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Safety Milestone for Japan Drilling Company's Jack-up Rig

Sep 20, 2021

Offshore drilling firm Japan Drilling Company said last week that its jack-up drilling rig Hakuryu-11 had reached a safety milestone.Namely, the rig has managed to achieve a three-year milestone of No Recordable Incident Record - for the September 14…

BP Charters Prosafe Flotel for UK North Sea Work

Sep 20, 2021

Oil and gas company BP has chartered Prosafe's offshore accommodation rig Safe Zephyrus for work in the UK North Sea.The Safe Zephyrus,  with beds for 450 persons, in single man cabins, will provide gangway-connected operations to support Neptune…

ONGC Awards 3-year Contract for Shelf Drilling's Jack-up Rig

Sep 20, 2021

Jack-up drilling rig contractor Shelf Drilling has secured a three-year drilling contract with India's ONGC for the Parameswara jack-up rig.The contract is for operation in the Mumbai High area, offshore India's west coast. The planned start-up of operations is Q1 2022…

U.S. Drillers Add Rigs for Second Week, Gulf Unchanged

Sep 20, 2021

U.S. energy firms this week added oil and natural gas rigs for a second week in a row although the number of offshore units in the Gulf of Mexico remained unchanged after Hurricane Ida slammed into the coast over two weeks ago.Fourteen offshore…

Drilling Contract Terminated for Sunken Jack-up Rig in Malaysia

Sep 17, 2021

Malaysian offshore drilling contractor Velesto has confirmed that the $8 million contract with ConocoPhillips for its Naga 7 jack-up rig that sank off Malaysia in May is now officially terminated.Naga 7 sank on May 3, while gearing up to start drilling for ConocoPhillips off Malaysia…

Aker BP Gets Approval to Drill Mugnetind Offshore Prospect

Sep 17, 2021

Norwegian oil and gas company Aker BP has received approval from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate to drill offshore wells 7/11-14 S and A, in the North Sea, off Norway.Aker BP will use Maersk Drilling's Maersk Integrator jack-up drilling…

Lundin Energy's Lille Prinsen Appraisal Drilling a Success

Sep 16, 2021

Swedish oil firm Lundin Energy has completed appraisal wells on the Lille Prinsen discovery, north of the Edvard Grieg field in the North Sea, offshore Norway. The two wells have confirmed a combined updated gross resource range of 12 – 60 million…

Vår Energi Spuds Rødhette Well, Partner Longboat Says

Sep 15, 2021

Longboat Energy, a recently formed North Sea exploration and production firm, has announced the spudding of the Rødhette exploration well in the Barents Sea, off Norway, by its partner Vår Energi.Longboat, formed by ex-Faroe Petroleum management…

How an Offshore Drilling Contractor Ended Up in the Renewables Business

Sep 14, 2021

A little over a year ago, Norwegian offshore drilling company Odfjell Drilling announced its entry into the offshore renewables space, through its investment in Oceanwind AS, a company working on developing harsh environment floating offshore wind turbines…

Helix Nets Multi-year Well Intervention Deal in U.S. Gulf of Mexico

Sep 14, 2021

Offshore oil and gas well services company Helix Energy Solutions said Monday it had won a multi-year riser-based well intervention scope of work with an unnamed major operator for the charter of the Helix Q5000 and 15K Intervention Riser System in the US Gulf of Mexico…

INEOS Gets Consent for Fat Canyon Drilling

Sep 13, 2021

INEOS E&P Norge has obtained a drilling permit from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate for an offshore exploration well in the Norwegian Sea.INEOS will drill the well, formally named 'Well 6306/3-1 S' - the Fat Canyon Prospect - using the Borgland Dolphin semi-submersible drilling rig…

Gulf of Mexico: Offshore Rigs Start to Return after Ida -Baker Hughes

Sep 13, 2021

U.S. energy firms [last week] added oil and natural gas rigs for a fifth time in six weeks as offshore oil units in the Gulf of Mexico slowly started to return after Hurricane Ida slammed into the coast.[Last week], four offshore oil rigs returned in Louisiana…

ExxonMobil Finds Oil at Pinktail Well, Offshore Guyana

Sep 09, 2021

U.S. oil firm ExxonMobil has made another oil discovery offshore Guyana, this time at Pinktail prospect in the prolific Stabroek Block.The Pinktail well, ExxonMobil said, encountered 220 feet (67 meters) of net pay in high-quality hydrocarbon…

NPD Approves Equinor's North Sea Drilling Plan

Sep 09, 2021

Norwegian oil firm Equinor has been granted a for wells 35/10-7 S and A in the North Sea, offshore Norway.The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, which announced its approval Thursday, said that Equinor would use Seadrill's West Hercules semi-submersible drilling rig to drill the two offshore wells…

Helmerich & Payne to Invest $100M in ADNOC Drilling IPO

Sep 08, 2021

U.S. contract oil and gas driller Helmerich & Payne (H&P) will invest $100 million in the initial public offering (IPO) of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company's drilling unit, the companies said in a joint statement.The cornerstone investment by…

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