People , Drilling

Former Pacific Drilling CEO Bernie G. Wolford Joins Diamond Offshore

In his appointment, Bernie G. Wolford Jr. succeeds Marc Edwards, Diamond Offshore’s former chairman, president and CEO who retired from the company following its emergence from Chapter 11 bankruptcy last month.

May 11, 2021

Exploration & Production , Drilling , Digital Oilfield , Logistics

Schlumberger, NOV Team Up to Accelerate Adoption of Automated Drilling Solutions 

Schlumberger and NOV have entered a partnership on May 10 to accelerate automated drilling solutions adoption by oil and gas operators and drilling contractors.

May 11, 2021

Restructurings , Public Capital , Drilling

Diamond Offshore Emerges from Bankruptcy, CEO Marc Edwards Retires

In connection with its emergence from Chapter 11, Diamond Offshore also announced that Marc Edwards has retired as chairman, president and CEO, effective immediately.

April 28, 2021


Seadrill Secures Four-Year Contract for West Saturn Drillship with Equinor

Seadrill Ltd. has secured a four year firm contract for the West Saturn drillship on April 27 with Equinor Brasil Energia Ltda for work on the Bacalhau field in Brazil.

April 28, 2021

People , Drilling

Enteq Upstream Appoints Andrew Law as CEO

Enteq Upstream (Enteq), the oilfield services technology and equipment supplier, has appointed commercial director Andrew Law to CEO, succeeding Enteq founder Martin Perry, on April 19.

April 20, 2021

Exploration & Production , Drilling

E&P Plus: Maximizing Production from Complex Reservoirs

New high-definition NMR LWD technology helps improve well placement in complex clastic and carbonate reservoirs.

April 14, 2021

Exploration & Production , Drilling

E&P Case Study: Solving Wellbore Challenges Offshore

In this case study, Gyrodata explains how a “first-of-its-kind” solid-state gyro-while-drilling system drove efficiency and wellbore placement improvements for an offshore oil and gas operator in the North Sea.

April 8, 2021

Field Development , Drilling

Tullow Oil Commences Multiwell Drilling Campaign Offshore Ghana

Tullow Oil Plc has begun a multiyear, multiwell drilling campaign offshore Ghana on April 6 with the commencement of drilling of the first well at the Jubilee Field yesterday. 

April 6, 2021

Business , Drilling , Acquisitions & Divestitures , Mergers

Noble Corp. to Acquire Houston-based Pacific Drilling in All-stock Merger

The merger between Noble Corp. and Pacific Drilling is a step in the right direction for the deepwater rig industry, say analysts who expect more consolidation in the space.

March 26, 2021

Rig Counts , Shale Plays , Drilling

Oil and Gas Investor Rig Market Trends: A Cautious Rigging Up

After a year of historic lows for drilling activity, rig count is slowly climbing up, indicating an improved activity outlook for 2021. But will it be enough for overstacked drillers?

March 26, 2021