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Chestnut Field Extended Up to Three Years

Oct 11, 2019

Partners Spirit Energy and Dana Petroleum will invest £140 million ($177 million) to extend the life of the Chestnut field in the UK North Sea by as much as three years.The companies announced on Friday that they reached a deal with Teekay to…

Eni Committed to Cyprus Exploration

Oct 11, 2019

Italian oil major Eni is committed to the exploration of Cyprus' Exclusive Economic Zone and its contractual engagements with the country, its chief executive said on Friday.Turkey said last week it had sent an oil-and-gas drilling ship to waters…

Springfield Kicks Off Ghana Drilling Campaign

Oct 11, 2019

Springfield Exploration and Production Limited (SEP), a subsidiary of Springfield Group, has spudded the first of its new deepwater wells off the coast of Ghana.After targeting Afina-1x, the Stena Forth drillship will move to drill Oak-1x. The…

Eni Won't Drill Off Cyprus if Warships Sent In

Oct 10, 2019

Eni is not concerned about escalating tensions between Cyprus and Turkey over the question of offshore drilling and would seek to stay clear of any conflict, the Italian oil and gas group's Chief Executive said on Thursday.'I'm not worried,' Claudio Descalzi said at a conference in Rome…

Shelf Drilling Bags ONGC Jack-up Deal

Oct 09, 2019

Dubai-based Offshore drilling contractor Shelf Drilling has received an award for a three-year contract for the Trident II jack-up rig.The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) award was for operations in the Mumbai High, offshore India. Operations are expected to start in 1Q 2020…

Halliburton Awarded License for Gravel Pack Completions

Oct 08, 2019

Oilfield services company Halliburton said it has been awarded an international license for ExxonMobil’s patented Non-Aqueous Fluid Gravel Packing (NAFPac) technique for gravel pack completions.Hole stability and shale inhibition are keys to successful installation of openhole completions…

Northern Drilling Cancels Drillship Resale Contract

Oct 08, 2019

Offshore drilling contractor Northern Drilling announced it has cancelled a resale contract for the 7th generation ultra deepwater drillship West Cobalt, which had been scheduled for delivery from South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) in 2021…

Borr Drilling Appoints Kibsgaard as Chairman

Oct 08, 2019

Offshore drilling contractor Borr Drilling announced that Pål Kibsgaard has been formally appointed as the new Chairman of the Board.Kibsgaard will replace Tor Olav Trøim as Chairman, who will continue to serve as a Director and has been appointed as Deputy Chairman…

Shelf Drilling Wins Multiple Contract Extensions

Oct 07, 2019

Shelf Drilling, the international shallow water offshore drilling contractor, announced that it has secured contract extensions for four of its jack-up drilling rigs.The drilling contractor  with rig operations across Middle East, Southeast Asia…

Turkish Ship to Drill Off Cyprus by Tuesday

Oct 07, 2019

The Turkish drillship Yavuz will begin drilling for oil and gas southwest of Cyprus on Monday or Tuesday, Energy Minister Fatih Donmez said, in a move which has intensified tensions between the two countries.Ankara said on Thursday it had sent…

Interra Resources Spuds First Well in Kuala Pambuang Block

Oct 07, 2019

Southeast Asian independent oil and gas exploration and production player Interra Resources said has started drilling its first onshore well in the onshore/offshore Kuala Pambuang block, in southern Central Kalimantan, Indonesia, where seismic…

Neodrill Saves Costs for Siccar Point at Cambo

Oct 07, 2019

Neodrill's CAN well foundation has been proven to cut well construction time, costs and environmental impact, while also reducing risks and improve safety during conduct or running operations.

Hibiscus Oil Find Bigger than Expected

Oct 04, 2019

Panoro Energy reported drilling results in the Hibiscus Updip well (DHIBM-1), located on Dussafu Marin Permit, offshore Gabon, “have significantly exceeded expectations” the company's CEO John Hamilton said.Panoro and operator BW Energy estimate…

More Drilling Lifts Cyprus, Turkey Tension

Oct 04, 2019

Tensions between Cyprus and Turkey over offshore drilling intensified on Friday, with Nicosia accusing Turkey of a 'severe escalation' of violations of its sovereign rights.Turkey announced on Thursday that it had sent an oil-and-gas drilling…

Dolphin Drilling Wins Shell Contract

Oct 03, 2019

Dolphin Drilling sad it has secured a contract with AS Norske Shell in Norway for its Borgland Dolphin semi-submersible drilling rig to support the drilling and completion of a gas producer well on the Knarr field starting in early 2020.The…

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