Drilling Rigs News


Baker Hughes, Halliburton, Schlumberger, Others Win $2,1B in Drilling, Services Deals with Equinor

May 06, 2022

Oilfield services giants Baker Hughes, Halliburton, and Schlumberger have signed a contract extension with the Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor for the integrated drilling and well services on Equinor-operated fields offshore Norway.Equinor said Friday it was…

SapuraOMV Set to Spud Kanga-1 Well Offshore W. Australia

May 05, 2022

Oil and gas company SapuraOMV is set to start drilling the Kanga-1 well offshore Western Australia in a few days, ASX-listed oil and gas company Finder Energy, a partner in the project, said Thursday.Finder said that the Diamond Offshore Ocean…

China: After Jade Well Duster, Empyrean Eyes Topaz Prospect Drilling in 2023

May 05, 2022

Oil and gas company Empyrean Energy plans to drill another well in its Block 29/11 offshore China, despite the disappointing result from the Jade well announced last week.Empyrean drilled the Jade well, which it had described as a 'world-class' prospect…

Awilco Drilling to Sell WilPhoenix Drilling Rig to Well-Safe Solutions

May 04, 2022

Offshore drilling company Awilco Drilling has agreed to sell its WilPhoenix semi-submersible drilling rig to the UK-based P&A specialist Well-Safe Solutions Ltd. Well-Safe will pay $15.5 million for the semi-sub built in 1982 and upgraded in 2011…

Baker Hughes Says Its New Subsea Wellhead Tech Saves Rig Time, Costs

May 03, 2022

U.S.-based international energy services and technology firm Baker Hughes has launched a new subsea wellhead technology, the MS-2 Annulus Seal.According to Baker Hughes, the seal can save substantial operational rig costs by helping lower overall wellhead installation costs due to reduced rig trips…

Pavo-1 Discovery is 'Stellar' Exploration Success, Carnarvon Says. Shares Resource Estimate

May 02, 2022

Australian oil and gas company Carnarvon Energy said the recent Pavo-1 oil discovery it made with operator Santos offshore W. Australia was a 'stellar exploration success.'The company has completed its Pavo resource assessment and said that…

Aker BP Books Maersk Drilling Jack-Up for Ivar Aasen Field Drilling

May 02, 2022

Danish offshore drilling firm Maersk Drilling has won a contract with the Norwegian oil company Aker BP for the jack-up rig Maersk Invincible.Under the contract, the ultra-harsh environment drilling unit will drill three infill wells at the Ivar Aasen field offshore Norway…

One-Dyas Adds One More Well to Maersk Drilling Jack-up Rig's Scope in Dutch North Sea

Apr 29, 2022

Oil and gas company ONE-Dyas has exercised an option to continue using the Maersk Resolute, a harsh environment jack-up drilling rig, in the Dutch sector of the North Sea. The one-well contract extension for the Maersk Drilling-owned rig is set to begin in May 2022 and will last for 75 days…

Middle East: Seadrill Wins Jack-up Rig Contracts Worth $404M

Apr 28, 2022

Offshore drilling company Seadrill said Thursday it had secured three contracts with  'a leading operator' in the Middle East for three of its drilling rigs.The contracts, with an unnamed client, are for the West Ariel, West Cressida, and West Leda jack-up drilling units…

Neptune Energy Confirms Hamlet Discovery. Eyes Gjøa Tie-back

Apr 28, 2022

Oil and gas company Neptune Energy on Thursday confirmed the discovery of oil and gas at the Hamlet exploration wells (PL153) in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. To remind, Neptune first announced it had struck hydrocarbons at the Hamlet well back in March…

ADES on a Shopping Spree. Buys Two Jack-up Rigs from Valaris

Apr 28, 2022

ADES, a Middle East-focused offshore drilling company, is continuing with its April offshore rig shopping spree.After agreeing to buy four jack-up drilling rigs from Aban Offshore, and one from Maersk Drilling earlier this month, ADES has now…

Empyrean Energy 'Extremely Disappointed' as No Oil Found at 'World-class' Jade Offshore Prospect in China

Apr 27, 2022

Oil and gas company Empyrean Energy said Wednesday that its Jade offshore well in China, for which the company had high hopes, had reached total depth without encountering hydrocarbons.After years of preparations, the company started drilling…

Saudi Aramco to Keep Shelf Drilling's Jack-up Busy Until May 2025

Apr 27, 2022

Jack-up drilling rig specialist Shelf Drilling has secured a three-year contract extension for the High Island V jack-up rig with Saudi Aramco.The contract for the rig of the Marathon LeTourneau 82-SD-C design will start in direct continuation of its current contract in the Arabian Gulf…

Offshore Rig Builders Keppel O&M and Sembcorp Marine Set to Combine

Apr 27, 2022

Singapore's Sembcorp Marine (Sembmarine) has agreed to a multi-billion dollar merger with Keppel Corp's larger offshore and marine unit, a year after the Temasek-backed firms began deal talks to cope with an industry downturn.The loss-making…

Transocean Nets $87,2M in Offshore Drilling Contracts

Apr 26, 2022

Offshore drilling contractor Transocean said Monday it had recently secured offshore drilling contracts worth $87.2 million in total.In its quarterly fleet status report, the company said it had won contracts for Development Driller III, Discoverer Inspiration…

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