Maersk Drilling on June 14 said that CNOOC Petroleum Europe Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of CNOOC Ltd., has exercised a one-well option for the Mærsk Innovator jackup rig to continue drilling infill wells at the Buzzard field on the U.K. Continental Shelf.
The option has an expected duration of approximately 100 days, which means the Mærsk Innovator is now firmly contracted until February 2020.
Mærsk Innovator is a CJ70 ultra-harsh environment jackup rig which was delivered in 2003 and is designed for year-round operations in the North Sea.
Global drilling and engineering contractor KCA Deutag’s land drilling operation has won three new contracts in Russia worth approximately $168 million on July 15.
The contract, valued at $20 million, will see Expro provide its IRS system with associated surface support equipment, to be deployed from Pacific Drilling’s drillship, Pacific Santa Ana.
Appalachia advancements by Halliburton, Schlumberger, Encino Energy and BHGE are setting a good precedent for drilling and completions across U.S. shales.