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Esgian Week 10 Report: Additional Backlog Secured

Mar 10, 2024

Esgian reports that offshore drilling contractors secured additional backlog in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, Egypt, Nigeria, and Brazil and operators confirmed new discoveries in Indonesia, Côte d’Ivoire, and China in its Week 10 Rig Analytics Market Roundup…

Hibiscus South Comes Onstream Five Months After Discovery Offshore Gabon

Mar 08, 2024

Oil and gas company BW Energy has started production from the DHBSM-1H well in the Hibiscus South field on the Dussafu license, offshore Gabon, five months after making the initial discovery.Production performance from the well has been in line…

CNOOC Finds Oil in South China Sea Deepwater Field

Mar 08, 2024

China’s state-run China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) has made a major oilfield discovery in deepwater area of South China Sea, named Kaiping South, adding over 100 million tons of oil equivalent proved in-place volume.The Kaiping South Oilfield is located in the eastern South China Sea…

Eni Makes Major Discovery Offshore Côte d'Ivoire

Mar 08, 2024

Italian energy giant Eni has made a significant oil and gas discovery in block CI-205, offshore Côte d'Ivoire, in West Africa.The discovery, named Calao, stands as the second largest in the country, following the Baleine field discovered by Eni in September 2021…

Chevron to Become Operator of Exploration Block Offshore Uruguay

Mar 06, 2024

Challenger Energy has, through its wholly-owned Uruguayan subsidiary CEG Uruguay, entered into farm-out agreement with Chevron for the 60% interest in the AREA OFF-1 block offshore Uruguay.As part of the agreement, Chevron will acquire a 60% participating interest in the AREA OFF-1 block…

Perenco Kicks Off Five Well Drilling Campaign Offshore Cameroon

Mar 05, 2024

Perenco Rio del Rey, one of Perenco’s Cameroon subsidiaries, has started a five well development drilling campaign on the Kita Eden field, in the northern section of the Rio del Rey Basin, offshore Cameroon.As a result of its challenging shallow waters…

Shelf Drilling Signs Jack-Up Rig Extension Deal in Egypt

Mar 04, 2024

Offshore drilling contractor Shelf Drilling has secured a two-year contract extension for the Rig 141 jack-up rig for operations in the Gulf of Suez, offshore Egypt.The contract extension is in direct continuation of Rig 141 current term with Gemsa Petroleum Company (Gempetco)…

Diamond Offshore’s Drillship on Extended Stay with BP in Gulf of Mexico

Mar 04, 2024

U.S.-based offshore drilling company Diamond Offshore has secured a two-year contract extension with a subsidiary of BP in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico for the Ocean BlackHornet drillship.The contract is starting in February 2025 in direct continuation of the rig's current contract…

Esgian Week 9 Report: Dolphin, Diamond and Seadrill Updates

Mar 03, 2024

Esgian reports rig-related updates from Dolphin Drilling, Diamond Offshore, and Seadrill in its Week 9 Rig Analytics Market Roundup.Report Outline:ContractsDespite Tullow Oil’s recent announcement that it would take a break from drilling offshore Ghana…

Green(er) Rigs Put Stena Drilling at Forefront of O&G Decarb Push

Mar 01, 2024

As the offshore oil and gas industry transitions to more sustainable practices, drilling rig operators are faced with demands to implement greenhouse gas (GHG) abatement measures as part of their workload. Being the owner of the first ever drillship that secured DNV’s Abate(P) notation…

Wintershall Dea Ups Resource Estimate for Norwegian Sea Discovery

Feb 29, 2024

German oil and gas company Wintershall Dea has increased resource estimates for a gas/condensate discovery near the Dvalin field in the Norwegian Sea, following the drilling of an appraisal well with Transocean Norge rig.Wintershall Dea's appraisal…

Energy Emerger Jack-Up Rig Booked for Work Offshore Oman

Feb 29, 2024

Masirah Oil, a 91.81% subsidiary of Rex International, has signed a contract for the Energy Emerger jack-up drilling rig that will be put to work at Yumna Field, offshore Oman.The rig, operated by Northern Offshore, will perform a multi-well program in the offshore Yumna Field in Block 50 Oman…

Noble Jack-Up Rig Gets Work Offshore Norway

Feb 27, 2024

Offshore drilling contractor Noble Corporation has secured a one-well contract with Norwegian oil and gas company DNO Norge for its ultra-harsh environment jack-up rig Noble Invincible.DNO Norge will use the Noble Invincible rig to drill an exploration well on PL1086 license…

Esgian Week 8 Report: Industry Positive About Upcycle

Feb 24, 2024

This week, Esgian reports in its Week 8 Rig Analytics Market Roundup that offshore drilling contractors have expressed their confidence in the strength and longevity of the current upcycle.Report outline:ContractsValaris has confirmed that the contract for the 8…

Perenco Spuds Appraisal Well Offshore Gabon

Feb 22, 2024

Perenco Oil & Gas Gabon (POGG) has started drilling an appraisal well in the vicinity of the Hylia South West discovery offshore Gabon, using Dixstone’s BANBA jack-up rig.The field was discovered in December 2022 through the exploration well…

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