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Bit Effects off Norway

Nov 12, 2019

It’s been quite a week offshore Norway, with Equinor notching a commercial-looking find and ConocoPhillips finding oil and gas, as drill bits turn and investments get the nod.While OE Digital reported Equinor’s find, ConocoPhillips’ discovery…

ConocoPhillips Makes Discovery Near Balder

Nov 12, 2019

ConocoPhillips has made an oil and gas discovery in exploration well 25/7-7 near the Balder field in the Norwegian North Sea.The first wildcat in production licence 782 S, the well was drilled by the Leiv Eiriksson drilling facility about 15…

Australia Extends Review of Equinor Drilling Plan

Nov 11, 2019

Australia's offshore safety watchdog has asked Equinor ASA to modify its drilling plan before it can win approval to explore for oil and gas off South Australia, the regulator said on Monday.Green groups want the regulator to bar Equinor from drilling in the Bight…

Halliburton Introduces PixStar

Nov 11, 2019

Oilfield services company Halliburton has unveiled a new logging-while-drilling technology that provides real-time images of the borehole to help operators identify fractures, improve wellbore stability and optimize completion design.When drilling with oil or water-based fluids…

Maersk Drilling Wins One-well Job from MOL

Nov 11, 2019

Maersk Drilling said it has secured a one-well contract for the ultra-harsh environment jack-up rig Maersk Interceptor with MOL Norge for exploration drilling on PL617 in the Southern North Sea, operated by MOL Norge in partnership with Wintershall Dea and OMV Norge…

Puma West Drilling Begins

Nov 10, 2019

BP has started drilling the deepwater Puma West prospect in the Green Canyon block in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.Project partner Talos Energy, which sold an operating inetrest in the project to supermajor BP, said the well is being drilled by the…

Sandvik to Supply OCTG for ADNOC

Nov 10, 2019

Sandvik, a developer and producer of advanced stainless steels, special alloys, titanium and other high-performance materials, said it has entered into a long-term agreement with Tenaris to supply Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG) following its…

Successful Karish North Appraisal

Nov 08, 2019

Energean Oil and Gas announced its appraisal of the Karish North Discovery confirmed best estimate recoverable resources of 0.9 Tcf (25 BCM) plus 34 million barrels of light oil / condensate (combined c.190 mmboe) enhancing the Mediterranean…

West Mira Awarded DNV GL Battery Notation

Nov 08, 2019

Northern Drilling’s West Mira is the first rig in operation to be awarded the DNV GL Battery (Power) class notation. West Mira is an ultra-deepwater semi-submersible designed by Moss Maritime, operating a hybrid power plant using Lithium-ion…

i3 Energy Spuds Liberator A2

Nov 08, 2019

Independent oil and gas company i3 Energy said it has spud the Liberator A2 pilot well following the plug and abandonment of the Serenity 13/23c-10 well.After plugging and abandoning the Serenity 13/23c-10 well as planned, the Borgland Dolphin…

Neptune Spuds Fist Duva Well

Nov 07, 2019

Neptune Energy said it has spud the first Duva well in the Norwegian North Sea.Neptune's first discovery in Norway, Duva holds around 88 million barrels and will be developed with with two oil producers and one gas producertied back to the Neptune…

Aker BP Extends Maersk Integrator

Nov 07, 2019

Maersk Drilling said it has secured a contract extension offshore Norway for the ultra-harsh environment jack-up rig Maersk Integrator from Aker BP. In continuation of the rig’s current workscope for Aker BP, the Maersk Integrator will drill a well at the Tambar field in the Southern North Sea…

Dry well on Skumnisse near the Draugen field

Nov 06, 2019

OKEA completed drilling of appraisal well 6407/9-12 on the Skumnisse prospect, north-east of the Draugen field. The well will now be permanently plugged and abandoned as a dry well.The well targeted an extension of the Upper Jurassic Rogn Formation…

Borr Drilling CFO Resigns

Nov 06, 2019

Drilling contractor Borr Drilling announced that Rune Magnus Lundetræ will step down from his position as Chief Financial Officer. Lundetræ, who has been with the company since 2016, will continue in his position while the company finds a replacement, the company said.

Equinor Reports Echino South Discovery

Nov 06, 2019

Equinor and partners ExxonMobil, Idemitsu and Neptune have discovered oil and gas in exploration well Echino South, 35/11-23, by the Fram field in the North Sea, the Norwegian Energy Company said on Wednesday. Recoverable resources are estimated…

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