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Drilling ramp up on Ekofisk

Mar 10, 2014

ConocoPhillips Norge is due to start a multi-year drilling campaign on the Greater Ekofisk area, offshore Norway, this Spring, as it seeks to continue production from the Ekofisk and Eldfisk fields for decades. The campaign follows start up on the Ekofisk South development…

Statoil boosts Tanzanian LNG prospects

Mar 03, 2014

Statoil and co-venturer ExxonMobil have carried out a successful first drill stem test on their Tanzania Block 2 offshore discovery Zafarani-2. The data acquired will help reduce technical uncertainties in a possible future Tanzania offshore and LNG development…

Barents Langlitinden well disappoints

Mar 03, 2014

Det norske oljeselskap is to plug and abandon its exploration well on the Langlitinden prospect after getting disappointing results. The well was the first well in Barents Sea production license 659. The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) said the well…

Baker Hughes: 28 Feb rig count

Feb 28, 2014

The Baker Hughes rig count for the week ending 28 Feb reported that the US is down two rigs from last week to 1769. Both of the rigs were drilling offshore, bringing the total to 55—and a year over year increase of three. Land-based rigs…

PPL wins $214M jackup deal

Feb 27, 2014

Sembcorp Marine's subsidiary PPL Shipyard has signed a turnkey jackup rig contract worth US$214.3 million with Marco Polo Drilling Pte. Ltd., an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Marco Polo Marine Ltd., as well as the grant of an option…

Maersk Viking launched

Feb 24, 2014

Maersk Drilling has taken delivery of its first ultra-deepwater drillship, Maersk Viking (pictured), from the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) shipyard in Geoje-Si, South Korea. Maersk Viking has started its voyage to the US Gulf of Mexico…

Five Seadrill jackups for Mexico

Feb 18, 2014

Seadrill Ltd. has finalized contracts for four jackup drilling rigs for use by Mexico's national oil company Pemex Exploracion y Produccion, with a fifth due to be agreed in 2Q.  The contracts are for the jackup drilling units West Oberon…

Ophir starts Gabon drilling

Feb 18, 2014

UK-based explorer Ophir Energy has started drilling operations on the Padouck Deep-1 well on the Ntsina Block, offshore Gabon, using the Vantage Titanium Explorer drillship. Padouck Deep-1 is the first well targeting the pre-salt play offshore in the North Gabon basin…

Lamprell delivers Qarnin to NDC

Feb 17, 2014

Dubai-based rig builder Lamprell has completed construction on the jackup drilling rig Qarnin (pictured) and its delivery to Abu Dhabi’s National Drilling Company (NDC). The on time and on budget completion was marked at a ceremony held at Lamprell’s Hamriyah facility in the UAE February 13…

Fecon orders KFELS jackups

Feb 13, 2014

Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M), has secured contracts to build three high-specification KFELS B Class jackup rigs worth about US$650 million from Fecon International Corp (Fecon)…

Aqualis opens Bahrain office

Feb 12, 2014

Norway-based offshore marine and engineering consultancy Aqualis Offshore has opened a new office in Bahrain. Aqualis already has offices in Dubai, UAE (regional headquarters), and Dammam, Saudi Arabia, in the Middle East. “The primary…

DeepOcean goes geotechnical

Feb 12, 2014

Norway headquartered DeepOcean Group has moved into the offshore geotechnical services market by acquiring ageotechnical drilling rig and agreeing a strategic alliance with Swiss firm Geoquip Marine. The strategic alliance will see the…

Murphy spuds offshore Cameroon

Feb 10, 2014

Murphy Oil has started drilling the Bamboo-1 exploration well on the Ntem concessions, offshore Cameroon, using the Ocean Confidence(pictured) fifth generation semisubmersible drilling rig. The well, about 56km off the coast, has an estimated…

UMW orders Keppel FELS jackup

Feb 07, 2014

Keppel FELS has won a contract from a subsidiary of UMW Oil & Gas Corporation (UMW Oil & Gas) for a KFELS B Class jackup rig worth US$218 million. It will be the third KFELS B Class jackup rig for UMW Oil & Gas and is scheduled for delivery in 3Q 2015…

Ensco in jackup sale

Feb 04, 2014

Ensco plc announced the sale of its two remaining cold-stacked jackup rigs for US$33 million. The net value of the two rigs, ENSCO 69 and Wisconsin, both built in 1976, was approximately $9 million. The pre-tax gain on the sale is approximately $24 million…

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