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Offshore Drilling & Completion: North Sea & Europe

New initiatives target increase in UK exploration drilling

Oil & Gas UK has initiated two projects designed to stimulate UK offshore exploration.

Partners plan more drilling in Pil area offshore Norway

Rocksource says the VNG-led partnership plans to build on this year’s Pil and Bue oil discoveries in the PL 586 license in the Norwegian Sea. 

Appraisal drilling could lead to Ormen Lange southern development

Norske Shell has completed drilling the appraisal well 6305/8-2 on the deepwater Ormen Lange gas field in the southern Norwegian Sea.

Concrete drilling platform could extend exploration season offshore northern Russia

Finding ways of extending the exploration drilling season in Russia's ice-laden Arctic waters is a key issue both for Russian oil companies and the international oil companies working with them in joint ventures. One concept they are considering is Kvaerner's CONDRILL relocatable concrete-base drilling platform. So far Kvaerner has performed various pre-front-end engineering and design studies for a number of Russia-based clients.

North Sea Pegasus West tests prove gas deliverability

Atlantic Petroleum has updated test operations at the Centrica-operated 43/13b-7 Pegasus West gas discovery in the UK southern North Sea.

Xcite selects AGR planning software for North Sea Bentley field

Xcite Energy has selected AGR’s well construction planning software, P1, to support development of the Bentley field, one of the largest fields in the UK continental shelf.

 

Production drilling progresses at Cladhan in North Sea

Sterling Resources says the first production well has been drilled and completed at the TAQA-operated Cladhan field in the UK northern North Sea.

Statoil concludes Barents Sea campaign with dry hole

The semisubmersible Transocean Spitsbergen is to cut and pull the wellhead from Statoil’s latest wildcat in the Barents Sea. 

Drilling under way at new Eldfisk platform

The Mærsk Innovator has started drilling at the new Eldfisk 2/7 S platform for ConocoPhillips Norge’s Eldfisk II project in the southern Norwegian North Sea.

Statoil suspends two contracted rigs offshore Norway

Statoil has opted to suspend use of two contracted rigs offshore Norway for the remainder of this year, due to overcapacity in the operator’s rig portfolio.

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