Offshore Drilling & Completion: Russia

Rosneft, Statoil contract rig for Sea of Okhotsk wells

Magadanmorneftegaz and Lisyanskmorneftegaz (joint ventures between Rosneft and Statoil) have contracted China Oilfield Services Ltd. to drill two exploration wells offshore northeast Russia in 2016.

Three Eurasia jackups active in Caspian Sea

Eurasia Drilling Co. has issued a review of its operations in the Caspian Sea during the first half of this year.


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.

Bentec to supply drilling package for Caspian Sea platform

Nobel Oil has commissioned Bentec to build a drilling rig for offshore operations in the Azeri sector of the Caspian Sea.

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. 

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Iran concludes oil drilling at South Pars

October 8, 2015

Petro Iran Development Co. has completed a drilling campaign through the oil layers of the South Pars gas field in the Persian Gulf.

Well abandonment device modified to work deeper

October 8, 2015

Claxton has developed an extension module for its Suspended Well Abandonment Tool. 

Welltec adapts valves for revised West Africa well

October 7, 2015

Welltec has adapted its Flow Valve technology to solve various issues for a drilling campaign in West Africa.

Centrica gets go-ahead for North Sea coiled tubing shallow borehole

October 5, 2015

Centrica has approval from Petroleum Safety Authority Norway for a novel drilling exercise in the southern Norwegian North Sea.

Songa rig to be temporarily sidelined from Norway contract

October 5, 2015 Statoil will suspend its contract with the semisubmersible Songa Trym after the rig has completed its current well on the Tarvos prospect in the No...

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