drilling operations

Oil & Gas

Barents well disappoints

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.

Oil & Gas

Roux heads Empirica

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.

Oil & Gas

Noble returns to Leviathan 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.


Students sample a career on the rigs

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 & Gas

FOGL spuds first ever East Falkland Basin well

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.