UK-based upstream player Harbour Energy has restarted development well drilling at its Natuna Sea Block A offshore Indonesia after operations were suspended due to a helicopter accident last week.
Westwood Global Energy reports that as of June 28 there were two appraisal wells active in the UK. Completions to date in 2021 are one appraisal well at 22/26d-3 Glengorm South and two exploration wells at 22/6c-B4Z Bacchus South and 16/2a-6 Tiger Lily.
Transocean’s Deepwater Nautilus semi-submersible unit looks set to keep drilling offshore Myanmar for South Korea’s POSCO after the Swiss-based driller announced a contract extension.
Climate activists that failed in their attempt to stop oil and gas drilling in Norway’s Arctic are taking the case to the European Court of Human Rights.
Santos has started its $235 million Phase 3C infill drilling campaign offshore East Timor in an effort to extend the life of the Bayu-Undan field. If successful, the Santos-led Darwin liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plant in Australia, which is fed by the ageing field, will not need to be shut down while new supplies of gas are developed.
India’s Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) is seeking to buy newly built jack-up drilling rigs as the national oil company (NOC) looks to secure long-term offshore drilling capacity.
The sinking of Velesto Energy’s NAGA (dragon) 7 jack-up rig offshore Malaysia has prompted investment firm CGS-CIMB to upgrade the drilling company as the closed-door investigation into the accident continues.
Thailand’s PTT Exploration & Production (PTTEP) is seeking a moored floating drilling rig for an appraisal drilling campaign off Myanmar.
Malaysia’s Velesto Energy is evaluating potential recovery options for its jack-up drilling rig NAGA (dragon) 7 that sunk off the Malaysian state of Sarawak while working for ConocoPhillips.
Shell is gearing up to drill seven wells off the East Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak after awarding a $17.68 million contract to Velesto Drilling.
Thailand’s PTT Exploration & Production (PTTEP) has struck a significant shallow-water oil and gas discovery in Block SK405B off the Malaysian state of Sarawak.
ConocoPhillips is set to drill up to three wells off the Malaysian state of Sarawak after hiring a jack-up drilling rig from Malaysia’s Velesto Energy.
Australian-listed producer Bass Oil is planning new development drilling at its onshore oilfields in south Sumatra as it seeks to double its output in Indonesia over 2022.
Analysts at IHS Market report that Repsol’s highly anticipated Rencong-1X wildcat in the frontier deep waters of Indonesia’s North Sumatra basin is targeting prospective gas resources of 4 trillion cubic feet (cf).
The Indonesian government forecasts that 616 new development wells will be drilled across the archipelago this year following a strong rebound in global crude prices.
The bloodless military coup in Myanmar has triggered some upstream companies to assess whether they should activate force majeure clauses in their production-sharing contracts (PSCs) with the government.
Seadrill has made a double change to its senior management team with Reid Warriner and Leif Neilson taking up the roles of chief operating officer and chief technology officer respectively.
A trade union boss has warned predictions that 8,000 jobs have been lost in the oil and gas sector due to the latest downturn are likely to be very conservative.
Trade body Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) says its autumn “snapshot” reinforces the case for a North Sea transition deal to ensure the industry can “build back better” from Covid-19.
Ensuring that North Sea exploration drilling gets “back on track” next year will be a key part of efforts to help the industry get back on its feet.
Transocean Deepwater plans to lay off as many as 110 workers after the Houston offshore driller could not secure a new contract for one of its drillships amid low oil prices.
Neptune Energy has announced plans to adopt new cloud based technologies in an effort to improve efficiency and significantly reduce non-productive time.
Equinor has awarded a $290 million (£223m) contract to Odfjell Drilling for work on the 200-million-barrel Breidablikk field in the Norwegian North Sea.
Companies working in Nigeria’s energy sector have called for a faster rate of change from the government.
KCA Deutag is working on a restructuring deal with creditors to wipe off more than £1billion of debt.