Offshore Rigs News - page 95

Category B project cancelled

Jun 24, 2013

A project to design and build a new Category B semisubmersible rig capable of year-round well-intervention work offshore Norway has been cancelled. Aker Solutions and Statoil have said the technology development needed to build the rig…

Dalian wins Seadrill jackup order

Jun 20, 2013

Seadrill Ltd signed new contracts for the construction of two high specification jackup drilling rigs at Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Offshore Co., Ltd. (DSIC Offshore) in China.  The newbuild rigs are scheduled for delivery during 4Q 2015 and 1Q 2016…

Dutch develop dual MPT for new drillships

Jun 13, 2013

European editor Elaine Maslin went to visit Huisman’s yard in Schiedam, Netherlands, as the finishing touches were being carried out on the Noble Globetrotter II.    When offshore lifting, pipelay and drilling firm Huisman decided…

Statoil in NCS double

Jun 13, 2013

Norway’s Statoil has had a double success on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). Wildcat well 34/8/15 S on production license (PL) 120 proved gas and an appraisal well on the Johan Sverdrup field in PL265 confirmed the extent of the reservoir along the western margin of the field…

Progress after Piper

Jun 12, 2013

As the 25th anniversary of the UK North Sea Piper Alpha disaster approaches, GL Noble Denton looks at regulatory best practice. The 25-year anniversary of the Piper Alpha disaster provides an important opportunity to stop and reflect…

Colloquy: Safety first... in the North Sea

Jun 12, 2013

COLLOQUY: Editor's Column Beginning this month, we recognize the 25th anniversary of the Piper Alpha disaster. The Piper Alpha production platform was operated by Occidental Petroleum (Caledonia) Ltd. in the UK sector of the North Sea…

Atwood Beacon jackup to leave Israel for Italy

Jun 10, 2013

On June 5, Houston-based Atwood Oceanics Inc. announced a new drilling services contract with Eni S.p.A. for the Atwood Beacon. The independent leg cantilever jackup rig is currently working offshore Israel but will finish by July 2013. The…

Maersk's XL Enhanced 2 receives extension

Jun 07, 2013

Maersk Drilling received a contract extension for its newbuild ultra-harsh environment jackup XL Enhanced 2 from Det norske oljeselskap ASA. The two-year extension allows the jackup to service the Ivar Aasen project for a total of five years…

Keppel O&M to build US$800 million semi

Jun 04, 2013

Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M) through its subsidiaries Caspian Rigbuilders BV (an affiliated company of Keppel FELS) and Caspian Shipyard Company (CSC), has secured a contract from Caspian Drilling Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR)…

Latest Johan Sverdrup well a success

Jun 04, 2013

Lundin Petroleum is to update its reserves estimates on the giant Johan Sverdrup field offshore Norway after its latest appraisal well completed. Lundin says the latest well on the find, 16/2-21 located in PL501, had been a success finding…

Keppel delivers Super A Class to Discovery

Jun 03, 2013

Keppel FELS has delivered its first KFELS Super A Class jackup rig to Discovery Offshore for use in the North Sea.  Named Discovery Triumph, the first KFELS Super A Class jackup was delivered 46 days ahead of schedule and with a perfect safety record…

New jack-up for North Sea

May 28, 2013

Noble Corporation has ordered a new harsh-environment jack-up rig it is to deploy in the  North Sea from 2015. The new unit, based on the Gusto MSC CJ70 design and meeting an enhanced version of Norwegian oil firm Statoil's 'Cat J' specifications…

String of contracts for KCA Deutag

May 27, 2013

Drilling and engineering contractor KCA Deutag has picked up three drilling operation and maintenance contracts for work in the North Sea with operators Total E&P UK, EnQuest and CNR International (CNRI). The contracts with Total E&P…

Noble preps Aphrodite drilling

May 27, 2013

Noble Energy is to start drilling on Aphrodite 2 offshore Cyprus in the next two weeks, according to partners on the project.  Delek Group, whose subsidiaries Delek Drilling and Avner are partners on Aphrodite in Block 12, said the work…

Sub-commercial Black Sea well for Petroceltic

May 24, 2013

Petroceltic International has said the first of a four-well campaign in the Black Sea is to be plugged and abandoned after finding sub-commercial gas shows.  The Kamchia-1 exploration well, in the Galata concession offshore Bulgaria,…

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