Offshore Drilling & Completion: Latin America

Technical problems slow progress on latest Falklands well

Equipment and operational issues have delayed completion of the Humpback exploration well south of the Falklands, according to partner Falkland Oil & Gas Ltd.

GLOBAL E&P

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

Anadarko scores deepwater gas find offshore Colombia

Anadarko says its first exploration well has encountered gas in deepwater off Colombia.

TEN on target for mid-2016 start-up offshore Ghana

Tullow Oil says its three-field TEN development project offshore Ghana is around 65% complete and on schedule for first oil in mid-2016.

Falklands wells extending Sea Lion oil play

Exploration off the Falkland Islands got off to a flying start earlier this year, with two oil discoveries in the first two structures drilled by the semisub Eirik Raude in the North Falkland basin.

E&P activities heat up offshore Colombia

Colombia has seen a dramatic increase in oil production in recent years following a period of steady decline.

GLOBAL E&P

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.

Drilling imminent on Catcher in North Sea

Premier Oil expects an Ensco rig to start drilling soon on its Catcher field development in the UK central North Sea.

Tullow close to completing well offshore Suriname

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

Deepwater drilling under way south of Falklands

The semisubmersible Eirik Raude has spudded the third exploration well of its current campaign off the Falkland Islands on the deepwater Humpback prospect in the Fitzroy sub-basin.

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Keppel FELS delivers UMW Naga 8

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Keppel FELS has delivered UMW Naga 8, a KFELS B Class jackup rig, to Malaysia’s UMW Oil & Gas.

Rosneft, Statoil contract rig for Sea of Okhotsk wells

September 2, 2015 Magadanmorneftegaz and Lisyanskmorneftegaz (joint ventures between Rosneft and Statoil) have contracted China Oilfield Services Ltd. to drill two e...

Schlumberger acquires Novatek

September 2, 2015

Schlumberger has acquired Novatek Inc. and Novatek IP, LLC.

Eni to implement Landmark E&P software

September 1, 2015 Eni has entered into a multi-year contract with Landmark, a Halliburton business line, for its entire suite of exploration and production applicati...

Drilling resumes at Guendalina offshore Italy

September 1, 2015

Eni has begun drilling a side track at the Guendalina gas field in the Adriatic Sea offshore eastern Italy.

RCP gets fasttrack BOP order for SE Asia drillship

September 1, 2015

RCP has a contract to supply and install a BOP system from an unnamed Scandinavian drilling contractor. 

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