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Beach Energy Strikes Gas in Otway Basin, Offshore Australia

Mar 23, 2021

Australian oil and gas company Beach Energy said Monday it had made a gas discovery at the Artisan-1 exploration well located offshore Victoria Otway Basin in Australia.The Artisan 1 exploration well was spudded by the Diamond Offshore Ocean Onyx rig on February 23…

Offshore Drilling Market Poised for Growth, Rystad Says

Mar 23, 2021

Norwegian energy intelligence group Rystad Energy expects to see an increase in offshore wells drilled this year and the next one, compared to 2020, when the number was hit by low oil prices and the pandemic.Now, with oil and gas demand recovering supported by vaccinations and OPEC+ supply cuts…

Vantage Drilling to Manage Seadrill Partners' Rigs as Court Grants Approval

Mar 22, 2021

Offshore drilling contractor Vantage Drilling has received court approval for a previously proposed deal which entails Vantage managing some of the rigs owned by Seadrill Partners.Vantage said Friday it had has entered into a Framework Agreement…

Noble Corp. Nets New Rig Contracts, Extensions. Sees Uptick in Tender Activity

Mar 12, 2021

Offshore drilling contractor Noble Corporation has recently secured several drilling contracts and its CEO says there has been an uptick in tender activity in various markets.The company, which in February completed its financial restructuring…

CNOOC Needs to Double Down on Drilling and Deals in Carbon-cutting Gas Pivot

Mar 11, 2021

A rapid rise in offshore drilling and deepwater gas extraction may seem an unlikely path to lower emissions, but are central planks of Chinese energy major CNOOC Ltd’s plan to help hit Beijing’s climate goals.While global peers like BP, Royal…

Santos Books Noble Jack-Up to Drill Near Dorado Field in Australia

Mar 03, 2021

Australian oil company Santos has chartered the Noble Tom Prosser jackup drilling rig to drill the Pavo-1 and Apus-1 exploration wells, offshore W. Australia, Carnarvon Petroleum, a partner in the project has informed.The company, which is working…

DIGITALIZATION: ROCS Helps Aker BP Move "Tons of Equipment" off the Rig

Mar 01, 2021

Optime’s subsea system, Remotely Operated Controls System (ROCS) has completed a successful subsea operation for Aker BP, the company reports. The ROCS is designed to eliminate the umbilical during well completions, and it was deployed during…

Plugging the Hole

Mar 01, 2021

Sitting at 49% of the total cost of decommissioning, wells plugging and abandonment (P&A) has long been high on the hit-list on the decommissioning cost reduction agenda. It’s a task that has no returns on the cost to do it, and activity is increasing…

ADNOC Drilling Takes Delivery of Shelf Drilling Journey Jack-Up Rig

Feb 25, 2021

UAE-based ADNOC Drilling has taken delivery of the Shelf Drilling Journey jack-up drilling rig from Shelf Drilling, following the sale and purchase deal signed in December 2020.Offshore drilling contractor Shelf Drilling said Thursday that it had on February 24…

PTTEP Finds More Gas Offshore Malaysia

Feb 24, 2021

Thai oil and gas company PTTEP has made a gas discovery at the Dokong-1 wildcat exploration well in Block SK417, located in the shallow waters of Baram Province, offshore Sarawak, Malaysia.PTTEP is the operator of the block with an 80 percent stake…

CNOOC Makes Large Oil and Gas Find in Bohai Bay

Feb 22, 2021

Chinese national oil company CNOOC said Sunday it had made a large oil and gas discovery Bozhong 13-2 in Bohai Bay.CNOOC said that the Bozhong 13-2 structure was located in the south-western Ring of Bozhong Sag in the Bohai Bay with an average water depth of about 23…

Carnarvon Gearing Up for Buffalo Drilling Start

Feb 15, 2021

Australian oil company Carnarvon Petroleum is gearing up to start drilling at its Buffalo oil field project, in the Timor Sea, offshore East Timor.The company has awarded the drilling management services to Petrofac, which will include completion of detailed well design…

Sapura Energy Nets E&C and Drilling Deals Worth $457M

Feb 10, 2021

Sapura Energy, a Malaysian integrated oil and gas services and solutions provider, said Wednesday its Engineering and Construction (E&C) and Drilling divisions have recently secured contracts with a combined value of about RM1.85 billion (around USD 457 million)…

Japan's Cosmo Awarded Offshore Exploration Concession in Abu Dhabi

Feb 10, 2021

Japanese oil company Cosmo has been awarded exploration concession for Offshore Block 4 in Abu Dhabi, ADNOC, the Abu Dhabi national oil firm said.Under the agreement, Cosmo will own a 100 percent stake in the exploration phase, investing up to $145 million towards exploration and appraisal drilling…

PTTEP, Petronas Make Significant Gas Find Offshore Sarawak, Malaysia

Feb 10, 2021

Malaysian oil firm Petronas and Thailand's PTTEP on Wednesday announced they'd made a large gas discovery at the Lang Lebah-2 well, offshore Sarawak, Malaysia.The well is located in Block SK410B, in the Central Luconia Province, about 80 kilometers off the coast of Sarawak…

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