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US Energy Firm Payouts to Oil Investors Top Exploration Spending for First Time

Aug 22, 2023

Top U.S. energy companies last year paid out more of their earnings to shareholders than they invested in new oil and gas fields for the first time, according to a report released on Tuesday.The outlook for stronger energy prices has not changed the focus on investor returns from the U…

Mega Machine Deep Driller: JOIDES Resolution

Aug 21, 2023

The JOIDES Resolution embarks on Expedition 395 to understand the impacts of mantle plumes on deep ocean currentsThe world’s oceans, still largely unexplored, remain a treasure trove for scientists and researchers alike. Physical, chemical and…

Diamond Offshore's Ocean Apex Starts Drilling off Australia

Aug 21, 2023

Offshore drilling contractor Diamond Offshore announced its semisubmersible rig Ocean Apex has commenced a two-well drilling campaign for Woodside Energy in Australia.The rig recently underwent a five-year special periodic survey at the Seatrium…

ONGC Videsh Secures Three-Year Extension to Explore South China Sea

Aug 20, 2023

Indian energy company ONGC Videsh has secured a three-year extension from Vietnam to explore 'Block 128' in the South China Sea, it said in a post on social messaging platform X, formerly known as Twitter.Conflicting territorial claims over…

Equinor Gets Green Light for Norwegian Sea Well Drilling

Aug 18, 2023

Norwegian oil and gas firm Equinor has received consent from the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway for exploration drilling in the Norwegian Sea.The consent is for drilling in the production license 1058 for the JDE prospect (Well 6307/1-2 JDE)…

Equinor Strikes Oil and Gas in North Sea

Aug 18, 2023

Norwegian oil company Equinor has discovered oil and gas in the North Sea, 130 kilometers northwest of Bergen, Norway, while drilling wells 35/11-26 S and 35/11-26 A.According to Equinor, this is the ninth successful well in this area in 12 attempts since 2019…

Norway Oil Firms to Boost Investments, Survey Shows

Aug 17, 2023

Norwegian oil and gas companies plan to invest more in 2023 and 2024 than previously thought, driven mainly by rising activity as well as cost inflation from a weaker crown currency, a national statistics office (SSB) survey showed on Thursday…

Oil and Gas Exploration Spending Expected to Recover from Historic Lows

Aug 16, 2023

Exploration spending (excluding appraisal) will recover from historic lows to an average of $22 billion per annum in real terms over the next five years, according to a new report from Wood Mackenzie.Tailwinds from attractive exploration economics…

Brazil President Lula's Aide: To Fund Energy Transition We Need Oil Money

Aug 16, 2023

There is no contradiction between defending an ecological transition and new oil exploration fronts, the chief of staff for Brazil President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said on Wednesday, as state-run giant Petrobras seeks clearance to drill a well at the mouth of the Amazon River…

Jadestone Energy Chooses Velesto Drilling Rig for East Belumunt Offshore Drilling Campaign

Aug 16, 2023

Malaysian drilling contractor Velesto Drilling revealed Wednesday it had secured an offshore drilling rig contract with Jadestone Energy. Under the contract, Velesto Drilling is providing a jack-up drilling rig for the East Belumunt field infill drilling program…

Offshore Drilling Rig Arrives in Lebanon’s Block 9 to Start Exploration

Aug 16, 2023

A drilling rig [the Transocean Barents] arrived in Lebanon’s Block 9 on Wednesday to begin oil and gas exploration, public works and transport minister Ali Hamie said in a post on social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter.The start…

One Killed, Three Missing After Rig Capsizes in Nigeria

Aug 16, 2023

Nigeria’s Seplat Energy has announced that the Depthwise swamp drilling rig Majestic capsized in the early hours of August 15.Seplat as the operator of the SEPLAT/NNPCL joint venture, contracted the rig which was in transit to its planned drilling location at Ovhor in Delta State when it capsized…

Seadrill CEO on Q2: 'We Delivered Strong Results'

Aug 15, 2023

Offshore drilling rig contractor Seadrill said Tuesday it had generated $414 million in total operating revenues, a sequential increase of $148 million, or 56%, benefitting from contracted rigs acquired as part of the Aquadrill transaction, completed on April 3…

Equinor Set to Drill Wildcat Well 30/4-4 in North Sea, Off Norway

Aug 14, 2023

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted a drilling permit to Equinor for an exploration well to be drilled in the North Sea.The drilling permit is for the wildcat well 30/4-4, located in the production license 043 FS.Equinor will…

BP Chooses TWMA for Up To $15M Mediterranean Sea Drilling Waste Management Deal

Aug 14, 2023

UK-based drilling waste management company TWMA said Monday it had secured a contract worth up to $15 million to support a large-scale oil and gas project for BP in Egypt.TWMA will use its RotoMill drill cuttings processing technology to process…

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