Offshore Drilling & Completion: Australia & New Zealand

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. 

Origin resumes drilling at Yolla field in Bass Strait

The jackup West Telesto has spudded the Yolla-5 production well offshore Victoria for the BassGas Joint Venture.

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.

Latest Drilling & Completion News

BP terminates GoM drillship contract

April 1, 2015

BP has terminated its contract with the ENSCO ultra-deepwater drillship DS-4 in the Gulf of Mexico.

Thailand side track scores for KrisEnergy

March 31, 2015 KrisEnergy Ltd. has drilled the Rossukon-2ST side track exploration well in G6/48 in the Gulf of Thailand following the Rossukon-2 oil and gas disc...

B&S looks to re-start Darwin drilling campaign offshore Falklands

March 31, 2015 Borders & Southern (B&S) continues to seek partners to progress appraisal of its Darwin gas/condensate discovery south of the Falkland Isla...

North Sea Stella drilling draws to a close

March 31, 2015

Ithaca Energy says completion operations are on-going on the fifth and final development well on the Stella field in the UK central North Sea.

Statoil makes eighth discovery in block 2 offshore Tanzania

March 30, 2015

Statoil’s Mdalasini-1 exploration well has resulted in a new natural gas discovery offshore Tanzania.

Keppel delivers second newbuild jackup to PEMEX

March 30, 2015

Keppel FELS Ltd. has delivered the Kukulkan jackup rig to Mexican national oil company, PEMEX, safely, on time, and on budget. 

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