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Saudi IMI Signs Jack-up Deal with GustoMSC

Oct 16, 2019

Saudi-based International Maritime Industries (IMI) has announced that it had signed a licence agreement with GustoMSC, a subsidiary of Houston rig and equipment builder National Oilwell Varco (NOV).The agreement entails a new GustoMSC drilling…

Shelf Drilling Bags ONGC Jack-up Deal

Oct 09, 2019

Dubai-based Offshore drilling contractor Shelf Drilling has received an award for a three-year contract for the Trident II jack-up rig.The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) award was for operations in the Mumbai High, offshore India. Operations are expected to start in 1Q 2020…

Maersk Drilling Rig Extended by Equinor

Sep 20, 2019

Maersk Drilling announced that Equinor has exercised two options of two months each for the Maersk Intrepid jack-up rig to continue working at the Martin Linge field offshore Norway.In addition, the parties have signed a further two-month extension…

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…

Pemex Charters 2 CIMC Jack-ups

Sep 03, 2019

Mexican state-owned giant Pemex has chartered two jack-up rigs built and currently owned by Chinese yard CIMC Raffles.The two 400ft Jack-Up Drilling Rigs held a naming and departure ceremony at Longkou. The two rigs will soon sail to the gulf…

Borr Drilling Wins Premium Jack-up Deal

Aug 07, 2019

The international drilling contractor to the oil and gas industry Borr Drilling has been awarded an additional jackup rig contract by Mexico’s Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex).Borr currently has two jackup rigs about to commence work with Pemex, who have now contracted a third rig…

ONGC Contracts Shelf Drilling Rigs

Aug 01, 2019

Indian multinational oil and gas company, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) awards driller contracts for pair of units off west coast.Dubai-headquartered offshore driller Shelf Drilling has been awarded contracts for two of its jack-up rigs with ONGC for operations in the Mumbai High…

Shelf Drilling Bags Gulf of Thailand Gig

Jul 08, 2019

Dubai-headquartered offshore drilling contractor Shelf Drilling has secured a contract for the Shelf Drilling Scepter jack-up rig with Chevron Thailand Exploration and Production for operations in the Gulf of Thailand.The contract for the  2008…

GulfSlope Hires Ensco Rowan Rig

Jun 25, 2019

Houston-based oil and gas company GulfSlope Energy has executed a drilling services contract with Ensco Offshore Company, a subsidiary of EnscoRowan, to secure and utilize the Ensco 102 jack-up rig.The U.S. Gulf of Mexico focused independent…

Global Energy Group Wins Nigg Gig

Jun 10, 2019

Global Energy Group (GEG) has won an offshore wind contract worth up to GBP12 million.GEG's Port of Nigg facility, on the Cromarty Firth in the Highlands, will handle the jacket foundation structures for the Moray East offshore wind farm.'Global’s…

Shelf Bags Middle East Work for Jack-up

May 21, 2019

Oslo-listed Shelf Drilling,  world's largest contractor of jack-up rigs, has secured a three-year contract offshore the Arabian Peninsula.The company’s recently acquired premium newbuild jackup drilling rig Shelf Drilling Achiever will likely start the program in 4Q 2019…

Tender Rig Specialists to Merge

Apr 08, 2019

Singapore-based tender assist rig specialist Energy Drilling and Houston-headquartered Atlantica Tender Drilling (formerly BassDrill) are planning to merge into what is expected to become the second largest tender drilling contractor.Tender rig pair signed a letter of intent (LoI) for the merger…

Jack-up Jill Added to Fred. Olsen

Apr 03, 2019

Norway-based offshore wind services company Fred. Olsen Windcarrier AS (FOWIC) has signed a long term time charter with Falcon Global for the latter's jack-up vessel Jill for work in the offshore wind sector.Jill will be an integrated part of the Fred…

Borr Drilling Buys New Jack-Up

Apr 02, 2019

The offshore drilling contractor to the oil and gas industry worldwide, Borr Drilling  has acquired a new jack-up newbuilding. The acquisition price is nearly half of what it was originally ordered for.The offshore driller informed that the Hull No…

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