Westwood Global Energy reports there were three exploration wells and three appraisal wells active at the end of October.
Petrofac has secured a contract from Zennor Petroleum to provide well design and well construction management services to support the Finlaggan well in the North Sea.
Total has begun the drilling of the Antelope-6 appraisal well in Papua New Guinea.
Oil Search has completed a drilling update on two of its wells in Papua New Guinea and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRG). The company said the Taza 3 ST1 oil appraisal well in KRG has been plugged and abandoned with the rig being demobilised. The forward plan is to evaluate the results of the drilling, together with the recently proposed seismic, prior to making further drilling decisions.