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Statoil announces new find near Gullfaks

Apr 19, 2013

Statoil and partner Petoro have proven considerable additional resources in the Shetland Group/Lista Formation in the Gullfaks licence. The Shetland Group and the Lista Formation are younger and slightly shallower deposits with different…

Long winter mutes North Sea activity

Apr 18, 2013

The UK’s prolonged winter muted drilling and deals growth in the North Sea after a strong finish to 2012, according to a new report from Deloitte, the business advisory firm, into offshore activity. The report, compiled by Deloitte’s Petroleum Services Group (PSG)…

Asset Guardian wins Stena Drilling work

Apr 17, 2013

Asset Guardian Solutions Ltd (AGSL), which specialises in protecting companies’ process critical software assets, announced that it has secured an important contract with Stena Drilling Ltd of Aberdeen, Scotland.  This contract represents a significant development for AGSL…

Bluewater signs up Seadrill's West Neptune

Apr 16, 2013

Seadrill has signed a contract with LLOG Bluewater Holdings for employment of the new-build drill-ship, West Neptune, offshore Gulf of Mexico.   The contract duration is a minimum of three years plus an option for a one-year extension at mutually agreed rates…

MOPU for West Seahorse field, Australia

Apr 16, 2013

3D Oil and partner Hibiscus Petroleum Berhad have decided on the use of a leased Mobile Offshore Production Unit (MOPU) to develop their West Seahorse oil field in VIC/P57, offshore Victoria. Front End Engineering Design (FEED) for the…

Wintershall spuds Mjosa

Apr 15, 2013

Bridge, the Oslo Børs and AIM listed oil and gas exploration and production company, is pleased to announce that the drilling of exploration well 6406/6-3 has commenced. The well will target the Mjøsa gas prospect, which is located 10 km northeast…

Cairn readies for Morocco drilling

Apr 15, 2013

Cairn is pleased to announce it has secured a long term contract with Transocean for the “Cajun Express” drilling unit. The rig, which is on an initial one-year contract, will be used on Cairn’s planned multi-well frontier exploration programme in Senegal…

Rig Market Review

Apr 14, 2013

The global rig market is strong, with high utilization, high day rates, and nearly 200 offshore drilling rigs under construction. Drilling contractors are changing their fleet makeup, modernizing, streamlining, and concentrating on market sectors…

Gas find for Salamander

Apr 11, 2013

Salamander Energy has made a potential gas discovery at its North Kendang-1 exploration well inside the South East Sangatta PSC, the company announced on 11 April 2013.Ocean General (Image: Diamond Offshore)Drilling operations were suspended at the well after encountering high pressure gas…

ConocoPhillips suspends Arctic program

Apr 10, 2013

Citing unease over changing US regulations, ConocoPhillips opted to pause plans for its 2014 Alaska Chukchi Sea drilling program, the supermajor announced on 10 April 2013.Shell's oil spill response teams practice laying out nearly 600m (1,500ft)…

KG D6 investment

Apr 10, 2013

Reliance Industries and BP plan to invest US$5 billion in deepwater gas development of the KG D6 block over the next three to five years. The plan proposed will develop about 4tcf of discovered natural gas reserves. The partners plan to optimize KG D6 through compression and water handling…

Odfjell gets Mariner drilling work

Apr 10, 2013

Statoil has awarded the contract for drilling services on the Mariner platform on the UK continental shelf to UK-based Odfjell Drilling.'Mariner is the largest new offshore development in the UK in more than a decade. Over its lifetime the project…

Skarfjell resource estimates increase

Apr 09, 2013

The Skarfjell oil discovery offshore Norway could become a new hub development, one of the partners in the project has said following succsesful appraisal drilling.Cairn Energy, which holds 20% in Skarfjell, said it had increased its resource…

Stone secures Ensco rig for Cardona

Apr 08, 2013

Stone Energy Corp. hired an ENSCO drilling rig for its Cardona program at Mississippi Canyon block 29, the company announced on April 8, 2013.an ENSCO 8500 series drilling rigThe Ensco 8500 series dynamically-positioned deepwater drilling rig…

Statoil to explore Caspian with SOCAR

Apr 08, 2013

Statoil and SOCAR took a step forward in strengthening their cooperation by signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly explore and develop the Zafar-Mashal structures in the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea. The agreement was signed in Baku…

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