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IOG Spuds Harvey Appraisal Well

Aug 08, 2019

UK based Independent Oil & Gas (IOG) has confirmed that the Maersk Resilient rig spudded the Harvey appraisal well on 6 August 2019.The North Sea firm said in a press release that as previously indicated, completion of the well is expected to take approximately two months in the success case…

Valaris Extends RigNet Deal

Aug 07, 2019

Houston-based networking solutions provider RigNet said it has signed a multi-year contract extension with offshore driller Valaris (formerly EnscoRowan).Under the agreement, RigNet will continue to provide Managed Communication Services including…

Turkey Sending More Ships to Eastern Med

Aug 07, 2019

Two Turkish drill ships are continuing operations in the eastern Mediterranean and another ship will join them this month, Energy Minister Fatih Donmez said, as a dispute over natural resources there fuels tensions between Turkey and Cyprus…

Borr Drilling Wins Premium Jack-up Deal

Aug 07, 2019

The international drilling contractor to the oil and gas industry Borr Drilling has been awarded an additional jackup rig contract by Mexico’s Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex).Borr currently has two jackup rigs about to commence work with Pemex, who have now contracted a third rig…

PSW Group Wins Transocean BOP Contract

Aug 06, 2019

PSW Group has been awarded a contract with Transocean for storage and maintenance of blowout preventers (BOP) for Cat-D rigs. The agreement has a duration of five years.The scope of work consist of storage and inspection, maintenance and repair…

Aker BP Gets New Drilling Permit from NPD

Aug 06, 2019

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Aker BP  a drilling permit for well 30/12-2 located in the North Sea offshore Norway.Well 30/12-2, to be drilled from the Deepsea Stavanger drilling rig is a wildcat well in production licence 986…

Petronas Signs Offshore Deal with Gabon

Aug 05, 2019

Malaysian oil and gas company Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) has signed an agreement with Gabon for two exploration permits after the African country enacted a new oil law last month.A Bloomberg report quoted Noel Mboumba, Gabon’s petroleum…

Investments in Exploration Drilling to Double

Aug 05, 2019

Rystad Energy sees investments both in offshore and onshore exploration drilling doubling in the next five years, compared to the last five years. Conventional onshore demand will be driven by Asia, Africa and South America.Europe on the other hand…

Seadrill Ivory Coast Contract Terminated

Aug 05, 2019

Seadrill Partners, the deep-water drilling contractor for the petroleum industry, has received an early termination notice from an unnamed operator for the West Vencedor rig contract offshore Ivory Coast.The contract was expected to start in 3Q 2019…

Baker Hughes: U.S. Cuts Rigs for Fifth Straight Week

Aug 02, 2019

U.S. energy firms this week reduced the number of oil rigs operating for a fifth week in a row as most independent producers cut spending even though majors were still pushing ahead with investments in new drilling.Drillers cut six oil rigs in the week to Aug…

Aker BP Granted North Sea Drilling Permit

Aug 02, 2019

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Aker BP, the oil exploration and development company focusing petroleum resources on the Norwegian Continental Shelf,  a drilling permit for well 2/1-17 S located in the North Sea offshore Norway…

Drilling Tool Saves a Wellhead Jetting Trip

Aug 01, 2019

Oilfield services company Churchill Drilling Tools revealed that an operator was able to improve its wellhead base jetting operations by deploying the DAV MX CircSub downhole circulation tool.The client, a major North Sea operator, having completed…

NPD Grants North Sea Drilling Permit to ConocoPhillips

Aug 01, 2019

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS a wildcat drilling permit for well 25/7-7, to be drilled from the Leiv Eiriksson drilling facility.The area in this license consists of parts of blocks 25/7 and 25/10…

ONGC Contracts Shelf Drilling Rigs

Aug 01, 2019

Indian multinational oil and gas company, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) awards driller contracts for pair of units off west coast.Dubai-headquartered offshore driller Shelf Drilling has been awarded contracts for two of its jack-up rigs with ONGC for operations in the Mumbai High…

Tower’s Financial Reprieve in Cameroon

Aug 01, 2019

London-based, independent oil and gas company Tower Resources Plc has sighed with relief after the repayment of its $750,000 short term loan facility was extended to August 31 this year to enable the company finalize arrangements for the drilling…

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