Work has been completed by Norway’s Polarcus on a new 3-D survey over the deepwater Drombeg oil prospect in Frontier Exploration License 2/14 in the deepwater southern Porcupine Basin.
Using the Polarcus Amani survey vessel with a total of ten 8.1 km (5 mile) receivers in a 1,350 m (0.84 mile) wide array, the vessel was able to obtain 4,300 sq km (12,6598 sq miles) of data in 73 days in the frontier Atlantic Margin waters, operator Providence Resources reported.
Preliminary data from the shoot should become available by year-end, although Providence says a final data set will be available from March next year, in time for the closing of a 2015 Atlantic Margin licensing regime in September 2015.
Another regional 2-D survey over the Newgrange prospect in the Goban Spur basin off south-west Ireland is also nearing completion, Providence added.
Turan Drilling, a JV between KCA Deutag and SOCAR AQS, secured the contract for operations and maintenance of seven platform drilling rigs operated by BP in the Caspian Sea, SOCAR AQS head said
Italian oil services group Saipem is looking for partners for its drilling business, while it has ruled out a trade sale, the company's CEO said on April 18.
Halliburton Co. announced the execution of an integrated services contract with Royal Dutch Shell for post-salt development and pre-salt exploration in Brazil’s Campos and Santos Basins on April 17.