Drilling Rigs News


Valaris Secures Offshore Drilling Deals Worth $181M

Apr 07, 2022

Offshore drilling contractor Valaris on Wednesday announced multiple contracts and contracts extensions worth $181 million in total for its offshore drilling rigs. The contracts were awarded after Valaris last issued its fleet status report on February 21…

Western Gas Sasanof-1 Drilling: Rig Move Date Confirmed

Apr 06, 2022

Australian oil and gas company Western Gas, the owner of the high-impact Sasanof-1 prospect off W. Australia, expects the Valaris MS-1 offshore drilling rig to move to the well site in May.'Western Gas is pleased to advise that the Valaris MS…

Saipem Clinches $400M in Offshore Drilling Contracts

Apr 05, 2022

Italian offshore services firm Saipem has won new offshore drilling contracts in the Middle East and Africa worth over $400 million in total.In the Middle East, Saipem has won contracts for two high-spec jack-up drilling rigs units. The contracts…

Equinor Makes 'Significant' Oil Discovery Offshore Norway

Apr 05, 2022

Norwegian oil company Equinor has made a significant discovery at the Kveikje exploration well in the North Sea, offshore Norway, Longboat Energy, Equinor's partner in the project, has informed. The well, formally named Well 35/10-8S, located in license PL293B…

Borr Drilling Adds 6.9 Years to Contract Backlog as Five Jack-Up Rigs Secure Deals

Apr 04, 2022

Shallow water drilling company Borr Drilling has won new contracts and extensions for five of its premium jack-up drilling rigs. 'These awards increase the company's backlog by approximately 2,530 days [around 6.9 years], excluding optional periods…

One-year Deal: Shell Books Maersk Drillship for Drilling Ops in Multiple Countries

Apr 04, 2022

Danish offshore drilling company Maersk Drilling has won contracts with Shell for the provision of its Maersk Voyager drillship for drilling services offshore multiple countries. The contracts are expected to start in April 2022, with a total firm duration of one year…

Keppel Offshore & Marine, Sembcorp Marine Working on Merger

Mar 31, 2022

Keppel Corp's offshore and marine (O&M) arm and smaller rival Sembcorp Marine are working towards having an agreement over their business unification in place by the end of April, the companies said on Thursday.The companies had first announced…

Odfjell Drilling Names New CEO

Mar 31, 2022

Norwegian offshore drilling company Odfjell Drilling has appointed Kjetil Gjersdal as its new CEO, following the company's split with its Odfjell Technology spin-off which started trading on the Oslo Stock Exchange on Tuesday.'With his 22 years’…

Petrobras Loses $400M Court Case Against Former Offshore Rig Supplier Paragon

Mar 31, 2022

Brazilian oil company Petrobras has lost a $400 million case against Paragon Offshore Nederland, a former supplier of offshore drilling rigs for oil and gas exploration.Petrobras said Thursday that the Court of Justice of Rio de Janeiro decided…

Offshore Driller Transocean Buys Stake in Seabed Minerals Exploration Firm

Mar 29, 2022

Transocean, known for its offshore oil and gas drilling rigs services, said Tuesday it had acquired a minority interest in Ocean Minerals Ltd., a company engaged in the exploration of seabed resources containing metals critical to the growing renewable energy market…

Empyrean Energy Reveals Expected Spud Date for 'World-class' Jade Prospect Offshore China

Mar 25, 2022

Oil and gas company Empyrean Energy said Friday it would take over the China Oilfield Services Limited ('COSL') owned NH9 semi-submersible drilling rig for the drilling of the Jade well, within the next few days for safety checks. Empyrean has…

Seadrill Names Ex-Borr Drilling Boss as Its New CEO

Mar 25, 2022

Offshore drilling contractor Seadrill Limited has appointed Simon Johnson, former CEO of Borr Drilling, as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. Johnson will replace Stuart Jackson as President and Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect…

Odfjell Drilling's Deepsea Stavanger Rig Wins More Work with Equinor

Mar 22, 2022

Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor has exercised an option for further work for Odfjell Drilling's Deepsea Stavanger semi-submersible drilling rig.The further work was awarded under the continued optionality mechanism provided for in the contract entered into by the two companies in May 2021…

Report: Cyprus Offshore Appraisal Confirms Exxon Gas Find

Mar 21, 2022

An appraisal drilling for hydrocarbons off Cyprus has reaffirmed a reservoir of high-quality gas in an area licensed to ExxonMobil and Qatar Petroleum, the island's energy ministry said on Monday.The drilling was conducted by a consortium of ExxonMobil and Qatar Petroleum…

Stena Drilling Gearing Up to Add 7th Gen. Drillship to Its Fleet

Mar 18, 2022

Offshore drilling contractor Stena Drilling said in a social media post it was preparing to introduce the newest addition to its drilling fleet, the Stena Evolution drillship.'The Stena Evolution will be a technologically advanced 7th Generation ultra-deepwater drillship…

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