Offshore Drilling News - page 234


Tanzania success for BG Group

May 01, 2013

BG Group today announced it had completed another successful drill stem test in Block 1 offshore Tanzania, with initial results from the Mzia-2 well showing better than expected properties in the deeper Cretaceous reservoir.  The test on Mzia-2…

TWMA wins W. African processing gig

Apr 29, 2013

TWMA has been awarded a contract to supply its offshore processing services to support Glencore Exploration Cameroon Ltd’s drilling campaign offshore Cameroon. The 400-day contract, which commenced in March this year, is TWMA’s first offshore thermal processing project in the region…

New Exec VP for Songa

Apr 29, 2013

Songa Offshore SE today announced the recruitment of Jan Rune Steinsland as new Executive Vice President of Songa Offshore SE. Steinsland will report to interim CEO Jens A. Wilhelmsen and work alongside CFO Geir Karlsen to strengthen the company's financial control and reporting structures…

Dry well on Storbarden

Apr 29, 2013

Bergen-based explorer Rocksource said this morning that its exploration well on the Storbarden prospect will be plugged and abandoned after finding no hydrocarbons.  The well was drilling on PL 506S in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea using the Borgland Dolphin drilling rig…

Total hits oil off Ivory Coast

Apr 25, 2013

Total announces that the Ivoire-1X exploration well, located in the western portion of Block CI-100 in 2,280m of water, encountered 28m of net oil pay in a series of about 100m of Cretaceous reservoirs. The oil in the abrupt margin geological play is light 35 API oil…

Anadarko touts Phobos find

Apr 25, 2013

Anadarko Petroleum encountered high-quality oil at its Phobos-1 deepwater Gulf of Mexico well, the company announced on 25 April 2013. Located in Sigsbee Escarpment in Block 39, the company found 250 net ft of oil in lower tertiary-aged reservoirs…

Summer drilling for Lancaster discovery

Apr 25, 2013

Hurricane Energy is pleased to announce that it has taken assignment of a rig contract between Transocean and ATP for the provision of the GSF Arctic III semi-submersible drilling rig, for a one well slot, to be utilised in drilling and testing the Company’s Lancaster basement oil discovery…

Statoil finds more at Gullfaks

Apr 25, 2013

Statoil and partner Petoro have proven considerable additional resources in the Shetland Group/Lista Formation in the Gullfaks licence. The Shetland Group and the Lista Formation are younger and slightly shallower deposits with different…

ENI increases Mozambique estimates

Apr 24, 2013

Mamba South 3 was drilled in water depth of 1,571 meters and reached a total depth of 4,948 meters. The well is located approximately 6 kilometers North of Mamba South 1, 12  kilometers north west of Mamba South 2 and approximately 50 kilometers off the Cabo Delgado coast…

Liner drilling test on Statfjord B

Apr 24, 2013

Statoil chronicles steerable liner drilling tests on its Statfjord and Brage oil fields in the North Sea.

Dry Lupin well for Statoil

Apr 24, 2013

Statoil Petroleum AS, operator of production licence 360, is about to complete drilling of wildcat well 16/8-3 S (Lupin prospect). The well was drilled about 40 kilometres east of the Sleipner Øst field and 60 kilometres south of the…

Premier finds oil at Bonneville

Apr 23, 2013

Premier Oil has announced success on an exploration well and side track on its North Sea Bonneville prospect. Bonneville, 4km south of the Burgman discovery in the Catcher area licence in the central North Sea, found oil on well 28/9a-6 and its side track…

Exxon starts Dunquin drilling

Apr 23, 2013

ExxonMobil has started drilling on the Dunquin prospect offshore the west coast of Ireland, partners in the licence said this morning.  Drilling operations are expected to take several months to complete using the Eirik Raude semi-submersible drilling unit…

£2.1m funding for Deep Casing Tools

Apr 22, 2013

Aberdeen-based Deep Casing Tools, which develops an innovative range of tools designed to land casing and completions at target depth within an oil or gas well has received £2.1 million funding from the Scottish Loan Fund (SLF). Deep…

Statoil announces new find near Gullfaks

Apr 19, 2013

Statoil and partner Petoro have proven considerable additional resources in the Shetland Group/Lista Formation in the Gullfaks licence. The Shetland Group and the Lista Formation are younger and slightly shallower deposits with different…

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