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Halliburton Wins Contract from Petrobras

Jul 31, 2019

Oilfield services company Halliburton announced on Wednesday the execution of an integrated services contract with Petrobras for pre-salt development in the Santos Basin offshore Brazil.The two-year and six month contract will provide drilling…

GSP Offshore, Trident Black Sea Bid in Ukraine

Jul 31, 2019

GSP Holding company GSP Offshore SRL is the preferred drilling and engineering services provider of Trident Black Sea, in its bid for the right to negotiate a production sharing agreement (PSA) with the Ukrainian government for the offshore Dolphin block in the northwestern part of the Black Sea…

Borr Drilling Launches US IPO

Jul 30, 2019

Offshore drilling contractor Borr Drilling has launched the initial public offering (IPO) in the United States of 5 million of its common shares on July 29.The drilling company that operates 27 rigs said that the offering of common shares on…

Ocyan Inks First post-'Car Wash' Contract with Petrobras

Jul 29, 2019

Brazil's Petrobras has signed a two-year contract to lease a drilling rig from Ocyan, formerly known as Odebrecht Oleo e Gas, an executive told Reuters, in the first deal between the firms since a corruption scandal erupted five years ago.Petroleo Brasileiro SA…

Qatar Petroleum Enters Guyana

Jul 29, 2019

Qatar Petroleum has entered into an agreement with Total for a share of exploration and production rights in two blocks offshore Guyana in Latin America.Under the agreement, which is subject to customary regulatory approvals by the government of Guyana…

Eastern Med Shaking Up European Energy Politics

Jul 26, 2019

Discoveries of natural gas reserves in the Mediterranean Sea around Egypt, Cyprus, Israel and Greece are shaking up Europe’s energy politics. Traditionally, Russia has been Europe’s main supplier of gas, giving it significant influence over Europe…

Equinor Makes Oil Find at Utsira High

Jul 26, 2019

Equinor and partners Lundin and Spirit Energy have made a small oil discovery in production licence 167 at the Utsira High in the central part of the North Sea.The Lille Prinsen Outer Wedge appraisal well is located about 1 kilometer west of Lille Prinsen Main…

Downhole Cameras: A New Dimension in Wellbore Inspections

Jul 26, 2019

As oil and gas wellbores age, owners need new and better ways to gather – and understand – intelligence about the condition of their assets.Downhole cameras can be useful for finding restrictions in a wellbore during completions, and they can…

Transocean Reports New Contracts

Jul 26, 2019

The world's second largest offshore drilling contractor Transocean has revealed three new contract awards and a pair of extensions for the last quarter in its latest fleet status report.The Switzerland-based offshore driller said in the status…

Eni Finds More Oil Offshore Angola

Jul 25, 2019

Italy's Eni reported good results in its first appraisal well of the Agogo discovery in Block 15/06, offshore Angola.The Agogo-2 well results confirm 650 million barrels of oil in place at the Agogo field and indicate further upside in its northern…

Saipem Draws up Drilling Partners Short List

Jul 25, 2019

Italian oil services group Saipem has drawn up a short list of potential partners for its drilling business as it casts around for joint venture deals to help revive growth.Saipem, controlled by state lender CDP and oil major Eni , makes most…

Eni Announces Gas Find Offshore Vietnam

Jul 24, 2019

Eni's Ken Bau 1X exploration well in block 114 of the Song Hong Basin offshore Vietnam has proven the presence of gas and condensate in the Ken Bau prospect, the Italian supermajor announced on Wednesday.The exploration well was drilled at 95 meters water depth and reached a total depth of 3…

IOG to Spud Harvey Appraisal Well in August

Jul 24, 2019

UK-focused Independent Oil and Gas (IOG) said it plans to spud an appraisal well in the Harvey prospect during the first week of August.The Maersk Resilient is currently due to finish its prior operations over the coming week and start re-locating to Harvey…

Stena Don Refit Completed

Jul 23, 2019

ACO Marine said a new wastewater treatment plant supplied to Damen Verolme Rotterdam has been installed and commissioned on the Stena operated semi-submersible Stena Don.The drilling rig’s existing wastewater treatment plant was heavily corroded and non-compliant with regulation MEPC 227(64)…

Aker BP Finds Oil in Liatårnet Wildcat

Jul 23, 2019

Aker BP has made an oil discovery in an area nicknamed NOAKA near the Alvheim field in the central part of the North Sea, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate confirmed on Tuesday.Aker BP, operator of production licence 442, had announced the discovery earlier in July…

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