Offshore Drilling & Completion: US & Gulf of Mexico

1Q drilling campaigns prove unsuccessful for Murphy Oil

Murphy Oil Corp. has announced the results from its recent exploration drilling program.

US offshore rig count declines

The US offshore rig count is 37, down 11 rigs from last week, and down 18 rigs year over year. 

ExxonMobil resumes drilling on Point Thomson offshore Alaska

ExxonMobil has resumed drilling at Point Thomson on Alaska’s North Slope as construction continues toward bringing the initial production system online. 

Helix extends BP contract start on Q5000

Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc. (NYSE: HLX) has agreed to amend an existing agreement with BP Exploration & Production regarding use of the Q5000 in the US Gulf of Mexico.

Offshore US rig count declines

The US offshore rig count last week was 51, down three rigs from the previous week, and down four rigs year over year.

Baker Hughes offshore rig count up for week

The Baker Hughes US offshore rig count for the week ending Feb. 20 shows an increase of two rigs over the previous week, bringing the total to 54. 

BOEM, BSEE issue proposed US Arctic OCS exploration drilling rules

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) have released proposed regulations for exploratory drilling on the US Arctic outer continental shelf.

 

Maersk to train BP offshore teams in Houston

BP plans to offer advanced training programs for its offshore drilling teams under a new global agreement with Maersk Training. 

New rig tracking service sees modest decline in GoM activity

Gaffney, Cline & Associates (GCA) has launched a new weekly commentary and tracking service that reviews US onshore and Gulf of Mexico (GoM) rig activity.

Offshore US rig count holds steady

Baker Hughes count of rigs operating offshore US held steady last week at 54. Of this number, 53 were in the Gulf of Mexico.

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As well numbers decline, lower costs may aid recovery says Wood Mackenzie

March 26, 2015 Although overall well numbers will dip in 2015, Wood Mackenzie says drilling activity in 2016 is set to recover as many explorers seize their chanc...

Santos makes deepwater Malaysia oil discovery

March 25, 2015

Santos Ltd. has discovered oil in a deepwater wildcat offshore Sabah, east Malaysia.

Petrobras updates results of second Libra appraisal well

March 25, 2015 Petrobras and its partners have completed drilling of extension well 3-RJS-735/735A in the central part of the Libra block in the Santos basin.

Rosneft cancels jackup contract in Russian Arctic

March 25, 2015

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

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