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Valeura Energy Wraps Nong Yao Field Infill Drilling Campaign, Moves Rig to Manora Field

Jun 13, 2023

Valeura Energy said Tuesday it had completed the Nong Yao field infill drilling campaign in Thailand and recent increases in oil production.Valeura has drilled two horizontal infill wells on its Nong Yao oil field at Licence G11/48 in Thailand…

Equinor's North Sea Wildcat Comes Up Dry

Jun 13, 2023

Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor has completed the drilling of wildcat well 31/2-24, drilled about three kilometers west of the Troll field in the North Sea, offshore Norway. The well came up dry, according to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate…

More than 900 Norway Offshore Drilling Workers May Strike from June 29

Jun 12, 2023

Some 913 workers on Norwegian offshore oil and gas drilling rigs and other installations will go on a strike unless a wage deal is found by a June 29 deadline, the Industri Energi labour union said in a statement on Monday. Strike action by…

Floating Drilling Rig Utilization Surges to Over 85%, Sparking Potential for Newbuilds

Jun 12, 2023

Active floating drilling rig utilization has rebounded from a low of 65% in 2018 to over 85% in 2023, energy intelligence group Wood Mackenzie said Monday, adding that the growth in demand and rates could even spur construction of new offshore rigs…

First Well Spudded in Danish Underground Consortium's North Sea Infill Campaign

Jun 12, 2023

Drilling operations have started on the HBA-27B well offshore Denmark, with the first of two wells successfully spudded by the jack-up rig Shelf Drilling Winner (ex-Noble Sam Turner).BlueNord (ex-Noreco) and its partners December 2022 reached…

Aker BP Breaks Offshore Drilling Record with Longest Well Offshore Norway. Makes Significant Oil Find

Jun 09, 2023

Norwegian oil company Aker BP said Friday it had the drilling of the Øst Frigg Beta/Epsilon exploration well in the Yggdrasil area, the longest exploration well ever drilled on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, resulting in a significant oil discovery…

AD Ports and Crystal Offshore Sign Deal to Set Up Offshore Rig and Vessel Repair Base in Abu Dhabi's Khalifa Port

Jun 05, 2023

Abu Dhabi-based AD Ports Group has signed a 25 years agreement with Singapore-based Crystal Offshore a logistics solution provider to the marine & offshore Industry to build an offshore rig and vessel repair base in Abu Dhabi's Khalifa Port…

Equinor's Eggen Wildcat in North Sea Proves Dry

Jun 01, 2023

Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor has drilled a dry well in the production license 923, in the North Sea, offshore Norway.The information was shared by the Norwegian Petoleum Directorate on Thursday.According to the NPD, the wildcat well 31/2-23 S (prospect name Eggen)…

Vestigo Petroleum Books Jack-up Drilling Rig for 5-Well Program

Jun 01, 2023

Malaysian offshore drilling firm Velesto Drilling has received the Letter of Award from Vestigo Petroleum for the provision of jack-up drilling rig.The contract is for Velesto's jack-up drilling rig NAGA 2, with an estimated contract value of $10…

VIDEO: Noble Innovator Rig Departs Port of Aberdeen for Central North Sea Decommissioning Project

May 31, 2023

Noble Corp.'s jack-up drilling rig, the Noble Innovator, which in February arrived in the Port of Aberdeen, has now left the port after a 105-day stay to complete a special periodic survey.The Noble Innovator jack-up rig sailed away from Port of Aberdeen’s South Harbour last Friday…

ConocoPhillips Books Semi-submersible Drilling Rig For Norwegian Sea Project

May 31, 2023

Norwegian offshore drilling company Odfjell Drilling has secured a contract with ConocoPhillips for the Deepsea Yantai semi-submersible drilling rig.The contract, which Odfjell Drilling agreed on behalf of the rig owner CIMC Raffles, includes the drilling of one firm well…

Semi-submersible Drilling Rig Assigned for Kjøttkake Exploration Well Offshore Norway

May 30, 2023

Oil and gas company Longboat Energy said Tuesday that a semi-submersible drilling rig had been assigned for the drilling of the Lotus (Kjøttkake) exploration well in Norway. Longboat Energy has a 30% stake in the DNO-operated project.The Lotus…

A Decade in the Making: Stena Evolution Drillship Prepares for Gulf of Mexico Debut in 2024 as Contract Secured

May 29, 2023

Offshore drilling contractor Stena Drilling has secured a contract with Shell for the Stena Evolution drillship.The Stena Evolution, built by Samsung Heavy Industries, was originally ordered by Ocean Rig, and named Ocean Rig Crete.Ocean Rig ordered the drillship in 2014…

Reducing Carbon Footprint: Odfjell Drilling's Offshore Rig Successfully Tests Biofuel Operation

May 25, 2023

Norwegian offshore drilling firm Odfjell Drilling said via social media Thursday that it has, with oil firm Equinor, recently completed a pilot project operating an offshore drilling rig on renewable biofuel. According to the company, during the pilot…

Shell Extends Contract for Offshore Drilling Rig in Namibia

May 25, 2023

Norwegian offshore drilling company Odfjell Drilling has, on behalf of Northern Ocean, agreed a contract extension for the Deepsea Bollsta drilling rig with Shell.The contract extension for the offshore drilling rig, owned by Northern Ocean…

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