"Deepsea Stavanger" News

Africa Energy Reveals Total's Luiperd Drilling Timeline

Jan 20, 2020

Following last year's large gas/condensate discovery at Brulpadda well offshore South Africa, French oil major Total is preparing to drill more wells in the vicinity.After the Brulpadda, estimated by Rystad Energy to hold 500 mboe to 600mboe…

Semco Maritime to Upgrade Odfjell Rig

Dec 04, 2019

Odfjell Drilling and Semco Maritime signed a contract for preparation and modification of Deepsea Stavanger rig prior to its start of a nine-month drilling campaign for Total in the harsh waters outside South Africa.The semi-submersible rig…

Aker BP Drills Dry Well in Norwegian Sea

Aug 21, 2019

Norwegian oil and gas operator Aker BP has failed to find oil at the 6608/6-1 exploration well in the North Sea, reported Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD).The well was drilled about 65 kms northeast of the Norne field and 170 kms west of Sandnessjøen…

Aker BP Gets New Drilling Permit from NPD

Aug 06, 2019

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Aker BP  a drilling permit for well 30/12-2 located in the North Sea offshore Norway.Well 30/12-2, to be drilled from the Deepsea Stavanger drilling rig is a wildcat well in production licence 986…

Aker BP Finds Oil in Liatårnet Wildcat

Jul 23, 2019

Aker BP has made an oil discovery in an area nicknamed NOAKA near the Alvheim field in the central part of the North Sea, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate confirmed on Tuesday.Aker BP, operator of production licence 442, had announced the discovery earlier in July…

Drill-tech Trends: Hybrid Rigs, Automation

Jun 20, 2019

Fully-automated drilling aboard a semisubmersible or jack-up drill rig powered by batteries has just become a reality. As May 2019 got underway, new, modern rigs were being ordered on more exploration, and no fewer than eight modern rigs — seven…

NPD Grants Drilling Permit to Aker BP

Jun 18, 2019

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Aker BP a drilling permit for well 25/2-20 as per the the Resource Management Regulations.Well 25/2-20 in the North Sea will be drilled from the Odfjell Drilling's Deepsea Stavanger drilling facility…

Aker BP Comes Up Dry at Freke-Garm

Jun 04, 2019

Oil firm Aker BP has come up dry in the Freke-Garm exploration well in the North Sea, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate said on Tuesday.The wildcat well 15/6-15 was drilled by the Deepsea Stavanger drilling facility, about 15 kilometers northeast…

Aker BP Drills Dry Well in North Sea

May 13, 2019

The oil exploration and development company focusing petroleum resources, Aker BP has failed to find hydrocarbons after drilling a wildcat well in the North Sea offshore Norway.The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) said that the Norwegian…

Aker BP Cleared for Freke-Garm Exploration

May 09, 2019

Aker BP is gearing up to drill its Freke-Garm exploration well in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea using Odfjell Drilling's Deepsea Stavanger semisubmersible drilling rig. Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) authorised the well, 15/6-15…

Drilling Down Deep

Apr 25, 2019

Deepwater drilling is back and targeting ever deeper waters, from South Africa to Pakistan.Deepwater exploration is starting to get serious, again. If fact, French oil major Total is lined up to drill what will be a new deepwater drilling record later this year…

NPD Grants Aker BP a Drilling Permit

Apr 17, 2019

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Aker BP a drilling permit for well 25/11-29 S in production licence PL 916.The well will be drilled from the Deepsea Stavanger drilling facility in position 59°02'48.44'N and 02°26'21.80'E after…

Odfjell is Hiring

Mar 27, 2019

Offshore driller Odfjell Drilling plans to recruit more than 200 personnel as it adds two new semisubmersible drilling rigs to its fleet.The Norwegian-headquartered company, which will mobilize the two sixth generation semisubmersibles for drilling…

Mossel Bay Port Ready to Serve Total

Mar 07, 2019

South Africa’s smallest commercial port, the Port of Mossel Bay is well equipped to provide value following global energy giant Total’s significant gas condensate discovery on the Brulpadda prospects, located on Block 11B/12B in the Outeniqua Basin…

Aker BP Gets Drilling Permit for Volund

Feb 12, 2019

Norwegian oil exploration and development company Aker BP has received consent for exploration drilling on the Volund field using the Deepsea Stavanger rig from the offshore safety body, the Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA).According to an official release from PSA…

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