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Offshore Drilling & Completion: North Sea & Europe

Ocean Endeavour spuds latest deepwater wildcat offshore Romania

ExxonMobil Exploration and partner OMV Petrom have started drilling the Pelican South-1 exploration well in the Neptun block in the Romanian sector of the Black Sea.

Drilling under way on Lindaormen off mid-Norway

The semisub Bredford Dolphin has spud an exploration well for Lundin Norway on the Lindaormen prospect in the Norwegian Sea.

PSA approves North Sea Gullfaks well campaign

Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has sanctioned use of the semisub Deepsea Atlantic for drilling and well operations at Statoil’s Gullfaks Sør complex in the northern Norwegian North Sea.

Mid-2015 startup for North Sea Cladhan project

Sterling Resources says the first production well (P1) has been drilled and completed at the TAQA-operated Cladhan oil field development in the UK northern North Sea.

Lundin to spud Lindarormen prospect

Lundin Petroleum has commenced exploratory drilling of well 6405/12-1 in PL584.

Lundin chases more reserves north of Johan Sverdrup

The semisub Island Innovator has spud the Kopervik exploration well offshore Norway for operator Lundin Norway.

GDF Suez, BP confirm two-block North Sea discovery

GDF Suez E&P UK and BP have a new discovery in the UK central North Sea.

Baker Hughes joins North Sea Bentley development team

Xcite Energy Resources has a memorandum of understanding with Baker Hughes to provide oilfield services for the heavy-oil Bentley project in the UK northern North Sea.

Statoil to plug Oseberg well

Statoil has consent from Petroleum Safety Authority Norway to deploy the semisubmersible Songa Trym to permanently plug a well on the Oseberg field.

DOT 2014: Deepwater BOP/riser can raise fatigue issue on shallow-water well

Some drilling equipment on modern deepwater rigs may not be optimal for wells in shallower water, particularly in harsh environments such as the North Sea.

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