Offshore Drilling & Completion: Asia

Keppel O&M buys Cameron’s offshore rig business including LeTourneau designs

Keppel Offshore & Marine USA has agreed to acquire Cameron International’s offshore rig business, including the LeTourneau jackup design, rig kit, and aftermarket services.


Shell aimed to re-start exploration drilling offshore Alaska last month, assuming sea ice had cleared.

Ophir wells to test new plays south of Bualuang offshore Thailand

Ophir Energy has contracted the jackup Vantage Emerald Driller for a new exploration campaign on the G4/50 exploration block in the Gulf of Thailand.

Lundin to resume exploratory drilling on Bertam block offshore Malaysia

Lundin Petroleum has brought onstream three more wells at the Bertam field offshore Peninsular Malaysia and expects two more to start up this month.

Otto starts drilling Hawkeye-1 offshore the Philippines

Otto Energy has started drilling the Hawkeye-1 exploration well in the Palawan basin off the Philippines.

LR Senergy wins well contracts in Middle East, Asia/Pacific

Reservoir/well engineering specialist LR Senergy has secured contracts worth a combined $7 million.

INPEX to drill offshore Japan in 2016

The Agency of Natural Resources and Energy of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan has commissioned INPEX Corp. to drill one exploratory well for its “Heisei 26~28 Domestic Offshore Drilling Program in Japan.” 

Husky planning multi-field development in Indonesia’s Madura Strait

Construction of a wellhead platform and pipeline infrastructure for the liquids-rich BD field offshore Indonesia is around 45% complete, says operator Husky Energy.

Murphy proves gas at Permai offshore Sabah

Murphy has discovered gas in the Permai structure in block 10 in the deepwater Sabah Delta basin offshore Sabah, Malaysia.

COSL to drill two wells for Primeline offshore China

Primeline Energy has signed a letter of intent with China Oilfield Services Co. Ltd. for exploration drilling in block 33/07 in the East China Sea. 

Latest Drilling & Completion News

Songa Tryum to drill Sigrun East exploration well for Statoil

August 31, 2015 As operator for exploration licenses 025 and 187, block 15/3, southern North Sea, Statoil has received from the PSA approval to drill exploration w...

Eni reports huge deepwater gas discovery offshore Egypt

August 31, 2015

Eni has what could prove to be a huge gas discovery offshore Egypt in its deepwater Zohr prospect. 

Keppel O&M buys Cameron’s offshore rig business including LeTourneau designs

August 31, 2015 Keppel Offshore & Marine USA has agreed to acquire Cameron International’s offshore rig business, including the LeTourneau jackup design, rig k...

US offshore rig count down by two

August 31, 2015

The US offshore drilling rig tally has dropped two rigs from the prior week, bringing the total to 30 in the Baker Hughes count.

Seadrill defers deliveries of newbuild rigs

August 28, 2015

Seadrill has issued an update on its rig building program and market prospects for drilling.

Lamprell implements efficiency measures at UAE yards

August 27, 2015

Lamprell is investing in automation for some fabrication facilities at its yards in the UAE.

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