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Longboat Energy Farms Into Two Offshore Exploration Prospects in Norway

Jul 01, 2022

Oil and gas company Longboat Energy has completed the farm-in into two OMV's near-term, gas weighted exploration prospects on the Norwegian Continental Shelf ('NCS') targeting combined gross unrisked mean prospective resources of 223 mmboe of which 45 mmboe net to Longboat)…

Shell Books Maersk Jack-up to Drill High-impact Pensacola Well Offshore UK

Jun 29, 2022

Shell UK Ltd has awarded Maersk Drilling a contract to supply the harsh-environment jack-up rig Maersk Resilient for the drilling of the Pensacola well in the UK part of the North Sea.The contract is scheduled to begin in the second half of 2022…

PSW Technology to Provide Maintenance Services for Odfjell Drilling's Rig Equipment

Jun 28, 2022

Scana-owned PSW Technology has signed a one-year extension of its frame agreement with the Norwegian offshore drilling contractor Odfjell Drilling.The frame-agreement is for maintenance and recertification of marine riser and subsea equipment for all of Odfjell Drilling's offshore drilling rigs…

Borr Drilling Finds Buyer for Three Under-construction Jack-ups

Jun 27, 2022

Jack-up drilling rig owner Borr Drilling has signed a binding letter of intent with an unnamed buyer for the sale of three high-spec jack-up drilling rigs currently under construction with Keppel FELS shipyard for $320 million.Borr Drilling…

Equinor Gets Nod for Norwegian Sea Wildcat Drilling

Jun 27, 2022

Norwegian oil company Equinor has been granted a drilling permit to drill the exploration well 6607/12-5 in the Norwegian Sea, offshore Norway.The well site is located in the production license 943. The drilling permit was granted on June 24…

Noble Corp. Finds Buyer for Five North Sea Rigs, Paving Way for Maersk Drilling Merger Completion

Jun 23, 2022

Noble Corporation has found a buyer for five jack-up rigs in a move that could alleviate concerns raised by the UK Competition and Markets Authority.Namely, the CMA said in April it had found that Noble Corp. and Maersk Drilling merger - first…

Offshore Drilling Firm Awilco Drilling Goes Rigless with WilHunter Semi-sub Sale Wrap

Jun 22, 2022

Offshore drilling company Awilco Drilling has completed the sale of the 1983-built semi-submersible drilling rig for recycling, meaning the company no longer owns any drilling rigs.The WilHunter, built in 1983 by Daewoo and upgraded in 1999 and 2011…

Stena Drilling Bags Further Drillship Work with Energean in East Med

Jun 22, 2022

Mediterranean Sea-focused oil and gas company has exercised its options to drill two further wells offshore Israel using Stena Drilling's drillship Stena IceMAX.The drillship, which was used to make the Athena gas discovery last month, has just…

Shelf Drilling to Buy Aban Offshore's Jack-up Rig for $30M

Jun 18, 2022

Jack-up drilling rig specialist Shelf Drilling has agreed to buy the Deep Driller 7 jack-up drilling rig from the Indian offshore drilling company Aban Offshore. Shelf Drilling will pay $30 million for the 2008-built jack-up drilling unit. The rig is of Baker Marine Pacific Class 375 design…

Maersk Drilling Drillship Wins Shell's Floater Rig of the Year Award

Jun 17, 2022

Oil major Shell has named Maersk Drilling's Maersk Viking drillship its 2021 Global Rig of the Year in the Floater Category, in recognition of the drillship’s performance during its time in Brunei Darussalam.'Maersk Viking commenced a two-well…

Shelf Drilling Nets 3-Year Jack-up Rig Deal with Saudi Aramco

Jun 14, 2022

Shallow water offshore drilling contractor Shelf Drilling has secured a contract extension for its Shelf Drilling Achiever jack-up drilling rig in Saudi Arabia.The rig, of the GustoMSC CJ46-X100-D 350 design, had a contract with Saudi Aramco running until December 2022…

TotalEnergies Books Vantage Drilling Drillship

Jun 10, 2022

Offshore oil and gas drilling company Vantage Drilling International has entered into a drilling services contract with the oil major TotalEnergies in respect of its ultra-deepwater drillship, the Tungsten Explorer. The contract is for a minimum…

Well-Safe Solutions Takes Over WilPhoenix Rig from Awilco Drilling

Jun 09, 2022

UK-based offshore drilling company Awilco Drilling has completed the sale of its WilPhoenix semi-submersible drilling rig to P&A specialist to Well-Safe Solutions.The proposed sale was first announced early in May, when Oslo-listed Awilco Drilling said the rig would be sold for $15…

PetroRio Formalizes Acquisition of Aquadrill's Semi-submersible Drilling Rig

Jun 07, 2022

Brazilian oil company PetroRio said Monday it had formalized the acquisition of the West Capricorn (or just Capricorn) semi-submersible rig with the payment of US$ 4 million to offshore drilling contractor Aquadrill, previously known as Seadrill Partners…

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