Offshore Drilling & Completion: North Sea & Europe

Statoil, Suncor get go-ahead for offshore Norway drilling

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has sanctioned two new exploration wells.

Rowan adds work for five rigs

The Rowan rig status report has noted five term extensions.

Shell secures extension for Draugen offshore Norway

Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has approved A/S Norske Shell’s request to extend the lifespan of the Draugen complex in the Norwegian Sea.

EnQuest drilling more wells at mature North Sea fields

EnQuest says development drilling has re-started at the Thistle field in the UK northern North Sea.

Black Sea partnership plans further wells

ExxonMobil and partner OMV have completed drilling of the Dolphin-1 exploratory well in the Romanian sector of the Black Sea.

Tullow gets go-ahead for Norwegian Sea wildcat

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has authorized Tullow Oil to drill well 6507/11-11 in the Norwegian Sea.

Drilling, hookup progressing at Solan west of Shetland

Premier Oil has issued an update on its various offshore development programs.

Shell to add production well to Draugen offshore mid-Norway

A/S Norske Shell has authorization to use the semisubmersible Transocean Barents to drill a production well on the Draugen field in the Norwegian Sea.

Centrica taps OIS for North Sea well abandonment

Offshore Installation Services has received a decommissioning contract from Centrica Energy for the abandonment of multiple wells in the North Sea. 

Maersk reports HP/HT discovery offshore Denmark

Maersk Oil has discovered hydrocarbons in the Xana prospect in the Danish North Sea.

Latest Drilling & Completion News

Offshore US rig count slides

May 26, 2015 The US offshore rig count slid to 29, five rigs down from the prior week, bringing it to 31 fewer year-over-year, reported Baker Hughes Inc.  

Bentec to supply drilling package for Caspian Sea platform

May 26, 2015

Nobel Oil has commissioned Bentec to build a drilling rig for offshore operations in the Azeri sector of the Caspian Sea.

Statoil, Suncor get go-ahead for offshore Norway drilling

May 26, 2015

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has sanctioned two new exploration wells.

Another well goes onstream at Maari offshore New Zealand

May 22, 2015

Cue Energy says the Maari MR7A development well is onstream offshore New Zealand.

Rowan adds work for five rigs

May 21, 2015

The Rowan rig status report has noted five term extensions.

ExxonMobil finds oil in deepwater off Guyana

May 20, 2015

Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE:XOM) has made a significant oil discovery on the Stabroek block about 120 mi (193 km) offshore Guyana. 

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