Offshore Rigs News


Prosafe Gets Short Respite from Creditors

3 hours ago

Offshore accommodation rig provider Prosafe has been given some breathing room by its creditors.The company earlier this month said it had agreed on an extension to the forbearance from the non-payments and defaults with a majority of its lenders across its $1…

ONGC Moves 33 Offshore Rigs Ahead of Monsoon Season

Jun 01, 2020

ONGC has moved  33 offshore jack-up rigs to new drilling locations ahead of the adverse weather conditions associated with the Indian monsoon season. According to AqualisBraemar, which assisted with ONGC’s rig moves, said the operation was completed…

PSA Norway OKs Neptune's Gjøa Drilling Plans

Jun 01, 2020

Oil and gas company Neptune Energy has been given a regulatory consent to use the Deepsea Yantai drilling rig for production drilling at its Gjøa field, offshore Norway.According to the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway which gave the consent last week the drilling will take 240 days to complete…

Aker BP Cleared to Use Maersk Invincible Rig for P&A at Valhall

May 29, 2020

Norwegian oil company Aker BP has secured consent from the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway to use the Maersk Invincible jack-up rig on its Valhall field in the North Sea, offshore Norway.The consent is for the use of the Maersk Invincible…

UAE: Jack-Up Providers Team Up to Cut Costs

May 29, 2020

UAE-based jack-up services provider Gulf Marine Services has entered into a framework agreement with Zakher Marine International ('ZMI'), a privately-owned offshore services provider also based in UAE. Both companies own fleets of self-propelled…

Seafox Drops Takeover Pursuit of GMS

May 28, 2020

Dutch jack-up services company Seafox has ended its pursuit to acquire rival Gulf Marine Services.After it in April floated an idea about the possible takeover of GMS, the GMS board rejected the plan deeming the move opportunistic, valuing the company's equity 'at only US$32 million…

Yme Start-Up Moved for 2021 as COVID-19 Delays Maersk Inspirer Works

May 28, 2020

The article originally titled 'Yme Start-up Date Uncertain as COVID-19 Delays Maersk Inspirer Works' has been updated to include a statement by the Repsol spokesperson who has confirmed the start-up is now expected in 2021.Spanish oil firm Repsol…

Norway: OMV Gets NPD Nod for Hades Drilling

May 27, 2020

Austrian oil and gas firm OMV has been granted a permit for the drilling of the offshore well 6506/11-12 S in the Norwegian Sea.The company's Norwegian subsidiary OMV Norge will use the Island Innovator semi-submersible to drill the appraisal…

GMS Fleet Utilization at 2015 High as More Middle East Work Secured

May 27, 2020

Gulf Marine Services PLC (GMS), a UAE-bases supplier of offshore jack-up service units, has won a seven-month contract for one of its E-Class (large) vessels, and an extension for a smaller unit.Under the 7-month contract which also includes extension options…

NOIA: U.S. Offshore Drilling Ban Would Crush Jobs, Govt Revenues

May 26, 2020

A U.S. ban on new offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, which presidential hopeful Joe Biden promised to enact if elected, would lead to hundreds of thousands of job losses and billions in lost government revenue over 20 years, an offshore drilling industry group said on Tuesday…

BPC Hires Stena Drillship for Bahamas Drilling

May 26, 2020

Bahamas Petroleum Company (BPC) has signed an offshore drilling rig contract with Stena Drilling. BPC will use the drilling rig to drill its Perseverance #1 prospect offshore The Bahamas.As previously reported, Bahamas has postponed the Perseverance…

ConocoPhillips to Use Rowan Norway Jack-Up for Ekofisk P&A

May 25, 2020

Oil company ConocoPhillips has been given permission to use the Rowan Norway jack-up unit at its Ekofisk field in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.The consent was granted by the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway and relates to the plugging…

Borr in Talks with Lenders, Shipyards to Adjust Obligations. Eyes Rig Sales

May 21, 2020

Jack-up drilling company Borr Drilling has started talks with creditors and shipyards to defer certain payments and is looking to sell some modern drilling rigs to boost its liquidity. The company has said it has executed a company-wide cost…

Holders of 52.24% GMS Shares Say They Won't Accept Seafox Proposal

May 21, 2020

Gulf Marine Services, a UAE-based company owning a fleet of jack-up service vessels, said Thursday it had received letters from shareholders who collectively hold 52.24 percent of the company's issued share capital saying that they didn't plant to accept Seafox's takeover proposal…

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