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Norway: OMV Wraps North Sea Well Drilling

Jul 14, 2021

Austrian oil and gas company OMV has completed the drilling of the wildcat well 1/3-13 in the North Sea, offshore Norway.Using Maersk Drilling's Maersk Integrator jack-up rig, OMV Norge, a subsidiary of OMV, drilled the well near the 1/3-11 (Ipswich) oil find…

Valaris Clinches Jack-up Rig Deal in Saudi Arabia

Jul 07, 2021

Offshore drilling firm Valaris has won a contract extension with Aramco in Saudi Arabia for one of its standard-duty modern jackup drilling rigs.The Saudi national oil company has elected to extend the charter of the VALARIS JU-140 jack-up by 183 days…

TotalEnergies Books Shelf Drilling Jack-up for Nigerian Drilling Campaign

Jun 29, 2021

Oslo-listed drilling firm Shelf Drilling has secured a contract for the Baltic jack-up rig with TotalEnergies in Nigeria.TotalEnergies local subsidiary Total E&P Nigeria Limited will use the jack-up drilling rig for five wells, plus extension options…

CNOOC Starts Production from Weizhou 11-2 Phase 2

Jun 28, 2021

Chinese oil company CNOOC said Monday it had kicked off production from Weizhou 11-2 oilfield phase II project.The Weizhou 11-2 oilfield phase II project is situated in the South China Sea's Beibu Gulf, at a water depth of around 40 meters.'In…

Vaalco Energy Hires Borr Jack-Up Rig for Gabon Drilling

Jun 17, 2021

Africa-focused oil company Vaalco Energy has signed a contract with offshore drilling firm Borr Drilling for the drilling operations at the Etame block, offshore Gabon.As part of Vaalco's 2021/2022 drilling campaign, Borr Jack-Up XIV, a Borr Drilling company…

Chevron Hires Shelf Drilling Jack-up Rig for Angola Drilling

Jun 16, 2021

Jack-up drilling contractor Shelf Drilling has been awarded a one-year contract for the Shelf Drilling Tenacious jack-up rig with Chevron's Angola subsidiary Cabinda Gulf Oil Company.The contract in Angola is expected to start in January 2022…

Equinor Adds Two Wells to Valaris' Jack-Up Rig Scope

Jun 03, 2021

Offshore drilling firm Valaris said Wednesday it had won a contract extension for one of its jack-up drilling rigs with Norway-based oil company Equinor.The contract is for the Valaris JU-291 jack-up drilling unit, formerly known as the Rowan Stavanger…

Maersk Drilling Secures Well Intervention Gig with Equinor

May 27, 2021

Danish offshore drilling firm Maersk Drilling has won further work for its Maersk Intrepid jack-up rig with Equinor in Norway.Namely, Equinor has exercised an option to add well intervention work at the Martin Linge field offshore Norway to…

Timor Leste: Santos Kicks Off Bayu Undan Infill Drilling

May 25, 2021

Australian oil and gas company Santos has started Phase 3C infill drilling program at the Bayu-Undan field, offshore Timor-Leste.Under the $235 million drilling program, sanctioned in January, Santos will drill three production wells and will develop additional natural gas and liquids reserves…

W&T Offshore Books Valaris Jack-Up Rig for Gulf of Mexico Drilling Project

May 20, 2021

Offshore drilling firm Valaris has secured a contract for one of its jack-up rigs in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.Valaris, which on April 30, 2021 completed its financial restructuring and emerged from chapter 11, said Wednesday that the jack-up…

The Philippines: Shell to Sell Malampaya Field Stake to Udenna for up to $460M

May 20, 2021

Oil and gas giant Shell has struck a deal to sell its subsidiary Shell Philippines Exploration B.V. (SPEX) to Udenna Corp's subsidiary Malampaya Energy XP.SPEX holds a 45% operating interest in Service Contract 38 (SC38), which includes the producing Malampaya gas field…

PTTEP Makes Another Gas Discovery Offshore Malaysia

May 19, 2021

Thai oil company PTTEP has made another gas discovery offshore Malaysia, this time at the exploration well, Kulintang-1, its first drilled in the Block SK438, located around 230 kilometers off the coast of Miri, Sarawak.The company has been…

Norway: Chrysaor's North Sea Wildcat Comes Up Dry

May 18, 2021

Oil and gas company Chrysaor has drilled a dry well at the production license 973, in the North Sea, offshore Norway.The exploration well 15/12-26, targeting the Ilder prospect was drilled 26 kilometers south of the Sleipner Øst platform and…

Ineos Books Maersk Resolve Drilling Rig for UKCS Project

May 17, 2021

Ineos Oil & Gas UK has hired Maersk Drilling's harsh-environment jack-up rig Maersk Resolve for drilling and hydraulic stimulation at the Breagh Alpha A11 well in block 42/13 of the UK North Sea. The contract is scheduled to start in the third quarter of 2021…

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