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NPD Awards North Sea Drilling Permit to Equinor

May 28, 2019

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Equinor Energy AS a drilling permit for the exploration well 16/5-7 in the North Sea, offshore Norway.The drilling program for 16/5-7 relates to the drilling of a wildcat well in production license 502…

MOL Norge Drills Duster in North Sea

May 27, 2019

The explorer and producer oil and gas MOL Norge AS, operator of production licence 539, is in the process of completing the drilling of wildcat well 3/7-11 S.The well was drilled about seven kilometres southwest of the Trym field on the eastern side of the Mandal High…

Tower Delays Drilling in Cameroon

May 13, 2019

UK-based Tower Resources said drilling of a new well at the Thali block in Cameroon had been delayed until July.In a stock exchange announcement, the company said that it had received additional data that indicated that further site preparation work would be required before a rig was moved to site…

NPD Grants Drilling Permit to Equinor

May 10, 2019

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Equinor Energy AS, the Norwegian multinational energy company, a drilling permit for wells 16/1-30 S and 16/1-30.The drilling programme for 16/1-30 S and 16/1-30 A relates to drilling of appraisal wells in production licence 167…

BSEE Revises Well Control Rule

May 07, 2019

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) released what it said were “the final improved Blowout Preventer Systems and Well Control regulations”The Well Control Rule is a part of an ongoing…

Hibiscus Gets Positive Result from Ithaca's Cook Field

May 07, 2019

Anasuria Hibiscus UK, a subsidiary of Hibiscus Petroleum, was informed by Cook JV operator Ithaca that the Cook water injection well was drilled to a total depth of 13,045 feet measured depth.'In drilling the water injection well, the reservoir…

Magnetic Drive Tech Overcomes Issues with ESPs

Apr 24, 2019

Upwing Energy, a technology firm in California, has developed a Magnetic Drive System (MDS) that aims to transform the century-old topology for electric submersible pumps (ESP).Upwing Energy is a spinoff of Calentix Technologies, a company in…

Google Translate for Oil Wells

Apr 22, 2019

A startup is looking to harness the world of artificial intelligence to help oil companies do more with the data, as well as the oil, they get from their wells.Big data is often billed as having the potential to offer the oil and gas industry huge benefits in improved efficiency and production…

More Must Be Done to Tackle Well Losses

Apr 17, 2019

North Sea oil and gas operators are failing to make the most from their existing well stocks, with some 30% (600) shut-in and 33 million barrels of oil equivalent (boe) lost due to well losses – the equivalent of a new west of Shetland field…

NPD Grants Aker BP a Drilling Permit

Apr 17, 2019

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Aker BP a drilling permit for well 25/11-29 S in production licence PL 916.The well will be drilled from the Deepsea Stavanger drilling facility in position 59°02'48.44'N and 02°26'21.80'E after…

Subsea Power Hub Tested in Aberdeen

Apr 10, 2019

Subsea energy storage and power generation specialists EC-OG said it has demonstrated the capabilities of its Subsea Power Hub (SPH) for powering subsea production equipment using battery power alone, during a recent workshop test program in Aberdeen…

Gazprom Neft, Schlumberger Partner on Well Logging

Apr 05, 2019

Gazprom Neft and Schlumberger have agreed to enter technological cooperation in well logging. “Gazprom Neft is committed to developing its scientific, intellectual, staffing and technological capabilities, supporting a collaborative ecosystem and building an inclusive innovation-focused environment…

Serica Energy Abandons Rowallan Well

Apr 05, 2019

Serica Energy, UK oil and gas company operating mainly in the North Sea, said that the Rowallan well was drilled down to a depth of 4,641 metres and after an unsuccessful result, it will now be plugged and abandoned.It encountered a 182-metre…

EMGS, Equinor Pact for Well Calibration Study

Apr 05, 2019

Norwegian geophysical services company Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) has signed an agreement for its second full-scale marine controlled-source electromagnetic (CSEM) well calibration study project in cooperation with Equinor.The revenue…

Equinor Comes up Dry in the North Sea

Apr 04, 2019

Norwegian multinational energy company Equinor has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 36/1-3 in production licence 885 in the northern part of the North Sea offshore Norway. The well was dry, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) said…

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