Rystad: 2016 offshore discoveries 90% lower than in 2010

The 2016 total offshore discovered liquids resources reached only slightly below 2.3 billion bbl, 90% lower than in ...

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Prosafe to sell 'Safe Lancia' for scrap

Prosafe, an owner and operator of semi-sub accommodation rigs, has decided to sell one of its units for scrap after ...

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Pura Vida: Driller to cover drilling costs offshore Gabon

Pura Vida Energy has reached a conditional agreement with an offshore drilling contractor which will fund a ...

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PHOTO: Ensco jack-up heads for Dutch North Sea

Denmark’s Port of Esbjerg on Tuesday shared a photo on its social media channels showing the Ensco 72 jack-up ...

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Songa rig sent for repairs after water leak

Songa Offshore has informed that its Cat D rig Songa Encourage is undergoing repairs in Norway, following water ...

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Statoil picks up permit for Mim well

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Statoil Petroleum a drilling permit for wellbore 6507/3-12, ...

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Cairn set for next phase of Senegal drilling

Cairn Energy is gearing up to start the third phase of its drilling program offshore Senegal in late January, ...

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Statoil hits oil off Norway

Statoil Petroleum has made an oil discovery northwest of the Norne field in the Norwegian Sea, offshore Norway.  ...

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NADL wins contract for West Phoenix rig

Drilling contractor North Atlantic Drilling has been awarded a one-well contract for the semi-submersible rig West ...

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Shell ditches Nova Scotia wildcat

Oil major Royal Dutch Shell has completed drilling operations at the Monterey Jack well, offshore Nova Scotia.  The ...

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'Safe Boreas' nets further extension

Repsol Sinopec Resources UK, formerly Talisman Sinopec Energy UK, has exercised options to further extend the ...

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U.S. offshore rigs go up a notch

The U.S. weekly offshore rig count went up by one unit last week, which is the second time in a row, according to a ...

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Bassoe: Owners still reluctant to recycle old jack-ups

The offshore rig market has been flooded with newbuilds over the past 10 years. Now oversupply is killing ...

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ExxonMobil in second oil discovery off Guyana

ExxonMobil on Thursday reported positive results from its Payara-1 well offshore Guyana. Payara is ExxonMobil’s ...

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Faroe lines up appraisal well for Brasse discovery

Faroe Petroleum is gearing up to start drilling an appraisal well on its Brasse oil and gas discovery in the ...

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'Deepsea Atlantic' fire incident under investigation

Norway’s offshore safety agency, the Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA), has confirmed that last week’s ...

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Fire breaks out on 'Deepsea Atlantic'

A fire broke out on the Deepsea Atlantic drilling rig working for Statoil at the Johan Sverdrup field, off Norway.  ...

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December knocks down more rigs in international rig count

The international offshore rig count for December 2016 was down both sequentially and year over year.  According to ...

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NADL in another 'West Rigel' delay

Drilling contractor North Atlantic Drilling Ltd. (NADL) has once again postponed the delivery of a newbuild ...

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U.S. rigs up in first weekly count of 2017

The first U.S. weekly rig count of 2017 has shown a rise in both offshore and onshore drilling rigs, compared to ...

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Hyperdynamics: Drillship change for Fatala well (Guinea)

After it recently announced a deal to take the Pacific Bora drillship for its Guinea drilling, oil company ...

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Cosco delays jack-up delivery

Chinese offshore rig builder Cosco has agreed with an Asian client to delay the delivery of a newbuild rig by a ...

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Maersk Drilling takes delivery of 'Maersk Invincible'

Danish offshore driller Maersk Drilling has taken delivery of its fourth XLE jack-up rig, the Maersk Invincible, ...

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Offshore platform on fire in Gulf of Mexico. Four rescued

The U.S. Coast Guard is responding to a report of a fire on an oil production platform near Grand Isle, Louisiana, ...

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Plexus inks second well deal with Masirah

Oil and gas engineering services business Plexus Holdings has received an order for a second well offshore Oman ...

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UMW lands jack-up work with Petronas

Malaysia’s UMW Oil & Gas has received a conditional letter of award from the Malaysian energy giant ...

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Water leak on Songa rig

A water leakage on board Songa Offshore’s Cat D rig Songa Encourage has prompted an investigation to identify ...

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