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Equinor Dumps Great Australian Bight Oil Drilling

Feb 24, 2020

Norwegian company Equinor has become the third major fossil fuel producer to abandon plans to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight, after years of work. Previously, BP and Chevron canceled their drilling plans in the area, in 2016, and 2017 respectively.Equinor will not go ahead with the $200 million project, after sustained pressure from environmental activists.Equinor has informed the Australian…

Charlie-1 looms as potential company maker for 88 Energy

Feb 25, 2020

Alaskan focused oil and gas group, 88 Energy Ltd (ASX:88E) provided a further update on Monday regarding the progress of the group’s Charlie-1 appraisal well on the North Slope of Alaska.With the rig mobilised and drilling to start this weekend…

Siemens Wins Order to Modernize M. East Jack-Up Rig

Feb 20, 2020

Arabian Drilling Company has tapped the German industrial giant Siemens to modernize a complete and integrated drilling-drives lineup, including auxiliaries and controls, that will be installed on an offshore jack-up drilling rig for a customer in the Middle East…

Where Next for Exploration in Asia Pacific?

Feb 18, 2020

The drill bit still plays a key role across the region, with exploration increasingly the domain of national oil companiesReports of the death of exploration have been greatly exaggerated. Since the 2014 oil price downturn, the industry has re-imagined exploration…

Posco Strikes Gas Offshore Myanmar

Feb 18, 2020

South Korea's Posco International has made a gas discovery at the Mahar well offshore Myanmar.Located in Block A3, the well was drilled using the Maersk Viking drillship in a water depth of 1000 meters.The Korea Herald has reported that the…

CNOOC Brings Bozhong 34-9 Field Online

Feb 12, 2020

China National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC) has started oil production from its Bozhong 34-9 offshore oil field.The field, sitting in the south of the Bohai Sea in water depth of 18 meters, will at plateau produce 22,500 barrels of oil per day…

Noble Corp. Offshore Rig Duo Gets More Drilling Time

Feb 07, 2020

Offshore drilling contractor Noble Corporation has secured more work for two of its drilling rigs in Myanmar and Trinidad.In a fleet status update shared Thursday, Noble said its semi-submersible drilling rig Noble Clyde Boudreaux had won a new contract in Myanmar…

Elixir Energy well positioned to meet China’s booming natural gas demand

Feb 05, 2020

China is set to see a massive lift in demand for natural gas with current usage rates set to more than triple over the next 15 years.This comes as the Chinese government pushes for a switch to cleaner energy sources from coal, implementing policies…

Report: Borr Finds More Work for Mist Jack-Up Rig

Jan 29, 2020

Offshore drilling rig contractor Borr Drilling has reportedly secured more work for its Mist jack-up rig.According to Norwegian media, the Borr has secured an eight-month contract for the Keppel-built offshore drilling unit.Finansavisen recently reported that Svend Anton Maier…

Fugro Takes Part in Cambodia's First Oil Development

Jan 28, 2020

KrisEnergy has hired the Dutch offshore survey services provider Fugro to carry out a geotechnical survey at the Apsara oil field, offshore Cambodia.The Apsara field lies over the Khmer Basin, an unproduced geological basin in Cambodian maritime waters in the Gulf of Thailand…

Keppel O&M Turns Profitable in 2019

Jan 23, 2020

Singapore's Keppel Corp. Offshore & Marine division posted a profit for the full year 2019 citing cost cuts and lower impairment costs.For the full year, Keppel O&M posted a net profit of S$10 million, a significant increase compared to a loss of S$109 in 2018…

Caspian Sunrise Buying Offshore Exploration Vessel

Jan 21, 2020

Caspian Sunrise, a Kazakhstan-focused oil and gas explorer, is venturing into offshore oil and gas exploration. The company, which has mostly been focused on onshore activities on Tuesday proposed the acquisition of the  Caspian Explorer drilling vessel…

Malaysian Stock Exchange to Delist Perisai

Jan 20, 2020

Malaysian offshore vessel and rig owner Perisai Petroleum Teknologi is about to get delisted after Bursa Malaysia decided to dismiss the company's request to give it more time to get its business in order.Perisai, which provides vessels and rig to the local oil and gas industry…

Borr Drilling Takes Delivery of Newbuild Jack-Up From Keppel

Jan 15, 2020

Offshore drilling contractor has taken delivery of a newbuild jack-up rig from Singapore's Keppel. This is Keppel's first rig delivery in 2020.Keppel said Wednesday that the offshore drilling rig, named Heimdal, was built to Keppel's KFELS B…

Shelf Drilling Finds Work for Ex-Maersk Jack-Up

Jan 14, 2020

The U.S. oil major Chevron has chartered a Shelf Drilling jack-up drilling rig on a long-term deal. Chevron will use the rig in Thailand.Shelf Drilling said on Tuesday that Chevron Thailand had contracted the Shelf Drilling Enterprise jack-up unit…

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