Offshore Drilling & Completion: North Sea & Europe

Deepwater Black Sea gas opens competition, analyst claims

Wood Mackenzie suggests recent deepwater developments in the Black Sea, notably ExxonMobil/OMV Petrom’s play-opening 2.5-tcf Domino discovery in the Romanian sector, could have a major impact on the region’s gas supply dynamics.

Maersk Interceptor completes Ivar Aasen pilot well campaign

The jackup Maersk Interceptor has completed drilling two geo pilot wells on the Ivar Aasen field in the central Norwegian North Sea for operator Det norske oljeselskap.

DEA delegates offshore Norway well planning to AGR

DEA Norge has contracted AGR for well engineering and operational support for the operator’s drilling programs offshore Norway.

Transocean gets Sedco Express contract extension

Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) has won a 45-day contract extension for the Sedco Express offshore Nigeria at a day rate of $300,000. 

Wintershall outlines Dutch offshore E&P schedule

Wintershall Noordzee expects to start gas production later this year from the L6-B platform, its 25th fixed installation in the Dutch North Sea.

Statoil finds more gas in Aasta Hansteen area offshore Norway

Statoil has scored a second successive gas discovery within tieback range of its deepwater Aasta Hansteen development in the Norwegian Sea.

North Sea Stella well productive in underlying reservoir

The ENSCO 100 has completed the fifth and final development well on the Stella field development in the UK central North Sea.

Total confirms gas find in Skirne East offshore Norway

Total has found gas with its latest well in the Skirne area of the central Norwegian central North Sea.

Partners consider well remedial measures at Guendalina offshore Italy

Rockhopper has issued an update on its activities in the Mediterranean Sea.

Acona completes well program on two Perenco North Sea fields

Well management group Acona UK has completed a two-well, seven-month campaign for Perenco in the UK southern North Sea.

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Cameron unveils Letourneau Jaguar class self-elevating drilling unit

April 24, 2015

Cameron has introduced a new drilling unit to the market, the Letourneau Jaguar class self-elevating mobile offshore drilling unit.

Premier suspends Isobel Deep well off Falklands

April 24, 2015 Operator Premier Oil has suspended operations on the (Isobel Deep well offshore the Falkland Islands following a problem detected on the drilling r...

ConocoPhillips scores gas in deepwater well off Angola

April 23, 2015 ConocoPhillips' (NYSE: COP) Omosi-1 deepwater exploration well in block 37 offshore Angola in the Kwanza basin has been drilled to a TD of 20,666 f...

Fugro sets seafloor drill water depth record

April 23, 2015 Fugro has set a seafloor drill water depth record of 2,923 m (9,589 ft) while completing a combined sampling and piezocone penetration testing bore...

Deepwater Black Sea gas opens competition, analyst claims

April 23, 2015 Wood Mackenzie suggests recent deepwater developments in the Black Sea, notably ExxonMobil/OMV Petrom’s play-opening 2.5-tcf Domino discovery in th...

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