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Transocean Announces 2-Year Contract for Ultra-Deepwater Drillship Deepwater Invictus
United States >> 10/17/2017 - Transocean Ltd. announced that the ultra-deepwater drillship Deepwater Invictus was awarded a two-year contract plus three one-year priced options with a subsidiary of BHP Billiton. The backlog associ...
Rosneft Celebrates 15 Years of Safe Offshore Operations in Vietnam
Vietnam >> 8/2/2017 - Rosneft Vietnam B.V., a Rosneft subsidiary operating Block 06.1 on Vietnam shelf celebrates 15 years of safe offshore operations. In this period Rosneft Vietnam employees and contractors operated 5,40...
Lukoil Begins Installation of Accommodation Topside at Filanovsky Field
Russia >> 7/3/2017 - LUKOIL commenced installation of the accommodation block topside, weighing over 1.6 thousand tonnes, on the substructure in the Caspian Sea as part of Phase 2 development of Vladimir Filanovsky field....
Saipem Wins $230 Million New Offshore Drilling Contracts
Mozambique >> 6/1/2017 - Saipem and Eni have signed a contract for offshore drilling activity in Mozambique, utilising the drillship Saipem 12000. The contract is of 15 months’ duration commencing mid-2019. It includes option...
Valeura Commenced Deep Exploration Drilling Under the Banarli Farm-in Agreement with Statoil
Turkey >> 5/16/2017 - Valeura Energy Inc. (VLE) is pleased to announce that the first deep exploration well, Yamalik-1, under the Banarli farm-in agreement with its partner Statoil, commenced drilling on May 13, 2017. It i...
CNH & Pemex Sign a Contract for Ek and Balam Fields
Mexico >> 5/2/2017 - As a representative of the Nation, the National Hydrocarbon Commission has signed with Pemex Exploracion and Produccion, the State’s Production Company, the Contract for Crude Oil Drilling under the s...
Trump Signs Executive Order to Expand America’s Coasts Drilling
United States >> 4/28/2017 - U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order to extend offshore oil and gas drilling to areas that have been off limits - a move meant to boost domestic production but which could fall flat d...
ExxonMobil Announces New Oil Discovery Offshore Guyana
Guyana >> 3/30/2017 - Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) announced positive results on the Snoek well offshore Guyana, confirming a new discovery on the Stabroek Block. Drilling targeted similar aged reservoirs as encountered i...
Service Contract for the Johan Sverdrup Drilling Platform
Norway >> 1/5/2017 - IKM Testing Thailand Co. Ltd has been awarded the service contract by Aibel for the Johan Sverdrup Drilling Platform. The platform deck for the drilling platform will comprise three modules. Aibel is ...
Maersk Drilling Secures New Contract for Repsol Colombia
Colombia >> 1/2/2017 - Maersk Drilling has been awarded a one well contract with Repsol Colombia for the deepwater semi-submersible, Maersk Developer. The contract covers the drilling of the Siluro-1 Exploration Prospect we...
Mexico's Deep Water Awards in 2016
Mexico's Deep Water Awards in 2016 Mexico >> 12/28/2016 - In 5 December 2016, Mexico awarded eight out of ten blocks in its deep water round, R01-L04, with large Companies like Chevron, Exxon and Total among the winners of the National Hydrocarbons Commissio...
Aramco Signs Landmark Joint Venture Agreements With Nabors and Rowan
Saudi Arabia >> 12/14/2016 - Saudi Aramco signed two landmark agreements with Nabors Industries Ltd.(“Nabors”) and Rowan Companies plc (“Rowan”), to create two new national champions focused on onshore and offshore drilling. The ...
Njord Facilities Selected as Preferred Concept for Pil & Bue Development in Norway
Norway >> 11/4/2016 - Faroe Petroleum, the independent oil and gas company focusing principally on exploration, appraisal and production opportunities in Norway and the UK, is pleased to announce that the partners in the P...
INPEX Concludes Exploration Drilling Offshore Japan
Japan >> 10/28/2016 - INPEX announced that the drilling operations on an exploratory well offshore Shimane and Yamaguchi prefectures that began on June 5, 2016 were concluded on October 26, 2016. ...
Low-Pressure Gas Appearance Occurred at 71st Well of Gunashli 19th Jacket
Azerbaijan >> 9/26/2016 - A low-pressure gas appearance occurred turning into spouter during the repairing work at 71st on 19th jacket of Gunashli field operated by 28 May oil and gas production department of Azneft production...
Considerable Johan Castberg Spin-Offs
Norway >> 9/13/2016 - Statoil’s proposed impact assessment programme for the Johan Castberg project reveals that the project will be important to Norwegian industry and have strong ripple effects. ...
Iranian Contractors Responsible for 80% of Offshore Drillings
Iran >> 8/29/2016 - Managing Director of National Iranian Drilling Company (NIDC) Heidar Bahmani says Iranian contractors have an 80% share in offshore drilling. ...
NIDC Indigenizes Crane Boom Construction for Offshore Drilling
Iran >> 7/4/2016 - National Iranian Drilling Company (NIDC) has localized construction of crane booms for offshore drilling operations, an NIDC official said. ...
Maersk Oil & Gas Uses TenarisHydril Premium Connections for HP/HT Well
Norway >> 6/27/2016 - Maersk Oil & Gas Norway faced the challenge of drilling the exploratory 6406/6-4S (Tvillingen S?r) well in block PL510, located in the difficult waters of Norway. This offshore exploration well had bo...
INPEX Commences Exploratory Drilling Offshore Japan
Japan >> 6/7/2016 - INPEX commenced drilling operations on an exploratory well offshore Shimane and Yamaguchi prefectures on June 5. The drilling operations are part of a project commissioned by the Agency of Natural Res...

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