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NPD Grants Drilling Permit to ConocoPhillips

Dec 08, 2019

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS a drilling permit for well 25/7-9 S, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.Well 25 / 7-9 S shall be drilled from the drilling equipment Leiv Eiriksson at position 59 ° 15'17…

Semco Maritime to Upgrade Odfjell Rig

Dec 04, 2019

Odfjell Drilling and Semco Maritime signed a contract for preparation and modification of Deepsea Stavanger rig prior to its start of a nine-month drilling campaign for Total in the harsh waters outside South Africa.The semi-submersible rig…

Neptune Drilling Awards on Seagull

Dec 03, 2019

Oil and gas company Neptune Energy has awarded new drilling services contracts for its its 50 million barrel Seagull project in the UK North Sea worth a total of $40 million.US oilfield services giant Halliburton will supply equipment from its base in Arbroath for Seagull…

Valaris New Contracts Touch $285Mln

Nov 26, 2019

Valaris, the provider of offshore drilling services across all water depths and geographies,  announced new contracts and contract extensions, with associated revenue backlog of approximately $285 million.The United Kingdom-based offshore drilling contractor…

Shelf Drilling Wins $151Mln Contracts

Nov 13, 2019

Dubai-headquartered offshore drilling contractor Shelf Drilling has added $151 million in contract awards, increasing the number of contracted rigs from 29 to 31 during the month of October.The world’s largest contractor of jack-up rigs said…

Petrobras Extends West Tellus Contract

Nov 04, 2019

Brazilian petroleum giant Petróleo Brasileiro (Petrobras) has contracted Seadrill’s drillship West Tellus for a new two-year program offshore Brazil.Seadrill, a deepwater drilling contractor for the petroleum industry, said in a press note that the likely contract value is around $170 million…

Shelf Drilling Wins Multiple Contract Extensions

Oct 07, 2019

Shelf Drilling, the international shallow water offshore drilling contractor, announced that it has secured contract extensions for four of its jack-up drilling rigs.The drilling contractor  with rig operations across Middle East, Southeast Asia…

Keppel, Sembcorp Reach Deal with Embattled Brazil Firm

Oct 07, 2019

Singapore firms Keppel Corp and Sembcorp Marine said on Monday they had reached settlements with indebted Brazilian firm Sete Brasil over long-standing contracts to build drillships and rigs.Sete, which leased oil rigs to Brazil's state oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras)…

Velesto Bags Contracts from Petronas Carigali

Sep 09, 2019

Malaysia-based Velesto Drilling, indirect wholly- owned unit of Velesto Energy Bhd’s (VEB), has received a letter of award from Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd (PCSB) for the provision of jack-up drilling rig Naga 7.In a filing with Bursa Malaysia…

$84Mln New Contract Awards for Valaris

Aug 28, 2019

Offshore drilling contractor Valaris has been awarded new contracts and contract extensions for its rigs, with associated revenue backlog of $84 million.The largest offshore drilling and well drilling company in the world, formerly known as EnscoRowan…

MODU Market to Grow 9% by 2023

Aug 27, 2019

The global market for mobile offshore drilling units (MODU) is expected to expand at a CAGR of almost 9% during 2019-2023, according to a recent report.The report by ResearchAndMarkets predicts exploration and production (E&P) operations will…

Aker BP Drills Dry Well in Norwegian Sea

Aug 21, 2019

Norwegian oil and gas operator Aker BP has failed to find oil at the 6608/6-1 exploration well in the North Sea, reported Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD).The well was drilled about 65 kms northeast of the Norne field and 170 kms west of Sandnessjøen…

Total Extends Pacific Santa Ana Gig

Aug 14, 2019

Offshore drilling contractor Pacific Drilling has been awarded a one-well extension for its drillship working for French oil major Total in Offshore Mauritania.Pacific Santa Ana is expected to run from this month to September, said offshore ultra-deepwater drilling company…

Transocean Reports New Contracts

Jul 26, 2019

The world's second largest offshore drilling contractor Transocean has revealed three new contract awards and a pair of extensions for the last quarter in its latest fleet status report.The Switzerland-based offshore driller said in the status…

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