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Rig Market Review

Apr 14, 2013

The global rig market is strong, with high utilization, high day rates, and nearly 200 offshore drilling rigs under construction. Drilling contractors are changing their fleet makeup, modernizing, streamlining, and concentrating on market sectors…

Gas find for Salamander

Apr 11, 2013

Salamander Energy has made a potential gas discovery at its North Kendang-1 exploration well inside the South East Sangatta PSC, the company announced on 11 April 2013.Ocean General (Image: Diamond Offshore)Drilling operations were suspended at the well after encountering high pressure gas…

ConocoPhillips suspends Arctic program

Apr 10, 2013

Citing unease over changing US regulations, ConocoPhillips opted to pause plans for its 2014 Alaska Chukchi Sea drilling program, the supermajor announced on 10 April 2013.Shell's oil spill response teams practice laying out nearly 600m (1,500ft)…

KG D6 investment

Apr 10, 2013

Reliance Industries and BP plan to invest US$5 billion in deepwater gas development of the KG D6 block over the next three to five years. The plan proposed will develop about 4tcf of discovered natural gas reserves. The partners plan to optimize KG D6 through compression and water handling…

Odfjell gets Mariner drilling work

Apr 10, 2013

Statoil has awarded the contract for drilling services on the Mariner platform on the UK continental shelf to UK-based Odfjell Drilling.'Mariner is the largest new offshore development in the UK in more than a decade. Over its lifetime the project…

Skarfjell resource estimates increase

Apr 09, 2013

The Skarfjell oil discovery offshore Norway could become a new hub development, one of the partners in the project has said following succsesful appraisal drilling.Cairn Energy, which holds 20% in Skarfjell, said it had increased its resource…

Stone secures Ensco rig for Cardona

Apr 08, 2013

Stone Energy Corp. hired an ENSCO drilling rig for its Cardona program at Mississippi Canyon block 29, the company announced on April 8, 2013.an ENSCO 8500 series drilling rigThe Ensco 8500 series dynamically-positioned deepwater drilling rig…

Statoil to explore Caspian with SOCAR

Apr 08, 2013

Statoil and SOCAR took a step forward in strengthening their cooperation by signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly explore and develop the Zafar-Mashal structures in the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea. The agreement was signed in Baku…

Luno II discovery for Lundin

Apr 08, 2013

Lundin Petroleum AB (Lundin Petroleum) through its wholly owned subsidiary Lundin Norway AS (Lundin Norway) is pleased to announce that the drilling of exploration well 16/4-6S on the Luno II prospect has resulted in a potentially significant oil discovery…

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…

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