Offshore Drilling News - page 203


Det norske spuds wildcat

Jul 23, 2014

Det norske oljeselskap has spudded exploration well 2/9–5 S in production license 494, in the Norwegian North Sea, targeting the Heimdalshø prospect using the Maersk Giant jackup rig.  The well spudded 21 July, said Fortis Petroleum, a partner on the project…

Ebola virus delays Liberia drilling

Jul 23, 2014

West Africa-focused Canadian Overseas Petroleum Limited (COPL) says drilling plans for offshore Liberia have been delayed due to an Ebola virus outbreak in the region.  The firm is in a partnership with ExxonMobil (operator and 83% equity holder) on Block LB-13 offshore Liberia…

Odebrecht Oil & Gas names Simoes new CEO

Jul 22, 2014

Brazilian drilling contractor Odebrecht Oil & Gas (OOG) announced that Roberto Simões will take over as the company CEO. Simões has been VP at Odebrecht since 2012, replacing Roberto Ramos. Odebrecht SA incorporated Odebrecht Óleo e Gás in 2006…

Small Barents gas find for Statoil

Jul 22, 2014

Statoil Petroleum has made a small gas discovery on the 7325/1-1 well on production license (PL) 615 in the Barents Sea. The well was drilled about 56km northeast of the Wisting Central oil discovery 7324/8-1, operated by OMV, in the Barents Sea…

Production resumes at Njord

Jul 22, 2014

Statoil has resumed oil and gas production on the Njord A floating steel platform in the Norwegian Sea after a major reinforcement of the platform structure.  Njord A, which produces the Njord and Hyme fields, had been shut down since…

Black Sea drilling starts

Jul 21, 2014

Drilling has started at the Domino-2 appraisal well in the deepwater sector of the Neptun Block offshore Romania in the Black Sea, says OMV Petrom.  OMV Petrom is a partner on the block with ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Romania…

Ghota success in Barents Sea

Jul 21, 2014

Lundin Norway's first appraisal well in the Barents Sea Gohta oil discovery offshore Norway has confirmed the presence of oil and gas, says a partner on the well Noreco. Two production tests were also undertaken, the firm said today (21 July)…

Lupus duster for Tullow

Jul 21, 2014

Tullow Oil Norge's Lupus well, in production licence (PL) 507, in the Norwegian North Sea, is to be plugged and abandoned after failing to find hydrocarbons. The well (31/10-1), which was 35km southeast of the Oseberg Sør Field and 110km west of the island of Sotra…

ConocoPhillips hits gas at Pharos-1

Jul 17, 2014

ConocoPhillips encountered a hydrocarbon pay in the Browse basin, off Western Australia, according to partner Karoon Gas. Karoon said the Pharos-1 well, in permit WA-398-P, showed a 53m gross interval, with a 34m net pay interpreted in the gas charged Montara formation sandstone reservoir…

Offshore drilling optimization: Utilizing the future of technology

Jul 16, 2014

In today’s oil and gas markets, there are many drilling situations in which an operator faces adversity. A growing difficulty to successfully and economically drill and produce wells has created a global demand for proper well optimization…

Drilling optimization offshore Sarawak

Jul 16, 2014

The Doo Sung rig was contracted in and brought to Shell standards to deliver the campaign. Doo Sung is Korea’s only semi- submersible drilling unit, built in 1984 by Daewoo Shipbuilding Co., and owned by KNOC…

KCA Deutag secures $170 million contract

Jul 16, 2014

Sonangol Pesquisa e Produção, SA awarded a jackup contract to KCA Deutag for the Ben Rinnes jackup rig in Angola. The agreement, which comes with a two-year extension option, states that KCA Deutag’s offshore division will provide drilling…

OMV strikes Black Sea oil

Jul 16, 2014

OMV Petrom has made an oil discovery in an exploration well drilled in the Istria XVIII offshore Perimeter (shallow water) in the Romanian Black Sea. Marina 1 was drilled 60km offshore, to a depth of about 2150m below the seabed in about 50m water depth…

South China Sea oil find

Jul 16, 2014

China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) found hydrocarbons on the Zhongjannan exploration project, off the Paracel or Xisha Islands, in the South China, the firm announced.  Drilling, using the 2011-delivered, deepwater, HYSY-981…

Repsol hits oil at Teak B, off Trinidad

Jul 15, 2014

Repsol announced a new hydrocarbon discovery in the TB14 well at the Teak field, off the southeast coast of Trinidad. The discovery in the northern part of the Teak B field is estimated to contain more than 40MMbo in place, which increases…

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