Offshore Drilling News


Diamond Offshore, Creditors Agree Debt Restructuring Plan

Jan 26, 2021

U.S. offshore drilling contractor Diamond Offshore, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in April 2020, said Monday it had entered into an agreement with certain creditors over its financial restructuring that should see $2.1 billion eliminated…

Petrobras Divests Sete Interest

Dec 31, 2020

Brazilian oil company Petrobras has divested its stake in offshore drilling company Sete Brasil.The company on Wednesday transferred today to companies of Sete Brasil Group, for the symbolic total amount of 7 euros, the equity interest of 15%…

NOV Energy Recovery System for Offshore Rigs Gets Corvus ESS

Nov 11, 2020

Corvus Energy, energy storage solutions provider for the offshore energy industry has been selected by National Oilwell Varco (NOV) to supply the Energy Storage System (ESS) to be used on an offshore drilling rig.Corvus will deliver its ESS…

Dolphin Drilling Bags Drilling and P&A Deal with DNO in Norway

Nov 02, 2020

Offshore drilling contractor Dolphin Drilling has secured a new combined contract for exploration and plug and abandonment with the Norwegian oil and gas company DNO.'The contract will see Dolphin Drilling support both ends of the well lifecycle…

Mermaid Completes Exit from Asia Offshore Drilling

Sep 29, 2020

Thai offshore service provider Mermaid Maritime has completed the previously proposed exit from Asia Offshore Drilling, a joint venture firm with drilling contractor Seadrill.Earlier this month, Mermaid said it would exercise its put option and sell its 33…

Trump Extends Offshore Drilling Ban in North Carolina, Virginia

Sep 27, 2020

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he had extended a ban until 2032 on oil drilling off the coast of North Carolina and Virginia, weeks after a similar extension affecting offshore drilling in the waters off Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina…

Mermaid Exits Offshore Drilling Venture with Seadrill

Sep 15, 2020

Thai subsea services company Mermaid Maritime has decided to sell its stake in Asia Offshore Drilling, a drilling joint venture with Seadrill, to limit its exposure to the volatile offshore drilling market.Mermaid, which owns a 33.76% in AOD…

ARO Drilling Names New CEO

Sep 04, 2020

ARO Drilling, a Saudi-focused offshore drilling joint venture between Valaris and Saudi Aramco, has appointed new CEO.The offshore drilling company said via social media that Derek Kent was named as its Chief Executive Officer. He succeeds Kelly McHenry…

Dolphin Drilling Nets Offshore Drilling Work in Mexico

Sep 02, 2020

Offshore drilling contractor Dolphin Drilling has won a drilling rig contract in Mexico with the country's national oil company Pemex.Dolphin Drilling said Tuesday the contract was for the Blackford Dolphin semi-submersible drilling rig. The value of the contract…

End of the Line for Deepsea Bergen Drilling Rig

Aug 27, 2020

Norwegian offshore drilling company Odfjell Drilling will recycle its oldest drilling rig the Deepsea Bergen, to focus on its modern, harsh-environment drilling rigs.In a quarterly update on Thursday, Odfjell said that the Deepsea Bergen rig…

World's Largest Offshore Drilling Company Valaris Delisted from NYSE after Bankruptcy Filing

Aug 25, 2020

Valaris, the world's largest offshore drilling contractor by fleet size, said Tuesday that the New York Stock Exchange had decided to suspend its shares and delist them.The offshore drilling company has been hit hard by the blended effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic…

Beach Energy, Diamond Offshore Settle Dispute over Ocean Onyx Rig Deal. Sign New Contract

Aug 17, 2020

Australian oil company Beach Energy has signed a new contract with drilling company Diamond Offshore for the use of the Ocean Onyx semi-submersible drilling rig.The news comes after Beach in April terminated the previously signed contract for the rig…

Congressman Pallone: Atlantic Offshore Drilling Ban in Appropriations Bill

Jul 08, 2020

U.S. Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr., the representative for New Jersey's 6th congressional district, announced that the House Democrats’ appropriations bill for the fiscal year 2021 would ban offshore drilling in the Atlantic Ocean. In May,…

Global Offshore Rig Count in June Falls to 208. Africa Suffers the Biggest Loss

Jul 02, 2020

The global active offshore drilling rig count for June 2020 was lower by 65 units, compared to June 2019, Baker Hughes' monthly rig count report has shown.Latin America was the only region that saw its offshore rig count rise, Europe and North America saw their numbers halved…

Valaris Skips $13.3M Interest Payment

Jun 15, 2020

Offshore drilling contractor Valaris said Monday it had elected not to make the $13.3 million interest payment due on June 15, 2020, related to its 7.375% Senior Notes due 2025.The offshore drilling company, which had more than $6.5 billion of debt at the end of the first quarter…

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