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Lamprell delivers India-bound jackup

Mar 05, 2015

Dubai-based fabrication and engineering firm Lamprell has delivered the jackup drilling rig Greatdrill Chaaru to Greatship Global Energy Services within budget and ahead of schedule. Construction of the rig was undertaken on a fast-track…

Rig operators look for silver lining

Feb 26, 2015

Offshore drilling rig operators have put a positive spin on the tough market conditions, suggesting that the downturn could improve the global fleet and offer opportunities to buy distressed assets.  Seadrill CEO and President Per Wullf said while…

Odfjell sinks but inks Johan Sverdrup contract

Feb 25, 2015

Norwegian drilling contractor Odfjell Drilling has sunk into the red and suspended 2014 dividents after taking a major write-down on its Deep Sea Metro assets.  The firm's US$27 million loss comes despite the firm today (25 February) also announcing a large contract win on the giant $15…

Halliburton, Baker Hughes in merger talks

Nov 14, 2014

Baker Hughes and Halliburton are in ‘preliminary discussions’ in regards to a possible merger between the two oil services providers, Baker Hughes confirmed on 14 November.  “These discussions may or may not lead to any transaction. Baker…

Odfjell gets hands on Deepsea Aberdeen

Nov 06, 2014

Odfjell Drilling has taken delivery of Deepsea Aberdeen semisubmersible drilling rig from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) in Korea.  Deepsea Aberdeen, pictured, is a sixth generation ultra deepwater and harsh environment semisubmersible of enhanced GVA 7500 design…

Tercel, Total debut cutter collaboration

Oct 28, 2014

Tercel Oilfield Products introduced its patented MicroCORE cutting system, developed in collaboration with Total. The launch took place at the Society of Petroleum Engineers Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SPE ATCE) from October 27-29 2014 in Amsterdam…

NOV announces restructure

Oct 18, 2014

NOV has restructured into three business segments: NOV Rig Systems, NOV Wellbore Technologies, and NOV Completion & Production Solutions. NOV Rig Systems makes and supports drilling solutions, designing and manufacturing drilling equipment components…

SHI picks ABB for Ocean Rig MODUs

Sep 09, 2014

ABB is to deliver total power solutions to Ocean Rig’s two new seventh generation integrated design mobile offshore drilling units (MODU), being built by Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) at Goeje shipyard in Korea. The contract includes…

Sevan Louisiana issues continue

Sep 08, 2014

Sevan Drilling's cylindrical drilling unit, the Sevan Louisiana (pictured), continues to encounter operational difficulties due to the BOP and supporting systems, the firm said today (September 8). An original issue with the unit's BOP…

USITC confirms OCTG dumping in US

Aug 25, 2014

On Friday, The US International Trade Commission endorsed anti-dumping duties on steel pipe imports from four Asian countries, Turkey, and Ukraine. The USITC voted on 22 August that imports of oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from South Korea…

GE wins 20,000psi BOP order

Jun 25, 2014

Maersk Drilling has ordered the offshore oil and gas industry’s first 20,000-psi (20-ksi) rated deepwater blowout preventer (BOP) stack and riser systems. The four BOPs and two risers, ordered from GE Oil and Gas, will be used in the Project 20K agreement with BP…

OTC14: Mud skip unveiled by Hoover

May 05, 2014

Hoover subsidiary Hoover Container Solutions has launched a new DOT/DNV certified Mud Skip/Cutting Box to its offshore product line for transportation and safe handling of hydrocarbon contaminated drill cuttings to and from offshore platforms…

Talisman to use Archer's Emerald

Mar 11, 2014

Drilling and well services firm Archer has won a contract to provide drilling services to Talisman Sinopec Energy UK Limited.   The contract will be the first to use the Archer Emerald modular rig on the UK Continental Shelf. The Archer…

Drilling ramp up on Ekofisk

Mar 10, 2014

ConocoPhillips Norge is due to start a multi-year drilling campaign on the Greater Ekofisk area, offshore Norway, this Spring, as it seeks to continue production from the Ekofisk and Eldfisk fields for decades. The campaign follows start up on the Ekofisk South development…

Five Seadrill jackups for Mexico

Feb 18, 2014

Seadrill Ltd. has finalized contracts for four jackup drilling rigs for use by Mexico's national oil company Pemex Exploracion y Produccion, with a fifth due to be agreed in 2Q.  The contracts are for the jackup drilling units West Oberon…

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