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Eni Set to Start Drilling Offshore Montenegro as Jack-Up Rig Arrives

Mar 16, 2021

Italian oil company Eni, with its Russian partner Novatek, is gearing up to start drilling operations offshore Montenegro.The country's Hydrocarbons Administration said Monday that the jack-up drilling rig Topaz Driller had arrived at the offshore drilling location around 7 pm local time Monday…

Wintershall Noordzee Hires Swift 10 Rig for North Sea P&A Campaign

Mar 16, 2021

Swift Drilling has recently secured a long-term contract by Wintershall Noordzee, for the use of the jack-up rig Swift 10 for a plug and abandonment campaign in the Dutch and German sections of the North Sea.The contract is expected to start this summer with a potential duration of 3 to 4 years…

Guyana to See Record Number of Offshore Wells Drilled in 2021

Mar 15, 2021

Guyana, a country that has become a deepwater oil and gas exploration hotspot mostly due to a string of discoveries made by ExxonMobil in recent years, is set for a record year when it comes to the number of offshore wells expected to be drilled in 2021…

Guyana: Tullow Oil, Partners Keep Control Over Orinduik Offshore Block Until 2023

Mar 15, 2021

The government of Guyana has granted an extension to the term of the Tullow Oil-operated Orinduik offshore block that will see the block partners maintain control of the block until 2023. According to Eco Atlantic, Tullow Oil's partner in the offshore block…

Noble Corp. Nets New Rig Contracts, Extensions. Sees Uptick in Tender Activity

Mar 12, 2021

Offshore drilling contractor Noble Corporation has recently secured several drilling contracts and its CEO says there has been an uptick in tender activity in various markets.The company, which in February completed its financial restructuring…

CNOOC Needs to Double Down on Drilling and Deals in Carbon-cutting Gas Pivot

Mar 11, 2021

A rapid rise in offshore drilling and deepwater gas extraction may seem an unlikely path to lower emissions, but are central planks of Chinese energy major CNOOC Ltd’s plan to help hit Beijing’s climate goals.While global peers like BP, Royal…

Apache, Total Halt Suriname Offshore Drilling due to Pressure

Mar 10, 2021

Oil and gas companies Apache and Total have been forced to stop drilling operations at an offshore well in Suriname due to 'substantial pressure increases.'As announced on January 14, the Keskesi East-1 well discovered oil, volatile oil, and…

Equinor Strikes Oil Near Johan Castberg Field in Barents Sea

Mar 10, 2021

Equinor and its partners Vår Energi and Petoro have discovered oil at an exploration well near the Johan Castberg development in the Barents Sea.Recoverable resources at the well - formally known as well 7220/7-4 - in production licence 532…

Samsung Heavy Ordered to Pay $411M to Stena Drilling in Canceled Offshore Rig Order Case

Mar 09, 2021

South Korean shipbuilding giant Samsung Heavy Industries must pay $411 million to offshore drilling contractor Stena Drilling, a London arbitration tribunal has ruled.The spat between the two companies began after Stena Drilling in 2017 terminated…

ExxonMobil Set to Spud Another Well at Guyana's Canje Block

Mar 09, 2021

U.S. oil major ExxonMobil is set to drill another well in the Canje Block, offshore Guyana, after it was last week announced that the first well drilled -the Bulletwood-1 - failed to strike commercial oil volumes.ExxonMobil has now moved Stena…

Erria, Maersk Drilling Pen 3-Year Contract

Mar 08, 2021

Danish maritime services company Erria has today entered into a three-year agreement with the offshore drilling contractor Maersk Drilling under which it will handle marine warranty survey tasks related to relocation of Maersk Drilling's drilling rigs…

CGX Energy to Spend $90M on Guyana Offshore Drilling Campaign

Mar 08, 2021

CGX Energy, a Canadian-based oil and gas firm focused on Guyana, expects to spud an exploration well in its Corentyne block in the second half of 2021.In a recent update, CGX Energy said the Kawa-1 exploration is expected to be drilled to a depth of approximately 6…

Maersk Drilling Finds Work for Warm-stacked Jack-Up

Mar 08, 2021

Denmark-based offshore drilling company Maersk Drilling has won a one-well contract with Petrogas E&P Netherlands for the harsh-environment jack-up rig Maersk Resolute.The Maersk Resolute will perform well maintenance and drill a side-track…

ExxonMobil Extends Seadrill Drillship's Workscope in Brazil

Mar 05, 2021

U.S. oil major ExxonMobil has recently awarded a contract extension to Seadrill for the use of the West Saturn drillship in Brazil.Seadrill revealed the news in its fourth-quarter 2020 presentation on Thursday. The offshore drilling contractor…

Valaris Set to Emerge from Bankruptcy as Reorganization Plan Approved

Mar 05, 2021

Offshore drilling company Valaris, the world's largest by fleet size, has received approval from the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas of its prearranged plan of reorganization, and has agreed with Korea's Daewoo to delay deliveries of two newbuild drillships…

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