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ABS Certifies Jack-Up Rig Steel after Remote Survey

Jul 07, 2020

Classification and consultancy company ABS has provided a remote survey for steel certification at a steel mill, enabling Lamprell to continue work on jack-up drilling rigs, despite COVID-19 restrictions.Lamprell ordered 8855 MT of steel for…

Icon Offshore in Talks to Buy Jack-Up Rig from Perisai

Jul 07, 2020

Malaysian offshore services provider Icon Offshore is looking to buy the Perisai Pacific 101 offshore drilling rig from Perisai Petroleum Teknologi.Icon Offshore said Monday it was in negotiations with Perisai and its subsidiaries in relation…

Odfjell Drilling, Equinor Sign Offshore Drilling Rig LoI

Jul 07, 2020

Norwegian offshore drilling contractor Odfjell Drilling has signed a letter of intent with oil company Equinor for the use of its Deepsea Atlantic offshore drilling rig for the development of the Johan Sverdrup Phase 2 offshore Norway.The letter…

Total Wins Woodmac's 'Most Admired Explorer' Award

Jul 06, 2020

French major Total has been named the upstream industry’s most-admired explorer, an accolade awarded in conjunction with Wood Mackenzie’s annual Exploration Survey.  Dr. Andrew Latham, Vice President, Global Exploration Research, at Wood Mackenzie…

Dry Barents Sea Well for Spirit Energy

Jul 06, 2020

Spirit Energy has failed to find hydrocarbons at a Barents Sea exploration well in the production license 719, offshore Norway.The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate said Monday morning that Spirit Energy had concluded the drilling of wildcat well 7321/8-2 S and that the well was dry…

Neptune Strikes Hydrocarbons at Dugong Well, off Norway

Jul 03, 2020

Oil and gas firm Neptune Energy has struck hydrocarbons at its Dugong well in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea, just two weeks after the drilling started.'Upon entering the reservoir, logs and cuttings have identified hydrocarbons and a decision has been made to initiate coring…

LLOG Charters Transocean Rig for Shenandoah Drilling

Jul 03, 2020

U.S. oil company LLOG has chartered a Transocean drilling rig for the drilling of wells at the Shenandoah project in the Gulf of Mexico.The news was announced on Thursday by Navitas, LLOG's partner in the project (PDF in Hebrew), who said the contract was for four development wells…

COSL Signs LOI for COSLInnovator Rig

Jul 03, 2020

Offshore drilling company COSL Drilling has signed a letter of intent with an unnamed operator for the use of its COSLInnovator semi-submersible drilling rig offshore Norway in 2021.'After being kept ready for operations over a longer period…

Eni to Pay $185M to Settle Transocean Drilling Rig Dispute

Jul 03, 2020

Offshore drilling company Transocean and Italian oil and gas firm Eni have settled a long-standing dispute over a drilling contract for the Deepwater Pathfinder drillship.The dispute was related to drilling services provided by Transocean to…

Borr Drilling Regains NYSE Listing Compliance

Jul 03, 2020

Jack-up drilling rig specialist Borr Drilling has regained compliance with the continued listing standard on the New York Stock Exchange, avoiding delisting risk.Borr Drilling said in May it had been informed by the NYSE that the company was…

Global Offshore Rig Count in June Falls to 208. Africa Suffers the Biggest Loss

Jul 02, 2020

The global active offshore drilling rig count for June 2020 was lower by 65 units, compared to June 2019, Baker Hughes' monthly rig count report has shown.Latin America was the only region that saw its offshore rig count rise, Europe and North America saw their numbers halved…

Deepsea Stavanger Rig Sets Off to Drill for Total in South Africa

Jul 02, 2020

Odfjell Drilling's Deepsea Stavanger semi-submersible drilling rig has finally started mobilization to South Africa where it will drill Total's Luiperd well.As reported in May, Total and Odfjell Drilling agreed to keep the Deepsea Stavanger…

Asia Pacific Drilling Technology Event Delayed for 2021

Jul 02, 2020

Asia Pacific Drilling Technology Conference and Exhibition (APDT) originally scheduled for September 1-2 2020 in Yangon, Myanmar has been postponed for next year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.'Due to the ongoing global public health concerns related to COVID-19…

Safety Regulator Approves Three Drilling Projects Off Norway

Jul 02, 2020

The Norwegian offshore safety regulator PSA Norway has in the past two days approved three offshore drilling projects in the North Sea and the Norwegian Sea.On Wednesday, the PSA gave consents for ConocoPhillips' Warka and Wellesley Petroleum' Schweinsteiger exploration wells…

Eni Strikes Gas at Bashrush Well Offshore Egypt

Jul 01, 2020

Italian energy company Eni has made a gas discovery with the first exploration well in the North El Hammad license, waters of the Nile Delta, on the prospect called Bashrush.The new discovery is located in 22 meters of water depth, 11 km from…

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