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Drilling & Completion News

  1. NPD, PSA approve two Barents Sea wells, Jette decommissioning

    The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate and Petroleum Safety Authority have issued various permits for exploration drilling and facilities removal on the Norwegian shelf.

  2. Industry easing the brakes on new production facilities, report finds

    Westwood’s latest World Oilfield Equipment Market Forecast sees further improvements in offshore E&P activity between now and 2022.

  3. Larger finds needed to sustain Norwegian production, report claims

    The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate’s 2018 Resource Report for Exploration says new and larger discoveries are needed to sustain production offshore Norway at current levels after the mid-2020s.

  4. HydraWell to support Chevron UK’s P&A program

    Chevron North Sea has awarded HydraWell a three-year contract to provide equipment and personnel for P&A operations on the UK continental shelf.

  5. Lukoil starts up third well at Filanovsky Phase 2 in the Caspian Sea

    Lukoil has completed construction and commissioning of the third well for the second development phase of the Vladimir Filanovsky field in the Russian sector of the Caspian Sea.

  6. Rig measurement system improves kick detection

    GEOLOG has introduced a rig measurement system to assist offshore well control.

  7. VAALCO Energy working on electrical submersible pump upgrade for offshore Gabon well

    VAALCO Energy has completed workover operations on the Avouma 2H well offshore Gabon and replacement of the electrical submersible pump system.

  8. ExxonMobil makes eighth oil discovery offshore Guyana

    ExxonMobil and its partners have achieved an eighth deepwater oil discovery in the Stabroek block offshore Guyana.

  9. A/S Norske Shell to drill Norwegian Sea wildcat

    A/S Norske Shell has clearance from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate to drill an exploration well in the Norwegian Sea.

  10. Equinor awards largest-ever drilling, well services contract

    Equinor has awarded new four-year service contracts to Baker Hughes Norge, Halliburton, and Schlumberger Norge for integrated drilling and well services offshore Norway.

  11. Borr’s jackup strategy paying off, analyst claims

    Borr Drilling would be the contractor with the world’s largest and youngest jackup fleet if all rigs over 35 years of age were retired in the short term, according to Rystad Energy.

  12. SOCO secures two jackups for offshore Vietnam wells

    SOCO International expects the Japan Drilling Co. jackup Hakuryu-II to arrive soon at the CNV field wellhead platform in block 9-2 off southern Vietnam.

  13. Repsol finds oil offshore Gabon

    Repsol and partner Woodside have discovered oil in the Ivela-1 exploration well in the Luna Muetse (E13) block offshore Gabon, according to Spectrum Geo.

  14. Rail track welding technique adapted for P&A

    Spirit Energy has successfully tested a new decommissioning technology that could cut the cost of P&A’ing offshore wells.

  15. Grey Matters trio devise solutions for P&A

    Six fledgling businesses have been formed in Scotland following the ‘Grey Matters’ program established by Elevator and Scottish Enterprise.

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