Towards smarter and greener decommissioning

Project and financing models for decommissioning are moving up oil and gas operators’ agenda worldwide as ‘lower for longer’ oil prices raise questions about how long ageing assets can operate viably beyond their design lives.

Chevron ends Transocean rig contract early

U.S. oil major Chevron has decided to terminate a contract with Transocean for the Discoverer Clear Leader ...

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Alpha Petroleum picks Awilco for Cheviot field drilling

Offshore drilling contractor Awilco Drilling has received a letter of award from UK oil firm Alpha Petroleum ...

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Atwood Oceanics bags 'Atwood Orca' extension in Thailand

Atwood Oceanics scores 4-month extension for jack-up in Thailand

Atwood Oceanics has agreed to a four month extension on the jackup rig Atwood Orca with Mubadala Petroleum for ...

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Wintershall gets nod for Balderbrå drilling

Wintershall gets nod for Balderbrå drilling

The Norwegian offshore safety body, Petroleum Safety Authority Norway, has given a nod to Wintershall to drill an ...

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Bassoe: Offshore drilling rig empires to take over industry

Call them speculative, but the drilling companies and investors buying offshore rigs at today’s values could be ...

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Shelf Drilling jack-up rig wins work in West Africa

Offshore driller Shelf Drilling has found work for one of its West Africa-based jack-up drilling rigs. According to ...

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Averøy to host Deepsea Bergen rig ahead of OMV drilling work

Norwegian offshore driller Odfjell Drilling has chosen the Averøy Industripark AS industrial area to place its ...

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Murphy takes PV Drilling jack-up on one-month deal

U.S. oil company Murphy Oil has reportedly hired one of PV Drilling’s offshore rigs on a one-month firm deal. ...

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VIDEO: Statoil Cat J rigs on their way to Norway

Norwegian oil giant Statoil is preparing to welcome the first of the two high-spec Cat J jack-up rigs built by ...

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OMV strikes oil at Wisting appraisal well

Austrian oil company OMV has struck oil in the 7324/8-3 well, appraising the Wisting discovery in the Barents Sea. ...

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Twinza: COSL Seeker rig leaves for Pasca drilling site

Twinza Oil has informed that the COSL Seeker jack-up drilling rig has left the Port Moresby Harbour for its ...

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GALLERY: Final trip for Hermod crane vessel

 Heerema Marine Contractors has shared images showing the loading of the semi-submersible crane vessel Hermod on ...

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Seadrill enters restructuring deal to reduce debt

Indebted offshore driller Seadrill Limited has entered into a restructuring agreement with the majority of its ...

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Borr secures jack-up work off Gabon

Offshore driller Borr Drilling has accepted a letter of intent from BW Energy Dussafu, a subsidiary of BW Offshore, ...

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Total awards more time to Prosafe flotel

Oil company Total E&P UK has extended the charter of the Prosafe-owned flotel Safe Caledonia currently ...

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Shelf Drilling scoops two jack-up rig contracts

Shelf Drilling, a shallow water offshore drilling contractor, has secured contracts for two of its jack-up drilling ...

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Byron picks Ensco rig for GoM drilling

Byron Energy has signed a drilling contract with Ensco for the Ensco 68 jack-up rig to carry out the South Marsh ...

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Wellesley hits dust in Goanna well

Norwegian oil and gas explorer Wellesley Petroleum has failed to find hydrocarbons at its Goanna exploration well ...

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PSA: Asgard gas leak 'could have been fatal'

An investigation by the Norwegian offshore safety agency, the Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA), into a hydrocarbon ...

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UK: Statoil faces disappointment at Verbier

Norwegian oil company Statoil is unlikely to drill a sidetrack well on the Verbier prospect in the UK North ...

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Drombeg well lets Providence down

Providence Resources, the Irish oil and gas company, is disappointed with well results at the Drombeg prospect in ...

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Weekly U.S. offshore rig count two units short Y-o-Y

The number of U.S. offshore rig remained unchanged last week but dropped by two units year-over-year, Baker Hughes, ...

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Azinor bites dust at Partridge well

Azinor Catalyst, the Seacrest Capital Group-backed E&P company, has found no hydrocarbons in its Partridge well ...

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Hyperdynamics 'very disappointed' with Fatala well

After much anticipation, Hyperdynamics-operated Fatala-1 exploration well drilled offshore Guinea has reached its ...

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International offshore rig count down to 201 units in August

The international offshore rig count for August this year was 201 units, down by 27 units year-over-year, according ...

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Statoil cleared to drill at Troll with ‘Songa Equinox’

Statoil has been given consent by the Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) to use the Songa Equinox drilling rig to ...

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Accident report reveals why 'Transocean Winner' ran aground

A report into why the Transocean Winner semi-submersible rig grounded on the Isle of Lewis last year has been ...

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