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Chevron hits Coronado pay

May 15, 2013

Chevron encountered more than 400ft of net oil pay at its deepwater Coronado well No. 1 in the US Gulf of Mexico. Coronado comprises Walker Ridge Block 98. The No. 1 well is located approximately 190 miles off the Louisiana coast in 6,127ft of water…

Lengo-2 drill stem test achieves 21.2 mmscf/d

May 14, 2013

Lengo-2 drill stem test achieves 21.2 mmscf/d AWE Limited (ASX: AWE) reports that a second successful Drill Stem Test (DST) has been conducted at the Lengo-2 appraisal well, offshore Indonesia, achieving a maximum gas flow rate of 21…

Buccaneer spuds Cosmo well

May 14, 2013

Buccaneer Energy has spud the shallow water Cosmo No. 1 well located in Alaska's Cook Inlet, near Anchor Point on the Kenai Peninsula, the company announced on 13 May 2013. Buccaneer used the Endeavour - Spirit of Independence jack-up rig…

Marine Cybernetics wins Petrobras contract

May 14, 2013

Marine Cybernetics AS (MC) recently signed its first contract for delivery of HIL testing (Hardware in the Loop) to a total of six mobile offshore drilling unit (MODU) newbuilds to be hired by Petrobras in Brazil. HIL testing is a proven methodology that is used in many other industries…

Noble bags Mariner drilling

May 14, 2013

Drilling firm Noble Corp. has been awarded a four-year drilling contract for work on the UK North Sea Mariner project using a new Cat J jack-up with Norway's Statoil. The contract is worth $655 million and includes a one two-year option…

Shell outlines deepwater Stones project

May 14, 2013

Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell) has announced a final investment decision in the Stones ultra-deepwater project, a Gulf of Mexico oil and gas development expected to host the deepest production facility in the world. This decision sets…

Shell grabs Beverley stake

May 13, 2013

Independent E&P firm Ithaca Energy has said it has agreed a farm-out deal with Shell UK, reducing its exploration spending commitments in the UK North Sea by $45million.  The deal relates to licence P1792 containing the Beverley prospect…

Iversen to be Songa CEO

May 13, 2013

Songa Offshore has appointed Bjørnar Iversen as its new CEO just months after he joined the company as president of Songa Rig AS. Iversen will take up the new role, based in Cyprus, replacing interim CEO Jens Wilhelmsen, effective as of June 1…

Petrobras in Entorno de Iara find

May 08, 2013

Petrobras announced the discovery of good quality oil in the Transfer of Rights area referred to as Entorno de Iara, in the Santos Basin pre-salt region. Well 1-BRSA-1146-RJS (1-RJS-711), known as Entorno de Iara 1, is located at a water depth of 2…

OTC.13: Focus on abandonment issues

May 06, 2013

Rigless abandonment of wells and use of downhole communications will be future trends, according to an OTC paper on well plugging and abandonment. Praful Desai, presenting for Schlumberger, outlined the large number of ageing and non producing wells globally…

First oil from Apache's Tonto

May 02, 2013

Apache Corp. announced that its Tonto oil field in the United Kingdom sector of the North Sea commenced production on April 24, 2013. Tonto-1, the first producing well, came on stream at an initial rate of 10,346 b/d. Apache holds a 100% working interest in the Tonto Field…

FOGL targeting Falklands drilling H2 2013

May 02, 2013

Falklands exploration firm Falkland Oil & Gas (FOGL) has said it will be continuing its 3D seismic acquisition campaign and looking for drilling targeting for exploration drilling in the second half of this year. The firm's 3D seismic programme is covering more 10…

Expert Access: New Drilling Fluid Offers Environmental Advantages

May 02, 2013

This event aired on May 29, 2013 Click to AccessJoin Dr. James Gaertner, director of research and development at ViChem Specialty Products, on May 29, 2013, for a live presentation and Q&A on a new water-based mud that balances performance and compliance…

Innovation is highlighted by OTC.13 Spotlight Award Winners

May 01, 2013

This year’s group of Spotlight Award winners at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC.13) brings advances in all areas of offshore activity. Advances were generated in drilling, logging, operational control, robotic intervention and more…

Genel signs rig for Africa campaign

May 01, 2013

Genel Energy is pleased to announce that it has signed a drilling rig contract with Noble Corporation for its African offshore drilling programme. The Noble Paul Romano deepwater, semisubmersible rig will be used to deliver a high impact drilling campaign over a 2 year period…

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