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VAALCO, Sonangol secure offshore Angola license extension

VAALCO Energy has entered into the subsequent exploration phase on block 5 offshore Angola with partner Sonangol P&P.

Ocean Endeavour spuds latest deepwater wildcat offshore Romania

ExxonMobil Exploration and partner OMV Petrom have started drilling the Pelican South-1 exploration well in the Neptun block in the Romanian sector of the Black Sea.

Drilling under way on Lindaormen off mid-Norway

The semisub Bredford Dolphin has spud an exploration well for Lundin Norway on the Lindaormen prospect in the Norwegian Sea.

PSA approves North Sea Gullfaks well campaign

Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has sanctioned use of the semisub Deepsea Atlantic for drilling and well operations at Statoil’s Gullfaks Sør complex in the northern Norwegian North Sea.

Mid-2015 startup for North Sea Cladhan project

Sterling Resources says the first production well (P1) has been drilled and completed at the TAQA-operated Cladhan oil field development in the UK northern North Sea.

Cairn starts drilling second Senegal deepwater well

Cairn Energy says the semisubmersible Cajun Express has re-entered SNE-1, the second deepwater well in its exploration program offshore Senegal. 

Weather slows Ebok facilities expansion off Nigeria

Afren has issued an update on its development and exploration campaigns offshore West and East Africa.

Lundin to spud Lindarormen prospect

Lundin Petroleum has commenced exploratory drilling of well 6405/12-1 in PL584.

SEG 2014: Lenovo workstation design supports Landmark DecisionSpace G1

Halliburton and Lenovo have agreed to use the ThinkPad W540 workstation to support Landmark’s DecisionSpace G1 edition. The announcement came at the 2014 SEG International Exposition and 84th Annual Meeting in Denver.

SPE ATCE 2014: Diamond drill bit provides improved durability in tough formations

Schlumberger company Smith Bits has introduced the StingBlade conical diamond element bit. This is designed to increase run length and rate of penetration while also providing improved steering response in directional drilling.

 

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