Fugro has been awarded a contract by Indian oil and gas company, ONGC, for the provision of ROV services on board the drillship Sagar Vijay.
Inocean of Norway has developed an Arctic drillship based on its INO-80 concept and has named the new, fully-enclosed and winterised, environmentally-friendly vessel In-Ice.
CNR International (CNRI) has agreed a contract to extend its Aberdeen-led operations offshore the Ivory Coast.
Sevan Drilling has advised that it has been necessary to suspend drilling operations with its new-build Sevan Brasil cylindrical drilling rig.
Shell has filed a lawsuit against Greenpeace in an Amsterdam court to prevent the organisation from protesting the company's drilling operations offshore Alaska in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas.
ExxonMobil has lined up a drilling rig to drill an exploration well offshore Ireland.
Aberdeen drilling firm KCA Deutag has picked up a £3.1million engineering design contract with Norwegian energy giant Statoil for its Brazilian Peregrino project.
Petrobras has begun drilling operations using the Ocean Rig Poseidon drillship on the Nimrod Prospect offshore Namibia in the Orange Basin, southern block 2714A.
Statoil is planning to drill two wells on its massive Johan Sverdrup discovery in the Norwegian North Sea.
Although Noreco has yet to conclude drilling operations on its Eik prospect, exploration well in the Norwegian sector of the Barents Sea, block 7228/1, PL396, preliminary drilling results indicate that the well does not signal commercial hydrocarbons. It targeted resources estimated at 130-310million barrels.
The tiniest spark could still cause a catastrophe on the Elgin platform, a trade union official warned last night.
Etienne Roux has become MD of Reservoir Group's surface logging business, Empirica. His last job was managing Weatherford Drilling Services's formation evaluation, surface logging and drilling operations in Europe, Caspian and Sub Saharan Africa.
Aberdeen-based oil explorer Xcite Energy said today it had made changes to a drilling contract with British American Offshore for work at the Bentley field.
Noble Energy has resumed drilling operations on its Leviathan-1 well offshore Israel in the Eastern Mediterranean Rachel Block after having suspended operations in April 2011 due to technical and operational issues that involved serious casing wear in the wellbore.
With the end of their university programmes on the near-horizon, many engineering students are already seeking employment opportunities in the north-east's thriving offshore oil and gas drilling industries.
OIL and gas firm Valiant Petroleum today announced a disappointing result on the first well on the Zapffe exploration prospect.
NINETEEN mobile rigs are currently drilling 25 wells on the UKCS; four exploration, seven appraisals and 14 development/production, the latter including batch drilling programmes.
FAROE Petroleum said yesterday that drilling operations had started on the Anne Marie prospect off the Faroe Islands.
FALKLAND Oil & Gas (FOGL) has started drilling its first exploration well offshore the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic with the spudding of the Toroa F61/5-1 well on licence PL15. FOGL said it began drilling operations on May 31 on the Toroa well with the Diamond Offshore semi-submersible drilling rig, Ocean Guardian.
Chevron North Sea said yesterday that drilling operations had begun on an exploration well west of Shetland.