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Baker Hughes introduces StayCool cutters

Oct 01, 2013

Baker Hughes Inc. announced the availability of its StayCool™ multidimensional cutter, which helps operators drill to total depth faster and more cost effectively by extending cutter life and footage per run. Used exclusively on the Hughes…

Salamander plugs Thai prospect

Sep 30, 2013

Salamander Energy plugged and abandoned its offshore Ayutthaya exploration well prospect in Block G4/50 in the Gulf of Thailand as a dry hole.  Ayutthaya is located less than 1 mi. northeast of the recent Surin oil discovery. The well was spud earlier this month…

BPZ spuds well off Peru

Sep 30, 2013

Drilling has begun on Houston-based BPZ Energy's A-18D development well at the Albacora field platform, located off Peru in Block Z-1. Drilling and completion is expected to take up to 12 weeks. Targeted depth of the well will be approximately 12…

W&T picks up Dantzler stake

Sep 30, 2013

W&T Offshore announced that it has acquited 20% interest in the Noble Energy's Dantzler prospect in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. The Dantzler prospect is located in Mississippi Canyon blocks 738/782 off Louisiana. Noble has begun drilling…

Successful appraisal for Johan Sverdrup

Sep 30, 2013

Lundin Norway AS struck a 6m (20 mi.) oil column through completion of Johan Sverdrup (formerly Avaldsnes/Aldous) appraisal well 16/5-4, located in the southwestern part of PL501. The discovery found an oil-filled reservoir section of excellent quality sand with a very high net-to-gross ratio…

ATCE13: Schlumberger releases HD imaging-while-drilling service

Sep 30, 2013

Schlumberger announced today the release of the MicroScope high-definition (HD) imaging-while-drilling service. The MicroScope HD service provides logging-while-drilling (LWD) imaging for reservoir description to enable detailed fracture…

Diamond Offshore CEO to retire

Sep 28, 2013

Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. has announced that Lawrence R. Dickerson, President and Chief Executive Officer, has decided to retire after more than 30 years of service. 'I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Larry for the past 25 years…

Njord, Hyme off production until 2014

Sep 27, 2013

Statoil ASA is extending its production stoppage in the Njord oilfield, located in the Norwegian Sea, to reinforce a drilling platform. Production was originally halted on July 27 due to some small deformations found in some beams and other structural elements in the deck framing…

Statoil in third discovery off Canada

Sep 26, 2013

Statoil ASA discovered between 300-600MMbo recoverable in its first Bay du Nord exploration well, located 500km (310 mi.) northeast of St. John’s, Newfoundland. 'It is exciting that Statoil is opening a new basin offshore Newfoundland…

SEG13: ION introduces Narwhal ice management system

Sep 26, 2013

ION Geophysical Corp. is showing its new Narwhal integrated ice management system at the 2013 SEG Annual Meeting in Houston this week. The tool is designed to improve seismic data acquisition and drilling operations, while operating in arctic environments and provides ice visualization…

Iskrystall wildcat proves gas

Sep 23, 2013

Statoil ASA, along with partners Eni Norge and Petoro, made a gas discovery at the Iskrystall prospect on PL608 off Norway in the Barents Sea. The well is approximately 30km southwest of 7220/8-1 Johan Castberg and about 240km north of Hammerfest…

Noble drilling off Nicaragua

Sep 19, 2013

Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc.'s Ocean Saratoga semisubmersible drilling rig spudded a well on Noble Energy's Tyra Bank concession off Nicaragua in mid August. The rig is under contract to Noble Energy for US$323,000/d and is expected to finish in late November…

Salamander spuds exploration well offshore Thailand

Sep 18, 2013

Salamander Energy plc announced the spud of an exploration well in Block G4/50, Gulf of Thailand targeting the Ayutthaya prospect. Ayutthaya is located in the Western Central sub-basin, less than one mi northeast of the recent Surin oil discovery…

Eni Australia announces Timor Sea plans

Sep 13, 2013

Ernie Delfoes, managing director of Eni’s Australian division, announced that the company plans to spend up to US$230 million drilling in the Timor Sea over the next 18 months. On April 13, Eni was awarded an exploration production sharing contract in the Timor Sea…

Noble finds GOM gas

Sep 11, 2013

Noble Energy Inc. has hit 50ft of net natural gas pay in a high-quality Miocene reservoir at its Troubadour prospect in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. The well was drilled to a total depth of 19,510ft by the ultradeepwater semisubmersible ENSCO 8501…

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