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Houston-headquartered Atwood Oceanics has inked a one-well contract offshore northwest Africa with Kosmos Energy using the ultra-deepwater rig Atwood Achiever.…
Wednesday, 09 August 2017 10:20

Archer bags Repsol Gyda P&A contract

Repsol Norge has awarded Archer Ltd. a four-year contract for plugging and abandonment (P&A) operations at the company’s Gyda platform…
Tuesday, 08 August 2017 03:22

NXG expands to two new premises

NXG Drilling Services has invested more than US$2.61 million (£2 million) in two new operations to cope with increased demand…
Monday, 07 August 2017 14:54

Kosmos to spud Hippocampe off Mauritania

Kosmos Energy is set to spud the Hippocampe well offshore Mauritania at the end of August, however, the Dallas-based company…
Monday, 07 August 2017 03:44

Cairn hits oil, gas in last SNE probe

Cairn Energy has discovered hydrocarbons at its SNE North-1 wildcat well offshore Senegal, as well as oil in a deeper…
Statoil and partners OMV and Petoro have made a non-commercial gas discovery in the Gemini North well, northeast of the…
Friday, 04 August 2017 08:01

Statoil gets Koigen Central go ahead

Statoil has received the green light from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) for a drilling permit for the Koigen Central…
Providence Resources' Druid exploration well has reached its first target in the 53/61-1 well and found the reservoir to be…
Wednesday, 02 August 2017 10:27

Lundin in active southern Barents program

Lundin Petroleum is on the heels of beginning an active exploration drilling program in the southern Barents Sea with Ocean…
Wednesday, 02 August 2017 03:14

Pacific Drilling CEO steps down

Pacific Drilling CEO Christian J. Beckett has stepped down from his positions as CEO and as a member of the…
Tuesday, 01 August 2017 00:00

Designs on the future

Diamond Offshore is championing a new Floating Factory concept meant to meet future deepwater challenges, but drumming up support during…
Published in OE: 2017 / August
Monday, 31 July 2017 09:53

Statoil gains Barents wildcat permit

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Statoil a drilling permit for wildcat well 7435/12-1 in the Barents Sea. Map…
Published in OE Press: 2017 / July
Monday, 31 July 2017 03:57

Blue Whale semi starts sea trials

CIMC Raffles has started sea trials for the ultra-deepwater drilling rig Blue Whale II, following the completion equipment testing. The sea…
Published in OE Press: 2017 / July
Talos Energy's Zama-1 exploration well, which made the "world class" Zama discovery, has failed to find further volumes in a…
Published in OE Daily: 2017 / July
Varel UK has signed a collaborative project with the University of Aberdeen to design and develop a new drill bit,…
Published in OE Press: 2017 / July