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Exploration Firms Drill Dry Well in North Sea

Jan 10, 2019

Lundin Petroleum AB (Lundin Petroleum) announces that its wholly owned subsidiary Lundin Norway AS (Lundin Norway) has completed exploration well 2/6-6S, targeting the Oppdal and Driva prospects in PL860 in the North Sea. Both targets were dry…

Maersk Supply Service Secures Work in Australia

Jan 09, 2019

Maersk Supply Service announced Wednesday it has lined up work for two anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels in support of a drilling program offshore Australia.Under a contract awarded by Chevron Australia, the vessels Maersk Mariner and Maersk Master will provide towing…

DeltaTek Wins Multi-well Contract with Energean

Jan 09, 2019

Well construction specialist DeltaTek Global announced Wednesday it has been awarded a contract from Energean Oil and Gas to support well construction at the Karish deepwater project offshore Israel.DeltaTek said it will provide optimization…

Subsea Intervention Outlook 2019

Jan 08, 2019

Subsea intervention is going to be big in 2019, just not where you were expecting. David Carr, Senior Vice President - International Development at Helix Energy Solutions Group, gives his forecast for 2019.Around this time of year, the papers are full of forecasts…

Sapura Reports Raft of New Contracts

Jan 07, 2019

Malaysian services company Sapura Energy Berhad announced Monday it has secured RM760 million ($184.6 million) in contract wins for its drilling and engineering & construction businesses. The latest achievements have lifted the value of contract wins to RM9…

Wellesley Green Lighted to Drill in the North Sea

Jan 07, 2019

Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority has given consent to Norwegian based Wellesley Petroleum to drill exploration well 25/1-13 in the North Sea.Wellesley is the operator for production licence 871 in the North Sea.Well 25/1-13, named Balcom…

Hedge Fund Opposes Rowan Sale to Ensco

Jan 07, 2019

Hedge fund Canyon Capital Advisors has warned it would vote against the $2.38 billion sale of offshore driller Rowan Companies Plc to rival Ensco Plc, casting doubt on a combination that had signaled optimism about the future of offshore exploration…

ExxonMobil Spuds Exploration Well Offshore Guyana

Jan 07, 2019

ExxonMobil said Monday it has begun drilling the first of two planned wildcat wells offshore Guyana in January.The Stena Carron drillship is drilling the Haimara-1 exploration well, which is located 31 kilometers east of the Pluma-1 discovery in the southeast Stabroek Block…

New Rig Delivered to Odfjell Drilling

Jan 07, 2019

Norwegian based Odfjell Drilling has taken delivery of a a new semi-submersible drilling rig from South Korean builder Samsung Heavy Industries.The sixth generation dynamically positioned Deepsea Nordkapp is an enhanced Moss Maritime CS-60 design…

Norway Oil Investment to Rise in 2019

Jan 07, 2019

Oil and gas investment in Norway is expected to grow for a second year in a row in 2019 but will fall back between 2020 and 2023, an industry lobby group said on Monday.Western Europe's largest oil producer has seen a recovery in oil industry activity thanks to higher crude prices…

Brasse Wells Disappoints Faroe Petroleum

Jan 04, 2019

Faroe Petroleum has failed to find hydrocarbons at its Brasse East exploration well in the Norwegian North Sea, while the Brasse appraisal sidetrack well encountered hydrocarbons.The Aberdeen-headquartered firm said that the Brasse East exploration well 31/7-3 S was drilled to a total depth of 2…

More Resources Uncovered in Goliat Field

Jan 03, 2019

Newcomer Vår Energi AS revealed Thursday that an appraisal well has uncovered more resources in the Goliat field off Norway.Vår Energi, together with license partner Equinor, drilled the 7122/7-7 S Goliat West appraisal well in PL 229 in the Barents Sea…

Shell Extends Rowan Jackup Contract in Trinidad

Jan 03, 2019

Shell has extended its contract for the Rowan Gorilla VI jack up in Trinidad, Rowan Companies plc said.According to the offshore drilling contractor that provides well drilling services to the petroleum industry, the Super Gorilla class jack…

Ensco Launches Continuous Tripping Technology

Jan 02, 2019

Offshore drilling services provider Ensco has rolled out a new proprietary solution engineered to provide greater pipe tripping safety and efficiency.When used in concert with other key equipment, sensors and process controls, Ensco’s patented…

Rowallan Exploration Well Spudded

Jan 02, 2019

The Eni operated Rowallan exploration well 22/19c-G in the Central North Sea has been spudded by the heavy duty jack-up rig Ensco 121.The news was announced Monday by Eni's project partner Serica Energy, who holds a 15 percent stake in the well…

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