Saturday, September 4, 2021

Talos Files USMCA Dispute Notice Against Mexico Over Zama Field

By Max de Haldevang (Bloomberg) –Talos Energy Inc., the U.S. offshore explorer behind Mexico’s largest oil discovery in years, is taking the first step toward an international dispute after control of...

September 4, 2021
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Thursday, March 10, 2016
Maritime News

U.S., Canada Agree to Oil and Gas Well Emission Cuts

By Justin Sink, Josh Wingrove and Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg) — President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced steps to limit methane emissions from existing oil and...

March 10, 2016
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Oil Bust of 1986 Reminds U.S. Drillers of Price War Risk

The last time that U.S. oil drillers got caught up in a price war orchestrated by Saudi Arabia, it ended badly for the Americans.

November 26, 2014
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014
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China’s Deepwater Drilling Rig Finds Oil Off Vietnam

By John Ruwitch and Nguyen Phuong Linh SHANGHAI/HANOI, July 16 (Reuters) – A Chinese oil rig has finished drilling near the disputed Paracel islands in the South China Sea after...

July 15, 2014
Total Views: 13

Friday, July 11, 2014
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Hat Trick for Transocean Arctic Offshore Norway, More Drilling Planned

Transocean Arctic, a harsh environment semi-submersible on contract to VNG Norge AS via Rig Management Norway has discovered more oil while drilling on the Norwegian continental shelf about 33 kilometers south-west...

July 11, 2014
Total Views: 6

Monday, June 16, 2014
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Deepwater Nautilus Drops Traveling Block [INCIDENT PHOTOS]

On June 9 2014, technicians on board the semi-submersible drilling rig Deepwater Nautilus were troubleshooting an alarm that was preventing the top drive from breaking its connection from the top...

June 16, 2014
Total Views: 47

Monday, June 9, 2014

Rowan is Out of the Woods with Latest Contract While Other Drillers are Scrambling

Rowan Companies’ fourth and final newbuild drillship, the Rowan Relentless, is now covered by a long term charter contract amid a very competitive deepwater drilling market. The contract was awarded...

June 9, 2014
Total Views: 24

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

How a Jack-Up Rig Blowout Occurs

From a drilling safety standpoint, jack-up rigs are inherently more dangerous than floating rigs for two main reasons. First, if the well blows out and catches fire, there’s no way...

July 24, 2013
Total Views: 114

Thursday, July 18, 2013
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Israel’s Deepest Well Targets 1.5 Billion Barrels of Oil

By Shoshanna Solomon (Bloomberg) — The deepest oil well drilled in Israel’s 65-year history may be the most important. Houston’s Noble Energy Inc. will probe 6,500 meters (4 miles) below...

July 18, 2013
Total Views: 1

Tuesday, October 2, 2012
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North Sea Rig Rates May Push Higher as Midwater Market Heats Up

— By Gregory Lewis and Anthony Sibilia, Barron’s Online Is the midwater-rig market poised for a pickup? We think so! Increasing demand for midwater rigs (incremental demand of 13 rigs)...

October 2, 2012
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Monday, July 16, 2012

Tullow Oil Encouters Abnormal Pressure While Drilling Offshore Guyana, Confirms Hydrocarbons

LONDON–U.K.-listed oil explorer Tullow Oil PLC (TLW.LN) said Monday it has decided to abandon a high-pressure oil well it was drilling off the coast of Guyana due to fears it could become...

July 16, 2012
Total Views: 12

Friday, June 15, 2012
Breaking Bottom Hole Assembly

When Rigs Were Made of Wood | The Career of a Senior Tool Pusher

In the days when physical manual work was an every day occurrence – by George Cheyne,  Senior Toolpusher, Stena Carron It was a crisp December morning back in 1978 that I...

June 15, 2012
Total Views: 124

Friday, May 18, 2012

Drilling Off Cuba, and How the Embargo Could be Very Costly for the US

The Scarabeo 9, on contract for Repsol, is currently sitting at, or very close to, “TD” or total depth on the first deepwater well ever drilled off Cuban shores. So...

May 18, 2012
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Tuesday, May 1, 2012
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Transocean and ExxonMobil Begin Drilling at Jansz-Io Offshore Australia

– By ExxonMobil Connection The ExxonMobil Drilling team this month commenced operations on the Jansz-lo driling program for the Gorgon LNG Project off Western Australia. ExxonMobil is the Jansz-Io Work...

May 1, 2012
Total Views: 19

Saturday, April 28, 2012
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In Case of Offshore Oil Drilling in Cuba and the Bahamas

By Doug Helton, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) For the past year, we at NOAA and the U.S. Coast Guard have been studying the possible threats that new offshore oil...

April 28, 2012
Total Views: 8

Thursday, April 5, 2012
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Stena Carron Drillship Wins Contract West of Shetland

Valiant Petroleum announced today that it had entered into a contract to secure a firm rig slot on the Stena Carron drillship to drill the Handcross prospect (Valiant, 90%, operator)...

April 5, 2012
Total Views: 21

Tuesday, March 13, 2012
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Fire Incidents

Alaskan Star Drilling Rig Catches Fire Offshore Brazil

Petrobras announces that on Tuesday (13/03) around 14:30, the drilling rig SS-39 (Alaskan Star), a semi-submersible drilling rig owned by Queiroz Galvao Oleo e Gas S.A caught fire 193 km off the coast of Macae in the Campos Basin.  The...

March 13, 2012
Total Views: 59

Friday, March 2, 2012
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Statoil Introduces New “Cat J” Jackup Rig for Norwegian Continental Shelf [VIDEO]

OSLO (Dow Jones)– Norwegian oil and gas giant Statoil ASA (STO) Friday said it is introducing a new drilling rig concept for mature fields on the Norwegian continental shelf, in...

March 2, 2012
Total Views: 60

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
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Rowan (NYSE:RDC) Reports Increased Rig Utilization and Day Rates

(Dow Jones) Rowan Cos.’s (RDC) fourth-quarter earnings fell 21% as the offshore drilling company reported lower contributions from discontinued operations and higher costs. Rowan, which operates a fleet of high-specification...

February 28, 2012
Total Views: 14

Friday, January 20, 2012
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Shell Wins $970M Offshore Nova Scotia Ultra-Deepwater Exploration Bid, Largest Ever for Eastern Canada

Royal Dutch Shell has won a $970 million bid (NS 11-1) for exploration rights offshore Nova Scota, says the Canada – Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (CNSOPB). This 9-year license covers...

January 20, 2012
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