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Shell Takes 100% Working Interest in GoM Kaikias Field

Dec 14, 2023

Supermajor Shell reports it now has 100% working interest in the Kaikias field in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico after acquiring a 20% stake from Mitsui's MOEX North America.The field Kaikias, located in the prolific Mars-Ursa basin, approximately 130 miles from the Louisiana coast, was discovered by Shell in 2014. Production began in May 2018. The deepwater project uses a subsea tieback to the nearby Ursa production hub…

ONGC, TotalEnergies Sign Deepwater Exploration Deal

Mar 06, 2023

India's top explorer, Oil and Natural Gas Corp has signed a memorandum of understanding with French major TotalEnergies for exploration of deep-water blocks, the company tweeted on Monday.India, the world's third biggest oil importer and consumer…

TotalEnergies, Petronas Carigali, and Shell Sign PSC for Ultra-deepwater Offshore Block in Malaysia

Oct 13, 2022

Malaysia's Petronas has signed a Production Sharing Contract (PSC) with TotalEnergies, Petronas Carigali, and Shell for Block 2K, an ultra-deepwater block off the coast of Sabah, Malaysia.According to Petronas, Block SB 2K, with a depth of up to 3…

Shell, Petronas Develop Rosmari-Marjoram Gas Fields in Malaysia Using Solar-powered Offshore Platform

Sep 05, 2022

International oil major Shell has, together with Malaysia's Petronas, reached a final investment decision (FID) to develop the Rosmari-Marjoram deepwater sour gas fields, discovered in 2014, offshore Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia.Shell,which is the operator of the project with an 80 percent stake…

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…

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…

Deepwater Drilling: Venus Puts Southern Africa in the Spotlight

Jun 17, 2022

Shell's and TotalEnergies' Graff and Venus deepwater discoveries off Namibia have put southern Africa under the exploration spotlight. With deepwater offering high productivity reserves, it's a spotlight that's likely to linger for a few years yet…

Western Gas Sasanof-1 Drilling: Rig Move Date Confirmed

Apr 06, 2022

Australian oil and gas company Western Gas, the owner of the high-impact Sasanof-1 prospect off W. Australia, expects the Valaris MS-1 offshore drilling rig to move to the well site in May.'Western Gas is pleased to advise that the Valaris MS…

DeltaTek's Cementing Tech Saves Petronas Time and Cost Offshore Mexico

Nov 24, 2021

Well construction firm DeltaTek said Tuesday that Petronas had recently used its cementing technology offshore Mexico for the first time.This project, at a deepwater exploration well (BC-1) off the coast of Tampico in over 5000ft of water, marked…

ExxonMobil Looking to Buy Into ONGC's Deepwater Fields Offshore India

Oct 25, 2021

Global oil major ExxonMobil Corp is looking at buying a stake in some of the local deepwater fields of Indian explorer Oil and Natural Gas Corp, oil secretary Tarun Kapoor said on Friday.India, the world's third-biggest oil importer, and consumer…

Saipem Charters Ultra-deepwater Drillship from Samsung Heavy Industries

Jun 29, 2021

Italian oilfield services giant Saipem has chartered a newbuild drillship directly from South Korea's Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard.Saipem expects the drillship - named Samsung Santorini - to be delivered in November 2021, when the Italian…

China's First Solo-Run Deepwater Gas Field Starts Production

Jun 25, 2021

The first deepwater gas field fully operated by a Chinese company, Lingshui 17-2, started production on Friday, the country's national offshore producer CNOOC Ltd said.The gas project, in the South China Sea, is expected to reach peak production of 328 million cubic feet of natural gas and 6…

Eni Starts Gas Production at Merakes Project off Indonesia

Apr 27, 2021

Italian supermajor Eni said it has commenced gas production from the deepwater Merakes project, located in the East Sepinggan block in the Makassar Strait, offshore East Kalimantan, Indonesia.The development sits in approximately 1,500 meters water depth in the Kutei Basin…

World's First: CMHI's Offshore Rig Gets DNV's 'Smart vessel' Notation

Apr 15, 2021

Shen Lan Tan Suo, a semi-submersible drilling rig from China Merchant Heavy Industry (CMHI), has received DNV’s Smart vessel notation compliance certificate. The rig is now the world’s first offshore unit the first to receive DNV's newly developed notation…

Shell Books Maersk Drillship for Four Wells Offshore Malaysia

Apr 07, 2021

Offshore drilling company Maersk Drilling has won a contract with Shell Malaysia for drillship Maersk Viking.Under the contract, the 7th generation drillship will drill four development wells at the Gumusut-Kakap field offshore Malaysia. The contract is expected to start in December 2021…

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