Offshore Shallow Water News


Velesto Secures 7-well Drilling Deal with Shell in Malaysia

Apr 08, 2021

Oil major Shell has awarded an offshore drilling contract to Malaysian drilling company Velesto, for operations offshore Malaysia.Velesto will, for Shell's subsidiaries Sabah Shell Petroleum (based in Miri, Malaysia) and Sarawk Shell (in Kota Kinabalu…

Petrobel Awards 2-year Extension for Shelf Drilling's Jack-up Rig

Mar 25, 2021

Jack-up drilling contractor Shelf Drilling has been awarded a two-year contract extension for its Trident 16 jack-up drilling rig.The Oslo-listed company said the contract extension was with Egypt's Belayim Petroleum Company (“Petrobel”) for operations in the Gulf of Suez offshore Egypt…

Borr Drilling Wins New Rig Contracts, Extensions Worth $48M

Mar 24, 2021

Shallow water drilling rig contractor Borr Drilling said Wednesday it had entered into agreements potentially adding a total of $48 million over approximately 590 days to its rig contract backlog.For the jack-up rig 'Natt' Borr Drilling has…

Serica Energy Spuds Columbus Field Development Well. First Oil in Q4

Mar 17, 2021

UK-based oil company Serica Energy has spudded the Columbus 23/16f-CDev1 development well in the UK Central North Sea.Using the Maersk Resilient jack-up drilling rig, Serica will drill the offshore well to a total depth of 17,600ft and will include a 5…

Eni Set to Start Drilling Offshore Montenegro as Jack-Up Rig Arrives

Mar 16, 2021

Italian oil company Eni, with its Russian partner Novatek, is gearing up to start drilling operations offshore Montenegro.The country's Hydrocarbons Administration said Monday that the jack-up drilling rig Topaz Driller had arrived at the offshore drilling location around 7 pm local time Monday…

CNOOC Starts Production from Caofeidian 6-4 Offshore Oil Field

Mar 15, 2021

China's CNOOC on Monday said it had started production from the Caofeidian 6-4 offshore oil field in the Bohai bay, China.The Caofeidian 6-4 oilfield is located in the Midwest of Bohai, with an average water depth of about 20 meters. 'In addition…

Maersk Drilling Finds Work for Warm-stacked Jack-Up

Mar 08, 2021

Denmark-based offshore drilling company Maersk Drilling has won a one-well contract with Petrogas E&P Netherlands for the harsh-environment jack-up rig Maersk Resolute.The Maersk Resolute will perform well maintenance and drill a side-track…

Santos Books Noble Jack-Up to Drill Near Dorado Field in Australia

Mar 03, 2021

Australian oil company Santos has chartered the Noble Tom Prosser jackup drilling rig to drill the Pavo-1 and Apus-1 exploration wells, offshore W. Australia, Carnarvon Petroleum, a partner in the project has informed.The company, which is working…

Borr Drilling Expects Demand for Modern Jack-Up Rigs to Grow

Feb 26, 2021

Offshore drilling company Borr Drilling expects growth in demand for modern jack-up drilling rigs, supported by higher oil prices coupled with the need to drill more to counter declines caused by years of underinvestment in the oil and gas industry…

PTTEP Finds More Gas Offshore Malaysia

Feb 24, 2021

Thai oil and gas company PTTEP has made a gas discovery at the Dokong-1 wildcat exploration well in Block SK417, located in the shallow waters of Baram Province, offshore Sarawak, Malaysia.PTTEP is the operator of the block with an 80 percent stake…

Saudi Aramco Orders Offshore Modules for Marjan Field from Lamprell

Feb 24, 2021

UAE-based energy industry facilities construction company Lamprell has won a 'large' contract to deliver offshore facilities and subsea components for Saudi Aramco's giant Marjan field. Lamprell defines a 'large contract' as between $51 and $150 million…

CNOOC Makes Large Oil and Gas Find in Bohai Bay

Feb 22, 2021

Chinese national oil company CNOOC said Sunday it had made a large oil and gas discovery Bozhong 13-2 in Bohai Bay.CNOOC said that the Bozhong 13-2 structure was located in the south-western Ring of Bozhong Sag in the Bohai Bay with an average water depth of about 23…

ConocoPhillips, Petronas Carigali Awarded Block Off Sabah, Malaysia

Feb 19, 2021

ConocoPhillips and Petronas Carigali have been awarded Block SB405, offshore Sabah, Malaysia, Petronas has informed.The offshore block is located in the North East Sabah basin, off the coast of Sandakan, with an area size of 5,857 square kilometers and in a water depth of up to 100 meters…

Norway Approves Plan for Power-from-Shore Solution at Sleipner Field

Feb 12, 2021

Norwegian authorities have approved Equinor's revised plan for development and operation (PDO) for partial electrification of the Sleipner field center in the North Sea.The field center will be tied to the Utsira High area power from shore solution…

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