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Corallian Spuds Wick Well

Dec 27, 2018

Private U.K. oil and gas exploration and appraisal company Corallian Energy reported that drilling of the Wick exploration well (11/24b-4) commenced on Tuesday offshore the U.K.Corallian is exploration operator for Licence P2235 with 40 percent interest…

Lamprell Gets LOI to Build Jackup Pair

Dec 27, 2018

Lamprell announced it has received a letter of intent (LOI) from International Maritime Industries Company (IMI), the Saudi maritime joint venture in which Lamprell is a partner, confirming the intent to award Lamprell the contract for the construction and delivery of two jackup drilling units…

Faroe to Plug and Abandon Cassidy Exploration Well

Dec 27, 2018

Independent oil and gas company Faroe Petroleum announced the Cassidy exploration well in the Norwegian North Sea will be plugged and abandoned following 'disappointing' results.The well 8/10-7S within the PL405 Oda licence encountered 13 meters of water bearing Jurassic Ula formation sandstones…

SOCAR Installs New Platform at Bulla-Deniz

Dec 26, 2018

A new stationary drilling platform was commissioned on Monday at the Bulla-Deniz offshore field in Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea.The platform was built by SOCAR Oil and Gas Construction Trust and projected by the in-house Oil & Gas Research and Design Institute…

World's Largest Semi-Sub Arrives at Kishorn

Dec 26, 2018

Scotland's Kishorn Port Ltd (KPL) said it will host the world's largest semi-submersible offshore drilling rig, the 60,800-metric-ton Ocean GreatWhite, for preparation work ahead of a drilling contract in the North Sea early in 2019.The Diamond…

Exxon Continues Drilling Offshore Guyana

Dec 26, 2018

Exxon Mobil Corp said on Wednesday its oil drilling and development activities offshore Guyana were unaffected despite neighboring Venezuela's navy stopping two seismic survey vessels the company had hired.The closest of 10 oil finds Exxon has…

Caspian is Key for Lukoil

Dec 24, 2018

Alexander Oboronkov leapt at the chance to work on the Filanovsky platform after it was launched in 2016, keen to see Russia's largest Caspian Sea oilfield in action.The Filanovsky oilfield, along with the nearby Korchagin and Rakushechnoye fields…

Rowan Secures Rig Work in Trinidad

Dec 24, 2018

Rowan Companies plc announced Monday it has secured a new contract for the jackup rig Ralph Coffman and a contract extension for another  jackup Joe Douglas.The Ralph Coffman, a 240-C Class harsh environment jack-up rig, has been awarded a 180…

PGNIG to Drill Well in Norway

Dec 23, 2018

Polish Oil and Gas Company (PGNiG) said that PGNiG Upstream Norway AS has acquired a detailed 2D seismic image, which will facilitate the selection of a drilling location in the Shrek prospect within the PL838 licence area.The Polish natural…

Cutting Completions Costs with a Single Trip

Dec 21, 2018

While the offshore industry has focused on cutting costs, Weatherford – known primarily as a land-based completions company – has invested heavily in building an offshore completions line.Mark Hopmann, Weatherford’s Completions president, says…

Borr Drilling Deploys IFS Applications

Dec 20, 2018

The global enterprise applications company IFS announced that international offshore drilling contractor Borr Drilling has deployed IFS Applications to improve operations and optimize its IT landscape.The enterprise software company said in…

BigLift Transports 11,700mt Jackup

Dec 20, 2018

A 11,700mt jackup platform was transported aboard module carrier BigLift Barentsz from Flushing, The Netherlands to its destination west of Africa. The October journey was completed within three weeks.Design and engineering, procurement and…

Eni Makes Discovery Offshore Indonesia

Dec 19, 2018

Italian oil and gas company Eni has discovered more gas near the Merakes field offshore Indonesia.Eni said on Wednesday it successfully drilled a well in the East Sepinggan block offshore Kalimantan to a depth of 3,400 m MD in 1,592 m of water…

Rowan Scores Guyana Contract

Dec 18, 2018

Rowan Companies plc announced that the Ralph Coffman, a 240-C Class harsh environment jack-up rig, has been awarded a one-well contract from CGX Resources in Guyana for an estimated duration of 60 days. The contract is expected to commence in the second quarter of 2019…

DNO Buys More Faroe Shares

Dec 18, 2018

Norwegian oil firm DNO has bought another 914,732 shares in Faroe Petroleum at 151.6 pence each, it said on Tuesday.The purchase, at just below the 152 pence per share price it has offered in a takeover bid for Faroe, adds slightly to DNO's stake…

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