Drilling Rigs News


Trillion Energy Spuds Bayhanli-2 Well at SASB Offshore Gas Field in Turkey

Apr 11, 2023

Trillion Energy International, an oil and gas firm focused on the Turkish section of the Black Sea, said Tuesday it had started drilling the Bayhanli-2 well at the SASB offshore gas field.Bayhanli-2 is the fifth gas well in the company's multi-well drilling program at the SASB gas field development…

Diamond Offshore's Ocean GreatWhite Rig Kicks Off Five-well Drilling Campaign for BP

Apr 07, 2023

Offshore drilling contractor Diamond Offshore said Thursday that its Ocean GreatWhite semi-submersible drilling rig had kicked off its five-well drilling campaign for BP West of Shetland.'This marks an important milestone for this harsh-environment…

Offshore Drilling Firm Seadrill Acquires Aquadrill. Combined Backlog at $2.6B

Apr 04, 2023

Offshore drilling firm Seadrill said Tuesday it had completed the previously proposed acquisition of Aquadrill, a company previously known as Seadrill Partners.In connection with the completion of the transaction, Seadrill issued an aggregate 29…

BW Energy Wraps Drilling and Completion on Hibiscus / Ruche Phase 1 Production Well

Apr 03, 2023

Oil and gas company BW Energy said Monday it had completed the drilling and completion operations on DHIBM-3H, the first production well of the Hibiscus / Ruche Phase 1 development campaign in the Dussafu license offshore Gabon. 'Responsibility…

Unnamed Client Chooses Odfjell Drilling's Deepsea Atlantic Rig for North Sea Operations

Mar 31, 2023

Norwegian offshore drilling firm Odfjell Drilling said Friday it had signed two letters of intent with an unnamed client for the use of Odfjell's Deepsea Atlantic semi-submersible drilling rig in the North Sea region.The LOIs have a combined…

Transocean Adds $113M to Backlog with New Offshore Rig Contract Wins

Mar 29, 2023

Offshore drilling contractor Transocean has won contracts for two of its harsh environment semi-submersible drilling rigs. The contracts are worth around $113 million in total for the firm part.Transocean said that its Transocean Endurance offshore…

TotalEnergies Spuds Benriach Offshore Well in UK. Targets 638 Bcf of Resources

Mar 29, 2023

French oil major TotalEnergies has spudded the 'highly prospective' Benriach Well in the Laggan Tormore area, west of Shetland, UK.This is according to Kistos, TotalEnergies' partner in the project, who said Tuesday that TotalEnergies had started drilling at the exploration well…

Equinor Awards Transocean New Contracts for Two Offshore Drilling Rigs in Norway

Mar 28, 2023

Norwegian oil giant Equinor has, on behalf of several licenses in Norway, awarded contracts for the use of Transocean's offshore drilling rigs Transocean Encourage and Transocean Enabler.Transocean Encourage semi-submersible drilling rig will mainly be used in the Norwegian Sea…

Equinor Secures Drilling Consent for Litago and Eggen Prospects in North Sea

Mar 28, 2023

Norwegian offshore oil and gas safety regulator the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has given Equinor consent for exploration drilling in block 31/2 in the North Sea.The consent is related to the well well 31/2-24 (top hole), and well…

Angulata Brent: Equinor Drills Dry Well Offshore Norway

Mar 24, 2023

Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor Energy has drilled a dry well in the North Sea, offshore Norway, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has informed.The wildcat well 34/6-6 S - prospect name Angulata Brent - was drilled about 10 kilometres north of the Visund field…

Semco Maritime, Local Firms in Aberdeen Getting Noble Jack-up Rig Ready for BP Gig

Mar 23, 2023

Semco Maritime said Wednesday it was, together with local companies, conducting maintenance works on the Noble Innovator jack-up rig in the Port of Aberdeen, prior to the rig's deployment back to the North Sea to undertake decommissioning activity for BP…

Blackford Dolphin Semi-submersible Rig Starts Drilling Contract in Nigeria

Mar 21, 2023

Dolphin Drilling's Blackford Dolphin semi-submersible drilling rig has started its contract with General Hydrocarbons Limited (GHL) in Nigeria.After its recertification for a new five-year period in Las Palmas, Spain, the Blackford Dolphin was towed to Port Harcourt in Nigeria in February 2023…

Eni Discovers 200 Million Barrels of Oil Offshore Mexico

Mar 17, 2023

Italian oil company Eni said Friday it had made a new discovery on the Yatzil exploration prospect in Block 7, located in the mid-deep water of the Cuenca Salina in the Sureste Basin, offshore Mexico. According to preliminary estimates, the…

Japan: JX Nippon to Buy Offshore Drilling Firm JDC

Mar 16, 2023

JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corporation has to acquire the entire issued shares of the offshore drilling firm Japan Drilling Co., Ltd. (“JDC”).The company plans to complete the acquisition around the end of April of  2023.'Upon completion of the acquisition…

Equinor Makes 'Commercially Interesting' Offshore Oil and Gas Discovery in Norway

Mar 14, 2023

Norwegian oil and gas firm Equinor has made an oil and gas discovery near its Troll field in the North Sea, offshore Norway.The company said this was its eighth discovery in the area since 2019. According to Equinor, the volumes discovered are…

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