successfully spudded the well…

Improved Dayrates: GMS Scores Extensions for Two Jack-ups

Nov 12, 2021

GMS, a provider of self‐propelled, self‐elevating support vessels for the offshore energy industry, has won two contract extensions for its jack-ups.GMS said Thursday the contracts were for a K and S Class vessel and on improved dayrates.'The…

Aquaterra Energy Assists with BW Energy's Jack-Up Rig Conversion

Nov 10, 2021

Offshore energy industry engineering firm Aquaterra Energy has won a $4.4 million contract with BW Energy for delivery of multiple conductors tensioning units for the repurposing of the Hibiscus Alpha jack-up rig to an offshore installation (OI)…

Offshore Drillers Noble and Maersk Drilling to Merge

Nov 10, 2021

Denmark's Maersk Drilling and U.S. rival Noble Corp will merge in a $3.4 billion deal to form one of the world's largest offshore oil drilling rig companies, they said on Wednesday.The combined company is expected to reap annual cost savings…

Aker BP Makes Non-Commercial Oil Find in North Sea Off Norway

Nov 09, 2021

Norwegian oil and gas company Aker BP has made a minor oil discovery at the well 24/12-7 - known as Lyderhorn East prospect - in the Norwegian section of the North Sea.The Lyderhorn East well was drilled about 17 kilometers southwest of the Bøyla field in the North Sea…

Petrobras Extends Safe Notos Flotel Charter

Nov 05, 2021

Brazilian oil company Petrobras has extended the contract with offshore accommodation firm Prosafe for the use of the Safe Notos semi-submersible flotel. Petrobras will use the Safe Notos for safety and maintenance support offshore Brazil.The…

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