Rig News


Rotterdam Port Rides High on Offshore Waves

Aug 20, 2019

The largest port in Europe, the Port of Rotterdam has reported a new transhipment record for the first six months of 2019 - 240.7 million tonnes, or a 3.4% increase compared to 2018.The offshore sector also made a significant contribution to the maritime activity…

North Sea Spot Market Remains Challenging

Aug 14, 2019

The North Sea spot market has improved during the second quarter of 2019, as a result of increased rig activity, said Viking Supply Ships.However, the Norway-based supply shipping company expects that the overall market conditions will likely remain somewhat challenging…

IOG Spuds Harvey Appraisal Well

Aug 08, 2019

UK based Independent Oil & Gas (IOG) has confirmed that the Maersk Resilient rig spudded the Harvey appraisal well on 6 August 2019.The North Sea firm said in a press release that as previously indicated, completion of the well is expected to take approximately two months in the success case…

BSP Contracts AqualisBraemar

Aug 07, 2019

Oil & natural gas company Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn Bhd (BSP) has awarded AqualisBraemar a frame agreement to conduct rig inspection services for the operator.The agreement is valid for three years with an option to extend the contract for additional periods of three times one year…

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…

Seadrill Ivory Coast Contract Terminated

Aug 05, 2019

Seadrill Partners, the deep-water drilling contractor for the petroleum industry, has received an early termination notice from an unnamed operator for the West Vencedor rig contract offshore Ivory Coast.The contract was expected to start in 3Q 2019…

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…

Azerbaijan Takes Delivery of Satti

Jun 24, 2019

The Satti floating drilling unit owned by Kazmortransflot National Maritime Shipping Company of Kazakhstan has been delivered to Azerbaijan.Baku hosted an official ceremony of receiving the Kazakhstani self-elevating floating drilling rig, said a press release…

Sailaway for Deepsea Yantai

Jun 14, 2019

Deepsea Yantai, a newbuild semi-submersible drilling rig destined for operations in Norway, has been launched in China.On June 12, the naming ceremony for the semi-submersible drilling rig, designed and built by CIMC Raffles, was held in Yantai Yard…

Greenpeace Activists Removed from Rig

Jun 14, 2019

Two Greenpeace activists who were occupying an oil rig have been removed from the structure and arrested.Officers boarded the Transocean rig in the Cromarty Firth, which was contracted by BP for drilling operations in the UK North Sea, at around…

KS Energy Signs Drilling Contract

Jun 12, 2019

The one-stop energy services provider to the global oil and gas KS Energy announced that a consortium of PT Java Star Rig, a joint venture of KS Drilling, and Universal Energy Resources Inc, has been awarded a contract by Eni East Sepinggan…

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…

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…

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