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Aker BP Set To Drill Lyderhorn East Offshore Well Share your comments
Monday, October 18, 2021Aker BP has received a drilling permit for an exploration well in the North Sea, offshore Norway.

Maersk Rig Drilling World Record Well Offshore Angola Share your comments
Friday, October 15, 2021A Maersk drillship will be drilling a new world record well as part of a contract extension from TotalEnergies.

Halliburton Strikes Electric Frac Deal Share your comments
Thursday, October 14, 2021The multi-year contract is with Aethon Energy.

Aquadrill Wins Drillship Deal In Indonesia, Sells Semi-Sub Share your comments
Wednesday, October 13, 2021Aquadrill and a Vantage subsidiary have reached an agreement to provide the Capella drillship for a two-well contract for operations in Indonesia.

Longboat Energy Strikes Oil, Starts Drilling For More Share your comments
Tuesday, October 12, 2021Longboat Energy has struck oil in a well located in the Norwegian part of the North Sea and started drilling another.

First Fully Automated Land Rig Drills First Well Share your comments
Tuesday, October 12, 2021The well was drilled to a total measured depth of 19,917 feet.

Tailwind Completes Evelyn Development Well In UK North Sea Share your comments
Monday, October 11, 2021Tailwind Energy has stated that the Evelyn development well has been drilled, completed, and tested on time and budget.

Valaris Scores Extension For Jack-Up Rig Share your comments
Friday, October 08, 2021Valaris has won an extension to its bareboat charter agreement with ARO Drilling for one of its standard duty jack-up rigs.

Lundin Energy Drills North Sea Duster Near Solveig Field Share your comments
Friday, October 08, 2021Lundin Energy is wrapping up the drilling of a well near the Solveig field in the North Sea after disappointing exploration results.

Equinor To Drill Up To Nine Wells Using COSLPromoter Rig Share your comments
Thursday, October 07, 2021Equinor has awarded COSL Offshore Management a contract to drill four wells on Statfjord Øst field off Norway using the COSLPromoter rig.

Exxon Guyana Block Resource Estimate Rises To 10B Barrels Share your comments
Thursday, October 07, 2021Exxon has increased its estimate of the discovered recoverable resource for the Stabroek Block off Guyana to around 10 billion oil-equivalent barrels after striking oil there one more time.

Neptune Energy Begins Drilling Dugong Tail Exploration Well Share your comments
Friday, October 01, 2021The Deepsea Yantai rig has started spinning its drill bit on the Dugong Tail well in the North Sea on behalf of Neptune Energy.

COSL Drilling Rig Set For North Sea Work With Ithaca Share your comments
Friday, October 01, 2021COSL Drilling Europe was awarded a contract by Ithaca Energy for work on the Abigail and Captain projects in the North Sea off the UK.

Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale Set for November Share your comments
Friday, October 01, 2021The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has announced that it will hold an oil and gas lease sale for the Gulf of Mexico on November 17, in compliance with an order from a U.S. District Court.

After Five Discoveries TotalEnergies Drills Duster Off Suriname Share your comments
Thursday, September 30, 2021TotalEnergies has failed to find commercial amounts of hydrocarbons with its latest Suriname offshore well.

CNOOC Makes Large Oil Discovery In Bohai Bay Share your comments
Thursday, September 30, 2021CNOOC has made what it described as a 'large-sized discovery' on the Kenli 10-2 oilfield in Bohai Bay.

Lukoil Teams Up With BP In Caspian Sea Exploration Project Share your comments
Wednesday, September 29, 2021Lukoil entered BP’s SWAP exploration project located in the Caspian Sea offshore Azerbaijan.

Odfjell Drilling Scores Extra $20 Million From Equinor Extension Share your comments
Tuesday, September 28, 2021Equinor added a well to a contract for one of Odfjell Drilling’s rigs. This will keep the rig with Equinor into the latter part of 2022.

DNO Makes Small North Sea Oil Find. Another Well Comes Up Dry Share your comments
Tuesday, September 28, 2021DNO has made a small oil discovery on the Gomez prospect in one of its operated licenses in the North Sea.

3Q Oil and Gas Discovery Roundup Share your comments
Sunday, September 26, 2021Here is a roundup of some of the biggest oil and gas discoveries announced during the third quarter of 2021.

Carnarvon To Drill Bufallo-10 Well In Early November Share your comments
Thursday, September 23, 2021Carnarvon Petroleum set to spud the Buffalo-10 well in the Timor Sea in early November.

Great Interest in Latest Norway License Round Share your comments
Friday, September 17, 2021There has been great interest in the Norwegian continental shelf during the country's latest licensing round, according to Norway's Ministry of Petroleum and Energy.

First Exploration Well for North Sea Company Drilled Share your comments
Thursday, September 16, 2021Longboat Energy has announced that drilling has commenced at Rodhette, the company's first exploration well.

Significant Onshore Australia Gas Discovery Made Share your comments
Wednesday, September 08, 2021Mineral Resources Limited revealed that recent drilling activity led to a 'significant' gas discovery at the Lockyer Deep 1 project in the onshore Perth Basin, Australia.

BW Energy's Gabon Oil Find Volumes Disappoint Share your comments
Friday, September 03, 2021BW Energy has stated that preliminary results from its Hibiscus North exploration well off Gabon were not as good as it hoped but that there was an upside to it as well.

Shell Takes Operatorship of 2 Blocks Offshore South Africa Share your comments
Thursday, September 02, 2021Impact Oil & Gas has farmed out 50 percent of its working interest in the Transkei & Algoa exploration right off South Africa to oil major Shell.

Exxon Spuds New Well in Guyana's Canje Block Share your comments
Thursday, September 02, 2021ExxonMobil has started drilling the Sapote-1 well located on the Canje Block offshore Guyana, its third well in the block this year.

Eni Makes Major Oil Find Share your comments
Thursday, September 02, 2021Eni (NYSE: E) has announced a 'major' oil discovery in block CI-101, which is located in the Ivory Coast offshore.

Borr Drilling Scores More Deals for Jack-up Fleet Share your comments
Thursday, September 02, 2021Borr Drilling finds work for one of its jack-up drilling rigs, increasing the number of contracted rigs to 15.

Carnarvon Petroleum Picks Valaris Rig for Buffalo-10 Well Share your comments
Thursday, September 02, 2021Carnarvon Petroleum hires the Valaris JU-107 jack-up for drilling of the Buffalo-10 well offshore Timor-Leste.

Aker BP May Have Drilled Its Last Well in the Barents Share your comments
Monday, August 30, 2021Aker BP ASA, Norway's second-biggest oil operator, isn't planning on drilling for more oil and gas in the Arctic Barents Sea.

Spirit Finds More Gas at Grove Share your comments
Thursday, August 26, 2021Spirit Energy has revealed that it has found more gas at the Grove field by penetrating an undrained part of the North East area of the asset.

BW Energy Makes Oil Find Offshore Gabon Share your comments
Wednesday, August 25, 2021BW Energy Limited has announced that it has made an oil discovery in the Hibiscus North exploration well in the Dussafu Block, offshore Gabon.

Valaris Bags Shell Drillship Deals Share your comments
Thursday, August 19, 2021Valaris Limited (NYSE: VAL) has revealed that it has been awarded one well contracts with Shell Namibia Upstream B.V. and Shell Sao Tome and Principe B.V.

Schlumberger Launches Autonomous Directional Drilling Share your comments
Wednesday, August 18, 2021Schlumberger (NYSE: SLB) has announced the launch of Autonomous Directional Drilling (ADD).

88 Energy Confirms Light Oil at Merlin-1 Share your comments
Tuesday, August 17, 202188 Energy Limited (ASX, AIM: 88E) has announced that the evaluation of the Merlin-1 well has successfully demonstrated the presence of oil in multiple stacked sequences in the Cretaceous Nanushuk Formation.

Active Well Servicing Metric Keeps Growing Share your comments
Tuesday, July 27, 2021The Energy Workforce & Technology Council has observed a gain in the North American well servicing rig count.

Baker Hughes USA Rig Count Gets Closer to 500 Share your comments
Saturday, July 24, 2021The USA rig count rose again this week.

Borr Drilling Wins More Mexico Work Share your comments
Friday, July 23, 2021Borr has secured a letter of award for a jack-up rig for additional work in Mexico.

Nabors and Halliburton Strike Blow for Drilling Automation Share your comments
Wednesday, July 21, 2021The drilling contractor and service company have taken a step to make well plans and their execution less cumbersome. PHOTO SOURCE: Nabors Industries

Baker Hughes Sees Slower Drilling Growth Share your comments
Wednesday, July 21, 2021Shale drilling in North America is going to slow down in the second half of the year, according to Baker Hughes Inc.

Baker Hughes Counts 18 More Drilling Rigs Share your comments
Saturday, July 17, 2021The active rotary rig fleets for the USA and Canada increased this week.

Maersk Drilling Secures $10.5MM Contract Extension Share your comments
Tuesday, July 13, 2021Maersk Drilling has won an extended well intervention scope for the Maersk Intrepid. PHOTO SOURCE: Maersk Drilling

Diamond Offshore Strikes Training Deal with Maersk Share your comments
Wednesday, July 07, 2021Maersk Training will provide support to Diamond's global team, including the Ocean BlackHornet drillship. PHOTO SOURCE: Maersk Training

Baker Hughes Counts 15 Additional Rigs Share your comments
Saturday, July 03, 2021Baker Hughes reported the total number of oil rigs operating in the United States and Canada increased by 15 this week.

Saipem to Expand Its Offshore Drilling Fleet Share your comments
Wednesday, June 30, 2021Saipem is adding a new Samsung drillship to its offshore fleet. PHOTO SOURCE: Samsung Heavy Industries

Feds Estimate 27% Drop in DUC Well Inventory Share your comments
Wednesday, June 30, 2021EIA estimates the United States' DUC inventory in key oil and gas basins declined 27% from June 2020 through May 2021.

Biden Expected to Sign Obama Methane Mandates into Law Share your comments
Monday, June 28, 2021The measure had the backing of Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Equinor ASA, Cheniere Energy Inc., and Pioneer Natural Resources Co.

Drilling Contractor Invests in Geothermal Tech Firms Share your comments
Monday, June 28, 2021The global drilling contractor is investing a total of $21 million in a pair of geothermal technology companies. PHOTO SOURCE: Nabors Industries

Baker Hughes Rig Count Holds Steady for USA Share your comments
Saturday, June 26, 2021The overall active USA rotary rig fleet remained flat this week.

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