Norwegian drilling contractor Odfjell Drilling has struck two rig contracts with the country’s state-owned oil giant.
Odfjell Drilling has announced it has signed two letters of intent (LOI) for its Deepsea Atlantic to be used in the North Sea for a sum of $290 million.
An inquiry into an offshore lifting incident - that ended up with a piece of kit falling onto the seabed - has been published.
Equinor has discovered 38-100 million barrels of oil equivalent (boe) with its Echino South exploration well in the Norwegian part of the northern North Sea.
Statoil plans to hand Odfjell Drilling a $160million contract for drilling six wells.
Statoil has been given consent by Norway’s offshore watchdog for use of mobile drilling facilities in its Johan Sverdrup, Sigyn and Visund fields.
Norway’s offshore safety watchdog has given Statoil permission to drill an exploration well in the North Sea. Drilling of the Tune Statfjord prospect on production licence 190 is expected to start in November and last about 100 days. Deepsea Atlantic semi-submersible rig, operated by Odfjell Drilling, will be used on the drilling campaign.
An investigation has been launched after a fire on the Deepsea Atlantic rig while it was working on the Johan Sverdrup field.