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Offshore Drilling & Completion: Australia & New Zealand

Seadrill to provide rig for Yolla offshore drilling program

Origin Energy Ltd., as operator of the BassGas joint venture, has contracted Seadrill Australia Pte. Ltd. to provide the drilling rig for the project's upcoming work program in Bass Strait's Yolla gas field.

AWE provides Pateke-4H drilling update offshore New Zealand

AWE Ltd. (ASX: AWE) reports that the Pateke-4H development well side track was at a measured depth of 3,845 m (12,615 ft), directionally drilling ahead with a 12¼-in. drilling assembly.

AWE updates drilling offshore New Zealand

AWE Ltd. reports that, on March 18, the Pateke-4H well being drilled by the semisubmersible drilling rig Kan Tan IV was preparing to side track a short section of lower wellbore.

Origin begins deepwater oil exploration drilling offshore New Zealand

Origin Energy Ltd. advises that the operator of the joint venture PEP 38264, Anadarko Petroleum Co., has begun drilling the Caravel-1 exploration well, in the Canterbury basin offshore New Zealand.

Tui partners target more oil discoveries offshore New Zealand

The semisubmersible Kan Tan IV will soon come on contract to the Tui joint venture in the Taranaki basin offshore New Zealand.

Apache delays offshore Australia well spud

Apache plans to defer drilling of the Phoenix South-1 gas exploration well offshore Western Australia until 2Q 2014.

Apache agrees cost spread for offshore Australia wells

Carnarvon Petroleum has secured additional funding for planned wells on Australia’s North West Shelf.

NZOG teams with Woodside to explore offshore New Zealand

New Zealand Oil & Gas (NZOG) has secured interests in three new offshore permits under the New Zealand government’s 2013 Block Offer.

Ensco 104 set to spud Blackwood-2 offshore Timor Sea

The jackup Ensco 104 is on location in the Timor Sea, preparing to spud the Blackwood-2 appraisal well for the NT/P68 joint venture.

Timor Sea well confirms gas potential in Evans Shoal

Eni has completed the Evans Shoal North-1 appraisal well in the Evans Shoal gas field in the Timor Sea, offshore Northern Australia, on behalf of the NT/P48 exploration permit partners.

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Offshore Engineering in the Concordia Wreck Removal Project

In this webinar, TECON, design contractor in the Titan-Micoperi joint venture, will discuss how they used Bentley’s SACS software for the str...

Offshore Top 5 Projects - 2013

The editors of Offshore have made their choices for the winners of the Five Star Award - the top five offshore field development projects for 2013....
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