Offshore Drilling & Completion: US & Gulf of Mexico

US offshore rig count down by two

The US offshore drilling rig tally has dropped two rigs from the prior week, bringing the total to 30 in the Baker Hughes count.

More good news, bad news for Gulf E&P

Exploration activity in the Gulf of Mexico continues to see new positive milestones, driven by past discoveries and recent field development; and more discouraging ones, owing to the continued state of low oil prices.

GLOBAL E&P

Shell aimed to re-start exploration drilling offshore Alaska last month, assuming sea ice had cleared.

Shell gets approval to drill deeper offshore Alaska

Shell has received approval from the US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement to extend the depth of the exploration well offshore Alaska at Burger J. 

Offshore rig count down by three

While the total US drilling rig count remained steady, the offshore rig count dropped three rigs to 35.

Baker Hughes’ offshore rig count continues upward trend

Baker Hughes Inc.’s rig count finds an increase of four units working offshore. 

US offshore rig count up by three

Baker Hughes Inc.’s weekly US rig count finds an increase of three offshore rigs, raising the total to 34. 

Offshore US rig count holds steady

While the total US rig count is up 19 from 876, Baker Hughes Inc. says the offshore rig count remains unchanged at 31.

BPC scales back Bahamas well costs

 Bahamas Petroleum Co. (BPC) says it has completed re-engineering of its first planned exploration well offshore the Bahamas.

Shell Chukchi drilling permit gets two amendments from US Interior

The US Interior Department has approved Royal Dutch Shell's applications to drill in the Chukchi Sea, but with a built-in stop concerning the availability of a capping stack.

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Keppel FELS delivers UMW Naga 8

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Rosneft, Statoil contract rig for Sea of Okhotsk wells

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Schlumberger acquires Novatek

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

Eni to implement Landmark E&P software

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Drilling resumes at Guendalina offshore Italy

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

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