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West Africa's Deepwater Rig Utilization Could Triple by 2022

Oct 04, 2021

Offshore drilling rig contracting activity in West Africa is finally picking up as confidence slowly returns to the region.Esgian has previously reported that the US Gulf of Mexico and Brazil have already witnessed substantial recovery in the deepwater rig market…

Three More Offshore Rigs Return to U.S. Gulf of Mexico

Oct 04, 2021

U.S. energy firms [last] week added oil and natural gas rigs for a fourth week in a row as more storm-hit offshore units resumed service in the Gulf of Mexico, and as crude prices this week hit three-year highs, prompting drillers to return to the wellpad…

Eni CEO, Ivory Coast President Discuss Future Plans for Giant Offshore Discovery

Oct 04, 2021

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara and Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi met Friday to discuss the progress of Eni's activities in the country, following the giant offshore oil discovery of Baleine 1-X. As previously reported, Eni in September announced the major oil discovery in block CI-101…

ADNOC Drilling Shares Soar in Debut for Abu Dhabi's Largest IPO

Oct 04, 2021

ADNOC Drilling shares jumped more than 30% as the unit of Abu Dhabi oil giant ADNOC started trading on Sunday after its $1.1 billion initial public offering (IPO), the largest ever on the Abu Dhabi stock market.ADNOC Drilling, whose share offering attracted more than $34 billion in demand…

Expro, Frank's Merge

Oct 04, 2021

UK-based oilfield services firm Expro and Dutch-based drilling and completions solutions provider Frank’s International have completed the previously announced all-stock merger.The combined company has assumed the Expro Group Holdings name.'This…

MHWirth, Subsea Drilling Systems Merge to Create HMH

Oct 01, 2021

Oilfield services firm Baker Hughes and Norway's Akastor have completed the previously proposed merger of Baker Hughes’ Subsea Drilling Systems (SDS) business with Akastor’s subsidiary, MHWirth AS (MHWirth).MHWirth provides advanced drilling solutions and services…

Petronas Carigali Books Velesto Jack-up Rig

Oct 01, 2021

Malaysian offshore drilling contractor Velesto has received a letter of award from Petronas Carigali for the jack-up drilling rig Naga 2.Under the contract worth $12,4 million, Petronas Carigali will use the Naga 2 rig to drill five wells.Petronas…

COSL Nets Long-term Offshore Drilling Deal with Ithaca Energy

Oct 01, 2021

Offshore drilling contractor COSL Drilling Europe has secured a long-term drilling contract with Ithaca Energy for well operations on the Abigail well and the Captain phase II development in the central North Sea, offshore the UK.COSL Drilling…

Neptune Energy Spuds Dugong Tail Wildcat

Oct 01, 2021

Oil and gas company Neptune Energy has started drilling on the Dugong Tail exploration well in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.Neptune Energy is using the Deepsea Yantai semi-submersible rig for the operation. The same rig was used for the Dugong well last year…

Complying with Court Order, U.S. to Hold Gulf of Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sale in November

Sep 30, 2021

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will hold an oil and gas lease sale for the Gulf of Mexico on November 17, complying with a U.S. District Court order.To remind, the Biden administration had paused all oil and gas leasing activities on federal lands and waters in January…

CNOOC Makes Large Oil Discovery in China's Bohai Bay

Sep 30, 2021

Chinese oil company CNOOC said Thursday it had made a 'large-sized' discovery at Kenli 10-2 site in Bohai Bay, offshore China.The Kenli 10-2 oilfield is located in Laizhou Bay Sag in Southern Bohai Bay, with an average water depth of about 15…

Azerbaijan: Lukoil Buys Into BP's Caspian Sea Project

Sep 29, 2021

Russian oil firm Lukoil has agreed to acquire a stake in a BP-operated offshore project in the Azerbaijan part of the Caspian Sea.Lukoil will take a 25% stake from BP, which will retain a 25% stake and remain the operator of the project called…

TotalEnergies' Appraisal Well Offshore Suriname Fails to Deliver

Sep 29, 2021

TotalEnergies' Keskesi South-1 appraisal well in the Block 58 offshore Suriname has encountered non-commercial quantities of hydrocarbons and the well has been plugged and abandoned.The news was shared on Wednesday by APA Corporation, TotalEnergies' 50 percent partner in the offshore block…

Norway's Socialists Pull Out of Talks to Form Majority Government over Climate Policy

Sep 29, 2021

Norway's Socialist Left Party said on Wednesday it had pulled out of talks to form a majority coalition government following this month's election, a move likely to lead to the formation of a minority centre-left administration.Labour, the Centre…

Malaysia: Icon Offshore Wins More Work for Jack-Up Drilling Rig

Sep 29, 2021

Malaysia's Icon Offshore Berhad has said it has received a letter of award from a 'Petroleum Arrangement Contractor (PAC),' exercising drilling contract extension options for a jack-up drilling rig.The rig is owned by Icon offshore's subsidiary Perisai Offshore…

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