Seadrill has secured a five-year contract worth $1.18billion with Husky for the new-build harsh environment semi-submersible rig West Mira.
Bad weather has halted a exploration well in Faroese waters by Norwegian oil and gas firm Statoil.
Plans to develop the Cormorant East field in the northern North Sea have been approved by the UK Government.
ExxonMobil plans to drill the huge Dunquin gas/condensate prospect out to the west of Ireland early next year using the Eirik Raude semi-submersible rig owned by Norwegian group Ocean Rig UDW.
ExxonMobil has lined up a drilling rig to drill an exploration well offshore Ireland.
Oil and gas exploration firm Trap Oil said today the central North Sea Orchid well was now being re-drilled as a mechanical sidetrack.
Total said yesterday it had sent another team out to the stricken Elgin platform as part of its preparations to plug the gas leak.
Oil giant Total has revealed details of how it plans to bring a major gas leak on board its Elgin platform under control.
Maersk Drilling has won a £488million contract with BP for a deep water rig.
OIL and gas firm Valiant Petroleum said today drilling had started on the high impact Zapffe prospect in the Norwegian Barents Sea.
Tullow Oil's west African subsidiary has picked Norwegian drilling contractor Seadrill for a one-year contract for operations offshore Ghana starting from April 2012.
WITH one exploration well about to start, another in progress and an extensive seismic survey about to kick off, activity in the Norwegian sector of the Barents Sea is hotting up.
GAZPROM has made a major new gas find offshore Sakhalin Island in the Russian Far East.
THE sixth generation H-6e class semi-submersible rig, Aker Spitsbergen, is complete and has finally gone on contract with Statoil, initially to work the Halten Nordland sector of the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
ANADARKO Petroleum has made what is says is a major discovery with its Lucius exploration well drilled in the ultra-deepwater sector of the US Gulf of Mexico in Keathley Canyon Block 875.
GRENLAND Group of Norway has signed a $7.7million contract with a unit of China Offshore Services Limited (COSL) for project-related work on a semi-submersible rig under construction at the Yantai Raffles yard in China.
BRAZILIAN state operator Petrobras expects to spend about $300million on exploring its Turkish Black Sea concessions over the next two years, according to the company's international director, Jorge Zelada.
BRAZIL'S Petrobras has booked 22 years' worth of work with Transocean that will soak up four of the US group's rigs and bring in revenues estimated at some $3billion. And it has won a further $1billion of work in the US Gulf of Mexico. Rigs to go on long-term hire to Petrobras are the Sedco 707, Sedco 710, Deepwater Navigator and Transocean Driller.