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Aker BP granted drilling permit for exploration well northeast of Norne

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Aker BP ASA a drilling permit for well 6608/6-1 cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

NPD announces delineation of Edvard Grieg field in the central North Sea

Lundin Norway AS, operator of production licence 338, has completed the drilling of exploration wells 16/1-31 S and 16/1-31 A.

Cyprus ghost town becomes pawn in drilling dispute with Turkey

A ghost town in Cyprus’s Turkish-controlled north has become the latest pawn in the conflict surrounding Turkey’s drilling for natural gas off the island’s shore.

Equinor granted drilling permit for well southwest of Marulk field

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Equinor Energy AS a drilling permit for well 6507/2-5 S cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

Exceed adds to its portfolio with MPR acquisition

Exceed, a well management and performance improvement specialist, has announced the acquisition of Lowestoft-based Managed Pressure Resources (MPR), adding managed pressure drilling engineering and supervisory services to the Exceed portfolio.

ONGC moves 35 drilling rigs ahead of Indian monsoon season

India’s Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) has moved a record high 35 offshore drilling rigs to new locations ahead of the Indian monsoon season.

Aker BP granted drilling permit for wildcat east of Frigg field

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Aker BP ASA a drilling permit for well 25/2-20, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

Equinor discovers oil and gas from exploration well Snadd Outer Outer/Black Vulture

Equinor, alongside partners Ineos E&P and Faroe Petroleum, has made an oil and gas discovery in exploration well Snadd Outer Outer/Black Vulture in production license 159B, in the Norwegian Sea.

Equinor completes drilling of wildcat southeast of Korpfjell discovery

Equinor Energy AS, operator of production license 859, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 7335/3-1.

Maersk Drilling awarded 100-day extension for Mærsk Innovator

Maersk Drilling has announced that CNOOC Petroleum Europe Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CNOOC Limited, has exercised a one-well option for the Mærsk Innovator jackup rig to continue drilling infill wells at the Buzzard field on the UK Continental Shelf.

Coretrax deploys drillpipe cleaning tool, saving rig-time cost and risk

Eliminating the need for costly equipment or hazardous manual handling, Coretrax has seen the deployment of its drillpipe cleaning tool, the CX-Ball, bypass more than 2,000 sales within five years, saving more than 11 days of rig-time cost and risk.

Using integrated technologies in project development

An interview with Colette Cohen, CEO, Oil and Gas Technology Centre; and Jim Lenton, President, Upstream Integrated Solutions, Worley

UKCS shows signs of upside potential

The business and operational improvements implemented during the downturn have positioned the UKCS as a much more attractive basin for E&P companies.

SPE Offshore Europe 2019: Breakthrough to Excellence – Our license to operate

Recognized by professionals in the upstream industry’s offshore sector as Europe’s leading E&P event, the SPE Offshore Europe (OE) Conference & Exhibition is gearing up for another year in Aberdeen, Scotland.

SPE Offshore Europe 2019 awaits you!

The SPE Offshore Europe 2019 conference and exhibition is fast approaching.

Exxon Mobil proceeds with Argentina expansion project in Vaca Muerta basin

Exxon Mobil is proceeding with a long-term oil development in Argentina’s Bajo del Choique-La Invernada block.

Oil woes have Calgary landlords turning empty offices into apartments

When the lease on an Alberta Health Services office in Calgary came due for renegotiation two years ago, the rental market was so bad that trying to keep the tenants wasn’t worth it.

Oil drillers scale back U.S. activity as crude falls into bear market

U.S. crude explorers reduced drilling to a 15-month low as oil dipped into bear-market territory.

New products and services

Emily Querubin, World Oil

Schlumberger has released the IriSphere look-ahead-while-drilling (LAWD) service, providing the industry’s first application of electromagnetic (EM) technology for detecting formation features ahead of the drill bit.

Companies in the news

Emily Querubin, World Oil

Sparrows Group has won contract renewals worth an estimated £30 million on the UKCS.