Offshore Drilling & Completion: Australia & New Zealand

Online exclusive: Woodside to drill up to three wells in the Beagle subbasin

Woodside Petroleum has announced plans to drill up to three wells in the emerging Beagle subbasin as part of its bid to rejuvenate its North West Shelf portfolio.

Noble Tom Prosser heading to Western Australia

Quadrant Energy has contracted the Noble Tom Prosser jackup to drill the Roc-1 exploration well in the WA-437-P permit offshore Western Australia.

CIS installs two conductors offshore Australia

Acteon’s Conductor Installation Services has installed directional conductors for two wells offshore Australia.


The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board has conditionally approved Husky Energy's amended development plan for the White Rose extension project.


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

Esso Australia wraps up Turrum drilling offshore Australia in Bass Strait

Esso Australia has completed the drilling of five new wells in its Turrum gas field development. 

BassGas reserves revision spurs possible Trefoil development offshore Australia

On the basis of data from the Yolla-5 and Yolla-6 development wells, Origin Energy has reduced the Yolla field gas reserves estimate, pending further evaluation of the data from the wells.


Oil and gas production from the world's deepwater fields will grow by 7.7% annually over the next seven years according to analyst Douglas Westwood, reaching 10.2 MMboe/d in 2021.

Another well goes onstream at Maari offshore New Zealand

Cue Energy says the Maari MR7A development well is onstream offshore New Zealand.

Black Sea partnership plans further wells

ExxonMobil and partner OMV have completed drilling of the Dolphin-1 exploratory well in the Romanian sector of the Black Sea.

Latest Drilling & Completion News

Ocean Rig considers cold stack for units off contract

October 9, 2015 Ocean Rig UDW Inc. (NASDAQ:ORIG) has started work offshore Angola with the Olympia, and expects to move the rig to the Ivory Coast for one well in ...

Iran concludes oil drilling at South Pars

October 8, 2015

Petro Iran Development Co. has completed a drilling campaign through the oil layers of the South Pars gas field in the Persian Gulf.

Well abandonment device modified to work deeper

October 8, 2015

Claxton has developed an extension module for its Suspended Well Abandonment Tool. 

Welltec adapts valves for revised West Africa well

October 7, 2015

Welltec has adapted its Flow Valve technology to solve various issues for a drilling campaign in West Africa.

Centrica gets go-ahead for North Sea coiled tubing shallow borehole

October 5, 2015

Centrica has approval from Petroleum Safety Authority Norway for a novel drilling exercise in the southern Norwegian North Sea.

Songa rig to be temporarily sidelined from Norway contract

October 5, 2015 Statoil will suspend its contract with the semisubmersible Songa Trym after the rig has completed its current well on the Tarvos prospect in the No...

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