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Equinor Secures Permit for Drilling Ops Offshore Norway

Mar 14, 2024

The Norwegian Offshore Directorate (NOD) has granted Equinor a permit for exploration drilling in North Sea offshore Norway.The permit is for well 15/3-13 S and A, located in the Brokk prospect, at the water depths of 11’ meters.The prospect…

Equinor Extends Drilling Contracts

Mar 13, 2024

Equinor, on behalf of the partners, is exercising two options to extend contracts with Archer AS, KCA Deutag Drilling Norway AS and Odfjell Operations AS for a total of four years.The options for drilling services on fixed installations on the Norwegian continental shelf provide jobs for 2…

Harbour Energy Confirms Gas Discovery in North Sea

Mar 13, 2024

Harbour Energy and its partners have confirmed a gas discovery in well 15/9-25 in the North Sea, offshore Norway.The gas was first proven in wells 16/7-2 and 16/7-10, drilled in 1982 and 2011, respectively.The newly drilled well 15/9-25 is the first well in production license 1138…

Trident Hires Archer for Well Intervention and Drilling Services in Brazil

Mar 13, 2024

Oilfield services firm Archer has secured a $20 million contract from Trident Energy to provide its well interventions and platform drilling services in Brazil.Archer will provide comprehensive platform drilling services, including well interventions for regulatory requirements…

Blue Water Secures Logistics Deal for Noble Drilling’s Ops in Suriname

Mar 12, 2024

Blue Water Shipping, a global provider of tailor-made transport and logistics solutions, has secured a contract with Noble Drilling for its operations in Suriname, as Noble Voyager drillship embarks on an exploration campaign north of Paramaribo…

Noble Installs Real-Time Emissions Tracking System on All 29 Active Rigs

Mar 11, 2024

Offshore drilling contractor Noble Corporation has installed the Energy Efficiency Insights (EEI) system on all of its 29 active rigs.Noble Corporation said that the installation of the EEI system marks a significant advancement in real-time emissions monitoring for the offshore drilling industry…

Perenco Starts Gas Production in Southern North Sea

Mar 11, 2024

Oil and gas company Perenco has started gas production from its C06 well, a near-field discovery within the Ravenspurn South area of the Southern North Sea.During the fourth quarter of 2023, the deviated well 42/30-C06 was drilled and completed with the Valaris-247 rig in 48-meter water depth…

Esgian Week 10 Report: Additional Backlog Secured

Mar 10, 2024

Esgian reports that offshore drilling contractors secured additional backlog in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, Egypt, Nigeria, and Brazil and operators confirmed new discoveries in Indonesia, Côte d’Ivoire, and China in its Week 10 Rig Analytics Market Roundup…

Hibiscus South Comes Onstream Five Months After Discovery Offshore Gabon

Mar 08, 2024

Oil and gas company BW Energy has started production from the DHBSM-1H well in the Hibiscus South field on the Dussafu license, offshore Gabon, five months after making the initial discovery.Production performance from the well has been in line…

CNOOC Finds Oil in South China Sea Deepwater Field

Mar 08, 2024

China’s state-run China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) has made a major oilfield discovery in deepwater area of South China Sea, named Kaiping South, adding over 100 million tons of oil equivalent proved in-place volume.The Kaiping South Oilfield is located in the eastern South China Sea…

Eni Makes Major Discovery Offshore Côte d'Ivoire

Mar 08, 2024

Italian energy giant Eni has made a significant oil and gas discovery in block CI-205, offshore Côte d'Ivoire, in West Africa.The discovery, named Calao, stands as the second largest in the country, following the Baleine field discovered by Eni in September 2021…

Chevron to Become Operator of Exploration Block Offshore Uruguay

Mar 06, 2024

Challenger Energy has, through its wholly-owned Uruguayan subsidiary CEG Uruguay, entered into farm-out agreement with Chevron for the 60% interest in the AREA OFF-1 block offshore Uruguay.As part of the agreement, Chevron will acquire a 60% participating interest in the AREA OFF-1 block…

Perenco Kicks Off Five Well Drilling Campaign Offshore Cameroon

Mar 05, 2024

Perenco Rio del Rey, one of Perenco’s Cameroon subsidiaries, has started a five well development drilling campaign on the Kita Eden field, in the northern section of the Rio del Rey Basin, offshore Cameroon.As a result of its challenging shallow waters…

Shelf Drilling Signs Jack-Up Rig Extension Deal in Egypt

Mar 04, 2024

Offshore drilling contractor Shelf Drilling has secured a two-year contract extension for the Rig 141 jack-up rig for operations in the Gulf of Suez, offshore Egypt.The contract extension is in direct continuation of Rig 141 current term with Gemsa Petroleum Company (Gempetco)…

Diamond Offshore’s Drillship on Extended Stay with BP in Gulf of Mexico

Mar 04, 2024

U.S.-based offshore drilling company Diamond Offshore has secured a two-year contract extension with a subsidiary of BP in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico for the Ocean BlackHornet drillship.The contract is starting in February 2025 in direct continuation of the rig's current contract…

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