Offshore Activity


Angola Lifting All Boats

Nov 19, 2019

Suppliers of drilling and subsea services and equipment may already be feeling the partial lift offered by West African nation Angola clearing offshore investment bottlenecks.On Monday, Bergen-based subsea cable layer, Oceanteam, announced its vessel…

Hurricane Testing Warwick West

Nov 19, 2019

Hurricane Energy has confirmed that drill stem testing on the Warwick West well is expected to begin Tuesday.The UK-based company said it will share initial results of the well, including flow rates and oil type, following completion of the testing phase…

Turkish Drillship Begins Drilling off NE Cyprus

Nov 15, 2019

The Turkish oil-and-gas drilling ship Fatih has started its operations off the coast of northeastern Cyprus, Turkish vice president Fuat Oktay said on Friday, despite warnings from European Union for Ankara to stand down.On Monday, the EU Foreign…

Lukoil Launches Phase 3 at Filanovsky Field

Nov 15, 2019

Russia's Lukoil said on Friday it had completed the construction of the first well as part of a third development stage of the V. Filanovsky oilfield in the Caspian Sea.The well was drilled with a floating jack up rig Neptune, mounted on a riser block platform…

Shell Contracts Maersk Developer

Nov 13, 2019

Maersk Drilling has entered a contract with Shell subsidiary BG International, for work offshore Trinidad and Tobago on a two-well development project for the semi-submersible rig Maersk Developer.The contract has an estimated duration of 171…

Bit Effects off Norway

Nov 12, 2019

It’s been quite a week offshore Norway, with Equinor notching a commercial-looking find and ConocoPhillips finding oil and gas, as drill bits turn and investments get the nod.While OE Digital reported Equinor’s find, ConocoPhillips’ discovery…

ConocoPhillips Makes Discovery Near Balder

Nov 12, 2019

ConocoPhillips has made an oil and gas discovery in exploration well 25/7-7 near the Balder field in the Norwegian North Sea.The first wildcat in production licence 782 S, the well was drilled by the Leiv Eiriksson drilling facility about 15…

Maersk Drilling Wins One-well Job from MOL

Nov 11, 2019

Maersk Drilling said it has secured a one-well contract for the ultra-harsh environment jack-up rig Maersk Interceptor with MOL Norge for exploration drilling on PL617 in the Southern North Sea, operated by MOL Norge in partnership with Wintershall Dea and OMV Norge…

Puma West Drilling Begins

Nov 10, 2019

BP has started drilling the deepwater Puma West prospect in the Green Canyon block in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.Project partner Talos Energy, which sold an operating inetrest in the project to supermajor BP, said the well is being drilled by the…

Leviathan on Track for December Startup

Nov 10, 2019

The mega Leviathan gas field offshore Israel is on track to begin production in December, ahead of schedule and below budget, operator Noble Energy said.The Leviathan project is 96% complete after production decks were installed on the jacket in the third quarter…

Successful Karish North Appraisal

Nov 08, 2019

Energean Oil and Gas announced its appraisal of the Karish North Discovery confirmed best estimate recoverable resources of 0.9 Tcf (25 BCM) plus 34 million barrels of light oil / condensate (combined c.190 mmboe) enhancing the Mediterranean…

i3 Energy Spuds Liberator A2

Nov 08, 2019

Independent oil and gas company i3 Energy said it has spud the Liberator A2 pilot well following the plug and abandonment of the Serenity 13/23c-10 well.After plugging and abandoning the Serenity 13/23c-10 well as planned, the Borgland Dolphin…

Neptune Spuds Fist Duva Well

Nov 07, 2019

Neptune Energy said it has spud the first Duva well in the Norwegian North Sea.Neptune's first discovery in Norway, Duva holds around 88 million barrels and will be developed with with two oil producers and one gas producertied back to the Neptune…

Dry well on Skumnisse near the Draugen field

Nov 06, 2019

OKEA completed drilling of appraisal well 6407/9-12 on the Skumnisse prospect, north-east of the Draugen field. The well will now be permanently plugged and abandoned as a dry well.The well targeted an extension of the Upper Jurassic Rogn Formation…

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