"West Mira" News

Energy Storage on O&G Platforms - A Safety Boost, too?

Apr 19, 2024

The fuel savings gained by installing energy storage systems on oil and gas platforms are significant, but it’s the safe-ty benefits that might overcome what has been a relatively slow uptake of late.Industry lore has it that drilling rigs say…

Multi-country Drilling Deal for Northern Ocean's Semi-sub

Dec 14, 2022

Oslo-listed offshore drilling rig owner Northern Ocean has won a contract with TotalEnergies for its Deepsea Mira semi-submersible drilling rig to be used in a 'multi-country' drilling program.Starting in the middle of the second quarter of 2023…

Odfjell Drilling Takes Over Management and Marketing of SFL's West Hercules Drilling Rig from Seadrill

May 12, 2022

Norwegian offshore drilling contractor Odfjell Drilling will take over the management of the SFL-owned West Hercules semi-submersible drilling rig from rival Seadrill.Odfjell Drilling said Thursday it had signed a deal with SFL Corporation to…

Name Change for Northern Ocean's Offshore Drilling Rig Duo

Mar 10, 2022

Oslo-listed drilling contractor Northern Ocean on Thursday said Thursday that it would change the names of its two semi-submersible drilling rigs West Bollsta and West Mira.The two 6th generation offshore drilling rigs, used for drilling operations offshore Norway…

Odfjell Drilling to Spin Off Well Services and Energy Arms into Odfjell Technology

Jan 31, 2022

Norwegian offshore drilling company Odfjell Drilling said Monday it was contemplating spinning off its Well Services and Energy segments into a newly established company, Odfjell Technology. The plan is also to list the shares in Odfjell Technology on the Oslo Stock Exchange…

Odfjell Drilling Takes Over Management of Northern Ocean's Rigs from Seadrill

Dec 24, 2021

Northern Ocean, the billionaire John Fredriksen-owned harsh-environment offshore rig owner, has signed contracts with the Norwegian offshore contractor Odfjell Drilling.Odfjell Drilling will provide Northern Ocean's rig fleet with marketing and management services…

Wintershall Dea Starts Drilling Production Wells at Nova Field Off Norway. First Oil in 2H 2022

Nov 04, 2021

German oil and gas firm Wintershall Dea has started drilling production wells at its Nova field in the Norwegian North Sea.Using Saipem's Scarabeo 8 semi-submersible rig, Wintershall Dea will drill three production wells and three water injection wells through two subsea templates…

Northern Drilling Cancels Another Drillship Order with DSME

Oct 18, 2021

Billionaire John Fredriksen-owned offshore drilling company Northern Drilling has canceled another drillship order with South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering.After canceling the order for the West Aquila drillship in August…

Wintershall Dea Terminates West Mira Rig Contract After March Incident

May 05, 2021

Oil and gas company Wintershall Dea has terminated the rig contract for the West Mira semi-submersible drilling rig, owned by Northern Ocean, managed by Seadrill.The news of the contract termination was shared Wednesday by Seadrill. Seadrill said: 'Seadrill Limited […

West Mira Offshore Rig to Resume Drilling by Mid-April after Dropped X-mas Tree Incident

Mar 26, 2021

Offshore drilling rig contractor Northern Ocean expects its West Mira drilling rig to return to work by mid-April after it last week experienced an incident in which some production equipment was dropped to the seabed, off Norway.'During the…

Wintershall Dea Norge Awards Six-well Drilling Contract to Saipem

Jun 17, 2021

Wintershall Dea Norge has awarded Saipem's Scarabeo 8 semi-submersible drilling rig a six-well drilling contract in Norway.The harsh-environment rig will drill the wells in the Norwegian part of the North Sea, with operations start-up slated for the fourth quarter of 2021…

Wintershall Dea Starts Development Drilling at Nova Offshore Project

Oct 27, 2020

Oil and gas company Wintershall Dea has started drilling the first of what will be six development wells at its Nova field in the Norwegian part of the North Sea.The Nova field, operated by Wintershall Dea which holds a 45% stake, will be developed…

Wintershall Cleared to Drill at Vega Field with West Mira Rig

May 15, 2020

Oil and gas company Wintershall Dea has obtained consent by the Norwegian offshore safety regulator PSA Norway to use the West Mira offshore rig for drilling at the Vega field in the North Sea.Wintershall Dea will be using the West Mira an ultra…

Wintershall Dea Discovers Oil at Bergknapp Prospect Off Norway

Apr 07, 2020

Wintershall Dea Norge has made an oil discovery at the Bergknapp prospect in the Norwegian Sea, offshore Norway.The wildcat well 6406/3-10 (as it is formally named) is located in the production license 836 S, about eight kilometers west of the…

Drill String Accidentally Cut at Seadrill Rig Offshore Norway

Mar 17, 2020

Offshore drilling company Seadrill was involved in an incident last weekend involving the unintentional disconnection of the lower marine riser package (LMRP) on its West Mira semi-submersible drilling rig. Also, a certain amount of oil-based drilling fluid was discharged into the sea…

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