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Rig on the Move: Eco Atlantic to Spud 'Transformational' Gazania-1 Well Off S. Africa in September

Aug 12, 2022

Oil and gas company Eco Atlantic said Friday it expected to start drilling at its Gazania-1 well off South Africa in September, as the Island Innovator rig, owned by Island Drilling Company AS, was released and mobilized Friday. The Gazania-1 well is located in the Orange Basin in South Africa. The Orange Basin straddles the offshore waters of Namibia and South Africa, where major discoveries on both the Graff-1 well…

Denmark: TotalEnergies Adds Two Months to Maersk Drilling's Jack-up Rig Term

Aug 12, 2022

Denmark-based offshore drilling contractor Maersk Drilling said Friday that TotalEnergies EP Denmark A/S had exercised an option to add two months to the accommodation services work scope for the jack-up rig Maersk Interceptor in the Danish North Sea…

Aquadrill, Diamond Offshore Extend Auriga Drillship Deal

Aug 12, 2022

Offshore drilling company Aquadrill -  ex-Seadrill Partners - has extended the charter hire agreement for its Auriga drillship with Diamond Offshore Drilling after reaching an agreement on the one-year mutually agreed option in the current underlying drilling contract…

Velesto Upgrades Two Jack-Up Rigs

Aug 10, 2022

Malaysian offshore drilling firm Velesto said Wednesday it had completed 'the offline capabilities upgrading works' for NAGA 5 and NAGA 6, making the two rigs - the first Malaysian jack-up drilling rigs to be equipped with offline capabilities…

Diamond Offshore Reels in $610M in New Drilling Rig Contracts

Aug 10, 2022

Offshore drilling company Diamond Offshore said Wednesday it had recently secured $610 million worth of offshore drilling contracts, with the company CEO confident of sustainable long-term demand for offshore drilling services 'for years to come…

Turkey's New Drillship to Operate Outside Disputed Waters in Mediterranean

Aug 10, 2022

Turkey resumed its hydrocarbon drilling operations in the eastern Mediterranean on Tuesday after a two-year hiatus, though President Tayyip Erdogan said its new drillship would operate outside waters also claimed by Cyprus.The Abdulhamid Han…

Equinor Gets Safety Body Consents for Two Norwegian Sea Projects

Aug 09, 2022

Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor has this week received two consents from the offshore safety body Petroleum Safety Authority Norway to carry out works on two projects in the Norwegian Sea using the Transocean Encourage and Deepwater Stavanger offshore drilling rigs…

Turkey Sends New Oil and Gas Drillship to the Mediterranean

Aug 09, 2022

Turkey sent its new hydrocarbons drilling ship to the Mediterranean Sea on Tuesday but President Tayyip Erdogan said it would operate 55 kilometres (34.18 miles) off Turkey's coast, in an area outside waters also claimed by Cyprus.Speaking at the launch ceremony in the southern province of Mersin…

Keppel Terminates Semi-sub Rig, Jack-up Rig, and Liftboat Orders as Clients Fail to Pay Up

Aug 08, 2022

Singapore-based shipbuilder Keppel has terminated three construction contracts signed years ago, citing clients' failure to pay up. The terminated contracts are related to orders made by TS Offshore, Sapura Energy, and Crystal Heights. TS Offshore…

ADNOC Drilling Wins $3.4B in Jack-up Drilling Rig Contracts

Aug 08, 2022

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and its international partners have awarded two contracts totaling more than $3.4 billion (AED12.6 billion) to ADNOC Drilling to hire eight jack-up offshore rigs. 'The contracts, valued at $1.5 billion (AED 5…

Equinor Lines Up Othello North Wildcat

Aug 04, 2022

Norway's Equinor has been granted a permit by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) to drill well 6507/8-11 S in the Norwegian Sea.The well, about 160 km offshore, about 10 km north of Heidrun, will be drilled using the Deepsea Stavanger semisubmersible drilling rig…

ENI Ups Ivory Coast Field Estimates

Jul 29, 2022

Italian explorer Eni has reported 'excellent results' from its latest exploration well offshore Ivory Coast, West Africa, resulting in a 25% increase in the resource estimate for the Balaine field. The Baleine East 1X well was the first exploration…

Shelf Drilling Lands ONGC Work

Jul 29, 2022

Dubai based jackup operator Shelf Drilling has been awarded a three-year contract for with India's Oil and Natural Gas Corporation for work on the Mumbai High. The contract is for the C.E. Thornton jack-up rig, with planned start-up of operations is Q2 2023…

CGX Secures Funds for Wei-1 Exploration Well Off Guyana. Spud Date Set for October

Jul 22, 2022

CGX, a Toronto-based oil and gas firm focused on the Guyana-Suriname Basin, has secured funding for its next offshore exploration well in Guyana's Corentyne block by agreeing to farm out a portion of its interest to its partner Frontera.As part of the agreement…

Valaris' Semi-Sub Reaches Santos' Barossa Gas Field

Jul 20, 2022

Offshore drilling firm Valaris said Tuesday that its Valaris MS-1 semi-submersible drilling rig had reached Santos' Barossa gas field offshore Australia.'On July 16, the VALARIS MS-1 completed the tow from Dampier to the Barossa Field offshore…

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