Offshore Drilling & Completion: North Sea & Europe

PSA approves Oseberg life extension offshore Norway

Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) Norway has sanctioned continued operations at the Oseberg Vestflanke in the North Sea.

NPD authorizes three wells offshore Norway

Maersk Oil has permission from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) for exploration drilling in license PL 510 in the Norwegian Sea.

Statoil gets approval for North Sea drilling, platform modifications

Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) Norway has cleared Statoil to drill exploration well 30/11-11 in the Krafla prospect using the semisubmersible Transocean Leader.

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Statoil extends Tendeka completion arrangement

Statoil has awarded Tendeka a four-year extension to its contract to supply sand-face completion equipment for Troll and other fields offshore Norway.

Maersk spuds Xana well offshore Denmark

The jackup Noble Sam Turner has started drilling the Xana exploration well in Danish North Sea license 9/95, which is near the Svane gas discovery.

Songa Dee ready to resume drilling on Gullfaks

Songa Offshore says its drilling rig Songa Dee has completed its special periodic survey in Invergordon, northern Scotland, and has left the yard.

Plexus extends support for Ivar Aasen drilling

Det norske oljeselskap has contracted Plexus Holdings to supply surface wellhead and mudline equipment services for Geopilot#2, an oil/gas appraisal well for the Ivar Aasen development in the Norwegian central North Sea.

Statoil continues offshore Norway drilling slowdown

Statoil has extended the suspension periods for three of its contracted rigs offshore Norway due to continued overcapacity.

Norway authorizes Norwegian Sea, North Sea wildcats

Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has cleared Maersk Oil Norway to drill the Tvillingen Sør prospect in the Norwegian Sea.

Latest Drilling & Completion News

PSA approves Oseberg life extension offshore Norway

December 18, 2014

Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) Norway has sanctioned continued operations at the Oseberg Vestflanke in the North Sea.

NDC receives latest newbuild jackup

December 18, 2014 Lamprell has completed construction of the jackup Shuwehat within budget, and has delivered the rig to Abu Dhabi’s National Drilling Co. (NDC).&nbs...

Husky targets mid-year start-up for South White Rose offshore Newfoundland

December 17, 2014

Husky Oil expects first oil in mid-2015 from the South White Rose satellite extension offshore Newfoundland & Labrador.

Vaalco reassesses offshore Gabon plans following H2S inflow

December 17, 2014 Vaalco Energy says the jackup Transocean Constellation II has completed the first development well drilled from the newly installed Etame platform ...

NPD authorizes three wells offshore Norway

December 16, 2014

Maersk Oil has permission from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) for exploration drilling in license PL 510 in the Norwegian Sea.

ONGC makes oil and gas discoveries offshore India

December 15, 2014 ONGC has made new offshore oil and gas discoveries – one in the deepwater KG basin off the east coast of India, and the second in the Mumbai offsho...

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