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NATO Submarine Base to Become Rig Haven

Mar 01, 2013

Norwegian Ministry of Defense approves sale of Olavsvern naval base outside Tromsø.Location of Olavsvern naval baseThe sale is to the investor group Triko AS which includes Odfjell Drilling, PSW Rig Service, and in cooperation with Petro Support Group…

Hercules adds Ben Avon jackup

Feb 26, 2013

Hercules Offshore Inc. acquired the offshore drilling rig Ben Avon from a subsidiary of KCA Deutag for US$55 million in cash, the company announced on 21 February 2013. Ben Avon Jackup Rig (Image: KCA Deutag)The Ben Avon is a LeTourneau Class…

Palfinger Dreggen to deliver 30 offshore cranes to Brazil

Feb 19, 2013

Palfinger Dreggen AS has been awarded a contract for the delivery of 28 cranes to Sembcorp Marine’s subsidiary Jurong Shipyard Pte. Ltd. The contract includes the supply of cranes for seven drillships to Sete Brasil, scheduled for delivery between 2014 and 2017…

Transocean names newbuild jackups

Feb 19, 2013

Transocean celebrates two new jackupsDancing, speech and gift giving and flying confetti were the order of the day at the formal naming ceremonies today for two newbuild High-Specification Jackups,Transocean Siam Driller and Transocean Andaman…

Mediterranean Oil & Gas contracts with AGR to drill Malta well

Feb 18, 2013

Malta Offshore Area 4 (Image: Mediterranean Oil & Gas plc)Mediterranean Oil & Gas Plc. (LON:MOG) is continuing its preparations for the arrival of the Hagar Qim 1 well off Malta in the final quarter of the year.The latest development is…

Oceaneering nets Transocean contract

Feb 14, 2013

Oceaneering to provide 3 BOP control systems Multiplex Control Pod (Image: Oceaneering) Oceaneering International, Inc. secured contracts with a subsidiary of Transocean Ltd. to provide three subsea blowout preventer (BOP) control systems…

Prosafe wins Cantarell extension

Feb 13, 2013

Cotemar Group extends contracts for Prosafe semisubs at Cantarell fieldProsafe's Jasminia accomodation semisub accommodates 535 personnel (Image: Prosafe SE)Mexico’s Cotemar Group, a private company headquartered in San Pedro Garza García…

Archer secures Heimdel contract

Feb 12, 2013

Archer to provide P&A services for Statoil Image: ArcherArcher Ltd., a global oilfield service provider headquartered in Bermuda, has secured a contract with Statoil for the permanent plugging and abandonment of 12 gas wells on the…

Safety becomes ‘cool’

Feb 01, 2013

Offshore work can be dangerous and many accidents have a strong human element in their causation. Victor Schmidt explains why the oil & gas industry must constantly adapt and adjust its work practices and tools to improve worker safety.Mass…

Dalian wins Seadrill jackup contract

Feb 01, 2013

Newbuilds are slated to cost US$230 million F&G JU2000E design (Image: Friede & Goldman)Seadrill has entered into an agreement for the construction of two high specification jack-up drilling rigs with Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Offshore Inc…

A streamlined approach to tubular management

Feb 01, 2013

Weatherford has been mobilizing a bucking unit equipped with torque/turn process control systems to an operator’s onshore Australian support base and providing full pipe preparation. Weatherford’s Aaron Sinnott explains how these services significantly reduced operating costs…

Dana targets Norwegian prospect

Dec 11, 2012

Transocean BarentsDana Petroleum has started drilling a new prospect in the Norwegian Sea in partnership with the operator Maersk Oil Norway.The drilling rig Transocean Barents has started operations on the Albert prospect in production license PL 513 in the Haltenbanken area…

Keppel FELS delivers Primus jack-up

Dec 04, 2012

Keppel Fels JackupKeppel FELS delivers new jackup to Oro Negro Keppel FELS has delivered Primus, a KFELS B Class jackup rig, to offshore Mexican oil field services company, Integradora de Servicios Petroleros Oro Negro, seven days early and with a perfect safety record…

Shelf acquires Transocean rigs

Dec 03, 2012

Four Friede & Goldman L-780-Mod II jack-ups were sold to Shelf Drilling by TransoceanShelf closes $1.05 B jack-up rigs acquisitionTransocean has completed the sale of 38 shallow water rigs to newcomer Shelf Drilling for $1.05 billion, the company announced on 30 November 2012…

89 injured at Jurong Shipyard

Dec 03, 2012

Noble Regina Allen Illustration89 workers hurt after newbuild jack-up lists 89 workers were hospitalized following an accident at Jurong Shipyard in Singapore on 3 December 2012.The workers were onboard the Noble Regina Allen jack-up rig…

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