Wells News


Equinor Extends Island Offshore Contract

Mar 20, 2019

Norwegian offshore shipping company Island Offshore and TIOS (former Island Offshore Subsea, jointly owned by TechnipFMC and Island Offshore) will continue as suppliers of light well intervention services (LWI) for Equinor, with a new agreement signed for the use of Island Wellserver vessel.The vessel has been working for Equinor, former Statoil, since April 2009, and by commencement of the new contract in 2020 Island Wellserver will be into its twelfth year for the same client…

Wellesley Hits Dry Well in North Sea

Mar 14, 2019

Norwegian oil and gas exploration company Wellesley Petroleum has drilled another dry well in the Norwegian section of the North Sea, 220 kilometers northwest of Stavanger.The explorer for oil and gas sees second dry well this year with latest probe using semisub Transocean Arctic…

Plexus Bags Gazprom Contract Via Gusar

Mar 07, 2019

Aberdeen-based oil well technology firm Plexus Holdings said its Russian licensee Gusar had clinched its first major contract to supply gas exploration equipment to Gazprom.The contract covered the first year of an up to five-year jack-up gas exploration drilling programme on the Kara Sea Shelf…

Jersey Commences Drilling at Verbier Well

Mar 05, 2019

British independent North Sea focused upstream oil and gas company, Jersey Oil and Gas said that drilling operations have now begun for the Verbier appraisal well, in the UK North Sea.'The drilling operations have commenced on well 20/05b-14 on UK Seaward Licence P2170…

NPD Extends Gullfaks C's Life for 17 Years

Mar 05, 2019

Equinor has gained approval from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate  (NPD) to extend the producing lifetime of its Gullfaks C platform off Norway until 2036. This corresponds to the entire period of the production license.In its application…

Cyprus Offshore Gas Discovery: Conflict or Hope?

Mar 03, 2019

Oil giant ExxonMobil, together with partner Qatar Petroleum (QP), made giant gas discovery to the east Mediterranean region after finding a gas-bearing reservoir offshore Cyprus and estimated in-place gas resources in the reservoir at 5 to 8 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of gas…

Northern Wins Lundin Drilling Contract

Mar 01, 2019

Offshore driller Northern Drilling, part of John Fredriksen's Seadrill, has won a contract for its harsh environment newbuild semi-submersible rig West Bollsta with Lundin Petroleum in Norway.The drilling for ten-well program includes the development…

Lundin's Barents Sea Well Comes Up Dry

Feb 25, 2019

Lundin Norway AS, the wholly owned subsidiary of European oil and gas exploration and production company Lundin Petroleum, has completed the drilling of exploration well 7121/1-2 S, targeting the Pointer and Setter prospects in PL767 in the southern Barents Sea…

Global Decommissioning Set for Record Levels in 3 Years

Feb 22, 2019

With the global offshore decommissioning industry expected to reach $36bn over the next 3 years, several hundred offshore oil and gas wells could cease production by 2021 in the face of today’s bearish oil market.As a consequence, so-called…

Stena Forth to Drill Guyana Offshore Well

Feb 21, 2019

Eco Atlantic Oil & Gas Ltd and partners have contracted a rig, the Stena Forth, to drill the Jethro-Lobe prospect on the Orinduik block, offshore Guyana.'Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas, along with its partners in the Orinduik Block, offshore Guyana…

Keppel Delivers Jack-up Rig to Grupo R

Feb 20, 2019

Singapore's Keppel FELS has delivered the jackup rig, Cantarell IV, to Grupo R with a perfect safety record.The wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M) said that as part of the deal, Grupo R has entered into a sale and leaseback agreement with FELS Asset…

Rowan Relentless Gets Extension from Exxon Mobil

Feb 14, 2019

Global offshore contract driller Rowan Companies announced that ExxonMobil has exercised the third of four options for the Rowan Relentless, an R-Class ultra-deepwater drillship.The option will be used for operations in the US Gulf of Mexico and has an expected duration of 180 days…

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…

Jadestone Energy to Spud Stag Well

Feb 12, 2019

Jadestone Energy, an oil and gas development and production company across the Asia Pacific region, has announced that it has signed a rig contract for infill drilling on the Stag oilfield, located offshore Australia (Jadestone 100%).Ensco Australia…

C-Kore Debuts Subsea Testing Tool

Jan 31, 2019

UK-based subsea technology company C-Kore Systems has announced a new subsea testing tool, the C-Kore Sensor Monitor, which can be used in decommissioning, fault-finding and construction campaigns to provide feedback from subsea sensors, such as wellhead pressures and temperatures…

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