Statoil has been given clearance by Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) to employ the West Elara jack-up drilling rig for drilling and well operations on the Valemon field in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea
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Cosco (Dalian) Shipyard has bagged a $170million contract from Talland Navigation for the construction of a jack-up drilling rig based on the LeTourneau Super 116E Class design.
The Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) has given permission to ConocoPhillips for it to employ the jack-up drilling rig Maersk Innovator to drill eight subsea water injection wells on the Ekofisk field in the Norwegian part of the North Sea.
Maersk Drilling has signed a new contract with Centrica worth at least $60million and which fills its available rig capacity in Norway until Q2 2014.
Keppel Offshore & Marine and ConocoPhillips have teamed up to design a jack-up drilling rig capable of working in the harsh, ice-bound marine environment of the Arctic Seas.
Statoil has started drilling its 100million barrels oil equivalent King Lear prospect on Norwegian North Sea block 2/4. According to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, the jack-up drilling rig Maersk Gallant is expected to take about 166 days to drill the 2/4-21 wildcat well approximately 18km (11 miles) north of the Ekofisk field in some 67m of water.
ESCOPETA Oil has fallen foul of the US Jones Act and been fined the equivalent of the value of the jack-up drilling rig Spartan 151 ... about $15million, for using a foreign-flagged vessel to transport the rig from Texas to Alaska's Cook Inlet.
CHEVRON is to begin drilling on its P1 and P2 blocks in the Dutch sector of the North Sea upon arrival of the jack-up drilling rig Noble Byron Welliver.
The Australian government says lessons will be learned by the Montara blow-out that took place late 2009.
AQUATERRA Energy has been awarded a $3million contract from a "large joint-venture petroleum company" (BP and ENI unit IEOC) in Egypt to provide a high-pressure drilling riser for use in development work during 2010 and 2011 in the Mediterranean Sea.
STATOILHYDRO has made a fresh discovery with an exploration well drilled about 35km east of the Gudrun field and some 30km south of the Grane field in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.
THE US Interior Department's Minerals Management Service (MMS) has reported that Hurricane Ike destroyed 49 of the 3,800 offshore oil&gas production platforms in the US Gulf of Mexico.
THE Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has reported that the exploration well drilled by ConocoPhillips Skandinavia on block 2/4 of the Norwegian sector of the North Sea failed to encounter hydrocarbons.