Wells News


Safe Influx Granted UK Patent for Automated Well Control Tech

Jan 06, 2021

Aberdeen based well control company Safe Influx Ltd has been granted a patent by the United Kingdom Patent Office covering its Automated Well Control technology.'The patent secures key elements of Automated Well Control technology, including a wide range of modules using the same technology…

Wintershall Gains Norwegian Sea Drilling Permit

Nov 27, 2019

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Wintershall Dea Norge, a Norwegian unit of the German oil company Wintershall Dea, a drilling permit for well 6604/6-1, located in the Norwegian Sea.Wintershall Dea Norge has made a minor oil discovery in the the Scarabeo 8 drilling facility…

Mako Gas Field Exceeds Hopes: Conrad

Nov 24, 2019

Indonesian oil & gas exploration and production company Conrad Petroleum has flowed dry gas from its Tambak-1 well located in the Duyung PSC in the West Natuna Basin, offshore Indonesia.The Tambak-1 well was designed to both appraise the Mako…

Karoon Hires Stena Drillship for Peru

Nov 17, 2019

Australia exploration company Karoon Energy has signed an agreement with the drilling contractor Stena Drilling and oil company Tullow Oil to contract the Stena Forth drillship for Karoon’s Marina-1 exploration well located offshore Peru.'The Stena Forth has been contracted to drill one well…

ConocoPhillips Gets Drilling License

Oct 23, 2019

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS a drilling permit for well 25/7-8 S in the western Norwegian North Sea.According to a press note from NPD, the semisubmersible Leiv Eiriksson will drill well 25/7-8 S…

19 Fields in Production at Norwegian Sea

Oct 22, 2019

Norwegian Sea area, which is twice the size of the North Sea, has 19 fields in production and numerous discoveries are being developed and around 350 exploration wells have been drilled over the past 40 years, said Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD)…

Equinor Drills Dry Well in Mikkel Field

Sep 11, 2019

Norwegian oil and gas firm Equinor Energy AS, operator of production licences 796 and 796 B, has has drilled a duster 8 kms northeast of the Mikkel field in the Norwegian Sea and 183 kms north of Kristiansund.The primary exploration target for…

Aker BP Drills Dry Well in Norwegian Sea

Aug 21, 2019

Norwegian oil and gas operator Aker BP has failed to find oil at the 6608/6-1 exploration well in the North Sea, reported Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD).The well was drilled about 65 kms northeast of the Norne field and 170 kms west of Sandnessjøen…

IOG Spuds Harvey Appraisal Well

Aug 08, 2019

UK based Independent Oil & Gas (IOG) has confirmed that the Maersk Resilient rig spudded the Harvey appraisal well on 6 August 2019.The North Sea firm said in a press release that as previously indicated, completion of the well is expected to take approximately two months in the success case…

Helix Finds Work for New Q7000 Vessel

Aug 06, 2019

Texas-based international offshore energy services company Helix Energy Solutions Group announced that it has entered into a contract for its new-build semi-submersible well intervention vessel, the Q7000.According to the provider of specialty services to the offshore energy industry…

Equinor Drills Dry Well in North Sea

Jul 17, 2019

Equinor Energy AS, operator of production licence 502, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 16/5-7.Equinor’s objective was to investigate potential reservoir rocks in several levels: Upper Jurassic intra Draupne Fm sandstones, Upper Triassic Skagerrak Fm…

Africa to Complete 6 High Impact Wells

Jul 16, 2019

As many as six high impact wells are yet to be completed this year around Africa, after several consecutive low-activity years with only a few positive results.According to the energy research and business intelligence company Rystad Energy…

Hurricane Energy Spuds Lincoln Crestal

Jul 15, 2019

UK-based oil exploration and production company Hurricane Energy said it has spudded the second of three wells on the Greater Warwick Area in the UK North Sea.Well 205/26b-B well, or Lincoln Crestal, was was spudded – the start of the drilling process – using the Transocean Leader rig…

50 Wells to be be Drilled in 2019: NPD

Jul 15, 2019

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) expects that more than 50 exploration wells will be drilled in 2019. This is just as many as in 2018. Most of the wells being drilled in 2019 are wildcat wells, while in 2018 there was an almost equal number of wildcat and appraisal wells…

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