Offshore Drilling & Completion: Australia & New Zealand

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.

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.

Latest Drilling & Completion News

PSA approves Premier North Sea well

July 2, 2015

Premier Oil Norge has Petroleum Safety Authority Norway’s consent to drill an exploration well in the southern Norwegian North Sea.

Statoil finds more oil and gas near Gina Krog offshore Norway

July 1, 2015 The semisubmersible Songa Trym is close to completing drilling of an exploration well and two side tracks northeast of the Gina Krog field developm...

Tullow close to completing well offshore Suriname

July 1, 2015

Tullow Oil expects to issue results from the Spari-1 exploration well offshore Suriname next month. 

Shell’s Arctic exploration to begin in late July

June 30, 2015 Royal Dutch Shell said it could begin its 2015 Arctic oil exploration drilling as early as the third week in July, Reuters reported. Forecasters pr...

Development drilling to accelerate at South Pars Phase 13

June 30, 2015 Drilling is expected to speed up at Phase 13 of the South Pars gas field development in the Persian Gulf following delivery of three new drilling r...

NPD sanctions E.ON wildcat offshore mid-Norway

June 30, 2015

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has authorized E.ON E&P Norge to drill an exploration well in the Norwegian Sea.

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