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Pavo-1 Discovery is 'Stellar' Exploration Success, Carnarvon Says. Shares Resource Estimate

May 02, 2022

Australian oil and gas company Carnarvon Energy said the recent Pavo-1 oil discovery it made with operator Santos offshore W. Australia was a 'stellar exploration success.'The company has completed its Pavo resource assessment and said that…

Empyrean Energy 'Extremely Disappointed' as No Oil Found at 'World-class' Jade Offshore Prospect in China

Apr 27, 2022

Oil and gas company Empyrean Energy said Wednesday that its Jade offshore well in China, for which the company had high hopes, had reached total depth without encountering hydrocarbons.After years of preparations, the company started drilling…

Saudi Aramco to Keep Shelf Drilling's Jack-up Busy Until May 2025

Apr 27, 2022

Jack-up drilling rig specialist Shelf Drilling has secured a three-year contract extension for the High Island V jack-up rig with Saudi Aramco.The contract for the rig of the Marathon LeTourneau 82-SD-C design will start in direct continuation of its current contract in the Arabian Gulf…

Excellent Progress Made with Jade Well Drilling, Empyrean Says

Apr 19, 2022

Empyrean, an oil and gas company that recently started drilling at its Jade prospect offshore China, said Tuesday that the NH9 semi-submersible drilling rig was making excellent progress at the well.The company said that the rig had drilled…

Aban Offshore to Sell Four Jack-ups to ADES for $106 Million

Apr 18, 2022

Indian offshore drilling contractor Aban Offshore has agreed to sell four offshore drilling rigs to ADES for $106 million in total.Aban said that its Board had, at a meeting held on March 23, approved the sale of the jack-up drilling rigs Deep Driller 2…

Santos Spuds Apus-1 Well Offshore W. Australia

Apr 08, 2022

Australian oil and gas company Santos has started drilling at the Apus-1 well offshore W. Australia, using the Noble Tom Prosser jack-up drilling rig.The rig recently moved to the Apus-1 well site from the Pavo-1 well where Santos, and its partner Carnarvon…

Western Gas Sasanof-1 Drilling: Rig Move Date Confirmed

Apr 06, 2022

Australian oil and gas company Western Gas, the owner of the high-impact Sasanof-1 prospect off W. Australia, expects the Valaris MS-1 offshore drilling rig to move to the well site in May.'Western Gas is pleased to advise that the Valaris MS…

Keppel Offshore & Marine, Sembcorp Marine Working on Merger

Mar 31, 2022

Keppel Corp's offshore and marine (O&M) arm and smaller rival Sembcorp Marine are working towards having an agreement over their business unification in place by the end of April, the companies said on Thursday.The companies had first announced…

Empyrean Energy Reveals Expected Spud Date for 'World-class' Jade Prospect Offshore China

Mar 25, 2022

Oil and gas company Empyrean Energy said Friday it would take over the China Oilfield Services Limited ('COSL') owned NH9 semi-submersible drilling rig for the drilling of the Jade well, within the next few days for safety checks. Empyrean has…

Seadrill Names Ex-Borr Drilling Boss as Its New CEO

Mar 25, 2022

Offshore drilling contractor Seadrill Limited has appointed Simon Johnson, former CEO of Borr Drilling, as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. Johnson will replace Stuart Jackson as President and Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect…

Empyrean Gets Rig Slot on NH9 Semi-sub to Drill 'World-class' Jade Prospect

Mar 14, 2022

Empyrean said Friday it had secured a rig slot for the use of the COSL NH9 semi-submersible drilling for the drilling of Empyrean's Jade offshore well offshore China. Empyrean has described the Jade prospect  as 'one of the most exciting wells to be drilled globally in 2022…

Petronas Carigali Awards Offshore Drilling Contract to Velesto

Mar 11, 2022

Malaysian oil and gas company Petronas Carigali, a subsidiary of Petronas, has awarded a two-year contract to Velesto Energy's subsidiary Velesto Drilling for the provision of jack-up drilling rigs.The contract, which covers a suite of Velesto's NAGA jack-up rigs…

Aquadrill's Polaris Drillship Catches Fire in Sri Lanka

Feb 17, 2022

Aquadrill's Polaris drillship caught fire earlier this week at Hambantota Port in Sri Lanka. According to the port authorities, the incident happened Tuesday, and the fire was quickly extinguished.'The Hambantota International Port Emergency Response Unit (ERU) together with the port’s Quality…

Western Gas Targets 2Q Spud Date for 'High-impact' Sasanof-1 Well as All Regulatory Approvals Granted

Feb 03, 2022

Australian oil and gas company Western Gas expects to spud its 'high-impact' Sasanof-1 exploration well on the North West Shelf offshore Australia in the second quarter of 2022. The company said Thursday it had received all the necessary regulatory approvals for the drilling operation…

Maersk Drilling's Drillship to Drill for TotalEnergies, Petronas in Malaysia

Feb 01, 2022

Oil major Shell has exercised two options on the contract that will employ the Maersk Drilling's drillship Maersk Viking offshore Malaysia.The first option will be novated to TotalEnergies EP Malaysia for the drilling of one deepwater well at the Tepat project…

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