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Offshore drilling merger raises competition concerns in UK 22 April 2022

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has found that the merger of Noble Corporation and Maersk Drilling could increase operating costs for oil and gas producers in the UK North Sea. In February, the CMA opened an investigation into the approximately £2.6 billion anticipated merger between the companies....

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Shell contractor fined for environmental and maritime offences during 2012 Arctic drilling campaign 11 December 2014

Noble Drilling has been charged with environmental and maritime crimes for operating the drill ship Noble Discoverer and the drilling unit Kulluk in violation of federal law in Alaska in 2012, the US Department of Justice announced on December 8. Noble was contracted by Shell to operate the vessels as part of the oil major’s 2012 Arctic drilling campaign....

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Shell Arctic drilling programme in doubt because of need for rig repairs 19 February 2013

Shell has said its Arctic drilling campaign this summer is in the balance because of problems with the two drillships involved in the project. The Kulluk drilling rig went aground off Alaska on New Year’s Eve and was battered by storms for several days before it could be towed off, and there have also been issues with its second drillship, the Noble Discoverer....

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Noble strikes oil at Santiago 06 June 2011

US operator Noble Energy made a discovery at the Santiago exploration prospect in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, its third find in the Galapagos project....

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Noble sues Marathon 09 May 2011

Noble is suing Marathon Oil over its cancellation of a four-year, US$752 million contract for a rig in the Gulf of Mexico. Marathon cancelled the contract for the Jim Day in January, saying Noble failed to meet the criteria needed for Marathon to receive the newbuild deepwater rig by its December 31 deadline last year....