Offshore Rigs News

Seatrium Delivers New Jackup Rig to ADNOC Drilling

Aug 22, 2023

Singaporean shipbuilder Seatrium New Energy, formerly Keppel FELS, on Tuesday announced it has delivered a new jackup rig to the UAE's ADNOC Drilling.The rig, named AlSila, is among five that Seatrium had been building for Borr Drilling. In 2022…

Diamond Offshore's Ocean Apex Starts Drilling off Australia

Aug 21, 2023

Offshore drilling contractor Diamond Offshore announced its semisubmersible rig Ocean Apex has commenced a two-well drilling campaign for Woodside Energy in Australia.The rig recently underwent a five-year special periodic survey at the Seatrium…

Borr Drilling Secures Jack-up Contract Extension

Jun 23, 2023

Offshore drilling contractor Borr Drilling announced it has secured a contract extension for its jack-up drilling rig Mist from Valeura Energy in Thailand.The contract extension covers a firm term of 9 months starting in direct continuation…

Dolphin Drilling Acquires Two Semi-sub Rigs From Transocean

Jun 22, 2023

Oslo-based offshore drilling contractor Dolphin Drilling announced Thursday it had reached a deal to acquire two semi-submersible drilling rigs, the Paul B. Loyd Jr. and the Transocean Leader from Transocean for a total of $61.5 million (plus an additional $3 million)…

Seadrill Sells Three Tender-assist Units for $85 Million

Jun 21, 2023

Offshore drilling firm Seadrill on Wednesday announced it has agreed to sell three tender-assist units to Singapore's Energy Drilling Pte Ltd for a total of $85 million in cash.The units are the semi-tender West Vencedor and tender rigs T-15 and T-16…

Vahana Aryan Becomes First Jack-up Unit to Receive DNV's Abate-Ready Notation

Apr 05, 2023

Dubai-based Vahana Marine Solutions DMCC's Vahana Aryan vessel has become the first jack-up unit to receive DNV’s Abate-Ready notation. According to DNV, the Abate notation is designed to assist the owners and operators of offshore units to…

APA Corp to Drop a North Sea Rig as Tax Rate Bites

Feb 23, 2023

U.S. oil and gas producer APA Corp on Thursday said it planned to drop a drilling rig in the North Sea as recent increases to tax rates have made its operations there less competitive.Britain last year announced plans to boost windfall taxes…

Well-Safe Solutions, Apache in Multi-year Offshore Well Decommissioning Deal

Feb 15, 2023

Offshore decommissioning firm Well-Safe Solutions and oil firm Apache Corporation have signed a multi-year framework agreement to plug and abandon wells in the North Sea.The deal provides Apache with access to Well-Safe Solutions' decommissioning rigs…

Aquadrill Clinches $138M Charter for Capella Drillship

Nov 23, 2022

Aquadrill, formerly Seadrill Partners, has agreed to supply its Capella drillship for a four-well firm contract, plus two priced and three mutually agreed upon optional wells, for operations in Indonesia.The firm part of the contract is expected to have a total value of about $138 million…

Prosafe Says Places Best Bid for Offshore Accommodation Contract with Petrobras

Oct 17, 2022

Prosafe, a company offering offshore accommodation services for oil and gas clients, said Saturday it had submitted the most competitive offer in a bidding process for a 650-day contract with the Brazilian oil and gas company Petrobras. The contract value is approximately USD 73 million…

Keppel, Borr Drilling Strike Deal on Delivery Schedule for Five Jack-up Rigs

Oct 12, 2022

Singapore's Keppel said on Wednesday that it had reached a deal with the offshore drilling company Borr Drilling over the delivery schedule for five jack-up rigs ordered previously by Borr Drilling.The rig builder had in 2020 and 2021 agreed…

ADNOC Drilling Buys Two Jack-up Rigs

Sep 26, 2022

ADNOC Drilling announced it has signed an agreement to acquire an additional two offshore jack-up drilling unit for a combined cost of $140 million.The two new rigs will join the ADNOC Drilling fleet and commence operations by the end of 2022…

Transocean Lands 17 Well Deal in Norway

Sep 22, 2022

Austria's OMV and German operator Wintershall Dea have jointly contracted Transocean's Transocean Norge semisubmersible drilling rig for drilling 17 wells in Norway. The two firms also said they had entered into an exclusive partnership with…

Well-Safe Solutions Nets $30M North Sea P&A Deal with Neptune Energy

Sep 20, 2022

Oil and gas company Neptune Energy said Tuesday it had awarded a $30 million decommissioning contract to Well-Safe Solutions, for a campaign covering more than 20 wells located across eight Dutch and UK North Sea fields.'It is the first multi-region…

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