Offshore Drilling & Completion: Australia & 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.

Gas demand driving mega projects off Asia/Pacific

This year will see an industry first operating off the coast of Malaysia. Petronas places the targeted completion date for its floating liquefied natural gas project, PFLNG 1 (also known as PFLNG SATU) for 4Q 2015, making it the first FLNG unit in operation.

Chevron scores more gas in deepwater off Australia

Chevron Australia Pty Ltd. has discovered more gas in the Greater Gorgon Area of the Carnarvon basin offshore northwest Australia.

Atwood Osprey contract amended following cyclone offshore Australia

Atwood Oceanics Inc. (NYSE: ATW) has amended its contract for its semisubmersible drilling unit, the Atwood Osprey.   

Woodside makes gas discovery at Pyxis 1 off Western Australia

Woodside Petroleum Ltd. has made a gas discovery with the Pyxis 1 well in production license WA-34-L offshore Western Australia.

Carnarvon updates Phoenix oil studies offshore Australia

Independent technical advisor DeGolyer and MacNaughton has completed its report into recoverable oil in the Apache-operated Phoenix 3D area offshore Western Australia.

Karoon announces rig contract, plans for WA exploration well

Apache Northwest Pty Ltd. has contracted Diamond  Offshore’s  semisubmersible drilling rig Ocean  America to drill exploration well Levitt-1, located in the northern Carnarvon basin exploration permit WA-482-P off Western Australia.

Benthic to perform geotechnical investigation at Sea Lion offshore Australia

Carnarvon Hibiscus Pty. Ltd. (CHPL) has contracted Benthic for an offshore geotechnical investigation in the Sea Lion field offshore southeastern Australia in the Bass Strait.

1Q drilling campaigns prove unsuccessful for Murphy Oil

Murphy Oil Corp. has announced the results from its recent exploration drilling program.

Atwood Osprey stable after Cyclone Olwyn

Atwood Oceanics Inc. (NYSE: ATW) announced that its semisubmersible drilling unit, the Atwood Osprey, parted several mooring lines and drifted about 3 nautical miles from its original position during Cyclone Olwyn, which impacted the northwest coast of Australia last week. 

Latest Drilling & Completion News

Rowan adds work for five rigs

May 21, 2015

The Rowan rig status report has noted five term extensions.

ExxonMobil finds oil in deepwater off Guyana

May 20, 2015

Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE:XOM) has made a significant oil discovery on the Stabroek block about 120 mi (193 km) offshore Guyana. 

Cobalt presses ahead with Cameia development offshore Angola

May 20, 2015 Cobalt International Energy (NYSE:CIE) expects to achieve formal sanction by year-end for its Cameia development project in block 21 offshore Angola.

Shell secures extension for Draugen offshore Norway

May 20, 2015

Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has approved A/S Norske Shell’s request to extend the lifespan of the Draugen complex in the Norwegian Sea.

Ocean Rig extends drillship contract with ENI offshore Angola

May 20, 2015 Ocean Rig UDW Inc. (NASDAQ:ORIG) has extended the contract for the drillship Ocean Rig Poseidon to ENI Angola for a further one year until 2Q 2017.

Premier to investigate oil shows in latest Falklands well

May 19, 2015 Rockhopper and Falkland Oil and Gas Ltd. have both issued updates on the semisubmersible Eirik Raude’s progress following its re-entry of the Isobe...

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