Belayim Petroleum Company (Petrobel), a joint venture of Eni and Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC), awarded Shelf Drilling a one-year contract for the Trident 16 jack-up drilling rig. The rig will be deployed for operations in the Gulf of Suez, offshore Egypt. The start of operations is planned for the first quarter of 2019.

The Trident 16 jack-up drilling rig was built in 1982 and was last upgraded in 2012. Shelf Drilling has rig operations across Middle East, Southeast Asia, India, West Africa and the Mediterranean.

Exploration and production in Mediterranean and West Africa, deepwater operations, cost efficiency and performance optimization will be discussed at the Exploration and Production Offshore Congress Hub in Thessaloniki, Greece on 16-17 September.



ADES International has signed a new lease for its offshore jack-up rig Admarine IV in Egypt.

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Ophir’s exploration license expired in December 2018, and the Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea confirmed that the company...

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BP and ExxonMobil signed an agreement with Sonangol in order to develop the Platina field in deepwater Block 18, offshore Angola. Besides, the companies...

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Eni, an Italian oil company, has made a new oil discovery in Angola. The production capacity might be 5,000 barrels per day in perspective. Eni plans to continue...

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Eni SPA starts production of a new well VAN-102 in Vandumbu field offshore Angola. The field is located in the West Hub of Block 15/06, about 350 km northwest of Luanda and 130 km...

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