'Safe Scandinavia' cleared for use on Aker BP's Ula field

Aker BP has received consent from the PSA to use the Safe Scandinavia flotel on the Ula field offshore Norway.

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Lundin to drill Silfari well using 'Leiv Eiriksson'

Lundin Petroleum has received consent from the PSA for exploration drilling in the Norwegian Sea, using the Leiv ...

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Cantium takes Rowan rig on a 6-month charter

Rowan Companies has won a six-month contract in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico for one of its jack-up drilling rigs.

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Saudi Arabia goes full throttle in offshore drilling spree

Saudi Aramco just gave the jack-up market a shot of adrenaline. Rig owners should be loving what they’re seeing.

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Carnarvon: More potential in Phoenix South-3 well

Phoenix South-3 well offshore Australia has the potential for more hydrocarbons, according to Carnarvon Petroleum.

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Petronas joins Total offshore Senegal

Malaysian oil company Petronas has entered Senegalese oil and gas market through a deal with Total to acquire a ...

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Spirit Energy drills Barents Sea duster off Norway

Spirit Energy has completed the drilling of a wildcat well north of the Johan Castberg field in the Barents Sea. ...

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U.S. weekly offshore rig count climbs to 20

The number of active U.S. offshore rigs climbed up to 20 during this past week, according to a weekly rig count ...

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International offshore rig count rises in July

The international offshore rig count for July 2018 increased both sequentially and year-over-year, according to a ...

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Petronas hires two Velesto rigs

Velesto Energy has received two letter of awards from Petronas Carigali for the provision of jack-up drilling rig ...

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Ocean Rig in talks to reactivate two warm-stacked rigs

Ocean Rig has said that inquiries for offshore rigs have risen to the levels of 2012, which the driller will hope ...

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Elevated gas readings spotted during Phoenix South-3 ops

Quadrant Energy has noticed elevated gas readings during drilling operations on the Phoenix South-3 well, ...

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Vantage Drilling 2Q revenue rises. Net loss narrows

Offshore driller Vantage Drilling saw its revenue rise and net loss shrink in the second quarter of 2018.

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Faroe plans Rungne spud for September

Faroe Petroleum is preparing to spud its Rungne exploration well in the North Sea, offshore Norway.

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CNOOC starts production from two Weizhou wells

CNOOC has begun production from two infill wells in the Weizhou 12-8 fields in the Beibu Gulf offshore China.

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Dorado an 'incredible find' as Quadrant finds more oil

Quadrant Energy has made additional oil discoveries in the Crespin and Milne Members of its Dorado-1 well offshore ...

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Shell drills duster in Norwegian Sea

This is the second dry well in a row drilled by Shell using the Scarabeo 8 rig

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BP to drill sidetrack well at Aspy D-11 site offshore Canada

Canadian authorities have approved BP's plans to drill a sidetrack well at the Aspy D-11 well site, offshore ...

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Eni picks COSL rig for South China Sea work

China Oilfield Services Limited (COSL) has been awarded a drilling contract from Italian oil major Eni.

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Nexen hires COSL rig for Buzzard II development

Offshore drilling contractor COSL Drilling Europe has been awarded a contract for its COSLPioneer semi-submersible ...

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Cooper shuts Sole-4 well ahead of pipeline connection

Cooper Energy has informed that Sole-4, the second of two production wells for the Sole Gas Project off Australia, ...

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Kosmos Energy to spud well off Suriname in mid-August

Kosmos Energy will begin drilling operations on the Pontoenoe well offshore Suriname in mid-August.

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Safe Caledonia flotel to stay with BP until end of November

British oil major BP has exercised the one-month option to extend the charter of Prosafe’s Safe Caledonia.

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Prosafe, Cosco agree on flexible rig delivery timing

Offshore accommodation rig specialist Prosafe has reached an agreement with the Chinese shipyard Cosco over the ...

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U.S. weekly offshore rig count rises to 17 units

The number of U.S. offshore rigs rose to 17 active units during this past week, according to the weekly rig count ...

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No gas discoveries after Black Sea drilling campaign

Black Sea Oil & Gas has completed a two-well exploration drilling program in the XV Midia block, offshore Black Sea.

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Noble retires three rigs as net loss deepens

Noble Corporation has retired two semi-submersible rigs and one jack-up rig. The driller's quarterly loss deepened ...

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