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Offshore Drilling & Completion: Asia

Shell reports deepwater gas discovery offshore Malaysia

Shell has reported an exploration discovery offshore Malaysia. The Rosmari-1 well is located 135 km (443 mi) offshore Malaysia in block SK318, and was drilled to TD of 2,123 m (6,965 ft).

Maersk takes delivery of ultra-harsh environment jackup drilling rig

Maersk Drilling has taken delivery of its first ultra-harsh environment jackup, Maersk Intrepid, from Keppel FELS in Singapore.

One-trip casing exit milling saves time during complex drilling

Performing a casing exit to create a secondary wellbore involves a whipstock assembly to direct the mill toward the side of the existing casing where an exit is then milled. However, today’s wellbore requires advanced drilling assemblies with a range of technologies, including electronics and measuring devices that send data back to the operator. Drilling assemblies have necessarily gotten larger to accommodate these additional tools. The need for effective tools to address the size, length, and stiffness of newer drilling assemblies led Baker Hughes to develop the LongBow casing exit milling system.

Seadrill to provide rig for Yolla offshore drilling program

Origin Energy Ltd., as operator of the BassGas joint venture, has contracted Seadrill Australia Pte. Ltd. to provide the drilling rig for the project's upcoming work program in Bass Strait's Yolla gas field.

Trelleborg receives major drill riser buoyancy order in Korea

Trelleborg’s offshore operation has been awarded one of its largest single orders ever for drill riser buoyancy modules (DRBMs) by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) in Korea.

CNOOC makes natural gas discovery offshore Bohai

CNOOC Ltd. has made a mid-sized natural gas discovery with the Bozhong 22-1 well in Bohai Bay.

Caterpillar to power jackup rigs for FTS

Longzhu Oilfield Services (S) Pte. Ltd. has selected Cat C175-16 and Cat C32 generator sets to power four jackup newbuilds in China for FTS Derricks Pte. Ltd., a subsidiary of Falcon Energy.

CNOOC proves gas in new deepwater play offshore China

CNOOC has made what it describes as a breakthrough gas discovery in the deepwater Qiongdongnan basin in the South China Sea.

Salamander considers more platforms for Bualuang offshore Thailand

Salamander Energy has commissioned a front-end engineering design (FEED) study to assess options for expanding production infrastructure of its Bualuang field in the Gulf of Thailand.

COSCO delivers offshore drilling tender rig T-18 to Seadrill

COSCO Corp. (Singapore) Ltd. reports that COSCO (Nantong) Shipyard Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of the company's 51% owned COSCO Shipyard Group Co. Ltd., has delivered the tender rig T-18 to Seadrill.

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