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No Oil at BW Energy's Appraisal Well Offshore Gabon

May 06, 2021

BW Energy, an Oslo-listed oil firm, said Thursday that the drilling of the Hibiscus Extension appraisal well DHIBM-2 in the Dussafu Marin license in Gabon had fallen short of expectations, hitting water instead of oil.'The primary objective…

Saudi Aramco Awards Ten-Year Deal for Shelf Drilling's Jack-Up Rig

May 06, 2021

Oslo-listed offshore drilling contractor Shelf Drilling has secured a ten-year contract extension for the High Island IX jack-up rig.The contract for the 1983-built, 2012-upgraded jack-up drilling unit is in direct continuation of its current contract in Saudi Arabia…

Shelf Drilling Nets 3-year Drilling Rig Contract in India

May 05, 2021

Jack-up drilling rig contractor Shelf Drilling has secured a contract in India for its Trident XII jack-up drilling unit. The contract is with the Indian oil company ONGC. Under the three-year contract, the Trident XII drilling rig will be used…

Offshore Incident: Velesto's Jack-Up Rig Tilts, Submerges Off Sarawak, Malaysia

May 04, 2021

A jack-up rig owned by Malaysian drilling contractor Velesto tilted and submerged at a location offshore Sarawak, Malaysia on Tuesday, the rig owner said.'The Board of Directors of Velesto Energy Berhad [...] regrets to inform that an incident involving one of our rigs…

Nigeria Sweetens Energy Reform Bill to Attract more Big Oil Cash

Apr 19, 2021

Nigeria has sweetened the terms of a sweeping oil reform bill in a bid to attract much-needed investment to its oil industry, four people closely involved with the legislation said and a letter from oil companies, seen by Reuters, showed.The…

BW Energy Starts Drilling Campaign Offshore Gabon

Apr 19, 2021

Oil and gas company BW  Energy has started an offshore drilling campaign in Gabon with the spud of the Hibiscus extension appraisal well, using Borr Drilling's Norve jack-up drilling rig.The campaign is a three-well program on the  Dussafu license…

Velesto Secures 7-well Drilling Deal with Shell in Malaysia

Apr 08, 2021

Oil major Shell has awarded an offshore drilling contract to Malaysian drilling company Velesto, for operations offshore Malaysia.Velesto will, for Shell's subsidiaries Sabah Shell Petroleum (based in Miri, Malaysia) and Sarawk Shell (in Kota Kinabalu…

PTTEP Discovers Oil and Gas at Sirung-1 Well, Offshore Malaysia

Mar 30, 2021

Thai oil and gas company PTTEP has made an oil and gas discovery from the first exploration well, Sirung-1, in Block SK405B, off the coast of Sarawak, offshore Malaysia.Phongsthorn Thavisin, PTTEP Chief Executive Officer, disclosed that PTTEP…

Petrobel Awards 2-year Extension for Shelf Drilling's Jack-up Rig

Mar 25, 2021

Jack-up drilling contractor Shelf Drilling has been awarded a two-year contract extension for its Trident 16 jack-up drilling rig.The Oslo-listed company said the contract extension was with Egypt's Belayim Petroleum Company (“Petrobel”) for operations in the Gulf of Suez offshore Egypt…

Borr Drilling Wins New Rig Contracts, Extensions Worth $48M

Mar 24, 2021

Shallow water drilling rig contractor Borr Drilling said Wednesday it had entered into agreements potentially adding a total of $48 million over approximately 590 days to its rig contract backlog.For the jack-up rig 'Natt' Borr Drilling has…

Serica Energy Spuds Columbus Field Development Well. First Oil in Q4

Mar 17, 2021

UK-based oil company Serica Energy has spudded the Columbus 23/16f-CDev1 development well in the UK Central North Sea.Using the Maersk Resilient jack-up drilling rig, Serica will drill the offshore well to a total depth of 17,600ft and will include a 5…

Eni Set to Start Drilling Offshore Montenegro as Jack-Up Rig Arrives

Mar 16, 2021

Italian oil company Eni, with its Russian partner Novatek, is gearing up to start drilling operations offshore Montenegro.The country's Hydrocarbons Administration said Monday that the jack-up drilling rig Topaz Driller had arrived at the offshore drilling location around 7 pm local time Monday…

CNOOC Starts Production from Caofeidian 6-4 Offshore Oil Field

Mar 15, 2021

China's CNOOC on Monday said it had started production from the Caofeidian 6-4 offshore oil field in the Bohai bay, China.The Caofeidian 6-4 oilfield is located in the Midwest of Bohai, with an average water depth of about 20 meters. 'In addition…

Maersk Drilling Finds Work for Warm-stacked Jack-Up

Mar 08, 2021

Denmark-based offshore drilling company Maersk Drilling has won a one-well contract with Petrogas E&P Netherlands for the harsh-environment jack-up rig Maersk Resolute.The Maersk Resolute will perform well maintenance and drill a side-track…

Santos Books Noble Jack-Up to Drill Near Dorado Field in Australia

Mar 03, 2021

Australian oil company Santos has chartered the Noble Tom Prosser jackup drilling rig to drill the Pavo-1 and Apus-1 exploration wells, offshore W. Australia, Carnarvon Petroleum, a partner in the project has informed.The company, which is working…

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