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Safe Eurus Delivered

Jul 04, 2019

Norwegian semi-submersible accommodation vessel owner Prosafe has taken delivery of the Safe Eurus, an advanced and flexible vessel for worldwide operations excluding Norway.The Safe Eurus was delivered in May and will shortly begin mobilization…

Maersk Discoverer Lands More Work in Egypt

Jul 02, 2019

Maersk Drilling said Edison E&P has signed on its deepwater semisubmersible drilling rig Maersk Discoverer to drill an exploration well in the North Thekah gas field offshore Egypt.The contract is expected to commence in the fourth quarter this year and includes an additional one-well option…

GulfSlope Hires Ensco Rowan Rig

Jun 25, 2019

Houston-based oil and gas company GulfSlope Energy has executed a drilling services contract with Ensco Offshore Company, a subsidiary of EnscoRowan, to secure and utilize the Ensco 102 jack-up rig.The U.S. Gulf of Mexico focused independent…

LOTOS Buys Maersk Jack-up

Jun 21, 2019

Danish-based Maersk Drilling said on Friday it has sold the Maesrk Giant  jack-up drilling rig to the Poland's LOTOS Petrobaltic GroupThe rig will be renamed Giant, and the new owners will use the jack-up for drilling solely in the Baltic Sea…

BP Rig Arrives On Site Despite Protests

Jun 19, 2019

A BP drilling rig reached its destination in the North Sea on Wednesday after 11 days of delays due to Greenpeace protests over climate change, the activist group said.The 40,000-metric-ton Paul Loyd JNR left Cromarty Firth, north of Inverness…

ONGC Moves 35 Rigs for Monsoon Season

Jun 17, 2019

India’s Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) has moved a record high 35 offshore drilling rigs to new locations ahead of the Indian monsoon season, said marine and offshore engineering consultancy Aqualis Offshore.Aqualis Offshore assisted with the majority of the rig moves…

Activists Climb North Sea-bound Oil Rig

Jun 10, 2019

Activists have halted the progress of an oil rig destined for BP's North Sea exploration program off the coast of Scotland, environmental group Greenpeace said on Sunday.The rig, Paul B Loyd Jr, owned by Transocean, was on its way to the Vorlich field to drill for operator BP…

Kongsberg Package for Awilco Newbuild

Jun 05, 2019

A new, state-of-the-art semi-submersible drilling rig being built by Keppel Offshore & Marine for Awilco Drilling will feature an integrated equipment suite from Kongsberg Maritime.Kongsberg said the milestone order from Keppel is its first…

Stena Drillship Gains Cyber Secure Notation

Jun 04, 2019

Classification society DNV GL reports it has signed a contract for the first Cyber Secure class notation with Stena Drilling. The contract covers the application of the “Basic+” notation to the drillship Stena IceMAX and includes the vessel’s dynamic positioning…

ST Engineering Sets Up Mississippi Subsidiary

May 31, 2019

Singapore Technologies Engineering (ST Engineering) announced that its U.S. company Vision Technologies Systems (VT Systems) has set up a subsidiary ST Engineering Halter Marine and Offshore, based in Pascagoula, Miss., with share capital of US$10 (approximately S$13…

Saipem Scores Drilling Work

May 20, 2019

Italian services provider Saipem said it has been awarded new contracts in offshore drilling in Norway and the Middle East totaling over $100 million.One contract was signed with Repsol Norge AS for the drilling of a well for operations in Norway expected to commence in the third quarter of 2019…

Day Rates to Rise 15% for Working Rigs by 2021

May 17, 2019

The offshore oil and gas industry appears to be in a fragile recovery, according to research consultancy Westwood Global Energy Group.Oil prices are expected to remain between $60/bbl and $80/bbl into the early 2020s before rising, and offshore spending between 2019 and 2023 is projected to hit $1…

Is There a Golden Opportunity for Jack-ups?

May 13, 2019

As oil prices continue to stabilize, operators are looking for the most efficient drilling and intervention methods to keep their downturn inspired cost savings in place.Jack-up rigs have long been known as the cheaper alternative to their floating cousins…

Aker BP Cleared for Freke-Garm Exploration

May 09, 2019

Aker BP is gearing up to drill its Freke-Garm exploration well in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea using Odfjell Drilling's Deepsea Stavanger semisubmersible drilling rig. Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) authorised the well, 15/6-15…

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