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Hurricane Spuds Warwick West

Sep 24, 2019

UK based oil and gas company Hurricane Energy said the 204/30b-A (Warwick West) well was spudded on Tuesday using the Transocean Leader rig.Warwick West is the third and final well of the 2019 Greater Warwick Area drilling program on Hurricane's…

Okea Gets Consent for Draugen Drilling

Sep 24, 2019

Norwegian oil company Okea ASA Okea has been granted safety consent to drill its first operated wells off Norway, with drilling of a pair of probes near its Draugen field due to start next month.  According to a press note, the Norway's Petroleum…

Yakaar-2 Offshore Well Confirms Gas Resource

Sep 24, 2019

American upstream oil company Kosmos Energy reported that the Yakaar-2 appraisal well offshore Senegal has confirmed a world-scale natural gas resource in the BP-ledYakaar-Teranga gas project.The Yakaar-2 appraisal well was drilled in approximately 2…

ModuSpec to Operate Independently

Sep 24, 2019

Rig inspection services company ModuSpec said it has reemerged as an independent operating company following a strategic restructure of engineering and technical professional services organization Lloyd’s Register (LR).In March, LR announced…

Transocean Cancels Drillship Deliveries

Sep 23, 2019

Offshore drilling contractor Transocean announced on Monday that it will not take delivery of two newbuild drillships that were scheduled to be handed over from Korean builder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) in 2019 and 2020.Transocean said two of its indirect…

Australia Reviewing Equinor Environmental Plan

Sep 20, 2019

Australian authorities say they have resumed assessing the environmental plan for Equinor's proposed exploration drilling activity in the Great Australian Bight after the Norwegian energy company provided additional information requested as part of the review…

Liberator Pilot Well Plugged and Abandoned

Sep 20, 2019

The 13/23c-9 pilot well on i3 Energy's 100% owned Liberator field has been plugged and abandoned as planned following completion of the vertical seismic profile ('VSP') survey and shear wave sonic logging, the independent oil and gas company said in an operations update on Friday…

Maersk Drilling Rig Extended by Equinor

Sep 20, 2019

Maersk Drilling announced that Equinor has exercised two options of two months each for the Maersk Intrepid jack-up rig to continue working at the Martin Linge field offshore Norway.In addition, the parties have signed a further two-month extension…

Chevron to Boost St. Malo Production

Sep 19, 2019

Chevron has sanctioned a project to increase recovery in the St. Malo field, as the US based supermajor looks to maximize existing resources in the Gulf of Mexico.The waterflood project is Chevron’s first in the deepwater Wilcox trend and is…

Talos Making Moves in the Gulf of Mexico

Sep 19, 2019

Talos Energy announced it has entered into two separate agreements with BP and ExxonMobil related to new exploration opportunities in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The company said it will work with BP to drill and evaluate the Puma West prospect…

Repsol Cancels Dril-Quip Contract

Sep 17, 2019

Spanish oil company Repsol has terminated a contract with U.S. firm Dril-Quip for the delivery of offshore equipment for a project in Vietnam.Houston-based Dril-Quip has announced that the contract award between its subsidiary Dril-Quip Asia Pacific Pte Ltd…

Cooper Awarded Otway Basin Exploration Permit

Sep 17, 2019

Cooper Energy said it has been awarded the offshore exploration permit VIC/P76 located in the Otway Basin, offshore Victoria.VIC/P76 comprises an area of 162 square kilometers in water depths ranging from 60 meters to 70 meters. Commercial gas discoveries surround the permit…

Equinor Finds Gas in the Norwegian Sea

Sep 17, 2019

Norway's Equinor has discovered a gas field in its Eagle prospect in the Norwegian Sea, the energy company said on Tuesday, adding that it plans to extract resources via existing platforms in the areaThe company discovered the gas field along with Norwegian partners Aker BP and Wellesley Petroleum…

ABS, Keppel to Build Smart Rigs

Sep 17, 2019

In an Industry first, the provider of classification services to the offshore industry ABS partnered with Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) in developing the first two new build Drilling Rigs with Smart Notations.One of the rigs, which was delivered earlier this year for work in offshore Mexico…

Tullow to Drill at Least 3 New Guyana Wells in 2020

Sep 16, 2019

Tullow Oil plans to drill three or more oil exploration wells in Guyana next year, Chief Executive Officer Paul McDade said on Monday after the firm's second oil discovery in the country.Following the Jethro-1 discovery last month, London-listed…

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