Westwood Global Energy reports that there were five E&A well programmes active as of June 1.
The COSL Innovator rig has been booked for a drilling campaign on the Barryroe field off Ireland.
An Oslo court has ordered Statoil to pay Chinese firm COSL compensation for cancelling contract following a fatal accident on a rig in 2015.
A rig that was hit by a giant wave in 2015, leading to the death of a worker, has been hired to drill a well off Norway.
On December 30th last year an offshore worker was killed after a freak wave hit the side of the COSL Innovator rig.
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COSL has filed a civil action lawsuit against Norwegian operator Statoil after it terminated a drilling contract for one of its rigs in March this year.
The Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) has called on oil firms to protect its facilities from the impact of bad weather, almost a year after an offshore worker was killed.
The Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) said it remains firm on its belief rig design was the main cause of an accident which left one offshore worker dead after freak weather in the North Sea.
COSL is said to have invested million in testing its rigs after a worker was killed by a huge wave in the Norwegian North Sea last year.
Huge modification costs could be necessary to floating rigs in Norway in the wake of 100ft wave which killed a on oil worker.
The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has withdrawn a safety order for COSL in the aftermath of a fatal accident, based on new information.
The owners of a rig on which an oil worker died after being hit by a huge wave have been issued with a safety order from authorities after violating safety regulations.
The Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) has asked companies to assess their rigs following the death of a worker on the COSL Innovator last year.
The finding of an investigation into the death of an Aker Solution’s worker in huge waves on the Troll field is expected today.
The Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) will submit a report tomorrow following an investigation into the death of a worker in huge waves last year.
A report into the investigation of how a worker died when a massive wave hit the rig he was working on is to be published this week.
Statoil has taken back a COSL Drilling Europe semi-submersible at its Troll field off Norway swiftly after suspending the deal earlier this month.
COSL Drilling Europe said 230 jobs will go after Norwegian operator Statoil cancelled a contract with the company.
Statoil today insisted it had met the terms to pull the plug on its COSL Innovator contract for its Troll licence.
COSL has taken measures to ensure a rig which was damaged during freak waves is protected from future impact.
Norwegian operator Statoil is reported to have evacuated most of its personnel from its Snorre B platform.
The owners of a drilling rig on which an oil worker died after it was hit by a huge wave during a North Sea storm said it could find no design fault.
A rig which was battered by huge waves in the Norwegian North Sea leaving one worker dead and two injured had not been tested for the impact of a wave.
The head of industry body Step Change in Safety urged offshore workers operating in the harsh conditions of the North Sea to use their "stop work authority" if they felt working in severe offshore weather was compromising safety.