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Offshore Drilling & Completion: North Sea & Europe

Statoil signs Norway casing/reamer supply deal

Deep Casing Tools has signed a frame agreement with Statoil Petroleum covering the operator’s activities on the Norwegian continental shelf. 

Duo provide traffic surveillance around jackup offshore Norway

Vissim has completed a program of remote surveillance integration on the jackup Maersk Giant, via its partner Royal Dirkzwager’s marine control room in the Netherlands.

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.

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.


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