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Four Steps to Successful Rig Intake

Sep 25, 2019

After a period of dormancy, drilling activity and rig utilization is up. Yet despite an increase in demand for rigs, there is still an oversupply. Few long-term fixtures, gaps in schedules and rigs moving between different regulatory regimes create new rig intake challenges.What does this mean for your rig intake strategy? Your preference may be to contract a hot rig, as the operational risks are significantly less when compared to contracting a rig which has been nonoperational…

Weatherford Wins Russia Contracts

Oct 31, 2019

Oilfield services firm Weatherford announced it has signed two contracts totaling $67.4 million for drilling services with two major operators in Russia.The first contract spans two-and-a-half years. Operations began in July 2019 and will last through the end of 2022…

Conrad Reports Well Issues in Indonesia

Oct 25, 2019

Conrad Petroleum said it encountered problems while conducting testing at its Tambak 2 appraisal well on the Mako gas field offshore Indonesia.Conrad, operator of Duyung PSC, said it had successfully drilled the Tambak-2 well on October 15. Later…

CNOOC Q3 Capital Spending Surges

Oct 24, 2019

CNOOC Ltd, the listed arm of China's largest offshore oil and gas producer, on Thursday reported a 27.9% jump in capital spending in the third quarter amid Beijing's push to boost oil and gas exploration and production.Capital expenditure at CNOOC reached 19…

Maersk Drilling Scores POSCO Contract

Oct 18, 2019

Maersk Drilling said it has secured a contract Korean operator POSCO International Corporation to operated the drillship Maersk Viking for a three-well campaign offshore MyanmarThe contract is expected to commence in the end of 2019, with an estimated duration of 154 days…

Interra Resources Spuds First Well in Kuala Pambuang Block

Oct 07, 2019

Southeast Asian independent oil and gas exploration and production player Interra Resources said has started drilling its first onshore well in the onshore/offshore Kuala Pambuang block, in southern Central Kalimantan, Indonesia, where seismic…

Rosneft Makes Discovery Offshore Sakhalin

Oct 02, 2019

Russian integrated energy company Rosneft said it has completed drilling the first prospecting and appraisal well at the Vostochno-Pribrezhny license block on the shelf of Sakhalin Island, offshore Russia.The well was drilled on-schedule by…

PTTEP, Halliburton Ink Automation Deal

Oct 01, 2019

PTTEP, a national petroleum exploration and production company in Thailand, selected Halliburton Landmark for joint development of new well design workflow to automate drilling and completion engineering processes across the well lifecycle, the US-based oilfield services company announced…

Timor Resource to Drill 5 Wells in Timor-Leste

Sep 18, 2019

Australian privately-owned oil and gas company Timor Resources said it has commissioned Eastern Drilling to commence drilling operations in the Southeast Asian country of Timor-Leste.One of the world’s last frontiers for oil and gas, Timor-Leste's…

US Rig Count Slides

Sep 13, 2019

U.S. energy firms this week reduced the number of oil rigs operating for a fourth week in a row as producers cut spending, leading to slower growth in crude output.Drillers cut five oil rigs in the week to Sept. 13, bringing the total count down to 733…

Ukraine Strips US Firm of Black Sea Exploration Rights

Sep 12, 2019

Ukraine's new government on Thursday stripped U.S.-based Trident Acquisitions of the right to explore and develop oil and gas reserves in the Black Sea shelf, prompting the company to say Ukraine had lost out on $1 billion in new investment…

Mexico, Pemex to Hedge Oil Output

Sep 09, 2019

The Mexican government has said in its 2020 budget proposal that it will maintain a strategy of hedging its oil output against lower prices.Mexico’s state oil company Pemex will also continue a similar but separate hedging program. Mexico’s…

Velesto Bags Contracts from Petronas Carigali

Sep 09, 2019

Malaysia-based Velesto Drilling, indirect wholly- owned unit of Velesto Energy Bhd’s (VEB), has received a letter of award from Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd (PCSB) for the provision of jack-up drilling rig Naga 7.In a filing with Bursa Malaysia…

Baker Hughes: U.S. Oil Drillers Cut Rigs Again

Sep 06, 2019

U.S. energy firms this week reduced the number of oil rigs operating for a third week in a row after drilling slowed for nine straight months as independent producers cut spending by about 10% this year.Drillers cut four oil rigs in the week to Sept…

PGNiG Starts Norwegian Drilling

Sep 02, 2019

Polish state-controlled oil and gas company PGNiG said its unit PGNiG Upstream Norway started drilling an exploration well in licence area PL838 (the Shrek prospect) on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, for the first time in the role of the operator…

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