Offshore Rigs News - page 97


Tanzania success for BG Group

May 01, 2013

BG Group today announced it had completed another successful drill stem test in Block 1 offshore Tanzania, with initial results from the Mzia-2 well showing better than expected properties in the deeper Cretaceous reservoir.  The test on Mzia-2…

Nordic awarded Danish licence

May 01, 2013

Nordic Energy PLC, a company focussed on making investments in the North Sea oil and gas sector, is pleased to announce that NikOil Limited (‘NikOil’), a private company jointly owned by the Directors of Nordic, has been awarded by the Danish Government the 3…

Wartsila wins Chinese rig supply

Apr 17, 2013

Wärtsilä will supply a comprehensive, fully integrated power, propulsion and positioning system for a DP3 Dynamically Positioned offshore accommodation rig being built in China, the company announced on 17 April 2013. Wartsila power…

Increasing returns from asset management investment

Apr 14, 2013

The offshore industry is perhaps the single most demanding environment for assets. Exposure to the elements, the remote nature of drilling equipment, limited space, a volatile project-oriented environment, and risk management concerns, all…

Working with efficiency

Apr 14, 2013

With increased focus on the negative impact of subsea noise on the marine environment, regulators are considering action. Until then, different stakeholders are working together to develop a range of technical solutions to manage the issue…

Tender rig sale

Apr 10, 2013

Norway’s Seadrill completed the sale of its tender rig business to Malaysia’s SapuraKencana Petroleum for $2.9 billion. SapuraKencana will acquire all the tender rigs in Seadrill’s fleet except for the West Vencedor, T15, and T16.

Stone secures Ensco rig for Cardona

Apr 08, 2013

Stone Energy Corp. hired an ENSCO drilling rig for its Cardona program at Mississippi Canyon block 29, the company announced on April 8, 2013.an ENSCO 8500 series drilling rigThe Ensco 8500 series dynamically-positioned deepwater drilling rig…

COSL increases Norway presence

Apr 04, 2013

China Oilfield Services Limited (COSL) is pleased to announce that COSLPromoter, a semi-submersible drilling rig of the Group, has officially commenced operation in Norwegian North Sea for an eight-year service contract with Statoil ASA on 2 April 2013 Norwegian Time…

Keppel secures Grupo R order

Mar 28, 2013

Keppel FELS, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), has secured contracts from Mexican drilling company, Grupo R, to build four jackup rigs worth US$820 million. Seadrill's West Ariel jackup rig is a KFELS B Class design (Image: Keppel Corp…

Wood Group and MWCC form response team

Mar 26, 2013

Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC) and Wood Group PSN today announced the formation of an offshore reserve response team.Made up of 100 select reserve operations personnel, the team will be activated should MWCC’s modular capture vessels…

Endeavor Management to advise Petrobras on Papa Terra project

Mar 11, 2013

Endeavor wins Papa Terra advisory projectEndeavor Management announced today that Petrobras has retained the Houston-based consulting firm to provide third-party review and advisory services on the Papa Terra project. Endeavor will work…

Sevan Drilling chooses IFS asset management software

Mar 07, 2013

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that Sevan Drilling ASA, an international ultra-deepwater (UDW) drilling contractor, has chosen IFS Applications for Offshore Service to streamline its onshore and offshore operations…

New semi delivered to Mexico’s Grupo R

Mar 05, 2013

The newbuild semisubmersible La Muralla IV arrived in Mexico waters after a 16,200-mile journey.Fairmount Marine’s tug Fairmount Glacier delivered the semisubmersible La Muralla IV to the Bay of Campeche, Mexico. The rig was towed from Okpo…

Seadrill orders two new jackups

Mar 05, 2013

Seadrill has exercised fixed price options for the construction of two high specification jack-up drilling rigs at Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Offshore Co., Ltd. (DSIC Offshore) in China. The rigs are scheduled for delivery during the third and fourth quarter of 2015…

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…

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