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Petrobras Required to Assess Indigenous Impact of Amazon Offshore Drilling

May 09, 2024

Brazil's state-run oil firm Petrobras must do a series of studies on the impact on Indigenous groups in the Amazon area of planned offshore drilling nearby in order to analyze the project's viability, according to a federal agency and documents from government agencies…

Into the Deep: Offshore Production Increasingly Finds Deeper Waters

May 08, 2024

Offshore energy is on a growth trajectory. Rystad Energy wrote in February 2024 that upstream oil majors were diving in to deeper waters. “Despite tightened budgets, frontier drilling is fueling optimism for a productive year, particularly deepwater projects in the Atlantic Margin…

Seadrill Nets Two Drillship Commitments

May 07, 2024

Offshore drilling contractor Seadrill on Tuesday announced it has secured new contract awards for two of its drillships.The West Capella secured a one-well contract in South Korea, with an estimated duration of 40 days, valued at approximately $32 million…

Valaris Jack-up Using AI for Man Overboard Detection

May 07, 2024

A Valaris jack-up drilling rig is using an AI-enabled intelligent detection and tracking solution to provide automated person overboard detection and alerts, marking the first time the cutting-edge technology has been deployed in the offshore oil and gas sector…

Aker BP Gets Clearance to Drill Two Exploration Wells Offshore Norway

May 07, 2024

The Norwegian Offshore Directorate has granted Aker BP a drilling permit for two wells in the Barents Sea, which will be drilled using Saipem’s Scarabeo 8 semi-submersible rig.The permit issued by Norwegian Offshore Directorate are for the wildcat…

Self-drilling Oil Wells to Beat Self-driving Cars to Market, SLB VP Says

May 06, 2024

A top executive of Schlumberger NV (SLB), the world's largest energy services firm, on Monday predicted autonomous drilling of oil and gas wells will beat autonomous driving cars to market and create new efficiencies for oil producers.Autonomous…

ADES Holding Finds Work in Egypt for Recently Suspended Jack-Up Rig

May 06, 2024

Saudi oil and gas drilling contractor ADES Holding has secured a contract from Suez Oil Company (SUCO) for a 21-month jack-up drilling work in the Gulf of Suez, offshore Egypt.The contract, whose firm term is valued at $42.9 million (SAR 161 million)…

Esgian Week 18 Report: Confirmations, Terminations and Suspensions

May 05, 2024

Esgian reports an eventful week with contract confirmations, terminations and suspensions in its Week 18 Rig Analytics Market Roundup.Report SummaryContractsBurullus Gas Company, the self-operated joint venture between Shell Egypt, the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS)…

Big Oil Finds More to Love in Deepwater Exploration Fields

May 05, 2024

As Big Oil returns this week to the industry's annual showcase for offshore energy projects and equipment in Houston, deepwater discoveries off Guyana, Namibia and the U.S. Gulf Coast will take the spotlight.Offshore exploration had dimmed after the U…

LLOG Spuds Who Dat East Well in US Gulf of Mexico

May 03, 2024

Oil company LLOG has started drilling the Who Dat East exploration/appraisal well in U.S. Gulf of Mexico, using Noble Corporation’s Noble Valiant drillship.The drilling operations on the Who Dat East well started on April 27, 2024, according to Karoon Energy…

Equinor Secures Consent to Drill Two Wells in North Sea

Apr 29, 2024

The Norwegian Offshore Directorate has granted Equinor Energy a drilling permit for two wildcat wells in the North Sea.The approval is for wells 35/10-14 S and 35/10-14 A in production license 1185, valid until February 2029.Equinor is the operator of the license…

Esgian Week 17 Report: New Contracts for the North Sea

Apr 28, 2024

Esgian reports that new drilling contracts have been announced in the North Sea and West Africa in its Week 17 Rig Analytics Market Roundup.Report SummaryContractsShelf Drilling (North Sea) has secured a letter of award with an unnamed operator…

Equinor Cleared for Drilling Ops at Johan Castberg Field with Transocean Enabler Rig

Apr 26, 2024

Equinor has received consent from Norwegian regulator to use Transocean Enabler rig for production drilling/completion and drilling of exploration segment in the Barents Sea.The Norwegian Ocean Industry Authority (Havtil) issued a permit to Equinor for drilling operations at Johan Castberg field…

Saudi Oil and Gas Driller Nets $93M for Jack-Up Rig Deal

Apr 26, 2024

Saudi oil and gas driller ADES Holding has secured a contract from major international oil company for one its jack-up drilling rigs, valued $93.3 million.ADES Holding received the letter of award for a one-year firm jack-up drilling contract in Qatar with three optional six-month extensions…

Dayrates Rise - Will More Energy Companies Buy Offshore Rigs?

Apr 25, 2024

The price to rent an offshore rig hit a nine-year high last year with jackups, semisubmersibles and drillships costing on average $118,000, $368,000 and $419,000, respectively (as of 31 December 2023). These figures represent an overall 54% increase in dayrates when compared with 2021…

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