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Diamond Offshore's Ocean Apex Starts Drilling off Australia

Aug 21, 2023

Offshore drilling contractor Diamond Offshore announced its semisubmersible rig Ocean Apex has commenced a two-well drilling campaign for Woodside Energy in Australia.The rig recently underwent a five-year special periodic survey at the Seatrium…

Operators “Wait and See” on Floater Reactivation Economics

Jul 18, 2023

The floating rig market has long since crossed an inflection point incentivising the reactivation of cold-stacked tonnage, yet operators remain disciplined in their approach, according to new research by Maritime Strategies International (MSI)…

Ghana: Tullow Oil's Jubilee Offshore Field Hits 100,000 Barrels per Day Mark

Jul 17, 2023

Oil company Tullow said Monday that production from its Jubilee oil field offshore Ghana had surpassed 100,000 barrels of oil per day, following the recent start-up of the Jubilee South East (JSE) Project.'Gross production from the field has surpassed 100…

Guyana's Environmental Regulator Okays 35 New Oil Wells

Jul 05, 2023

Guyana's environmental regulator on Wednesday granted an Exxon Mobil-led consortium approval to drill 35 new offshore exploration and appraisal wells as the group looks to expand its production successes in the South American country.The wells will be drilled within the group's 6…

Valaris Lands $150 Million in Offshore Drilling Contracts and Extensions

Jul 05, 2023

Offshore drilling contractor Valaris said Wednesday it had recently secured offshore drilling rig contract wins and extensions worth about $150 million in total, the figure which does not include lump sum payments like mobilization fees and capital reimbursements…

Norway Approves Equinor's New Field Developments, Including Country's Deepest Offshore Field

Jun 28, 2023

Norwegian oil firm Equinor said Wednesday its plans for the development and operation of the subsea fields Irpa and Verdande, and the production well Andvare in the Norwegian Sea have been approved by Norwegian authorities. The gas field Irpa will be tied back to the Aasta Hansteen platform…

"Significant Contract" - TechnipFMC to Supply Subsea Production Systems for Offshore Project in Angola

Jun 27, 2023

Oilfield services firm TechnipFMC said Monday it had won a significant contract with Azule Energy to supply subsea production systems for the Block 18 Infills development, offshore Angola.For TechnipFMC, a “significant” contract is between $75 million and $250 million…

Petrobras Says Reinjection of Gas in Wells is Essential to Oil Production

Jun 22, 2023

Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras said on Thursday the reinjection of natural gas in wells is essential to its oil production, especially in its pre-salt fields.Speaking at an event, its Chief Executive Jean Paul Prates also said the…

Brazil-bound FPSO Sepetiba Departs BOMESC Shipyard in China

Jun 19, 2023

The Brazil-bound FPSO Sepetiba sailed away from the BOMESC shipyard in China on June 16, 2023, following completion of the topsides integration and onshore commissioning phases.The unit—SBM Offshore’s third Fast4Ward FPSO—is transiting to the Mero field in the Santos Basin offshore Brazil…

Baker Hughes Wins Subsea Contract from Eni in Ivory Coast

Jun 19, 2023

Energy technology company Baker Hughes announced it has been awarded a contract by Eni and its partner Petroci for the Baleine Phase 2 project in Ivory Coast, Africa’s first Scope 1 and 2 net-zero emissions development.This award, which includes eight deep water trees…

Floating Drilling Rig Utilization Surges to Over 85%, Sparking Potential for Newbuilds

Jun 12, 2023

Active floating drilling rig utilization has rebounded from a low of 65% in 2018 to over 85% in 2023, energy intelligence group Wood Mackenzie said Monday, adding that the growth in demand and rates could even spur construction of new offshore rigs…

Nigeria's NNPC Signs Deals with Total, CNOOC on Deepwater Oil Block

May 26, 2023

Nigeria's state-owned oil company NNPC Ltd said on Thursday it had renewed a production sharing contract with Total, China National Offshore Oil Corp and others, a major step to resolving disputes on a deepwater oil block in the Niger Delta…

Brazil's Petrobras Renews Bid to Win Offshore Oil Well License Near Amazon Mouth

May 26, 2023

Brazilian state-run oil firm Petrobras has asked to resume a process for a license to drill a controversial well near the mouth of the Amazon river, the company's chief executive said late on Thursday. CEO Jean Paul Prates' statement regarding…

Shell Extends Contract for Offshore Drilling Rig in Namibia

May 25, 2023

Norwegian offshore drilling company Odfjell Drilling has, on behalf of Northern Ocean, agreed a contract extension for the Deepsea Bollsta drilling rig with Shell.The contract extension for the offshore drilling rig, owned by Northern Ocean…

Noble Secures $500M Deal with Petrobras for Ultra-Deepwater Drillship

May 15, 2023

Offshore drilling contractor Noble Corporation has secured a $500 million contract with Brazil's Petrobras for the ultra-deepwater drillship Noble Faye Kozack.The contract for the drilling at the BM-S-11 and Tupi fields offshore Brazil, has a firm duration of 2…

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