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Neptune Finds Oil in Calypso Prospect
Tuesday, December 06, 2022Neptune Energy and its license partners have made a new discovery at the Calypso exploration well in the Norwegian Sea.

Santos Announces Small Gas Leak
Tuesday, December 06, 2022'The observation of the leak occurred during routine activities on the normally un-staffed facility'.

Saipem Buys Drillship From Samsung Heavy For $230 Million
Tuesday, December 06, 2022Saipem has exercised its purchase option concerning the seventh-generation Santorini drillship for a price tag of $230 million.

USA Rig Count Breaks Cycle and Stays Flat
Monday, December 05, 2022The U.S. rig count stayed flat at 784 rigs.

How Do Offshore UK Oil and Gas Job Figures Stack Up?
Monday, December 05, 2022OEUK forecasts that the offshore oil and gas sector will support 213,600 jobs this year.

Aramco Discovers 2 New Unconventional Gas Fields
Friday, December 02, 2022Saudi Aramco has discovered two new unconventional natural gas fields in the eastern region.

New Series The Rig Gets Release Date
Thursday, December 01, 2022A trailer for the series has also been published.

Valaris Extends Survival Equipment Maintenance Deal With Survitec
Thursday, December 01, 2022Valaris has renewed a service agreement with survival technology solutions provider Survitec championed for an additional three years.

Seadrill Tightens Loss In Q3
Thursday, December 01, 2022Seadrill Limited has tightened its loss quarter-on-quarter backed by high utilization levels in Q3.

Offshore Norway Sees Discoveries and Dusters Over the Last Month
Wednesday, November 30, 2022It's been a mixed bag in terms of oil and gas exploration offshore Norway over the past month or so.

Perenco Hits Oil At Tchnem Well In Congo
Wednesday, November 30, 2022Perenco Congo has struck oil at the Tchnem1-01 well in the Tchibeli North East prospect on the PNGF Sud license, in Congo.

CGX, Frontera Complete Preparations For Well Spud Off Guyana
Tuesday, November 29, 2022CGX Energy and Frontera Energy have completed final preparations ahead of the Wei-1 well spud, located in the Corentyne block off Guyana.

USA Adds Rigs Again
Monday, November 28, 2022The U.S. added a total of two land rigs week on week.

North Sea Semi-Sub Utilization Up But Rigs Are Leaving The Region
Monday, November 28, 2022Utilization and deal awards to North Sea semi-submersibles during 2022 improved, but the 2023 demand outlook could result in more units leaving the region next year.

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.