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Equinor Gets Safety Body Consents for Two Norwegian Sea Projects

Aug 09, 2022

Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor has this week received two consents from the offshore safety body Petroleum Safety Authority Norway to carry out works on two projects in the Norwegian Sea using the Transocean Encourage and Deepwater Stavanger offshore drilling rigs…

Turkey Sends New Oil and Gas Drillship to the Mediterranean

Aug 09, 2022

Turkey sent its new hydrocarbons drilling ship to the Mediterranean Sea on Tuesday but President Tayyip Erdogan said it would operate 55 kilometres (34.18 miles) off Turkey's coast, in an area outside waters also claimed by Cyprus.Speaking at the launch ceremony in the southern province of Mersin…

BW Energy Signs $300M Reserve Based Loan to Fund Work Offshore Gabon

Aug 09, 2022

Oil and gas company BW Energy has signed an up to $300 million international Reserve Based Lending (RBL) facility, to finance further development work in a block offshore Gabon.The facility has an initial commitment of $200 million which can be expanded up to an additional $100 million…

ADNOC Drilling Wins $3.4B in Jack-up Drilling Rig Contracts

Aug 08, 2022

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and its international partners have awarded two contracts totaling more than $3.4 billion (AED12.6 billion) to ADNOC Drilling to hire eight jack-up offshore rigs. 'The contracts, valued at $1.5 billion (AED 5…

Tullow Oil Abandons Guyana Well After Dismal Drilling Results

Aug 05, 2022

Tullow Oil said on Friday it would abandon drilling operations at Beebei-Potaro exploration well in offshore Guyana after results showed the well bore water.The group, which holds 37.5% of the Kanuku block where the well lies, said it would…

Borr Drilling Announces Jack-up LOI

Aug 04, 2022

Offshore drilling contractor Borr Drilling on Thursday announced it has received a binding letter of intent (LOI) for one of its jack-up drilling rigs from an undisclosed operator in West Africa.Under the deal, Borr's Prospector 5 will drill…

High Impact Exploration Sees Rebound

Aug 04, 2022

38 high-impact exploration wells were drilled in the first half of 2022, similar to the same period in 2021 when 39 wells completed, says industry analysts Westwood Global Energy Group. The 38 wells resulted in 13 potentially commercial discoveries at a 34% commercial success rate…

Equinor Lines Up Othello North Wildcat

Aug 04, 2022

Norway's Equinor has been granted a permit by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) to drill well 6507/8-11 S in the Norwegian Sea.The well, about 160 km offshore, about 10 km north of Heidrun, will be drilled using the Deepsea Stavanger semisubmersible drilling rig…

Chris Weber Steps In as Valaris CFO

Aug 03, 2022

Offshore drilling contractor Valaris on Wednesday announced that Chris Weber has commenced his role as senior vice president and chief financial officer, having been appointed to the role in late May.Weber previously served as CFO of LUFKIN Industries…

Transocean Lines Up Work for Two of Its Drillships

Aug 02, 2022

Offshore drilling contractor Transocean on Monday reported it has secured contracts for two of its ultra-deepwater drillships.The company said its Deepwater Conqueror has been awarded a two-year contract by a major operator for work in the U…

US Senate Bill Could be Death Blow for Biden Anti-drilling Pledge

Aug 01, 2022

U.S. President Joe Biden vowed during his 2020 election campaign to end federal oil and gas drilling as a major step in his strategy to fight climate change.The U.S. Senate Democrats' $430 billion spending bill agreed this week could kill that pledge…

OMV Spuds Oswig Exploration Well

Aug 01, 2022

Austrian oil and gas company OMV has commenced drilling operations on the Oswig exploration well in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.The drilling of the Oswig well 30/5-4 S, operated by OMV (Norge) AS, is being undertaken by the Maersk…

CNOOC Finds Shale Oil in South China Sea Exploration Well

Jul 29, 2022

China's CNOOC Ltd has tapped commercial flows of oil and gas from a shale exploration well in the South China Sea, marking the first successfully drilled shale oil well offshore China, state media reported on Thursday.Exploration well Weiye-1…

Shell Books Stena Don for UK Drilling, P&A

Jul 29, 2022

Shell UK has signed a one year contract, with a year extension option, with Stena Drilling for the use of the Stena Don in the UK North Sea. The contract is due to start in Q2 2023 and will cover well activities, including a combination of plugging…

Eni Makes Latest Abu Dhabi Gas Discovery

Jul 29, 2022

Eni has announced a further 'significant' gas discovery, totaling an estimated 1-1.5 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of gas in place, in its first exploration well drilled in offshore Block 2 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE).This discovery was…

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