Drilling Rigs News

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…

Lebanon's Offshore Exploration Hits a Snag: No Hydrocarbon Discovery in Block 9 - Reuters

Oct 13, 2023

No hydrocarbon finds were made after exploratory drilling operations at Lebanon's offshore Block 9, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Friday.Lebanon's energy minister and officials from the Lebanese Petroleum Administration declined to comment…

PHOTO: Giant Semi-Submersible Drilling Rig Leaves Norway aboard COSCO Heavy Lifter

Oct 12, 2023

COSCO SHIPPING Heavy Transport shared images on Wednesday of its semi-submersible heavy lift and transportation vessel carrying a massive semi-submersible drilling rig.The company, which specializes in the handling of heavy cargoes, did not…

Kosmos Energy Makes Oil Discovery Near Lucius SPAR in U.S. GoM

Oct 11, 2023

Oil and gas company Kosmos Energy has made an oil discovery at the Tiberius exploration well in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico near the Occidental-operated Lucius SPAR production facility.According to Kosmos, the Tiberius exploration well tested a four-way structural trap in the outboard Wilcox trend…

Saudi-listed ADES Holding Shares Soar in Debut Despite Weak Market

Oct 11, 2023

Shares of oil and gas driller ADES Holding climbed almost 30% above its listing price on its market debut in Riyadh on Wednesday after raising $1.22 billion in an initial public offering last month. The shares outperformed the wider Saudi market…

Shelf Drilling Secures $93 Million Contracts for Jack-up Rig Duo in Nigeria

Oct 03, 2023

Shelf Drilling said Tuesday it had secured contracts for the Adriatic I and the Shelf Drilling Mentor jack-up rigs for operations offshore Nigeria for firm durations of 16 months and 8 months, respectively. The combined estimated contract value for the two rigs is approximately USD 93 million…

Neptune Energy Starts Drilling Ofelia Appraisal Well Offshore Norway

Oct 03, 2023

Neptune Energy has started drilling on the Ofelia appraisal well in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.The Ofelia discovery (PL 929) was made in August 2022 and is located approximately 14 kilometers north of the Neptune-operated Gjøa field…

South Africa Gives go-ahead for TotalEnergies to Drill Offshore

Oct 03, 2023

South Africa's environment ministry has given the go-ahead for TotalEnergies TTEF.PA to drill offshore for gas and oil, after rejecting an appeal from more than a dozen individuals and lobby groups who intend challenging the decision.The appeal…

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