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GeoPetro Resources Announces Third Rig Tendered for Bengara-II Drilling Program, Indonesia
Indonesia >> 7/24/2007 - GeoPetro Resources Company announced that its 12% owned subsidiary Continental-GeoPetro (Bengara-II) Ltd. ("CGB2") has called for tenders for a third drilling rig to provide turn-key, integrated drill...
The First Egyptian Chinese Plant to Manufacture Oil Rigs in Suez
Egypt >> 5/30/2007 - Eng. Sameh Fahmi, Minister of Petroleum announced the beginning of implementing the first plant for manufacturing onshore oil rigs in Egypt and the Middle East with a joint Egyptian – Chinese investme...
CROSCO and Gulfsands extend Syrian drilling contract
Syria >> 5/21/2007 - CROSCO Integrated Drilling & Well Services Co., Ltd. and Gulfsands Petroleum PLC have extended an existing drilling services contract by one well. The new 2,500 meter well is expected to take 45 days ...
Ophir Signs Series of Deepwater Rig Share Agreements
Guinea >> 5/14/2007 - Ophir Energy Company Limited announced its commitment to a multi-well high impact drilling programme, following the signature of a series of Deepwater Rig Share Agreements. These agreements, totalling...
Tethys Oil to Commence Re-entry Well in Oman
Oman >> 3/26/2007 - Dalma Land Rig 3 will be mobilized from Block 44, located about 90 kilometres away from Block 15. The mobilization and the rig up of the 115 rig loads and 11 camp loads are expected to take 8 – 10 day...
CROSCO Provides Drilling Services for Gulfsands Petroleum in Syria
Syria >> 3/22/2007 - CROSCO Integrated Drilling & Well Services Co., Ltd. announced the recent commencement of drilling services for Gulfsands Petroleum PLC in Syria. Drilling services are being provided with CROSCO's 200...
Tethys Oil Contracts Drilling Rig For Omani Re-Entry Well
Oman >> 3/5/2007 - Tethys Oil AB through its wholly owned subsidiary Tethys Oil Oman Limited has signed a Deed of Assignment for a drilling rig, with Thai oil company PTTEP Oman Company Limited. Under the contract, Teth...
Arsenal secures drilling rig for Egyptian program
Egypt >> 2/5/2007 - Arsenal Energy Inc. announce that it, along with partners, has finalized a contract for a drilling rig (ECDC #2) that is scheduled to commence drilling operations on Arsenal’s 5.625 million acre Nuqra...
Gulfsands Petroleum Updates Operations in Syria
Syria >> 1/31/2007 - Gulfsands Petroleum plc announce has executed a formal contract for a drilling rig to be used for drilling the next exploration well on Block 26, Syria in February 2007.

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Sky Petroleum Provides Mubarek Well Drilling Update
United Arab Emirates >> 1/9/2007 - Sky Petroleum was advised on January 4, 2007 by Crescent Petroleum Company International Limited, the operator of the Mubarak Field, that the jackup rig under contract to drill the second obligation w...
Establishing the First Egyptian - Chinese Company for Manufacturing Oil Rigs
Egypt >> 12/26/2006 - Eng. Sameh Fahmi, Minister of Petroleum and the Chinese Ambassador to Cairo witnessed the signature of a contract for the establishment of the first Egyptian - Chinese company to manufacture onshore o...
Tethys Provides Oman Operational Update
Oman >> 12/18/2006 - Tethys oil has conducted a tender for drilling rigs and is currently negotiating with rig contractors for suitable rigs to re-enter the Jebel Aswad and Wadi Saylah wells. In parallel contracting for a...
Abbot wins US$ 360 million contracts in North and West Africa
Algeria >> 12/15/2006 - Abbot Group plc announces that its operating subsidiary, KCA DEUTAG, has been awarded contracts worth more than US$360 million in North and West Africa, including its 350 feet rated jack-up rig Neptun...
Contract on Construction of Jackets for SP Phase 12 Signed
Iran >> 12/11/2006 - A contract on construction of jackets for phase 12 at South Pars gas field, southern Iran, was signed on Saturday. Calling for an investment worth $62.9 million, the contract was inked by Petropars an...
Saha–1 Exploration Well Drilling Ahead
Niger >> 11/20/2006 - The Saha–1 exploration well is drilling ahead with a newly constructed, deep-drilling rig supplied by Great Wall Drilling Corporation of China. Rig GW-131 carries a 1600 HP draw works and a new, US-su...
Gulf Drilling Awards Transportation Contract to Fairmount
Qatar >> 10/31/2006 - Qatar-based Gulf Drilling International Limited has awarded a contract for the transportation of jackup drilling rig Al-Khor to Fairmount Marine. Using Fukada-owned semi-submersible barge Ocean Orc (1...
AMP-2 Deck Float-Over Operation Successfully Completed
Nigeria >> 10/18/2006 - After a swift voyage from Pasir Gudang, Malaysia to the Amenan field offshore Nigeria with an average speed of more than 10 knots, Fairmount's supertug Fairmount Glacier and Fairmount Fjell arrived on...
TransGlobe Commences Drilling 3 Egyptian Wells in 1Q 2007
Egypt >> 10/4/2006 - Nuqra Block 1, Egypt (50% working interest, Operator):TransGlobe Energy Corporation announced that Two firm wells (Narmer #1 and Set #1) and one optional well have been approved by the joint venture p...
Bennevis Wins 2 years Contract for Work in Egypt
Egypt >> 10/3/2006 - Atlantic Oilfield Services announced that the current marketing and management contract with Gulf Petroleum Investment (GPI) for the jack-up drilling rig Bennevis will continue another 2 years. GPI ha...
Hardman Provides Mauritania Drilling Update
Mauritania >> 10/3/2006 - Hardman Resources Limited announced that the Atwood Hunter drilling rig has completed plug and abandonment of the Flamant -1 well in Block 8 and was released on Monday 2nd October to the Block 7 Joint...

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