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Eastern Mediterranean Drilling Campaign Could Include Five Wells
Tuesday, June 29, 2021A unit of Energean plc has contracted the Stena Icemax for three firm and two optional wells. PHOTO SOURCE: Stena Drilling
Offshore Drilling Contractor Hits 100% Rig Utilization
Tuesday, June 22, 2021Stena Don is one of two semisubs in Stena Drilling's rig fleet. PHOTO SOURCE: Stena Drilling
Stena Drilling Secures West Africa Contract
Friday, June 18, 2021FAR Gambia Ltd. has contracted the Stena IceMAX drillship for a one-well campaign later this year offshore The Gambia. PHOTO SOURCE: Stena Drilling
ExxonMobil Claims More Stabroek Success in Guyana
Thursday, June 10, 2021ExxonMobil reported a new discovery at Longtail-3 in the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana.
Offshore Ireland Contract Goes to NHV
Thursday, March 25, 2021NHV Group will provide transfer flights for a 10-well decom project. PHOTO SOURCE: NHV Group
Stena Drillship to Add MPD System
Wednesday, February 17, 2021Like Stena's three other drillships, the Stena Forth will boast MPD capability. PHOTO SOURCE: Stena Drilling
BPC Looks Beyond The Bahamas for 2021
Tuesday, February 09, 2021Bahamas Petroleum's Perseverance #1 well encountered non-commercial volumes of oil.
Stena Drilling Fleet to Deploy Analytics and Reporting Tech
Thursday, January 14, 2021The deal follows six-month trials on the Stena Spey, above, and Stena Carron. PHOTO SOURCE: IDS
Tullow Awards Contract for Offshore Suriname Well
Thursday, November 12, 2020Tullow Oil plc recently awarded Ramps Logistics a fully integrated contract for its upcoming drilling campaign in Block 47 offshore Suriname.
Stena to Drill Offshore Canada Well for CNOOC
Tuesday, October 20, 2020CNOOC International Petroleum North America ULC has contracted a Stena Drillling drillship for a one-well campaign offshore Atlantic Canada.
Offshore Israel Campaign Goes to Stena Drilling
Monday, October 12, 2020Stena Drilling reported that it has signed a new contract with Noble Energy Mediterranean Ltd.
Repsol Selects Drilling Contractor for Mexico Campaign
Tuesday, September 22, 2020Stena Drilling has signed a new contract with Repsol and others to provide a drillship for a 2021 offshore Mexico drilling campaign.
Tullow Awards Suriname Drilling Contract
Tuesday, September 01, 2020Stena Drilling has signed a new contract with Tullow Oil Suriname BV to drill one well in Block 47 offshore Suriname.
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.
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.