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Eni, Chevron Strike Gas In Egyptian East Med

Jan 15, 2023

Italian energy group Eni and U.S. energy major Chevron said on Sunday they had made a new gas discovery in an Egyptian offshore field in the Eastern Mediterranean sea.The Nargis-1 well is part of Egypt's 1,800-sq. km Nargis Offshore Area concession operated by Chevron, which holds a 45% interest in it.Eni also holds a 45% stake, while Egypt's Tharwa Petroleum Company SAE holds a 10% interest. Egypt's state-owned EGAS said the quantity of reserves in the well were being evaluated…

Transocean Looking to Raise $500M via Senior Secured Notes Offering

Jan 09, 2023

Offshore drilling company Transocean is looking to raise $500 million through a private offering of senior secured notes due in 2028. The offshore drilling contractor said Monday that its subsidiary, Transocean Titan Financing Limited (“Transocean Titan”)…

Sembcorp Delivers 8th-generation Drillship Deepwater Titan to Transocean

Dec 29, 2022

Singapore-based shipbuilder Sembcorp Marine has delivered Deepwater Titan, the world’s second 8th-generation drillship, to Transocean subsidiary Triton Titan GmBH.Deepwater Titan is the second of two new 8th-generation drillships constructed…

Transocean to Buy Newbuild Ultra-Deepwater Drillship from DSME Ordered by Seadrill in 2013

Nov 18, 2022

Offshore drilling contractor Transocean said Thursday that it had together with Perestroika and funds managed by Lime Rock Management L.P created a joint venture, Liquila Ventures.Liquila Ventures agreed with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co…

Valaris Secures Rig Contract Extensions Worth $95M

Oct 04, 2022

Offshore drilling company Valaris has secured new contracts and contract extensions worth $95 million in total.The contracts were awarded subsequent to the issuing of Valaris' most recent contract awards and fleet status update on September 1…

CNOOC Hires Stena Drillship for Two Gabon Offshore Wells

Sep 16, 2022

Offshore drilling firm Stena Drilling has secured a drilling contract with China's CNOOC for its drillship Stena IceMax in Gabon.The contract is with CNOOC's subsidiary CNOOC Africa Holding Ltd. (CNOOC).According to Stena Drilling, the two-well program is scheduled for Q1 2023…

Shell Extends Maersk Drillship Stay in Mexico

Sep 08, 2022

Shell has exercised an option to extend the provisioning of the 7th generation drillship Maersk Voyager for drilling services offshore Mexico. The contract extension is expected to commence in April 2023, in direct continuation of the rig’s current contract…

Transocean Awarded Two Contracts for Deepwater Asgard

Sep 07, 2022

Offshore drilling contractor Transocean on Tuesday announced it has secured two drilling contracts for its ultra-deepwater drillship Deepwater Asgard in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.The two awards, which come from separate operators and are worth about $181 million combined…

Transocean Lines Up Work for Two of Its Drillships

Aug 02, 2022

Offshore drilling contractor Transocean on Monday reported it has secured contracts for two of its ultra-deepwater drillships.The company said its Deepwater Conqueror has been awarded a two-year contract by a major operator for work in the U…

Petrobras Loses $400M Court Case Against Former Offshore Rig Supplier Paragon

Mar 31, 2022

Brazilian oil company Petrobras has lost a $400 million case against Paragon Offshore Nederland, a former supplier of offshore drilling rigs for oil and gas exploration.Petrobras said Thursday that the Court of Justice of Rio de Janeiro decided…

Stena Drilling Gearing Up to Add 7th Gen. Drillship to Its Fleet

Mar 18, 2022

Offshore drilling contractor Stena Drilling said in a social media post it was preparing to introduce the newest addition to its drilling fleet, the Stena Evolution drillship.'The Stena Evolution will be a technologically advanced 7th Generation ultra-deepwater drillship…

TMC, Allseas to Develop Commercial Seabed Nodule Collection System. Plan to Buy Another Drillship

Mar 18, 2022

The Metals Company (TMC), a company extracting battery metals from seafloor polymetallic nodules, said Friday its subsidiary NORI had signed a non-binding term sheet with its strategic partner and shareholder, Allseas to develop and operate a commercial nodule collection system…

BHP Books Aquadrill's Vela Drillship for Gulf of Mexico Drilling

Mar 08, 2022

Australia-based BHP has booked Aquadrill's Vela drillship for a drilling operation in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.The rig, managed by Seadrill, is currently in the Gulf of Mexico, on a contract with Equinor until May. After the expiration of the contract…

Transocean's 8th-gen Deepwater Titan Drillship Completes Drydocking in Singapore

Feb 16, 2022

Offshore drilling contractor Transocean has said this week that its eighth-generation Deepwater Titan drillship has completed drydocking in Singapore.The Deepwater Titan is Transocean's first 20,000 psi ultra-deepwater drillship, and will, once delivered…

Petrobras Awards Long-term Charters for Seadrill Drillship Duo

Nov 26, 2021

Offshore drilling company Seadrill has won two contracts with Brazil's Petrobras for the West Carina and West Tellus drillship.The two rigs will work on the Búzios field offshore Brazil. Both contracts have been signed on a 3-year fixed-term basis…

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