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CIMC Raffles delivers Gulf Driller jackup

May 12, 2014

CIMC Raffles at Yantai delivered the jackup rig Gulf Driller No.1 to ship owner COSL, the company announced 10 May 2014.  CIMC Raffles said the jackup is expected to set out for the Bohai gulf. The Super M2 jackup rig was designed by…

OTC14: Oerlikon Fairfield debuts jacking drives

May 05, 2014

Oerlikon Fairfield will market two new jacking drives, its S1500 and its S500, at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) May 5-8 at Reliant Park in Houston, Texas. With the addition of these two models, Oerlikon Fairfield now has a…

Jackups on the rise

May 01, 2014

Three newbuild jackups based on the XL Enhanced design will hit the market in 2014, 2015, and 2016. Photo from Maersk Drilling. A number of rig providers are increasing their fleet with builds over the next three years…

Drydocks completes NDC jackup

Apr 30, 2014

Drydocks World has completed a major repair and refurbishment of National Drilling Company’s (NDC) jackup drilling rig Al Ittihad. The company has carried out maintenance work on several of NDC’s rigs and the numbers have increased over the years…

Angola salvage will take 10 months

Apr 28, 2014

Boskalis said that salvage work to remove a capsized jackup from shallow waters near Angola's new liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plant should be completed by March 2015. The three-legged Perro Negro 6 jackup drilling rig (shown at…

Ensco jackup sale part of trend

Apr 24, 2014

Ensco plc sold its ENSCO 85 jackup rig for $64 million, the company announced on 24 April 2014. The sale is part of trend among jackup rig providers including Transocean, Maersk Drilling, Noble, and Seadrill to modinize their fleets (See 'Jackups on the rise' in OE May 2014)…

Pemex contracts second Diamond semisub

Apr 24, 2014

Pemex has contracted with Houston-based Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc. for an additional semisubmersible drilling rig, according to DODI's fleet status report issued yesterday. The Ocean Ambassador semisub, built in 1975, is rated to work in 1100ft water depth…

Songa Offshore selects IFS software for fleet

Apr 23, 2014

Cyprus-based Songa Offshore SE, an international midwater drilling contractor active in the North Atlantic basin, has chosen to deploy IFS Applications for Offshore Service to support its onshore and offshore operations. The contract includes…

Noble bullish, despite slowdown

Apr 18, 2014

A slowdown in 2014 drilling will be short-lived, according to Noble Corporation, which posted growing margins thanks to its expanding fleet, with another four units due for delivery by the end of 2014.  Noble’s chairman, president and CEO…

Baker Hughes: 17 Apr Rig Count

Apr 17, 2014

Baker Hughes has announced its weekly rig count for the US and Canada. US: The US Rig Count is unchanged from last week at 1831, with oil rigs down 7 to 1510, gas rigs up 6 to 316, and miscellaneous rigs up 1 to 5. US Rig Count increased by 73 rigs from last year to 1758…

Ensco orders two Lamprell jackups

Apr 15, 2014

Rig operator Ensco plc has ordered two new jackup drilling rigs from Dubai-based Lamprell, and has options for two additional units, exercisable within six months from the effective date of the contract. The inititial contract is for two high-specification…

Double jackup order for Drydocks

Apr 14, 2014

Dubai’s Drydocks World is to build two new Gusto MSC CJ54-X135-A-design jackup rigs for Malta Oil & Gas./p> The triangular-shaped hull units (pictured) will be 76 x 76m with 180.6m-long, open-truss legs with rack and pinion type elevating systems and leg-to-hull fixation systems…

OMV selects AGR for drilling

Apr 10, 2014

AGR has been awarded a new well management services contract by OMV (Norge). The contract, which is for three years, with the option of two further years, also covers delivery of other drilling and well engineering services for complete well construction…

Norwegian Pil "a company maker"

Apr 10, 2014

Partners in the Pil exploration well 6406/12-3 S have carried out “a highly successful production test” (Drill Stem Test/DST) on the well, on the Norwegian Sea’s Halten Terrace. The well flowed at 6710 bo/d of 37° API oil from a 56/64in…

Statoil bets on Flemish Pass

Apr 01, 2014

A lot has changed for Statoil in the past four years. In 2010, the company had two core exploration areas (the Norwegian Continental Shelf and the US Gulf of Mexico), said Jez Averty, Senior Vice President of Exploration for Statoil, North America…

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