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Wild Well announces new onsite rig crew training service

Wild Well Control, Inc., a Superior Energy Services company and a global leader in well control and engineering services, has announced that it will offer well control training to drilling rig crews onsite with its rigsite well control Crew Training Unit.

Anglo African Oil & Gas provides update on drilling program in the Congo

Anglo African Oil & Gas plc, an independent oil and gas developer, has announced that the construction of the extended pad at Tilapia field, in the Republic of the Congo has been completed ahead of schedule.

Block Energy contracts drilling, workover equipment for multi-well program in Georgia

Block Energy Plc, the exploration and production company focused on the Republic of Georgia, has announced that it has signed an agreement with JSC Norio Oil Company (JSC NOC), a Georgian drilling contractor, and Georgia Oil and Gas Ltd. (GOG), a British Virgin Islands company and owner of drilling equipment in the Republic of Georgia, for the supply of drilling and workover equipment for the Company’s 2018-2019 work programs across its Georgian license base.

Tullow drills Namibia well in "bold effort to open new play"

Tullow Oil Plc said an exploration well off Namibia was a dud, damping enthusiasm over a frontier area that’s attracted renewed interest amid oil’s recovery.

New products and services

Michele Cowart, World Oil

Weatherford International introduced its Rotaflex long-stroke pumping unit that improves artificial lift efficiency in deep, high-volume and high gas-to-liquids wells.

QI can be helpful for drilling decisions in unconventional plays

Phil Wild, Lev Vernik, Ikon Science

Quantitative interpretation (QI) is applied routinely to conventional reservoirs. By using rock physics and the construction of a workflow, QI can be a viable proposition for making drilling decisions in unconventional reservoirs, as well.

Regional Report: India

Michele Cowart, World Oil

Over the next 30 years, India is predicted to be one of the world’s fastest-growing economies.

Highlands Natural Resources provides operations update on East Denver Project

Highlands, the London-listed natural resources company, provides the following update about the six new wells being funded entirely by Highlands' partners at its East Denver Project.

Equinor granted drilling permit for wildcat, west of Atlantis discovery

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Equinor Energy AS a drilling permit for well 7324/3-1, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

Gardner Denver releases newest pressure pumping fluid end technology

Gardner Denver Petroleum & Industrial Pumps, the only total solutions provider to the drilling, well servicing and frac pumps market, announced the launch of GDNX, the next generation of fluid end technology.

Matador revealed as mystery buyer in record Permian auction

Matador Resources was the anonymous purchaser of drilling rights in the Permian that fetched a record $95,001/acre.

The $20-billion race to eclipse Norway's elite oil producers

The race is on to become Norway’s biggest non-state oil company.

Siccar Point defers drilling of Lyon exploration well until 2019

With the Cambo well operations shortly due to complete, Siccar Point Energy E&P Limited and its JV partner have elected to defer the drilling of the Lyon exploration well (Licence P.1854) until 2019.

Faroe Petroleum to drill first well in PL 825, offshore Norway

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Faroe Petroleum Norge AS a drilling permit for well 30/6-30, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

UK North Sea drilling at 40-year low, risking growth goals

The oil business has mostly recovered from a worst-in-a-generation crude price slump, but not everyone is celebrating.

Equinor granted drilling permit for wildcat in PL 751

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Equinor Energy AS a drilling permit for well 6407/11-1, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.

Block Energy, NOC ink MOU for hire of drilling and workover rigs

Block Energy Plc, the exploration and production company focused on the Republic of Georgia, has announced execution of a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Georgia-based drilling contractor, JSC Norio Oil Company (NOC), for the provision of a drilling and a workover rig.

Savannah Petroleum spuds Zomo-1 well, in southeastern Niger

Savannah Petroleum PLC, the British independent oil and gas company focused around activities in Niger and Nigeria, this morning announces that the fifth well in its current Niger drilling campaign, Zomo-1, was spudded on Sept. 8, 2018.

Maersk Drilling, Aker BP sign major contract founded on joint alliance

Maersk Drilling and Aker BP have agreed to a one-year contract to deploy high-performance rig Maersk Integrator on the Norwegian shelf from June 2019. The contract is founded on the alliance that the parties entered into in 2017.

Anglo African Oil & Gas reports temporary suspension of drilling at Tilapia field

Anglo African Oil & Gas plc, an independent oil and gas developer, has announced that the company has been informed by its drilling contractor, SMP, that they have experienced a topside issue that has affected a rig offshore the Congo.