Drilling Rigs News


Dolphin Drilling Obtains Early Approval for Paul B. Loyd, Jr. Rig Safety Case

Nov 10, 2023

Oslo-listed offshore drilling firm Dolphin Drilling on Friday announced the Safety Case acceptance from the UK Offshore Major Accident Regulator  (OMAR) for the semi-submersible drilling rig Paul B. Loyd, Jr., being acquired from Transocean…

Dolphin Drilling Names Ex-Awilco Drilling CEO as Chief Strategy Officer Amid Offshore Drilling Rebound

Nov 08, 2023

Offshore drilling contractor Dolphin Drilling said Wednesday it had appointed Jon Oliver Bryce as Chief Strategy Officer, as, the company says, the market for mid-water moored semi-submersibles continues to rebound.Jon Oliver Bryce, the former…

Seatrium's PPL Shipyard to Receive $714M Payment from Offshore Drilling Firm

Nov 07, 2023

Singapore's Seatrium said Tuesday its subsidiary PPL Shipyard would soon receive a payment of around 968 million Singaporean dollars (around USD 713,7 million) from offshore drilling company Borr Drilling.PPL Shipyard in October 2022 reached…

Equinor Makes Small But Commercial Gas Discovery in North Sea, Offshore Norway

Nov 06, 2023

Norwegian oil and gas firm Equinor has discovered gas in the license containing the Gina Krog field in the North Sea, offshore Norway.'The discovery is small, but gas production can start as early as 2023,' Equinor said.The recoverable volumes…

ABL to Provide Marine Warranty Survey Services for Malaysian Drilling Rig Firm

Nov 06, 2023

Energy and marine consultancy ABL said Monday it had won a contract with offshore drilling firm Velesto Drilling to provide marine warranty survey (MWS) services relating to the rig operator’s rig moves offshore Malaysia.ABL will also support Velesto Drilling with rig moves to adjacent countries…

BIO-UV to Deliver Ballast Water Treatment System for Drillship Pair

Nov 02, 2023

BIO-UV Group said Thursday it had received a major order to supply its BIO-SEA ballast water treatment system to a pair of drillships scheduled to enter an undisclosed operator’s offshore drilling rig fleet.According to BIO-UV, a modular version from the BIO-SEA B-Series…

Noble Corp. Wins Contracts for Six Offshore Drilling Rigs

Nov 01, 2023

Offshore drilling contractor Noble Corp. on Tuesday released a fleet status report, according to which the company has secured contracts for six offshore drilling rigs since its previous fleet report issued on August 2, 2023.The company has secured contracts for three drillships—the Noble Valiant…

Transocean Posts $220M Q3 Loss. CEO Upbeat About 'Multi-Year' Offshore Drilling Industry Upcycle

Oct 31, 2023

Offshore drilling firm Transocean posted a net loss of $220 million for the third quarter of 2023, on revenues of $713 million.Net loss was higher compared to $165 million in the second quarter of 2023.Contract drilling revenues for the three months ended September 30…

ARO Drilling Secures Financing for Two Newbuild Jack-up Rigs

Oct 26, 2023

Offshore drilling firm ARO Drilling (“ARO”), a 50/50 joint venture between Valaris and Aramco, has secured financing for its first two newbuild jack-up drilling rigs, Kingdom 1 and 2.According to Valaris, ARO secured 'attractive' financing,…

Norwegian Sea: Equinor's First Well in PL 1058 Confirmed Dry

Oct 24, 2023

Equinor, the Norwegian oil and gas company, has finalized the drilling of the wildcat well 6307/1-2, located 36 kilometers to the south of the Njord field in the Norwegian Sea. The well has been confirmed as dry.This is the first well drilled in the production licence 1058…

Northern Drilling to Challenge Arbitration Tribunal Ruling in Drillship Dispute with Hanwha

Oct 20, 2023

Offshore drilling rig owner Northern Drilling said Thursday it would appeal an arbitration tribunal ruling from September, which ruled in favor of South Korea's Hanwha and against Northern Drilling in a case over drillship order cancellations…

Transocean's Quarterly Rig Fleet Report: $745 Million in Drilling Contracts Secured

Oct 19, 2023

Deepwater drilling contractor Transocean shared Thursday its quarterly offshore rig fleet status report, in which it said it had secured $745 million worth of drilling contracts.During the period, the company secured contracts for three drillships: Dhirubhai Deepwater KG1…

Dolphin Drilling Wins Letter of Award for Offshore Drilling Project in India

Oct 19, 2023

Offshore drilling contractor Dolphin Drilling said Thursday it had received a Letter of Award (LOA) for a drilling campaign from Oil India Limited for a 14-month firm period, with another 7-month extension option.This follows Dolphin Drilling's mid-September announcement…

Oil Rush in Namibia's Orange Basin: Galp Prepares for Massive 10 Billion Barrel Oil Hunt as Rig Approaches

Oct 19, 2023

Portuguese oil and gas company Galp is gearing up to start drilling a well in an offshore block in Namibia, near the giant oil discoveries made recently by TotalEnergies and Shell.In May, Galp entered into a contract with SFL Corporation for the semi-submersible rig Hercules…

PHOTO: Noble Intrepid Jack-up Rig Arrives in Port of Aberdeen

Oct 17, 2023

The Noble Intrepid jack-up rig arrived Tuesday in Port of Aberdeen's recently inaugurated Aberdeen South Harbour.The Noble Corporation rig arrived for reactivation workscopes and Semco Maritime will provide quayside services throughout its time in port…

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