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Chevron finds oil in deepwater GoM

Oct 23, 2014

Chevron Corp. made a new oil discovery in the Keathley Canyon Block 10 located at the Guadalupe prospect in the deepwater US Gulf of Mexico.  Transocean’s Discoverer India. From Chevron.   Well No…

BP/GDF make joint North Sea discovery

Oct 23, 2014

GDF SUEZ E&P and BP have made an oil and gas discovery spanning two blocks in the in the UK Central North Sea.  The discovery well 30/1f-13AZ, which spans GDF SUEZ-operated Block 30/1f (license P1588) and BP-operated Block 30/1c (license P363)…

Drilling starts at Eldfisk

Oct 22, 2014

ConocoPhillips kicked-off the drilling campaign on its Eldfisk II project with Maersk Innovator. Five wells have been pre-drilled, and the drilling operations of the remaining 35 wells has now begun. Eldfisk II is one of four fields that comprise the Greater Ekofisk Area…

Shell in Gabon discovery

Oct 22, 2014

Shell made a large exploration discovery at the Leopard-1 well, offshore Gabon, West Africa. The exploration well encountered a substantial gas column with around 200m net gas pay in a pre-salt reservoir. Leopard-1 is located in license BCD10 approximately 145km off the Gabonese coast…

South Africa’s western offshore attracts operators

Oct 21, 2014

Oil and gas exploration has turned many areas of Sub-Saharan Africa into economic hotspots, and operators are now looking at South Africa’s western coast. Planned infrastructure improvements may improve exploration logistics, but…

Genel to test Morocco oil find

Oct 20, 2014

Genel Energy's SM-1 well on the Nour prospect in the Sidi Moussa block offshore Morocco has found oil and is to be well tested. Partner San Leon Energy said the well, drilled using Noble Corp.'s Noble Paul Romano semisubmersible drilling rig…

NOV announces restructure

Oct 18, 2014

NOV has restructured into three business segments: NOV Rig Systems, NOV Wellbore Technologies, and NOV Completion & Production Solutions. NOV Rig Systems makes and supports drilling solutions, designing and manufacturing drilling equipment components…

Pacific Sharav begins GOM work for Chevron

Oct 17, 2014

The deepwater drillship Pacific Sharav arrived in Keathley Canyon to begin work for Chevron. The drillship is the fifth for Chevron to work in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. According to data from the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management…

Kongsberg wins Petronas software contract

Oct 17, 2014

Malaysia’s Petronas Carigali awarded Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies AS a US$2.2 million contract for drilling operations software and services. The software, SiteCom, is a real-time drilling operations software. The four-year contract has a one-year extension option…

Vaalco set for Gabon growth

Oct 17, 2014

US-based Vaalco Energy has started a new, six well, development drilling campaign on the Etame Marin block offshore Gabon following the installation of the Etame platform and the Southeast Etame/North Tchibala (SEENT) platform.   Both were installed using EMAS AMC's newbuild flagship…

Deferred delivery agreed for Sevan Developer

Oct 17, 2014

Sevan Drilling and Cosco (Qidong) Offshore have come to an agreement over the delivery of the new-build Sevan Developer cylindrical drilling rig.  The deepwater unit is being built by Cosco, but has faced construction delays. Meanwhile…

Lundin's Vollgrav South a duster

Oct 17, 2014

Lundin's Vollgrav South exploration well 33/12-10 S in production license 631 in the northern North Sea has been plugged and abandoned after it was found to be dry. The well was drilled about 150km west of Florø, between the Statfjord and Gullfaks fields…

SWS building two jackups for BOD

Oct 16, 2014

Blue Ocean Drilling Ltd. (BOD) awarded China’s Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding (SWS) a contract to build two Gusto MSC CJ50 high specification jackup rigs. Image from Blue Ocean Drilling.   Upon the terms of agreement…

Odfjell Drilling, WJM form partnership

Oct 16, 2014

Odfjell Drilling and William Jacob Management (WJM) signed a cooperation agreement under which the companies will mutually deliver engineering services of offshore drilling facilities to the global energy market. The services will include conceptual and FEED studies…

Karoon set to begin Santos campaign

Oct 16, 2014

Australia’s Karoon Gas is planning to begin its drilling campaign the second week of November when the company will drill two to four appraisal and exploration wells off Brazil. The Olinda Star. From Karoon…

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