Drilling Rigs News


Vela Drillship Starts Beacon Offshore Contract in U.S. GoM

Feb 06, 2023

Offshore drilling firm Diamond Offshore has informed that the Vela drillship has started its contract with Beacon Offshore.'After recently completing operations for Woodside Energy, the Diamond Offshore-managed, Aquadrill-owned 7th Generation ultra-deepwater drillship Vela has now commenced a new contract in support of Beacon Offshore Energy’s 2023 development plans in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico,' Diamond Offshore said in a social media post…

Canada's CNLOPB Licenses Equinor's Significant Offshore Oil Discovery

Feb 03, 2023

A Canadian offshore oil regulator said on Friday that it has licensed a significant discovery by Equinor near the country's Atlantic coast. Global oil companies are pumping billions of dollars into offshore drilling because they can turn profits at lower prices than some onshore production…

Stena Drilling Wins Contract for 1983-built Offshore Rig

Feb 03, 2023

Offshore drilling company Stena Drilling said Friday it had signed a drilling contract with the oil and gas company Ithaca Energy in the UK.The contract is for Stena Drilling's Stena Spey midwater semi-submersible drilling rig.Under the contract with Ithaca Energy…

Echandia to Supply Energy Storage System for Jack-up Rig in Middle East

Feb 03, 2023

Swedish company Echandia said on Friday that it had received an initial order for battery systems that will help a jack-up drilling rig in the Middle East reduce emissions and use energy more efficiently.According to the company, hybridization…

OMV Spuds Eirik Well in North Sea Offshore Norway

Feb 03, 2023

Austrian company OMV said Friday that drilling of the Eirik exploration well in the Norwegian section of the North Sea had begun.As the owner of the production license (PL) 817 where the well is located, OMV is using the semi-submersible drilling rig Deepsea Yantai…

Roc Oil Books Velesto Jack-up Rig

Feb 02, 2023

Malaysian offshore drilling contractor Velesto Drilling has received a letter of award from Rock Oil for the provision of jack-up drilling services. The contract is for Velesto's jack-up drilling rig NAGA 2. The contract is worth $14 million…

Transocean's Backlog Boosted by $392M Ultra-deepwater Drillship Deal

Feb 01, 2023

Offshore drilling contractor Transocean said Tuesday it had secured a long-term deal for one of its ultra-deepwater drillships.The contract, awarded by 'a national oil company' for work offshore Brazil, is for the ultra-deepwater drillship, Dhirubhai Deepwater KG2…

Offshore Drilling Rig Completes Recertification, Ready for Nigeria Contract

Jan 30, 2023

Offshore drilling firm Dolphin Drilling said Monday that its offshore drilling rig Blackford Dolphin had completed a five-year recertification and 'is soon ready' to start its 12-month drilling contract with General Hydrocarbons Limited.The…

Busy Year Ahead for Offshore Drilling Rigs: Global Marketed Utilization to Average 95%, Dayrates Grow

Jan 26, 2023

Rig activity stood out in several regions in 2022, and there is no reason to expect anything different in 2023, Westwood Energy's Terry Childs writes.In 2022, offshore rig activity for both jack-ups and floating rigs was robust in several key regions of the world…

Hess Tops Wall St Profit Forecasts, Discovers More Oil Offshore Guyana

Jan 25, 2023

Energy producer Hess Corp. on Wednesday beat Wall Street estimates for fourth-quarter profit on higher crude prices, and said it had found more oil offshore Guyana.Western sanctions against major energy producer Russia and the decision of producer…

Noble Corp. Jack-up Rig Sets Off for Danish North Sea Field for Carbon Storage Pilot

Jan 20, 2023

The Noble Resolve, a jack-up rig owned by Noble Corporation, has departed the Danish port of Esbjerg and is headed for the Nini West Field in the Danish North Sea. Even though the rig is typically employed in offshore oil and gas drilling, this particular job will be different…

Borr's Jack-up Rig "Ran" to Drill Two Offshore Wells in Latin America

Jan 20, 2023

Shallow water drilling contractor Borr Drilling said Friday its jack-up drilling rig 'Ran' had secured a Letter of Award from an unnamed client for work in Latin America.The award will cover drilling two offshore wells, with an estimated duration…

Equinor Makes Norway's First Offshore Discovery of 2023

Jan 18, 2023

The Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor Energi AS, operator of the production license 1128 offshore Norway, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 6605/1-2 S and appraisal well 6605/1-2 A and made a gas discovery, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate said Wednesday…

Ecochlor to Install EcoOne Container Unit on Island Drilling's Offshore Rig

Jan 16, 2023

Norwegian offshore drilling contractor Island Drilling has contracted Ecochlor to install their new EcoOne Container Unit on board the Island Innovator semi-submersible rig.Vidar Vik, Technical Section Leader at Island Drilling, said: 'Our research…

Shell Books Stena Forth Drillship for Exploration Project Offshore Egypt

Jan 16, 2023

Offshore drilling company Stena Drilling has signed a contract with Shell for the use of the Stena Forth drillship in Egypt.The contract was signed with Shell's subsidiaries, BG Delta Limited and BG International Limited.The Stena Forth is expected to start operating for Shell in 2023…

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