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Woodside Hires Valaris Offshore Rig for 16 Wells

Jul 12, 2021

Valaris, a company leasing offshore drilling rigs to oil and gas companies, has secured a 16-well contract for one of its semi-submersible drilling rigs.The drilling firm said Monday that the Australian oil and gas firm Woodside had hired the Valaris DPS-1 semi-submersible drilling unit…

Australia: WesternGas to Drill Sasanof-1 Well Using Valaris Rig. Taps AGR for Well Management

Jul 12, 2021

Australian oil and gas company Western Gas, the operator of the offshore Exploration Permit WA-519-P, said Friday it would drill the Sasanof-1 exploration well offshore Western Australia in Q1 2022, using a Valaris semi-submersible drilling rig…

Valaris Clinches Jack-up Rig Deal in Saudi Arabia

Jul 07, 2021

Offshore drilling firm Valaris has won a contract extension with Aramco in Saudi Arabia for one of its standard-duty modern jackup drilling rigs.The Saudi national oil company has elected to extend the charter of the VALARIS JU-140 jack-up by 183 days…

Oman State Energy Company OQ Pondering Drilling Business Sale

Jul 05, 2021

Oman state energy company OQ is considering selling its drilling unit Abraj Energy Services, sources said, as the Gulf nation seeks to shore up its finances that have been hit by the coronavirus pandemic and last year's oil price plunge.The…

Carnarvon Picks Jack-up Rig for Buffalo Well in Timor Sea

Jun 30, 2021

Australian oil company Carnarvon Petroleum has selected a jack-up drilling rig for the Buffalo-10 well offshore Timor-Leste, planned to be drilled in October of this year.The company has signed a letter of intent with an undisclosed offshore drilling contractor…

Saipem Charters Ultra-deepwater Drillship from Samsung Heavy Industries

Jun 29, 2021

Italian oilfield services giant Saipem has chartered a newbuild drillship directly from South Korea's Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard.Saipem expects the drillship - named Samsung Santorini - to be delivered in November 2021, when the Italian…

Drilling Starts at Block No. 1 Offshore Bahrain

Jun 24, 2021

Bahrain's National Oil and Gas Authority (NOGA) started drilling the first exploration well in offshore block No. 1 to the north of the kingdom, a government media adviser said on Twitter on Wednesday.The new well is part of an exploration and…

Keppel, Sembcorp Marine in Talks to Merge Offshore and Marine Units

Jun 24, 2021

Temasek-backed Singapore conglomerate Keppel Corp and smaller rival Sembcorp Marine are exploring a potential tie-up which would see them combine their struggling offshore and marine (O&M) businesses after years of losses in an industry downturn…

North Oil Company Books JDC Jack-Up Rig for Al-Shaheen Operations

Jun 16, 2021

Offshore drilling contractor Japan Drilling Co., Ltd. (JDC) has secured an offshore drilling contract with North Oil Company in Qatar.JDC will provide its jack-up drilling rig Hakuryu-10 over a three-year contract at Qatar's giant offshore oil field Al-Shaheen…

Australia: Advent Energy Issues Call for Offshore Drilling Rig to Drill Baleen-1 Well

Jun 09, 2021

Australian oil and gas company Advent Energy has issued a call for tender for the delivery of offshore drilling services for its Baleen-1 well, off Newcastle, Australia.The tender has been issued to multiple drilling contractors who have semi-submersible drilling units in the region…

Gazprom Neft, Novatek Form Arctic E&P JV

Jun 04, 2021

Russian energy companies Novatek and Gazprom Neft on Friday created an exploration and production joint venture which will focus on work in the East Siberian Sea and the Chukchi Sea.As part of the agreement, Novatek acquired a 49% participation interest in OOO Gazpromneft Sakhalin…

Malaysian Offshore Driller Sends Notice of Abandonment to Insurers of Sunken Rig

May 31, 2021

Naga 7, a jack-up drilling rig that sank earlier in May while gearing up to start drilling for ConocoPhillips off Malaysia, remains sunken at the location, Velesto, the owner said Monday, adding that it has sent a notice of abandonment to the insurers…

Timor Leste: Santos Kicks Off Bayu Undan Infill Drilling

May 25, 2021

Australian oil and gas company Santos has started Phase 3C infill drilling program at the Bayu-Undan field, offshore Timor-Leste.Under the $235 million drilling program, sanctioned in January, Santos will drill three production wells and will develop additional natural gas and liquids reserves…

PTTEP Makes Another Gas Discovery Offshore Malaysia

May 19, 2021

Thai oil company PTTEP has made another gas discovery offshore Malaysia, this time at the exploration well, Kulintang-1, its first drilled in the Block SK438, located around 230 kilometers off the coast of Miri, Sarawak.The company has been…

ADNOC Kicks Off Investor Meetings Ahead of Drilling Unit IPO

May 17, 2021

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has started virtual meetings with potential investors ahead of the planned initial public offering of its drilling unit, two sources told Reuters.Banks working on ADNOC Drilling are scheduling calls with local…

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