Offshore Drilling & Completion: North Sea & Europe

Drilling resumes at Guendalina offshore Italy

Eni has begun drilling a side track at the Guendalina gas field in the Adriatic Sea offshore eastern Italy.

Songa Tryum to drill Sigrun East exploration well for Statoil

As operator for exploration licenses 025 and 187, block 15/3, southern North Sea, Statoil has received from the PSA approval to drill exploration well 15/3-10 on the Sigrun East prospect using the Songa Tryum floater.

Shell re-engages Regalia for North Sea support

Shell spuds Portrush well offshore mid-Norway

The semisubmersible Transocean Barents has spudded the Portrush exploration well for Norske Shell in license PL793 in the Norwegian Sea.

Lundin to drill two more targets offshore Norway

Lundin Norway has clearance from Petroleum Safety Authority Norway to drill two exploration wells.

EnQuest optimizes older North Sea fields, prepares for Alma/Galia start-up

EnQuest has provided an update on its UK North Sea operations in its latest results statement.

Borgland Dolphin to drill for Wintershall offshore Norway

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has authorized Wintershall’s latest exploration program in the North Sea.

ITF seeks proposals to drive down P&A costs

The Industry Technology Facilitator has launched a call for proposals for new technology solutions to deliver cost efficiencies in through tubing logging during P&A operations.

Downhole deployment valve improves efficiency in underbalanced operations

North Sea drilling conditions are notoriously challenging, especially with regards to safety, complexity, and cost factors.

Lundin joining major league of Norway offshore producers

Lundin Norway is on a steeply upward production curve, after converting its first two major exploration successes offshore Norway into new development hubs.

Latest Drilling & Completion News

Rosneft, Statoil contract rig for Sea of Okhotsk wells

September 2, 2015 Magadanmorneftegaz and Lisyanskmorneftegaz (joint ventures between Rosneft and Statoil) have contracted China Oilfield Services Ltd. to drill two e...

Schlumberger acquires Novatek

September 2, 2015

Schlumberger has acquired Novatek Inc. and Novatek IP, LLC.

Eni to implement Landmark E&P software

September 1, 2015 Eni has entered into a multi-year contract with Landmark, a Halliburton business line, for its entire suite of exploration and production applicati...

Drilling resumes at Guendalina offshore Italy

September 1, 2015

Eni has begun drilling a side track at the Guendalina gas field in the Adriatic Sea offshore eastern Italy.

RCP gets fasttrack BOP order for SE Asia drillship

September 1, 2015

RCP has a contract to supply and install a BOP system from an unnamed Scandinavian drilling contractor. 

Centek pursues deepwater growth for centralizers

September 1, 2015

Centek Group has formed a Deepwater Division to further development of its deepwater centralizer products.

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