Asia Deepwater Oil Drilling News

Pieter Schelte heads to Europe for construction completion

The Pieter Schelte, Allseas new platform installation/decommissioning and pipelay vessel, is on its way to Rotterdam for completion and testing.

NH9 completes its first 1,000-m deepwater well in South China Sea

China Oilfied Services Ltd. says the NH9 semisubmersible has completed drilling the first 3,281 ft (1,000-m) deepwater well.

Ophir to acquire deepwater exploration licenses

Ophir Energy plc has entered into an agreement with Niko Resources to acquire interests in seven deepwater production sharing contracts in Indonesia.

Eni reports significant gas find offshore Indonesia

Eni has made an important gas find in the Merakes exploration prospect, in the East Sepinggan block offshore Indonesia, where Eni is operator with a 100% stake.

Husky targets first oil from South White Rose in early 2015

Husky updated its development/exploration programs offshore Newfoundland & Labrador.

Shell brings deepwater Gumusut-Kakap oil field onstream

Shell has started oil production from the Gumusut-Kakap semisubmersible platform offshore Malaysia.

Wild Well Control shows new Singapore capping stack

Wild Well Control has unveiled a new subsea capping stack for use in a deepwater well control incident. 

Sea Trucks finances completion of Jascon 18 vessel

Sea Trucks Group Ltd. has secured $130 million in financing to complete construction of the Jascon 18 vessel.

 

Jurong Shipyard signs agreement to buy SSP Offshore

Jurong Shipyard Pte Ltd has signed a sales and purchase agreement with to acquire substantially all of SSP Offshore business assets.

Shell selects riserless mud recovery for Malikai wells

Shell has contracted IKM Energy Services to provide a riserless top-hole mud circulation system for the Malikai project offshore Sabah.

Shell proves more gas in deepwater offshore Malaysia

Shell has discovered gas in the deepwater Marjoram structure offshore Malaysia.

ABS completes second deepwater vessel with ISQM notation

ABS has completed the Rowan Resolute ultra-deepwater drillship.

Hess updates offshore operations

Hess Corp. recently reported operational highlights for 2Q 2014.

Second deepwater Liwan pipelay under way offshore China

Construction vessels have started work offshore China installing a second deepwater production pipeline from the main Liwan 3-1 field to the Liwan shallow-water central platform. 

Solan set for offshore construction phase

Premier Oil says construction and onshore commissioning of the platform for its Solan oilfield development West of Shetland are nearing completion.

Infield sees subsea market growth over next five years

The “Global Perspectives Subsea Market Report to 2018” by Infield predicts that capex in the segment will grow by 6.72% over the time span.

Bourbon Evolution 806 gets christened

The Bourbon Evolution 806 christening at the Dayang shipyard in China.

Two more floaters to be installed in Santos basin

BG Group has provided an update on its offshore activity in its latest results statement.

ONGC plans more development of Vasai East offshore India

ONGC plans additional development of its Vasai East field in the Arabian Sea off western India at an estimated cost of Rs. 2476.82 Crore.

One-trip casing exit milling saves time during complex drilling

Performing a casing exit to create a secondary wellbore involves a whipstock assembly to direct the mill toward the side of the existing casing where an exit is then milled. However, today’s wellbore requires advanced drilling assemblies with a range of technologies, including electronics and measuring devices that send data back to the operator. Drilling assemblies have necessarily gotten larger to accommodate these additional tools. The need for effective tools to address the size, length, and stiffness of newer drilling assemblies led Baker Hughes to develop the LongBow casing exit milling system.

Papa Terra TLP in place offshore Brazil

McDermott has completed installation of the extended TLP on the Papa Terra field for Petrobras.

CNOOC delivers first gas from Liwan project offshore China

Husky Energy and CNOOC have released details about the Liwan gas project in the South China Sea.

Murphy Sabah Oil awards Fugro rig and subsea positioning services contract

Murphy Sabah Oil Co. Ltd. has awarded Fugro a three-year contract for the provision of rig and subsea positioning services.

Statoil, ConocoPhillips team up for deepwater block offshore Myanmar

Statoil has been awarded operatorship of deepwater block AD-10 in the Bay of Bengal offshore Myanmar, in partnership with ConocoPhillips.

CNOOC proves gas in new deepwater play offshore China

CNOOC has made what it describes as a breakthrough gas discovery in the deepwater Qiongdongnan basin in the South China Sea.

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