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VIDEO: Offshore Drilling Firm Velesto Orders Chela Cranes from NOV

Nov 04, 2021

Velesto Drilling, a Malaysia-based offshore drilling company, has ordered two Chela cranes from NOV's Gusto MSC, to be installed on a jack-up drilling rig.NOV said that the deal marked the first two orders for the 'new and cost-competitive version' of the Crane - the Chela Twins…

Transocean Posts 3Q Loss. Says Market Conditions, Dayrates Improving

Nov 02, 2021

Offshore drilling company Transocean on Tuesday posted a third-quarter loss, but the CEO Jeremy Tighpen praised fleet performance, improving market conditions, and rising dayrates.Swiss-based drilling contractor posted a third-quarter net loss of $130 million…

Two-year Charter: ExxonMobil Hires Valaris Drillship for Angola Drilling

Oct 27, 2021

U.S. oil major ExxonMobil has awarded a two-year contract for Valaris' drillship Valaris DS-9 for operations in Angola.The drillship, formerly known as Ensco DS-9, will work for ExxonMobil's Angolan subsidiary Esso Exploration Angola.Delivered in 2015 by Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea…

Neptune Energy Starts Drilling Production Wells at Fenja Field. First Oil in 1H 2023

Oct 26, 2021

Oil and gas company Neptune Energy has started drilling the first of four production wells on the Fenja field in the Norwegian Sea.The wells are being drilled by the Deepsea Yantai semi-submersible rig, owned by CIMC, and operated by Odfjell Drilling…

Lamprell to Convert BW Energy's Jack-Up Rig into Production Unit

Oct 25, 2021

Lamprell, a company building large structures for the offshore energy industry, has won a rig conversion contract with the Oslo-listed oil and gas company BW Energy (BWE).The scope of work involves the conversion of BWE’s Hibiscus Alpha jack-up rig into an offshore production facility…

Prosafe Wins More Work with TotalEnergies for Safe Caledonia Flotel

Oct 22, 2021

Oil and gas firm TotalEnergies E&P UK,  subsidiary of the French energy giant TotalEnergies, has chartered Prosafe's Safe Caledonia offshore accommodation rig for work in the UK North Sea.Under the 270-day contract, the Safe Caledonia will provide…

GMS Bags Work for Two Jack-ups

Oct 21, 2021

GMS, a provider of self‐propelled, self‐elevating support vessels for the offshore energy industries has secured a 12-month or an E Class vessel with an unamed engineering, procurement and construction cliane in the MENA region.The contract is due to start at the end of December 2021…

Digitalization: Designing with a Digital Twin

Oct 20, 2021

According to Oil & Gas UK’s latest Tech Insights report, data and digital solutions are finally becoming an integral part of the asset lifecycle. One of the largest areas where they’re applied is facilities management, but what about the design phase…

Northern Drilling Cancels Another Drillship Order with DSME

Oct 18, 2021

Billionaire John Fredriksen-owned offshore drilling company Northern Drilling has canceled another drillship order with South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering.After canceling the order for the West Aquila drillship in August…

Esgian: Seadrill’s Fleet Value Plunges

Oct 15, 2021

Seadrill’s creditors are now the proud owners of 24 offshore rigs. The most important question for them: what are they worth? Esgian's Hans Jacob Bassoe writes.Earlier this year, Seadrill filed for chapter 11 for the second time since 2017 and…

In a World's First, Valaris Drillship Achieves ABS Enhanced Electrical System Notation

Oct 12, 2021

Offshore drilling company Valaris said Tuesday its ultra-deepwater drillship VALARIS DS-12 had become the first vessel in the world to receive the ABS Enhanced Electrical System Notation EHS-E.Valaris upgraded the drillship's electrical system to secure the notation…

Norway: Lundin Drills Duster at Merckx Prospect in North Sea

Oct 08, 2021

Swedish oil company Lundin Energy has failed to find hydrocarbons at its Merckx prospect in the North Sea, offshore Norway.The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate said Friday that Lundin, as the operator of production licence 981 where the well is located…

Equinor Hires COSL Offshore Drilling Rig for Statfjord Øst Wells

Oct 07, 2021

Offshore drilling firm COSL has won a four-well contract with Equinor in Norway to drill wells on Statfjord Øst field using the COSLPromoter drilling rig.The drilling will take place from the spring of 2023, and Equinor will have options to…

Seadrill Seeks to Keep Bankruptcy Control As it Aims for Ch. 11 Exit

Oct 07, 2021

Update: This article, originally published by Reuters, has been updated to include a statement by Seadrill addressing a reported inaccuracy in its lede.Offshore driller Seadrill Ltd has requested an additional four months to retain control of its bankruptcy proceeding…

Valaris Nets Charter Extension for Jack-Up Drilling Rig in Saudi Arabia

Oct 06, 2021

Offshore drilling rig company Valaris said Wednesday it had won a contract extension with ARO Drilling for Valaris JU-36 jack-up drilling unit.The rig, formerly known as Charles Rowan, is a standard duty jack-up and will stay with ARO Drilling…

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