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Maersk Drilling Confirms $370M+ Drillship Contract in Ghana

Apr 08, 2021

Danish offshore drilling company Maersk Drilling on Thursday confirmed a long-term contract with Tullow Oil for its Maersk Venturer drillship off Ghana.The firm contract following the previously agreed conditional letter of award, and includes…

Velesto Secures 7-well Drilling Deal with Shell in Malaysia

Apr 08, 2021

Oil major Shell has awarded an offshore drilling contract to Malaysian drilling company Velesto, for operations offshore Malaysia.Velesto will, for Shell's subsidiaries Sabah Shell Petroleum (based in Miri, Malaysia) and Sarawk Shell (in Kota Kinabalu…

Vantage Drilling Taps ICM Group for Offshore Training Services

Apr 07, 2021

Offshore drilling consultancy and training firm ICM Group has won a contract with drilling contractor Vantage Drilling to provide onboard regulatory and crane training services. According to ICM Group, the long-term agreement covers the majority…

Shell Books Maersk Drillship for Four Wells Offshore Malaysia

Apr 07, 2021

Offshore drilling company Maersk Drilling has won a contract with Shell Malaysia for drillship Maersk Viking.Under the contract, the 7th generation drillship will drill four development wells at the Gumusut-Kakap field offshore Malaysia. The contract is expected to start in December 2021…

Eni Finds Oil Offshore Angola. First Production Expected within Six Months

Apr 06, 2021

Italian oil and gas company Eni has made a new light oil discovery in Block 15/06, in Angola’s deep offshore. Eni said Tuesday that the well was drilled on the Cuica exploration prospect located inside the Cabaça Development Area and close to the Armada Olombendo FPSO (East Hub)…

Masirah Oil Wraps Drilling Campaign Off Oman

Apr 06, 2021

Oil firm Masirah Oil, a subsidiary of Rex International, has said it has completed its program near the Yumna Field, in the Arabian Sea, offshore Oman. The campaign included two development wells and three exploration wells.The first prospect…

Tullow Starts Multi-well Drilling Program Offshore Ghana

Apr 06, 2021

Oil and gas company Tullow Oil on Tuesday said it was starting a multi-year, multi-well drilling campaign offshore Ghana.The campaign started with the start of drilling of the first well at the Jubilee offshore field on Monday.Maersk Drilling's…

HydraWell Nets P&A Work at PSE Kinsale Energy's Decom Project in Ireland

Apr 05, 2021

PSE Kinsale Energy, a Petronas subsidiary working to decommission its Kinsale area offshore gas fields in Ireland, has awarded a contract to HydraWell to support the project.PSE Kinsale Energy last July said that the Kinsale area offshore gas…

Seadrill Asks Creditors to Write Off More Than 85% of its Debts

Apr 05, 2021

Offshore drilling rig contractor Seadrill has asked creditors to write off more than 85% of its debts in exchange for a 99% stake in the reorganized company, a court filing showed.The Oslo-listed firm controlled by Norwegian-born billionaire…

Buffalo Offshore Well Advancing to Drilling, Carnarvon Says

Apr 01, 2021

Australian oil and gas company Carnarvon Petroleum has informed that  Advance Energy has, subject to shareholder approval, raised capital to acquire a 50% interest in Carnarvon's Buffalo project, in the Timor Sea, offshore East Timor, paving way for the start of drilling operations this year…

Tower Resources Gets License Term Extension in Cameroon

Mar 31, 2021

Africa-focused oil firm Tower Resources has received an extension of the first exploration period at its Thali license offshore Cameroon.It said Wednesday that the Government of the Republic of Cameroon had notified its subsidiary in Cameroon…

Robots Could Replace Thousands of Oil & Gas Jobs, Cut Drilling Costs

Mar 30, 2021

Robots could replace hundreds of thousands of oil and gas jobs globally and reduce drilling labor costs by several billion dollars by 2030, if there is an industry push for such a transition, Rystad Energy has found.'Even when the Covid-19 downturn is finally past us…

Vår Energi Obtains Approval to Drill Four Wells Off Norway

Mar 30, 2021

Norwegian offshore oil and gas company Vår Energi has received regulatory approvals to drill four wells in the production license 229, in the Norwegian section of the North Sea.The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate said Tuesday it had granted Vår Energi a drilling permit for wells 25/8-20 S…

PTTEP Discovers Oil and Gas at Sirung-1 Well, Offshore Malaysia

Mar 30, 2021

Thai oil and gas company PTTEP has made an oil and gas discovery from the first exploration well, Sirung-1, in Block SK405B, off the coast of Sarawak, offshore Malaysia.Phongsthorn Thavisin, PTTEP Chief Executive Officer, disclosed that PTTEP…

Neptune Revises Dugong Offshore Oil Discovery Size Estimate

Mar 29, 2021

Oil and gas exploration and production company Neptune Energy on Monday revised down the estimated size of its Dugong offshore oil discovery made last year in the Norwegian part of the North Sea.The company, which had previously estimated recoverable…

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