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UK Well Success Rates Improve Regardless Of Covid Slowdown, Report Says
Thursday, December 02, 2021OGA's second Wells Insight report highlights significant opportunities remaining in the UK Basin, despite Covid resulting in a slowdown in 2020.

Odfjell Rig To Stay With Equinor For One Additional Well
Thursday, December 02, 2021Lundin Energy has exercised its option for the drilling of one additional well offshore Norway using the Deepsea Stavanger rig.

TotalEnergies Spuds Venus Well Offshore Namibia
Thursday, December 02, 2021TotalEnergies has spudded the ultra-deepwater Venus-1X exploration well offshore Namibia.

Shale Drillers to Lift USA Spending 19 Percent
Thursday, December 02, 2021Expenditures will rise to $83.4 billion in 2022, the highest since the Covid-19 pandemic emerged.

Stena Rig Off To Drill Appraisal Well For Chariot In Morocco
Wednesday, December 01, 2021The Stena Don rig has started its mobilization operations to Morocco where it will drill a gas appraisal well on the Lixus offshore license for Chariot.

Petrogas Re-Hires Maersk Rig For Well Drilling Off UK
Wednesday, December 01, 2021Maersk Drilling and Petrogas have agreed to exercise an option to employ the Maersk Resilient rig on an appraisal well at the Birgitta field in the UK North Sea.

New Gas Discovery Offshore Malaysia
Tuesday, November 30, 2021PTTEP commenced the drilling of Nangka-1 in June.

Seadrill Gets More US Gulf Of Mexico Work
Tuesday, November 30, 2021Seadrill has won more work for its rigs in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico which added to the $0.5 billion in backlog won after the end of the third quarter of 2021.

North America Rig Count Rises
Monday, November 29, 2021Six of the weekly additions came from the U.S. in the form of land rigs.

Petrobras Hires Seadrill Rig Tandem For Buzios Field Work
Friday, November 26, 2021Seadrill Limited has secured contracts for two of its rigs with Petrobras which are set to work on the Búzios field offshore Brazil.

VIDEO: Neptune Completes Seagull Manifold Installation
Friday, November 26, 2021Working under the Neptune Energy Alliance Agreement, TechnipFMC undertook the construction activities on the development.

OGA Says Continuing North Sea Exploration is Vital
Thursday, November 25, 2021Continuing North Sea exploration is vital, according to the OGA.

ONGC Hires One More Shelf Drilling Rig For Work Off India
Wednesday, November 24, 2021Shelf Drilling has been awarded a three-year contract for one of its drilling rigs by India's Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC).

Lukoil On The Money In Mexico With New Oil Discovery
Wednesday, November 24, 2021Lukoil has made an oil discovery within the Yoti West structure at Block 12 offshore Mexico.

Helix Energy To Decommission Wells Offshore New Zealand
Tuesday, November 23, 2021Helix Energy has won a 5-well complete abandonment project by New Zealand’s Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE).

Borr Rig Spins Drill-Bit For Kistos In North Sea
Tuesday, November 23, 2021Kistos has spudded the Q11-B appraisal well off the Netherlands using the Borr Drilling-owned Prospector-1 jack-up drilling rig.

Odfjell Rig To Stay With Neptune. New Wells Set For 2022.
Monday, November 22, 2021Neptune Energy has extended a contract for the Deepsea Yantai drilling rig to include three additional wells in the Norwegian North Sea next year.

USA Adds 7 Rigs
Monday, November 22, 2021Total rig figures in the country now stand at 563.

COS Announces 2021 Safety Leadership Award Winners
Sunday, November 21, 2021This year's winners leveraged data to develop actionable practices to mitigate common risks in offshore operations and enhance safety.

Top USA Rig Owner Tumbles on Profit Squeezing Inflation
Friday, November 19, 2021Helmerich's warning follows similar commentary by America's No. 2 provider of frack pumps.

Petrobras Hits The Mark With Exploration Well Off Brazil
Friday, November 19, 2021Petrobras has identified the presence of hydrocarbons in the Santos Basin pre-salt, in a pioneer well in the Aram block.

DSME Finally Sells Ex-Vantage Rig After Years Of Trying
Friday, November 19, 2021The saga of DSME attempting to sell a drillship, initially ordered by Vantage Drilling, has come to an end with TPAO becoming the new owner.

ExxonMobil Hires Stena Drillship For Well Offshore Canada
Friday, November 19, 2021Stena Drilling has won a contract from supermajor ExxonMobil for one of its drillships in Canada.

Seadrill Picks New Board Members With Chapter 11 Emergence Nearing
Thursday, November 18, 2021Seadrill Limited has revealed its new members of the board of directors as it prepares to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

TotalEnergies Flow Test Increases Chances For Oil Hub Off Suriname
Thursday, November 18, 2021TotalEnergies has completed a flow test at an appraisal well in Block 58 offshore Suriname, confirming an excellent quality black oil reservoir.

Awilco Drilling To Recycle Stacked 38-Year-Old Rig
Wednesday, November 17, 2021Awilco Drilling has decided to scrap one of only two rigs in its fleet, which has been stacked since 2016.

Maersk Drilling Rig Set To Work For ONE-Dyas
Wednesday, November 17, 2021Maersk Drilling has won a jack-up rig contract with ONE-Dyas for the drilling of the IJssel and Clover exploration wells in the Dutch sector of the North Sea.

Accommodation Rig Starts Work On Tyra Field
Tuesday, November 16, 2021The Jacktel-owned accommodation jack-up rig Haven has started working on TotalEnergies’s Tyra field in the North Sea offshore Denmark.

North America Adds Several Rigs
Monday, November 15, 2021Compared to this time last year, North America's total rig count has risen by 323 rigs.

FAR Starts Drilling Campaign Offshore Gambia
Monday, November 15, 2021FAR Limited has started drilling the Bambo-1 exploration well in Block A2, offshore The Gambia.

Top Headlines: Maersk Drilling Merging with Noble Corporation and More
Saturday, November 13, 2021Check out some of Rigzone's top stories during the last week.

Noble Shareholder To Vote Against Merger With Maersk Drilling
Thursday, November 11, 2021After offshore drillers Maersk Drilling and Noble Corporation announced their intent to merge, a Noble shareholder stated that it would vote against such a move.

Aquaterra To Work On Conversion Of BW Energy Jack-Up Rig
Wednesday, November 10, 2021Aquaterra Energy has won a contract with BW Energy for work on the repurposing of the Hibiscus Alpha jack-up rig.

Maersk Drilling Merging With Noble Corporation
Wednesday, November 10, 2021Maersk Drilling and Noble Corporation have agreed to create a combined company with a fleet of 20 floaters and 19 jack-up rigs.

Neptune Gets OGMP Gold Standard Status
Wednesday, November 10, 2021To achieve Gold Standard, companies are required to outline a credible and clear path to reduce methane emissions by 45 percent or more and to report their progress annually.

USA Adds Several Rigs Week on Week
Monday, November 08, 2021The total rig count in the U.S. now stands at 550, according to Baker Hughes.

Union Hails Massive Win in Wage Deal
Thursday, November 04, 2021The union revealed that it had recently entered negotiations with Petrofac.

Wintershall Dea Starts Final Nova Drilling, First Oil Set For 2022
Thursday, November 04, 2021Wintershall Dea has started the last part of the Nova drilling campaign following a year-long incident-induced break.

Noble Sells Rig Quartet To ADES
Thursday, November 04, 2021Noble Corporation has wrapped up the sale of four jack-up rigs to a subsidiary of ADES International Holding.

This is When Galp Will Drill Last Frontier Exploration Well
Wednesday, November 03, 2021Galp's chief executive officer Andy Brown announced when the company will drill its last frontier exploration well.

USA Adds Rigs Week on Week
Monday, November 01, 2021The country's total rig count now stands at 544.

Nabors Becomes Chesapeake Preferred Drilling Contractor
Monday, November 01, 2021Nabors said it and Chesapeake are teaming up to further enhance drilling performance.

No Luck For Exxon On Canje Block, Looking Towards 12-Well Campaign In 2022
Monday, November 01, 2021ExxonMobil has again failed to find commercial hydrocarbons on the Canje Block, offshore Guyana.

Top Headlines: SLB Sees Multi-Billion Dollar Global Revenue in 3Q and More
Saturday, October 30, 2021Check out some of Rigzone's top stories during the last week.

Maersk Drilling Sells Inspirer Rig
Friday, October 29, 2021The all-cash transaction divests a non-core asset and significantly deleverages Maersk Drilling's balance sheet, Maersk Drilling said.

Orcadian Energy Gets FPSO Offers For Pilot Oilfield
Friday, October 29, 2021Orcadian Energy has received three expressions of interest for the provision of an FPSO vessel for the Pilot development in the UK North Sea.

Lamprell Secures $45M Bank Loan To Build Jack-Up Duo
Friday, October 29, 2021Lamprell has signed a $45 million revolving trade loan facility to cover the costs of building two IMI jack-up rigs.

Seadrill Reorganization Plan Approved, Bankruptcy Exit On Horizon
Thursday, October 28, 2021Seadrill has been given the OK for its reorganization plan from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court and is now on track to exit bankruptcy.

Repsol Brings Yme Online
Wednesday, October 27, 2021The company said the achievement of first oil was a true testament to the lean operations of the Yme New Development project.

ExxonMobil Takes Valaris Drillship Out Of Lay-Up For Angola Ops
Wednesday, October 27, 2021Valaris has been awarded a two-year deal for a drillship by ExxonMobil offshore Angola.