North Sea

Highlights , Field Development , Emerging Plays , Drilling

E&P: September 2020 International Drilling Activity Highlights

Check out the latest oil and gas drilling activity highlights from around the world featured in the September issue of E&P including plans to drill and test a play offshore the U.K. originally discovered by ConocoPhillips in 1982.

September 16, 2020

Subsea

Well-Safe Solutions Acquires Seadrill Jackup Rig to Bolster Bespoke Decommissioning Fleet

Well-Safe Solutions has acquired the West Epsilon jack-up rig from Seadrill on Sept. 14 sparking another job boost for the company.

September 14, 2020

Subsea

ConocoPhillips Extends Aker Solutions North Sea Deal

Aker Solutions has secured a three-year contract extension to an existing framework agreement on Sept. 11 for work at North Sea fields operated by ConocoPhillips.

September 11, 2020

Field Development

Equinor to Replace Deficient Wells at Norway Oil, Gas Field

Up to three new wells will be drilled at a cost of around 2 billion Norwegian crowns ($222 million), Equinor said.

September 8, 2020

Exploration & Production , Technology

Shell, Prosafe Agree to Defer Shearwater Job for 2021

As part of the agreement, Shell will compensate Prosafe through a fee considering the 10-month mobilization deferment of a U.K. North Sea contract at the Shearwater platform.

September 3, 2020

Seismic

CGG Adds Second Azimuth to Northern Viking Graben Multiclient Survey

CGG has commenced a new multiclient 3D survey in the Northern North Sea, the company said on Aug. 27.

August 27, 2020

Public Capital , Unconventional , Shale Plays

Equinor Halts US Shale Drilling for 2020 Amid Significant Job Cuts

Equinor plans to not drill any new unconventional wells this year in the U.S., where it has acreage in the Bakken and Marcellus shale formations, a spokesman for the Norway-based oil and gas company said.

August 26, 2020

Exploration & Production , Policy & Regulations

Climate Activists Occupy Total Oil Platform in Danish North Sea

A Total spokeswoman said production of around 5,500 boe/d was temporarily halted at the unmanned platform as a safety precaution.

August 18, 2020

Field Development , Drilling

E&P Regional Report: Has the Pandemic Battered Europe’s Upstream Sector?

As oil and gas operators scale back production and spending, exploration and appraisal drilling activity in the region has taken a massive hit.

August 17, 2020

Highlights

E&P: August 2020 International Drilling Activity Highlights

Check out the latest oil and gas drilling activity highlights from around the world featured in the August issue of E&P including Equinor’s discovery of a potentially large oil reservoir offshore Canada’s Flemish Pass plus an Alaska wildcat on the North Slope reported by 88 Energy.

August 5, 2020