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Seadrill Announces $361 Million In Contract Extensions

Jun 22, 2022

Offshore drilling contractor Seadrill on Wednesday announced it has been awarded contract extensions for three of its jack-up rigs for work offshore in the Arabian Gulf.The firm term of each contract is three years with commencement in direct continuation of the current contracts…

Floatel's Offshore Accommodation Unit Gets Extension in Brazil

Jun 09, 2022

Oslo-listed offshore accommodation rig provider Floatel International has won a contract extension for one of its units with Equinor in Brazil.Equinor has extended the contract for the Floatel Victory semi-submersible accommodation unit. The…

Well-Safe Solutions Takes Over WilPhoenix Rig from Awilco Drilling

Jun 09, 2022

UK-based offshore drilling company Awilco Drilling has completed the sale of its WilPhoenix semi-submersible drilling rig to P&A specialist to Well-Safe Solutions.The proposed sale was first announced early in May, when Oslo-listed Awilco Drilling said the rig would be sold for $15…

VIDEO: Turkey's TPAO Takes Delivery of Cobalt Explorer Drillship

May 26, 2022

Turkey's national oil and gas company TPAO has taken delivery of its new, seventh generation drillship, the Cobalt Explorer, acquired from the South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding Marine and Engineering.The acquisition of the Cobalt Explorer has expanded TPAO's drillship fleet to four units…

First Jack-up Rig Built for IMI Loaded Out

May 17, 2022

International Maritime Industries (IMI), which describes itself as the largest shipyard in the MENA region, and offshore construction firm Lamprell on Tuesday announced the successful completion of the load-out and float-off of the first jackup drilling unit being constructed for IMI…

Prosafe Wins Another Petrobras Tender

May 11, 2022

Oslo-listed offshore accommodation firm Prosafe said Wednesday it had been declared the winner of a bidding process for a four-year contract by Petrobras for the provision of the Safe Eurus semi-submersible vessel.The contract, subject to a…

PetroRio Acquires Semi-submersible Rig from Aquadrill

May 10, 2022

Brazilian oil company PetroRio announced on Tuesday it entered into an agreement with U.K.-based Aquadrill to acquire the semi-submersible drilling rig Capricorn for $40 million.The Friede & Goldman ExD millennium design rig was delivered in…

Prosafe Bags 4-Year Flotel Contract with Petrobras

May 04, 2022

Offshore accommodation specialist Prosafe has won a four-year contract with the Brazilian oil company Petrobras for the provision of the Safe Notos semi-submersible accommodation rig.Petrobras will use the accommodation unit for safety and maintenance support offshore Brazil…

Offshore Rig Builders Keppel O&M and Sembcorp Marine Set to Combine

Apr 27, 2022

Singapore's Sembcorp Marine (Sembmarine) has agreed to a multi-billion dollar merger with Keppel Corp's larger offshore and marine unit, a year after the Temasek-backed firms began deal talks to cope with an industry downturn.The loss-making…

Prosafe Wins Petrobras Tender for Accommodation Rig Supply

Apr 08, 2022

Offshore accommodation rig provider Prosafe has won a bidding process for a four-year contract with Petrobras for the supply of a semi-submersible vessel for safety and maintenance support offshore Brazil. Prosafe, which plans to deploy the Safe Notos semi-submersible floated for the contract…

Wilkie Rejoins Westwood's RigLogix Team

Mar 31, 2022

Westwood Global Energy Group (Westwood), an energy market research and consultancy firm, has appointed Teresa Wilkie to its RigLogix team as Research Director.The appointment marks Wilkie's return to Westwood after almost two years, which she spent with Bassoe Offshore / Esgian…

Neptune Energy Finds Hydrocarbons at Hamlet Well, Offshore Norway

Mar 21, 2022

Oil and gas company Neptune Energy said Monday it had encountered hydrocarbons at the Hamlet exploration well in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.'Having entered the reservoir, located within the Gjøa licence (PL153), logs encountered hydrocarbons and a decision was made to initiate coring…

Update: Valaris Drillship Collides with Bulk Carrier in Pascagoula, Mississippi

Mar 14, 2022

A Valaris drillship hit the Akti bulk carrier ship on Saturday, after breaking free its moorings near the VT Halter Shipyards and Chevron docks in Pascagoula,  Mississippi. At around 1:30 a.m. Saturday, Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders…

Name Change for Northern Ocean's Offshore Drilling Rig Duo

Mar 10, 2022

Oslo-listed drilling contractor Northern Ocean on Thursday said Thursday that it would change the names of its two semi-submersible drilling rigs West Bollsta and West Mira.The two 6th generation offshore drilling rigs, used for drilling operations offshore Norway…

Empyrean Energy: Jade Prospect Site Survey Complete. Drilling Rig Talks Underway

Mar 07, 2022

Empyrean Energy, a company gearing up to start drilling at its Jade prospect, offshore China, said Monday that China Oilfield Services Limited ('COSL') had successfully completed the well site survey required over the Jade Prospect drilling location…

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