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GSP Offshore, Trident Black Sea Bid in Ukraine

Jul 31, 2019

GSP Holding company GSP Offshore SRL is the preferred drilling and engineering services provider of Trident Black Sea, in its bid for the right to negotiate a production sharing agreement (PSA) with the Ukrainian government for the offshore Dolphin block in the northwestern part of the Black Sea…

UK Plans to Boost Drilling

Jul 31, 2019

The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA), UK has published for the first time a Wells Strategy which provides a framework of how the OGA and industry will work together to deliver increased activity and improve performance.The OGA’s Wells Insights Report…

USCG Investigating Offshore Facility Fatalities

Jul 30, 2019

Rear Adm. John Nadeau, who recently took command of the Eighth Coast Guard District in New Orleans, convened a formal investigation last week for the incident that occurred onboard the offshore production facility Auger, June 30, 2019.Crewmembers…

Beach Energy to Boost Drilling Spend

Jul 24, 2019

Beach Energy, Australia's third-largest independent oil and gas producer, ended the 2019 financial year more cashed up than expected and plans to step up spending on drilling while keeping an eye out for acquisitions, its boss said on Wednesday…

KCA Deutag Wins $168mln Russian Gig

Jul 16, 2019

Global drilling and engineering contractor KCA Deutag (KCAD) announced that its land drilling operation has won three new contracts in Russia worth approximately $168m.These contracts are for eight high performance land rigs, seven of which were previously built by Bentec…

Hurricane Energy Spuds Lincoln Crestal

Jul 15, 2019

UK-based oil exploration and production company Hurricane Energy said it has spudded the second of three wells on the Greater Warwick Area in the UK North Sea.Well 205/26b-B well, or Lincoln Crestal, was was spudded – the start of the drilling process – using the Transocean Leader rig…

EU Threatens Turkey with Sanctions over Cyprus Drilling

Jul 11, 2019

The European Union is set to curb contacts and funding for Ankara in retaliation for what it calls Turkey's 'illegal' drilling for gas and oil off Cyprus and stands ready to ramp up sanctions further, a draft statement seen by Reuters shows…

Dominican Republic Kicks Off Licensing Round

Jul 10, 2019

The Dominican Republic's first oil licensing round will be a success if it awards more than two of the 14 blocks on offer this year, a government official said at an event disclosing the Caribbean nation's fiscal terms.The licensing round, which began on Wednesday with disclosure of contract terms…

EU: Turkey's Drilling off Cyprus Coast of "Grave Concern"

Jul 08, 2019

The European Union on Monday said Turkey's plan to drill for oil and gas off Cyprus was of grave concern and an unacceptable escalation of tensions surrounding the Mediterranean island.'Turkey's declared intention to illegally conduct a new drilling operation northeast of Cyprus is of grave concern…

Shelf Drilling Bags Gulf of Thailand Gig

Jul 08, 2019

Dubai-headquartered offshore drilling contractor Shelf Drilling has secured a contract for the Shelf Drilling Scepter jack-up rig with Chevron Thailand Exploration and Production for operations in the Gulf of Thailand.The contract for the  2008…

Ward Leonard WL29BC200 AC Induction Motor

Jul 02, 2019

The Ward Leonard WL29BC200 AC induction motor is the oil and gas industry’s only 2,000 horsepower motor designed to fit into a 1,500 horsepower motor package, according to its manufacturer.At up to 19 inches smaller and 10% lighter than competing 2…

Aker BP Discovers Oil at Frosk

Jul 02, 2019

Aker BP ASA, operator of production license 340, has finalized the results after drilling wildcat well 24/9-15 S (Froskelår Nordøst) and appraisal well 24/9-15 A.According to a press note from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD), the wells…

Sapura Energy Bags Multiple Contracts

Jul 01, 2019

Malaysia’s oilfield services player Sapura Energy said it has has clinched contracts worth a total of MYR 1 billion ($242 million) for several new oil patch deals and one – the company’s first – offshore wind contract.The 10 new contracts are…

US Drillers Add Rigs

Jun 28, 2019

U.S. energy firms this week increased the number of oil rigs operating for a second week in a row with oil futures up about 12% over the past couple of weeks despite plans by most producers to cut spending on new drilling this year.The rig count…

US Rig Count Climbs

Jun 21, 2019

U.S. energy firms increased the number of oil rigs operating for the first time in the past three weeks as U.S. crude futures soared around 10% this week.Big energy price declines over the prior couple of months, however, prompted one analyst to cut rig count forecasts for 2019 and 2020…

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