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Empyrean Energy to Spud Well in Indonesia

Aug 20, 2019

Australia's Empyrean Energy provided an operational update in relation to the upcoming drilling campaign in the Duyung PSC in the West Natuna basin, offshore Indonesia, in which Empyrean holds an 8.5% interest.The oil and gas development company with interests in China…

Prolonging Wellhead Fatigue Life

Aug 16, 2019

When oil and gas operators need to carry out workovers or plug and abandon a deepwater well, a primary concern is how much fatigue life remains in the wellhead.Wells from two decades ago were drilled and completed with rigs that may have been decommissioned…

What About Well Intervention?

Aug 14, 2019

In a bid to maintain production rates but with less outlay, operators have been looking closer to home. Reducing costs and increasing efficiency have been high on the agenda. Should well intervention be higher?Well intervention, which can help increase production or restore shut-in wells…

COOEC, Expro Team up for RLWI

Aug 12, 2019

Two providers of subsea and well intervention solutions, China based offshore and subsea solutions company COOEC Offshore and oilfield services company Expro, have formed an alliance agreement to expand capabilities and resources.COOEC Offshore…

IOG Spuds Harvey Appraisal Well

Aug 08, 2019

UK based Independent Oil & Gas (IOG) has confirmed that the Maersk Resilient rig spudded the Harvey appraisal well on 6 August 2019.The North Sea firm said in a press release that as previously indicated, completion of the well is expected to take approximately two months in the success case…

Helix Finds Work for New Q7000 Vessel

Aug 06, 2019

Texas-based international offshore energy services company Helix Energy Solutions Group announced that it has entered into a contract for its new-build semi-submersible well intervention vessel, the Q7000.According to the provider of specialty services to the offshore energy industry…

Aker BP Gets New Drilling Permit from NPD

Aug 06, 2019

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Aker BP  a drilling permit for well 30/12-2 located in the North Sea offshore Norway.Well 30/12-2, to be drilled from the Deepsea Stavanger drilling rig is a wildcat well in production licence 986…

Aker BP Granted North Sea Drilling Permit

Aug 02, 2019

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Aker BP, the oil exploration and development company focusing petroleum resources on the Norwegian Continental Shelf,  a drilling permit for well 2/1-17 S located in the North Sea offshore Norway…

NPD Grants North Sea Drilling Permit to ConocoPhillips

Aug 01, 2019

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS a wildcat drilling permit for well 25/7-7, to be drilled from the Leiv Eiriksson drilling facility.The area in this license consists of parts of blocks 25/7 and 25/10…

Ocean Monarch Mobilises to Otway

Jul 29, 2019

Australian upstream oil and gas exploration and production company Cooper Energy  announced the semi-submersible drilling rig Ocean Monarch, operated by Diamond Offshore, has commenced mobilisation from the Gippsland Basin to the Otway Basin where it is to drill 2 offshore gas exploration wells…

Lukoil Hits Milestone at Caspian Offshore

Jul 24, 2019

Russian oil company Lukoil has exceeded 15 million metric tons of cumulative output from its Vladimir Filanovsky field in the Caspian Sea.Moscow-headquartered multinational energy corporation said that full-scale commercial operation of the project started in the fall of 2016…

Equinor Drills Dry Well in North Sea

Jul 17, 2019

Equinor Energy AS, operator of production licence 502, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 16/5-7.Equinor’s objective was to investigate potential reservoir rocks in several levels: Upper Jurassic intra Draupne Fm sandstones, Upper Triassic Skagerrak Fm…

Africa to Complete 6 High Impact Wells

Jul 16, 2019

As many as six high impact wells are yet to be completed this year around Africa, after several consecutive low-activity years with only a few positive results.According to the energy research and business intelligence company Rystad Energy…

Hurricane Energy Spuds Lincoln Crestal

Jul 15, 2019

UK-based oil exploration and production company Hurricane Energy said it has spudded the second of three wells on the Greater Warwick Area in the UK North Sea.Well 205/26b-B well, or Lincoln Crestal, was was spudded – the start of the drilling process – using the Transocean Leader rig…

50 Wells to be be Drilled in 2019: NPD

Jul 15, 2019

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) expects that more than 50 exploration wells will be drilled in 2019. This is just as many as in 2018. Most of the wells being drilled in 2019 are wildcat wells, while in 2018 there was an almost equal number of wildcat and appraisal wells…

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