Offshore Drilling News


Tullow Makes Major Oil Discovery in Guyana

Aug 12, 2019

Tullow Oil has made a major oil discovery in the deepwater Orinduik block offshore Guyana, raising expectations that the London-based independent will move to develop a field in the closely watched, oil-rich South American country.The discovery…

“See” Ahead of the Bit

Aug 12, 2019

Even with the best seismic data and reservoir modeling available, drillers have remained in the dark about what’s in front of the drill bit. A new sensing tool has been designed to “see” ahead of the bit and can transmit data in real time to shift drilling operations from reactive to proactive…

Talos Joins in 5 Drilling Projects in GoM

Aug 12, 2019

Talos Energy, the oil and gas company focused on offshore exploration and production, participated in five drilling projects in the second quarter with a capital program front-loaded in the first half of 2019.Talos Energy also said that  it…

Providence Cleared for Barryroe Site Survey

Aug 09, 2019

Irish based oil and gas company Providence Resources informs it has received permission from Irish authorities to perform a site survey later this month at its operated Barryroe field within the within SEL 1/11 license offshore Ireland.SEL 1/11…

Speedcast to Supply Comms for West Bollsta

Aug 09, 2019

Remote communication and IT solutions provider Speedcast said it has been awarded a new multi-year contract from offshore drilling contractor Seadrill to provide communications on the West Bollsta semi-submersible rig, off the coast of Norway…

Aker BP Makes Small Gas Discovery

Aug 08, 2019

Aker BP has made a small gas find in the the North Sea, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate announced this week. The Norwegian oil and gas company drilled a wildcat and appraisal well in production licence 869, about 6 kilometers southwest of the Bøyla field…

Java Sea Oil Spill Clean-up Continues

Aug 08, 2019

Clean-up efforts after an oil spill from a well in Indonesia's Java Sea will take until at least March next year, state energy firm Pertamina said on Thursday as it struggles to plug the underwater leak.The spill started on July 12 when Pertamina…

Sirius Stuck with Ororo Development Plan

Aug 08, 2019

Nigeria-focused oil and gas development and production company Sirius Petroleum now says its license for the shallow water Ororo field in Nigeria hangs in the balance after the firm failed to launch its next phase of the field work program on…

IOG Spuds Harvey Appraisal Well

Aug 08, 2019

UK based Independent Oil & Gas (IOG) has confirmed that the Maersk Resilient rig spudded the Harvey appraisal well on 6 August 2019.The North Sea firm said in a press release that as previously indicated, completion of the well is expected to take approximately two months in the success case…

Valaris Extends RigNet Deal

Aug 07, 2019

Houston-based networking solutions provider RigNet said it has signed a multi-year contract extension with offshore driller Valaris (formerly EnscoRowan).Under the agreement, RigNet will continue to provide Managed Communication Services including…

Turkey Sending More Ships to Eastern Med

Aug 07, 2019

Two Turkish drill ships are continuing operations in the eastern Mediterranean and another ship will join them this month, Energy Minister Fatih Donmez said, as a dispute over natural resources there fuels tensions between Turkey and Cyprus…

Borr Drilling Wins Premium Jack-up Deal

Aug 07, 2019

The international drilling contractor to the oil and gas industry Borr Drilling has been awarded an additional jackup rig contract by Mexico’s Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex).Borr currently has two jackup rigs about to commence work with Pemex, who have now contracted a third rig…

PSW Group Wins Transocean BOP Contract

Aug 06, 2019

PSW Group has been awarded a contract with Transocean for storage and maintenance of blowout preventers (BOP) for Cat-D rigs. The agreement has a duration of five years.The scope of work consist of storage and inspection, maintenance and repair…

Aker BP Gets New Drilling Permit from NPD

Aug 06, 2019

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Aker BP  a drilling permit for well 30/12-2 located in the North Sea offshore Norway.Well 30/12-2, to be drilled from the Deepsea Stavanger drilling rig is a wildcat well in production licence 986…

Petronas Signs Offshore Deal with Gabon

Aug 05, 2019

Malaysian oil and gas company Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) has signed an agreement with Gabon for two exploration permits after the African country enacted a new oil law last month.A Bloomberg report quoted Noel Mboumba, Gabon’s petroleum…

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