Canada Offshore Regional Report

Drilling & Completion

GLOBAL E&P

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

Offshore rig count down by three

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

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. 

Field Development

GLOBAL E&P

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

Husky planning multi-field development in Indonesia’s Madura Strait

Construction of a wellhead platform and pipeline infrastructure for the liquids-rich BD field offshore Indonesia is around 45% complete, says operator Husky Energy.

Husky gets approval for White Rose extension development plan amendment

Husky Energy has received conditional approval on its development plan amendment for the White Rose extension project offshore Newfoundland, from the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petro...

Subsea

Husky planning multi-field development in Indonesia’s Madura Strait

Construction of a wellhead platform and pipeline infrastructure for the liquids-rich BD field offshore Indonesia is around 45% complete, says operator Husky Energy.

Further drilling possible at Huntington in North Sea

Iona Energy has issued an update on two of its UK North Sea field developments.

Statoil contracts Flemish Pass services from Expro

Expro, has secured a key contract offshore Canada with Statoil in the Flemish Pass basin.

Geology & Geophysics

TGS, PGS line up Flemish Pass 3D seismic survey

TGS and PGS plan a new multi-client 3D seismic survey this summer offshore eastern Canada.

Husky Energy begins oil production at South White Rose extension

Husky Energy has commenced production from the South White Rose project in the Jeanne d’Arc basin offshore Newfoundland and Labrador.

Nalcor delivers first Newfoundland and Labrador metocean findings

Nalcor Energy Oil & Gas has issued results of the first regional metocean study offshore Newfoundland and Labrador.

Pipeline & Transportation

Jee wins subsea pipeline design contract

Jee Ltd., a multi-discipline subsea engineering and training firm, has been awarded a contract in support of a seven-year development. The contract, with a major offshore pipelay and subsea constru...

Accurate stone dumping protects Deep Panuke facilities offshore Canada

Tideway has completed an offshore installation program for EnCana’s Deep Panuke gas development offshore Nova Scotia, eastern Canada.

SolveiG set to join Norway pipeline group

Statoil is selling a 24.1% direct and indirect stake in the Gassled pipelines joint venture to SolveiG Gas Norway for NOK 17.35 billion ($3.2 billion).

Production

GLOBAL E&P

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

Husky planning multi-field development in Indonesia’s Madura Strait

Construction of a wellhead platform and pipeline infrastructure for the liquids-rich BD field offshore Indonesia is around 45% complete, says operator Husky Energy.

GLOBAL E&P

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.

Rigs/Vessels

Offshore rig count down by three

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

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. 

US offshore rig count continues to rise

The Baker Hughes weekly rig count finds the number of offshore drilling rigs continues to creep up, reaching a total of 29, one more than the prior week.

Canada Offshore Oil & Gas News

GLOBAL E&P

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

Offshore rig count down by three

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

MacLeod to head CNSOPB

Canada’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Nova Scotia’s Ministry of Energy have appointed Roderick K. MacLeod to chair the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board. 

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