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Total Makes 'Encouraging' North Sea Discovery

Mar 17, 2020

Total has made a hydrocarbon discovery at the Isabella exploration well in the UK Central North Sea, Neptune Energy, Total's partner in the project has informed.Neptune Energy has described Isabella as 'an encouraging hydrocarbon discovery'…

Prosafe’s Safe Zephyrus Rig Hired for Thistle Alpha Work

Mar 16, 2020

Offshore accommodation specialist Prosafe’s Safe Zephyrus accommodation rig has been contracted in support of the redundant subsea tank removal and safe re-habitation of the Thistle Alpha platform in the UK North Sea.As previously reported,…

Noble Corp. CFO Steps Down. Replacement Named

Mar 16, 2020

Offshore drilling company Noble Corporation has informed that Richard Barker will be appointed as Chief Financial Officer of the company.The new appointment comes following the current CFO Stephen M. Butz's decision to to step down as Executive…

Murphy Charters Pacific Drilling Drillship for Mexico Wells

Mar 12, 2020

Deepwater drilling rig contractor Pacific Drilling has found more work for its Pacific Sharav drillship.The drilling company on Wednesday revealed that Murphy Oil had hired the drillship for work offshore Mexico. According to the fleet status report…

Helix Energy Solutions Extends Loan Maturity Date

Mar 12, 2020

Offshore services provider Helix Energy Solutions has amended its existing credit agreement dated as of September 26, 2014, with Nordea Bank ABP and the lender parties related its Q5000 well intervention unit. The amendment extends the final…

Valaris Drops BOP-Stack to Seafloor Offshore Angola

Mar 11, 2020

Offshore drilling contractor Valaris has informed that one of its drillships has been involved in an incident that included the accidental dropping of a Blowout Preventer Stack to the seafloor of Angola. The incident might cost the company the drilling contract…

Equinor Gets Nod for Gabriel Prospect Drilling

Mar 10, 2020

Equinor Energy has received approval from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate to drill a wildcat well in the North Sea, offshore Norway.The company will use the West Hercules semi-submersible drilling rig to drill the Gabriel prospect exploration well formally named well 35/10-5…

RockRose Spuds Second West Brae Well

Mar 10, 2020

London-listed RockRose Energy has said that the first of two infill development wells at West Brae asset in the UK North Sea has successfully completed and is delivering in line with expectations.Following the completion of this well, the Noble…

Petrofac Hires Awilco Rig of P&A Gig

Mar 09, 2020

UK-based drilling contractor Awilco Drilling has been awarded a contract by Petrofac Facilities Management for its 1982-built semi-submersible drilling rig WilPhoenix.According to the offshore drilling contractor, the contract was signed for…

Shelf Drilling Nets One-Year Rig Deal in Egypt

Mar 09, 2020

Jack-up drilling leasing company Shelf Drilling has won a contract extension for one of its offshore drilling units in Egypt.The drilling contractor said Monday it had won a one-year contract extension for the Trident 16 jack-up rig. The contract…

270 Offshore Rigs Were Active in February Worldwide

Mar 06, 2020

There were 270 offshore drilling rigs in the world actively drilling for oil and gas in February 2020, a slight increase compared to January 2020 (at 268), but also a slight dip versus February 2019 (at 272). This is according to Baker Hughes' February rig counts…

Investigation Launched After Gangway Disconnects from Floatel Endurance

Mar 05, 2020

The Norwegian authorities have launched an investigation after the gangway aboard the offshore accommodation rig Floatel Endurance disconnected from the unit last week.According to the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway, the incident happened on February 29…

ARO Drilling Equips 16 Rigs with IFS Applications

Mar 04, 2020

Offshore drilling contractor ARO Drilling has deployed IFS Applications on 16 of its offshore drilling rigs. IFS, a software solutions company, said in a statement its applications helped ARO „to unify mission-critical business processes across…

PaxOcean to Build Jack-up for Japanese Firm

Mar 03, 2020

PaxOcean, Singapore-based builder focused on offshore rigs, semi-submersibles and specialized offshore vessels, has signed a contract with Japanese general contractor Penta-Ocean Construction to construct a self-elevating platform (SEP) for use in the offshore wind sector in Japan…

Maersk Drilling Scores One-Well Rig Deal in Egypt

Mar 03, 2020

Danish offshore drilling contractor Maersk Drilling has secured a one-well contract for the semi-submersible rig Maersk Discoverer offshore Egypt with an unnamed client.The contract has an estimated duration of 21 days and is expected to start in March 2020…

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