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Icon Offshore Sells Perisai Pacific 101 Jack-up Rig at Significant Profit

Nov 24, 2022

Malaysian offshore services provider Icon Offshore has completed the sale of its Perisai Pacific 101 jackup drilling rig to ADES.The 2014-built rig was sold to ADES for $85 million in cash and the disposal of the rig was completed on November 22, 2022.When it first announced the deal to sell the rig, Icon Offshore stated that the proposed sale provided an opportunity for it to unlock significant value and monetize its investment in the rig at a significant profit…

ADNOC Drilling Takes Over First of Three Jack-up Rigs Originally Ordered by Borr Drilling

Nov 24, 2022

Singapore's Keppel Offshore & Marine has delivered the first of three newbuild jack-up drilling rigs to UAE-based ADNOC Drilling.The three rigs were part of a series of five rigs that Keppel FELS had been building for Borr Drilling. Keppel O&M…

Karoon Energy Says 2nd Patola Production Well a Success. First Oil in Q1 2023

Nov 23, 2022

Australian oil and gas company Karoon Energy has drilled the second of two new production wells at its Patola field offshore Brazil, and the company says the reservoir quality is better than predicted.The company said that the well - PAT-2-  has been successfully drilled to a total depth of 2…

CIMC Nets 3-Year Extensions for Jack-up Rig Duo in Mexico

Nov 23, 2022

China-based CIMC’s Asset Management Company has secured three-year contract extensions for two jack-up drilling rigs in Mexico.The rigs, Gulf Driller VI and Gulf Driller VIII , will continue working for the Mexican national oil company Pemex…

Aquadrill Clinches $138M Charter for Capella Drillship

Nov 23, 2022

Aquadrill, formerly Seadrill Partners, has agreed to supply its Capella drillship for a four-well firm contract, plus two priced and three mutually agreed upon optional wells, for operations in Indonesia.The firm part of the contract is expected to have a total value of about $138 million…

Shell Spuds 'High Impact' Pensacola Well in UK North Sea

Nov 23, 2022

Oil major Shell has spudded the Pensacola well in the UK North Sea, Deltic Energy, Shell's partner in the offshore license, has informed.Graham Swindells, Chief Executive of Deltic Energy, said: 'We are excited to have commenced the well operations…

ADNOC Drilling to Buy Three New Jack-up Rigs for $320M

Nov 21, 2022

UAE-based offshore drilling contractor ADNOC Drilling said Monday it had agreed to buy three 'brand new' premium offshore jack-up drilling rigs for $320 million, 'with further acquisitions in the pipeline.'The company said the rigs would meet…

Saudi Arabia's State Fund Hires Banks for IPO of ADES, Sources say

Nov 21, 2022

Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund is planning an initial public offering (IPO) of oil and gas drilling firm ADES International in Riyadh next year that could fetch more than $1 billion, according to two sources who declined to be identified as the matter is not public…

Angola: Chevron Extends Jack-up Drilling Rig Contract

Nov 21, 2022

Oslo-listed offshore drilling company Shelf Drilling has secured a contract extension for its Shelf Drilling Tenacious jack-up rig.The contract is in direct continuation of its current contract for drilling operations offshore Angola until November 2023…

Chevron Gets More Time to Drill Appraisal Well at Offshore Gas Field in Cyprus

Nov 18, 2022

U.S. oil major Chevron has been given more time to drill the A3 appraisal well in the Aphrodite gas field, 160 km south of Limassol, offshore Cyprus.NewMed Energy, partner in Chevron-operated Block 12 in the Mediterranean Sea, said Thursday…

Closely Watched Gazania Wildcat Offshore S. Africa Disappoints

Nov 18, 2022

Eco-Atlantic hasn't found any hydrocarbons in the Gazania-1 exploration well, which is located off the coast of South Africa. The well was drilled in about 150 meters of water, is located 25 kilometers offshore the Northern Cape in the Orange Basin…

Transocean to Buy Newbuild Ultra-Deepwater Drillship from DSME Ordered by Seadrill in 2013

Nov 18, 2022

Offshore drilling contractor Transocean said Thursday that it had together with Perestroika and funds managed by Lime Rock Management L.P created a joint venture, Liquila Ventures.Liquila Ventures agreed with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co…

Seadrill Starts Trading on Oslo Stock Exchange

Nov 17, 2022

Offshore drilling company Seadrill on Thursday started trading on the main list of the Oslo Stock Exchange, having uplisted from Euronext Expand. Also, back in October, Seadrill Limited also received approval to relist its common shares on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”)…

Energy Crisis Drives Demand for Offshore Drilling Rigs. 'Greener' Rigs Get Better Dayrates, Westwood Says

Nov 16, 2022

Oil and gas exploration is likely to continue to have an important role in the decades to come, a view reinforced by the 2022 energy crisis and growing energy security needs, according to energy intelligence group Westwood.In the offshore drilling space…

Saipem Expands Jack-up Rig Fleet with Another CIMC Unit

Nov 16, 2022

Ocean Challenger, the asset management company owned by the Chinese offshore rig builder CIMC, said Wednesday it 'has tied new knots' with the Italian energy services firm Saipem to deploy the 300-foot jack-up rig Gulf Driller IV in the Middle East…

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