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Enhanced Drilling, Transocean Develop Enhanced Kick Detection System

Mar 23, 2021

Norwegian offshore drilling technology and equipment company Enhanced Drilling has, in partnership with offshore drilling contractor Transocean, developed a system called Enhanced Kick Detection (EKD), which enables rapid kick detection in drilling…

Chrysaor's First Operated Well Off Norway Disappoints

Mar 23, 2021

Chrysaor's first operated well offshore Norway has failed to unearth enough hydrocarbons to warrant development and will be plugged and abandoned.To remind, OKEA, Chrysaor's partner in the offshore license PL973, last week said that the well…

Equinor Adds Another Well to Odfjell Drilling Rig's Scope

Mar 22, 2021

Just days after exercising a one-well option for Odfjell Drilling's Deepsea Atlantic semi-submersible drilling rig, Norway's oil and gas firm Equinor has exercised another one.The offshore drilling company said Monday: 'Further to our press…

Norway: OMV Gets OK for Ommadawn Drilling

Mar 22, 2021

Austrian oil and gas company OMV has secured regulatory consent to drill an offshore well at the Ommadawn prospect in the North Sea, offshore Norway.Norway's offshore safety body the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway said Friday it has given…

Vantage Drilling to Manage Seadrill Partners' Rigs as Court Grants Approval

Mar 22, 2021

Offshore drilling contractor Vantage Drilling has received court approval for a previously proposed deal which entails Vantage managing some of the rigs owned by Seadrill Partners.Vantage said Friday it had has entered into a Framework Agreement…

Aker BP Extends Deepsea Nordkapp Offshore Rig Contract by One Year

Mar 22, 2021

Norwegian oil company Aker BP has exercised the second one-year option for the extension of the contract for Odfjell Drilling's Deepsea Nordkapp semi-submersible drilling rig.The extension will begin after the expiry of the first optional period in June 2022…

Offshore Vessel Owner Buys 1% in Offshore Driller Noble

Mar 22, 2021

S.D Standard Drilling Plc, a Cyprus-based, Oslo-listed offshore vessel owner, said Monday it had purchased 500,000 shares, corresponding to 1% ownership, in offshore driller Noble Corp, at USD 18.5 per share.'Noble completed its restructuring- and Chapter 11 process on 5 February 2021…

Odfjell Drilling Bags 5-Year Drilling & Maintenance Contract on TAQA's North Sea Platforms

Mar 19, 2021

UAE-based oil and gas company TAQA has awarded Odfjell Drilling a contract for platform drilling & maintenance services on its UK North Sea platforms.The five-year contract covers services aboard the North Cormorant, Harding, Tern Alpha, Brae Alpha…

Report: EU Stops Sanctions on Turkey Oil Execs

Mar 19, 2021

The European Union has frozen plans to blacklist more senior executives at Turkey’s state-owned Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPAO), four diplomats said, in the clearest sign that a diplomatic offensive by Ankara this year is bearing fruit…

Opinion: Why Explorers are Not Targeting More Gas in Response to Energy Transition

Mar 19, 2021

There has been much talk about natural gas as a transition fuel, primarily in helping to lower emissions and pollution by displacing coal in power generation, but also in complementing intermittent renewables, and targeting the (blue) hydrogen economy in the longer term…

OSSO's Tech to Keep Neptune's Offshore Drilling Tools Cool

Mar 18, 2021

Oil and gas services and technology company OSSO, specializing in fluid temperature control and separation solutions, has been awarded a contract by oil company Neptune Energy, to deploy its high volume mud cooler and AutoCUL technology at the Seagull project in the UK North Sea…

More Work for Odfjell Drilling's Offshore Rig with Equinor

Mar 17, 2021

Norwegian oil company Equinor has exercised its option to add one more well to Odfjell Drilling's Deepsea Atlantic offshore drilling rig contract.Odfjell Drilling said Wednesday the well had been exercised under the Continued Optionality mechanism…

Wintershall Dea Gets Approval for Norwegian Sea Appraisal Well

Mar 17, 2021

Oil company Wintershall Dea has obtained a drilling permit for the well 6406/3-10 A in the Norwegian Sea.The well will be drilled using Odfjell Drilling's Deepsea Aberdeen semi-submersible drilling rig, after the completion of the drilling of…

Serica Energy Spuds Columbus Field Development Well. First Oil in Q4

Mar 17, 2021

UK-based oil company Serica Energy has spudded the Columbus 23/16f-CDev1 development well in the UK Central North Sea.Using the Maersk Resilient jack-up drilling rig, Serica will drill the offshore well to a total depth of 17,600ft and will include a 5…

Chrysaor's First Operated Well Off Norway Shows Hydrocarbons Traces

Mar 17, 2021

UK oil and gas firm Chyrsaor has found hydrocarbon traces at the Jerv offshore exploration well; its first operated well in Norway.According to OKEA, Chysaor's partner in the offshore production license PL973 where the well is located, 'hydrocarbons…

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