Rig News


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…

New Contracts, Extensions for MMA Offshore

Nov 18, 2019

MMA Offshore, the provider of marine solutions and expertise to the offshore oil and gas industry, has been awarded a number of new contract awards and extensions.AGR Australia has awarded MMA a two-vessel contract supporting the Noble Tom Prosser…

JDC Wins Contract Extension for Rig

Nov 18, 2019

Japanese offshore drilling contractor Japan Drilling Company has been awarded a contract extension for one of its jack-up rigs.JDC said its Hakuryu-14 rig would remain on a contract with Pertamina Hulu Mahakam at the Mahakam block, offshore Indonesia…

OOS Takes Over ODN Delba III

Nov 18, 2019

OOS Energy, an offshore service provider from the Netherlands and part of the OOS Group, said that its onshore and offshore management teams  took over the Ships Management of the Semi-Submersible Drillship ODN DELBA III.Upon completion of the handover…

Masirah Oil Awards Drilling Rig Gig

Nov 05, 2019

Masirah Oil, an exploration and production company operating Block 50 offshore Oman, announced that it has awarded a drilling rig contract to Foresight Offshore Drilling Limited.The jack-up Foresight Driller IX will be utilized for an appraisal well on the Yumna field in block 50 offshore Oman…

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…

Borr Drilling Wins $155Mln New Contracts

Nov 03, 2019

The offshore drilling contractor, Borr Drilling has been awarded three new contracts and two extensions for its rig fleet, adding about $155 million to its backlog.The new contracts comprising two newbuilds, one warm stacked rig and extensions of two active rigs…

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…

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…

NGA in Rig Settlement Pact with Industri Energi

Sep 29, 2019

The Norwegian Shipowners' Association (NGA) reached an agreement with Industri Energi and SAFE in the Mid-Term Settlement for employees on mobile offshore units, drilling and catering on permanently placed facilities on the Norwegian Continental Shelf…

Corvus, Kawasaki Pact for Novel ESS for Offshore Vessels

Sep 26, 2019

Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) and Corvus Energy have reached a licensing agreement for a novel lithium-ion capacitor (LiC) technology developed by Corvus for KHI.The LiC-based energy storage systems (ESS) to be sold by Corvus to offshore vessels and oil rigs globally…

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…

ABS, Keppel to Build Smart Rigs

Sep 17, 2019

In an Industry first, the provider of classification services to the offshore industry ABS partnered with Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) in developing the first two new build Drilling Rigs with Smart Notations.One of the rigs, which was delivered earlier this year for work in offshore Mexico…

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…

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