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Equinor Books Vela Drillship from Aquadrill for Gulf of Mexico Drilling

Jul 16, 2021

Aquadrill, a drilling company formerly known as Seadrill Partners, said Thursday it had secured a one-well contract with Equinor for the Vela drilling rig in the US Gulf of Mexico. 'The rig will be managed and operated by Seadrill Limited. The…

PetroRio Charters Ocyan Offshore Rig for Frade, Wahoo Field Drilling

Jul 14, 2021

Brazilian oil and gas company PetroRio has hired Ocyan Drilling's Norbe VI semi-submersible drilling rig for the Frade field revitalization campaign and the Wahoo Field development, offshore Brazil.Under the drilling contract which is expected to start in March 2022…

Petronas Gearing Up to Spud Exploration Well Offshore Mexico

Jul 14, 2021

Malaysian oil and gas firm Petronas is preparing to start drilling an offshore well in Mexico.According to an exploration report by its Indonesian partner Medco Energi, Petronas is gearing up to drill the Bacalar-1EXP exploration well.Medco…

Norway: OMV Wraps North Sea Well Drilling

Jul 14, 2021

Austrian oil and gas company OMV has completed the drilling of the wildcat well 1/3-13 in the North Sea, offshore Norway.Using Maersk Drilling's Maersk Integrator jack-up rig, OMV Norge, a subsidiary of OMV, drilled the well near the 1/3-11 (Ipswich) oil find…

Decarbonizing Offshore Drilling: FUELSAVE Pens Deal with Seadrill

Jul 13, 2021

Germany-based 'cleantech' provider FUELSAVE has signed a contract with offshore drilling company Seadrill to deploy its advanced combustion conditioning technology on Seadrill's drillship.The technology promises to reduce primary fuel oil consumption and cut Co2 and GHG emissions from the rig…

Woodside Hires Valaris Offshore Rig for 16 Wells

Jul 12, 2021

Valaris, a company leasing offshore drilling rigs to oil and gas companies, has secured a 16-well contract for one of its semi-submersible drilling rigs.The drilling firm said Monday that the Australian oil and gas firm Woodside had hired the Valaris DPS-1 semi-submersible drilling unit…

Suriname, the Next Offshore Oil Hot Spot?

Jul 12, 2021

Offshore drilling in Guyana, mainly by ExxonMobil, has in the past years unearthed more than 9 billion barrels of oil equivalent, making Guyana a place to be when it comes to deepwater exploration, and as of December 2019, production, with multiple FPSOs planned for deployment in the coming years…

Australia: WesternGas to Drill Sasanof-1 Well Using Valaris Rig. Taps AGR for Well Management

Jul 12, 2021

Australian oil and gas company Western Gas, the operator of the offshore Exploration Permit WA-519-P, said Friday it would drill the Sasanof-1 exploration well offshore Western Australia in Q1 2022, using a Valaris semi-submersible drilling rig…

CNOOC Extends Buzzard Stay for Prosafe Flotel

Jul 09, 2021

China's CNOOC has opted to extend the contract for Prosafe's Safe Boreas offshore accommodation rig.Through its European subsidiary CNOOC Petroleum Europe Limited, the oil firm has exercised two of the three 30-day extension options available…

Equinor Extends Maersk Rig's Stay at Martin Linge Field

Jul 09, 2021

Norwegian oil company Equinor Energy has exercised an option to add well intervention work to the previously agreed contract for Maersk Drilling's Maersk Intrepid jack-up drilling rig.The agreement is for work at the Martin Linge field offshore Norway…

Valaris Clinches Jack-up Rig Deal in Saudi Arabia

Jul 07, 2021

Offshore drilling firm Valaris has won a contract extension with Aramco in Saudi Arabia for one of its standard-duty modern jackup drilling rigs.The Saudi national oil company has elected to extend the charter of the VALARIS JU-140 jack-up by 183 days…

Petrobras Books Constellation's Drillship Laguna Star

Jul 07, 2021

Brazilian offshore drilling contractor Constellation has signed a long-term offshore drilling contract with Petrobras.The contract is for Constellation's Laguna Star drillship. The drillship will begin its 1,095-day charter offshore Brazil in January 2022…

Equinor Drills Duster Near Troll Field Off Norway

Jul 07, 2021

Norwegian oil company Equinor has drilled a dry well near the Troll field in the North Sea offshore Norway.The company drilled the wildcat well 31/11-1 S in the production licence 785 S around 55 kilometers south of the Troll field in the North Sea and 100 kilometers southwest of Bergen…

Eni Makes 'Significant' Oil Find Offshore Ghana. Eyes Tie-in to Nearby FPSO

Jul 06, 2021

Italian oil giant Eni said Tuesday it had made a significant oil discovery on the Eban exploration prospect in CTP Block 4, offshore Ghana.The Eban - 1X well is the second well drilled in CTP Block 4, following the Akoma discovery. Preliminary…

BP Charters Valaris Drillship for Mauritania/Senegal Drilling

Jul 06, 2021

Oil major BP has hired a Valaris drillship for drilling operations offshore Mauritania and Senegal, where it operates the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project.Valaris said Tuesday that BP would use its double hull DP drillship VALARIS DS-12 to drill four offshore wells…

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