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Transocean Lands $488M in Contracts for Five Offshore Drilling Rigs

Jan 05, 2023

Offshore drilling company Transocean has secured contracts and extensions worth $488 million in total for five offshore drilling rigs.In the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, the ultra-deepwater drillship Deepwater Invictus has won a 100-day, three-well contract with an unnamed independent operator…

Talos Makes Two Deepwater Discoveries Near Ram Powell Platform in Gulf of Mexico

Jan 04, 2023

U.S. oil firm Talos Energy said Tuesday that its two deepwater wells in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico had discovered commercial quantities of oil and gas during drilling operations in the fourth quarter of 2022. Talos holds a 60% working interest in the two deepwater discoveries…

TotalEnergies Hits Hydrocarbons at North Sea Appraisal Well

Jan 04, 2023

TotalEnergies encountered hydrocarbons upon entering the reservoir during recent appraisal drilling at the Isabella discovery in the UK North Sea, about 270 km southeast of Aberdeen.This was shared by Ithaca Energy, TotalEnergies' partner in the Isabella discovery (P1820) in Block 30/12d-12…

Chevron Awards 12-month Extension for Shelf Drilling's Jack-up Rig in Angola

Jan 04, 2023

Offshore drilling firm Shelf Drilling said Wednesday it had won a one-year contract extension for its Shelf Drilling Tenacious jack-up rig.The contract is a direct continuation of its current contract for drilling operations offshore Angola…

ONGC Names Rawat as Director of Exploration

Jan 03, 2023

India's national oil company ONGC has appointed Sushma Rawat as Director of Exploration. She prevciously served as Executive Director-Basin Manager, Assam & Assam Arakan.She takes over the reins as Director of Exploration from Rajesh Kumar Srivastava…

Turkey Accuses Cyprus of Stoking Tensions in Eastern Med with Its Gas Exploration Efforts

Dec 30, 2022

Turkey on has accused Cyprus of increasing tension in the Eastern Mediterranean after a consortium of Italian and French energy companies found more natural gas off the island earlier this week.Cyprus's hydrocarbon activities 'have been carried out unilaterally…

Borr Drilling Nets Deals for Two Jack-ups. Adds 2,030 Days to Backlog

Dec 30, 2022

Offshore drilling firm Borr Drilling said Friday it had secured new contracts for two of its premium jack-up drilling rigs. 'These awards increase the company's backlog by approximately 2,030 days, excluding optional periods,' Borr Drilling said…

Sembcorp Delivers 8th-generation Drillship Deepwater Titan to Transocean

Dec 29, 2022

Singapore-based shipbuilder Sembcorp Marine has delivered Deepwater Titan, the world’s second 8th-generation drillship, to Transocean subsidiary Triton Titan GmBH.Deepwater Titan is the second of two new 8th-generation drillships constructed…

Trinidad to Reject BP and Shell's Offshore Exploration Bids, Sources Say

Dec 29, 2022

Trinidad and Tobago is preparing to reject four offshore exploration bids by BP Plc and Shell, according to people familiar with the matter, because they failed to meet the government’s minimum requirements. The island nation's government plans…

Indonesia Awards Two Oil & Gas Exploration Blocks to Domestic Firms

Dec 28, 2022

Indonesia has awarded another two oil and gas exploration blocks to domestic firms as it seeks to boost production to meet growing energy demand, the energy ministry's director general of oil and gas said on Wednesday. The Paus working area in offshore East Natuna…

Shelf Drilling's Jack-up Booked for Drilling Campaign in Nigeria

Dec 27, 2022

Offshore drilling firm Shelf Drilling said Friday it had won a one-year drilling contract for one of its jack-up rigs.The contract is for the Trident VIII jack-up rig for operations offshore Nigeria. 'The rig will complete a short out-of-service…

Turkey's Black Sea Gas Find Now Amounts to 710 bcm - Erdogan

Dec 27, 2022

The total volume of natural gas Turkey has discovered in the Black Sea now amounts to 710 billion cubic meters (bcm) after a new field was located and a previous find was revised higher, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday. Speaking after a cabinet meeting…

Largest Shareholder of Hurricane Energy Seeks to Remove Top Management

Dec 23, 2022

Hurricane Energy's largest shareholder Crystal Amber Fund is calling for the removal of top management at the British company and the appointment of two directors from another firm that the fund says could invest in Hurricane.Hurricane put itself…

'Good Year' for Offshore Exploration in Malaysia with 10 Discoveries Made

Dec 23, 2022

Malaysian oil and gas company Petronas together with its Petroleum Arrangement Contractors (PACs) recorded a total of 10 oil and gas discoveries in Malaysia in 2022, following the increase of exploration activities in the country. Eight oil and gas discoveries were made off the coast of Sarawak…

Vår Energi Makes Norway's 'Largest Discovery of 2022' in Barents Sea

Dec 23, 2022

Norway's Vår Energi, majority owned by Italy's Eni, said on Friday it had made a gas discovery near the Goliat field in the Arctic Barents Sea, supporting the group's long-term plans to expand in the area. 'This is the largest discovery on the…

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