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ConocoPhillips Hires Icon Caren Jack-up Rig for Sarawak Drilling

Feb 14, 2022

U.S. oil and gas company ConocoPhillips has awarded a jack-up drilling rig contract to Malaysia's Icon Offshore for its Sarawak 2022 drilling campaign.The contract is for the Icon Caren jack-up drilling rig, previously known as Perisai Pacific 101…

Rig in Place - Santos to Spud Pavo-1 Well Targeting 82 Million Barrels

Feb 09, 2022

Australian oil and gas company Santos is set to start drilling the Pavo-1 well, offshore W. Australia, as the Noble Tom Prosser jack-up drilling rig has reached the well site and completed pre-drill preparations.The Pavo-1, operated by Santos…

ADC Energy Nets Rig Inspection Services Contract in Malaysia

Feb 07, 2022

Aberdeen-based offshore rig inspection company ADC Energy has said it has been awarded its third contract in Asia-Pacific (APAC) in the first quarter of 2022 to provide its specialist rig inspection services to an unnamed global E&P operator in Malaysia…

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…

Kuwait's KUFPEC Makes First Operated Offshore Discovery in Indonesia

Jan 24, 2022

Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (“KUFPEC”) said Sunday that its subsidiary KUFPEC Indonesia had made a commercial discovery of gas and condensate in the Anambas Block, offshore Indonesia.  KUFPEC Indonesia made the discovery through the drilling of the Anambas-2X well…

INPEX Books HAKURYU-5 Semi-submersible Drilling Rig for Japan Offshore Drilling Project

Jan 24, 2022

Japanese oil and gas company INPEX has hired the HAKURYU-5 semi-submersible drilling rig for operations in Japan.The Mitsubishi MD 501 propulsion-assisted semi-submersible drilling rig will be deployed offshore San-in, Japan. JDC did not share any details on the agreed day rate…

Oil Prices Climb to Highest Since 2014

Jan 18, 2022

Benchmark oil prices climbed to their highest since 2014 on Tuesday as possible supply disruption after attacks in the Mideast Gulf added to an already tight supply outlook.Brent crude futures rose by $0.74, or 0.9%, to $87.22 a barrel at 1446 GMT…

Inpex to Drill for Gas Offshore Japan

Jan 18, 2022

Japan's biggest oil and gas explorer Inpex Corp will conduct exploratory offshore drilling off western Japan from March to July in the hope of finding natural gas, the company and a ministry of industry official said.The project, off the Yamaguchi and Shimane prefectures…

TGS in Extensive Seismic Data Reprocessing Project in Indonesia

Jan 10, 2022

Norwegian marine seismic data company TGS on Monday announced a project designed to help drive exploration across the South Makassar and North East Java regions of Indonesia.The company said that processing has begun on the East Java Sea 2D-cubed project…

Petronas Makes Gas Discovery Offshore Malaysia

Jan 07, 2022

Petronas announced a new gas discovery off the coast of Malaysia.The Malaysian company said Friday that its Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd (PCSB) subsidiary found gas at the Hadrah-1 wildcat exploration well of Block SK411, located in the shallow…

Carnarvon Spuds Buffalo-10 Well

Dec 31, 2021

Carnarvon Energy announced drilling has commenced at the Buffalo-10 well in the Timor Sea as the Australian oil and gas company aims to confirm sufficient hydrocarbons to support an economic development at the shut in Buffalo field north of Australia…

Chevron Extends Contracts with Shelf Drilling in Gulf of Thailand

Dec 28, 2021

Shelf Drilling announced it has secured contract extensions for a pair of jack-up drilling rigs with Chevron Thailand Exploration and Production, Ltd. for operations in the Gulf of Thailand.The extensions for the Shelf Drilling Chaophraya and…

Western Gas' Environment Plan for Sasanof-1 Drilling Gets Regulator's Approval

Dec 23, 2021

Australian oil and gas company Western Gas has said that regulator NOPSEMA has accepted its Environment Plan to manage activities for the Sasanof-1 exploration well on the North West Shelf, Australia.Drilling is scheduled to start in March/April 2022 using the Valaris MS-1 semi-submersible rig…

Petronas Awards Six Offshore Blocks in Malaysia Bid Round 2021

Dec 22, 2021

Malaysia's Petronas has awarded six of the 13 offshore exploration blocks offered in the recently concluded Malaysia Bid Round (MBR) 2021, an event held annually where Petronas offers oil companies exploration blocks, undeveloped discovered resources…

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