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Monday, 22 August 2016 03:17

Grounded rig refloat planned for tonight

A semisubmersible drilling rig grounded off Scotland weeks ago could be floated off at high water tonight.  Update here If…
Wednesday, 17 August 2016 04:37

Awilco cold-stacks WilHunter

UK-based driller Awilco Drilling has swung back to a profit in Q2, but is set to cold-stack its WilHunter semisubmersible…
Det norske has received consent from the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) to use the Maersk Interceptor jackup to drill…
Monday, 15 August 2016 03:24

UPDATED: Salvage crew board grounded rig

A team of eight salvors have finally made it aboard the stricken semisubmersible drilling rig, which grounded off the Isle…
Friday, 12 August 2016 12:33

Salvors fail to board grounded rig

Plans to put a team of eight salvors on board the grounded semisubmersible oil rig Transocean Winner have had to…
Friday, 12 August 2016 03:50

Petrovietnam delivers jackup

Petrovietnam Marine Shipyard (PV Shipyard) is due to deliver the Tam Dao 05 jackup drilling rig to its client today…
Rig operator Ocean Rig has agreed to delay the delivery of the first two of three new rigs it is…
Thursday, 11 August 2016 08:31

MCA: No pollution found at grounded rig site

No pollution has been detected in the area of a rig which grounded on the Isle of Lewis, off Scotland,…
Wednesday, 10 August 2016 04:58

UPDATED: Grounded rig's tanks damaged

Damage assessments by Smit Salvage and Transocean staff who boarded the grounded semisubmersible drilling rig Transocean Winner off the Isle…
Monday, 08 August 2016 04:51

Damaged drillship hull fixed

Timing is all-important when repairs to a busy drillship are the order of the day. When Pacific International Drilling West…
Monday, 08 August 2016 03:51

VIDEO: Rig grounds on Isle of Lewis

A semisubmersible drilling rig has grounded on the Isle of Lewis, off the far west of Scotland, according to the…
Wednesday, 03 August 2016 03:18

Petrofac exec moves to Lamprell

UAE-based engineering and fabrication firm Lamprell has recruited Petrofac exec Christopher McDonald to become its CEO as of 1 October…
Det norske has taken over the operatorship for production license 442 from Centrica and has been given consent to drill…
Monday, 01 August 2016 04:07

Aqualis helps move giant jackup

Marine and offshore engineering consultancy Aqualis Offshore has been contracted by Noble Corporation to oversee the load-on, transportation and load-off…
Songa Offshore's fourth and final newbuild Cat D Rig, the semisubmersible Songa Enabler, has started drilling operations on 29 July…
Published in OE Press: 2016 / July