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Timor Leste: Santos Kicks Off Bayu Undan Infill Drilling

May 25, 2021

Australian oil and gas company Santos has started Phase 3C infill drilling program at the Bayu-Undan field, offshore Timor-Leste.Under the $235 million drilling program, sanctioned in January, Santos will drill three production wells and will develop additional natural gas and liquids reserves…

Norway: Wage Talks Between Offshore Drilling Firms, Workers Break Down

May 20, 2021

Wage talks involving thousands of Norwegian oil drilling workers broke down on Thursday, unions and employers said, raising the risk of a strike that could disrupt oil and gas exploration and efforts to boost output from existing fields.The…

Danish Offshore Driller Maersk Drilling Sees Signs of Recovery as Orders Rebound

May 20, 2021

Offshore drilling rig contractor Maersk Drilling said on Thursday it saw some signs of market recovery as it reported that orders in the first quarter were at the highest level in more than three years.The company, which had already on Wednesday lifted its 2021 earnings guidance…

Wintershall DEA Makes Discovery in Norwegian Sea

May 20, 2021

Wintershall DEA Norge, the operator of the production licence 211 in the Norwegian sea has made a gas/condensate and oil discovery at a well located about 12 kilometers north of the Dvalin field, and 270 kilometers north of Kristiansund, Norway…

New Contracts Drive Maersk Drilling to Upgrade Financial Guidance for 2021

May 19, 2021

Danish offshore drilling company Maersk Drilling on Wednesday upgraded its financial guidance for the year 2021, on the back of improved contracting performance.'Maersk Drilling continues to demonstrate strong commercial and operational performance…

New Fortress' Floating LNG Plans Boosted by Maersk Drilling Rigs Buy

May 18, 2021

Maersk Drilling sold two oil drilling rigs to U.S.-based energy infrastructure company New Fortress Energy Inc (NFE) which it will convert into floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities, the companies said on Monday.Maersk sold the jack…

Norway: Chrysaor's North Sea Wildcat Comes Up Dry

May 18, 2021

Oil and gas company Chrysaor has drilled a dry well at the production license 973, in the North Sea, offshore Norway.The exploration well 15/12-26, targeting the Ilder prospect was drilled 26 kilometers south of the Sleipner Øst platform and…

Ineos Books Maersk Resolve Drilling Rig for UKCS Project

May 17, 2021

Ineos Oil & Gas UK has hired Maersk Drilling's harsh-environment jack-up rig Maersk Resolve for drilling and hydraulic stimulation at the Breagh Alpha A11 well in block 42/13 of the UK North Sea. The contract is scheduled to start in the third quarter of 2021…

Maersk Drilling Sells Two Jack-Up Rigs to New Fortress Energy

May 17, 2021

Danish offshore drilling company Maersk Drilling has sold the jack-up rig Maersk Guardian to New Fortress Energy. The two firms have also signed a deal for the sale of the jack-up rig Mærsk Gallant with anticipated closing in June 2021. The…

Sonadrill Nets 12-well Drillship Contract in Angola

May 14, 2021

Angolan offshore drilling firm Sonadrill, the 50:50 joint venture between Seadrill and an affiliate of Sonangol, has secured a twelve-well contract in Angola for the Sonangol Quenguela drillship. The contract includes one option for nine wells and eleven one well options…

Prosafe to Appeal Westcon Rig Dispute Ruling

May 12, 2021

Offshore accommodation provider Prosafe has decided to appeal an April 15 ruling by a court in Norway, ordering it to pay 465 million Norwegian crowns to shipyard Westcon for conversion work on one of its floatels, overturning a 2018 ruling in favor of Prosafe…

Suriname: Total Extends Maersk Drilling Rig Charter

May 12, 2021

French oil firm Total has extended the contract with the Danish drilling contractor Maersk Drilling for the use of the Maersk Developer offshore drilling rig in Suriname.Total, via its Suriname subsidiary Total E&P Suriname, has exercised an…

Wellesley to Drill HPHT Well Off Norway Using Borgland Dolphin Rig

May 11, 2021

Offshore drilling company Dolphin Drilling has secured a Letter of Intent with Wellesley Petroleum for the drilling of an HPHT exploration well on the Norwegian Continental Shelf using the Borgland Dolphin semi-submersible drilling rig.Bjørnar Iversen…

Carnarvon: Buffalo Drilling Rig Tender Nears Completion. Spud Date Set for Q4

May 11, 2021

The tender process for an offshore drilling rig to be used for the drilling of Carnarvon Petroleum's and Advance Energy's Buffalo offshore well in the Timor Sea is nearing completion, and the spud date is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2021…

Seadrill Partners Bags Four-Well Drilling Deal for Rig in Malaysia

May 11, 2021

Seadrill Partners, an offshore drilling contractor, has secured a four-well contract for its West Capella drillship in Malaysia with an unnamed client. The client will have an option to extend the contract for up to seven more wells. The contract's…

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