Offshore Drilling & Completion: Latin America

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.

PEMEX reports new shallow-water GoM discoveries

PEMEX has reported discovery of four new fields in shallow water of the Gulf of Mexico. 

Latest Carcará well offshore Brazil proves light oil extension

Galp Energia says a second well on the Carcará discovery in the presalt Santos basin offshore Brazil has encountered light oil.

Latest Drilling & Completion News

Husky planning multi-field development in Indonesia’s Madura Strait

July 30, 2015 Construction of a wellhead platform and pipeline infrastructure for the liquids-rich BD field offshore Indonesia is around 45% complete, says opera...

Murphy proves gas at Permai offshore Sabah

July 30, 2015

Murphy has discovered gas in the Permai structure in block 10 in the deepwater Sabah Delta basin offshore Sabah, Malaysia.

Majority of Noble rigs under contract

July 30, 2015

Noble Corp. has issued an update on its floating rig fleet, which currently comprises nine drillships and eight semisubmersibles.

Anadarko scores deepwater gas find offshore Colombia

July 29, 2015

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

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

July 29, 2015

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

Pura Vida continues drilling MZ-1 wildcat; no oil shows so far

July 29, 2015 Pura Vida Energy NL (ASX: PVD) continues drilling the MZ-1 exploration well offshore Morocco after reaching a depth of 4,653 m (15,265 ft) within t...

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