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Noble Drillship Damaged by Hurricane Ida

Sep 01, 2021

The U.S. Coast Guard said on Wednesday it is responding to a drillship that reportedly sustained damage as Hurricane Ida ripped through the Gulf of Mexico and into Louisiana as a Category 4 storm.The agency said it was notified during the storm…

Eni Makes Major Oil Find at Its First Ever Well Drilled Offshore Ivory Coast

Sep 01, 2021

Italian oil company Eni on Wednesday announced a major oil discovery in block CI-101 offshore Ivory Coast.'The potential of the discovery can be preliminarily estimated at between 1.5 and 2.0 billion barrels of oil in place and between 1.8 and 2…

NOIA Welcomes Restart of Offshore Lease Sales as a Boost to Jobs, Gov't Revenues

Sep 01, 2021

After the Biden administration on Tuesday said it would resume oil and gas lease sales, paused since January, National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) said the move was good news for jobs and government revenues, and 'in no way a setback for climate progress…

Aker BP to Lower North Sea Discovery Size Estimate after Appraisal Well Disappoints

Sep 01, 2021

Aker BP is set to lower the size estimate of the 2019-made Liatårnet discovery in the Norwegian part of the North Sea, after the related appraisal well hit lower than expected hydrocarbon volumes.The company said that pending further analysis…

U.S. to Resume Oil Drilling Auctions to Comply with Court Order

Sep 01, 2021

The Biden administration announced plans on Tuesday to open millions of acres for oil and gas exploration as the White House sought to comply with a court order requiring it to resume lease auctions.The move, which includes some 80 million…

Borr Drilling Secures Contracts for Rig Duo in W. Africa

Aug 31, 2021

Shallow water drilling contractor Borr Drilling said Tuesday it had recently secured awards for two offshore rigs in West Africa.'In late August 2021, the company entered into two LOA/LOIs which have previously not been announced for two rigs…

Third Time's a Charm? ExxonMobil Spuds Sapote-1 Well in Canje Block, Offshore Guyana

Aug 30, 2021

U.S. oil major ExxonMobil has spudded the Sapote-1 well on the Canje Block, offshore Guyana. This is the company's third well in the block drilled this year. The first two wells, Bulletwood-1 and Jabillo-1, failed to find evidence of commercial hydrocarbons…

INEOS Buys Hess' Denmark Assets for $150M

Aug 30, 2021

INEOS E&P has completed the acquisition of Hess' subsidiary Hess Denmark for $150 million. Hess will use the proceeds to fund its projects in Guyana.With the acquisition, first announced in March, INEOS has become the owner of 61.5% of the Hess-operated Syd Arne oil field…

Hurricane Ida: All Workers Safe on Noble Corp. GoM Drillship Trio

Aug 30, 2021

Offshore drilling company Noble Corporation said Sunday that all workers aboard three of its drillships in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico were safe and accounted for following Hurricane Ida, with one of the three rigs experiencing hurricane-force conditions…

CGX to Drill Another Well in Guyana Using Maersk Discoverer Rig

Aug 30, 2021

CGX Resources has exercised an option to drill one more exploration well offshore Guyana using Maersk Drilling's Maersk Discoverer drilling rig, the Danish drilling firm has confirmed.CGX, which started drilling a week ago at its first well…

Spirit Energy Gets Approval to Remove Ensign Offshore Platform

Aug 27, 2021

The UK Government has approved Spirit Energy's decommissioning program for the Ensign platform in the Southern North Sea.The normally unmanned platform, comprising a steel jacket and topsides, is located at Ensign field, approximately 109 km…

ADES to Buy Four Noble Corp. Jack-up Rigs with Saudi Aramco Contracts

Aug 26, 2021

Offshore drilling firm Noble Corporation will sell four jack-up drilling rigs to drilling company ADES for $292 million. Noble Corp, which recently acquired Pacific Drilling, expects to generate around $285 million in cash from the ADES transaction net of fees…

Spirit Energy Finds More Gas at Grove Field, Extending its Life Until At Least 2028

Aug 26, 2021

UK-based oil and gas company Spirit Energy has said it has discovered more gas at its Grove field in the UK North Sea,  close to the UK–Netherlands median line.The Grove North East development well (49/10a-G7) encountered carboniferous reservoir units at the target depth…

PSA Norway Issues Order to Dolphin Drilling after Regulatory Breaches Found on Rig

Aug 26, 2021

The Norwegian offshore oil and gas safety body Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has identified breaches of regulations aboard Dolphin Drilling's Borgland Dolphin drilling rig and has issued the rig owner with a notification of order.The PSA…

Transocean Wins Firm Contract for 8th Gen Ultra-deepwater Drillship

Aug 26, 2021

Deepwater drilling contractor Transocean has secured a $252 million firm contract at the Shenandoah field in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico for its newbuild ultra-deepwater drillship, the Deepwater Atlas, including a mobilization fee of $30 million…

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