Offshore Drilling & Completion: North Sea & Europe

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.

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.

Statoil proves further gas/condensate near King Lear offshore Norway

Statoil and partner Total have discovered gas and condensate in the Julius structure close to the King Lear field in the southern Norwegian North Sea.

UK association updates well decommissioning practice

Oil & Gas UK has updated its guidelines for the abandonment of wells on the UK continental shelf.

eDrilling to work on improved real-time well data

The Research Council of Norway has given eDrilling funds as part of the Demo 2000 petroleum program.

Haribo well a duster for Noreco

The Haribo exploration well has been drilled to total depth without encountering hydrocarbons. The well will be P&A’d. 

Software helps cut offshore Norway well P&A time

eDrilling says it has worked with Wintershall and Maersk Training to improve planning and optimize drilling for an exploration well in the Norwegian Sea.

Wintershall targets hydrocarbons in Syrah offshore Norway

Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has approved Wintershall’s plan to drill an exploration well on the Syrah prospect in the Norwegian North Sea.

Zeppelin well comes up dry in the North Sea

Lundin Petroleum has completed wildcat well 10/4-1, which was dry.


Demand for well services in UK waters held steady last year, according to a report by industry association Oil & Gas UK.

Latest Drilling & Completion News

INPEX to drill offshore Japan in 2016

July 31, 2015 The Agency of Natural Resources and Energy of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan has commissioned INPEX Corp. to drill one explor...

Eni finds gas at Nooros in Nile Delta

July 31, 2015

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

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.

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