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Exxon Mobil Ends Brazil Offshore Oil Hunt after Third Failed Attempt - WSJ

Apr 05, 2023

Exxon Mobil has ended a major campaign to find oil in Brazil, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter. The oil and gas giant has stopped current drilling at the offshore acreage it started snapping up with partners for $4 billion in 2017, after failing for the third time to find commercially viable quantities of crude, the report said.However, the company has not ruled out future projects in the country…

COSL Drilling Rig Heads to Norway for Repairs

Jan 24, 2024

COSLProspector semi-submersible drilling rig has departed from the shipyard in Canary Islands, and it’s now on its way to Norway, where it will undergo repairs ahead of assignment with Vår Energi in the Barents Sea.COSL's 4,921-ft semisubmersible…

BP Spuds Exploration Well in Caspian Sea

Jan 27, 2023

Oil major BP, as the operator of the consortium behind the Azeri Shah Deniz field, has started drilling a new exploration well (SDX-8) in the contract area, in the Caspian Sea, offshore Azerbaijan.The company is using the Heydar Aliyev semi-submersible drilling rig…

TotalEnergies to Spud "Highly prospective" Benriach Offshore Well in Q2

Jan 19, 2023

TotalEnergies has decided to drill the 'highly prospective' Benriach well in the Laggan Tormore area, west of Shetland, UK.The news was shared by TotalEnergies partner Kistos, which last year acquired a 20% stake in the Greater Laggan Area producing offshore gas fields…

Scana's PSW Technology to Deliver Risers for Odfjell Drilling's W. Africa Project

Sep 02, 2022

Scana-owned PSW Technology has secured a contract with offshore drilling contractor Odfjell Drilling for the delivery of marine risers to operations in West Africa. The deal includes the leasing of a complete riser package for a minimum of 18 months…

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