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Husky targets first oil from South White Rose in early 2015

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

Ocean Rig, Petrobras ink deal on two UDW drillships

Ocean Rig UDW Inc has signed a $1.1 billion three-year contract with Petrobras to extend a lease on two ultra-deepwater drillships.

Analysts forecast steady deepwater growth

Brazil will account for 32% of deep and ultra-deepwater capex worldwide between now and 2018, according to a report from Infield Systems.

ONGC contracts Aban Offshore for deployment of jackup rig

Aban Offshore Ltd. has received a firm order from ONGC for the deployment of the jackup rig Aban IV for a period of three years. The total value of this firm order is $91.33 million.

Hakuryu 11 jackup mobilizes to Gobi-1 well

Nido Petroleum Ltd. announced that the Hakuryu 11 jackup has mobilized to the Gobi-1 well location, offshore Republic of Indonesia.

Roc continues exploration campaign in Beibu Gulf

Roc Oil says the jackup HYSY 935 has started drilling the second of two exploration wells in Beibu Gulf block 22/12 offshore China.

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.

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.

Petronas prolongs Maersk rig contract

Petronas Carigali has extended the contract for the jackup Maersk Convincer by one year until mid-November 2015.

Drilling campaign targets Bualuang prospects

Salamander Energy has conditional approval of an environmental impact assessment (EIA) involving exploration drilling in the G4/50 license in the Gulf of Thailand.


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