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Weatherford, Maersk Training enter partnership

Nov 12, 2015

Weatherford Secure Drilling Services and Maersk Training have entered a strategic partnership to enhance scenario-based training and competency for critical wells. The training will provide Weatherford, operator and rig-crew personnel with…

Archer inks Talisman work

Oct 14, 2015

Archer (UK) announced the award of a three-year contract with two,  two-year  extension  options,  for  the  provision  of  platform drilling services  for  Talisman  Sinopec  Energy  UK. The contract, which is scheduled to commence on 1 November 2015…

Centrica authorized to drill North Sea pilot

Oct 05, 2015

Centrica Resources has received consent from the Petroleum Safety Authority to drill a shallow borehole (pilot hole) down to a depth of 423m below the seabed in the North Sea near the Ula field.  The purpose of drilling is to establish that there is no shallow gas in an area…

Sea Lion-1 drilling delayed

Sep 29, 2015

Hibiscus Petroleum is experiencing further delays at Sea Lion prospect offshore Australia due to weather delays, according to partner 3D Oil Ltd.'s (TDO). The drilling of the Sea Lion-1 exploration well has been further delayed due to continuing…

Frost and Sullivan analyze MPD benefits

Sep 01, 2015

More than 40% of drilling problems occur during offshore operations, significantly increasing non-productive drilling time and therefore cost. As oil operators move towards more complex drilling environments, they find themselves exposed to high risk…

Castex starts drilling offshore Louisiana

Jul 16, 2015

Image: Hummer drilling operations/Petsec Energy Castex Offshore Inc. commenced drilling the Main Pass Block 270 #3 well. The exploratory well is being drilled in federal offshore waters on Petsec’s Hummer prospect…

Plexus inks Chinese collaboration agreement

Jul 06, 2015

Engineering firm Plexus has agreed a collaboration deal with China Oilfield Services Ltd. (COSL), Red Sea Technologies (RST) and Plexus' Chinese licensing partner Yantai Jereh Oilfield Services Group, to explore for shallow water subsea and crossover wellhead production systems in China…

Lundin drills three wells off Norway

Jun 25, 2015

Lundin Norway commenced the drilling of its second Alta appraisal well in the Barents Sea South, and the drilling of an appraisal well on the Edvard Grieg field in the Norwegian North Sea. Drilling has also commenced on the partner-operated…

Weatherford, Optasense form alliance

Apr 28, 2015

UK-based distributed acoustic sensing technology firm OptaSense has partnered with Weatherford International to form a strategic alliance to deliver integrated optical sensing solutions designed to optimize well planning, construction and production across the asset lifecycle…

Rough years ahead for UK subsea

Feb 11, 2015

The fast-growing UK subsea sector, which supports 60,000 jobs, is in for two years of tough times. An Infield report showed subsea tree orders, a major indicator of subsea activity, is expected to fall by nearly 30% between 2014-2019…

Lukoil picks AGR for drilling optimization

Feb 10, 2015

AGR has secured a contract with LUKOIL Overseas to optimize the Russian firm's drilling performance. The contract covers LUKOIL’s drilling operations in several territories internationally, including Middle East, Black Sea, Africa and Central Asia…

Esbjerg move for Welltec

Nov 08, 2013

Intervention and completions firm Welltec is to set up factory in Esbjerg, Denmark, as an offshore supply base for its operations in the Danish, German and Dutch sectors of the North Sea and onshore central Europe.  The new facility, which will initially employ 25-35 people…

OE13: ERD record for Noble Julie Robertson

Sep 04, 2013

Centrica Energy, stand 5D50, has completed its longest horizontal well using the Noble Julie Robertson (NJR) jack-up rig on the southern North Sea gas field. Running 19,000feet (6km), the extended reach well was drilled between December…

OE13: Exceed launches new units

Sep 03, 2013

Deepwater drilling and performance improvement firm Exceed has set up new business units in Canada and Ghana on the back of recent contract wins. The firm, on stand 3D210 at SPE Offshore Europe, is now also setting up new units in Angola…

Cluff adds to underground coal gasification acreage

Jul 26, 2013

Exploration firm Cluff Natural Resources (CNR) has been awarded rights to explore for offshore underground coal gasification prospects off the UK's coastline.  The rights are through two conditional underground coal gasification (UCG) licences…

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