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Neodrill Bags Three New Projects

Mar 06, 2019

Norway-based offshore services company and provider of drilling technology products, Neodrill AS announced three new project wins.New contracts include projects with Repsol, Total and DEA Group. Neodrill’s pre-rig well construction with CAN…

Jersey Commences Drilling at Verbier Well

Mar 05, 2019

British independent North Sea focused upstream oil and gas company, Jersey Oil and Gas said that drilling operations have now begun for the Verbier appraisal well, in the UK North Sea.'The drilling operations have commenced on well 20/05b-14 on UK Seaward Licence P2170…

Energean Starts Israel Drilling Campaign

Mar 04, 2019

Mediterranean focused oil and gas producer Energean announced Monday that it has commenced its 2019 drilling program offshore Israel, which will consist of three development wells and Karish North.Following this four well campaign, Energean…

Aker Energy Hits Oil Offshore Ghana

Mar 04, 2019

Aker Energy, as the operator of the Deepwater Tano Cape Three Points (DWT/CTP) block, announced Monday that it encountered oil in the Pecan South-1A well south of the main Pecan field offshore Ghana.Aker Energy said it is in the process of analyzing…

PSA Concludes West Phoenix Fire Probe

Mar 04, 2019

An investigation into the November 2018 fire aboard the mobile drilling facility West Phoenix has uncovered the cause of the incident as well as several regulation breaches, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) said on Monday.The fire…

EnQuest Gets First Dibs on Seapulse Finds

Mar 04, 2019

British oil producer EnQuest has sealed a deal with explorer Seapulse that will put it first in line to help develop over four billion barrels' worth of prospective resources the company is investigating, Seapulse said.EnQuest, which at a market cap of around $437 million is saddled with over $1…

Equinor Makes Visund Discovery

Mar 04, 2019

Equinor has, together with partners Petoro, ConocoPhillips and Repsol, made an oil discovery from the Visund A platform in the Telesto exploration well in the northern part of the North Sea. The resources are estimated at 12-28 million barrels of recoverable oil…

US Rig Count Lowest Since May 2018

Mar 01, 2019

U.S. energy firms this week cut the number of oil rigs operating to the lowest in almost nine months as some producers follow through on plans to cut spending despite an over 20-percent increase crude futures so far this year.Drillers cut 10 oil rigs in the week to March 1…

Impact Monitoring: Cut Downtime and Cost

Mar 01, 2019

Anyone who works in business knows the importance of following processes to achieve successful outcomes. When it comes to the oil and gas industry, one misstep, change or delay can throw the entire process off, rendering resources useless and costing a company thousands…

Weatherford Unveils Automated MPD Riser System

Mar 01, 2019

Billing it as Industry 4.0, Weatherford launched its automated managed pressure drilling (MPD) riser system in Houston this week. The automated riser system combines with artificial intelligence, condition-based maintenance and additional sensors to speed operations…

Oil Steady, Supported by OPEC Cuts

Mar 01, 2019

Record U.S. output, exports offset some of OPEC's cuts.Oil prices were broadly steady on Friday as surging U.S. supply and concerns of a global economic slowdown were offset by falling OPEC output.International Brent crude futures were at $66…

Northern Wins Lundin Drilling Contract

Mar 01, 2019

Offshore driller Northern Drilling, part of John Fredriksen's Seadrill, has won a contract for its harsh environment newbuild semi-submersible rig West Bollsta with Lundin Petroleum in Norway.The drilling for ten-well program includes the development…

DOE Chief Perry: OPEC Bill Could Spike Oil Prices

Feb 28, 2019

The United States needs to be cautious about pending legislation that would allow the Justice Department to sue OPEC and other oil producers over supply cuts because it could result in higher prices in the long term, U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said on Thursday…

CNPC to Develop New Shale Oilfield

Feb 28, 2019

China's state-owned CNPC has started developing a new offshore shale oilfield near the Bohai Rim Basin, the company said via its official newspaper on Thursday.CNPC aims to produce 50,000 tonnes of shale oil from the Bohai Rim Basin in 2019…

ExxonMobil Finds Natural Gas Off Cyprus

Feb 28, 2019

U.S. oil and gas major Exxon Mobil Corp said on Thursday it had found natural gas offshore Cyprus, a region already known for some of the world's largest such discoveries.The east Mediterranean island is located in the Levant basin, where both…

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