Offshore Drilling & Completion: North Sea & Europe

PSA approves Premier North Sea well

Premier Oil Norge has Petroleum Safety Authority Norway’s consent to drill an exploration well in the southern Norwegian North Sea.

Statoil finds more oil and gas near Gina Krog offshore Norway

The semisubmersible Songa Trym is close to completing drilling of an exploration well and two side tracks northeast of the Gina Krog field development in the central Norwegian North Sea.

Shell’s Arctic exploration to begin in late July

Royal Dutch Shell said it could begin its 2015 Arctic oil exploration drilling as early as the third week in July, Reuters reported. Forecasters predict that the sea ice over its prospects will begin to clear during that time.

NPD sanctions E.ON wildcat offshore mid-Norway

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has authorized E.ON E&P Norge to drill an exploration well in the Norwegian Sea.

Petroceltic taking steps to stem gas decline offshore Bulgaria

Petroceltic’s gas production in the Bulgarian sector of the Black Sea averaged around 18.6 MMcf/d (526,693 cm/d) last year. 

Lundin drilling again at Alta, Edvard Grieg offshore Norway

The semisubmersible Island Innovator has spudded a second appraisal well on Lundin Norway’s Alta field discovery in the southern Norwegian sector of the Barents Sea.

PSA gives go-ahead for new well on Snøhvit

Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has authorized use of the semisubmersible Scarabeo 5 to drill and complete well 7121/4-G-4 H on the Snøhvit field.

VNG initiates three-well campaign in Norwegian Sea

VNG Norge has started a new round of exploration drilling in the Norwegian Sea, designed to prove further reserves close to last year’s Pil and Bue oil discoveries.

Statoil cancels rig contract

Statoil will cancel its contract with COSL Pioneer some 13 months before the expiry date of August 2016.

Goliat moves into final commissioning phase in Barents Sea

Final preparations are under way for start-up later this summer of the circular Goliat FPSO in the Norwegian sector of the Barents Sea.

Latest Drilling & Completion News

PSA approves Premier North Sea well

July 2, 2015

Premier Oil Norge has Petroleum Safety Authority Norway’s consent to drill an exploration well in the southern Norwegian North Sea.

Statoil finds more oil and gas near Gina Krog offshore Norway

July 1, 2015 The semisubmersible Songa Trym is close to completing drilling of an exploration well and two side tracks northeast of the Gina Krog field developm...

Tullow close to completing well offshore Suriname

July 1, 2015

Tullow Oil expects to issue results from the Spari-1 exploration well offshore Suriname next month. 

Shell’s Arctic exploration to begin in late July

June 30, 2015 Royal Dutch Shell said it could begin its 2015 Arctic oil exploration drilling as early as the third week in July, Reuters reported. Forecasters pr...

Development drilling to accelerate at South Pars Phase 13

June 30, 2015 Drilling is expected to speed up at Phase 13 of the South Pars gas field development in the Persian Gulf following delivery of three new drilling r...

NPD sanctions E.ON wildcat offshore mid-Norway

June 30, 2015

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has authorized E.ON E&P Norge to drill an exploration well in the Norwegian Sea.

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