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Borr Drilling Gets Contracts in Mexico

Mar 18, 2019

Borr Drilling, one of the youngest drilling companies in the offshore industry, has secured offshore drilling contracts with oil company Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex), which will see two new build jack-ups deployed in Mexico.Jack-up rig contractor…

Vantage Drilling Sinks Into the Red

Mar 17, 2019

Texas-based offshore drilling contractor Vantage Drilling International reported a net loss of  $52.2 million for the three months ended December 31, 2018 as compared to a net loss of $36.6 million for the three months ended December 31, 2017…

Saipem Push with US Drillers Draws a Blank

Mar 15, 2019

Italian oil services company Saipem is trying to lure big U.S. rivals into joint ventures but has so far failed to secure deals for stakes in drilling operations valued at up to 1.5 billion euros ($1.7 billion), six sources told Reuters.Saipem…

The Seadrill Approach to Health and Safety

Mar 15, 2019

Offshore drilling contractor Seadrill has set out to define a new health standard for thousands of its employees before they embark on rigs offshore.The company, in partnership with occupational health services provider International SOS, in 2016 implemented a modern…

MMA Offshore Bags Santos Contract

Mar 14, 2019

Australian offshore vessel owner MMA Offshore has been awarded a drilling support contract by Santos Drilling.'We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded a contract by Santos to support its 2019 jack-up drilling campaign,' said a statement…

Eni Finds Gas Offshore Egypt

Mar 14, 2019

Italian oil company Eni announced Thursday it has made a gas discovery under evaluation in the Nour exploration prospect located in the Nour North Sinai Concession, in the Eastern Egyptian Mediterranean, about 50 km North of the Sinai peninsula…

Enviroplug: A New Solutuion for P&A

Mar 14, 2019

Wellbore clean-up and abandonment specialist Coretrax said it is increasing its stock of its CX-Enviroplugs to meet demand for big bore cement plug placement.The company said eight CX-Enviroplugs have so far been run across Norwegian and UK plugging and abandonment (P&A) projects in the North Sea…

BHP to Drill More Wells in Trinidad

Mar 14, 2019

BHP Group Ltd has stepped up exploration drilling in deep water off Trinidad and Tobago hunting for gas which could supply the country's Atlantic LNG (liquefied natural gas) plant in the 2020s, a senior executive said.The company expects to complete drilling of three wells in block 14…

Wellesley Hits Dry Well in North Sea

Mar 14, 2019

Norwegian oil and gas exploration company Wellesley Petroleum has drilled another dry well in the Norwegian section of the North Sea, 220 kilometers northwest of Stavanger.The explorer for oil and gas sees second dry well this year with latest probe using semisub Transocean Arctic…

Rowan Rig Wins Repsol's Guyana Well Order

Mar 14, 2019

The offshore drilling contractor Rowan announced that Repsol Exploracion Guyana, a unit of Spanish energy major Repsol, has signed a contract for the EXL II, a high-specification Super 116E Jack-up rig, for work in Guyana.The contract is for…

Eni Makes Major Oil Find Offshore Angola

Mar 13, 2019

Italian oil major Eni said on Wednesday it has made a major discovery in Block 15/06, in the Agogo exploration prospect, in the deep waters offshore Angola.The find is Angola's largest offshore discovery in years. Eni said the discovery is estimated…

RDS Tallies Design Engineering Contract

Mar 12, 2019

KCA Deutag’s engineering and design solutions provider RDS has been awarded a new contract for the detailed design of a drilling facility for an offshore platform.The contract, which marks RDS’s first detail design award for a new greenfield platform since the oil price decline in 2014…

Petrobras Contracts Two Transocean Drillships

Mar 11, 2019

Offshore drilling contractor Transocean announced Monday that two of its ultra-deepwater drillships have been contracted by Petrobras for work offshore Brazil.The two drillships, Ocean Rig Corcovado and Ocean Rig Mykonos, are expected to commence…

Delmar Completes West Phoenix Disconnect

Mar 11, 2019

The provider of offshore mooring and subsea services, Delmar Systems said it completed an eight-line disconnect of the mooring system on Seadrill’s West Phoenix semi-submersible drilling rig on the UK Continental Shelf, using its RAR Plus Technology…

PTTEP Makes Gas Discovery in Off Australia

Mar 11, 2019

Thai oil and gas company PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited (PTTEP) has made a gas and condensate discovery at the Orchid-1, the first exploration well in Permit AC/P54 located in the Timor Sea, Australia.Phongsthorn Thavisin…

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