Posts Tagged ‘challenger’

Scotia well halted by BOP fault

by on October 25, 2012 3:07 pm BST
Drilling of the well that was started last month by the Greek rig owner’s semi-submersible Leiv Eiriksson was proceeding about three days ahead of schedule until a routine test of the BOP revealed an equipment malfunction, FOGL said in a statement.The British explorer had commissioned an independent examination

Borders & Southern signs seismic deal with PGS

by on October 17, 2012 9:34 am BST
Borders & Southern signs seismic deal with PGSHOUSTON -- Borders & Southern has signed a contract with Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) for the acquisition and processing of a new 3D seismic survey in the South Falkland Basin. The survey, measuring approximately 425 sq mi, will be located in Quad 61 adjacent to the

Shell ‘close’ to securing air permit for Alaska

by on August 31, 2012 9:50 pm BST
The Environmental Protection Agency plans to issue an air permit for Shell's Discoverer drilling rig as soon as this weekend, a source at the bureau told Reuters on Friday.A compliance order the EPA will issue expires in a year and will not waive any of Shell's permit requirements or

Shell's Arctic oil drilling window closing as permits awaited

by Forex Rooton August 15, 2012 2:19 pm BST
Shell's Arctic oil drilling window closing as permits awaitedSelina Williams, Dow Jones NewswiresLONDON - The short window for Royal Dutch Shell PLC to drill exploratory wells off Alaska's Arctic coast is rapidly narrowing as the company still hasn't completed the retrofit of its vital oil spill response vessel or received final