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UMW takes delivery of newbuild UMW Naga 6 jackup

UMW Oil & Gas Corp. took delivery of UMW NAGA 6, the first of its two jackup drilling rigs constructed by China Merchants Heavy Industries.

PSA grants Statoil permission to drill Saturn prospect in Barents Sea

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has granted Statoil permission for exploration drilling in the Barents Sea on the Saturn prospect.

NPD approves two more frontier wells offshore Norway

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has authorized two exploration wells.

Drillship back on duty offshore Nigeria

Northern Offshore says the drillship Energy Searcher has resumed work on a contract offshore Nigeria.

Alfa Laval wins offshore pumping systems order in Canada

Alfa Laval has won an order to supply Framo with water pumping systems for an oil drilling platform to be located in the Atlantic Ocean off the Canadian coast.

AGR to support IOG North Sea drilling

AGR has entered into a memorandum of understanding with Independent Oil & Gas PLC (IOG) to work together to deliver well construction and project management services for IOG’s forthcoming drilling in the UK North Sea.


Roc finds oil in Jiaowei formation in Beibu Gulf

Roc Oil (China) has discovered oil with the first of two exploration wells in Beibu Gulf block 22/12 offshore China.

Amarinth pumps to lift seawater to drilling rigs offshore UAE

Amarinth has won a contract to supply 16 API 610 super-duplex pumps for ADMA-OPCO’s Satah al-Razboot (SARB) offshore oil field development, 200 km (124 mi) northwest of Abu Dhabi.

Rosneft reports major oil discovery in Kara Sea

Rosneft and partner ExxonMobil have discovered oil, gas, and condensate with the first ever exploration well in the Kara Sea offshore northern Russia.

JIP provides recommendations on avoiding jacking failures

A joint industry project (JIP) on jacking system maintenance and inspection has resulted in a new DNV GL recommended practice, which will be issued in October, that will provide guidance on the correct and safe functioning of rack- and-pinion jacking systems. The objective is to reduce the risk of gear failure.

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