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'Major Operator' Chooses Transocean Rig for Australian Offshore Drilling Project

May 10, 2023

Offshore drilling firm Transocean has secured a drilling contract for its Transocean Equinox offshore drilling rig.Transocean said that the semi-submersible drilling rig had won a contract with a 'major operator' in Australia. Transocean did not say who the client was…

Velesto Wins Offshore Drilling Contracts for Three Jack-up Rigs

May 09, 2023

Malaysian offshore drilling rig contractor Velesto Drilling has received three notices of assignments related to a drilling contract award with Petronas first announced in March.The contract is for providing three jack-up drilling rigs, the Naga 3…

SFL Bags $50M Contract for Hercules Offshore Drilling Rig

May 05, 2023

SFL Corporation Ltd. has signed a $50 million contract with a subsidiary of Portugal's Galp Energia to deploy the harsh environment semi-submersible rig Hercules in Namibia.The contract is for two wells plus optional well testing and is expected to start in the fourth quarter of 2023…

Petrobras Contemplates Plan B Amid License Delays for Amazon River Basin Drilling

May 04, 2023

Brazil's Petrobras may move a rig it has installed to drill at the mouth of the Amazon River Basin to another location if it does not obtain a long-awaited environmental license to start operations there, an executive said on Monday.The remarks…

AI-driven Tech Promises to Cut Offshore Well Drilling Times, Costs, and Boost Safety

May 04, 2023

Offshore drilling firm Transocean, on behalf of its clients Wintershall Dea and OMV, has contracted InteliWell to equip and utilize its proprietary InteliWell software on the semi-submersible drilling rig Transocean Norge.InteliWell is a joint…

Odfjell Drilling Secures More Work with Equinor for Two Offshore Drilling Rigs

May 04, 2023

Oslo-listed offshore drilling company Odfjell Drilling has won more work with Equinor for two of its semi-submersible drilling rigs the Deepsea Aberdeen and Deepsea Stavanger.Equinor has added additional firm scope for the Deepsea Aberdeen as…

TotalEnergies Hires Semi-submersible Drilling Rig for Lebanon’s Offshore Block 9

May 03, 2023

French oil major TotalEnergies, in agreement with its partners ENI and QatarEnergy, announced on Tuesday that they signed a firm contract with Transocean to hire the drilling rig that will drill an exploration well on Block 9 offshore Lebanon…

The Wait is Over: Deep Value Driller Ready to Unleash Its Potential

May 02, 2023

A lesser-known offshore rig owning firm recently secured a long-term deal for a drillship that has been stacked since 2017, in yet another proof that the offshore drilling industry is back.The offshore drilling industry is back.After several years of downturn and uncertainty…

Hegazi Becomes CEO of ARO Drilling

May 02, 2023

Offshore drilling contractor ARO Drilling, a 50/50 joint venture between Valaris and Saudi Aramco, has appointed Mohamed Hegazi as Chief Executive Officer.Hegazi previously served as Chief Executive Officer of TGT Diagnostics, a provider of…

Shelf Drilling Secures $61M Offshore Drilling Contract with Equinor

Apr 28, 2023

Shelf Drilling said Friday it had secured a contract for the Shelf Drilling Barsk jack-up rig with Equinor for operations at the Sleipner Vest field in the North Sea, offshore Norway.The contract is firm for two wells, and this will keep the jack-up drilling rig busy for about 270 days…

Transocean Drills 'First' Fully-automated Hole Section of Offshore Well

Apr 27, 2023

Offshore drilling firm Transocean said Thursday it had recently drilled its first fully-automated hole section of a well.The milestone, which Transocean described as significant, was achieved in the Norwegian Sea, offshore Norway.The company…

CIMC Delivers Jack-up Rig to COSL

Apr 27, 2023

Chinese drilling rig builder CIMC Raffles has delivered the Wan Zuan 3 jack-up rig for operation by COSL in China.The Wan Zuan 3 jack-up drilling rig of F&G SUPER M2 design can operate in a water depth of 300 ft and drill to a depth of 30,000 ft…

Ex-Ensco CEO Joins Borr Drilling as Director

Apr 26, 2023

Offshore drilling rig firm Borr Drilling has appointed Daniel Rabun, former CEO of Ensco, as a company director to fill existing vacancy with effect April 25, 2023.Rabun served as Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ensco plc…

Wintershall Dea Makes Important Discovery Offshore Mexico

Apr 26, 2023

Operator Wintershall Dea and its partners Harbour Energy and Sapura OMV have made a significant oil discovery on the Kan exploration prospect in Block 30, located in the shallow waters of the Cuenca Salina in the Sureste Basin, offshore Mexico…

Keppel FELS Wins Arbitration Case Against Awilco Drilling Over Offshore Rig Construction Termination

Apr 25, 2023

An arbitration tribunal this week ruled in favor of Keppel FELS in the case vs. Awilco Drilling over a June 2020 offshore drilling rig construction termination.Awilco Drilling in 2018 ordered the harsh environment semi-submersible drilling rig from Keppel…

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