Repsol to Use Rowan Renaissance Drillship to Place $95 Million Bet Offshore Namibia

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*+-March 12 (Bloomberg) — Repsol SA, Spain’s biggest oil producer, will spend about $95 million drilling its first well offshore from Namibia as the African nation pursues a commercial discovery, the country’s petroleum commissioner said. Repsol, which has a 44 percent interest in offshore license 0010, is operator of Block 1911 where the Welwitschia-1 well […]

Transocean’s Marianas Contracted to Drill Offshore Namibia

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*+-RIO DE JANEIRO -(Dow Jones)- Brazilian oil startup HRT Participacoes em Petroleo SA (HRTP3.BR) said Wednesday that it had hired a semisubmersible drill rig from Transocean Ltd. (RIG, RIGN.VX) to drill prospects off the coast of Namibia, where the company holds stakes in 12 exploration blocks. In a filing with stock regulators, HRT said a final contract would […]

Maersk Drilling Heads Offshore Namibia

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*+-COPENHAGEN (Dow Jones)–Danish industrial conglomerate A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S (MAERSK-B.KO) said Wednesday its oil exploration services unit Maersk Drilling has secured a contract worth $34 million for the use of its Maersk Deliverer semi-submersible drilling rig. Maersk Deliverer is to carry out work offshore Namibia for Enigma Oil & Gas Ltd., a subsidiary of Chariot Oil […]