Wednesday, July 28, 2021
STENA DRILLMAX
Offshore

ExxonMobil Makes Significant New Oil Discovery Off Guyana

ExxonMobil has announced a significant new oil discovery offshore Guyana, adding to its growing list of successful exploration campaign off the South American nation. The discovery was made at Whiptail...

1 hour ago
Total Views: 154

Tuesday, July 27, 2021
offshore oil rig
Offshore

Senators Introduce Bill to Ban Offshore Drilling Off Florida Coasts

United States Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Rick Scott (R-FL) have introduced legislation to make permanent a federal ban on oil and gas drilling off Florida’s coasts. The current offshore...

19 hours ago
Total Views: 1032

Friday, June 18, 2021
deepwater asgard
Offshore

U.S. Safety Agency Blames Deepwater Drillship Accident on Decision to Ride Out Hurricane

The U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has released findings from its investigation into a serious weather-related accident on board the Transocean drillship Deepwater Asgard last fall. The...

June 18, 2021
Total Views: 11007

Tuesday, June 15, 2021
President Biden
Offshore

Judge Orders Offshore Drilling Leasing to Resume in Setback for Biden

By Nichola Groom June 15 (Reuters) – A federal judge in Louisiana on Tuesday blocked the Biden administration’s pause on oil and gas leasing on public lands and waters, dealing...

June 15, 2021
Total Views: 3291

Thursday, March 25, 2021
offshore drillship
Offshore

Offshore Drillers Noble and Pacific Drilling to Merge in All-Stock Deal

Offshore drilling contractors Noble Corporation and Pacific Drilling will combine in an all-stock transaction that will see Noble will acquire Pacific Drilling. A definitive merger agreement was unanimously approved by...

March 25, 2021
Total Views: 3172

Thursday, March 11, 2021
Offshore

Equinor Announces New Oil Discovery in Barents Sea Near Johan Castberg Field

Norwegian energy company Equinor has announced a new oil discovery at a well near the Johan Castberg field in the Barents Sea. Equinor and its partners Vår Energi and Petoro...

March 11, 2021
Total Views: 1499

Thursday, January 21, 2021
Offshore

Norway to Award Arctic Drilling Permits in Q2, Minister Says

OSLO, Jan 21 (Reuters) – Norway is proceeding with plans to award oil and gas exploration permits in frontier regions of the Arctic later this year, Oil and Energy Minister...

January 21, 2021
Total Views: 1165

Monday, November 2, 2020
drillship
Offshore

Pacific Drilling Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

NYSE-listed offshore drilling contractor Pacific Drilling has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in an effort to restructure $1.1 billion in bond debt. It’s the second time in three years the...

November 2, 2020
Total Views: 671

Sunday, September 27, 2020
offshore oil rig
Maritime News

Trump Extends Drilling Ban Off North Carolina, Virginia Until 2032

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Sept 25 (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he had extended a ban until 2032 on oil drilling off the coast of North Carolina...

September 27, 2020
Total Views: 27

Thursday, August 20, 2020
samsung-heavy-drillship-construction
Offshore

Offshore Drilling Is ‘Structurally Damaged’ And Help Is Not Coming

(Bloomberg) – President Donald Trump helped to clinch an unprecedented deal among the world’s largest crude producers, but the pact hasn’t stopped America’s oil industry from bleeding. “Offshore drilling is structurally...

August 20, 2020
Total Views: 139

Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Investigation of a methane leak in the North SeaUntersuchung eines Methan-Lecks in der Nordsee
Environment

Greenpeace Finds North Sea Gas Leak Caused By Offshore Blow-out

Activists on board the Greenpeace ship Esperanza have discovered a large methane leak located in the British exclusive economic zone in the North Sea. Using a Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle,...

August 18, 2020
Total Views: 42

Friday, July 3, 2020
Maritime News

Total Sends Oil Rig to South Africa for Rare Frontier Drilling

By Paul Burkhardt (Bloomberg) –Total SA has deployed a rig to South Africa to look for more oil near a massive discovery, in a rare example of exploration in a...

July 3, 2020
Total Views: 146

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
offshore drillship
Offshore

Offshore Drillers Face New Round of Bankruptcies

By Liz Hampton and Nerijus Adomaitis DENVER/OSLO, June 24 (Reuters) – The companies that operate offshore drilling rigs for major oil producers face a second wave of bankruptcies in four...

June 24, 2020
Total Views: 75

Thursday, May 14, 2020
Blog

VIDEO: How Offshore Oil Rigs Work

  Without a doubt, the highest quality, most interesting, maritime and offshore videos of today are produced by Wendover Productions. Seriously, Go subscribe to their channel now and hit that...

May 14, 2020
Total Views: 209

Thursday, November 28, 2019
drillship Yavuz
Offshore

Turkey Signs Maritime Boundaries Deal With Libya

by Daren Butler (Reuters) – Libya’s internationally recognized government and Turkey have signed an agreement on maritime boundaries in the Mediterranean Sea that could complicate Ankara’s disputes over energy exploration...

November 28, 2019
Total Views: 8

Thursday, October 3, 2019
Transocean Spitsbergen
Environment

Transocean Semi-Submersible is First to Use Battery Power for Drilling Operations

Deepwater drilling contractor Transocean says it has deployed that world’s first hybrid battery system on floating drilling rig to supplement power needs during drilling operations. They hybrid energy storage system...

October 3, 2019
Total Views: 56

Friday, July 19, 2019
west gemini drillship
Maritime News

Seadrill’s West Gemini Awarded Contract in West Africa

Offshore drilling contractor Seadrill has announced a contract award from an undisclosed customer for its ultra-deepwater drillship West Gemini in West Africa. The nine-well contract includes three options, each for...

July 19, 2019
Total Views: 36

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
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Maritime News

Shell Plans South Africa Oil Expansion With Second Deal

By Paul Burkhardt (Bloomberg) — Royal Dutch Shell Plc is planning to acquire an oil-block stake in a second deal in South Africa’s relatively unexplored waters, months after a major...

May 29, 2019
Total Views: 21

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
deepwater horizon blowout
Offshore

Trump Said to Ease Drilling Rules Sparked by 2010 Gulf Oil Spill

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg) — The Trump administration is poised to relax offshore drilling requirements imposed in response to the Deepwater Horizon disaster that killed 11 people in 2010 and unleashed...

May 1, 2019
Total Views: 44

Thursday, February 21, 2019
maersk drilling rig
Offshore

Trump’s Atlantic Oil Effort Runs Aground In South Carolina

by Carlyann Edwards (Bloomberg) More than half the registered voters in Republican-controlled South Carolina supported Donald Trump in a poll last month, but there’s at least one area where state...

February 21, 2019
Total Views: 14