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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
Rig operator Seadrill has received three-year contract extensions from Saudi Aramco for the jackups AOD I and AOD II expiring…
Published in OE Press: 2016 / July
Tuesday, 26 July 2016 02:48

Lamprell - newbuild jackup delayed

UAE-based rig builder and engineering firm Lamprell says delivery of a jackup drilling rig, which had been scheduled for delivery…
Published in OE Press: 2016 / July
Wednesday, 29 June 2016 10:16

BP, Seadrill reach West Capricorn agreement

Seadrill Partners has reached an agreement with BP to keep the West Capricorn on an extended standby rate of US$316,000/d…
Classification society ABS is pursuing multiple major joint development projects (JDP) with Keppel Offshore & Marine Technology Centre (KOMtech) covering…
Published in OE Press: 2016 / July
UK-based Global Maritime Consultancy & Engineering has completed an offshore deadweight survey and inclining experiment at the same time as…
Tuesday, 21 June 2016 03:26

Statoil suspends use of Songa Delta

Norwegian oil major Statoil is suspending its contract for use of the Songa Delta semisubmersible drilling rig after completion of…
Published in OE Press: 2016 / June
Thursday, 16 June 2016 13:42

ONGC sets pre-monsoon rig record

India's Oil and Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC) has set a new pre-monsoon rig move record offshore India, with the support…
Tuesday, 07 June 2016 03:08

North Atlantic delays newbuild

Bermuda registered rig operator North Atlantic Drilling has extended a standstill deal agreement with Jurong shipyard over the delivery of…
Published in OE Press: 2016 / June
Saudi Arabia has taken two steps towards boosting its in-country rig building and high-end manufacturing capabilities in the sector.  Saudi…
Published in OE Press: 2016 / June