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Turkey Resumes Offshore Exploration
Friday, August 07, 2020Turkey resumed oil and gas exploration in the Mediterranean Sea days after the government said it would delay offshore surveys to seek a diplomatic resolution with Greece.
Offshore Scarecrow Could Make Helidecks Safer
Thursday, August 06, 2020Say hello to Scaretech. PHOTO SOURCE: Scaretech
Stena Drilling Fleet Undergoes Upgrade
Tuesday, August 04, 2020Above is a drone shot of the Stena IceMAX drillship. PHOTO SOURCE: Stena Drilling
Neptune Makes Largest 2020 Norway Discovery
Tuesday, August 04, 2020Neptune Energy has announced the commercial discovery of oil at the Dugong well in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.
Borr Drilling Ups Backlog by $21MM
Tuesday, August 04, 2020Borr Drilling has entered into a new contract and letters of intent for three of its currently warm-stacked rigs.
Land Rig Uptick Could Emerge Next Year
Monday, August 03, 2020Here is a preview of what to watch this week in the oil and gas markets.
Baker Hughes Reports Flat US Rig Count
Friday, July 31, 2020The number of rotary drilling rigs operating in the United States stood at 251 for the second week in a row, Baker Hughes Co. reported.
Apache and Total Strike Oil Offshore Suriname
Thursday, July 30, 2020Apache Corp. and Total S.A. Wednesday afternoon reported a major oil discovery in Block 58 offshore Suriname.
Murphy Contracts Drillship for 10 GOM Wells
Thursday, July 30, 2020Pacific Drilling has won a contract from Murphy Oil Corp.
Majors Make New Gas Discovery
Wednesday, July 29, 2020Eni, Total and BP have made a new gas discovery at the Bashrush well on the North El Hammad license offshore Egypt.
Eni Ups Potential of Vietnam Discovery
Tuesday, July 28, 2020Ken Bau 2X hit more than 361 feet of pay in several intervals.
Baker Hughes Posts Smaller US Rig Count Drop
Friday, July 24, 2020The number of rotary drilling rigs operating in the United States fell to 251 this week, Baker Hughes Co. reported Friday.
Firms Partner in Upstream Digital Twin Tech
Thursday, July 23, 2020Software firm AVEVA will form a digital twin alliance for the upstream oil and gas sector with two other companies.
BOEM Proposes New GOM Lease Sale
Monday, July 20, 2020The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is proposing to offer approximately 78.8 million acres in a new Gulf of Mexico lease sale.
Petronas Awards Contract Tied to Suriname Well
Friday, July 17, 2020The above image shows a pipe move operation. PHOTO SOURCE: Ramps Logistics
Baker Hughes Posts Lower US Rig Count
Friday, July 17, 2020The U.S. rotary rig count fell by five over the past week.
Drilled Well Count Set to Hit 20-year Low
Thursday, July 16, 2020A Rystad Energy analysis projects the number of oil and gas wells drilled globally will approach 55,350 this year.
MOL Discovers Significant Reserves in Pakistan
Tuesday, July 14, 2020MOL revealed Tuesday that it has discovered 'significant' gas and condensate reserves in Pakistan.
Weatherford Signs 20-well Iraq Contract
Tuesday, July 14, 2020Weatherford International reported late Monday that it has signed an 18-month contract with Iraqi Drilling Co. (IDC).
ExxonMobil Resumes Guyana Drilling
Monday, July 13, 2020Two of Exxon's four drillships went back to work, according to data published Friday by Baker Hughes Co.
Weatherford Secures Four-year Eni Contract
Friday, July 10, 2020Weatherford International has signed an exclusive four-year contract with Eni for downhole casing isolation valves.
Baker Hughes Shows Mixed Rig Counts
Friday, July 10, 2020The number of rotary rigs operating in the U.S. decreased over the past week but increased in Canada, Baker Hughes Co. reported Friday.
Equinor Contracts Odfjell Rig for Up to 17 Wells
Wednesday, July 08, 2020Odfjell's Deepsea Atlantic semi-sub, above, will return to Johan Sverdrup. Photo by Marit Hommedal. PHOTO SOURCE: Equinor ASA
Equinor Makes North Sea Discovery
Wednesday, July 08, 2020Equinor has discovered gas and condensate in the Norwegian section of the North Sea.
Who is the Most Admired Upstream Explorer?
Tuesday, July 07, 2020The answer to that question is French oil and gas major Total, according to Wood Mackenzie.
Neptune Makes North Sea Discovery
Monday, July 06, 2020Neptune Energy has announced the discovery of hydrocarbons at the Dugong well.
1H Discoveries at Lowest Point in 21st Century
Friday, July 03, 2020Global discoveries of conventional resource volumes dwindled in the first half of this year.
Total Sends Odfjell Rig to South Africa
Friday, July 03, 2020Total SA has deployed a rig to South Africa to look for more oil near a massive discovery. PHOTO SOURCE: Odfjell Drilling Ltd.
Baker Hughes Rig Count Shows US Decrease
Friday, July 03, 2020Baker Hughes Co. reported Thursday that the U.S. rotary rig count decreased by two drilling units this week.
Maersk Drilling Wins Suriname Contract from Petronas
Thursday, July 02, 2020The Maersk Developer, above, will be Maersk Drilling’s first rig to operate offshore Suriname. PHOTO SOURCE: Maersk Drilling
180-day Eni Contract Goes to Vantage
Thursday, July 02, 2020Eni Montenegro BV is contracting the Topaz Driller premium jack-up rig from Vantage Drilling International offshore Montenegro for 180 days.
Eni Makes New Gas Discovery Offshore Egypt
Wednesday, July 01, 2020Eni has made a new gas discovery in the Mediterranean Sea offshore Egypt.
Deepwater GOM Project Gets Green Light
Tuesday, June 30, 2020LLOG Exploration Offshore has sanctioned its Taggart discovery and finalized development plans for the deepwater Gulf of Mexico field.
CNOOC Makes Significant New Discovery
Tuesday, June 30, 2020CNOOC Limited has made a 'significant' discovery in the eastern south China sea.
Fugro Achieves Mid-East Geophysical Milestone
Thursday, June 25, 2020Controlled from the company's operations center in Abu Dhabi, the entire process was completed remotely.
Aker BP and Pandion Submit Plan for $600MM Hod Project
Thursday, June 25, 2020The original Hod platform, pictured above, will be removed in conjunction with the project. PHOTO SOURCE: Aker BP
US Shale Has a Long Road to Recovery
Wednesday, June 24, 2020Some say the recent well reopenings will do little to bring new growth to an industry still being starved of cash by Wall Street.
US Rig Count Down 701 From Last Year
Monday, June 22, 2020Oil exploration declined for a 14th straight week.
Permian Operator Fully Digitizes Completions Ops
Friday, June 19, 2020This photo shows Cold Bore Technology President Brett Chell and company engineer Dhruve Vashisht onsite in the Permian Basin. PHOTO SOURCE: Cold Bore Technology
Norway Launches APA 2020
Friday, June 19, 2020The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has announced this year's licensing round in mature areas on the Norwegian continental shelf.
Saudi Aramco Suspends Ops for High Island IV Rig
Tuesday, June 16, 2020The original contract start date was February 2020 and was set to run through February 2030.
Schlumberger Launches Tech Agreement With CNPC Logging
Tuesday, June 16, 2020The partnership will enable the companies to co-manufacture wireline downhole technology.
Neptune Reports North Sea Permit Win, Executive Update
Monday, June 15, 2020The company has plans for two new wells and the role of VP of Exploration and Development is changing.
US Down 690 Rigs Year on Year
Monday, June 15, 2020The US rig count is down 5 rigs from the previous week to 279.
Equinor, Aker BP Set Terms for Norwegian Shelf Development
Monday, June 15, 2020Equinor and Aker BP have agreed on commercial terms for a coordinated development of the Krafla, Fulla and North of Alvheim licenses.
US Rig Count Falls Below 300
Monday, June 08, 2020Texas is still leading in rig count declines week on week.
New Oilfields Discovered in Belarus
Monday, June 08, 2020Belorusneft has revealed that it has discovered two new oilfields in the Khoiniki district of the Gomel region.
New Canada Regulation Aims to Streamline Offshore Permitting
Friday, June 05, 2020The new ministerial regulation implements a new regional assessment process.
Melbana Energy Gets Extension on Beehive Prospect
Monday, June 01, 2020The company will use the extra time to pursue drilling partners.
Study Shows New Offshore Canada Oil Presence
Friday, May 29, 2020A detailed evaluation of the Southern Grand Banks petroleum system offshore Atlantic Canada has identified a new oil presence, Applied Petroleum Technology reported.
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