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Offshore Norway Contract Goes to Dolphin Drilling
Tuesday, April 28, 2020Dolphin Drilling CEO Bjørnar Iversen, above, applauds Wellesley's willingness to drill on the NCS during this difficult period. PHOTO SOURCE: Dolphin Drilling

Dolphin Drilling Wins NCS Exploration Campaign
Thursday, February 27, 2020This photo shows Dolphin's CEO, Bjørnar Iversen. PHOTO SOURCE: Dolphin Drilling

Shell Contracts Dolphin Semisub
Thursday, October 03, 2019AS Norske Shell has contracted the Borgland Dolphin for the drilling and completion of a gas producer well on the Knarr field.

Anadarko Terminates Drilling Contract for Belford Dolphin Drillship
Monday, March 16, 2015Dolphin Drilling receives contract termination notice from Anadarko for the Belford Dolphin drillship.

Cairn Postpones Spanish Point Drill Due to Rig Delays
Wednesday, July 09, 2014Cairn Energy postpones the drilling of the Spanish Point appraisal well, offshore Ireland, due to rig refurbishment delays.

Newbuild Bolette Dolphin Drillship Unveils in South Korea
Thursday, June 20, 2013Dolphin Drilling attends ceremony in South Korea unveiling the newbuild Bolette Dolphin drillship.

Blackford Dolphin Picks Up Additional Brazilian Work
Tuesday, April 26, 2011The Blackford Dolphin has received a Letter of Intent for a one-well contract for work offshore Brazil.

Borgholm Dolphin Bags North Sea Contract
Monday, June 21, 2010Dolphin Drilling has entered into a contract for the provision of the accommodation semi-submersible Borgholm Dolphin with BP Exploration Operating.

AGR Secures Major North Sea Drilling Campaign
Monday, April 26, 2010AGR Petroleum Services will undertake a multi-well, multi-client drilling campaign on behalf of seven international operators in the Norwegian North Sea.

Anadarko Strikes Again in Deepwater Mozambique
Monday, March 22, 2010In deepwater Mozambique, Anadarko encountered an additional 76 net feet of natural gas pay at the Windjammer discovery well.

Bideford Dolphin Continues Work for Statoil on NCS
Wednesday, March 17, 2010Statoil has entered into a three-year drilling contract for the Bideford Dolphin semisub for operation on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

Det norske Gets Go-Ahead to Drill North Sea Well
Tuesday, March 16, 2010Det norske has received consent to conduct exploration drilling in the southern North Sea with the Bredford Dolphin semisub.

BG Pounces on Oil at North Sea Wildcat
Thursday, March 11, 2010Oil was proven in wildcat well 34/5-1 S. The licensees will consider the resource potential by drilling an appraisal well as a sidetrack from well 34/5-1 S.

Dana Petroleum Gears Up for 17-Well Drilling Program
Thursday, February 25, 2010Dana plans to drill 17 exploration wells in total during 2010, the targets of which could add oil and gas reserves equivalent to approximately 40% of Dana's current booked reserves, on a risked basis.

Anadarko Aces First Deepwater Find Offshore Mozambique
Thursday, February 18, 2010Anadarko has made its first deepwater discovery offshore Mozambique, encountering more than 480 net feet of natural gas pay at its Windjammer wildcat.

E.ON, Partners to Drill Firm Well on Breiflabb Prospect
Friday, February 12, 2010The partnership in PL 416 in Block 31/8 on the Norwegian Continental Shelf has decided to move forward to drill a firm well targeting the Breiflabb prospect.

Cove Reviews Drilling Campaign Offshore Mozambique
Tuesday, February 02, 2010Cove Energy has provided an update on various commercial and operational matters for its offshore Mozambique drilling campaign.

Bredford Dolphin to Spin Bit for RWE on Norwegian Shelf
Friday, January 08, 2010RWE Dea was awarded a 60-day drilling contract for the Bredford Dolphin semisub, which will operate on the Norwegian continental shelf.

Detnor Drills a Duster at Skardkollen Prospect
Monday, December 28, 2009Det norske, operator of production license 408, has completed the drilling of exploration well 15/9-23 with the semisubmersible rig Bredford Dolphin. The well was dry and will be permanently plugged and abandoned.

Bredford Dolphin to Spin Bit for BG in North Sea
Tuesday, December 22, 2009BG has received consent to conduct exploration drilling in the northern North Sea using the Bredford Dolphin semisub.

Statoil Secures Borgland Dolphin for North Sea Exploration Drilling
Monday, December 21, 2009Statoil has received consent to use the Borgland Dolphin semisubmersible drilling rig to drill well 34/11-U-11 in the North Sea.

Anadarko to Launch Drilling at Windjammer in Next Few Days
Monday, December 07, 2009Cove Energy has been informed by Anadarko that the Belford Dolphin drillship has left port in Mozambique and is preparing to commence the drilling of the fully funded offshore four well program in the next few days.

Detnor Kicks Off Drilling at Skardkollen Prospect in North Sea
Monday, November 30, 2009Det norske has commenced drilling operations using the Bredford Dolphin semsisub on Skardkollen in PL 408, located just north of the Grevling discovery.

Containental Secures New Contracts for Offshore O&G Containers
Friday, November 27, 2009Containental, which provides specialist offshore cargo-carrying units for the oil and gas industry, has secured a number of deals in South America, the Asia Pacific region and West Africa in the last two months.

BP Secures Borgland Dolphin for Production Drilling at Skarv
Wednesday, November 18, 2009BP Norge received consent to use the Borgland Dolphin semisub for production drilling on the Skarv field in the Norwegian North Sea.

Update on Contractual Dispute for Byford Dolphin
Monday, November 16, 2009BP and Dolphin Drilling have failed to resolve a contractual dispute regarding the Byford Dolphin semisub, and the contract will now be considered by an English court.

Reel Secures International Spread of Rig Inspection Contracts
Tuesday, October 20, 2009Reel has secured significant new contract awards, including first inspection work on Diamond Offshore's recently purchased Ocean Courage semisub.

ExxonMobil, Det Norske Spud Jetta in North Sea
Monday, October 12, 2009Det norske has started drilling the Jetta Prospect in Production License 27D, south of Jotun. ExxonMobil is Operator for the license.

Global: SCS Opens New Offices in Norway
Monday, September 28, 2009A leading specialist in managed supply chain solutions for the international energy industry is building on its continuing success with the opening of new offices in Stavanger, Norway.

PSA Grants Consent to Det Norske for Drilling Well 15/9-23
Monday, September 21, 2009Det norske has been granted consent to conduct exploration drilling in the southern part of the North Sea with the Bredford Dolphin semisub.

Anadarko Hits Paydirt at Venus Deepwater Well Off Seirra Leone
Wednesday, September 16, 2009The first deepwater test in the Sierra Leone-Liberian Basin, the Venus B-1 well has encountered more than 45 net feet of hydrocarbon pay.

GNPC, Vitol Find Oil and Gas at Cape Three Points Block
Wednesday, September 16, 2009The Sankofa -1A well drilled in its Cape Three Points Block, offshore Ghana, has encountered a net hydrocarbon column.

Cosalt Offshore Secures Dolphin Drilling Lifeboat Contract
Tuesday, September 08, 2009Cosalt Offshore is to provide Dolphin Drilling with its first lifeboats designed to meet new HSE guidelines allowing for offshore workers being larger-sized than in the past.

Borgholm Dolphin Buys More Time in UK Sector
Friday, September 04, 2009Dolphin Drilling has entered into an agreement for a two-month extension of the present contract with the accommodation semisubmersible Borgholm Dolphin in the UK sector.

Det Norske Lifts Share in Jetta Prospect Ahead of Drilling
Tuesday, July 28, 2009Det norske has agreed to lift its stake in the PL 027D Jetta prospect from 35% to 47% by taking on a 12% stake from ExxonMobil, prior to drilling operations.

ExxonMobil Given Go-Ahead to Drill Well 25/8-17 in North Sea
Friday, July 24, 2009ExxonMobil has been granted consent for exploration drilling of well 25/8-17 using the Bredford Dolphin semisub.

ExxonMobil Secures Drilling Permit for Wellbore 25/8-17 in North Sea
Friday, July 10, 2009The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted ExxonMobil a drilling permit for wellbore 25/8-17, which will be drilled by the Bredford Dolphin semisub.

NPD Grants Drilling Permit to VNG for Wellbore 35/3-7 S
Wednesday, July 01, 2009NPD has granted VNG Norge a drilling permit for wellbore 35/3-7 S, which will be drilled by the Bredford Dolphin

Det Norske Drills a Duster at PL 383 Wildcat in North Sea
Friday, June 26, 2009Det norske has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 6507/3-6 in its production license 383. The well was dry and will now be permanently plugged and abandoned.

Anadarko Strikes Oil at Samurai Prospect in Gulf of Mexico
Wednesday, June 24, 2009Anadarko announced a Miocene discovery at the Samurai prospect in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico in Green Canyon block 432.

StatoilHydro Gets Go-Ahead to Use Bideford Dolphin in North Sea
Tuesday, June 23, 2009StatoilHydro has been granted consent for the use of the Bideford Dolphin semisub in the northern part the North Sea.

AGR Updates on Revised Terms of Bredford Dolphin Contract
Tuesday, June 23, 2009AGR has provided an update on the revised terms within the contract beween Dolphin and RWE Dea Norge for the Bredford Dolphin semsisub, which will be operated by AGR on the Norwegian continental shelf.

AGR Buys Time for Bredford Dolphin Campaign Off Norway
Friday, June 19, 2009AGR has entered into a Letter of Agreement with RWE Dea Norge AS for a 160 days drilling contract for the semisubmersible drilling rig Bredford Dolphin for operation on the Norwegian continental shelf.

Det Norske Spuds Struten Prospect in Norwegian Sea
Tuesday, June 09, 2009Det norske has commenced drilling of the Struten prospect in the Norwegian Sea.

Endeavour Energy Taps Bredford Dolphin for North Sea Drilling
Thursday, May 28, 2009Endeavour Energy received consent to carry out exploration drilling in the northern North Sea with the Bredford Dolphin semisub.

Det Norske Receives Permission to Drill New North Sea Wildcat in PL 383
Tuesday, May 26, 2009The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has awarded a drilling permit to Det norske oljeselskap ASA for wellbore 6507/3-6, which will be drilled by the Bredford Dolphin semisub.

ExxonMobil, Det Norske Make Minor Discovery on Eitri Prospect
Friday, May 22, 2009ExxonMobil E&P and Det Norske have concluded the drilling of wildcat well 25/8-16 S and appraisal well 25/8-16 A and reported that the minor discovery on the Eitri prospect is too small to be commercially viable.

Senergy Contracts Byford Dolphin Semisub for UK North Sea Well
Tuesday, May 19, 2009Dolphin Drilling has entered into a LOI with Senergy for the provision of the semisubmersible Byford Dolphin for one well in the UK sector in the North Sea.

Det Norske Gets Greenlight to Conduct Exploration Drilling on 6507/3-6 Well
Wednesday, May 06, 2009Det Norske received consent to conduct exploration drilling in the Norwegian Sea with the Bredford Dolphin semisub.

ExxonMobil Pounces on Hydrocarbons at North Sea Wildcat
Wednesday, April 01, 2009ExxonMobil has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 15/6-10, which proved a gas/condensate column of about 30 meters.