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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.

Chevron Sets 2022 Spending Budget At $15B
Thursday, December 02, 2021Chevron has announced a 2022 organic capital and exploratory spending program of $15 billion, up more than 20 percent from 2021 expected levels.

Petrobras Sees More Oil Field Sales
Wednesday, December 01, 2021Brazil's state-controlled oil company plans to continue selling off its least profitable oil fields.

Exxon To Spend $15B On GHG Reduction Projects By 2027
Wednesday, December 01, 2021Exxon will increase spending to $15 billion on GHG emission-reduction projects over the next six years.

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.

BP Loads Out 1,000th Crude Oil Tanker From Black Sea Terminal
Tuesday, November 30, 2021The BP-operated Western Route Export Pipeline has loaded out the 1,000th tanker at the Supsa terminal on the Black 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.

Equinor Exits Ireland Following $434M Corrib Sale
Tuesday, November 30, 2021Equinor has stopped having a business presence in Ireland following a decision to sell its non-operated equity position in the Corrib offshore gas project to Vermillion Energy.

SBM Offshore And Petrobras Sign Deal For Mero FPSO
Tuesday, November 30, 2021SBM Offshore has signed contracts with Petrobras for the 22.5 years lease and operation of FPSO Alexandre de Gusmão for work offshore Brazil.

McDermott LNG Net-Zero Study For Shell Complete
Monday, November 29, 2021McDermott has completed an LNG construction study for Shell identifying tangible reduction pathways toward net-zero construction emissions.

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

CNOOC Starts Up Production From Buzzard Phase II
Monday, November 29, 2021CNOOC Limited has begun production from the Buzzard Phase II development, offshore the UK sector of the North Sea.

JX Nippon Selling UK Assets To NEO Energy For $1.7B
Monday, November 29, 2021NEO Energy has expanded its portfolio with the acquisition of 100 percent of the share capital of JX Nippon Exploration and Production U.K. for around $1.7 billion.

Wood Bags Deal for Largest Turkey Gas Reserve
Friday, November 26, 2021The Sakarya Gas Field has a confirmed capacity of 405 billion cubic meters, or 14 trillion cubic feet, of natural gas.

Keppel Bags $145M+ Deals For FPSO, FSRU Work
Friday, November 26, 2021Keppel Offshore & Marine has won deals for the conversion of an FSRU and the integration of an FPSO.

BP Starts Flowing Oil From Angolan Offshore Field
Friday, November 26, 2021BP has started production at the Platina field in Block 18, which is located some 87 miles offshore Angola.

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.

Equinor Submits $1.1B Plan For Further Oseberg Development
Friday, November 26, 2021Equinor has submitted a plan for development and operation for the Oseberg field in the North Sea.

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

Halliburton Unit Hired to Plug Delta Spill
Thursday, November 25, 2021Halliburton's Boots & Coots unit has been called in by independent producer Aiteo Eastern E&P Co. to contain a leak.

Columbus Reaches First Production
Thursday, November 25, 2021Hydrocarbons from the C1z development well started flowing on November 24.

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).

Standard Drilling Sells Vessel for $10MM+
Wednesday, November 24, 2021The sale of the vessel will result in a gain for Standard Drilling of gross $2.3 million.

Wood Pens Peregrino Maintenance Deal With Equinor
Wednesday, November 24, 2021Wood has secured an extension with Norwegian energy firm Equinor to deliver maintenance solutions on the Peregrino field offshore Brazil.

Aibel Scores $560 Million In Deals With Equinor
Wednesday, November 24, 2021Equinor has signed contracts with Aibel for work on four projects worth around $560 million.

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.

Environmentalists Protest Shell Seismic Work Off South Africa
Tuesday, November 23, 2021Around 200 environmental activists gathered to protest the arrival of seismic acquisition vessel Amazon Warrior in Cape Town harbor ahead of starting a survey campaign for Shell.

API, NOIA React to House Reconciliation Bill Passage
Tuesday, November 23, 2021The American Petroleum Institute and the National Ocean Industries Association comment on the U.S. House of Representatives passing the reconciliation bill.

CNOOC Flows First Oil From Lufeng Fields Off China
Tuesday, November 23, 2021CNOOC has begun production from the Lufeng oil fields regional development project located offshore China.

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.

Saipem Bags Deal Worth Near $1B
Monday, November 22, 2021The deal comprises a SURF EPCI contract for the installation of a rigid riser-based subsea system for Buzios 7.

Woodside Gives Green Light For Scarborough, Pluto Train 2
Monday, November 22, 2021Woodside has approved the investment for the Scarborough offshore gas project as well as the Pluto Train 2 development.

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 Headlines: Phillips 66 Converting Louisiana Refinery and More
Saturday, November 20, 2021Check out some of Rigzone's top stories during the last week.

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.

Petronas, TechnipFMC To Develop GHG Emission-Reducing Tech
Friday, November 19, 2021TechnipFMC and Petronas have entered into an agreement to commercialize a unique natural gas processing membrane that reduces GHG emissions.

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.

McDermott Wins More Work On Ichthys Project
Thursday, November 18, 2021McDermott has won an EPC project after completing FEED services for a booster compression module for Inpex’s Ichthys LNG development.

MOU Signed to Build Scotland Low Carbon Workforce
Thursday, November 18, 2021It is estimated that over 20,000 skilled jobs will be created through the peak of the Scottish Cluster development.

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.