Drilling

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April 07, 2024
Valaris Limited announced that ARO Drilling, its joint venture in Saudi Arabia, received a notice of suspension from Aramco for one of its 19 contracted rigs, jackup VALARIS 143. The rig’s contract was previously scheduled to end in December 2024.
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April 04, 2024
In March, Saudi Aramco announced plans to reduce capital investment by roughly $40 billion between 2024 and 2028. This was mostly due to the Kingdom’s decision to maintain productive capacity at 12 MMbpd. As part of the decision, Aramco has suspended 17 rigs to date, with a potential for additional releases in the near term.
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April 03, 2024
The Yumna-5 well will be drilled at the crest of the structure to drain attic oil left un-swept by the current producers.
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April 03, 2024
Who Dat East is estimated to contain 17 MMboe of gross unrisked 2C Contingent Resources. The Who Dat South prospect is estimated to contain 31 MMboe of gross unrisked 2U Prospective Resources, with the geological probability of success estimated to be 52%.
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April 02, 2024
The scope under the frame agreement covers the majority of AGR’s services within the entire petroleum asset lifecycle, including reservoir and well management, well control and blowout contingency, operations geologists, and resourcing.
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April 02, 2024
Transocean Ltd.  announced a 365-day contract extension for the Deepwater Asgard with an independent operator in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The program is expected to commence in June 2024.
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March 25, 2024
The Norwegian Offshore Directorate announced that it has granted Aker BP a drilling permit for exploration well 24/6-5 in production license 203 in Norwegian North Sea.
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March 05, 2024
PETRONAS will drill the Sloanea-2 appraisal well starting in April 2024. A production test will also be carried out. The drilling platform is now drilling the Fusaea-1 exploration well in Block 52 and already drilled the first part of the Sloanea-2 well in February.
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March 05, 2024
Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. has executed a two-year contract extension with a subsidiary of bp in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico for the Ocean BlackHornet, commencing in February 2025. This contract extension represents approximately $350 million dollars of additional backlog.
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March 04, 2024
Shelf Drilling, Ltd. has secured a two-year contract extension for the Rig 141 jack-up rig in direct continuation of its current term with Gemsa Petroleum Company (“Gempetco”) for operations in the Gulf of Suez offshore Egypt.
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March 04, 2024
Majors including Shell and Exxon Mobil Corp. have spent billions to acquire concessions and carry out exploration campaigns at pre-salt blocks without announcing significant discoveries and have even returned some of the blocks to Brazil’s oil regulator, known as ANP.
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February 29, 2024
Perenco and its services subsidiary, Dixstone, have successfully designed and built a shallow water barge specifically for the campaign. The barge will complement Dixstone’s LUG platform, which over the past five years has delivered in excess of 16 MMboe in Cameroon.
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February 21, 2024
The Hylia South West field is now producing 6,000 bopd from the HYSM-01 well, a material increase since the start of production in October 2023, less than one year after the discovery.
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February 21, 2024
The integrated well construction services project is set to start in the first half of 2025 and will include drilling services, drill bits, wireline, cementing, wellbore clean up, fishing, remedial tools, fluids, services and geosciences. Baker Hughes will provide these services across three rigs over the course of the multi-year contract.
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February 16, 2024
The aggregate incremental backlog associated with these fixtures is approximately $326 million. As of Feb. 14, 2024, the company’s total backlog is approximately $9 billion.
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February 12, 2024
Borr Drilling Limited announced new contract commitments totaling 495 days and $82.2 million in contract revenue for three of its premium jack-up rigs.
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February 09, 2024
The seven wells Exxon plans to drill are at least 100 km (62 miles) away from Venezuela’s claimed territory, Routledge said. Five are in the south-east portion of the Stabroek Block, closer to Suriname, while two are in the central section, he said.
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February 08, 2024
The oil giant said it will drill new wells west of the Liza discovery and close to Venezuelan territorial waters, Exxon Guyana President Alistair Routledge told Demerara Waves. The dispute is “not inhibiting that activity in our plans,” he said.
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February 08, 2024
Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. has executed a two-year contract extension with a subsidiary of bp in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico for the Ocean BlackLion, commencing in September 2024. Additionally, the company has entered into a drilling contract with Serica Energy (UK) Limited to utilize the Ocean Patriot for two plug and abandonment (P&A) wells in the U.K. North Sea.
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February 07, 2024
The oil giant will drill the exploration wells west of the Liza field, which is producing oil, and closer to the border with Venezuela, Exxon Guyana President Alistair Routledge told Demerara Waves. The dispute is “not inhibiting that activity in our plans,” he said.
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February 06, 2024
Built in 2013, the Tungsten Explorer is designed for deep offshore drilling. With a power capacity of 42MW, thrust capacity of 33MW, the rig can operate in a wide range of meteorological conditions and has a proven track record of safe drilling operations worldwide.
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