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Island Drilling Rig Lands Work in UK, Mauritania

Dec 22, 2021

Offshore drilling company Island Drilling has this week secured two contracts for its 2012-built harsh-environment drilling semi-submersible drilling rig Island Innovator.The company said Tuesday it had won a contract with Petrofac to carry…

Rig on the Move: Carnarvon Energy Set to Spud Buffalo-10 Well in Timor Sea

Dec 22, 2021

After weeks of delays, Australian oil and gas company Carnarvon Energy has informed that the Valaris JU-107 jack-up drilling rig is now being mobilized to the Buffalo-10 location, in the Timor Sea, with the drilling operation expected to start 'within a week…

New Fortress Energy to Deploy 'Fast LNG' to Develop Mauritania's Offshore Gas Reserves

Dec 22, 2021

New Fortress Energy has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Mauritania for the development of an Energy Hub, including natural gas, power, liquefied natural gas ('LNG'), and blue ammonia, using existing offshore gas reserves off the coast of Mauritania…

GMS Bags Two Deals for E-Class Jack-ups

Dec 21, 2021

GMS, a provider of jack-up service vessels for the offshore energy industry, has secured two new contracts for its E Class vessels.One E Class (Large Class) award includes a 6-month contract including options, for an unnamed renewables client in northwest Europe…

Equinor Gets OK to Use Odfjell Drilling Rig at Johan Sverdrup Field

Dec 20, 2021

Norwegian oil company Equinor has obtained regulatory consent for the use of Odfjell Drilling's Deepsea Atlantic semi-submersible drilling rig at the Johan Sverdrup oil field.The consent was granted by the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway and…

Borr Drilling Secures Work for Two Jack-Up Rigs

Dec 17, 2021

Jack-up drilling rig contractor Borr Drilling has won a contract with BW Energy for its jack-up drilling rig Norve for work in Gabon. The contract is scheduled to start in the second half of 2022 after the completion of the rig's current contract…

CGX's Kawa-1 Well in Guyana Encounters Oil, but Drilling Costs Rise

Dec 16, 2021

Canadian-based firm Frontera Energy, the majority owner of CGX Energy and its partner in the Corentyne Block offshore Guyana, has informed that the Kawa-1 exploration well, spudded in the block in August, has encountered hydrocarbon presence…

Petrobras Books Another Seadrill Drillship for Búzios Drilling

Dec 13, 2021

Offshore drilling company Seadrill Limited has secured a contract for the West Jupiter drillship with Brazil's Petrobras for work in the Búzios field offshore Brazil. The contract is for a firm term of 1,040 days with the start-up slated for December 2022…

Norway: Lundin Gets OK to Drill at Melstein Prospect

Dec 09, 2021

The Norwegian offshore oil and gas safety regulator PSA Norway has granted Lundin Energy Norway consent to drill an exploration well in block 6306/9 in the Norwegian sea.Lundin Energy will use Odfjell Drilling's Deepsea Stavanger semi-submersible drilling rig for the operation…

PGNiG Drills Duster at Fat Canyon Prospect Offshore Norway

Dec 09, 2021

Polish oil firm PGNiG has drilled a dry well in the production licence 937, in the Norwegian Sea.The well, formally named 'Well 6306/3-1 S' - the Fat Canyon Prospect - was drilled using Dolphin Drilling's Borgland Dolphin semi-submersible drilling rig…

Prosafe's Flotel Extends Stay in Trinidad

Dec 09, 2021

Offshore accommodation rig owner Prosafe said Thursday it had secured a contract extension in Trinidad and Tobago for its Safe Concordia flotel.The charter takes the firm operational period for the rig through to end-January 2022. The total value of the contract extension…

FAR's Gambia Well Finds Oil Traces. Side-track Required after 'Significant Fluid Losses'

Dec 06, 2021

FAR, an Australian oil and gas company that began drilling at the Bambo-1 exploratory well in Block A2 off the coast of The Gambia last month, said Monday the well had encountered oil traces but would have to be plugged and side-tracked after…

Singapore's Temasek Working with Portfolio Firms in Green Transition

Dec 02, 2021

Singapore state investor Temasek is working with its portfolio companies to help them become more green as advancing sustainability goals becomes the new normal, the firm's chief sustainability officer said on Thursday.Temasek, with a portfolio valued at S$381 billion ($278…

Odfjell Drilling Nets One-well Gig with Lundin Energy for Deepsea Stavanger Rig

Dec 01, 2021

Swedish oil company Lundin Energy has awarded a one-well contract to Odfjell Drilling for the use of the Deepsea Stavanger drilling rig off Norway.The rig owner said Wednesday that the well had been exercised as part of the options agreed in…

Australia: Western Gas Hires Valaris Offshore Rig for 'High-impact' Sasanof Offshore Well

Nov 29, 2021

Australian oil and gas company Western Gas has signed a formal contract with offshore drilling firm Valaris for the MS-1 semi-submersible rig to drill the Sasanof-1 exploration well.The Sasanof-1 exploration well is in permit WA-519-P in Commonwealth waters about 207 km northwest of Onslow…

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