Jackup News


Grupo R New Jack-up Rig Reaches Mexico

Jan 28, 2020

Mexican E&P company Grupo R has informed that its newbuild jack-up rig Cantarell III has arrived from Singapore to Mexico ahead of a new contract, which is set to start in March 2020.The Mexico’s energy services provider said in a press note that after a 45-day trip from Singapore…

IMI Wins ARO Drilling Rigs Contract

Jan 19, 2020

ARO Drilling, a joint venture (JV) of Saudi Aramco and Valaris Companies, has awarded a couple of contracts to International Maritime Industries (IMI) and signed a subsequent sub-contract agreement with long-term partners Lamprell Energy Ltd…

Shelf Drilling Wraps Maersk Completer Rig Buy

Jan 07, 2020

Dubai-based offshore drilling firm Shelf Drilling has completed the purchase of the jack-up drilling rig Maersk Completer from Maersk Drilling. The rig, which has now been renamed, has been stacked in Singapore since 2017. The two companies…

Shelf Drilling Wins ME Gig Extension

Dec 31, 2019

Shelf Drilling, the contractor of jack-up rigs, has secured long-term contract extensions for four of its jack-ups working offshore the Arabian Peninsula.The rigs High Island II, High Island IV and Main Pass I will each be employed for a further…

Shelf Drilling Gets Offshore Nigeria Extension

Dec 09, 2019

Dubai-headquartered offshore driller Shelf Drilling has secured a one-year extension to the jackup Trident XIV's current workover operations contract offshore Nigeria.According to the rig owner, the extension is in direct continuation of the rig’s current contract for workover operations…

GMS Wins Jack-up Contract

Nov 05, 2019

Gulf Marine Services (GMS), a provider of self-propelled jackup barges, said it has been awarded a four-year contract for a K-Class small vessel, from an unnamed Middle East national oil company.The world's leading provider of advanced self…

Jan De Nul Bags Dogger Bank Gig

Oct 23, 2019

Marine contractor Jan De Nul said that its new offshore jack-up installation vessel Voltaire has secured a contract from the world’s largest offshore wind farm, Dogger Bank Wind Farms.Voltaire with a lifting capacity of over 3,000 tonnes and standing taller than the Eiffel tower…

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…

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