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Ocean Rig wins Total drilling contract

Jul 23, 2013

Ocean Rig UDW Inc. signed a contract with Total E&P Angola, for its ultra deepwater drillship, Ocean Rig Skyros. The contract is for five wells or a minimum of 275 days for drilling offshore West Africa, with an estimated backlog of about US $190 million…

BassDrill undergoes name change

Jul 23, 2013

Houston-based BassDrill Ltd. is changing its name to Atlantica Tender Drilling Ltd.  This change is part of a larger rebranding effort designed to reflect the growing strength of the company. “Atlantica is the name given to an ancient…

Lundin spuds well on Biotitt prospect

Jul 23, 2013

Lundin Petroleum AB (Lundin Petroleum) began drilling of exploration well 16/4-7 in PL544. The well will target the Biotitt prospect, which is located some 35 km south of the Edvard Grieg Field and 46 km southwest of the Johan Sverdrup Field…

West Tellus wins first contract with Chevron

Jul 22, 2013

Seadrill has signed a contract with Chevron China Energy Company for the newbuild ultra-deepwater drillship West Tellus in support of Chevron's affiliated global exploration program. The contract will start in China immediately on shipyard delivery of the unit…

Dunquin disappoints but Irish hunt continues

Jul 22, 2013

A partner on the 44/23-1 Dunquin North exploration well being drilled by ExxonMobil offshore Ireland says the reservoir is water bearing. Providence Resources, which holds a 16% interest in frontier exploration license 3/04, containing Dunquin…

Baker Hughes Introduces Well Count for US

Jul 19, 2013

Baker Hughes Inc.  has introduced the Baker Hughes Well Count, a new index that provides key U.S. onshore well count data. The proprietary count will be available on a quarterly basis.  The Baker Hughes Well Count is a natural extension of the Baker Hughes Rig Count…

Robbins & Myers adds three businesses to its NOV Mono division

Jul 18, 2013

After closing its US$2.5 billion acquisition of well-drilling equipment parts provider Robbins & Myers, Houston-based National Oilwell Varco (NOV) adds three more businesses to its NOV Mono division: Moyno Inc., Chemineer Inc., and Tarby Inc…

Kenya forges ahead

Jul 18, 2013

Recent offshore drilling by Apache and Anadarko help gauge the potential of the Lamu basin. Vision 2030 is Kenya’s development strategy which aims to transform the economy and “create a globally competitive and prosperous nation with a high quality of life by 2030…

Mozambique rising

Jul 17, 2013

All eyes are on Mozambique as significant natural gas finds are set to turn the East African country into a major LNG player, but are oil riches on the horizon? Mozambique’s prolific Rovuma basin holds 12 offshore discoveries within a 50km radius…

Lundin spuds Gohta well

Jul 16, 2013

Lundin Petroleum AB commenced drilling of exploration well 7120/1-3 in PL492 in the Barents Sea. The well will target the Gohta prospect, which is located 150km northwest of the Norwegian coast, approximately 185km northwest of Hammerfest…

Premier sells Vietnam subsidiary

Jul 16, 2013

London-based Premier Oil plc announced it will sell its 100% stake in subsidiary Premier Oil Vietnam South BV (POVS) for a consideration of US$100 million. POVS holds 30% interest in Block 07/03 off Vietnam, which is located in the Nam Con Son Basin…

Thai prospect disappoints

Jul 15, 2013

Salamander Energy plc announced that its G4/50-4 exploration well on the Rayong prospect in the Gulf of Thailand has been plugged and abandoned following disappointing results. The well, which was drilled to a total vertical depth of 1889m by the Atwood Mako jackup…

Seadrill orders four more UDW drillships

Jul 15, 2013

Seadrill Ltd has entered into turnkey contracts to build four new ultra-deepwater drillships. Two drillships will be built at the DSME yard and the other two at the Samsung yard, in South Korea. The project value price is estimated to be…

Eni to drill off Cyprus in 2014

Jul 11, 2013

Eni’s CEO Paolo Scaroni, and COO of Exploration & Production Claudio Descalzi,  met with Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades in the town of Nicosia today (July 11) in order to discuss the Italian explorer’s current and future local projects…

Analysis: Independents’ frontier successes ramp wider offshore activity

Jul 10, 2013

Analysis: Perspectives Independent oil companies have led the way opening new frontiers in recent years, but this may change as companies of all sizes have locked-up huge swathes of frontier acreage, creating opportunities for exploration-driven deals…

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