Offshore Drilling & Completion: Russia

Arctic E&P activity on the rise

The potential of the offshore Arctic oil and gas market is substantial. While energy analyst Infield Systems suggests the region holds 136.6 Bboe in discovered offshore reserves, a United States Geological Survey report claims there could be another 346 Bboe left undiscovered.

Eurasia outlines Caspian Sea well inventory

Eurasia Drilling Co. (EDC) has issued a review of highlights from its drilling campaigns in the Caspian Sea during 2014.

Sakhalin-1 partners claim new drilling record at Chayvo

Rosneft says the Sakhalin-1 Consortium has drilled the world’s longest well to date at the Chayvo field offshore Sakhalin Island.

Rosneft cancels jackup contract in Russian Arctic

North Atlantic Drilling Co. has received a cancellation notice for from Rosneft for use of Northern Offshore’s jackup Energy Endeavor.

Caspian Sea horizontal well sets new benchmark

LUKOIL-Nizhnevolzhskneft claims to have established a new world record in horizontal drilling in the Russian sector of the Caspian Sea.

Rosneft postpones Kara Sea drilling

Rosneft says it will postpone operations in the Kara Sea until 2016, according to a Reuters report. 

Russia confirms Kara Sea Pobeda discovery

Rosneft says Russia’s State Commission on reserves has confirmed an oil and gas discovery in the Pobeda field on the Kara Sea shelf.

Jet pumps, water injection drive performance gains in offshore Turkmenistan wells

The Cheleken block in the eastern section of the Caspian Sea off Turkmenistan, has been producing commercially since 1972. In November 1999, Dragon Oil was awarded a production-sharing agreement for redevelopment of the block. The concession comprises two main fields, known as Dzheitune (or Lam) and Dzhygalybeg (or Zhdanov), in water depths ranging from 8-42 m (26-138 ft).

Caspian Sea operators advance respective development projects

Over the last few years, the Caspian Sea littoral states, former republics of the Soviet Union, have considerably intensified their work on the Caspian shelf. For some, these resources are the basis of national well-being and help meet their budget needs. For others, Caspian Sea development provides a welcome addition to oil and gas supplies as development of conventional fields becomes more complicated and less fruitful.

Concrete drilling platform could extend exploration season offshore northern Russia

Finding ways of extending the exploration drilling season in Russia's ice-laden Arctic waters is a key issue both for Russian oil companies and the international oil companies working with them in joint ventures. One concept they are considering is Kvaerner's CONDRILL relocatable concrete-base drilling platform. So far Kvaerner has performed various pre-front-end engineering and design studies for a number of Russia-based clients.

Latest Drilling & Completion News

Another well goes onstream at Maari offshore New Zealand

May 22, 2015

Cue Energy says the Maari MR7A development well is onstream offshore New Zealand.

Rowan adds work for five rigs

May 21, 2015

The Rowan rig status report has noted five term extensions.

ExxonMobil finds oil in deepwater off Guyana

May 20, 2015

Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE:XOM) has made a significant oil discovery on the Stabroek block about 120 mi (193 km) offshore Guyana. 

Cobalt presses ahead with Cameia development offshore Angola

May 20, 2015 Cobalt International Energy (NYSE:CIE) expects to achieve formal sanction by year-end for its Cameia development project in block 21 offshore Angola.

Shell secures extension for Draugen offshore Norway

May 20, 2015

Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has approved A/S Norske Shell’s request to extend the lifespan of the Draugen complex in the Norwegian Sea.

Ocean Rig extends drillship contract with ENI offshore Angola

May 20, 2015 Ocean Rig UDW Inc. (NASDAQ:ORIG) has extended the contract for the drillship Ocean Rig Poseidon to ENI Angola for a further one year until 2Q 2017.

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