Offshore Drilling Hardware


West Mira Awarded DNV GL Battery Notation

Nov 08, 2019

Northern Drilling’s West Mira is the first rig in operation to be awarded the DNV GL Battery (Power) class notation. West Mira is an ultra-deepwater semi-submersible designed by Moss Maritime, operating a hybrid power plant using Lithium-ion…

Repsol Cancels Dril-Quip Contract

Sep 17, 2019

Spanish oil company Repsol has terminated a contract with U.S. firm Dril-Quip for the delivery of offshore equipment for a project in Vietnam.Houston-based Dril-Quip has announced that the contract award between its subsidiary Dril-Quip Asia Pacific Pte Ltd…

Probe Intros ProMAC Series Tools

Sep 04, 2019

Probe, a major player in cased hole well logging and reservoir monitoring technology, has announced the launch of the ProMAC, a new series of multi-arm caliper tools.ProMAC series tools offer the most advanced measurements in the industry to…

ADNOC Dishes $3.6 Billion in Contracts

Aug 21, 2019

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has awarded three multi-billion-dollar contracts for the procurement of casing and tubing, the United Arab Emirates state-owned oil company announced on Wednesday.The contracts – awarded to Consolidated Suppliers Establishment…

Chevron Invests in Well Conveyor

Aug 21, 2019

Norwegian downhole technology company Well Conveyor said it has received equity investment from Chevron Technology Ventures (CTV), a division of Chevron U.S.A. Inc. Combined with additional investments from existing investors ProVenture and Investinor…

Upwing Awarded 10 New Patents

Aug 20, 2019

California-based Upwing Energy said it has been awarded 10 new patents from the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for critical enabling technologies in the company’s downhole rotating tools and proprietary methods used to increase hydrocarbon production and recovery…

Awilco Orders 'Boat-In-A-Box' Davit System

Aug 20, 2019

Xervo by SH Group, the producer of the approved conventional NORSOK lifeboat systems, The Boat-In-A-Box davit system, said it has signed a contract for the first option with Awilco Drilling. Like the first order, the option includes the delivery…

Drilling Innovation Projects Get a Boost

Aug 14, 2019

A group of projects worth more than £1.3 million ($1.6 million) aims to develop new innovative technologies for use in offshore drilling operations.With the help of £640,000 ($772,000) in co-funding from the Oil & Gas Innovation Center (OGIC)…

“See” Ahead of the Bit

Aug 12, 2019

Even with the best seismic data and reservoir modeling available, drillers have remained in the dark about what’s in front of the drill bit. A new sensing tool has been designed to “see” ahead of the bit and can transmit data in real time to shift drilling operations from reactive to proactive…

Drilling Tool Saves a Wellhead Jetting Trip

Aug 01, 2019

Oilfield services company Churchill Drilling Tools revealed that an operator was able to improve its wellhead base jetting operations by deploying the DAV MX CircSub downhole circulation tool.The client, a major North Sea operator, having completed…

NOV Trims Staff

Jul 24, 2019

U.S. oilfield supplier National Oilwell Varco Inc is trimming its workforce, according to people familiar with the matter, as oil and gas customers have cut spending on services and equipment.The company recently began offering voluntary early retirement to eligible employees…

CMC Installed on Ocean Blackhawk Drillship

Jul 04, 2019

ST Engineering Halter Marine and Offshore (STEHMO) installed a NOV crown mounted compensator (CMC) on Diamond Offshore’s Ocean Blackhawk drillship.The 215-metric-ton passive heave compensator was fully assembled and lifted on the top of the derrick on May 22…

Expandable Liner Hanger Designs Evolve

Jul 01, 2019

Expandable liner hanger designs are advancing to meet the ever-increasing demands of deepwater well construction.A new expandable liner hanger design provides an effective liner top seal for high-pressure, high-temperature (HPHT) well conditions…

Drill-tech Trends: Hybrid Rigs, Automation

Jun 20, 2019

Fully-automated drilling aboard a semisubmersible or jack-up drill rig powered by batteries has just become a reality. As May 2019 got underway, new, modern rigs were being ordered on more exploration, and no fewer than eight modern rigs — seven…

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