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Turkey Set to Begin Drilling off Cyprus

Feb 21, 2019

Turkey will begin drilling for oil and gas near Cyprus in coming days, state-owned news agency Anadolu reported Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu saying on Thursday, a move that could stoke tensions with neighboring Cyprus and Greece.Turkey…

Norway Oil Firms Lower 2019 CapEx Forecast

Feb 21, 2019

Oil and gas companies operating in Norway have lowered their investment forecasts for 2019 to 172.7 billion crowns ($20.06 billion) from 175.3 billion crowns seen in November, a survey by the country's statistics agency (SSB) showed on Thursday…

Stena Forth to Drill Guyana Offshore Well

Feb 21, 2019

Eco Atlantic Oil & Gas Ltd and partners have contracted a rig, the Stena Forth, to drill the Jethro-Lobe prospect on the Orinduik block, offshore Guyana.'Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas, along with its partners in the Orinduik Block, offshore Guyana…

Shell, Repsol Team Up Offshore Bulgaria

Feb 20, 2019

Bulgaria has given permission to Royal Dutch Shell to transfer 20 percent of the rights to explore a block off its Black Sea coastline for gas and oil to Spain's Repsol, the government said on Wednesday.In December, Shell was allowed to transfer…

Neptune Energy to Present Plan for Norway Fields

Feb 20, 2019

Operator Neptune Energy will on Thursday present investment plans for two Norwegian oil and gas fields, the country's energy ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.The plan for Duva (previously known as Cara) and Gjoea P1 amount to almost 10 billion crowns ($1…

Oil Dips After Record U.S. Shale Forecast

Feb 20, 2019

U.S. sanctions on Iran, Venezuela tighten markets, but soaring U.S. shale output offsets some of the disruption.Oil fell on Wednesday after the U.S. government said shale output would rise to a record next month, denting a rally that sent prices to their highest this year…

Keppel Delivers Jack-up Rig to Grupo R

Feb 20, 2019

Singapore's Keppel FELS has delivered the jackup rig, Cantarell IV, to Grupo R with a perfect safety record.The wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M) said that as part of the deal, Grupo R has entered into a sale and leaseback agreement with FELS Asset…

Transocean Automates Six Floaters

Feb 19, 2019

The international offshore drilling contractor Transocean has entered into an agreement with Equinor to license and install Automated Drilling Control (ADC) systems on four high-specification, harsh environment rigs currently on contract in…

Noble Buys New Jack-up from PaxOcean

Feb 15, 2019

London-based offshore drilling contractor Noble Corporation has bought a second newbuild Gusto MSC CJ46 design jack-up rig from the Singapore shipyard PaxOcean Group for $83.75 million.  Like the Noble Johnny Whitstine, which the UK offshore…

Aker Energy Eyes IPO

Feb 14, 2019

Norwegian oil company Aker said on Thursday that its exploration start-up in Ghana will submit development plans to Ghanaian authorities in March and the parent will then decide whether to sell stakes via an initial public offering or other means…

New Leadership at MHWirth

Feb 14, 2019

German drilling equipment and machinery company MHWirth, a unit of Akastor ASA, has appointed Merrill A. “Pete” Miller Jr. as Executive Chairman and Eirik Bergsvik as CEO.Akastor Chairman Kristian Røkke said, 'Pete Miller has an incredible track…

Rowan Relentless Gets Extension from Exxon Mobil

Feb 14, 2019

Global offshore contract driller Rowan Companies announced that ExxonMobil has exercised the third of four options for the Rowan Relentless, an R-Class ultra-deepwater drillship.The option will be used for operations in the US Gulf of Mexico and has an expected duration of 180 days…

Ocean Apex to Drill at Ironbark

Feb 13, 2019

Semi-submersible drilling rig Ocean Apex, operated by Diamond Drilling, has been contracted by BP Developments Australia, for the drilling of the Ironbark prospect in exploration permit WA-359-P, in the Carnarvon Basin offshore Western Australia…

Petronas Contracts Rowan Drillship

Feb 13, 2019

Offshore driller Rowan Companies announced Tuesday that its R-Class ultra-deepwater drillship Rowan Renaissance has been awarded a one-well contract to drill offshore Mexico for PC Carigali Mexico Operations, S.A. de C.V. (Petronas).The contract…

Velesto Gets Contract Extension from Hess

Feb 12, 2019

Malaysian drilling contactor Velesto Drilling said that the oil company Hess Exploration and Production Malaysia has extended the contract for the Naga 8 jack-up drilling rig in North Malay Basin, Malaysia.Naga 8 jack-up rig is owned by Velesto Drilling (previously known as UMW Offshore Drilling)…

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