Offshore Rigs News - page 98


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…

Petrobras cancels rig order

Nov 30, 2012

Petrobras cancels rig contract with Ocean Rig Petrobras has cancelled a leasing contract with Ocean Rig, the Brasilian NOC announced on 29 November 2012.Petrobras had announced in February that it planned to lease five drilling rigs…

What next for the offshore sector?

Nov 20, 2012

‘BW Offshore's Yùum K'ak' Náab FPSO has been producing Pemex' KMZ field in the Mexican sector of the Gulf of Mexico since 2007. BW is also supplying the first FPSO for the US sector of the Gulf of Mexico. The BW Pioneer is moored at Petrobras'…

Dolphin Drilling nets Borgholm LOI

Nov 08, 2012

Dolphin Drilling Ltd, a subsidiary of Fred. Olsen Energy ASA, has receive a letter of intent for the provision of the accommodation semi-submersible Borgholm Dolphin for a twelve month period commencing 1 June 2013 supporting operations in the UK sector…

Rig market

Nov 01, 2012

Utilization for the worldwide mobile offshore drilling fleet remains at a steady 77%. Overall utilization in the Australia/New Zealand market stands at 100% as every rig in the region is contracted.Demand in the Australia/New Zealand…

Drillers on road to recovery

Nov 01, 2012

Rising day rates and demand for drilling in deepwater environments are helping the offshore drilling sector recover from not just the global economic gloom of recent years but also the post-Macondo drilling moratorium in the US. According to…

Products in action

Oct 25, 2012

Inside PazflorBelgian firm VRcontext International was recently contracted by Total E&P Angola to deliver a 3D immersive training simulator (ITS) for the Pazflor FPSO, to be anchored on one of Total’s largest offshore producing assets.The company’s…

A 'wells-up approach' to rig design

Oct 07, 2012

Getting the drilling facilities design process right not only ensures the operator gets the ideal rig for the job but also increases HSE and operational efficiencies and cuts rig construction and commissioning costs. Andy Kay and Rodrigo Rendon discuss the RDS approach…

Rig market

Oct 01, 2012

Utilization for the worldwide mobile offshore drilling fleet continues to hold steady at 77% – almost five points higher than this time last year. The trailing twelve-month utilization average is at 75%. Floater utilization in the Gulf of Mexico…

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