Roughneck Injured Aboard Transocean Barents Drilling Rig

Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority has launched an investigation into an incident on board the Transocean Barents semi-submersible drilling rig on 4 March when they say a roughneck suffered crush injuries. "The injured drill floor worker was on the monkey board, about 10-12 metres in the derrick, at the time of the accident. He has been flown to Ă…lesund Hospital in western … [Read more...]

Ocean Vanguard Spuds in at Johan Sverdrup as Det Norske Strikes Out in the Barents

Under contract by Statoil since 2013, Diamond Offshore's Ocean Vanguard semi-submersible drilling rig has commenced drilling an appraisal well today at PL265 located on the Johan Sverdrup discovery. Lundin Petroleum, a JV parter at PL265 notes their main objective for this well is to "investigate the Jurassic presence, reservoir thickness, quality and distribution on the … [Read more...]