Husky Energy has reported that its exploration well drilled on the Searcher Prospect offshore Newfoundland in the southern Jeanne d'Arc Basin has failed to find significant hydrocarbons and is being plugged and abandoned.
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China Oilfield Services Ltd (COSL) has awarded a contract to the Agility Group for the design of a second semi-submersible drilling rig that will be especially suited for operations in the South China Sea.
A rig that became a landmark in the Cromarty Firth over the past four years has upped anchors and sailed - to nearby Invergordon.
The daily cost of hiring a standard semi-submersible drilling rig in the North Sea has shot up to more than £250,000 for the first time since 2008, a north east firm says.
Momentum is building in the Norwegian sector of the Barents Sea with a fresh and potentially commercial condensate discovery and approvals granted for two further exploration wells.
Norway's oil and gas safety authority has launched an investigation into Saipem after a semi-submersible drilling rig started to list in the Barents Sea.
Dolphin Drilling has been awarded a three year contract worth £243 million with BP Exploration for the use of the semi-submersible drilling rig Byford Dolphin.
The operation to stop gas leaking from the Elgin platform in the North Sea is under way.
Offshore giant Total said an "important advancement" had been made in plugging the gas leak at its stricken Elgin platform last night.
Aker Solutions has won a long-term contract that could be worth up to $1.9billion to build and operate an entirely new type of semi-submersible drilling rig that Statoil says will make an "important contribution" to raising recovery rates from existing North Sea oil and gas fields and slashing well intervention costs.
RWE Dea Norge said today it had made a gas discovery in the Norwegian Sea, boosting the commercial prospects of the Zidane field.
His quiet, almost scholastic air hides the fact that Philippe Guys is a man under the most incredible pressure as teams of expert engineers and various "ologists" battle to quell the gas leak that just a couple of weeks or so ago threatened to blow the Elgin production platform apart.
Iona Energy has contracted Diamond Offshore Drilling's semi-submersible drilling rig Ocean Nomad to carry out the drilling of a production well in the UK North Sea Staffa field (being renamed Kells) on block 3/8d.
North Sea independent Fairfield Energy has signed-up Taqa Bratani to help it develop what has been described as one of the biggest recent developments in the North Sea.
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.
The Saipem semi-submersible drilling rig Scarabeo 9 has passed inspection by the US authorities and should have spudded its first (and maiden) exploration well in Cuban waters by the time this edition of Energy appears.
THE CEO of one of the partners in Tudor Rose is confident that the Sedco 704 semi-submersible drilling rig will drill the 1983 North Sea heavy oil discovery this month.
Aberdeen-based international oilfield services company Expro has landed a contract worth more than £3.7million with Hess Australia.
Odfjell Drilling has signed a management agreement for the semi-submersible drilling rig Island Innovator.
FRENCH energy group Total has made a major gas discovery in the Norwegian sector of the Barents Sea on block 7225/3, some 250km north of the coastal town of Melkoya.
IT'S been a fascinating story so far, hasn't it?
LUNDIN has made a significant gas find in the Norwegian sector of the Barents Sea, thanks to its Skalle-1 exploration well.
STATOIL was forced to shut down operations aboard the Deepsea Atlantic semi-submersible drilling rig on February 10, owing to a gas-related incident which forced the crew to muster.
GERMAN energy group RWE Dea has made a significant gas find on the Titan prospect, near the Heidrun and Skarv fields in the Norwegian Sea.
Only luck saved Statoil from a major disaster in the North Sea just one month after the Deepwater Horizon blow-out and sinking in the US Gulf of Mexico.