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CGX, Frontera JV Spuds Wei-1 Offshore Guyana

Jan 23, 2023

A CGX Energy Inc. and Frontera Energy Corporation consortium has started drilling the Wei-1 well, on the Corentyne block, approximately 200 kilometers offshore from Georgetown, Guyana.To remind, under the Corentyne block license terms, the joint venture was previously required to spud Wei-1…

Noble Corp. Jack-up Rig Sets Off for Danish North Sea Field for Carbon Storage Pilot

Jan 20, 2023

The Noble Resolve, a jack-up rig owned by Noble Corporation, has departed the Danish port of Esbjerg and is headed for the Nini West Field in the Danish North Sea. Even though the rig is typically employed in offshore oil and gas drilling, this particular job will be different…

No New UK Oil and Gas Fields under a Labour Gov't, Starmer Says

Jan 20, 2023

Britain's opposition leader Keir Starmer said on Thursday there would be no investment in new oil and gas fields in Britain under a Labour government - a big change from current UK energy policies.Starmer said during a panel discussion at the…

Borr's Jack-up Rig "Ran" to Drill Two Offshore Wells in Latin America

Jan 20, 2023

Shallow water drilling contractor Borr Drilling said Friday its jack-up drilling rig 'Ran' had secured a Letter of Award from an unnamed client for work in Latin America.The award will cover drilling two offshore wells, with an estimated duration…

TotalEnergies to Spud "Highly prospective" Benriach Offshore Well in Q2

Jan 19, 2023

TotalEnergies has decided to drill the 'highly prospective' Benriach well in the Laggan Tormore area, west of Shetland, UK.The news was shared by TotalEnergies partner Kistos, which last year acquired a 20% stake in the Greater Laggan Area producing offshore gas fields…

Indian, European Oil Firms Looking to Bid for Guyana Offshore Blocks

Jan 18, 2023

Guyana's upcoming bidding round for offshore areas has caught the interest of top energy companies from Asia to Europe, according to people familiar with the matter, even as the government continues to work out terms for the auction.The South…

Equinor Makes Norway's First Offshore Discovery of 2023

Jan 18, 2023

The Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor Energi AS, operator of the production license 1128 offshore Norway, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 6605/1-2 S and appraisal well 6605/1-2 A and made a gas discovery, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate said Wednesday…

Crogga Gas Field Appraisal Well Could Bring Energy Independence to Isle of Man

Jan 17, 2023

Three60 Energy said Tuesday it had won a contract with Crogga Limited to drill an appraisal well in the Crogga gas field offshore the Isle of Man. If the well proves successful, it has the potential to provide energy independence to the Isle of Man by 2026…

Caribbean Nation to Auction Up to 20 Offshore Gas Exploration Blocks

Jan 17, 2023

Trinidad and Tobago plans an auction this quarter of up to 20 offshore natural gas exploration blocks under new fiscal terms designed to increase the pool of potential bidders, people familiar with the matter said. The Caribbean nation has been…

Ecochlor to Install EcoOne Container Unit on Island Drilling's Offshore Rig

Jan 16, 2023

Norwegian offshore drilling contractor Island Drilling has contracted Ecochlor to install their new EcoOne Container Unit on board the Island Innovator semi-submersible rig.Vidar Vik, Technical Section Leader at Island Drilling, said: 'Our research…

Shell Books Stena Forth Drillship for Exploration Project Offshore Egypt

Jan 16, 2023

Offshore drilling company Stena Drilling has signed a contract with Shell for the use of the Stena Forth drillship in Egypt.The contract was signed with Shell's subsidiaries, BG Delta Limited and BG International Limited.The Stena Forth is expected to start operating for Shell in 2023…

High Impact Drilling Held Steady in 2022, Discoveries Up to 9.2 Billion Barrels

Jan 13, 2023

In a tumultuous year of change in the world, high impact drilling in 2022 remained at a similar level to 2021, with 81 high impact wells completing (Figure 1). Performance improved with discovered resource increasing from 7.4bnboe in 2021 to a preliminary estimate of 9…

Valaris Bags Drilling Contracts in Brazil, U.S. GoM, and UK North Sea

Jan 13, 2023

Offshore drilling firm Valaris said Friday it had recently secured contracts and extensions for its offshore drilling rigs in Brazil, the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, and the UK North Sea.In Brazil, French oil company TotalEnergies exercised an extension option for the VALARIS DS-15 drillship…

Sri Lanka to Open 900 Offshore Blocks for Oil and Gas Exploration

Jan 12, 2023

Sri Lanka is preparing to issue two-year oil and gas exploration licenses for as many as 900 offshore blocks for foreign firms to scout for energy resources and bring in vital investments to the crisis-hit country, a top official told Reuters on Thursday…

Three60 Energy Bags Well Engineering Services Deal with BP

Jan 12, 2023

Offshore energy industry services firm Three60 Energy has said it has secured a significant contract with the oil major BP for the provision of well engineering services across BP's global operations.The five-year Global Service Agreement, effective June 1…

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