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Masirah Oil Awards Drilling Rig Gig

Nov 05, 2019

Masirah Oil, an exploration and production company operating Block 50 offshore Oman, announced that it has awarded a drilling rig contract to Foresight Offshore Drilling Limited.The jack-up Foresight Driller IX will be utilized for an appraisal well on the Yumna field in block 50 offshore Oman…

Sparrows Doubles UAE Operations

Nov 05, 2019

Sparrows Group has doubled the size of its operations in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after securing contracts worth in excess of $70 million in the past three months. The awards have resulted in over 150 new positions being created in the…

Petrobras Extends West Tellus Contract

Nov 04, 2019

Brazilian petroleum giant Petróleo Brasileiro (Petrobras) has contracted Seadrill’s drillship West Tellus for a new two-year program offshore Brazil.Seadrill, a deepwater drilling contractor for the petroleum industry, said in a press note that the likely contract value is around $170 million…

Borr Drilling Wins $155Mln New Contracts

Nov 03, 2019

The offshore drilling contractor, Borr Drilling has been awarded three new contracts and two extensions for its rig fleet, adding about $155 million to its backlog.The new contracts comprising two newbuilds, one warm stacked rig and extensions of two active rigs…

Stuck Pipe Solution Cut Through

Nov 01, 2019

Oilfield services company Churchill Drilling Tools announced four successful drill-string severs using its HyPR HoleSaver, following stuck pipe events across the Middle East, including two in the UAE.Over the last six months, four drilling teams…

Serica to Drill Columbus Development Well

Oct 31, 2019

Maersk Drilling said it has entered into a contract with Serica Energy UK Ltd. to drill a subsea development well at the Columbus Development in the Central part of the UK North Sea. The contract value is $8 million.The contract is expected to commence in the fourth quarter of 2020…

Dolphin Drilling Enters Alliance with i3 Energy

Oct 31, 2019

Offshore drilling contractor Dolphin Drilling announced a two-month contract extension with i3 Energy for use of the Borgland Dolphin semi-submersible drilling rig and agreed to enter into a four-year strategic operations agreement between both companies…

Well Intervention and Stimulation Alliance Formed

Oct 30, 2019

Aker BP, Schlumberger and Stimwell Services have established the Well Intervention and Stimulation Alliance to accelerate and boost oil production.The 5+5 year tripartite agreement was signed by the CEOs of the three alliance partners at a venue at Aker BP’s Headquarter at Fornebu on Tuesday…

U.S. NatGas Prices Near 25-year Low as Glut Weighs

Oct 30, 2019

In the shale field that helped launch the U.S. natural gas boom a decade ago, Chesapeake Energy Corp this month set aside its last drilling rig. The problem for the once No. 2 U.S. gas producer was not a lack of gas, but too much of it.A long…

Baker Hughes Profit Rises on Strong Foreign Demand

Oct 30, 2019

Baker Hughes Co reported a rise in quarterly adjusted profit on Wednesday, helped by increased demand for its oilfield services and higher margins for its turbomachinery such as gas turbines and compressors.The company's results contrasted with…

Spirit Energy Raises Production at Chiswick

Oct 29, 2019

Spirit Energy has raised production from one of its North Sea fields following a £68.5 million ($88.3 million) drilling campaign, the UK based independent announced on Tuesday.First gas from a new well at Spirit Energy’s Chiswick field in the…

Hess Makes Gulf of Mexico Oil Discovery

Oct 29, 2019

Hess Corporation has made an oil discovery at the Esox-1 exploration well located in Mississippi Canyon Block No. 726 in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, the US-based independent announced on Tuesday.Esox-1 was drilled in 1,405 meters water depth…

BP Makes Major Gas Find off Mauritania

Oct 28, 2019

Oil supermajor BP has made a major gas discovery in the Orca-1 exploration well in the BirAllah area offshore Mauritania, partner Kosmos Energy announced on Monday.Located approximately 125 kilometers offshore Mauritania, Orca-1 was drilled in approximately 2…

Israel Grants Offshore Exploration Licenses

Oct 28, 2019

Israel on Monday granted offshore exploration licenses to two groups of energy companies in its latest round of tenders for the eastern Mediterranean.Israel's Energy Ministry, which made the announcement, hopes new activity will help position…

Conrad Reports Well Issues in Indonesia

Oct 25, 2019

Conrad Petroleum said it encountered problems while conducting testing at its Tambak 2 appraisal well on the Mako gas field offshore Indonesia.Conrad, operator of Duyung PSC, said it had successfully drilled the Tambak-2 well on October 15. Later…

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