Offshore Drilling & Completion: Asia

ONGC makes oil and gas discoveries offshore India

ONGC has made new offshore oil and gas discoveries – one in the deepwater KG basin off the east coast of India, and the second in the Mumbai offshore basin off the west coast.

Keppel newbuild jackup heads to India

Keppel FELS is preparing to deliver a KFELS B Class jackup to Star Drilling, an associate company of India’s D.P. Jindal Group.

CNOOC’s Panyu project begins production in South China Sea

CNOOC Ltd. reports that its Panyu 34-1/35-1/35-2 project has begun production in the Pearl River Mouth basin of the South China Sea.

CIMC Raffles delivers COSLProspector

CIMC Raffles has delivered in Yantai, Shandong, China, the fourth deepwater semisubmersible drilling rig built for COSL, the COSLProspector.

Lufeng oil find underlines Paleogene potential

CNOOC has proven a new oil field in the eastern South China Sea.

Studies continue to maximize TGT field potential offshore Vietnam

SOCO International says the H5 development project in block 16/1 offshore southern Vietnam is on course for first oil in September or October 2015.

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.

Keppel FELS to build KFELS Super B jackup rig

Keppel FELS Ltd has secured a contract from BOT Lease Co. Ltd., an affiliated company of The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, to build a KFELS Super B Class jackup rig worth $240 million.

Lundin completes exploration drilling of Gobi-1 well

Lundin Petroleum AB reports that the exploration drilling of the Gobi prospect in the Gurita PSC, Natuna Sea, Indonesia, has been completed.

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.

Latest Drilling & Completion News

PSA approves Oseberg life extension offshore Norway

December 18, 2014

Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) Norway has sanctioned continued operations at the Oseberg Vestflanke in the North Sea.

NDC receives latest newbuild jackup

December 18, 2014 Lamprell has completed construction of the jackup Shuwehat within budget, and has delivered the rig to Abu Dhabi’s National Drilling Co. (NDC).&nbs...

Husky targets mid-year start-up for South White Rose offshore Newfoundland

December 17, 2014

Husky Oil expects first oil in mid-2015 from the South White Rose satellite extension offshore Newfoundland & Labrador.

Vaalco reassesses offshore Gabon plans following H2S inflow

December 17, 2014 Vaalco Energy says the jackup Transocean Constellation II has completed the first development well drilled from the newly installed Etame platform ...

NPD authorizes three wells offshore Norway

December 16, 2014

Maersk Oil has permission from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) for exploration drilling in license PL 510 in the Norwegian Sea.

ONGC makes oil and gas discoveries offshore India

December 15, 2014 ONGC has made new offshore oil and gas discoveries – one in the deepwater KG basin off the east coast of India, and the second in the Mumbai offsho...

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