Offshore Drilling & Completion: North Sea & Europe

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.

Second North Sea Cladhan well nears completion

Sterling Resources has issued an update on development drilling at the Cladhan and Breagh fields in the UK North Sea.

Leiv Eiriksson gets clearance to spud Bjaaland well in Barents Sea

OMV Norge has permission from Petroleum Safety Authority Norway to drill an exploration well in the Barents Sea.

Statoil postpones further Veslefrikk drilling pending seismic data interpretation

Statoil has halted drilling on Veslefrikk temporarily to interpret new seismic data on the drilling targets. 

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