"Sea Lion" News

Latin America: Great expectations

Mar 01, 2016

Brazil and Mexico are not the only games in town in Latin America. The deepest water well ever drilled is lined up for offshore Uruguay and Exxon is set to test Liza offshore Guyana. Elaine Maslin reports. The newly minted Maersk Venturer drillship…

Premier drops Eirik Raude, Chatham well deferred

Feb 12, 2016

Premier Oil is to drop its plans to drill its final Falklands drilling campaign well after serving a termination notice to rig operator Ocean Rig.  The firm had been due to drill the Chatham prospect. But, following 'a number of material…

Subsea 7, NOV ink Sea Lion FEED contracts

Feb 11, 2016

Premier Oil has issued key front end engineering and design (FEED) contracts for the subsea work on its Falklands Islands Sea Lion development.  The subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines transport and installation to Subsea 7. A FEED…

Premier inks first major Sea Lion contract, expands scope

Jan 13, 2016

The first major contract on Premier Oil’s Sea Lion field offshore the Falkland Islands has been awarded following completion of pre-front end engineering and design (FEED) on the project.  Netherlands headquartered floating production…

Premier proves pay at Isobel Deep

Jan 11, 2016

Premier Oil has confirmed its Isobel Deep oil discovery offshore the Falklands, as well as an additional discovery in the same well.  The well, which was a re-drill of the 14/20-1 Isobel Deep well, hit 27m of net pay, with no oil water contact or gas…

Rockhopper, Falkland Oil and Gas to merge

Nov 24, 2015

Rockhopper Exploration has agreed a deal to take over fellow Falklands explorer Falkland Oil and Gas (FOGL). The move will make the combined company the largest North Falkland Islands license and discovered resource holder with a material working interest in all key licenses in the area…

Premier spuds latest Falklands target

Nov 23, 2015

Premier Oil has spudded its latest Falklands Islands exploration well. The 14/20-2  Isobel - 2 well in the North Falklands basin is a second attempt on the Isobel Deep area, after drilling in May hit oil shows in a suspected high pressure formation…

Premier lines up Sea Lion contractors

Nov 12, 2015

UK-based independent Premier Oil says it has lined up key 'world class' contractors to provide the vessel and infrastructure for its Falklands Islands Sea Lion development, after completing pre-front end engineering and design on the project…

Hibiscus in Hydra takeover

Nov 11, 2015

Malaysia-based Hibiscus Petroleum and Australia’s Hydra Energy entered into a deal that will see Hibiscus acquire 100% of the outstanding shares of Hydra Energy at “fair market value.” The addition of Hydra Energy and its portfolio of…

No pay at Sea Lion-1

Nov 10, 2015

3D Oil announced that wireline evaluation and sampling of formation fluids over zones of interest identified on preliminary Sea Lion-1 data have been completed. This work has confirmed that no zones of commercial hydrocarbons were encountered in the Sea Lion-1 well…

GlobalData: Brazil will drive FPSO global growth

Oct 29, 2015

Brazil will lead global growth in the floating production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) industry despite the country’s national oil company, Petrobras, recently facing allegations of corruption, says research and consulting firm GlobalData…

Hibiscus spuds Sea Lion-1 off Australia

Oct 26, 2015

Hibiscus Petroleum's wholly-owned subsidiary Carnarvon Hibiscus (CHPL) has commenced drilling operations at its Sea Lion-1 exploration well, off the coast of the state of Victoria, in southeast Australia. Not to be confused with Premier Oil's Sea Lion project offshore the Falkland Islands…

Sea Lion-1 drilling delayed

Sep 29, 2015

Hibiscus Petroleum is experiencing further delays at Sea Lion prospect offshore Australia due to weather delays, according to partner 3D Oil Ltd.'s (TDO). The drilling of the Sea Lion-1 exploration well has been further delayed due to continuing…

Premier Oil nears Sea Lion FEED contracts

Sep 15, 2015

Premier Oil is aiming to award front-end engineering and design (FEED) contracts for the North Falklands Sea Lion project in 4Q this year, partner Rockhopper Exploration says. Sea Lion is about 220km north of the Falkland Islands in 450m water depth…

Noble hits delays on Falklands Humpback

Aug 25, 2015

Noble Energy's Humpback exploration well in the south Falklands basin has hit operational issues with results likely to be delayed by about a month, according to partner Falkland Oil and Gas (FOGL).  The well, which spudded on 13 June 2015…

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