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Gulf of Mexico: Offshore Rigs Start to Return after Ida -Baker Hughes

Sep 13, 2021

U.S. energy firms [last week] added oil and natural gas rigs for a fifth time in six weeks as offshore oil units in the Gulf of Mexico slowly started to return after Hurricane Ida slammed into the coast.[Last week], four offshore oil rigs returned in Louisiana…

ExxonMobil Finds Oil at Pinktail Well, Offshore Guyana

Sep 09, 2021

U.S. oil firm ExxonMobil has made another oil discovery offshore Guyana, this time at Pinktail prospect in the prolific Stabroek Block.The Pinktail well, ExxonMobil said, encountered 220 feet (67 meters) of net pay in high-quality hydrocarbon…

NPD Approves Equinor's North Sea Drilling Plan

Sep 09, 2021

Norwegian oil firm Equinor has been granted a for wells 35/10-7 S and A in the North Sea, offshore Norway.The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, which announced its approval Thursday, said that Equinor would use Seadrill's West Hercules semi-submersible drilling rig to drill the two offshore wells…

Helmerich & Payne to Invest $100M in ADNOC Drilling IPO

Sep 08, 2021

U.S. contract oil and gas driller Helmerich & Payne (H&P) will invest $100 million in the initial public offering (IPO) of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company's drilling unit, the companies said in a joint statement.The cornerstone investment by…

Chariot to Use Stena Don Drilling Rig for Anchois Well in Morocco

Sep 07, 2021

Oil and gas company Chariot has signed a contract with offshore drilling firm Stena Drilling to use its Stena Don drilling rig for the Anchois gas appraisal well within the Lixus licence, offshore Morocco.Drilling operations are expected to…

ADNOC to Sell 7.5% Stake in Drilling Unit's IPO

Sep 07, 2021

ADNOC Drilling said on Monday it intended to list on the Abu Dhabi bourse, with its parent company Abu Dhabi National Oil Co (ADNOC) selling a minimum 7.5% stake in an initial public offering (IPO).This is the second public flotation of a company…

Australia: Western Gas Finds Drilling Partner for Sasanof-1 Offshore Well

Sep 07, 2021

Australian oil and gas company Western Gas, the operator of the offshore Exploration Permit WA-519-P in W. Australia, has found a partner to fund part of the drilling costs for the Sasanof-1 offshore exploration well.The partner is the ASX-listed Global Oil and Gas Limited…

Seadrill Closer to Chapter 11 Emergence as Court Nod Granted

Sep 06, 2021

Offshore drilling company Seadrill has moved a step closer to reaching bankruptcy emergence after the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas approved the disclosure statement for the company's proposed plan of reorganization…

Neptune Energy Gets Green Light for Shamu Drilling (Norway)

Sep 06, 2021

Neptune Energy has received approval from the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway to drill in block 33/6 in the North Sea.PSA Norway said Monday that Neptune would drill  33/6-6 S and 33/6-6 A well at the Shamu prospect in the Production licence…

Wintershall Dea Wraps Begknapp Appraisal Drilling. Eyes Tie-back to Nearby Platforms (Norway)

Sep 06, 2021

Oil and gas firm Wintershall Dea has completed the drilling of an appraisal well on the Bergknapp oil discovery in the Norwegian Sea.Wintershall Dea made the Bergknam discovery in April 2020, using Saipem's Scarabeo 8 offshore drilling rig.The…

Insurers Bracing for $1B Hit from Hurricane Ida Damage to Offshore Facilities

Sep 03, 2021

Insurers are bracing for a hit of about $1 billion from physical damage to offshore rigs and structures from Hurricane Ida, according to preliminary estimates from U.S. property data and analytics company CoreLogic.The estimate did not include…

BW Energy's Gabon Offshore Oil Find Smaller than Expected

Sep 03, 2021

Oslo-listed oil and gas company BW Energy's recently announced offshore oil discovery in Dussafu Block in Gabon is smaller than expected.The company in August said it had discovered oil in the Hibiscus North exploration well (DHBNM-1) in the Dussafu Block…

Noble Corp. Sends Force Majeure Notice to Shell over Drillship Damaged in Storm

Sep 03, 2021

Offshore drilling contractor Noble Corporation has sent a force majeure notice to its client Shell over the Noble Globetrotter II drillship contract after the rig was damaged earlier this week in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico in severe weather during Hurricane Ida…

Nine Injured on Noble Drillship During Ida

Sep 02, 2021

The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating damage to a Noble Corp drillship hit by Hurricane Ida while operating in the Gulf of Mexico, a spokesperson said on Thursday.Nine crew members suffered minor injuries when the storm hit on Sunday, Noble said…

Bourbon to Support Shell's Exploration Campaigns in Namibia and Sao Tomé

Sep 02, 2021

Offshore vessel owner Bourbon has secured a contract with Shell to provide international freight forwarding, integrated logistics services, and platform supply vessel services to support two deepwater offshore exploration campaigns in Namibia and Sao Tomé…

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