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Stena Drilling Signs Rig Contract with Bahamas Petroleum
Wednesday, May 27, 2020COVID-19 had forced BPC to postpone drilling for Perseverance #1.

Guyana Nears Oil and Gas Turning Point
Tuesday, October 08, 2019One of RAMPS Logistics' employees in Guyana. PHOTO SOURCE: RAMPS Logistics

Stena Getting Offshore Rigs Back to Work with Simulators
Monday, August 06, 2018The Stena Don semi-submersible. SOURCE: Stena Drilling

Norway Rig Workers Agree Wage Deal, Avoid Strike
Thursday, June 25, 2015Norwegian offshore oil rig workers sign a new wage deal, avoiding a strike that could have cut energy production.

Statoil Takes $350M Hit on Angola Exploration Halt
Friday, November 21, 2014Norway's Statoil is halting exploration in Angola after poor drilling results, retreating from an offshore area it had high hopes for and capping a poor year for exploration.

3Legs Sells its Last Polish Shale Gas Concessions
Wednesday, November 05, 20143Legs Resources sells its last shale gas concessions in Poland to Sweden's Stena Group.

AWU Urges Workers Not to Return to Stena Clyde Rig Offshore Bass Strait
Friday, August 31, 2012AWU urges workers not to return to the gas rig offshore Port Campbell where two workers died until safety measures are improved.

Two Workers Die in Origin-Related Rig Accident Offshore Bass Strait
Wednesday, August 29, 2012Australian authorities start investigating the deaths of two offshore workers that took place on a gas drilling rig offshore Port Campbell in the Bass Strait.

C-NLOPB Tightens Regulations for Orphan Basin Drilling Program
Thursday, May 20, 2010A team has been established within the C-NLOPB to provide regulatory oversight of Chevron's operations in the Orphan Basin offshore Canada.

Analysis: Stena Weathers Economic Downturn
Friday, May 14, 2010The RigLogix team takes a look at the current and upcoming picture for the Stena Drilling fleet of semisubs and drillships, which is currently working at 100% utilization.

Keppel Books FPSO Conversion, Rig Upgrade Orders
Thursday, March 25, 2010Keppel Offshore & Marine has secured $140 million worth of contracts for the conversion of a FPSO and repair and modification of two semisubmersibles.

Stena Forth to Spin Bit in Greenland's Disko West Area
Monday, December 21, 2009Cairn has secured a rig to allow it to commence a drilling program in the Disko West area, offshore Western Greenland, in 2H2010.

Repsol Betting on Brazilian Subsalt Finds for Growth
Wednesday, December 16, 2009Exploring for oil under the layers of salt that lie thousands of meters below the seabed is difficult and costly, but Repsol is betting on it to pay off.

iicorr Sees High Growth in Cathodic Protection Sector
Tuesday, December 08, 2009Integrity, inspection and corrosion specialist iicorr has experienced high demand for its Cathodic Protection systems and surveys in the last 12 months with contract wins in the North Sea and internationally.

Arous Al-Bahar Discovery Well Flows Oil, Gas Offshore Libya
Wednesday, December 02, 2009Hess has carried out a successful test of its discovery well A1-54/01 offshore Libya in the Mediterranean Sea.

OMV Strikes Success at Deepwater Tornado Sidetrack
Monday, November 02, 2009OMV's first operated exploration well in deepwater West of Shetlands has resulted in a discovery and successful sidetrack.

Tornado Hits Oil and Gas West of Shetland
Wednesday, October 14, 2009A consortium led by OMV has made an oil and gas discovery at the Tornado prospect, offshore West of Shetland, UK.

Stena Carron Spins Bit at Tornado Prospect, West of Shetlands
Tuesday, September 29, 2009Faroe Petroleum reported that OMV has commenced drilling at the Tornado prospect, west of Shetlands, using the Stena Carron drillship.

Petrobras Unlocks Discovery at Abare West in Santos Pre-Salt
Tuesday, September 15, 2009Petrobras, along with partners BG Group and Repsol, has unlocked another new discovery in the Santos Basin pre-salt BM-S-9 concession area, in ultradeep waters offshore Brazil.

Latent's Drilling Services Portfolio Expands to Norway
Monday, September 14, 2009Latent Ltd's portfolio of drilling related work has now expanded to include contracts for Seawell in Norway.

Analysis: Drilling Picks Up in The Far East
Friday, August 28, 2009While drilling offshore China has proved successful and is making great strides to explore and develop worldwide.

PSA Investigates Personal Injury at Stena Don
Monday, June 08, 2009PSA has initiated an investigation following an incident involving personal injury at Stena Don on June 6, 2009.

Environmental Services Specialist TWMA Clinches North Sea Contracts
Wednesday, May 27, 2009Total Waste Management Alliance has secured contracts in the North Sea this year, one of which is an ongoing contract for TCC-RotoMill services on the Stena Spey at Petrofac's Don Development.

NPD Grants Drilling Permit to Lundin for Wellbore 25/10-9 in North Sea
Tuesday, May 05, 2009The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for wellbore 25/10-9, which will be drilled by the Songa Dee semisub.

PSA Norway Approves StatoilHydro's Use of Stena Don at Norne Field
Monday, April 27, 2009StatoilHydro has received consent for use of the Stena Don semisub on the Norne field in the Norwegian Sea.

O&G Service Co EFC Celebrates Record Six Months
Tuesday, April 21, 2009Electro-Flow Controls, a leading designer and manufacturer of instrumentation, monitoring and control systems for the global oil and gas industry, is celebrating the best six months of new orders in the company's 22-year history.

Murphy Sees No Sign of Hydrocarbons at Abalone Deep
Friday, February 27, 2009Murphy Oil has adjusted its 2008 results by $31.1 million due to the expensing of a well drilled on the Abalone Deep prospect in Block AC/P36, offshore Western Australia.

Athens Group's Increased Revenue, Growth Spurs Hiring Initiative
Thursday, February 19, 2009Athens Group reported a 66% increase in year-over-year sales during 2008 and a significant increase in booked business for 2009. Due to its record growth, the company has announced a hiring initiative.

Murphy Unveils Drilling Campaign, Sees Major Boost in '09 Development
Friday, January 30, 2009In a conference call, Murphy Oil reflected on the company's earnings and discussed drilling operations and production start-ups slated for the near future.

ABB Collects over $150MM in Contracts to Power Drilling Rigs, Drillships
Tuesday, December 09, 2008ABB recently won six contracts collectively worth more than $150 million to supply main electrical systems for drilling rigs and drill-ships built in Asia.

Stena, Bluewater Choose Trinity's Offshore Catering, Hotel Services
Wednesday, December 03, 2008Global on and offshore catering and hotel services leader Trinity International Services has secured a pair of major new deals with long-standing clients Stena Drilling and Bluewater in the North Sea.

2 Rigs Drilling at Don Fields, West Don's First Oil Set for Early 2009
Thursday, October 30, 2008Valiant Petroleum issued an operational update on its Don Fields development in the UK North Sea, as well as other development assets in which the company has an interest.

New Build Drill Ship 'Stena Carron' Joins UK Flag
Monday, September 22, 2008The latest addition to the UK Flag is the Stena Carron, a new build drilling ship of 58,294 GT and managed by Stena Drilling.

North Piper Well Turns Up All Wet
Thursday, August 14, 2008The North Piper 15/11b-6 exploratory well drilled into the Piper Sands at 7022 feet this morning U.K. time. The sands were encountered 60 feet high to prognosis but were found to be water-bearing and the well will now be plugged and abandoned.

Rolls-Royce on a Roll with Equipment Supply Contracts
Wednesday, July 16, 2008Rolls-Royce has won £84 million of contracts to supply propulsion equipment for offshore vessels being built in China and Korea. The company has won a £44 million order, among others, to supply propulsion equipment for a ship to drill in the Arctic.

One Week Until Mediation Commences
Wednesday, June 11, 2008The mediation talks between Industry Energy and the Norwegian Shipowners' Association will begin on Tuesday, June 17th. The deadline for concluding mediation is set at midnight on the same day.

Stena Awards Cameron Contract for Subsea Drilling System
Monday, June 09, 2008Cameron has been awarded a contract from Stena Drilling for a subsea drilling system which will be used on the Stena DrillMax IV.

Stena Drilling Orders New Ice-Class Drillship
Friday, May 09, 2008Stena Drilling is delighted to confirm its order for a new drillship at Samsung Shipyard in Korea at an estimated total delivery price of US $1.15 billion.

BHP Billiton, Woodside Win APPEA Safety Awards
Thursday, April 10, 2008Woodside and BHP Billiton Petroleum are the big winners in the annual Safety Awards presented by the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) for 2008.

PSA Norway Issues Report On December Fire at Songa Dee
Wednesday, March 26, 2008The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has investigated the incident and, among other things, identified four nonconformities in relation to regulatory requirements.

Norway's PSA Investigates Songa Dee Fire
Tuesday, December 11, 2007Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority has established a group to investigate the fire onboard the Songa Dee which resulted in the evacuation of the entire crew.

Fire Extinguished on Songa Dee
Tuesday, December 04, 2007StatoilHydro confirms that the fire on the Songa Dee has been extinguished. The fire was the result of sparks in a ventilation room.

Hess Signs Up Stena DrillMAX III for Five Year Term
Tuesday, September 25, 2007Hess Corporation has secured the Stena DrillMAX III drillship to cover many of its deepwater drilling and completion needs beginning in the middle of 2009.

Nautronix Sells Two BOP Systems in Same Number of Months
Monday, September 17, 2007Marine Technology Solutions provider Nautronix announced the sale of two NASBOP systems in the last two months, resulting in a total of over $4 million in sales for the company.

Grenland Group Signs New Burner Boom Contracts
Friday, April 13, 2007Resource Rig Supply and Stena Drilling have once again chosen Grenland Group as their supplier of burner booms.

Statoil Gets NPD Okay to Use Stena Don for Well 6507/11-8
Wednesday, January 17, 2007Statoil has received consent to conduct exploration drilling with the Stena Don. The consent relates to drilling of well 6507/11-8 north of the Midgard field on Asgard.

Santos Finds Gas at Barossa-1
Wednesday, November 29, 2006Santos reports that testing of the Barossa-1 well in the Timor/ Bonaparte basin offshore Northern Territory has confirmed the presence of gas, and provided valuable reservoir and composition data.

Grenland Group to Provide Engineering for the Stena DrillMax II Topsides
Sunday, November 26, 2006Grenland Group has been awarded a total engineering contract for a drillship topside designed for operations in deep waters.

Stena Scoops North Sea Rig Contracts from Chevron
Friday, July 14, 2006Chevron has agreed to contracts with Stena companies for the newbuild deewpater harsh environment drillship Stena DrillMAX II and the semisub, Stena Spey.

Total's Second Gotcha Deep Well Encounters Oil
Wednesday, July 12, 2006Total says its second well on Alaminos Canyon Block 856 at its Gotcha Deep prospect encountered 85 feet of oil pay in the main objective.