Offshore Drilling & Completion: Australia & New Zealand

Esso adds more wells at Turrum offshore southeast Australia

Esso Australia is drilling five new wells at the Turrum field as part of its ongoing program to develop new gas supplies in the Bass Strait.

West Telesto jackup arrives in Melbourne

Hibiscus Petroleum subsidiary Carnarvon Hibiscus says exploration drilling will start soon on the VIC/P57 permit offshore southeast Australia.

Subsea intervention set to grow

Demand for subsea well intervention will remain high over the next five years, according to analysts Douglas-Westwood.

Ichthys development drilling starts offshore Western Australia

INPEX Corp. has started development drilling at the Ichthys gas/condensate field, about 200 km (124 mi) off the Western Australian coast. 

Third Barossa well finds gas offshore northern Australia

Santos says an appraisal well has proved more gas at the Barossa discovery in the NT/RL5 permit offshore Northern Territory.

Origin optimistic about offshore Australia gas discovery

Origin Energy Ltd. (ASX:ORG) has found what it calls potentially commercial gas in the Speculant-1 exploration well. 

Woodside lines up deepwater well offshore South Korea

Woodside Petroleum says it plans to drill an exploratory well this fall on the deepwater Ulleung basin block 8/6-1N offshore eastern South Korea.

Pateke 4H well raises Tui reserves estimate

Pan Pacific Petroleum and New Zealand Oil and Gas have completed a review of the increase in Tui reserves attributable to the Pateke-4H well. 

Maari field redevelopment starts oil production offshore New Zealand

OMV has delivered first oil from its Maari field redevelopment drilling campaign offshore New Zealand.

Stena Clyde spuds Pryderi-1 offshore Australia

IPB Petroleum and its joint venture have received notification that the Stena Clyde drillship has spudded the Pryderi-1 exploration well in WA-424-P offshore Australia.

Latest Drilling & Completion News

Eirik Raude prepares to spud Zebedee offshore Falklands

March 5, 2015

The semisubmersible Eirik Raude has arrived in Stanley and will soon start a six-well campaign offshore the Falkland Islands.

Drilling under way at Morkel in North Sea

March 5, 2015

The semisubmersible Bredford Dolphin has spudded a well for Lundin Norway on the Morkel prospect in the Norwegian North Sea.

Two rigs on infill duty at fields offshore Côte d’Ivoire

March 5, 2015 Canadian Natural Resources (CNR) has contracted a drilling rig for a 10-well infill development drilling program at the Espoir field offshore Côte ...

Lundin, Statoil to drill offshore northern and southern Norway

March 5, 2015

Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) Norway has cleared Lundin Norway for exploration drilling in the Barents Sea.

Greatdrill Chaaru jackup to operate for ONGC offshore India

March 5, 2015

Lamprell (Ticker: LAM) has completed construction of the jackup drilling rig Greatdrill Chaaru ahead of schedule.

Otto to drill Hawkeye-1 offshore Philippines

March 4, 2015 Otto Energy Ltd. (ASX: OEL) subsidiary Otto Energy Philippines Inc. has signed a farm-in agreement whereby Red Emperor Resources NL will earn a 15%...

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