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Maersk secures Shell rig contract

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract by Shell for the deepwater semi-submersible rig Mærsk Developer.

BP contracts KBR for FEED work

KBR Inc. has been awarded pre-front end engineering design and project support services contracts by BP.


Petrobras: oil and natural gas production in July

Petrobras reports that its total oil and natural gas production in July was 2.74 million boe/d, 2.63 million boe/d of which produced in Brazil and 114 000 boe/d produced abroad.

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Aker BP: rig contract to Odfjell Drilling

Aker BP ASA has awarded an agreement to Odfjell Drilling for the lease of the semi-submersible drilling rig Deepsea Stavanger for a period of approximately 9 months, with commencement in February 2018.

Range Resources: acquisition of producing assets in Trinidad

Range has entered into a binding sale and purchase agreement to acquire certain producing assets from a wholly owned subsidiary of Trinity Exploration and Production Plc for a cash consideration of US$4.55 million.

AWE: Waitsia-4 appraisal well reaches total depth

The Waitsia-4 appraisal well reached total depth (TD) of 3744 m measured depth below rotary table (MDRT) at 15:30 hours (3.30 pm) AWST on 10 August 2017 and preparations are now being made to commence a wireline logging programme.

Zion Oil & Gas continues drilling in Israel

Zion Oil & Gas, Inc. continues active drilling operations at its Megiddo-Jezreel #1 well in Israel. The company has reached a depth of approximately 5850 ft (~1785 m) toward a proposed total depth of up to ~15 000 ft.

Comet Ridge: Mahalo Block – Mira field operational update

Comet Ridge Limited has provided an update on the field work presently occurring in and around the Mira production pilot, in the northern central part of the Mahalo Block, approximately 240 km west of Gladstone in central Queensland.