Offshore Drilling News - page 3

 

Shell, Deltic to Drill 'High-impact' Pensacola Well in UK North Sea in 2022

Mar 29, 2021

UK oil company Deltic Energy and oil major Shell have decided to drill what Deltic says is a potentially transformational Pensacola well in the North Sea, off the UK in 2022.Shell as the operator, and Deltic as its partner, in the Licence P2252 in the North Sea…

Equinor Gets Green Light to Drill Barents Sea Well

Mar 29, 2021

Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor has won a drilling permit to drill an appraisal well in the Barents Sea, offshore Norway.The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD), which granted the permit, said Equinor would drill the well, formally known as well 7322/6-1 S…

Maersk Drilling to Reactivate Jack-up Rig to Support Aker BP's Valhall Field Work

Mar 29, 2021

Danish offshore drilling firm Maersk Drilling has won a contract with the Norwegian oil company Aker BP for the ultra-harsh environment jack-up rig Maersk Reacher.Aker BP will use the Maersk Reacher to assist with well intervention, stimulation…

Malaysia: ConocoPhillips Books Velesto Jack-Up Rig

Mar 26, 2021

Malaysian offshore drilling company Velesto said Friday it had secured a drilling contract with ConocoPhillips in Malaysia.The contract is for Velesto's jack-up drilling rig NAGA 7. The estimated value of the contract is around $8 million.Under the contract…

West Mira Offshore Rig to Resume Drilling by Mid-April after Dropped X-mas Tree Incident

Mar 26, 2021

Offshore drilling rig contractor Northern Ocean expects its West Mira drilling rig to return to work by mid-April after it last week experienced an incident in which some production equipment was dropped to the seabed, off Norway.'During the…

Lundin Makes Minor Oil Find Off Norway. Eyes Tie-in to Solveig Field

Mar 26, 2021

Swedish oil company Lundin Energy has made a minor oil discovery in the North Sea, offshore Norway.The Norwegian Petroleum Director said Friday that Lundin's Norwegian subsidiary Lundin Energy Norge had completed the drilling of the wildcat well 16/4-13 S…

Offshore Drillers Noble Corporation, Pacific Drilling Agree to Merge

Mar 25, 2021

Offshore drilling companies Noble Corporation and Pacific Drilling said Thursday they'd entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Noble will acquire Pacific Drilling in an all-stock transaction.  'The definitive merger agreement…

Petrobel Awards 2-year Extension for Shelf Drilling's Jack-up Rig

Mar 25, 2021

Jack-up drilling contractor Shelf Drilling has been awarded a two-year contract extension for its Trident 16 jack-up drilling rig.The Oslo-listed company said the contract extension was with Egypt's Belayim Petroleum Company (“Petrobel”) for operations in the Gulf of Suez offshore Egypt…

Equinor Gets Nod to Use Transocean Semi at Gullfaks Field

Mar 24, 2021

Norwegian energy company Equinor has been granted consent to use the Transcoean Norge semi-submersible drilling rig for drilling and well operations on the Gullfaks field, in the North Sea, off Norway.The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway, which…

Petronas Hires Velesto Jack-Up Rig Duo

Mar 24, 2021

Malaysian drilling contactor Velesto Drilling has won two offshore drilling rig contracts with Petronas Carigali.Under the contracts valued at $20.76 million in total, Petronas Carigali will hire Velesto's jack-up rigs Naga 2 and Naga 5.The Naga 2 jack-up…

ASCO to Support INEOS' First Offshore Drilling Operation in Norway

Mar 24, 2021

Offshore oil and gas logistics company ASCO Norge has won a contract as the preferred base supplier for INEOS Oil & Gas Norway’s first drilling operation on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.ASCO Norge AS will be responsible for the delivery of…

Borr Drilling Wins New Rig Contracts, Extensions Worth $48M

Mar 24, 2021

Shallow water drilling rig contractor Borr Drilling said Wednesday it had entered into agreements potentially adding a total of $48 million over approximately 590 days to its rig contract backlog.For the jack-up rig 'Natt' Borr Drilling has…

Equinor, Partners Make 'Significant' Oil Find in Mature Area Off Norway

Mar 24, 2021

Norwegian oil firm Equinor, with its partners Vår Energi, Idemitsu Petroleum, and Neptune Energy, said Wednesday it had made the biggest discovery this year offshore Norway.Preliminary estimates place the discovery size between 12 and 19 million standard cubic meters of recoverable oil equivalent…

Beach Energy Strikes Gas in Otway Basin, Offshore Australia

Mar 23, 2021

Australian oil and gas company Beach Energy said Monday it had made a gas discovery at the Artisan-1 exploration well located offshore Victoria Otway Basin in Australia.The Artisan 1 exploration well was spudded by the Diamond Offshore Ocean Onyx rig on February 23…

Offshore Drilling Market Poised for Growth, Rystad Says

Mar 23, 2021

Norwegian energy intelligence group Rystad Energy expects to see an increase in offshore wells drilled this year and the next one, compared to 2020, when the number was hit by low oil prices and the pandemic.Now, with oil and gas demand recovering supported by vaccinations and OPEC+ supply cuts…

Current News

Second Casualty Recovered from Capsized Lift Boat, 11 Still Missing

Second Casualty Recovered from Capsized Lift Boat, 11 Still Missing

US Interior Dept Revokes Trump Energy Policies, Focuses on Climate

US Interior Dept Revokes Trump Energy Policies, Focuses on Climate

GPS' "Chemical Mist" Cuts Methane Emissions

GPS' "Chemical Mist" Cuts Methane Emissions

Petrobras, Partners Decide on Partial "Devolution" of Libra Offshore Area

Petrobras, Partners Decide on Partial "Devolution" of Libra Offshore Area

Subscribe for OE Digital E‑News

Offshore Engineer Magazine