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Offshore Drilling Waste Management Support Tighter Regulations

Jun 19, 2019

Water-based and non-aqueous drilling fluids and its associated drill cuttings are the largest waste streams generated in global offshore drilling operations. Because of this, there are regulations in place which govern how companies dispose of the materials generated from the wellbore…

Potential Norway Oil Strike Looms

Jun 19, 2019

Some 922 workers on Norwegian offshore oil drilling rigs and floating production platforms could potentially go on strike on June 28 unless a pay deal is agreed, Norway's largest oil workers union Industri Energi said on Wednesday.The strike would hit oil companies' exploration efforts this summer…

BP Rig Arrives On Site Despite Protests

Jun 19, 2019

A BP drilling rig reached its destination in the North Sea on Wednesday after 11 days of delays due to Greenpeace protests over climate change, the activist group said.The 40,000-metric-ton Paul Loyd JNR left Cromarty Firth, north of Inverness…

EU Called to Act Over Turkey Offshore Drilling

Jun 18, 2019

Cyprus and Greece heaped pressure on the EU on Tuesday to take action against Turkey over gas drilling in disputed waters, as Ankara said it would step up exploration in a move that could further strain ties with Western allies.Turkey and Cyprus…

Total Launches New Supercomputer

Jun 18, 2019

Energy major Total said its new supercomputer - which has propelled it to a world ranking as the most powerful computer in the sector - will enable its geologists to find oil faster, cheaper and with a better success rate.The Pangea III computer…

Turkey to Launch Second Cyprus Drill Ship

Jun 18, 2019

Turkey will launch a second drilling vessel on Thursday that will begin natural gas operations near Cyprus at the beginning of July, Turkish Energy Minister Fatih Donmez was quoted as saying on Tuesday.Turkey and the internationally recognized…

Seadrill Gets Kosmos Job

Jun 18, 2019

UK-based offshore drilling company Seadrill has secured a one well contract with Kosmos Energy (KOS), for the West Capricorn.The rig will work for KOS in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The job is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2019, while the backlog is approximately $10 million…

NPD Grants Drilling Permit to Aker BP

Jun 18, 2019

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Aker BP a drilling permit for well 25/2-20 as per the the Resource Management Regulations.Well 25/2-20 in the North Sea will be drilled from the Odfjell Drilling's Deepsea Stavanger drilling facility…

BP Rig Zigzags in Chase with Greenpeace Ship

Jun 17, 2019

A BP drilling rig heading to an oilfield in the British North Sea has been forced to turn away twice over the past two days as a Greenpeace vessel protesting climate change tries to hamper its progress.The high-sea chase is the latest step in Greenpeace's nine-day effort to stop the 40…

West Africa Offshore Outlook

Jun 17, 2019

The outlook for West Africa’s offshore oil and gas market remains positive despite some hiccups hinged on delay by some countries in the region to align their hydrocarbon regulations to prevailing market trends and the intensifying global competition…

ONGC Moves 35 Rigs for Monsoon Season

Jun 17, 2019

India’s Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) has moved a record high 35 offshore drilling rigs to new locations ahead of the Indian monsoon season, said marine and offshore engineering consultancy Aqualis Offshore.Aqualis Offshore assisted with the majority of the rig moves…

Equinor Drills Dry Arctic Exploration Well

Jun 17, 2019

Equinor's exploration well drilled near its Korpfjell gas find in the Norwegian Arctic has proved to be dry, Norway's Petroleum Directorate said on Monday, in an area near the Russian offshore border the company had hoped would be oil rich.This…

Greek PM May Seek Sanctions Against Turkey in Gas Row

Jun 17, 2019

Greece and Cyprus will push their EU partners to penalize Turkey, including the possible option of sanctions, if Ankara is verified to have started drilling for gas west of Cyprus, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Sunday.The discovery…

Norwegian Sea Gas Province an Oil Draw

Jun 17, 2019

Equinor announced on Monday that it has discovered oil and gas in separate formations of cut by the same well, and all indications are that a new oil-heavy play in a Norwegian Sea gas province may create a rush to oil if the area’s notoriously splintered geology can be mastered…

Equinor Makes Two Finds in the Norwegian Sea

Jun 17, 2019

Equinor and its partners Ineos E&P and Faroe Petroleum have made an oil and gas discovery in exploration well Snadd Outer Outer/Black Vulture in production licence 159B in the Norwegian Sea. The well had two different reservoir targets; an upper…

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