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Aker BP picks up drilling permit for North Sea appraisal

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Aker BP a drilling permit for an appraisal well located in the ...

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Aker BP extends Ula stay for Prosafe flotel

Aker BP has exercised the first of eight one-month options to extend the charter of the Prosafe-owned flotel Safe ...

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Worldwide offshore rig count up by 50 units Y-o-Y

The worldwide offshore rig count in January 2019 increased by five units sequentially and 50 rigs year-over-year, ...

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Equinor kicks off exploration campaign offshore UK

Equinor has initiated an exploration campaign on the UK continental shelf comprising five wells in 2019, which is a ...

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Maersk Drilling sees signs of continued recovery

Maersk Drilling is seeing signs of continued recovery in the offshore drilling market. 

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BSOG sanctions Midia project offshore Romania

Black Sea Oil & Gas has made the Final Investment Decision to proceed with the $400 million Midia gas development ...

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Total in significant discovery offshore South Africa

Total has made a significant gas condensate discovery at the Brulpadda prospect on Block 11B/12B offshore South Africa. 

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WoodMac: Supply chain recovery to continue in 2019

The global offshore upstream supply chain saw signs of recovery in 2018, and this looks set to continue in 2019, ...

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Seadrill, Sonangol create JV company Sonadrill

Oslo-listed offshore drilling company Seadrill has entered into a 50:50 joint venture with Empresa de Serviços e ...

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ExxonMobil strikes two more oil finds offshore Guyana

U.S. oil major ExxonMobil can't stop finding oil in Guyana. After a string of discoveries last year, the company on ...

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Corallian spins drill bit on Colter well offshore UK

UK-based Corallian Energy has begun drilling operations on the Colter appraisal well using one of Ensco’s jack-up ...

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Aker BP granted drilling permit for two North Sea wells

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Aker BP a drilling permit for two wells located in the North Sea ...

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Five offshore wells to watch in 2019

Latin America and southern and western Africa are the regions to keep a close eye on, energy intelligence group ...

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Aker BP hits oil and gas at Froskelar Main well in Norway

Norwegian oil company Aker BP has hit oil and gas at it its Froskelar Main exploration well in the North Sea ...

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U.S. weekly offshore rig count sinks to 19 units

The number of offshore rigs in the U.S. dropped to 19 units last week, according to a weekly rig count reports by ...

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Report: GDI sells one of its jack-up rigs for demolition

Gulf Drilling International, a subsidiary of Gulf International Services, has reportedly sold one of his rigs for ...

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COSL Innovator semi-sub to drill Barryroe wells (Ireland)

COSL Drilling’s semi-submersible drilling rig COSL Innovator has been nominated as the rig to drill at the ...

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Beach contracts Diamond rig for Otway drilling campaign

Beach Energy has hired a Diamond Offshore-owned semi-submersible drilling rig for drilling in the Otway Basin ...

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Rowan rig wins seven-well program with Lundin

Offshore driller Rowan Companies has won a contract for a jack-up drilling rig with Lundin in Norway. 

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Report: GDI inks rig contracts with Shell, North Oil Co.

Qatari offshore drilling company Gulf Drilling International has reportedly won contracts for two jack-up rigs. ...

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Deep Sea Mooring to provide services to Diamond rigs

Vryhof's mooring business, Deep Sea Mooring, has signed a multi-year agreement with Diamond Offshore.

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Petrobel takes Shelf's jack-up for operations in Egypt

Shelf Drilling has received a contract award for one of its jack-up rigs with Belayim Petroleum Company (Petrobel) ...

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CNOOC makes new discovery in UK North Sea

CNOOC Limited has made a new discovery on the Glengorm prospect, located in offshore UK Central North Sea.

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Offshore safety body spots irregularities on Askepott rig

The Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) has found several irregularities during an audit of the Askepott rig.

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Santos adds Roc South-1 well to drilling program

Santos will drill the Santos Roc South-1 exploration well located offshore Australia immediately after Dorado-2 ...

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Four contractors win six jack-up rig deals with India's ONGC

Indian oil company ONGC has hired six jack-up rigs from four different offshore contractors.

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U.S. weekly offshore rig count climbs to 20

The weekly U.S. offshore rig count rose by one active unit this past week, Baker Hughes, a GE company, said in a ...

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