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Transocean Winner to drill on Volund

Jan 11, 2016

Det norske oljeselskap has received consent from the Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority to use the Transocean Winner mobile drilling facility for production drilling and completion on the Volund field. Transocean Winner is a semi-submersible facility of the GVA 4000 type…

AnTech expands Wellhead Outlet range

Dec 16, 2015

AnTech, provider of products and services for the upstream oil and gas industry, has launched three new products within its Wellhead Outlet range.  The Type-C Wellhead Outlet, which was designed and developed by the company for use in hazardous environments…

W&T in 'significant' Ewing hit

Dec 15, 2015

W&T Offshore announced a 'significant discovery' at the Ewing Banks 954 A-8 exploratory well located in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.  The EW 954 A-8 well penetrated a total of 150ft of measured depth hydrocarbon pay contained in two sands…

Murphy in Thunder Bird P&A

Dec 04, 2015

Image from IOG. Murphy Oil encountered hydrocarbon pay at its Thunder Bird sidetrack well in the Gulf of Mexico, but has decided to plug and abandon the well, due to the low oil price environment…

NOV’s Devin package

Oct 28, 2015

In this illustrated video, National Oilwell Varco (NOV) shows its Devin subsea completion and intervention package and what it does for deepwater operations. Devin provides various surface support equipment packages and technicians in support of both lower/upper completion operations…

VAALCO to re-sequence Gabon program

Oct 12, 2015

VAALCO Energy has announced a re-sequencing update to its drilling and workover program offshore Gabon in the Etame Marin block. Previously announced on 16 September 2015, VAALCO planned to mobilize the Transocean Constellation II jackup…

ExxonMobil awards two ISAPT licenses

Sep 25, 2015

ExxonMobil Upstream Research Co. awarded Schlumberger and Weatherford International licenses for its patented Internal Shunt Alternate Path (ISAPT) technology. Schlumberger was awarded the license for ISAPT sand screens to improve gravel packing of cased and openhole completion wells…

Eni to spud Vernaccia in October

Sep 24, 2015

Italian explorer Eni is set to spud its deepwater Gulf of Mexico Vernaccia exploration well in early October, according to partner Louisiana-based Stone Energy. The Vernaccia prospect, in Mississippi Canyon Block 35, will target the Miocene interval in a four-way structure…

BSEE: Crew to blame for 2013 blowout

Sep 14, 2015

A new report from the US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) blamed the crew working Walter Oil & Gas’ South Timbalier Block 220 Well A-3, 55mi off Louisiana, for a well control incident that caused a blowout and fire onboard…

HAL, Eni enter multi-year software contract

Sep 01, 2015

Landmark, a Halliburton (HAL) business line, has announced that Eni, a major integrated energy company, has entered into a multi-year contract for Landmark’s entire suite of exploration and production applications. Eni chose Landmark’s…

Factory drilling

Sep 01, 2015

Drilling on Statoil’s Mariner will be a mega project – but Statoil is looking to lighten the load in ways that could only be done on such a large project. Elaine Maslin found out more. The Mariner field concept artists’ illustration…

Drilling with liner goes deep

Sep 01, 2015

Weatherford’s Steve Rosenberg and Ming Zo Tan demonstrate how drilling-with-liner technology isolated a depleted sand section in deepwater Gulf of Mexico well in one trip. The Weatherford Defyer…

Statoil's latest Cat-D rig delivered

Aug 24, 2015

Songa Offshore has today taken delivery of Songa Endurance from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) in Korea. Songa Endurance will shortly depart South Korea en-route to Norway to start an eight-year drilling contract with Statoil…

Otto spuds Hawkeye-1

Aug 03, 2015

Otto Energy spudded the Hawkeye-1 exploration well offshore Palawan basin in the Philippines on 31 July.  The 36in conductor was run to 1906m and the 26in hole subsequently drilled to 2449m. Current operations are to cement the 20in casing string…

Finding an alternative

Aug 01, 2015

Already deployed off Brazil and West Africa, Jerry Lee investigates a new way to intervene on wells — from the drill pipe. Animated picture of the ocean floor properties of Vallourec. Image from Vallourec…

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