Offshore Drilling News - page 292

 

Lukoil goes horizontal

Jan 10, 2013

Lukoil has conducted a four-well horizontal drilling campaign at the Yu Korchagin field in the northern Caspian Sea. Initial flow rates tested between 4000b/d and 10,000b/d. Recoverable oil reserves at the field are estimated at 360 million barrels.

Rosneft and ExxonMobil

Jan 10, 2013

Rosneft and ExxonMobil have established a joint project to assess the commerciality of tight oil reserves in the Bazhenov and Achimov formations of Western Siberia. ExxonMobil will provide financing up to US$300 million for the program. Drilling is to begin in 2013.

Petrobras strikes oil at Tupi South

Jan 08, 2013

Tupi South discovery may link to Lula field Petrobras has found good quality oil in the Tupi South (Sul de Tupi) area of the Santos Basin pre-salt, the company announced on 8 January 2013.Petrobras said the well encountered reservoirs…

Lundin spuds Sverdrup 16/3-5

Jan 07, 2013

Sverdrup appraisal to probe depth, thicknessBredford DolphinLundin Petroleum AB announced that the wholly owned subsidiary Lundin Norway AS has commenced the drilling of appraisal well 16/3-5 in PL501 on the Johan Sverdrup discovery…

The age of automation

Jan 04, 2013

Automating more of the oil & gas industry's processes will ultimately improve safety. So said several industry leaders during the recent Drilling & Completing Trouble Zones conference in Galveston, Texas. Jennifer Pallanich was there.Baker Hughes' Allen Sinor…

Field of Green

Jan 01, 2013

Helix Energy Solutions Group has encountered 100ft of high-quality net oil pay in the Wang exploration well, 93 miles off the Louisiana coast in Green Canyon block 237. Drilled to a total depth of 18,300ft, Wang will tie-back to the Helix Producer 1 FPU. First production is expected by 2Q 2013.

Dual hits

Jan 01, 2013

Chevron and its 50:50 joint partner Shell have scored two gas finds in the Exmouth Plateau of the Carnavon Basin off Western Australia. Pinhoe-1, drilled to 13,396ft TD, encountered 197ft of net gas pay in the Barrow and Mungaroo Sands. The Arnhem-1…

Platts: Frack water recycling a growing trend

Dec 26, 2012

Ecologix's mobile treatment systemEcologix CEO discusses frack water recycling Platts – Recycling of water used for hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a trend that will inevitably grow as companies realize that they cannot continue…

Talisman, Sinopec complete UK deal

Dec 18, 2012

Sinopec strikes $1.5B deal for Talisman UK JVTalisman Energy has completed its joint venture transaction with Sinopec subsidiary Addax Petroleum UK Limited (APUK) following receipt of government and regulatory approval, the company announced on 17 December 2012…

Dana targets Norwegian prospect

Dec 11, 2012

Transocean BarentsDana Petroleum has started drilling a new prospect in the Norwegian Sea in partnership with the operator Maersk Oil Norway.The drilling rig Transocean Barents has started operations on the Albert prospect in production license PL 513 in the Haltenbanken area…

Zaedyus-2 disappoints

Dec 04, 2012

Stena DrillMaxNo commercial find at Tullow’s Zaedyus-2 well Drilling at Tullow's Zaedyus-2 appraisal well has been completed offshore French Guiana, the company announced on 4 December 2012.The well, drilled 5km up-dip from the Zaedyus-1 discovery by the Stena DrillMax…

Petrobras cancels rig order

Nov 30, 2012

Petrobras cancels rig contract with Ocean Rig Petrobras has cancelled a leasing contract with Ocean Rig, the Brasilian NOC announced on 29 November 2012.Petrobras had announced in February that it planned to lease five drilling rigs…

Brugdan drilling halted

Nov 28, 2012

COSL PioneerOperations have been temporarily suspended on the Brugdan II well offshore Faroe Islands, Statoil announced on 27 November 2012.Statoil and partners ExxonMobil and Atlantic Petroleum made the decision based on expected bad weather this winter…

Saipem nets $500M in drilling contracts

Nov 27, 2012

Saipem has won new onshore drilling contracts worth approximately $500 million, the company announced on 23 November 2012.Saipem will utilize 13 rigs, three of which will be new purpose-built units, for work in Saudi Arabia, South America and Kazakhstan…

BP touts Trinidad gas find

Nov 27, 2012

Photo: BPA new discovery at BP's Savonette field offshore Trinidad has doubled the field's estimated reserves to 2Tcf, the supermajor announced on 19 November 2012.The Savonette 4 exploration well encountered an estimated 1Tcf of gas in two reservoir intervals…

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