Offshore Well Operations News - page 25

Horizon oil spuds well off New Zealand

Sep 04, 2013

Horizon Oil International Ltd. announced that the Manaia-2 exploration/appraisal well in PMP 38160, offshore New Zealand, was spudded on September 1, 2013. The well is being operated by OMV New Zealand Ltd. and drilled with the semi-submersible drilling rig Kan Tan IV…

Fugro, Bumi create well services JV

Aug 29, 2013

Fugro announced that it will enter into a new well services joint venture with Malaysia Oilfield Services company Bumi Armada Berhad. The companies will create a team consisting of members of both Fugro and Bumi Armada with skills in marine operations…

IADC forms well control institute

Aug 27, 2013

The International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) announced the formation of the Well Control Institute (WCI), a new industry body which will provide the drilling industry with a single, universal well control training and assessment standard…

Petrobras confirms potential in Sergipe Basin

Aug 20, 2013

Petrobras published the drilling results for extension well 3-SES-175D (3-BRSA-1180-D-SES), known as Muriú 1, located in the BM-SEAL-10 concession area (blocks SEAL-M-347 and SEAL-M-424) in the ultra deep waters of the Sergipe Basin. The…

Drilling expected to begin in Black Sea

Aug 12, 2013

Beach Energy announced that drilling is expected to begin on the 01RX Cobalcescu South exploration well in Block EX-28 offshore Romania. According to the company, the well will be spudded during Beach Energy’s August reporting period…

Petrobras confirms Sergipe Basin pontential

Aug 12, 2013

Petrobras announced the results of the first extension well 3-SES-176D (3-BRSA-1178D-SES), also known as Farfan 1, located in the BM-SEAL-11 concession area, block SEAL-M-426, in the ultradeep waters of the Sergipe Basin. The results…

Compressor defect shuts down Ula field

Aug 09, 2013

Noreco has announced that due to a defect gas compressor, the Ula field  in the Norwegian North Sea, will not be able to receive and process production from satellite fields, the field's operator, BP, has informed. This means that the Oselvar field will also be shut down…

Otto begins Philippines drilling campaign

Aug 08, 2013

Otto Energy Ltd. is drilling two horizontal wells in the second phase of development at Galoc field offshore the Philippines. The wells are being batch drilled in 311 m of water.  Otto projects the Galoc-5H and Galoc-6H development wells will be drilled to a total vertical depth of 2…

Small oil discovery in North Sea

Aug 07, 2013

Exploration well 16/2-18S, located on Statoil operated PL265 in the North Sea, was drilled west of Johan Sverdrup discovery about 9 km west of  well 16/2-6 and 3 km west of appraisal well 16/2-14. The primary exploration target of the well…

Cluff adds to underground coal gasification acreage

Jul 26, 2013

Exploration firm Cluff Natural Resources (CNR) has been awarded rights to explore for offshore underground coal gasification prospects off the UK's coastline.  The rights are through two conditional underground coal gasification (UCG) licences…

Santos touts Winchester find

Jul 22, 2013

Santos announced a gas discovery at the Winchester-1 exploration well in WA-323-P, located in the Carnarvon Basin offshore Western Australia. Winchester is Santos’ fourth consecutive exploration gas discovery offshore Western Australia…

Progress after Piper

Jun 12, 2013

As the 25th anniversary of the UK North Sea Piper Alpha disaster approaches, GL Noble Denton looks at regulatory best practice. The 25-year anniversary of the Piper Alpha disaster provides an important opportunity to stop and reflect…

Colloquy: Safety first... in the North Sea

Jun 12, 2013

COLLOQUY: Editor's Column Beginning this month, we recognize the 25th anniversary of the Piper Alpha disaster. The Piper Alpha production platform was operated by Occidental Petroleum (Caledonia) Ltd. in the UK sector of the North Sea…

UTC presenters tackle hydrate flow challenges

May 21, 2013

Dealing with hydrate formation in pipelines is becoming a hot topic. The issue will be the focus of multiple papers at this year’s Underwater Technology Conference.Statoil intends to have a “full subsea factory” by 2020 and one of its key…

Fires and explosions a growing liability concern

May 14, 2013

Oil and natural gas industry operations managers, health and safety managers, as well as plant and facility superintendents and engineers face increasing liability issues created by fires and explosions, according to a white paper released by Scorpion Protective Coatings Inc…

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