Offshore Rigs News


Maersk Drilling, Aker BP in Jack-Up Rig Swap Deal

Jan 17, 2022

Danish offshore oil and gas drilling company Maersk Drilling and the Norwegian oil company Aker BP have entered into a rig swap agreement .Under the agreement, the jack-up rig Maersk Reacher will be replaced by the low-emission jack-up rig Maersk…

Abu Dhabi's Offshore Service Firm ZMI Secures up to $500M Financing Facility

Jan 11, 2022

Abu Dhabi's offshore marine services company ZMI Holdings said on Tuesday it had signed and closed a new senior secured financing facility of up to $500 million.It will help ZMI invest further in its growth markets, and provide committed and…

Chariot Makes 'Transformational' Gas Find at Anchois Well, Offshore Morocco

Jan 10, 2022

Oil and gas company Chariot has said it has made a significant gas discovery at the Anchois well in the Lixus License, offshore Morocco.Using Stena Drilling's Stena Don semi-submersible drilling rig, Chariot drilled the Anchois-2 appraisal and exploration well to a total measured depth of 2…

Frustrating but Necessary: Challenging Seabed Conditions Force IOG to Move Drilling Rig Off Southwark Site

Jan 10, 2022

UK North Sea-focused oil and gas company IOG has hit a setback with the Southwark project drilling and has to move the Noble Hans Deul rig jack-up rig from the Southern North Sea drilling site due to the challenging seabed conditions.As previously reported…

IOG Spuds First Southwark Well

Jan 05, 2022

UK-based oil and gas company IOG has started drilling the first development well at the Southwark gas field in the UK North Sea.The Noble Hans Deul jack-up rig had mobilized from repairs in Dundee on December 3, 2021, and initially jacked up at the Southwark Platform on December 9…

Valaris Announces More Drilling Contracts

Jan 04, 2022

Offshore drilling contractor Valaris on Tuesday announced a new group of contracts for its rigs to be utilized in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, U.K. North Sea and off the coast of Australia.Valaris said it secured a one-well contract with Kosmos Energy in the U…

Valaris Announces Jackup Contracts with ARO Drilling

Jan 04, 2022

Offshore drilling contractor Valaris announced on Monday that it has been awarded new bareboat charter agreements with ARO Drilling for several jackups. ARO Drilling, a joint venture between Valaris and Saudi Aramco, has signed contracts with…

Glaucus-2: ExxonMobil Starts Drilling at Block 10, Offshore Cyprus

Dec 24, 2021

U.S. oil major ExxonMobil has started drilling the Glaucus-2 well in Block 10, offshore Cyprus, to better understand the size of the giant Glaucus-1 gas discovery made in the block back in 2019.The news was shared this week by the Cypriot Ministry of Energy…

Western Gas' Environment Plan for Sasanof-1 Drilling Gets Regulator's Approval

Dec 23, 2021

Australian oil and gas company Western Gas has said that regulator NOPSEMA has accepted its Environment Plan to manage activities for the Sasanof-1 exploration well on the North West Shelf, Australia.Drilling is scheduled to start in March/April 2022 using the Valaris MS-1 semi-submersible rig…

Island Drilling Rig Lands Work in UK, Mauritania

Dec 22, 2021

Offshore drilling company Island Drilling has this week secured two contracts for its 2012-built harsh-environment drilling semi-submersible drilling rig Island Innovator.The company said Tuesday it had won a contract with Petrofac to carry…

Rig on the Move: Carnarvon Energy Set to Spud Buffalo-10 Well in Timor Sea

Dec 22, 2021

After weeks of delays, Australian oil and gas company Carnarvon Energy has informed that the Valaris JU-107 jack-up drilling rig is now being mobilized to the Buffalo-10 location, in the Timor Sea, with the drilling operation expected to start 'within a week…

New Fortress Energy to Deploy 'Fast LNG' to Develop Mauritania's Offshore Gas Reserves

Dec 22, 2021

New Fortress Energy has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Mauritania for the development of an Energy Hub, including natural gas, power, liquefied natural gas ('LNG'), and blue ammonia, using existing offshore gas reserves off the coast of Mauritania…

GMS Bags Two Deals for E-Class Jack-ups

Dec 21, 2021

GMS, a provider of jack-up service vessels for the offshore energy industry, has secured two new contracts for its E Class vessels.One E Class (Large Class) award includes a 6-month contract including options, for an unnamed renewables client in northwest Europe…

Equinor Gets OK to Use Odfjell Drilling Rig at Johan Sverdrup Field

Dec 20, 2021

Norwegian oil company Equinor has obtained regulatory consent for the use of Odfjell Drilling's Deepsea Atlantic semi-submersible drilling rig at the Johan Sverdrup oil field.The consent was granted by the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway and…

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