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Drilling & Completion News

  1. ConocoPhillips takes Transocean midwater semisub on 13-well hire

    ConocoPhillips has awarded the midwater semisubmersible Transocean 712 a 13-well contract (about 580 days) in the UK North Sea.

  2. Exploration, development surging offshore Norway, report finds

    Twenty field development projects are under way offshore Norway at present, according to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s review of activity across the shelf during the first half of the year.

  3. OMV takes Odfjell rig for second offshore Norway well

    OMV Norge has exercised an option for Odfjell Drilling’s semisubmersible Deepsea Bergen to drill a second well offshore Norway.

  4. Two Maersk jackups receive contract extensions in the North Sea

    Maersk Drilling has won contract extensions for the jackups Maersk Resolute and Maersk Resolve from Petrogas E&P Netherlands B.V. and Wintershall Noordzee B.V., respectively.

  5. Aker BP progressing further development of North Sea Valhall area

    Aker BP estimates total capex this year for its various projects offshore Norway of around $1.3 billion.

  6. Production still ramping up at Catcher in the North Sea

    Premier Oil’s Catcher Area fields in the UK central North Sea averaged more than 50,000 boe/d last month.

  7. Ophir streamlining production at Bualuang offshore Thailand

    Phase 4 development activities will start this month at the Bualuang oil field in the Gulf of Thailand with a rig arriving to drill three replacement production wells and to work over two existing wells.

  8. Equinor extends drilling campaign in the Barents Sea

    Equinor has permission from Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority for a further exploration well in the Barents Sea.

  9. Equinor gets go-ahead for east Barents Sea wildcat

    Equinor has permission from Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority to drill a previously untested prospect in the eastern Barents Sea.

  10. Equinor cleared to proceed with major Snorre field expansion

    Equinor has authorization from Norway’s Ministry of Petroleum and Energy to proceed with its development and operation plan for the Snorre Expansion project in the North Sea.

  11. Spirit set to gain control of North Sea Babbage area

    Spirit Energy has agreed to take on operatorship of the producing Babbage gas field in the UK southern North Sea, in which it presently holds a 13% interest.

  12. PSA serves safety orders to Point Resources, Halliburton

    The Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority has notified Point Resources and Halliburton of an order in connection with its investigation of a lifting incident involving a falling object on the Jotun B platform in the North Sea on May 19.

  13. Seadrill Partners drillship heading to Malaysia

    Seadrill Partners LLC has secured a five-well contract with Sabah Shell Petroleum Ltd. for the drillship West Capella in Malaysia.

  14. English court rules against Tullow in Ghana rig dispute

    A judge in the English Commercial Court case has ruled against Tullow Ghana in its dispute with Seadrill over a drilling contract.

  15. Lundin targeting further exploration, infill drilling in North Sea Edvard Grieg area

    Lundin Norway has completed its planned development drilling program at the Edvard Grieg field on the Utsira High in the Norwegian North Sea.

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