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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…

Equinor to Drill New Wells at North Sea Field as Several Previously Drilled Wells Unsafe for Production

Sep 08, 2020

Norwegian oil and gas firm Equinor is planning to drill new wells at its Martin Linge development in the North Sea, after discovering that several previously drilled wells do not have the necessary barriers and that bringing them online would not be safe…

Maersk Drilling Bags Long-Term Jack-Up Extension with Shell in Brunei

Aug 31, 2020

Danish offshore drilling company Maersk Drilling has won a long-term contract extension for its jack-up rig Maersk Convincer with Brunei Shell Petroleum in Brunei.Brunei Shell Petroleum has exercised its contract extension option that will see the jack-up drilling unit extend its stay in Brunei…

Construction of Cambodia's Maiden Offshore Oil Platform Complete

Aug 26, 2020

Construction of KrisEnergy's minimum facilities wellhead platform for the Apsara oil development offshore Cambodia has been completed and the platform has sailed away to its offshore location.KrisEnergy said the topsides and the jacket of the…

Maersk Integrator Jack-Up to Drill Another Well for Aker BP in 2021

Aug 20, 2020

Danish drilling company Maersk Drilling has won more work for its low-emission, harsh-environment jack-up drilling rig Maersk Integrator.The Norwegian oil company Aker BP has awarded the rig an additional one-well contract, to drill the Ula F – Producer 1 well at the Ula field…

Petrobras to Mothball Offshore Platform to Cut Costs

Aug 07, 2020

Brazilian oil and gas company Petrobras has said it will mothball its Merluza platform (PMLZ-1) in shallow waters in the Santos Basin.'The platform’s production had already been interrupted since March 2020, with the abrupt drop of demand for natural gas…

Petrobras: Binding Phase Starts for Tartaruga Field Stake

Aug 07, 2020

Brazilian oil company Petrobras has kicked off the binding phase for the sale of its entire stake in the Tartaruga field, in the shallow waters of the Sergipe-Alagoas Basin, offshore Brazil.Petrobras had late in June 2020 announced the intention…

Borr Drilling Wins Rig Work. Says Worst is Over for Jack-up Market

Aug 03, 2020

Jack-up drilling rig owner Borr Drilling has signed agreements that should secure work for three of its drilling rigs. The Oslo-listed company said Monday it had entered into a contract and LOIs for three of its currently warm stacked rigs, adding USD 21 million to the total backlog…

Eni Makes Gas Discovery Offshore Egypt

Jul 28, 2020

Italian oil and gas giant Eni, along with partners Total and BP, has made a gas discovery in the Mediterranean Sea, offshore Egypt.The discovery was made at the Bashrush well on the Eni-operated North El Hammad license, located eleven kilometers off the Egyptian coast…

Eni Confirms 'Significant Hydrocarbon Accumulation' Offshore Vietnam

Jul 27, 2020

Italian oil and gas company Eni announces an exploration well has confirmed 'a significant hydrocarbon accumulation' on the Ken Bau discovery offshore Vietnam, further expanding its potential.The exploration well Ken Bau-2X, located in Block 114…

Byron Set to Tie SM58 G1 Well to GoM Platform. Production to Start in September

Jul 24, 2020

U.S. Gulf of Mexico-focused oil and gas company has informed that the Enterprise 264 jack-up rig has moved to a location near its SM58G platform offshore Louisiana.The drilling rig was last week moved to its recently installed South Marsh Island 58 G location…

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