Offshore Drilling & Completion: North Sea & Europe

TEN on target for mid-2016 start-up offshore Ghana

Tullow Oil says its three-field TEN development project offshore Ghana is around 65% complete and on schedule for first oil in mid-2016.

Statoil proves further gas/condensate near King Lear offshore Norway

Statoil and partner Total have discovered gas and condensate in the Julius structure close to the King Lear field in the southern Norwegian North Sea.

UK association updates well decommissioning practice

Oil & Gas UK has updated its guidelines for the abandonment of wells on the UK continental shelf.

eDrilling to work on improved real-time well data

The Research Council of Norway has given eDrilling funds as part of the Demo 2000 petroleum program.

Haribo well a duster for Noreco

The Haribo exploration well has been drilled to total depth without encountering hydrocarbons. The well will be P&A’d. 

Software helps cut offshore Norway well P&A time

eDrilling says it has worked with Wintershall and Maersk Training to improve planning and optimize drilling for an exploration well in the Norwegian Sea.

Wintershall targets hydrocarbons in Syrah offshore Norway

Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has approved Wintershall’s plan to drill an exploration well on the Syrah prospect in the Norwegian North Sea.

Zeppelin well comes up dry in the North Sea

Lundin Petroleum has completed wildcat well 10/4-1, which was dry.

OFFSHORE EUROPE

Demand for well services in UK waters held steady last year, according to a report by industry association Oil & Gas UK.

GLOBAL E&P

Oil and gas production from the world's deepwater fields will grow by 7.7% annually over the next seven years according to analyst Douglas Westwood, reaching 10.2 MMboe/d in 2021.

Latest Drilling & Completion News

Anadarko scores deepwater gas find offshore Colombia

July 29, 2015

Anadarko says its first exploration well has encountered gas in deepwater off Colombia.

TEN on target for mid-2016 start-up offshore Ghana

July 29, 2015

Tullow Oil says its three-field TEN development project offshore Ghana is around 65% complete and on schedule for first oil in mid-2016.

Pura Vida continues drilling MZ-1 wildcat; no oil shows so far

July 29, 2015 Pura Vida Energy NL (ASX: PVD) continues drilling the MZ-1 exploration well offshore Morocco after reaching a depth of 4,653 m (15,265 ft) within t...

Offshore US rig count holds steady

July 27, 2015

While the total US rig count is up 19 from 876, Baker Hughes Inc. says the offshore rig count remains unchanged at 31.

COSL to drill two wells for Primeline offshore China

July 24, 2015 Primeline Energy has signed a letter of intent with China Oilfield Services Co. Ltd. for exploration drilling in block 33/07 in the East China Sea....

Statoil proves further gas/condensate near King Lear offshore Norway

July 23, 2015 Statoil and partner Total have discovered gas and condensate in the Julius structure close to the King Lear field in the southern Norwegian North S...

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