Offshore Drilling & Completion: Latin America

ExxonMobil finds oil in deepwater off Guyana

Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE:XOM) has made a significant oil discovery on the Stabroek block about 120 mi (193 km) offshore Guyana. 

Premier to investigate oil shows in latest Falklands well

Rockhopper and Falkland Oil and Gas Ltd. have both issued updates on the semisubmersible Eirik Raude’s progress following its re-entry of the Isobel Deep exploration well in the North Falkland basin.

Eirik Raude resumes drilling offshore Falklands

Rockhopper Exploration plc (AIM: RKH) says exploration drilling has re-started offshore the Falkland Islands.

Petrobras confirms oil find in ultra-deep Brazilian waters

Petrobras has confirmed an ultra-deepwater light-oil find at well 3-BRSA-1296-SES in the Sergipe basin concession BM-SEAL-10.

Premier suspends Isobel Deep well off Falklands

Operator Premier Oil has suspended operations on the (Isobel Deep well offshore the Falkland Islands following a problem detected on the drilling rig’s BOP, according to partner Falkland Oil and Gas Ltd.

Albacora well offshore Peru comes up dry

The Albacora A-22D well offshore Peru in block Z-1 has found no oil shows in three target zones. 

Petrobras completes ultra-deepwater Farfan extension well test

Formation testing at Petrobras’ well 3-BRSA-1286-SES in the BM-SEAL-11 concession of the Sergipe-Alagoas basin has confirmed two light oil and gas formations.

BPZ finds gas in latest Corvina well offshore Peru

BPZ Energy has failed to prove oil with its latest well on the Corvina field in block Z-1 offshore Peru.

Logs indicate oil and gas in Echidna well offshore Brazil

Karoon Gas Australia has discovered oil in the Echidna structure in the Santos basin offshore Brazil.

Noble lines up Rhea well following Falklands farm-in

Noble Energy and Edison International have farmed into Argos Resources’ license PL001 in the offshore North Falkland basin.

Latest Drilling & Completion News

Offshore US rig count slides

May 26, 2015 The US offshore rig count slid to 29, five rigs down from the prior week, bringing it to 31 fewer year-over-year, reported Baker Hughes Inc.  

Bentec to supply drilling package for Caspian Sea platform

May 26, 2015

Nobel Oil has commissioned Bentec to build a drilling rig for offshore operations in the Azeri sector of the Caspian Sea.

Statoil, Suncor get go-ahead for offshore Norway drilling

May 26, 2015

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has sanctioned two new exploration wells.

Another well goes onstream at Maari offshore New Zealand

May 22, 2015

Cue Energy says the Maari MR7A development well is onstream offshore New Zealand.

Rowan adds work for five rigs

May 21, 2015

The Rowan rig status report has noted five term extensions.

ExxonMobil finds oil in deepwater off Guyana

May 20, 2015

Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE:XOM) has made a significant oil discovery on the Stabroek block about 120 mi (193 km) offshore Guyana. 

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