Drilling ///

Siemens supplies first lithium-ion battery solution for offshore drilling rig

The long-term sustainability of the offshore oil and gas sector is predicated on reducing costs and minimizing projects’ environmental impacts.

Equinor has been granted drilling permits from Deepsea Bergen and West Hercules facility

Well 35/11-22 S will be drilled from the Deepsea Bergen drilling facility in position 61°5'2.27"N and 3°20'56.92"E after completing the drilling of wildcat well 6407/11-1 for Equinor Energy AS in production license 751.

Eco Atlantic confirms 2019 drilling program offshore Guyana

The Partners on the Orinduik Block, being Eco Atlantic, Total and Tullow (Operator), approved the initial 2019 work plan and budget for the first exploration well on the Orinduik Block on Nov. 30, 2018.

Oceaneering enhances global asset integrity capabilities

Oceaneering International, Inc. has announced that it has bolstered its expanding asset integrity business in Chandigarh, India with more capabilities.

Well-Centric has acquired Simmons Edeco Europe

Well-Centric, a FrontRow Energy Technology Group company, has announced the acquisition of Simmons Edeco Europe from its Canadian owner.

Surging oil drilling in Texas could cause Summer power shortages

Texas oil and gas drillers are soaking up more electricity than generators are planning to add by the time power demand peaks next summer.

Fracing slump deepens as Schlumberger walks oil `tightrope'

The North American fracing market -- already expected to be a downer for the holidays -- is turning out to be even worse than expected, according to the world’s biggest oil-service provider.

Accenture acquires Enaxis Consulting

Accenture has acquired Enaxis Consulting, a Houston-based management consulting firm with deep experience in digital capabilities, data science and agile project delivery focused on the upstream oil and gas and oilfield services sectors and the airline industry.

Eagle Resources, Freedom Energy have entered into North Dakota drilling JV

Eagle Resources Corporation has entered into a joint venture agreement with Freedom Energy Resources LLC to explore and develop conventional oil drilling prospects in the Lodgepole Reef Formation in North Dakota, offsetting existing Lodgepole fields.

Talos Energy has commenced its Zama appraisal program

Talos Energy Inc. has announced that the Zama-2 appraisal well was spud in late November 2018. The spudding of the Zama-2 well marks the commencement of the Zama discovery appraisal program, which will consist of three reservoir penetrations, including two wells and one sidetrack.

Equinor has awarded wired drill pipe contracts to NOV and Schlumberger

Equinor is stepping up its use of wired drill pipe to acquire subsurface real-time data during drilling operations, in line with the corporate digitalization strategy and to prepare for automated drilling.

AFGlobal completes field evaluation of DuraStim Pump

AFGlobal has successfully completed its field evaluation of the DuraStim pump in the Permian Basin. AFGlobal’s new patented pressure pumping technology offers end users tremendous advantages over traditional fracing technology and those offered by other electric and turbine based systems.

Aker BP has received drilling permit for well 24/9-14 S in production license 869

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Aker BP ASA a drilling permit for well 24/9-14 S, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

Rowan Relentless has first two options exercised by ExxonMobil

Rowan Companies plc has announced that ExxonMobil has exercised the first two options for the Rowan Relentless, an R-Class ultra-deepwater drillship.

ADES has acquired Weatherford's Saudi Arabia drilling operations

ADES International Holding Ltd., oil & gas drilling and production services provider in the Middle East and North Africa, has completed the acquisition of eleven onshore rigs from Weatherford International plc. in Saudi Arabia.

Oil explorers expand U.S. drilling as OPEC prepares to talk cuts

Oil explorers expanded drilling in American fields as OPEC and allied crude exporters prepared to discuss production controls and cratering prices.

Total has been granted a drilling permit for well 6406/6

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Total E&P Norge AS a drilling permit for well 6406/6-6 A, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

EnVen Energy has spudded King Crab and mobilized GL-5

EnVen Energy Corporation has announced that it spud its King Crab well on Ewing Bank Block 873, in its Lobster field.

Opinion: Oil field steel import quotas are the wrong solution

Negotiators with the office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) may be preparing to recommend import quotas on the specialized steel that comes from Mexico and Canada.

Chet Morrison successfully completes EPCIC project offshore Trinidad and Tobago

Morrison was awarded the Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Installation and Commissioning (EPCIC) contract from Trinidad and Tobago’s newest upstream operator, DeNovo Energy Limited (DeNovo).