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Worldwide offshore rig count rises in February

Baker Hughes Incorporated announced today that the worldwide offshore rig count for February 2015 rose to 379 ...

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Statoil postpones Johan Castberg and Snorre 2040

Statoil has informed that the licensees in the Johan Castberg and Snorre 2040 licences have decided to spend more ...

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Premier spuds Zebedee prospect (Falkland Islands)

Falkland Oil and Gas Limited (FOGL) has announced that the 14/15-5 ‘Zebedee’ exploration well, off the ...

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IKM Elektro nets Goliat job

ENI Norge has entered into a contract with IKM Elektro AS for the provision of overhaul and repairs of electric ...

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ExxonMobil set to drill in contested waters off Guyana

Guyana’s Government Information Agency (GINA) has informed that the Deepwater Champion drillship is in ...

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PHOTO: World's largest jack-up loaded. Sets sail to Norway

The photo above shows one of the world’s largest jack-up drilling rigs being loaded on a heavy lift vessel in ...

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PHOTO: 'Greatdrill Chaaru' ready for India

The recently delivered ‘Greatdrill Chaaru’ jack-up drilling rig will work for the national oil company ...

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VAALCO spuds first exploration well in Block 5

VAALCO Energy has on March 2, 2015, spudded the post-salt Kindele-1 well, its first exploration well on Block 5 ...

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Worker suffers crush injuries on Transocean Barents rig

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has decided to launch an investigation into an incident that occurred ...

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‘Greatdrill Chaaru’ jack-up rig delivered

Greatship Global Energy Services Pte. Ltd., a Singapore-based subsidiary of Greatship (India) Limited (GIL), has ...

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PSA explores ways of reducing costs for rig movement

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has set up a working group to examine possible means of reducing costs ...

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Drilling begins at Lundin’s Morkel prospect

Lundin Petroleum has kicked off drilling operations of exploration well 33/2-2S in PL579, offshore Norway. The well ...

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‘Eirik Raude’ reaches the Falkland Islands

Falkland Oil and Gas Limited, and Rockhopper Exploration plc have informed that the drilling unit Eirik Raude has ...

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PSA nods to Lundin for exploration well in Barents Sea

Lundin Norway AS (Lundin) has received consent from the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway(PSA) for exploration ...

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Kangaroo West-1 well spudded (Brazil)

Karoon Gas Australia Ltd has announced the spudding of the Kangaroo West-1 exploration well, the second well in ...

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Nod to Statoil for Julius well drilling

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for well 2/4-23, ...

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Otto farms out stake in SC55. Hires Maersk drillship

Otto Energy Ltd has signed a farm-out agreement for a 15 % interest in the SC55 block, offshore the Philippines, ...

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Statoil: Go-ahead for Roald Rygg drilling

Statoil has received consent from the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) for exploration drilling in block ...

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Popular news, February 23 – March 1, 2015

What sparked your interest the most in the previous week was an article containing an infographic that details ...

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U.S. offshore rig count plunges

Baker Hughes Incorporated has posted Weekly Rig Count reports to its Investor Relations website according to which ...

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Rowan swings to net loss on asset impairments

Rowan Companies, a U.S. based offshore driller has, for the 4th quarter of 2014 reported a net loss of $326.9 ...

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Statoil to close down Statfjord C platform

Statoil will shut down its Statfjord C platform, located in the Norwegian part of the North Sea, due to cracks ...

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Keppel FELS’ 100th jack-up goes to Vietnam

Singapore’s Keppel FELS is on track to deliver PV Drilling VI, a KFELS B Class jack-up rig, to PV Drilling ...

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Statoil submits plan for Peregrino Phase 2 development

Following the sanction of the Peregrino Phase 2 project in December, Statoil together with its partner Sinochem ...

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PSA probes safety on ConocoPhillips' Ekofisk 2/4 J

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has carried out an audit of the work of ConocoPhillips (COPSAS) to ...

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Total E&P: NPD permits North Sea well drilling

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Total E&P Norge AS a drilling permit for well 25/6-5 S ...

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Hercules loses rig contract in Saudi Arabia

After it has been announced that Diamond Offshore is facing early termination for several of its rig contracts, ...

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