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Shell Books Maersk Viking Drillship for Brunei Offshore Well

Nov 11, 2020

Danish offshore drilling firm Maersk Drilling has secured a drilling contract for its Maersk Viking drillship with Shell in Brunei.Brunei Shell Petroleum Company will use the 227 meters long 7th generation drilling rig to drill one deepwater exploration well offshore Brunei Darussalam…

Pertamina Awards More Work for JDC Jack-up Rig Hakuryu-14

Nov 05, 2020

Indonesian oil and gas company PT Pertamina Hulu Mahakam has awarded a 1.5-year contract to Japan Drilling Co. (JDC) for the use of the jack-up drilling rig 'HAKURYU-14'.PT Pertamina Hulu Mahakam will use the rig on the Mahakam Block, offshore IndonesiaApart from the firm 1…

Hibiscus Wraps Infill Drilling Campaign Offshore Malaysia

Nov 02, 2020

Malaysia's Hibiscus Petroleum completed the St Joseph minor sands infill and major sands redevelopment infill drilling campaign in its North Sabah PSC, Malaysia.The offshore drilling campaign involved the drilling and completion of four infill…

Lamprell Nets Engineering Design Services Deal in Saudi Arabia

Nov 02, 2020

Offshore rig builder Lamprell has won an engineering design services contract with Saudi Arabia's International Maritime Industries (IMI).Lamprell said the work would form an integral part of IMI's 2030 new build rig program; supporting the…

BP Spuds Ironbark-1 Well Offshore Australia

Nov 02, 2020

BP has started drilling at the Ironbark-1 exploration well in the WA-359-P in the Carnarvon Basin, offshore Western Australia.According to Cue Energy, a partner in the project, the drilling started at 07:30hrs (AWST) on 31 October 2020. BP is…

Seabed Drilling

Nov 01, 2020

South America contains some of the largest deepwater oil reserves in the world, with Brazil alone possessing over an estimated 30 billion barrel of oil equivalent (BOE). In Guyana, ExxonMobil has recently made its 18th deepwater discovery, which…

Submersible Linear Position Sensors for Offshore Drilling

Oct 27, 2020

NewTek Sensor Solutions offers new, custom designs of Submersible Linear Position Sensors constructed of special alloys with chemical resistance to water in depths exceeding 15,000 ft or more and with external pressures up to 20,000psi.  NewTek…

Offshore Drilling: Floaters Set for Another Round of Scrapping?

Oct 26, 2020

Up to a quarter of the active floating drilling rig fleet - drillship and semi-submersibles - could be scrapped, as the demand, which had never recovered from the previous downturn, is now expected to remain under pressure 'until 2022,' Rystad Energy…

Pacific Drilling Can't Appeal Samsung Drillship Case Ruling

Oct 23, 2020

Offshore drilling contractor Pacific Drilling can't appeal the ruling under which it was in January ordered to pay $320 million to Samsung Heavy Industry for a 2015 drillship order cancellation.Pacific Drilling had placed the order for the Pacific…

PNOC, CNOOC to Start Offshore Exploration Venture by 2021

Oct 20, 2020

The president of the exploration arm of the Philippine National Oil Company (PNOC) said on Tuesday the company aimed to start an energy exploration venture with China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) in the South China Sea by 2021.PNOC was…

Caspian Sunrise Buys Shallow Water Drilling Vessel

Oct 19, 2020

Caspian Sunrise, an oil and gas firm focused on Kazakhstan, has completed the acquisition of the Caspian Explorer drilling vessel, marking the company's step into offshore drilling.The company, mostly focused on onshore oil and gas activities…

China, Philippines Eyeing Joint Offshore Oil Projects

Oct 16, 2020

The Philippines energy secretary said on Friday the government's decision to lift a six-year-old moratorium on oil and gas exploration in the South China Sea was a unilateral move, as China said it hoped the nations could work together on projects…

The Philippines: Duterte Lifts Offshore Drilling Moratorium

Oct 16, 2020

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has lifted the moratorium on petroleum exploration in the South China Sea, paving the way for three projects to resume, including a possible joint venture with China.Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi said on…

Energy Enticer Jack-Up Rig Starts Drilling in Qatar

Oct 15, 2020

Jack-up drilling contractor Northern Offshore has said that its Energy Enticer jack-up rig has started drilling operation with Qatargas in Qatar.The GustoMSC CJ50 design jack-up rig mobilized to Qatar Petroleum's North Field in early September 2020 despite recent global industry challenges…

BP Gearing Up to Spud Ironbark-1 Well as Ocean Apex Rig Delivered

Oct 12, 2020

Oil major BP has taken over the Ocean Apex semi-submersible drilling rig in preparation for the spud of the Ironbark-1 well offshore W. Australia. Ironbark is estimated to contain 15tcf of prospective recoverable gas resource.The offshore drilling rig…

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