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Friday, 22 April 2016 15:21

Cross Group wins Trinidad gig

The Cross Group has won a contract to assist in pulling five flexible flowlines and an umbilical, with a maximum…
Tuesday, 19 April 2016 17:07

Transocean delays 2 UDW drillships

Transocean, has opted to delay delivery, and final payments, on two dynamically positioned ultra-deepwater (UDW) drillships currently under construction at…
Published in OE Press: 2016 / April
Tuesday, 19 April 2016 03:51

Paragon inks extensions, drops dayrates

Offshore drilling firm Paragon Offshore has picked up two contract extensions, having reduced day rates. In the Middle East, a…
Published in OE Press: 2016 / April
Monday, 18 April 2016 10:12

RS completes survey of MODU pair

The repair of the Polyarnaya Zvezda and Severnoye Siyaniye, sixth generation semisubmersible mobile offshore drilling units (MODU), have been completed under…
Published in OE Press: 2016 / April
Friday, 15 April 2016 03:44

Sevan rig deferred again

Sevan Drilling and Cosco have agreed to defer delivery of the new-build Sevan Developer cylindrical drilling rig for another six…
Published in OE Press: 2016 / April
Thursday, 14 April 2016 11:37

Statoil to drill Norwegian wildcat

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Statoil a drilling permit for wells 30/11-12 S and 30/11-12 A in production…
Tuesday, 12 April 2016 03:40

Songa's Cat D starts work on Skuld

The third of four new Cat D rigs being built to work for Statoil by drilling contractor Songa Offshore has…
Published in OE Press: 2016 / April
Thursday, 07 April 2016 13:29

Statoil to use Stena Don for Fram

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has given Statoil consent to use the Stena Don mobile drilling facility for drilling and…
The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has given Wintershall consent to use the mobile drilling facilities Island Frontier and Island Wellserver…
Thursday, 07 April 2016 11:21

Rig count falls 33% year-on-year

Offshore rig count for March 2016 declined 33.4% when compared to March 2015, and 5% compared to February 2016. Image…
Published in OE Daily: 2016 / April
Wednesday, 06 April 2016 11:50

Wärtsilä wins vessel design contract

Wärtsilä has been awarded the contract to provide the design for a new jackup lift vessel. The contract was signed…
Monday, 04 April 2016 10:35

Byron spuds first SM 71 well

Byron Energy spudded the South Marsh Island 71 #1 (SM 71 #1) well located in South Marsh Island Block 71…
Published in OE Press: 2016 / April
Frigstad Kristiansand, the second ultra-deepwater semisubmersible drilling rig build by CIMC Raffles for Frigstad, completed mating in Yantai Shipyard, China,…
Published in OE Press: 2016 / March
Wednesday, 30 March 2016 03:40

Petrobras cuts rig, reduces rates on second

Petrobras has agreed an early terminatation on its contract for Sevan Drilling's cylindrical drilling rig, the Sevan Driller. The two…
Published in OE Press: 2016 / March
Sunday, 27 March 2016 23:16

Keppel FELS delivers Cantarell jackups

Keppel FELS has delivered two jackup rigs to Mexico's Grupo R. Built to Keppel's proprietary KFELS B Class design, the…
Published in OE Press: 2016 / March