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Greenpeace Asks Norway's Supreme Court to Rule on Arctic Drilling

Feb 24, 2020

Greenpeace and its partners on Monday asked Norway's supreme court to rule on the legality of the country's Arctic oil and gas exploration licenses, in a case that could block the petroleum industry's expansion plans. If the supreme court takes up the case…

Turkey Expands Drillship Fleet

Feb 21, 2020

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has reportedly confirmed that the country, through its national oil company TPAO, has expanded its offshore drilling fleet with another drillship.TPAO has been using its two drillships the Fatih and the Yavuz – bought in 2017…

OMV to Drill Hades Appraisal Well with Island Innovator Rig in June

Feb 21, 2020

OMV Norway has applied for an environmental permit to drill the Hades appraisal well in the Norwegian Sea about 280 kilometers north of Kristiansund.The subsidiary of Austria's OMV plans to use the Island Innovator semi-submersible drilling…

Valaris Posts $216M Loss. Expects More Losses in 2020

Feb 21, 2020

Offshore drilling company Valaris on Thursday posted a net loss of $216 million for the fourth quarter of 2019, compared to a loss of $197 million in the third quarter of 2019. According to its CEO, more losses are to be expected in 2020.Valaris' fourth-quarter revenues fell to $512 million…

COPL Borrows Cash from CEO

Feb 21, 2020

Oil company Canadian Overseas Petroleum Limited (COPL) has borrowed CAD$200,000 from its CEO Arthur Millholland. The company said the loan would help it „progress“ OPL 226 project offshore Nigeria.In a statement on Friday, COPL explained it…

Siemens Wins Order to Modernize M. East Jack-Up Rig

Feb 20, 2020

Arabian Drilling Company has tapped the German industrial giant Siemens to modernize a complete and integrated drilling-drives lineup, including auxiliaries and controls, that will be installed on an offshore jack-up drilling rig for a customer in the Middle East…

Shedding (Fiber) Light on Wells

Feb 20, 2020

On the surface, in-well surveillance and monitoring seems like an obvious and beneficial thing to do. Learning about what’s happening in wells can mean operators can make them produce more, change injection or gas-lift, methodologies, unlock shut-in wells…

Leadership Change at Noble Corp

Feb 20, 2020

Offshore drilling company Noble Corp. has announced that Julie J. Robertson will resign as President and Chief Executive Officer of the company at the next annual general meeting. She will take on the newly created role of executive Chairman of the Company's Board of Directors…

Deepwater Drillship Rates Rising

Feb 20, 2020

In another sign of improving deepwater market conditions, drillship day rates are on-the-rise from Canada to China, judging by a new report by numbers crunchers, Rystad Energy. Although not the only deepwater floaters, drillships are still on order at Asian shipyards…

Energean: Karish Main-02 Well a Success

Feb 20, 2020

Energean Oil and Gas has announced successful results from production measurement performed during clean-up of the Karish Main-02 development well, in the Karish Main structure, offshore IsraelThe Mediterranean Sea-focused company working to…

TWMA Appoints Aslaksen as New CEO

Feb 19, 2020

Specialist drilling waste management company, TWMA, has announced the appointment of Halle Aslaksen as its new CEO.Aslaksen joins the Aberdeen-headquartered company from the Norwegian hydropower operator Småkraft, where he served as CEO. He…

Tower Resources: Farm-out Talks Progressing Well

Feb 19, 2020

Tower Resources Cameroon SA, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Africa-focused Tower Resources Plc, has hinted at good progress on the ongoing discussions with potential farm-in parties into the Thali PSC offshore Cameroon.The progress in the negotiations…

Vaalco Hits Oil at Gabon Offshore Well

Feb 19, 2020

Africa-focused oil company Vaalco Energy has said that its South East Etame 4P appraisal wellbore offshore Gabon in the Etame Marin permit area successfully encountered oil sands in the Gamba formation.The well, drilled from the Vaalco-operated South East Etame North Tchibala (SEENT) platform…

Premier Oil Charters Solstad PSV for Tolmount Field Ops

Feb 19, 2020

UK-based oil company Premier Oil has chartered a Solstad Offshore vessel to support its Tolmount field operations in the UK sector of the North Sea.The Norwegian offshore vessel operator Solstad said Wednesday that it had won a contract for the platform supply vessel Normand Flipper…

Where Next for Exploration in Asia Pacific?

Feb 18, 2020

The drill bit still plays a key role across the region, with exploration increasingly the domain of national oil companiesReports of the death of exploration have been greatly exaggerated. Since the 2014 oil price downturn, the industry has re-imagined exploration…

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