Offshore Drilling & Completion: Middle East

Eni reports huge deepwater gas discovery offshore Egypt

Eni has what could prove to be a huge gas discovery offshore Egypt in its deepwater Zohr prospect. 

Three Eurasia jackups active in Caspian Sea

Eurasia Drilling Co. has issued a review of its operations in the Caspian Sea during the first half of this year.

GLOBAL E&P

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

South Pars phases 22-24 gain momentum

Drilling of eight wells at platform 24A of phases 22-24 of the South Pars gas field in the Persian Gulf should finish by mid-September.

Dragon looks to add more slots to offshore Turkmenistan platforms

Dragon Oil has issued an update on construction and engineering activity for its Cheleken Contract Area fields in the Turkmen sector of the Caspian Sea.

LR Senergy wins well contracts in Middle East, Asia/Pacific

Reservoir/well engineering specialist LR Senergy has secured contracts worth a combined $7 million.

Eni finds gas at Nooros in Nile Delta

Eni has discovered gas in the Nooros prospect in the Abu Madi West license offshore Egypt’s Nile Delta.

Rowan Companies sells two jackups, enters into multiple contracts

Rowan Companies has provided an update on its fleet status. 

Heydar Aliyev drilling program extended at Shah Deniz

BP Exploration has extended Maersk Drilling’s contract for the semisubmersible Heydar Aliyev by a further five years until May 2021.

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.

Latest Drilling & Completion News

Premier calls 3/7-10S in the North Sea a dry hole

September 4, 2015

Premier Oil has P&A’d its North Sea exploration well 3/7-10S as a dry hole.

Keppel FELS delivers UMW Naga 8

September 3, 2015

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.

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