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Australia: Western Gas Finds Drilling Partner for Sasanof-1 Offshore Well

Sep 07, 2021

Australian oil and gas company Western Gas, the operator of the offshore Exploration Permit WA-519-P in W. Australia, has found a partner to fund part of the drilling costs for the Sasanof-1 offshore exploration well.The partner is the ASX-listed Global Oil and Gas Limited…

Seadrill Closer to Chapter 11 Emergence as Court Nod Granted

Sep 06, 2021

Offshore drilling company Seadrill has moved a step closer to reaching bankruptcy emergence after the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas approved the disclosure statement for the company's proposed plan of reorganization…

Neptune Energy Gets Green Light for Shamu Drilling (Norway)

Sep 06, 2021

Neptune Energy has received approval from the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway to drill in block 33/6 in the North Sea.PSA Norway said Monday that Neptune would drill  33/6-6 S and 33/6-6 A well at the Shamu prospect in the Production licence…

Wintershall Dea Wraps Begknapp Appraisal Drilling. Eyes Tie-back to Nearby Platforms (Norway)

Sep 06, 2021

Oil and gas firm Wintershall Dea has completed the drilling of an appraisal well on the Bergknapp oil discovery in the Norwegian Sea.Wintershall Dea made the Bergknam discovery in April 2020, using Saipem's Scarabeo 8 offshore drilling rig.The…

Insurers Bracing for $1B Hit from Hurricane Ida Damage to Offshore Facilities

Sep 03, 2021

Insurers are bracing for a hit of about $1 billion from physical damage to offshore rigs and structures from Hurricane Ida, according to preliminary estimates from U.S. property data and analytics company CoreLogic.The estimate did not include…

BW Energy's Gabon Offshore Oil Find Smaller than Expected

Sep 03, 2021

Oslo-listed oil and gas company BW Energy's recently announced offshore oil discovery in Dussafu Block in Gabon is smaller than expected.The company in August said it had discovered oil in the Hibiscus North exploration well (DHBNM-1) in the Dussafu Block…

Noble Corp. Sends Force Majeure Notice to Shell over Drillship Damaged in Storm

Sep 03, 2021

Offshore drilling contractor Noble Corporation has sent a force majeure notice to its client Shell over the Noble Globetrotter II drillship contract after the rig was damaged earlier this week in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico in severe weather during Hurricane Ida…

Nine Injured on Noble Drillship During Ida

Sep 02, 2021

The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating damage to a Noble Corp drillship hit by Hurricane Ida while operating in the Gulf of Mexico, a spokesperson said on Thursday.Nine crew members suffered minor injuries when the storm hit on Sunday, Noble said…

Bourbon to Support Shell's Exploration Campaigns in Namibia and Sao Tomé

Sep 02, 2021

Offshore vessel owner Bourbon has secured a contract with Shell to provide international freight forwarding, integrated logistics services, and platform supply vessel services to support two deepwater offshore exploration campaigns in Namibia and Sao Tomé…

Ithaca Energy's North Sea Oil Find 'a Ray of Light' for UK Offshore Exploration

Sep 02, 2021

Energy intelligence firm Wood Mackenzie has shared that Ithaca Energy has made an oil discovery at Fotla prospect in the UK North Sea, labeling it 'a ray of light' in what’s been a tough year for UK exploration activity, with 2021 on track for the fewest number of completed wells since the 1960s…

Empyrean to Drill at 'World-class' Jade Prospect Using COSL Rig

Sep 02, 2021

Chinese offshore drilling company COSL is set to sign an integrated drilling contract with Empyrean Energy to drill the Jade exploration well on Block 29/11, offshore China. The drilling is expected to start in December, Empyrean said Thursday…

Offshore Equipment Firm Dril-Quip Names New CEO

Sep 02, 2021

Offshore drilling equipment specialist Dril-Quip, has named Jeffrey J. Bird as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. Effective as of January 1, 2022, he'll replace Blake T. DeBerry, who will step down at that time. DeBerry will continue…

Borr Drilling Wins Drilling Work in Southeast Asia

Sep 02, 2021

Offshore drilling company Borr Drilling said Thursday it had secured a letter of award for its jack-up drilling rig Mist.The deal is with an unnamed operator in Southeast Asia, and the drilling program is set to begin in November 2021.Subject to final confirmation…

Carnarvon Hires Valaris Jack-Up Rig for Buffalo Well in Timor Sea

Sep 02, 2021

Australian oil and gas company Carnarvon Petroleum has hired Valaris JU-107 jack-up drilling rig to drill the Buffalo-10 well in the Timor Sea.'The drilling operations are expected to commence once the rig has completed its current operations…

Noble Drillship Damaged by Hurricane Ida

Sep 01, 2021

The U.S. Coast Guard said on Wednesday it is responding to a drillship that reportedly sustained damage as Hurricane Ida ripped through the Gulf of Mexico and into Louisiana as a Category 4 storm.The agency said it was notified during the storm…

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