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Drilling Innovation Projects Get a Boost

Aug 14, 2019

A group of projects worth more than £1.3 million ($1.6 million) aims to develop new innovative technologies for use in offshore drilling operations.With the help of £640,000 ($772,000) in co-funding from the Oil & Gas Innovation Center (OGIC)…

Total Extends Pacific Santa Ana Gig

Aug 14, 2019

Offshore drilling contractor Pacific Drilling has been awarded a one-well extension for its drillship working for French oil major Total in Offshore Mauritania.Pacific Santa Ana is expected to run from this month to September, said offshore ultra-deepwater drilling company…

Halliburton Wins Drilling Work Offshore Senegal

Aug 13, 2019

Australia-based Woodside Energy has awarded Halliburton nine conditional contracts for drilling and completion services for Senegal's first deepwater offshore oil development, the oilfield services company announced on Monday.The SNE Field Development Phase 1 drilling campaign…

New Money, Finds & Field Starts

Aug 13, 2019

Norway’s government will earn around NOK 265 billion ($30 billion) taxing and taking up stakes in its oil and gas fields in 2019, and Norwegian production is on the rise. In contrast, Britain in 2019 will earn about GBP 1.1 billion ($1.34 billion)…

Chinese Ship Returns to Vietnam's EEZ

Aug 13, 2019

A Chinese survey ship returned to Vietnam's exclusive economic zone off its coast on Tuesday, ship tracking data showed, less than a week after it left the area where vessels from the two countries were locked in a month-long standoff.The Haiyang…

Tullow Shares Soar on Guyana Find

Aug 12, 2019

Tullow Oil PLC said on Monday it has made a large oil discovery in Guyana, sending its share price soaring on expectations that it will develop a productive field in the South American country's nascent oil industry.Shares London-based Tullow…

Production Drilling Begins at Dvalin

Aug 12, 2019

Wintershall Dea said the drilling of four production wells has begun on the Dvalin gas field in the Norwegian Sea ahead of first production planned in 2020.Drilling from the Transocean Arctic rig is expected to last approximately one year and…

Tullow Makes Major Oil Discovery in Guyana

Aug 12, 2019

Tullow Oil has made a major oil discovery in the deepwater Orinduik block offshore Guyana, raising expectations that the London-based independent will move to develop a field in the closely watched, oil-rich South American country.The discovery…

“See” Ahead of the Bit

Aug 12, 2019

Even with the best seismic data and reservoir modeling available, drillers have remained in the dark about what’s in front of the drill bit. A new sensing tool has been designed to “see” ahead of the bit and can transmit data in real time to shift drilling operations from reactive to proactive…

Talos Joins in 5 Drilling Projects in GoM

Aug 12, 2019

Talos Energy, the oil and gas company focused on offshore exploration and production, participated in five drilling projects in the second quarter with a capital program front-loaded in the first half of 2019.Talos Energy also said that  it…

Providence Cleared for Barryroe Site Survey

Aug 09, 2019

Irish based oil and gas company Providence Resources informs it has received permission from Irish authorities to perform a site survey later this month at its operated Barryroe field within the within SEL 1/11 license offshore Ireland.SEL 1/11…

Speedcast to Supply Comms for West Bollsta

Aug 09, 2019

Remote communication and IT solutions provider Speedcast said it has been awarded a new multi-year contract from offshore drilling contractor Seadrill to provide communications on the West Bollsta semi-submersible rig, off the coast of Norway…

Aker BP Makes Small Gas Discovery

Aug 08, 2019

Aker BP has made a small gas find in the the North Sea, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate announced this week. The Norwegian oil and gas company drilled a wildcat and appraisal well in production licence 869, about 6 kilometers southwest of the Bøyla field…

Java Sea Oil Spill Clean-up Continues

Aug 08, 2019

Clean-up efforts after an oil spill from a well in Indonesia's Java Sea will take until at least March next year, state energy firm Pertamina said on Thursday as it struggles to plug the underwater leak.The spill started on July 12 when Pertamina…

Sirius Stuck with Ororo Development Plan

Aug 08, 2019

Nigeria-focused oil and gas development and production company Sirius Petroleum now says its license for the shallow water Ororo field in Nigeria hangs in the balance after the firm failed to launch its next phase of the field work program on…

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