Drilling

News
October 05, 2022
Dolphin Drilling secured a year-long, $96 million contract with Nigeria-based General Hydrocarbons Limited for the Blackford Dolphin rig. The contract will commence in the fourth quarter of this year.
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October 05, 2022
Sherwin-Williams
Article
September 2022
The loss of Russian crude supplies and the lingering effects of Covid-19 have driven oil prices to multi-year highs. U.S. operators have shown restraint, but according to World Oil’s mid-year forecast, a further activity increase is in the offing.
Article
September 2022
Drilling should pick up steam this year, gaining more than 18%, as nearly all regions will see activity increase. Development should thrive, as the world looks for additional sources of crude oil and natural gas.
News
September 23, 2022
INEOS and its partners in the Solsort Unit, Danoil and Nordsøfonden, have agreed to develop the Solsort West field in the Danish part of the North Sea after having received the approval of the development from the Danish Energy Agency.
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September 21, 2022
Radix Engineering and Software closed a R$49 million (approx. $9.5 million) contract with Petrobras to develop and maintain scientific software focused on Well Engineering and Subsea Engineering.
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September 15, 2022
Federal investigators raided a deep-water oil explorer’s Louisiana office last week as part of a probe into an offshore spill, a rare escalation for a U.S. environmental case.
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September 14, 2022
The Biden administration on Wednesday issued oil and natural gas leases to companies that nabbed the Gulf of Mexico drilling rights in a government auction later invalidated by a federal court.
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September 09, 2022
KBR is launching a study to develop a carbon-neutral, green ammonia-based system to power a semi-submersible drilling unit owned by Odfjell.
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August 31, 2022
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company announced the award of five framework agreements totaling $1.83 billion for Directional Drilling and Logging While Drilling.
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August 29, 2022
MACCO Restructuring Group recently announced that MACCO Managing Director David Weinhoffer successfully assumed control of and transited La Muralla IV, a sixth generation, semi-submersible oil drilling rig.
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August 26, 2022
Neptune Energy and its partners announced a new commercial oil discovery at the Ofelia exploration well (PL 929), close to the Gjøa field in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.
News
August 24, 2022
ADNOC Drilling Company signed a sale and purchase agreement to acquire an additional premium offshore jack-up drilling unit (rig) for $70 million.
News
August 24, 2022
Neptune Energy has begun an infill drilling campaign at its operated Cygnus gas field in the southern North Sea, with the potential to unlock enough gas to heat an additional 200,000 UK homes per year from this winter.
Article
August 2022
This independent presentation suggests a standard for defining various generations of mobile offshore drilling units (MODUs), centering around the “majority” of rigs. The very latest, most capable MODU generation is not needed to drill every well, but their flexibility attracts operators, at an increased price.
News
August 09, 2022
A federal judge ruled Brazil’s Petrobras liable in a lawsuit filed by Houston firm IEG Global Energy Partners, finding that Petrobras defrauded EIG in connection with a deal to build and charter 28 oil drilling rigs for work off the coast of Brazil.
News
July 28, 2022
Neptune Energy has begun drilling on the Ofelia exploration well in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea, the company announced.
News
July 27, 2022
ADNOC Drilling secured $2 billion wroth of contracts from state-owned Abu Dhabi National Oil Company for its Ghasha offshore mega gas project, which ADNOC says is the world’s largest sour gas development.
News
July 22, 2022
Schlumberger said annual sales will rise the most in 11 years as concern over inadequate energy supplies outweighs recessionary fears among major oil explorers.
News
July 19, 2022
Sparrows Group, engineering and maintenance specialists for the global energy and industrial sectors, has secured a contract worth approximately £50 million with a major UKCS operator to provide crane management services across its operating assets in the North Sea.
Article
July 2022
After years of operating on beer budgets, service and supply companies have every reason to uncork the champagne these days. However, the Dom Pérignon may have to remain on ice for now, as bright prospects run headlong into near-record inflation, supply chain bottlenecks, repercussions from the Ukrainian war and China’s Covid-induced lockdown.
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