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Neptune Energy Spuds Dugong Tail Wildcat

Oct 01, 2021

Oil and gas company Neptune Energy has started drilling on the Dugong Tail exploration well in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.Neptune Energy is using the Deepsea Yantai semi-submersible rig for the operation. The same rig was used for the Dugong well last year…

TotalEnergies' Appraisal Well Offshore Suriname Fails to Deliver

Sep 29, 2021

TotalEnergies' Keskesi South-1 appraisal well in the Block 58 offshore Suriname has encountered non-commercial quantities of hydrocarbons and the well has been plugged and abandoned.The news was shared on Wednesday by APA Corporation, TotalEnergies' 50 percent partner in the offshore block…

Malaysia: Icon Offshore Wins More Work for Jack-Up Drilling Rig

Sep 29, 2021

Malaysia's Icon Offshore Berhad has said it has received a letter of award from a 'Petroleum Arrangement Contractor (PAC),' exercising drilling contract extension options for a jack-up drilling rig.The rig is owned by Icon offshore's subsidiary Perisai Offshore…

ADNOC Completes Bookbuilding for Drilling Branch IPO Raising Over $1.1B

Sep 28, 2021

State oil giant Abu Dhabi National Oil Co (ADNOC) has completed bookbuilding for the initial public offering (IPO) of ADNOC Drilling, raising more than $1.1 billion, it said on Monday.The offering was oversubscribed, with total gross demand amounting to more than $34 billion…

Equinor's Black Vulture Appraisal Well Disappoints

Sep 28, 2021

Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor has concluded the drilling of the Black Vulture appraisal well in the Norwegian Sea, and the well came up dry.Using Seadrill's West Hercules offshore drilling rig, Equinor drilled the well approximately…

DNO Makes Minor Oil Find at Gomez Prospect, Offshore Norway

Sep 28, 2021

Norwegian oil and gas operator DNO has made a minor oil discovery on the Gomez prospect in the North Sea, offshore Norway.The exploration well, located 14 kilometers east of the Ekofisk field, encountered hydrocarbons in the primary target in the Våle Formation of the Paleocene Age…

Equinor Adds Another Well to Deepsea Stavanger Rig Scope

Sep 27, 2021

Norwegian oil firm Equinor has exercised one additional well to be added to Odfjell Drilling Deepsea Stavanger rig's drilling contract.The well has been exercised under the Continued Optionality mechanism in the contract entered into between the parties in May 2020…

U.S. Gulf of Mexico: Three Offshore Rigs Return to Work in Storm Aftermath

Sep 27, 2021

U.S. energy firms this week added oil and natural gas rigs for a 14th month in a row as more offshore units in the Gulf of Mexico returned to service after shutting when Hurricane Ida slammed into the coast in late August.This week, 3 offshore rigs returned in the Gulf of Mexico…

Diamond Offshore to Manage Aquadrill's Rig for One-year Deal in GoM

Sep 24, 2021

Offshore drilling firm Aquadrill - ex-Seadrill Partners - has entered into a charter hire agreement with drilling contractor Diamond Offshore Drilling - as a rig manager - for Aquadrill's Auriga drillship.Under the contract, Aquadrill will provide…

Offshore Drilling Rigs Eyed for LNG Conversion

Sep 24, 2021

Aberdeen-based offshore rig inspection company ADC Energy has said it has won a contract with an unnamed U.S.-based LNG company to help it identify and select offshore drilling rigs suitable for conversion for LNG operations.According to ADC Energy…

Drillship Arrives in Rotterdam for Conversion into Subsea Mining Vessel

Sep 23, 2021

The 228-meter-long former drillship Vitoria 10000, now renamed Hidden Gem, has this week arrived in Rotterdam, The Netherlands to start its conversion into a subsea mining vessel.The news of the vessel's arrival was shared by The Metals Company (formerly DeepGreen Metals Inc…

Halliburton to Assist Chariot with Offshore Drilling Operation in Morocco

Sep 23, 2021

Oil and gas firm Chariot has signed a binding letter of intent with oilfield services giant Halliburton for services on Chariot's planned Anchois gas appraisal well within the Lixus licence, offshore Morocco.The agreement with Halliburton follows…

ADNOC Increases Size of Drilling Unit IPO to $1.1B

Sep 22, 2021

State oil giant Abu Dhabi National Oil Co (ADNOC) has increased to 11% of share capital the size of the initial public offering (IPO) of its drilling unit, ADNOC Drilling, because of oversubscription, the firm said on Wednesday.ADNOC had previously targeted a minimum stake of 7…

Converted Jack-Up Drilling Rigs Could be Used for Green Hydrogen Production

Sep 21, 2021

Three companies are working on a project to convert existing jack-up drilling rigs into offshore green hydrogen production units in the North Sea.Offshore engineering firm Aquaterra Energy, renewable hydrogen producer Lhyfe and offshore drilling…

Valaris to Provide Offshore Drilling Rig for Dutch CO2 Storage Project

Sep 21, 2021

Offshore drilling company Valaris has won a contract with oil firm TAQA offshore the Netherlands for Valaris JU-123 offshore drilling rig.The contract for the heavy-duty harsh environment jack-up rig is expected to start in the fourth quarter of 2021…

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