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BW Energy Spuds First Hibiscus Production Well at Dussafu Block Offshore Gabon

Jan 09, 2023

Oil and gas company BW Energy has started drilling the first production well on the Hibiscus / Ruche Phase 1 development in the Dussafu Block offshore Gabon. The company said Monday that drilling operations had started in the first week of January…

ONGC Books Another Shelf Drilling Jack-up for Mumbai High Drilling

Jan 09, 2023

Offshore drilling rig owner Shelf Drilling has signed a three-year contract for the Trident II jack-up rig with the Indian national oil company ONGC.The contract covers the operation of the Trident II rig in the Mumbai High area, off the coast of India…

Dana Petroleum Extends Island Innovator for UK Drilling Program

Jan 06, 2023

Norwegian offshore drilling firm Island Drilling announced on Thursday that Dana Petroleum has exercised its option to extend the Island Innovator drilling rig’s assignment in the U.K.The option prolongs an initial 80-day, three-well contract…

Murphy Oil Fails to Strike Hydrocarbons Offshore Mexico

Jan 06, 2023

Murphy Oil Corp said on Friday it failed to encounter commercial hydrocarbons after concluding drilling at a well in Block 5 of the Salina Basin offshore Mexico.The company is the operator and holds a 40% working interest in Block 5, while Malaysia's…

Polish Firm Books Chinese Offshore Rig for Norwegian Sea Drilling

Jan 05, 2023

The Norwegian offshore drilling company Odfjell Drilling has, on behalf of the China-based rig owner CIMC Offshore, signed a contract with the Polish oil firm PGNiG for the Deepsea Yantai offshore drilling rig.PGNiG will use the semi-submersible drilling rig to drill one firm well…

Transocean Lands $488M in Contracts for Five Offshore Drilling Rigs

Jan 05, 2023

Offshore drilling company Transocean has secured contracts and extensions worth $488 million in total for five offshore drilling rigs.In the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, the ultra-deepwater drillship Deepwater Invictus has won a 100-day, three-well contract with an unnamed independent operator…

Talos Makes Two Deepwater Discoveries Near Ram Powell Platform in Gulf of Mexico

Jan 04, 2023

U.S. oil firm Talos Energy said Tuesday that its two deepwater wells in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico had discovered commercial quantities of oil and gas during drilling operations in the fourth quarter of 2022. Talos holds a 60% working interest in the two deepwater discoveries…

TotalEnergies Hits Hydrocarbons at North Sea Appraisal Well

Jan 04, 2023

TotalEnergies encountered hydrocarbons upon entering the reservoir during recent appraisal drilling at the Isabella discovery in the UK North Sea, about 270 km southeast of Aberdeen.This was shared by Ithaca Energy, TotalEnergies' partner in the Isabella discovery (P1820) in Block 30/12d-12…

Chevron Awards 12-month Extension for Shelf Drilling's Jack-up Rig in Angola

Jan 04, 2023

Offshore drilling firm Shelf Drilling said Wednesday it had won a one-year contract extension for its Shelf Drilling Tenacious jack-up rig.The contract is a direct continuation of its current contract for drilling operations offshore Angola…

ONGC Names Rawat as Director of Exploration

Jan 03, 2023

India's national oil company ONGC has appointed Sushma Rawat as Director of Exploration. She prevciously served as Executive Director-Basin Manager, Assam & Assam Arakan.She takes over the reins as Director of Exploration from Rajesh Kumar Srivastava…

Turkey Accuses Cyprus of Stoking Tensions in Eastern Med with Its Gas Exploration Efforts

Dec 30, 2022

Turkey on has accused Cyprus of increasing tension in the Eastern Mediterranean after a consortium of Italian and French energy companies found more natural gas off the island earlier this week.Cyprus's hydrocarbon activities 'have been carried out unilaterally…

Borr Drilling Nets Deals for Two Jack-ups. Adds 2,030 Days to Backlog

Dec 30, 2022

Offshore drilling firm Borr Drilling said Friday it had secured new contracts for two of its premium jack-up drilling rigs. 'These awards increase the company's backlog by approximately 2,030 days, excluding optional periods,' Borr Drilling said…

Sembcorp Delivers 8th-generation Drillship Deepwater Titan to Transocean

Dec 29, 2022

Singapore-based shipbuilder Sembcorp Marine has delivered Deepwater Titan, the world’s second 8th-generation drillship, to Transocean subsidiary Triton Titan GmBH.Deepwater Titan is the second of two new 8th-generation drillships constructed…

Trinidad to Reject BP and Shell's Offshore Exploration Bids, Sources Say

Dec 29, 2022

Trinidad and Tobago is preparing to reject four offshore exploration bids by BP Plc and Shell, according to people familiar with the matter, because they failed to meet the government’s minimum requirements. The island nation's government plans…

Indonesia Awards Two Oil & Gas Exploration Blocks to Domestic Firms

Dec 28, 2022

Indonesia has awarded another two oil and gas exploration blocks to domestic firms as it seeks to boost production to meet growing energy demand, the energy ministry's director general of oil and gas said on Wednesday. The Paus working area in offshore East Natuna…

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