Offshore Drilling & Completion: North Sea & Europe

Norway issues permits for Vega transfer, Barents Sea well

Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has sanctioned Wintershall Norge’s use of the subsea production facilities on the Vega field in the Norwegian Sea.

Maersk takes delivery of third ultra-harsh environment jackup

Maersk Drilling has taken delivery of its third ultra-harsh environment jackup, XLE-3, from the Keppel FELS shipyard in Singapore ahead of schedule. 

Oil price fall to impact Europe’s development spending, survey predicts

Wood Mackenzie has issued an overview of the most significant events that impacted the oil and gas sector last year in Europe (excluding the UK and Norway).

Suncor gets go-ahead to drill offshore Norway

Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority has granted Suncor Energy Norge AS consent to drill exploration well 34/4-14 S and A in the Norwegian Sea.

Statoil set to drill Norwegian Sea wildcat

Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has approved Statoil’s plan for exploration drilling on the Snedfrid Nord prospect in the Norwegian Sea.

Maersk Interceptor starts drilling at Ivar Aasen

The jackup Maersk Interceptor has started a three-year development program on the Ivar Aasen field in the Norwegian North Sea.

Faroe lines up four wells offshore Norway

Faroe Petroleum has outlined its 2015 drilling schedule offshore Norway.

Lundin to spud Zulu prospect in the North Sea

Petrolia Norway AS has commenced drilling of exploratory well 26/10-1 in PL674BS in the Norwegian North Sea.

Report underlines downturn in UK offshore activity

Forty wells were drilled offshore the UK last year, 10 fewer than in 2013, according to Deloitte’s Petroleum Services Group’s latest North West Europe Review.

Noreco, North Energy renegotiate Norway license deal

Norwegian Energy Co. (Noreco) has agreed to transfer its 30% stake in Norwegian Sea license PL484 to North Energy, subject to government approval.

Latest Drilling & Completion News

Norway issues permits for Vega transfer, Barents Sea well

January 30, 2015 Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has sanctioned Wintershall Norge’s use of the subsea production facilities on the Vega field in the Norwegian Sea.

Maersk takes delivery of third ultra-harsh environment jackup

January 29, 2015 Maersk Drilling has taken delivery of its third ultra-harsh environment jackup, XLE-3, from the Keppel FELS shipyard in Singapore ahead of schedule...

Cost pressures slow investment in TGT project offshore Vietnam

January 29, 2015 SOCO International says development drilling at the Te Giac Trang (TGT) complex in the Nam Con Son basin offshore southern Vietnam remains on track...

Oil price fall to impact Europe’s development spending, survey predicts

January 28, 2015 Wood Mackenzie has issued an overview of the most significant events that impacted the oil and gas sector last year in Europe (excluding the UK and...

Third well under way on Sardar-e-Jangal in Caspian Sea

January 28, 2015

North Drilling Co. has spudded a third exploratory well on the Sardar-e-Jangal oil field in the Iranian sector of the Caspian Sea.

Karoon completes Kangaroo side track well off Brazil

January 28, 2015 Karoon Gas Australia has completed the first of two planned side track wells on its Kangaroo-2 appraisal well in exploration block S-M-1165 of Braz...

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