Offshore Drilling & Completion: Australia & New Zealand

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.

SPE ATCE 2014: Diamond drill bit provides improved durability in tough formations

Schlumberger company Smith Bits has introduced the StingBlade conical diamond element bit. This is designed to increase run length and rate of penetration while also providing improved steering response in directional drilling.

 

CHPL secures rig for Sea Horse area prospect

Carnarvon Hibiscus Pty Ltd. has signed a rig share agreement for an exploration well in the VIC/P57 permit offshore southeast Australia.

 

Australian research aims to reduce pipeline, drilling costs

Australia has invested heavily in the oil and gas industry but with increasing capex and ever-increasing demand, the country is focusing heavily on R&D to help mitigate costs while continuing to attract foreign investment to exploit its oil and gas reserves. Australian researchers have pinpointed three areas in which costs can be decreased through innovation and new technology.

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.

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.

AWE updates Bohai Bay exploration drilling

ROC Oil Co. Ltd has updated the current exploration drilling activity for block 09 /05 in the western Bohai Bay basin offshore China.

Whio-1 to be P&A’d offshore New Zealand

Cue Energy Resources Ltd. reports the Whio-1 well has reached TD of 9,265 ft (2,824 m) in the Paleocene Farewell formation in the Taranaki basin offshore New Zealand.

Santos confirms discovery in Browse basin offshore Australia

The Lasseter-1 exploration well offshore Western Australia in Browse basin has discovered gas and condensate.

Latest Drilling & Completion News

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...

Eni completes production test on well offshore Congo

December 15, 2014

Eni has completed the production test on the Minsala Marine 1 NFW, located in the Marine XII block offshore Congo.

DeepStar study assesses cost-effective dry tree solutions

December 12, 2014 DeepStar evaluated a large number of novel concepts for a common design basis, focusing on identification and characterization of key technical per...

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