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Philippines Open to New Oil Exploration Talks with China

Aug 31, 2022

The Philippines is open to new talks with China on oil and gas exploration, the Southeast Asian country's foreign minister said on Wednesday.A deal with China or any other country on joint oil and gas exploration, however, should comply with Philippine laws…

ADNOC Awards $1.83B Drilling-related Services Deals

Aug 31, 2022

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) on Wednesday announced the award of five framework agreements valued at $1.83 billion (AED6.72 billion) for Directional Drilling and Logging While Drilling (LWD).According to ADNOC, the deals are the largest…

G. W. Lisk Company Launches New Certified Flame Arrestor Series

Aug 28, 2022

G.W. Lisk Company recently announced the launch of their ATEX, IECEx and UL/ULC certified in line deflagration flame arrestor series. The series is designed for use in Class 1: Div 1 (Zone 0,1), Div 2 (Zone 2) oil and gas installation up to 4”…

Australia: Santos Limits Barossa Gas Drilling Pending Court Decision

Aug 26, 2022

Santos Ltd has agreed to pause some drilling on the Barossa gas project in waters off northern Australia pending a court decision on a challenge by a group of Indigenous land owners seeking to stop the $3.5 billion project.Hearings on the case concluded on Friday at the Federal Court in Darwin…

ONGC Inks Deal with ExxonMobil for Deepwater Exploration in India

Aug 19, 2022

Indian oil explorer and producer Oil and Natural Gas Corp said on Wednesday it signed a Heads of Agreement (HoA) with global petroleum giant ExxonMobil Corp for deepwater exploration in the country's East and West coasts.The two oil explorers…

Velesto Upgrades Two Jack-Up Rigs

Aug 10, 2022

Malaysian offshore drilling firm Velesto said Wednesday it had completed 'the offline capabilities upgrading works' for NAGA 5 and NAGA 6, making the two rigs - the first Malaysian jack-up drilling rigs to be equipped with offline capabilities…

CNOOC Finds Shale Oil in South China Sea Exploration Well

Jul 29, 2022

China's CNOOC Ltd has tapped commercial flows of oil and gas from a shale exploration well in the South China Sea, marking the first successfully drilled shale oil well offshore China, state media reported on Thursday.Exploration well Weiye-1…

Shelf Drilling Lands ONGC Work

Jul 29, 2022

Dubai based jackup operator Shelf Drilling has been awarded a three-year contract for with India's Oil and Natural Gas Corporation for work on the Mumbai High. The contract is for the C.E. Thornton jack-up rig, with planned start-up of operations is Q2 2023…

Valaris' Semi-Sub Reaches Santos' Barossa Gas Field

Jul 20, 2022

Offshore drilling firm Valaris said Tuesday that its Valaris MS-1 semi-submersible drilling rig had reached Santos' Barossa gas field offshore Australia.'On July 16, the VALARIS MS-1 completed the tow from Dampier to the Barossa Field offshore…

Indonesia Offers Six Oil and Gas Blocks for Bidding

Jul 20, 2022

Indonesia is offering five exploration oil and gas working areas and one exploitation working area across the country in its first bidding round of this year, a senior energy official said on Wednesday.The oil and gas blocks have a total potential resources of 3…

Mubadala Petroleum Books Borr Drilling Jack-up Rig

Jul 15, 2022

Offshore drilling contractor Borr Drilling has secured a binding Letter of Award for its jack-up drilling rig Mist.The deal is with the Abu Dhabi-based Mubadala Petroleum for drilling in Thailand. The contract length has an estimated duration of 210 days…

Shelf Drilling Takes Delivery of 2008-built Aban Offshore Jack-up Rig

Jul 13, 2022

Oslo-listed offshore drilling contractor Shelf Drilling has taken delivery of the Deep Driller 7 jack-up drilling rig.Shelf Drilling bought the rig from the Indian offshore drilling firm Aban Offshore. The deal was first announced in mid-June…

MMA Offshore's PSV to Provide Drilling Support Services for OMV in New Zealand

Jul 12, 2022

Oil and gas company OMV has awarded a charter contract to Australia's MMA Offshore for the MMA Leeuwin platform supply vessel.MMA Offshore will deploy the platform supply vessel to provide drilling support services for OMV in the Taranaki Basin…

Harbour Energy's Offshore Well in Indonesia Hits 'Material Gas Accumulation'

Jul 11, 2022

Oil and gas company Harbour Energy has completed the drilling of the Timpan-1 exploration well located 150 kilometers offshore Indonesia, encountering 'a material gas accumulation.'The well, in a water depth of 4,245 feet (1293.8 meters). was drilled to a total vertical depth of 13…

Philippines, China Terminate Talks on Joint Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration

Jun 23, 2022

The Philippines' outgoing foreign minister said on Thursday that talks over joint energy exploration between his country and China in the South China Sea had been terminated, citing constitutional constraints and issues of sovereignty.The two…

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