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Neptune Energy to Spud Dugong Offshore Well This Week, Partner Says

Jun 17, 2020

Petrolia NOCO, a partner in Neptune-operated PL 882 block in the Norwegian part of the North Sea, said the drilling of the Dugong well is set to begin by June 19, 2020.Neptune last week secured a regulatory consent to drill two wildcat wells at the Dugong prospect…

Maersk Drilling Joins Offshore CO2 Storage Project

Jun 17, 2020

Danish offshore drilling company Maersk Drilling has joined a consortium whose aim is to develop an offshore storage solution for CO2 captured in Danish onshore facilities.Maersk Drilling said Wednesday it was joining a new CO2 storage consortium…

New Zealand Raises Oil Spill Insurance Requirements

Jun 15, 2020

New Zealand's maritime safety authority has greatly increased the insurance cover or other financial security that owners must have to cover marine oil spills from their offshore installations.Under recent amendments to the Marine Protection Rules Part 102…

Valaris Skips $13.3M Interest Payment

Jun 15, 2020

Offshore drilling contractor Valaris said Monday it had elected not to make the $13.3 million interest payment due on June 15, 2020, related to its 7.375% Senior Notes due 2025.The offshore drilling company, which had more than $6.5 billion of debt at the end of the first quarter…

MODU Owners Bite the Bullet

Jun 15, 2020

Just as we were beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel, COVID-19 in the space of three months decimated the offshore industry and sent it spiraling into a double downturn. Oil majors have been forced to cut CAPEX (table 1) with E&P spending reduced significantly…

Saudi Aramco Suspends Shelf Drilling Jack-Up Rig

Jun 15, 2020

Saudi oil giant Saudi Aramco has decided to suspend a contract with Shelf Drilling for the High Island IV jack-up drilling rig.The offshore drilling contractor said Monday it had received a notification from 'a customer' on the suspension of…

Neptune Gets License to Drill Wildcat Duo Off Norway

Jun 12, 2020

Neptune Energy has secured a regulatory consent to drill two wildcat wells at the Dugong prospect in the North Sea, offshore Norway.The consent, granted by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, concerns the drilling of wells 34/4-15 S and 34/4-15 A…

TEMS Inks Two Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Deals

Jun 12, 2020

Aberdeen-based oilfield services company TEMS International focused on improving the performance and compliance of drilling systems has recently secured two contracts in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.The company said Thursday that the contracts…

ConocoPhillips Completes Tasmanian Block Farm-In

Jun 11, 2020

ConocoPhillips Australia has completed the acquisition of an 80 percent stake in from 3D Oil in Australia's offshore Tasmanian Permit T/49P.The oil giant will pay 3D Oil A$5 million cash payment in recognition of previous expenditure at the Otway basin offshore block…

PHOTO: CNOOC Completes First Development Well at Lingshui 17-2

Jun 11, 2020

Chinese oil company CNOOC has this week completed the drilling of the first development well at the Lingshui 17-2 (LS 17-2) gas field development in the South China Sea, offshore China.The info, along with the photos, was shared by CIMC-Raffles…

SapuraOMV Applies for Survey at Kanga Well Site (Australia)

Jun 10, 2020

Oil and gas company SapuraOMV has filed an application to Australian regulators for permission to carry out a geotechnical and geophysical survey within Permit WA-412-P offshore W. Australia, where it plans to drill the Kanga-1 well.Sapura Upstream farmed into the block in 2018…

Greece, Italy to Sign Accord on Maritime Zones

Jun 09, 2020

Greece and Italy will sign an agreement on maritime boundaries during a visit by Italy's foreign minister to Athens on Tuesday, the Greek Foreign Affairs Ministry said.The deal follows months of tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean region over natural resources…

BP to Lay Off 10,000 People by 2020 End

Jun 09, 2020

British oil major BP will lay off 10,000 people by the end of the year in a move to cut costs, the company's CEO Bernard Looney said in a social media post on Monday.Looney said: 'The oil price has plunged well below the level we need to turn a profit…

Temasek Supports Sembcorp Marine's $1.5B Rights Issue

Jun 09, 2020

Singapore's Temasek Holdings stepped in on Monday to support a S$2.1 billion ($1.5 billion) rights issue by Sembcorp Marine as the state investor moves to help the city-state's struggling rig-building sector.Following the deal, loss-making Sembcorp Marine…

Keppel Rejects Awilco Drilling's Rig Contract Termination. Ponders Legal Action

Jun 09, 2020

Singapore's offshore rig builder Keppel is considering taking legal action against Awilco Drilling after the drilling company on Monday said it had terminated a rig construction contract with Keppel.Awilco Drilling said Monday that its subsidiary…

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