DEA drills duster in Barents Sea

Island Innovator

Oil company DEA Norge has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 7321/4-1 in the Barents Sea off Norway. The well ...

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Talos: Zama appraisal drilling imminent

Talos Energy, the operator of the large Zama discovery offshore Mexico, has received approval for the Zama ...

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Ocean Rig Poseidon drillship set to spud Prospect S well

Ocean Rig Poseidon drillship is sailing towards Chariot's PEL 71 block offshore Namibia where it will soon begin ...

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Sirius hopes to spud Ororo-2 well in 4Q 2018

Sirius Petroleum is working towards achieving spudding of the Ororo-2 well in the fourth quarter of 2018.

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BW's Dussafu sidetrack well finds more oil (Gabon)

BW Energy has found more oil offshore Gabon following the drilling of the Ruche North East sidetrack well.

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End of the line for Jasper Explorer drillship

Offshore rig broker Bassoe Offshore has informed that the Jasper Explorer drillship has been sold for scrap.

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Aker Energy hires Maersk drillship for Ghana well

Maersk Drilling has signed a contract with Aker Energy for Maersk Viking, an ultra-deepwater drillship, to drill ...

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Lundin: Results from Alta appraisal 'better than expected'

Leiv Eiriksson

Lundin Norway has completed the Alta appraisal well 7220/11-5 and extended production test in PL609 in the southern ...

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Turkish Petroleum takes Rowan rig for two-well gig

Rowan Companies has been awarded a two-well contract for its Rowan Norway jack-up rig in the Mediterranean Sea by ...

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Most interesting deal of the year award? Noble scores big.

Someone other than Borr has finally acquired a newbuild jackup. And other established rig owners are likely to follow.

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Total makes large gas discovery offshore UK

French oil major Total has made "a significant gas discovery" on the Glendronach prospect offshore UK.

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Dry hole for Tullow off Namibia

Tullow Oil has encountered non-commercial hydrocarbons at its Cormorant-1 exploration well in the PEL-37 licence, ...

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U.S. weekly offshore rig count unchanged

The number of U.S. offshore rigs remained flat at 20 active units this past week, according to weekly rig count ...

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Transocean bags 300-day deal for newbuild rig with Equinor

Offshore driller Transocean has scored a six-well contract with Equinor for the newbuild, harsh environment ...

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Noble buys new jack-up rig, wins first contract

Noble Corporation has bought a new Gusto MSC CJ46 design jack-up rig from Singapore's rig builder PaxOcean Group

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Mixed results from Aker BP's North Sea wells

Maersk Intrepid

Norwegian oil company Aker BP has drilled four wells in the North Sea off Norway. As a result, two wells are dry ...

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'Deepsea Atlantic' safety probe finds one improvement point

The PSA has found an improvement point during an audit of the Odfjell Drilling’s Deepsea Atlantic rig.

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Semco readies Maersk jack-up for Buzzard campaign

Maersk Innovator

Maersk Drilling’s jack-up Maersk Innovator has completed its yard stay at Invergordon, Scotland.

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Vissim to deliver equipment for Maersk rig

Vissim has been awarded a contract to deliver its latest generation vessel traffic management system to Aker ...

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GMS clinches 15 years worth of charters in MENA

Gulf Marine Services has been awarded 15 years worth of contracts for three self-propelled self-elevating support ...

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Equinor picks Seadrill rig for up to 11 wells in Barents Sea

Offshore driller Seadrill has scored a contract for its West Hercules semi-submersible drilling rig with Equinor.

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Worker injured while working for BP off Canada

West Aquarius rig

An offshore worker has been injured while working on Seadrill's West Aquarius rig off Canada for BP. 

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Aker BP gains consent for North Sea well

Aker BP has received consent from the the PSA for exploration drilling in the North Sea using the Scarabeo 8 ...

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'Major' oil firm hires 'Safe Caledonia' flotel

Flotel operator Prosafe has won a contract for its Safe Caledonia accommodation rig to support 'a major oil and gas ...

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Seadrill bags drilling deal with Exxon in Canada

West Aquarius rig. Photographer: Karen Chappell/Bitstop – shared with permission from the photographer

Oil company ExxonMobil has chartered Seadrill Partners' semi-submersible drilling rig for an offshore well in Canada.

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Equinor picks up drilling permit for Intrepid Eagle prospect

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Equinor a drilling permit for a wildcat well in the Barents Sea.

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QGEP hires Laguna Star drillship for Atlanta well

QGEP has hired the drillship Laguna Star to drill a third well of the Atlanta field’s Early Production System (EPS). 

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