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Valaris to Provide Offshore Drilling Rig for Dutch CO2 Storage Project

Sep 21, 2021

Offshore drilling company Valaris has won a contract with oil firm TAQA offshore the Netherlands for Valaris JU-123 offshore drilling rig.The contract for the heavy-duty harsh environment jack-up rig is expected to start in the fourth quarter of 2021…

Lebanon's Prime Minister Seeks Clarification over Halliburton's Offshore Drilling Deal in Israel

Sep 20, 2021

Lebanon's Prime Minister Najib Mikati has asked his foreign minister to seek clarification from the international community after Israel granted U.S. oilfield services group Halliburton an offshore drilling contract in the Mediterranean.Lebanon…

Safety Milestone for Japan Drilling Company's Jack-up Rig

Sep 20, 2021

Offshore drilling firm Japan Drilling Company said last week that its jack-up drilling rig Hakuryu-11 had reached a safety milestone.Namely, the rig has managed to achieve a three-year milestone of No Recordable Incident Record - for the September 14…

Shell, Deltic Complete Site Survey at High-impact North Sea Well Site

Sep 20, 2021

Shell has completed the geophysical site survey over the planned Pensacola exploration well location on Licence P2252 in the Southern North Sea, off the UK, Shell's partner Deltic Energy said Monday.The survey was conducted by Fugro. Data collection…

ONGC Awards 3-year Contract for Shelf Drilling's Jack-up Rig

Sep 20, 2021

Jack-up drilling rig contractor Shelf Drilling has secured a three-year drilling contract with India's ONGC for the Parameswara jack-up rig.The contract is for operation in the Mumbai High area, offshore India's west coast. The planned start-up of operations is Q1 2022…

U.S. Drillers Add Rigs for Second Week, Gulf Unchanged

Sep 20, 2021

U.S. energy firms this week added oil and natural gas rigs for a second week in a row although the number of offshore units in the Gulf of Mexico remained unchanged after Hurricane Ida slammed into the coast over two weeks ago.Fourteen offshore…

Drilling Contract Terminated for Sunken Jack-up Rig in Malaysia

Sep 17, 2021

Malaysian offshore drilling contractor Velesto has confirmed that the $8 million contract with ConocoPhillips for its Naga 7 jack-up rig that sank off Malaysia in May is now officially terminated.Naga 7 sank on May 3, while gearing up to start drilling for ConocoPhillips off Malaysia…

Aker BP Gets Approval to Drill Mugnetind Offshore Prospect

Sep 17, 2021

Norwegian oil and gas company Aker BP has received approval from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate to drill offshore wells 7/11-14 S and A, in the North Sea, off Norway.Aker BP will use Maersk Drilling's Maersk Integrator jack-up drilling…

Karoon, Pitkin Settle Peru Differences

Sep 16, 2021

Australian oil and gas firm Karoon Energy has reached a settlement agreement with Pitkin Petroleum over a dispute related to Block Z-38, offshore Peru. Back in May, Pitkin Petroleum sent a notice of the dispute to Karoon Energy, related to the joint operating agreement in respect of Block Z-38…

Lundin Energy's Lille Prinsen Appraisal Drilling a Success

Sep 16, 2021

Swedish oil firm Lundin Energy has completed appraisal wells on the Lille Prinsen discovery, north of the Edvard Grieg field in the North Sea, offshore Norway. The two wells have confirmed a combined updated gross resource range of 12 – 60 million…

Energean Hires Halliburton for Offshore Drilling Services in Israel

Sep 15, 2021

Oilfield services firm Halliburton has secured an integrated services contract to execute a three to five well drilling and completions campaign for the Mediterannean Sea-focused oil and gas firm Energean.The U.S.-based oilfield services giant…

Norway's Offshore Licensing Round Attracts Bids from 31 Oil Firms

Sep 15, 2021

Norway's annual licensing round of new acreage for oil and gas exploration, including some in the Arctic Barents Sea, has attracted bids from 31 oil companies, the country's energy ministry said on Wednesday.The ministry's announcement follows…

Vår Energi Spuds Rødhette Well, Partner Longboat Says

Sep 15, 2021

Longboat Energy, a recently formed North Sea exploration and production firm, has announced the spudding of the Rødhette exploration well in the Barents Sea, off Norway, by its partner Vår Energi.Longboat, formed by ex-Faroe Petroleum management…

How an Offshore Drilling Contractor Ended Up in the Renewables Business

Sep 14, 2021

A little over a year ago, Norwegian offshore drilling company Odfjell Drilling announced its entry into the offshore renewables space, through its investment in Oceanwind AS, a company working on developing harsh environment floating offshore wind turbines…

INEOS Gets Consent for Fat Canyon Drilling

Sep 13, 2021

INEOS E&P Norge has obtained a drilling permit from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate for an offshore exploration well in the Norwegian Sea.INEOS will drill the well, formally named 'Well 6306/3-1 S' - the Fat Canyon Prospect - using the Borgland Dolphin semi-submersible drilling rig…

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