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Noble Corporation Sells Five Jack-up Rigs to Shelf Drilling

Oct 06, 2022

Offshore drilling company Noble Corporation has completed the sale of five jack-up drilling rigs,  the Noble Hans Deul, Noble Sam Hartley, Noble Sam Turner, Noble Houston Colbert, and Noble Lloyd Noble, to Shelf Drilling for $375 million.The sale of the five rigs (the Remedy Rigs) was a part of the recently completed business combination with Maersk Drilling. Noble had to sell the five rigs to alleviate competition concerns in the UK…

Valeura Energy Books Jack-up Rig for Wassana Oil Field Drilling

Oct 06, 2022

Valeura Energy, an oil and gas company with assets offshore in the Gulf of Thailand and the Thrace Basin of Turkey, has agreed with Petrovietnam Drilling and Well Service Corporation to charter the PV Drilling I jack-up drilling rig to support its Gulf of Thailand operations in 2023…

Shelf Drilling Wins Contract Extension for Newly Bought Jack-up Rig

Oct 06, 2022

Shelf Drilling, an Oslo-listed offshore drilling services firm, has obtained a two-year contract extension for the Noble Sam Turner jack-up rig, which is a direct continuation of its present contract in Denmark.The contract has been secured by way of a priced option exercise by the customer…

Offshore Drilling Workers Plan Strike in UK

Oct 05, 2022

Labour union Unite Scotland said on Wednesday that more than 300 offshore drilling and contract maintenance workers employed by companies including Maersk and Odfjell have backed a strike action in the UK.The Unite union said the industrial…

Dolphin Drilling Wins $96M Offshore Rig Contract in Nigeria

Oct 05, 2022

Offshore drilling company Dolphin Drilling has secured a 12-month offshore drilling rig contract with Nigeria-based General Hydrocarbons Limited (GHL). The contract is worth $96 million.The contract is for the 1974-built Blackford Dolphin semi-submersible drilling rig…

Lamprell, IMI Load Out Second Newbuild Jack-up Rig

Oct 05, 2022

Offshore energy engineering and construction services firm Lamprell and International Maritime Industries (IMI) on Tuesday announced the completion of the load-out and float-off of the second jackup drilling unit being constructed for IMI.The…

Petronas Taps ADC Energy for Offshore Rig Inspection Services

Oct 04, 2022

Aberdeen-basead ADC Energy has, through its local partner in Malaysia, Onyx, secured a three-year contract to deliver its rig integrity and inspection services to Petronas Carigali, a subsidiary of Petronas.The scope of work ADC Energy will…

Eco Atlantic Starts Operations at Gazania-1 Wildcat Offshore South Africa

Oct 04, 2022

The Island Innovator semi-submersible drilling rig has arrived on Block 2B offshore South Africa, and is set to start operations on the Gazania-1 exploration well.The Gazania-1 exploration well is being drilled in approximately 150 meters of…

Valaris Secures Rig Contract Extensions Worth $95M

Oct 04, 2022

Offshore drilling company Valaris has secured new contracts and contract extensions worth $95 million in total.The contracts were awarded subsequent to the issuing of Valaris' most recent contract awards and fleet status update on September 1…

Equinor Adds One Well to Odfjell Drilling Rig Scope

Oct 03, 2022

Offshore drilling contractor Odfjell Drilling said Friday that the Norwegian energy firm Equinor had exercised a further well for the Deepsea Stavanger offshore drilling rig.The well was added to the rig's scope under the continued optionality…

Offshore Drillers Noble Corporation and Maersk Drilling Complete Merger

Oct 03, 2022

Offshore drilling companies Noble Corporation and Maersk Drilling have completed their merger.The transaction concluded through the completion of Noble’s recommended voluntary public share exchange offer to the shareholders of Maersk Drilling…

Brazil: Shell Books Maersk Drilling Semi-sub

Sep 30, 2022

Danish offshore drilling firm Maersk Drilling has secured a contract with Shell Brasil for the semi-submersible rig Mærsk Developer in the Campos basin offshore Brazil.The offshore drilling rig will drill one exploration well and perform subsea well interventions at the BC-10 field…

Maersk Drilling Secures Work for Maersk Viking Rig in Malaysia

Sep 26, 2022

Maersk Drilling has secured a contract extension with Sarawak Shell Berhad and Sabah Shell Petroleum Co Ltd (SSB/SSPC) for the Maersk Viking drillship in Malaysia. The drillship will also work for PTTEP.Shell's Malaysian subsidiaries have have…

Maersk Drilling Tapped for Danish Drilling

Sep 23, 2022

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract with INEOS E&P A/S drilling two development wells and intervention work offshore Denmark. The contract is for use of the harsh-environment jack-up rig Maersk Resolve. The two development wells will be drilled at the Solsort field…

OMV Targets Velocette Well in 2023

Sep 23, 2022

A rig contract for drilling the OMV-operated Velocette exploration well in the Norwegian Sea has been signed, according to partner in the project North Sea oil and gas company Longboat Energy.The company says that Velocette (PL 1016) will be drilled using the semi-submersible Transocean Norge…

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