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ADTI picked for Greater Stella drilling

Apr 08, 2013

Ithaca Energy announces that it has contracted the services of Applied Drilling Technology International (ADTI), to manage development drilling and completion operations on the Greater Stella Area under 'turnkey” contract arrangements.   ADTI is a subsidiary of Transocean…

ExxonMobil expands off Liberia

Apr 05, 2013

ExxonMobil Corp. announced that its Liberian affiliate has acquired from Canadian Overseas Petroleum (Bermuda) Ltd. (COPL) 80% interest in Liberia Block 13 (LB-13)Map of LB-13 off Liberia (Image: COPL)The block comprises more than 625,000 acres (2…

COSL increases Norway presence

Apr 04, 2013

China Oilfield Services Limited (COSL) is pleased to announce that COSLPromoter, a semi-submersible drilling rig of the Group, has officially commenced operation in Norwegian North Sea for an eight-year service contract with Statoil ASA on 2 April 2013 Norwegian Time…

Progress offshore Italy for Petroceltic

Apr 04, 2013

Petroceltic's wholly owned subsidiary, Petroceltic Italia Srl, has been awarded the exploration permit 'B.R272.EL' in the Central Adriatic offshore Italy (formerly application block d.507).The award of the B.R272.EL permit is a significant step…

Allan Denholm joins Zilift

Apr 03, 2013

Aberdeen-based innovative artificial lift company, Zilift Ltd, has appointed a business development manager to focus on global business opportunities and to help drive forward international growth plans. Allan Denholm is responsible for…

Inpex joins Mozambique hunt

Apr 02, 2013

Statoil has farmed down a 25% working interest in its operated exploration licence offshore Mozambique to Japanese based INPEX Mozambique, a wholly owned subsidiary of INPEX Corp.The licence, which consists of two blocks, under one licence agreement…

API releases new drilling operations standards

Apr 01, 2013

API Director of Standards David Miller announced today the publication of two new oil and natural gas industry standards for well design and drilling operations.“Every industry standard we develop shares the goal of safely and responsibly producing more of the energy America needs…

Tamar in production

Apr 01, 2013

Production from the Tamar field offshore Israel started at the weekend, it has been reported.Tamar field (Image: Delek)The gas from the field 80km offshore Haifa was expected to reach Israel’s port city of Ashdod by yesterday afternoon, Israel's Energy and Water Ministry said…

Drilling to start on Dunquin

Mar 30, 2013

Irish media have reported that Exxon Mobil was due to start exploration drilling offshore the country's coast this weekend.Eirik Raude (Image: Ocean Rig)The Irish Examiner said the $140m drilling programme was due to start today (Saturday) with daily rates at an estimated $1million…

The challenge of the Lancaster basement reservoir

Mar 28, 2013

EPC Offshore has just completed a reference case for a phased development approach for Hurricane Oil’s Lancaster field, in UK block 205/21a, West of Shetland, to demonstrate that it is commercially viable,and the project is about to enter the next stage of its development…

Spaoh-2 spudded

Mar 28, 2013

BC Petroleum spud the Spaoh2 well last month. It will target a total depth of 2710m subsea, is the third well in a multiwell appraisal drilling program in the Balai Cluster off east Malaysia.

Make way for Jupiter

Mar 28, 2013

Australian exploration company Jacka Resources hired the GSP Jupiter jackup rig to drill and test its Hammamet West-3 exploration well off Tunisia, which is expected to spud later this month. The rig is en route to Tunisia and will require the…

Nefertiti approved

Mar 27, 2013

The Egyptian government approved Dana Petroleum’s development plan for the Nefertiti oil field in the Gulf of Suez following a successful appraisal at the Nefertiti2X well. Dana says the field is the first it developed by drilling extended reach wells from an onshore location…

FAR Ltd. expands off Kenya

Mar 27, 2013

The Kenyan Government has confirmed a 60% expansion of FAR Ltd.’s L6 exploration permit off Kenya. This additional area, which had previously been relinquished and has now been re-instated, increases the total permit area to 5,010 km2.Click…

Simon Luffrum joins Magma

Mar 26, 2013

Magma Global has strengthened its riser development team by appointing Simon Luffrum as Project Manager.  Simon joins Magma from SRP (Subsea Riser Products) where he was Managing Director. Simon will initially head up Magma’s Taper…

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