Offshore Drilling & Completion: North Sea & Europe

North Sea Stella drilling draws to a close

Ithaca Energy says completion operations are on-going on the fifth and final development well on the Stella field in the UK central North Sea.

Statoil gets go-ahead for Gina Krog area well

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has authorized Statoil to drill an exploratory well close to the Gina Krog field in the central Norwegian North Sea.

PSA probes dropped object on Troll semi BOP

Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) Norway is investigating a dropped object incident that occurred on Monday on the drilling deck of the semisubmersible West Venture.

Lundin drilling again on Barents Sea oil discovery

The semisubmersible Island Innovator has spudded an appraisal well for Lundin Norway on the Alta oil discovery in the Barents Sea.

Drilling starts on second Aasta Hansteen area wildcat

The semisubmersible Transocean Spitsbergen has spudded the Roald Rygg exploration well 6706/12-3 for operator Statoil in license PL602 in the Norwegian Sea.

Upsurge in drilling activity offshore southern Argentina

Wintershall says operator Total has been drilling new wells on the Carina field offshore Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, since last May. 

EnQuest continues North Sea incremental developments

EnQuest has issued an update on its development and exploration programs in the UK North Sea and offshore Malaysia.

Statoil makes deepwater gas discovery near Aasta Hansteen

Statoil and its partners have made a gas discovery in the Snefrid Nord prospect in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. 

Archer conducts P&A operations on Heimdal platform

Archer has commenced operations to permanently P&A 12 gas wells on Statoil’s Heimdal platform in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. 

Total well targets further gas/condensate near Skirne in North Sea

The semisubmersible Leiv Eiriksson has spudded the Shango exploration well 25/6-5S for Total in the Norwegian North Sea, according to partner Faroe Petroleum.

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North Sea Stella drilling draws to a close

March 31, 2015

Ithaca Energy says completion operations are on-going on the fifth and final development well on the Stella field in the UK central North Sea.

Statoil makes eighth discovery in block 2 offshore Tanzania

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Statoil’s Mdalasini-1 exploration well has resulted in a new natural gas discovery offshore Tanzania.

Keppel delivers second newbuild jackup to PEMEX

March 30, 2015

Keppel FELS Ltd. has delivered the Kukulkan jackup rig to Mexican national oil company, PEMEX, safely, on time, and on budget. 

Shell extends contract for Q4000

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