Oil and gas exploration company Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas and its partners are planning to spud an exploration well offshore South Africa in the third quarter of this year, using an Island Drilling-owned semi-submersible rig.
Offshore drilling contractor Transocean has secured a contract extension in Norway for the harsh environment semi-submersible Transocean Spitsbergen with the firm part of the backlog worth about $181 million.
Norwegian oil and gas giant Equinor has found no traces of a hydrocarbon reservoir after drilling an exploration well in the North Sea offshore Norway, despite having the potential to be a “play opener.”
Norwegian oil and gas company Aker BP has received a drilling permit from Norwegian authorities for a wildcat well located in the Norwegian Sea. The drilling activities will be carried out by an Odfjell Drilling-owned rig.
Australia’s Western Gas has informed that a Valaris-owned semi-submersible rig is set to be towed to the Sasanof-1 well location offshore Australia in the coming days with drilling operations expected to begin in less than two weeks.
Houston-based Vaalco Energy has brought on stream its second well in the 2021/2022 four-well drilling campaign offshore Gabon and started drilling the third one. The second well has shown strong initial flow rates.
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