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Aquadrill Finds Work For Capella Drillship In Indonesia
Friday, November 25, 2022Aquadrill and a Vantage subsidiary have agreed to provide a 6th generation drillship for operations in Indonesia.

Perenco Hires Valaris Rig For Southern North Sea Drilling Campaign
Friday, November 25, 2022Perenco UK has secured the services of the Valaris 247 jack-up rig for the Southern North Sea drilling campaign.

Valaris Drillship Gets $136MM Deal For Work Off Egypt
Thursday, November 24, 2022Valaris has won a new deal for one of its drillships with supermajor BP for drilling operations offshore Egypt.

Keppel Delivers First Of Three Jack-Ups To ADNOC Drilling
Thursday, November 24, 2022Keppel Offshore & Marine has delivered the first of three jack-up rigs to ADNOC Drilling.

Shell Starts Drilling High-Impact Gas Well Off UK
Thursday, November 24, 2022Shell has started drilling operations on a high-impact gas prospect in the North Sea using a Noble-owned rig.

North Sea Authority Launches Another Investigation
Thursday, November 24, 2022The NSTA outlined that its probe could result in action being taken.

Offshore Oil and Gas Assets Face Increasing Cyber Risk
Tuesday, November 22, 2022According to federal officials, a successful cyberattack on offshore oil and gas infrastructure could cause physical, environmental, and economic harm.

USA Adds More Rigs
Monday, November 21, 2022The U.S. added a total of three more rigs week on week.

Eco Atlantic Hits Dust at Gazania-1 Well off South Africa
Monday, November 21, 2022Eco Atlantic has hit target depth at the Gazania-1 well offshore South Africa.

Transocean Buys Newbuild Drillship from DSME
Monday, November 21, 2022One of Transocean's units has formed a joint venture with Perestroika and funds managed by Lime Rock Management to buy a newbuild drillship from DSME.

Frack Sand Plant Fire Threatens Supplies for Texas Shale Wells
Monday, November 21, 2022A frack-sand plant in the Eagle Ford region of Texas erupted in flames over the weekend.

Congo Calls for Compensation to Stop Oil Drilling in Peatlands
Sunday, November 20, 2022The country has attracted widespread criticism and a plea from John Kerry, the US's special presidential envoy for climate.

TotalEnergies Plans Oil Exploration Offshore South Africa
Sunday, November 20, 2022TotalEnergies is planning to look for oil off South Africa's West Coast, where environmental groups have increasingly opposed such activity.

Magnitude 5.4 Quake Hits Texas
Friday, November 18, 2022A magnitude 5.4 earthquake occurred near the town of Mentone, Texas.

Unite Confirms Strike Action
Wednesday, November 16, 2022Around 146 members are involved in the dispute.

Neptune Energy Hits Hydrocarbons In Calypso Well Off Norway
Wednesday, November 16, 2022Neptune Energy and its license partners have announced that hydrocarbons have been encountered in the Calypso exploration well in the Norwegian Sea.

Saipem Inks Drilling Deals Worth $800 Million
Wednesday, November 16, 2022Saipem has been awarded new offshore drilling contracts, three in the Middle East and two in West Africa, for a total amount of around $800 million.

Iran Boosting Production With 35 Wells At World's Largest Field
Wednesday, November 16, 2022Pars Oil and Gas Company is planning to spud 35 new wells in the supergiant South Pars gas field to enhance and maintain gas production in the field.

Demand, Dayrates To Stay High For Low-Emission Rigs To 2026
Wednesday, November 16, 2022The energy crisis in 2022 has reinforced that the exploration of oil and gas will likely continue to play an essential part in the energy mix in the future.

Fire Reported on Asgard B Facility
Wednesday, November 16, 2022'There were 118 people on board when the incident occurred'.

Invictus Share Price Almost Quadruples
Tuesday, November 15, 2022The share price of Invictus Energy Limited has almost quadrupled.

USA Adds Multiple Rigs
Monday, November 14, 2022The U.S. added nine rigs week on week.

ADES Charters Two More Jack-Ups From Keppel O&M
Monday, November 14, 2022Keppel Offshore & Marine has signed bareboat charter contracts with ADES Saudi Limited Company for two jack-up rigs to be deployed in Saudi Arabia.

IOG Agrees Southwark A1 Well Resumption Plan
Monday, November 14, 2022IOG has continued its operations at the Saturn Banks Phase 1 project, agreeing Southwark A1 well resumption plan and progressing A2 well towards first gas.

Encouraging Signs For Invictus At Mukuyu Well In Zimbabwe
Friday, November 11, 2022Invictus Energy has seen more promising signs at the Mukuyu-1 well being drilled in its 80 percent-owned SG 4571 license in Zimbabwe.

First Wells Completed For Northern Lights Project
Thursday, November 10, 2022Northern Lights has concluded drilling operations for a CO2 injection well and a contingent injection well within its CO2 storage license in the North Sea.

Saab Seaeye Takes Part in Angolan Rig to Reef Project
Thursday, November 10, 2022Saab Seaeye has been tagged in to deploy its underwater robot in the Angolan Rig-to-reef project.

Hess Takes Velesto Rig For Work On Malaysian Gas Field
Tuesday, November 08, 2022Hess has chosen rig owner Velesto Energy to carry out the drilling work on a project off Peninsular Malaysia.

Diamond Offshore Scores Drilling Deal Worth $429 Million
Tuesday, November 08, 2022Diamond Offshore has received a contract for a new drilling program with Petrobras in Brazil worth $429 million.

ExxonMobil Makes First Angolan Discovery In 18 Years
Tuesday, November 08, 2022U.S. supermajor ExxonMobil has drilled a successful exploration well on Block 15 offshore Angola.

Neptune Energy Spuds Norwegian Sea Prospect
Monday, November 07, 2022Neptune Energy has started drilling of the Calypso exploration well in the Norwegian Sea.

Energean Makes Another Gas Discovery Off Israel
Monday, November 07, 2022Energean has made a commercial gas discovery at the Zeus prospect in the Mediterranean Sea offshore Israel.

Zephyr Cleared To Drill New Wells At Paradox Project
Thursday, November 03, 2022Zephyr has been given the permit to drill new wells at its Paradox project in Utah, U.S.

Sonadrill Drillship Scores 12-Well Deal On $402,500 Dayrate
Thursday, November 03, 2022Sonadrill has secured a 12-well extension in Angola for one of its drillships on a $402,500 dayrate.

Saipem Sells Onshore Drilling Business To KCA Deutag
Wednesday, November 02, 2022Saipem has closed the sale its onshore drilling business to KCA Deutag in a transaction worth $550 million.

Kongsberg Unveils New Drilling And Well Ops Optimization App
Wednesday, November 02, 2022Kongsberg Digital has launches a new application that enables real-time KPI tracking on drilling and well operations.

ADNOC Hands Out $4 Billion Worth Of Drilling Deals
Wednesday, November 02, 2022ADNOC has awarded three framework agreements valued at $4 billion for integrated drilling fluids services.

Petrobras Makes Thickest Ever Oil Discovery In Brazil History
Monday, October 31, 2022Petrobras has made an oil discovery in the co-participated area of Sepia offshore Brazil.

Top Headlines: The USA Diesel Crisis Is Here and Spreading
Saturday, October 29, 2022Check out some of Rigzone's top stories during the last week.

Texas Becomes 1st State to Plug Wells Using Federal Funds
Friday, October 28, 2022Plugging work began earlier this month on an abandoned oil and gas well in Refugio County in South Texas.

UK Offshore Drillers Accept Pay Hike And Call Off Strike
Thursday, October 27, 2022Over 450 offshore drilling and drilling maintenance workers have accepted an improved offer of 10 percent on their rates of payback dated to June 1, 2022.

Norway Sees Series of Dusters
Thursday, October 27, 2022Several dry wells have been drilled offshore Norway over the past couple of months.

ExxonMobil Finds Oil Two More Times In Guyana
Wednesday, October 26, 2022ExxonMobil has made discoveries at the Sailfin-1 and Yarrow-1 wells in the Stabroek block offshore Guyana.

Sinopec Announces Major Breakthrough for China Shale Gas
Tuesday, October 25, 2022Sinopec described the find as a 'major breakthrough for China's shale gas exploration'.

Chuditch Could Hold More Gas Than Previously Thought, Baron Says
Tuesday, October 25, 2022Baron Oil has stated that its Chuditch PSC offshore Timor-Leste could hold much more gas than previously estimated.

COSL Pens $1.9 Billion Worth Of Drilling Deals
Tuesday, October 25, 2022COSL has been awarded several deals worth $1.9Bn for the provision of drilling rig services by an undisclosed oil company in the Middle East.

North America Back to Losing Rigs
Monday, October 24, 2022North America dropped four rigs week on week.

Commodity Prices Rise Brings Drilling Boom To Alberta
Sunday, October 23, 2022Alberta's oil and gas producers have drilled more wells this year than they did in all of 2021 as companies try to take advantage of surging prices.

Roslyn Expected to Become Hurricane
Friday, October 21, 2022Tropical Storm Roslyn is expected to reach hurricane strength.

Borr Drilling Inks $715M Deal For Five Jack-up Rigs In Mexico
Friday, October 21, 2022Borr Drilling has won new three-year deals for five jack-up drilling rigs in Mexico.