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W&T Strikes Oil in US Gulf of Mexico

Jun 06, 2019

Oil and natural gas producer W&T Offshore has discovered oil at the Gladden Deep prospect in Mississippi Canyon block 800 in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.W&T is operator of the well, which is one of 14 planned for the drilling program under the Monza JV…

Expanding into a Temporary Abandonment Solution

Jun 05, 2019

Deepwater drilling activities require contingencies for temporary abandonment of the well, sometimes necessitated by wellhead change outs or riser work, and sometimes by Mother Nature.Existing mechanical solutions can struggle with restrictions inside the riser or seabed structure…

Kongsberg Package for Awilco Newbuild

Jun 05, 2019

A new, state-of-the-art semi-submersible drilling rig being built by Keppel Offshore & Marine for Awilco Drilling will feature an integrated equipment suite from Kongsberg Maritime.Kongsberg said the milestone order from Keppel is its first…

Stena Drillship Gains Cyber Secure Notation

Jun 04, 2019

Classification society DNV GL reports it has signed a contract for the first Cyber Secure class notation with Stena Drilling. The contract covers the application of the “Basic+” notation to the drillship Stena IceMAX and includes the vessel’s dynamic positioning…

Capricorn to Drill Lynghaug Prospect

Jun 04, 2019

Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority has given the green light to Cairn subsidiary Capricorn Norge to drill a well in block 6508/1 in the Norwegian Sea.The consent applies to the drilling of exploration well 6508/1-3 in a prospect named Lynghaug…

Aker BP Comes Up Dry at Freke-Garm

Jun 04, 2019

Oil firm Aker BP has come up dry in the Freke-Garm exploration well in the North Sea, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate said on Tuesday.The wildcat well 15/6-15 was drilled by the Deepsea Stavanger drilling facility, about 15 kilometers northeast…

Eni Makes Fifth Oil Find Offshore Angola

Jun 04, 2019

Italian oil and gas company Eni has made the fifth oil discovery in one year in Block 15/06, through the Agidigbo-1 NFW well in Angola's deep offshore.It follows the discoveries of Kalimba, Afoxé, Agogo and Ndungu. The five discoveries altogether are estimated to contain up to 1…

Chevron Starts Gorgon Stage Two Drilling

Jun 04, 2019

Chevron Australia and the Gorgon joint venture participants have started the Gorgon Stage 2 drilling campaign off the northwest coast of Western Australia.Gorgon Stage Two is an expansion of the existing subsea gas gathering network on the Chevron…

Hess Charters Maersk Rig for Jill Wildcat

May 31, 2019

American independent Hess has chartered the Maersk Resilient jackup rig to drill the Jill exploration well in License 6/16 in the Danish North Sea, Maersk Drilling announced on Friday.The work is expected to commence in September this year, with an estimated duration of 35 days…

Total Plans to Produce at Absheron in 2021

May 30, 2019

French oil firm Total plans to start production at Azerbaijan's Absheron gas field in the Caspian Sea in 2021 after getting positive results from the drilling of a first well, a senior company official told Reuters.The decision to start production at the field…

Lukoil 2020 Capex May Exceed $8 Bln

May 30, 2019

Russian oil producer Lukoil's capital expenditure may exceed $8 billion next year, the company's Vice President Pavel Zhdanov said on Thursday.The oil producer sees its capex at between 475 billion and 500 billion roubles this year, depending on the global oil deal between OPEC and its allies…

Norway Oil Workers Threaten Strike

May 29, 2019

Around 200 Norwegian offshore oil and gas workers plan to go on strike on June 4 unless pay negotiations lead to a deal with employers, the Lederne labour union said on Wednesday.A strike would hit seven offshore fields and at least two of those would have to shut production…

Dolphin Drilling Axes Management Team

May 28, 2019

Norwegian offshore driller Dolphin Drilling announced Tuesday that it has terminated its top brass, including its CEO and CFO, amid ongoing restructuring efforts.The secured lenders have communicated that the new company's new CEO will be Bjørnar…

Mohawk Energy Receives 'Sizeable' Investment

May 28, 2019

Expandable tubular well solutions specialist Mohawk Energy said it has received an investment from private equity firm Buckthorn Partners to support its domestic and international growth ambitions.The Houston-based company provides expandable solutions in pursuit of well integrity…

A New Well, a New Offshore Bonanza

May 28, 2019

Whatever its investments in wind, Equinor on Monday received a much anticipated greenlight to drill for oil in a mature quadrant of the North Sea, where success with the drill bit could again change field economics for the giant Johan Sverdrup field — and other…

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