Drillship News


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…

Northern Offshore Wins Jack-up Award

Sep 05, 2019

Northern Offshore,  a global offshore drilling company which operates an offshore unit and a production vessel in the North Sea, has been awarded a contract in the Middle East for its jackup rig Energy Emerger.Northern Offshore Drilling Operations…

Seadrill Lines Up Work for West Neptune

Sep 02, 2019

Seadrill has secured a one-year contract with LLOG for the West Neptune operating in the US Gulf of Mexico, the offshore drilling contractor announced on Monday.Total contract value is expected to be approximately $74 million with commencement in December 2019…

Activity Picking Up Offshore Guyana

Jul 14, 2019

Guyana, located on the northern mainland of South America and nestled between Venezuela and Suriname, has become one of the most exciting regions within the oil and gas industry over the last few years. ExxonMobil has invested heavily in the…

Eco Atlantic Spuds Jethro-Lobe Well

Jul 08, 2019

Canadian oil and gas exploration company Eco Atlantic Oil & Gas Ltd said it has started drilling operations for the first well in the Jethro-Lobe prospect on the Orinduik block, offshore Guyana.The well was spud on Thursday (July 04)  using the Stena Forth drillship…

CMC Installed on Ocean Blackhawk Drillship

Jul 04, 2019

ST Engineering Halter Marine and Offshore (STEHMO) installed a NOV crown mounted compensator (CMC) on Diamond Offshore’s Ocean Blackhawk drillship.The 215-metric-ton passive heave compensator was fully assembled and lifted on the top of the derrick on May 22…

NPD Grants Drilling Permit to Equinor

May 21, 2019

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Equinor Energy AS a drilling permit for well 7324/6-1.The well will be drilled from the West Hercules drilling facility, said a press release from NPD.The drilling programme for well 7324/6…

Lundin Gets Drilling Permit for North Sea

May 15, 2019

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway AS a drilling permit for well 16/1-31 A.The well will be drilled from the Leiv Eiriksson drilling facility, owned and operated by Ocean Rig.The drilling programme for well 16/1-31…

Weatherford Unveils Managed Pressure Drilling Tech

May 07, 2019

The Irish-domiciled multinational oil and natural gas service company Weatherford International plc unveiled Victus intelligent managed pressure drilling (MPD), an Industry 4.0 solution that features intelligent control, equipment automation…

JAPEX Begins Drilling at Offshore Hokkaido

Apr 17, 2019

Japanese hydrocarbon exploration, production and transportation company, Japan Petroleum Exploration Co., Ltd. (JAPEX) has started the exploratory drilling at offshore Hidaka area of Hokkaido.The drilling job is a part of the offshore exploration…

Sonangol Drillship Delivered

Mar 27, 2019

Angola state oil company Sonangol has taken delivery of Libongos, the first of two new drillships built by Korean shipyard Daewoo Shipbuilding Marine Engineering (DSME).The new seventh-generation drillship, christened March 21 in Busan, is capable of operating in deep…

EnerQuip Sets Sail on Vantage Drillship

Feb 27, 2019

Torque machine solutions provider EnerQuip said a recent contract delivery for Vantage will mark the first time one of its high torque machines will be used on a drillship, the sixth generation ultra-deepwater capable Tungsten Explorer.The 200…

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