Offshore Drilling & Completion: Latin America

Ocean Rig considers cold stack for units off contract

Ocean Rig UDW Inc. (NASDAQ:ORIG) has started work offshore Angola with the Olympia, and expects to move the rig to the Ivory Coast for one well in 4Q 2015 before returning to Angola to complete the contract that runs to June 2016. 

Petrobras proves more oil in presalt Carcará structure

Petrobras’ third well in the presalt Santos basin Carcará area (block BM-S-8) has confirmed the presence of light oil.

North Falkland partners to re-drill Isobel Deep

Rockhopper Exploration (AIM: RKH) and its partners have agreed to drill another well on the Isobel/Elaine complex in the offshore North Falkland basin. 

Noble adds Rhea to well line-up offshore the Falklands

Noble Energy and Edison International will drill an exploration well later this year on the potential 443-MMbbl Rhea prospect in the offshore North Falkland basin.

Partners consider novel financing schemes for Sea Lion project offshore the Falklands

Rockhopper has updated its targets for Sea Lion, the first planned field development offshore the Falkland Islands.

International rig count rises in August

Baker Hughes Inc. (NYSE:BHI) has found the international offshore rig count outside the US and Canada for August was 270, six more than the prior month.

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.


The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board has conditionally approved Husky Energy's amended development plan for the White Rose extension project.


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.

Latest Drilling & Completion News

Ocean Rig considers cold stack for units off contract

October 9, 2015 Ocean Rig UDW Inc. (NASDAQ:ORIG) has started work offshore Angola with the Olympia, and expects to move the rig to the Ivory Coast for one well in ...

Iran concludes oil drilling at South Pars

October 8, 2015

Petro Iran Development Co. has completed a drilling campaign through the oil layers of the South Pars gas field in the Persian Gulf.

Well abandonment device modified to work deeper

October 8, 2015

Claxton has developed an extension module for its Suspended Well Abandonment Tool. 

Welltec adapts valves for revised West Africa well

October 7, 2015

Welltec has adapted its Flow Valve technology to solve various issues for a drilling campaign in West Africa.

Centrica gets go-ahead for North Sea coiled tubing shallow borehole

October 5, 2015

Centrica has approval from Petroleum Safety Authority Norway for a novel drilling exercise in the southern Norwegian North Sea.

Songa rig to be temporarily sidelined from Norway contract

October 5, 2015 Statoil will suspend its contract with the semisubmersible Songa Trym after the rig has completed its current well on the Tarvos prospect in the No...

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