Offshore Shallow Water News


Triangle Energy Starts Work to Bring Two Offshore Wells Back Online

Oct 27, 2020

Australian oil and gas company Triangle Energy has started works to bring back online two wells at the Cliff head offshore field in the Perth Basin, Australia.The two wells, CH-6 and CH-7, were shut in June. CH-6 was shut due to a pump failure…

PHOTO: Heerema Installs P11-Unity Platform

Oct 26, 2020

Dutch offshore installation services firm Heerema Marine Contractors has installed one of the world's smallest offshore gas platforms using its Sleipnir semi-submersible crane vessel - which is the world's largest -  in the Dutch sector of the North Sea…

Brazil: Karoon Gets ANP Approval to Take Over Bauna Field

Oct 23, 2020

Australian oil and gas company Karoon Energy said Friday that the Brazilian national oil regulator ANP had approved, with conditions, Karoon's acquisition of the Bauna offshore field from Petrobras.The field is located in shallow waters in the Santos Basin in concession BM-S-40…

CNOOC: Production Starts from Bozhong 19-6 Offshore Field

Oct 22, 2020

China's CNOOC has started production from its Bozhong 19-6 condensate gas field pilot area development project in the Bohai Bay, offshore China.That Bozhong 19-6 condensate gas field pilot area development is located in the central Bohai with an average water depth of approximately 23 meters…

Energy Enticer Jack-Up Rig Starts Drilling in Qatar

Oct 15, 2020

Jack-up drilling contractor Northern Offshore has said that its Energy Enticer jack-up rig has started drilling operation with Qatargas in Qatar.The GustoMSC CJ50 design jack-up rig mobilized to Qatar Petroleum's North Field in early September 2020 despite recent global industry challenges…

First Topside Modules Ship for Miamte MV34 FPSO

Oct 07, 2020

The first batch of topside modules has been shipped for a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) unit for Japan's MODEC, U.S.-based engineering and construction firm McDermott International said on Wednesday.The FPSO, named Miamte MV34…

Wintershall Noordzee Wraps Sillimanite Drilling. Calls for Dutch Gov't to Boost E&P Sector

Sep 28, 2020

Wintershall Noordzee has completed the drilling of a well at the Sillimanite South field discovery in the Dutch North Sea, and converted it into a development sidetrack.It was the third well drilled in sequence after the two Sillimanite Unit…

CNOOC Starts Oil Production from Liaodong Bay Field

Sep 28, 2020

Chinese oil company CNOOC said Monday that the Jinzhou 25-1 oilfield 6/11 area in Liaodong Bay, China, had started production.Jinzhou 25-1 oilfield 6/11 area is located in central Liaodong Bay in Bohai with average water depth of 22.5 meters…

Jadestone, OMV Take More Time to Wrap Maari Field Transaction

Sep 25, 2020

Oil and gas company Jadestone Energy and OMV have agreed to extend the long-stop date for the completion of Jadestone's acquisition of OMV's stake in the Maari project, in the shallow waters offshore New Zealand.Singapore-based Jadestone in…

Shelf Drilling Terminates Charters for China Merchants' Jack-up Rig Duo

Sep 14, 2020

Jack-up drilling contractor Shelf Drilling has canceled a charter deal for two jack-up rigs signed back in February 2019 with China's China Merchants.In February 2019, Shelf Drilling signed a deal to buy two CJ-46 jack-ups from China Merchants…

Mitsui Hires JDC's Hakuryu-11 Jack-up Rig to Drill Off Japan

Sep 11, 2020

Japanese offshore drilling company JDC has won a drilling contract with Mitsui Oil Exploration.JDC said that the contract was for the provision of a jack-up drilling rig 'HAKURYU-11.' According to JDC, which operates a fleet of five jack-ups…

CNOOC Brings Online Bohai Bay Oil Field

Sep 11, 2020

Chinese oil company CNOOC announced Friday the start of oil production from the Nanbao 35-2 oil field S1 area in the Bohai Bay, off China.Nanbao 35-2 oilfield S1 area is located in the central Bohai with average water depth of 17 meters. 'In…

Shell Starts Production from Fram Field

Sep 10, 2020

Oil major Shell has kicked off production from its Fram gas and condensate field in the UK North Sea, two years after making a final investment decision for the project.The field, discovered in 1969, is located around 221 kilometers (137 miles)…

Equinor Hires Noble Lloyd Noble Jack-up Rig for Valemon Drilling

Sep 09, 2020

Norwegian energy company Equinor has signed a three-well contract with offshore drilling contractor Noble Corp. for the use of the Noble Lloyd Noble jack-up drilling rig at the Valemon field, in the North Sea, offshore Norway. The drilling is slated to begin in the summer of 2021…

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