Offshore Rigs News


ADNOC to Buy Dozens of Rigs

Nov 14, 2019

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) said its drilling subsidiary will acquire dozens of rigs to support that national oil company’s upstream growth plans.In the first phase of the wider fleet expansion program, ADNOC acquired, in November 2019…

Shell Contracts Maersk Developer

Nov 13, 2019

Maersk Drilling has entered a contract with Shell subsidiary BG International, for work offshore Trinidad and Tobago on a two-well development project for the semi-submersible rig Maersk Developer.The contract has an estimated duration of 171…

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…

GMS Wins Jack-up Contract

Nov 05, 2019

Gulf Marine Services (GMS), a provider of self-propelled jackup barges, said it has been awarded a four-year contract for a K-Class small vessel, from an unnamed Middle East national oil company.The world's leading provider of advanced self…

Dolphin Drilling Enters Alliance with i3 Energy

Oct 31, 2019

Offshore drilling contractor Dolphin Drilling announced a two-month contract extension with i3 Energy for use of the Borgland Dolphin semi-submersible drilling rig and agreed to enter into a four-year strategic operations agreement between both companies…

'Serious Injury' on Offshore Drilling Rig

Oct 21, 2019

An Australian offshore energy regulatory body has issued a prohibition notice to Diamond Offshore following a serious injury to a worker on board one of its mobile offshore drilling units operating in the Bass Strait last month.The National…

Temasek Bids $3 Bln for Control of Keppel

Oct 21, 2019

Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings is offering to buy control of conglomerate Keppel Corp in a S$4.1 billion ($3 billion) deal that could hasten a consolidation in the rig building sector which is battling the effects of low oil prices…

A New Slant on Decommissioning

Oct 21, 2019

Shallow gas reservoirs drilled into at a 60-degree angle from the surface in the 1980s have posed a unique decommissioning challenge – resulting in a new design modular plug and abandonment (P&A) unit.When it comes to decommissioning, many operators…

Keppel Delivers Jackup to Borr Drilling

Oct 15, 2019

Borr Drilling has teaken delivery of a newbuild jackup drilling rig from Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) subsidiary Keppel FELS. Built to Keppel’s proprietary KFELS B Class design, Hermod is the fourth of eleven jackup rigs that Keppel is building for the offshore drilling contractor…

Keppel, Sembcorp Reach Deal with Embattled Brazil Firm

Oct 07, 2019

Singapore firms Keppel Corp and Sembcorp Marine said on Monday they had reached settlements with indebted Brazilian firm Sete Brasil over long-standing contracts to build drillships and rigs.Sete, which leased oil rigs to Brazil's state oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras)…

Transocean Floater Deployed with Hybrid ESS

Oct 02, 2019

Transocean has deployed the world’s first hybrid energy storage system aboard a floating drilling unit. The system is now operational on the Transocean Spitsbergen, engaged in drilling operations at the Snorre field in Norway, the drilling contractor said on Wednesday…

Four Steps to Successful Rig Intake

Sep 25, 2019

After a period of dormancy, drilling activity and rig utilization is up. Yet despite an increase in demand for rigs, there is still an oversupply. Few long-term fixtures, gaps in schedules and rigs moving between different regulatory regimes create new rig intake challenges…

ModuSpec to Operate Independently

Sep 24, 2019

Rig inspection services company ModuSpec said it has reemerged as an independent operating company following a strategic restructure of engineering and technical professional services organization Lloyd’s Register (LR).In March, LR announced…

Pemex Charters 2 CIMC Jack-ups

Sep 03, 2019

Mexican state-owned giant Pemex has chartered two jack-up rigs built and currently owned by Chinese yard CIMC Raffles.The two 400ft Jack-Up Drilling Rigs held a naming and departure ceremony at Longkou. The two rigs will soon sail to the gulf…

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