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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
Wednesday, 23 March 2016 11:33

GustoMSC releases NG-3500X jackup design

The NG-3500X is the latest design in GustoMSC’s series of self-propelled jack-up designs – the NG series. Based on the…
Bourbon has taken delivery of the Bourbon Arctic from the Vard Brattvåg shipyard (Norway) and completed her first anchor handling…
Tuesday, 15 March 2016 04:27

Songa refinances as delays bite

Songa Offshore is looking to raise US$150 million in cash to help it deliver the fourth and final Cat D…
Published in OE Daily: 2016 / March
The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Wintershall a drilling permit for wildcat well 35/8-6 S, in block 35/8 of…
Published in OE Press: 2016 / March
Monday, 14 March 2016 14:19

West Epsilon to P&A on Huldra

The Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) Norway has given Statoil consent to use the West Epsilon jackup drilling facility for permanent…
Wednesday, 09 March 2016 07:12

Weatherford rig integration

In this video, Weatherford illustrates that upgrading a rig with the right integrated solution can result in a safer, more…
Published in OE Media
Tuesday, 08 March 2016 03:37

Transocean delays five newbuilds to 2020

Global offshore drilling giant Transocean has set back the delivery date for five new jackup rigs by nearly four years. …
Published in OE Daily: 2016 / March
Friday, 04 March 2016 10:13

Geoquip Marine releases new rig

Geoquip Marine, a geotechnical engineering and offshore drilling company, will unveil its new GMTR150 rig at Oceanology International in London.…