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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…

Odfjell Drilling Swings to 2Q Profit. Backlog Increased to $2.4B

Aug 26, 2021

Norwegian harsh environment offshore drilling company Odfjell Drilling swung to profit in the second quarter of the year, with a reported net profit of $27 million, compared to a loss of $6 million in 2Q 2020.Odfjell Drilling's operating revenue grew to $233 million…

Digitalization, Remote Monitoring Makes Offshore Drilling Rigs More Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks

Aug 26, 2021

Digitalization and remote monitoring have in the past years been hailed as the next big thing in the offshore oil and gas industry. However, these advancements have made offshore drilling rigs more vulnerable to cyber-attacks, potentially resulting in serious process safety incidents…

BW Energy Finds Oil Offshore Gabon

Aug 25, 2021

Oil and gas firm BW Energy has made an oil find in the Hibiscus North exploration well (DHBNM-1) in the Dussafu Block, offshore Gabon, but the size estimate will have to wait until the drilling has been completed.The well is located approximately…

CGX, Frontera Spud Kawa-1 Well Offshore Guyana

Aug 23, 2021

Canadian-based firm Frontera Energy and CGX Energy have started drilling at the Kawa-1 exploration well, offshore Guyana, using Maersk Drilling's Maersk Discoverer semi-submersible drilling rig. Also, the firms have exercised the option to drill a second well with the rig…

ExxonMobil Delays Drilling Decision for 2nd Kaieteur Block Well in Guyana

Aug 23, 2021

ExxonMobil is taking more time to nominate the prospect target for the second exploration well on the Kaieteur Block, offshore Guyana, its partners in the project said.Westmount Energy, an indirect partner in the block on Monday cited Ration Petroleum…

Transocean and Dolphin Drilling Make New Bid for Seadrill

Aug 20, 2021

Offshore drilling rig contractors Transocean Ltd and Dolphin Drilling have made a new offer to buy the assets of stricken rival Seadrill Ltd, Dolphin's chief executive said on Friday.Oslo-listed Seadrill, founded by Norwegian-born tycoon John Fredriksen…

Baron Oil Increases Stake in UK Offshore Block Containing Promising Dunrobin Prospect

Aug 20, 2021

Baron Oil has increased its interest in a UK North Sea offshore block containing the Dunrobin prospect, dubbed one of the few remaining sizeable undrilled UK North Sea targets.Baron Oil said this week that Corallian and Upland, its partners…

TotalEnergies Extends Maersk Drilling Rig Charter in Suriname

Aug 20, 2021

French energy giant TotalEnergies has exercised an option for the extended use of one of Maersk Drilling's offshore drilling rigs in Suriname.TotalEnergies, which became the operator of the prolific Block 58 in January where it has in the past year with partner Apache struck several oil discoveries…

Emerging Oil Nations Reject Climate Curbs on Exploration, Eye Rapid Development

Aug 20, 2021

The world's newest oil-producing nations grabbed the spotlight at this week's Offshore Technology Conference with ambitious plans to tap oil and gas discoveries in a race against a global energy transition to lower-carbon fuels.At the conference…

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