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Manora Drilling Program Wraps Up

Aug 20, 2019

A developmental drilling program in the producing Manora field offshore Thailand has been completed ahead of schedule, project partner Tap Oil announced on Tuesday.The first of the three wells was spudded on July 9 by the Ensco 115 jack-up drilling rig…

Formosa 1 Phase 2 Foundations Installed

Aug 20, 2019

Jan De Nul Group said it has installed all 20 foundations for the 120-megawatt (MW) Formosa 1 Phase 2 wind farm offshore Taiwan.As part of the Dutch company mobilized the Seaway Yudin to install the foundations as part of its EPCI contract for building of the overall balance of plant…

Sputnik Partners Find Light Oil

Aug 20, 2019

Equinor and partners OMV and Petoro have made an oil discovery in the Sputnik exploration well in the Barents Sea. Preliminary estimates peg recoverable resources at between 20 million and 65 million barrels of oil.The Sputnik well (7324/6-1) was drilled to a vertical depth of 1…

There’s Something Happening off Newfoundland

Aug 20, 2019

It’s hard to nail down when it all started — perhaps when the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador opted for the Norwegian model of direct government ownership shares in its offshore oilfields.Or it might have started with Equinor’s…

Power Outage Shuts Hibernia Production

Aug 19, 2019

Production is shut down at the 220,000-barrel-per-day Hibernia oil platform off the coast of eastern Canada, Hibernia's largest shareholder ExxonMobil Corp said on Monday, after a temporary power cut led to oil and water leaking into the ocean…

Petrofac, SOCAR Partner in Support Contract

Aug 19, 2019

Petrofac, in a joint venture (JV) with the State Oil Company of the Republic of Azerbaijan (SOCAR), has secured an engineering and technical services contract to support Total and SOCAR’s exploration and production activities in Azerbaijan, the UK Services company announced on Monday…

Deepwater ... in the North Sea?

Aug 19, 2019

Once upon a time, many a year ago, the North Sea was seen as a new deepwater exploration frontier. Some may be surprised that it still is.Back in the 1960s, compared with the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico where drillers first got their feet wet…

Lundin Finds Oil at the Goddo Prospect

Aug 19, 2019

Lundin Petroleum announced it has made an oil discovery at exploration well 16/5-8s, targeting the Goddo prospect in PL815 approximately 14 kilometers south of the Edvard Grieg field in the Norwegian North Sea.Lundin Norway is the operator of PL815 with a 60% working interest…

PGNiG to Drill Shrek Wildcat

Aug 16, 2019

The Norwegian subsidiary of Polish state-controlled energy company PGNiG has received a permit to drill a wildcat well in the Shrek prospect, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) announced on Friday.Well 6507/5-9 S will be the first drilled in production licence 838 in the Norwegian Sea…

Safe Boreas Extended at Mariner

Aug 16, 2019

Equinor has exercised the fourth of six available one-month options to extend Prosafe's accommodation vessel Safe Boreas at the Mariner project in the UK sector of the North Sea to accommodate personnel working on Mariner in the hook up and early production phase through October 2019…

Kosmos Hires Maersk Voyager

Aug 16, 2019

Maersk Drilling said its drillship Maersk Voyager has been hired by Kosmos Energy to drill the S-5 exploration well offshore Equatorial Guinea.The contract has been novated to Kosmos from Noble Energy after a one-well option was exercised on the rig’s current contract…

Seadrill in JV with Gulf Drilling

Aug 15, 2019

Offshore drilling contractors Seadrill and Gulf Drilling International (GDI) have entered into a 50/50 joint venture, GulfDrill, which will initially manage and operate five premium jackups in Qatar with Qatar Petroleum commencing throughout 2020…

Hibernia Platform Resumes Production

Aug 15, 2019

Exxon Mobil Corp said production has resumed at Canada's Hibernia oil platform on Thursday after a spill in mid-July.The platform will take necessary time to reach full production in a safe and environmentally responsible manner, the company said in a statement…

Balltec Bags North Sea Decom Contract

Aug 15, 2019

Engineering from Balltec announced on Thursday it has been awarded a contract by Heerema Marine Contractors for work on the decommissioning and removal of a large platform with conductors in the North Sea.Balltec said its scope of supply comprises 18 of its LiftLOK ball and taper lifting connectors…

Mariner Field Comes On Stream

Aug 15, 2019

Norwegian energy company Equinor and its partners have started oil production from the Mariner field in the UK North Sea, the operator said on Thursday.The Mariner field, located on the East Shetland Platform of the UK North Sea, approximately…

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