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Transocean Floater Deployed with Hybrid ESS

Oct 02, 2019

Transocean has deployed the world’s first hybrid energy storage system aboard a floating drilling unit. The system is now operational on the Transocean Spitsbergen, engaged in drilling operations at the Snorre field in Norway, the drilling contractor said on Wednesday…

Isabella Drilling Planned

Oct 02, 2019

Partners in the UK North Sea Isabella prospect will begin drilling a first trial well in October, one of the project stakeholders Ithaca announced on Wednesday.Drilling of the Isabella-1 well (30/11a-7) is expected to continue for six months…

Norway Sovereign Fund to Divest E&P Firms

Oct 02, 2019

Norway's $1.1 trillion sovereign fund will divest companies solely dedicated to oil and gas exploration and production in a bid to shield itself from a long-term fall in oil prices, the finance ministry said late on Tuesday.The move will partly…

Rosneft Makes Discovery Offshore Sakhalin

Oct 02, 2019

Russian integrated energy company Rosneft said it has completed drilling the first prospecting and appraisal well at the Vostochno-Pribrezhny license block on the shelf of Sakhalin Island, offshore Russia.The well was drilled on-schedule by…

PTTEP, Halliburton Ink Automation Deal

Oct 01, 2019

PTTEP, a national petroleum exploration and production company in Thailand, selected Halliburton Landmark for joint development of new well design workflow to automate drilling and completion engineering processes across the well lifecycle, the US-based oilfield services company announced…

Valaris Announces New Contract Awards

Oct 01, 2019

Offshore drilling contractor Valaris on Tuesday announced a group of new global contracts and contract extensions, with associated revenue backlog of approximately $245 million. The latest batch of contracts, which includes work in several continents…

Neptune Awards Seagull Drilling Contract

Sep 30, 2019

Neptune Energy and its joint venture partners BP and JAPEX today announced Valaris has been awarded a contract to provide a heavy-duty jack-up drilling rig for the Seagull development oil project in the UK North Sea.Valaris will provide the…

Huge Opportunities in Norwegian Shelf

Sep 29, 2019

Even after more than 50 years, the Norwegian shelf still holds vast opportunities, says  Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD).According to NPD's  2019 resource report on fields and discoveries, more than half of the estimated remaining resources on the Norwegian shelf have already been discovered…

ADNOC Completes First Offshore IDS Well

Sep 27, 2019

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) subsidiary ADNOC Drilling has completed its first offshore integrated drilling services (IDS) well in Abu Dhabi’s Umm Lulu offshore oilfield.ADNOC said this first offshore IDS well, delivered to another one of its subsidiaries…

Turkish Drillship Completes Operations off Cyprus

Sep 27, 2019

One of Turkey's two drill ships in the eastern Mediterranean has completed operations in Karpaz, off the northeastern coast of Cyprus, Turkish Energy Minister Fatih Donmez said on Friday.EU member Cyprus and Turkey have argued for years regarding…

Chariot Still Evaluating Drilling Failure in Namibia

Sep 26, 2019

After a disappointing well-drilling venture offshore Namibia in the fourth quarter of 2018, Guernsey-registered hydrocarbons exploration and production company Chariot Oil & Gas has no immediate plans for additional exploration wells in this driest country in Sub-Saharan Africa…

Archer to Reactivate Topaz for North Sea Gig

Sep 26, 2019

Archer said it has secured a contract with a North Sea operator for the provision of drilling services using the modular drilling rig Archer Topaz.The firm contract commitment is for permanent plugging and abandonment of two wells and recovery of conductors…

Four Steps to Successful Rig Intake

Sep 25, 2019

After a period of dormancy, drilling activity and rig utilization is up. Yet despite an increase in demand for rigs, there is still an oversupply. Few long-term fixtures, gaps in schedules and rigs moving between different regulatory regimes create new rig intake challenges…

Opinion: First-time Operator Rigors

Sep 25, 2019

Whatever the state of gas markets, new Norway operators keen on the commodity as cheap energy for millions of their citizens or as lynchpin of a new chemicals industry are pressing ahead taking organizational hiccups in-stride.That’s the case of Polish gas player…

ADNOC Awards Weatherford $220 Mln Drilling Deal

Sep 24, 2019

Oilfield services provider Weatherford said it has signed a $220 million, three-year contract with the Abu Dhabi Company for Offshore Petroleum Operations Limited (ADNOC Offshore' to provide directional drilling services for the stated goal…

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