Drillship News


Drillship Arrives in Rotterdam for Conversion into Subsea Mining Vessel

Sep 23, 2021

The 228-meter-long former drillship Vitoria 10000, now renamed Hidden Gem, has this week arrived in Rotterdam, The Netherlands to start its conversion into a subsea mining vessel.The news of the vessel's arrival was shared by The Metals Company (formerly DeepGreen Metals Inc…

Petronas Hires Pacific Khamsin Drillship for Drilling Project in Mexico

Jan 18, 2021

Malaysian oil and gas company Petronas has chartered Pacific Drilling's drillship Pacific Khamsin for an offshore drilling project in Mexico.Pacific Khamsin is currently located in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico region, where it in November completed a well for the French oil major Total…

Tullow Extends Maersk Drillship Term After Cancellation Notice

Aug 14, 2020

Oil and gas company Tullow Oil has extended the contract with Maersk Drilling for the use of the Maersk Venturer drillship in Angola, following the contract termination for the same rig announced in March.Namely, Maersk Drilling in March said…

Seadrill: West Polaris Drillship Contract Cut Short

May 14, 2020

Offshore drilling firm Seadrill Partners has said it has received a notice of termination for the 2008-built West Polaris drillship contract.'As a result, the contract is expected to conclude in early November 2020, and the backlog is expected to decrease by approximately $23 million…

Petronas Drillship Exits South China Sea After Standoff

May 12, 2020

An oil exploration vessel contracted by Malaysian state energy company Petronas that was involved in a standoff with a Chinese survey vessel in the South China Sea left the disputed waters on Tuesday, three security sources and the vessel operator said…

ExxonMobil, Noble Corp. in Guyana Drillship Pact

Feb 12, 2020

The U.S. oil major ExxonMobil has signed a framework agreement with offshore drilling contractor Noble Corporation to extend the contracts for the three drillships currently operating for Exxon in Guyana, and potentially add more work and more rigs…

JDC Wins Contract Extension for Rig

Nov 18, 2019

Japanese offshore drilling contractor Japan Drilling Company has been awarded a contract extension for one of its jack-up rigs.JDC said its Hakuryu-14 rig would remain on a contract with Pertamina Hulu Mahakam at the Mahakam block, offshore Indonesia…

OOS Takes Over ODN Delba III

Nov 18, 2019

OOS Energy, an offshore service provider from the Netherlands and part of the OOS Group, said that its onshore and offshore management teams  took over the Ships Management of the Semi-Submersible Drillship ODN DELBA III.Upon completion of the handover…

Karoon Hires Stena Drillship for Peru

Nov 17, 2019

Australia exploration company Karoon Energy has signed an agreement with the drilling contractor Stena Drilling and oil company Tullow Oil to contract the Stena Forth drillship for Karoon’s Marina-1 exploration well located offshore Peru.'The Stena Forth has been contracted to drill one well…

Bosch Rexroth Bags Fugro Contract

Nov 12, 2019

Fugro, the global geo-data specialist, has awarded a contract to Bosch Rexroth to fully maintain and further improve Fugro Synergy’s hydraulic equipment.Fugro has worked with Bosch Rexroth for over a decade to ensure it has the best hydraulic…

Masirah Oil Awards Drilling Rig Gig

Nov 05, 2019

Masirah Oil, an exploration and production company operating Block 50 offshore Oman, announced that it has awarded a drilling rig contract to Foresight Offshore Drilling Limited.The jack-up Foresight Driller IX will be utilized for an appraisal well on the Yumna field in block 50 offshore Oman…

Borr Drilling Wins $155Mln New Contracts

Nov 03, 2019

The offshore drilling contractor, Borr Drilling has been awarded three new contracts and two extensions for its rig fleet, adding about $155 million to its backlog.The new contracts comprising two newbuilds, one warm stacked rig and extensions of two active rigs…

ADES Wins 2nd Deepwater Drilling Gig in Egypt

Oct 13, 2019

The oil rig contractor ADES International PLC  has won a second deepwater drilling campaign in the Egyptian Mediterranean area, from  an undisclosed oil company.The offshore driller said that the contract was signed for deepwater drilling in the Egyptian Mediterranean area…

Kim Heng Offshore Wins New HDD Contract

Sep 12, 2019

Singapore-based offshore services provider Kim Heng Offshore & Marine (KHOM) has ventured into renewable energy services by securing a new horizontal directional drilling (HDD) contract.The integrated offshore and marine value chain services…

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