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PSA Norway Issues Order to Dolphin Drilling after Regulatory Breaches Found on Rig

Aug 26, 2021

The Norwegian offshore oil and gas safety body Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has identified breaches of regulations aboard Dolphin Drilling's Borgland Dolphin drilling rig and has issued the rig owner with a notification of order.The PSA…

Transocean Wins Firm Contract for 8th Gen Ultra-deepwater Drillship

Aug 26, 2021

Deepwater drilling contractor Transocean has secured a $252 million firm contract at the Shenandoah field in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico for its newbuild ultra-deepwater drillship, the Deepwater Atlas, including a mobilization fee of $30 million…

Odfjell Drilling Swings to 2Q Profit. Backlog Increased to $2.4B

Aug 26, 2021

Norwegian harsh environment offshore drilling company Odfjell Drilling swung to profit in the second quarter of the year, with a reported net profit of $27 million, compared to a loss of $6 million in 2Q 2020.Odfjell Drilling's operating revenue grew to $233 million…

Digitalization, Remote Monitoring Makes Offshore Drilling Rigs More Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks

Aug 26, 2021

Digitalization and remote monitoring have in the past years been hailed as the next big thing in the offshore oil and gas industry. However, these advancements have made offshore drilling rigs more vulnerable to cyber-attacks, potentially resulting in serious process safety incidents…

CGX, Frontera Spud Kawa-1 Well Offshore Guyana

Aug 23, 2021

Canadian-based firm Frontera Energy and CGX Energy have started drilling at the Kawa-1 exploration well, offshore Guyana, using Maersk Drilling's Maersk Discoverer semi-submersible drilling rig. Also, the firms have exercised the option to drill a second well with the rig…

TotalEnergies Extends Maersk Drilling Rig Charter in Suriname

Aug 20, 2021

French energy giant TotalEnergies has exercised an option for the extended use of one of Maersk Drilling's offshore drilling rigs in Suriname.TotalEnergies, which became the operator of the prolific Block 58 in January where it has in the past year with partner Apache struck several oil discoveries…

Norway: Neptune Energy Secures Approval for North Sea Well Drilling

Aug 19, 2021

Neptune Energy has received regulatory approval to drill a wildcat well in the North Sea, offshore Norway.Neptune will drill the well 33/6-5 S using the Deepsea Yantai drilling rig after it completes the drilling of development wells in production licence 636…

Harbour Energy Books Maersk Drilling Jack-Up for 3-well Campaign in UK North Sea

Aug 19, 2021

UK-based oil and gas company Harbour Energy has hired Maersk Drilling's jack-up rig Mærsk Innovator to drill three subsea development wells in Block 28/9, near the Catcher field, on the UK Continental Shelf. The nine-month contract, which will see the rig reactivated…

Northern Drilling Cancels Drillship Order with DSME. Seeks $90M+ Refund

Aug 18, 2021

Billionaire John Fredriksen-owned offshore drilling company Northern Drilling said Tuesday it had canceled a drillship resale contract with the South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME).In May 2018, Northern Drilling…

Lundin Energy Gets Nod for North Sea Wildcat

Aug 18, 2021

Lundin Energy has obtained a license to drill a wildcat well in the production license 976, in the North Sea, offshore Norway.The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted the Swedish firm permission for the well 17/8-1.Lundin will use…

Shell Books Valaris Drillship for Operations in Sao Tome and Principe and Namibia

Aug 18, 2021

Offshore drilling firm Valaris has secured contracts with Shell Namibia Upstream B.V. and Shell Sao Tome and Principe B.V. offshore Namibia and Sao Tome and Principe, respectively, for its drillship VALARIS DS-10.The contracts for the 2017-delivered offshore rig are each for one well…

Lukoil Starts Drilling at Block 12, Offshore Mexico

Aug 16, 2021

Russian oil firm Lukoil said Monday it had started drilling its first exploration well at Block 12 offshore Mexico.The block is located 50 km off the coast, in the Gulf of Mexico, near the State of Tabasco, Mexico. It covers an area of 521 square meters…

Vår Energi Gets OK to Drill at Rødhette Prospect in Barents Sea

Aug 13, 2021

Norwegian oil and gas exploration and production company Vår Energi has obtained regulatory consent to drill an exploration well in the Barents Sea, off Norway.The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway on Thursday said it had given Vår Energi its…

Borr Drilling Secures More Work for Jack-up Rig in Malaysia

Aug 11, 2021

Oslo-listed drilling firm Borr Drilling has secured a Letter of Award for its jack-up drilling rig 'Gunnlod' from an undisclosed operator in Malaysia. The drilling campaign is expected to start in the fourth quarter of 2021 in direct continuation…

DNO Spuds Gomez Offshore Well

Aug 10, 2021

Norwegian oil and gas company DNO has started drilling at the Gomez exploration well on the PL006C license offshore Norway.The well was spudded over the weekend using the Borgland Dolphin semi-submersible drilling rig. It will be drilled to a depth of around 3…

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