Exploration & Production , Drilling

Beach Energy Inks Rig Contract with Diamond Offshore

The agreement provides for the drilling of up to nine wells (six firm and three options), with drilling operations expected to commence between December 2020 and March 2021.

August 17, 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

People , Crude Oil , Shale Plays , Drilling , Midstream

Waterborne Crude: Setting a New Benchmark

The Harold Hamm-led American Gulfcoast Select is the first new crude benchmark since 2010, designed to more accurately price U.S. liquids being exported by tanker. Will it provide the value uplift as hoped?

August 14, 2020

Exploration & Production , Health, Safety & Environment , Emissions , Drilling

Flaring Solutions: Staying Focused

Despite ongoing headwinds facing the battered oil and gas industry, reducing emissions remains a goal.

August 13, 2020

Exploration & Production , Drilling

E&P Drilling: 3D Inversion of Ultradeep Electromagnetic Data

A 3D inversion of ultradeep EM data provides a useful tool for identifying a change in resistivity all around the borehole.

August 11, 2020

Unconventional , Drilling

Empire Taps Schlumberger to Help Unlock Potential Northern Territory Shale Resources

Plans are for Schlumberger Land Rig 183 to drill to a depth of about 2,900 m, allowing Empire to evaluate the targeted Velkerri Shale and Kyalla Shale, the company said in a news release.

August 11, 2020

People , Drilling

Borr Drilling Appoints Patrick Schorn as CEO

Borr Drilling Ltd. has appointed Patrick Schorn as its new CEO, effective September 8, 2020.  Schorn will succeed Svend Anton Maier who will remain with the company as special advisor to the CEO.

August 10, 2020

People , Drilling

Scientific Drilling Names Pamela S. Pierce as CEO, President

Scientific Drilling International (SDI) has named Pamela S. Pierce as CEO and president effective July 31, 2020, a position she has held on an interim basis since May 2020.

August 7, 2020

Exploration & Production , Drilling

E&P Exploration: Planning the Most Productive Well Path

A computational approach to well trajectory planning promises significant time savings for determining an optimal well that also satisfies drilling constraints.

August 6, 2020

Drilling , Completions

Halliburton Introduces Cerebro Force Drill Bit Sensor

In-bit sensors deliver performance measurements to maximize drilling efficiency and lower well construction costs.

August 5, 2020