"Deepsea Stavanger" News

Total Scores in Second Try Offshore S.Africa

Feb 07, 2019

Four years after French major Total SA suspended the search for natural gas off the Southern coast of South Africa, it was good news this week for the company's shareholders and partners when the exploration and production giant announced the successful drilling of its Brulpadda well…

Total Spuds Brulpadda Re-entry Well

Dec 27, 2018

French oil major Total has started drilling the Brulpadda-1AX re-entry well on Block 11B/12B offshore South Africa.The news was announced Thursday by Canadian oil and gas company Africa Energy Corp., who holds a 4.9 percent percent effective interest in Block 11B/12B…

Hundreds of Oil Workers Strike in Norway

Jul 10, 2018

Hundreds of workers on Norwegian offshore oil and gas rigs went on strike on Tuesday after rejecting a proposed wage deal, leading to the shutdown of one Shell-operated field and helping send Brent crude prices higher.One union said hundreds…

2018: Exploration outlook, wells to watch

Dec 28, 2017

It’s a smaller, more focused exploration world as we start 2018. Elaine Maslin discusses the main themes for 2018 with Wood Mackenzie’s Andrew Latham (First published in the January 2018 OE, access full issue here). Deepwater is very…

A new Qatar?

Nov 01, 2017

With the entry of ExxonMobil, East Africa has entered the gas business for the long term. Can South Africa catch up? EIC’s Andrew Scutter sets the scene. Over the last decade, recent oil and gas discoveries across East Africa have made the region a key frontier for hydrocarbon exploration…

Aker BP signs Deepsea Stavanger deal

Aug 10, 2017

Aker BP has signed a US$68 million deal with Odfjell Drilling for use of the Deepsea Stavanger at various locations in the Norwegian Sea and the Barents Sea. Deepsea Stavanger. Image from Odfjell…

Odfjell inks Total South Africa work

Jul 05, 2017

Deepsea Stavanger. Image from Odfjell. Total E&P South Africa has awarded Odfjell Drilling a one well plus one optional well to be drilled by the sixth generation semisubmersible…

Maria first oil could be brought forward

May 03, 2017

Germany's Wintershall says it is expecting to bring forward first oil from its Maria field development in the Norwegian Sea.  Production from the subsea tieback, containing about 180 MMboe recoverable and set to cost about US1.78 billion (NOK15…

Wintershall to use Deepsea Stavanger at Maria

Mar 27, 2017

Wintershall has received consent from Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) to use the Deepsea Stavanger semisubmersible to drill six production wells on the Maria field. Wintershall Norge is the operator of the Maria field oil and gas field at Haltenbanken in the Norwegian Sea…

Odfjell awarded South Africa work

Mar 01, 2017

Odfjell Drilling has signed a conditional letter of award with an oil major for a one well contract to be drilled by the sixth generation semisubmersible, Deepsea Stavanger, offshore South Africa. The contract commencement is back to…

Ave Maria

Nov 01, 2016

Germany’s Wintershall weighed several concepts for its Maria field development, which sits in a mature area off Norway. Elaine Maslin reports on how the firm drew upon multiple neighbors to select the right solution. A…

Third year of decline for drilling market

May 26, 2016

Bermuda listed Seadrill, and Norwegian drillers Odfjell and Sevan Drilling reported their Q1 results this morning.  Intense focus on cost cutting and efficiency have helped all three, as it had with the likes of Ensco and Transocean,…

North Sea drilling outlook remains bleak, says Awilco

May 11, 2016

Drilling contractor Awilco Drilling posted zero revenues for Q1 this year and a net loss of US18.7 million, thanks to one rig being out of work and another undergoing work. While the firm has work for one of its two semisubmersible rigs…

JX Nippon lines up Loanan drilling

Jan 22, 2016

JX Nippon E&P is gearing up to drill an exploration well on the Loanan prospect west of Shetland.  The Japanese exploration firm has awarded Norway's Odfjell Drilling a contract to use the semisubmersible Deepsea Stavanger for the well…

JX Nippon to drill west of Sheltland

Jan 18, 2016

JX Nippon Exploration and Production has agreed a deal to use Odfjell Drilling's semisubmersible Deepsea Stavanger to drill an exploration well west of Shetland on the UK Continental Shelf. Contract duration is estimated to be between 60 and 75 days and expected commencement is Q2 2016…

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