Drilling Rigs News


Drillship Ordered in 2013 Wins First Contract

Sep 14, 2023

Offshore drilling company Transocean said Thursday it had secured a three-year contract for the newbuild ultra-deepwater drillship Deepwater Aquila with 'a national oil company' for work offshore Brazil. The contract is expected to start in…

PIF-backed Oil and Gas Driller ADES Expected to Price IPO at Top of Range

Sep 14, 2023

Oil and gas driller ADES Holding is expected to price its initial public offering (IPO) at the top of a range announced this week, one of the banks on the deal said on Thursday.The company backed by Saudi Arabia's PIF sovereign wealth fund is expected to price its shares at 13…

Bareboat Charter: Deep Value Driller Hands Over 7th Gen. Drillship to Saipem

Sep 13, 2023

Drillship-owning firm Deep Value Driller AS has delivered its 7th generation drillship 'Deep Value Driller' to Saipem under a bareboat charter deal signed earlier this year.Saipem has chartered the drillship for an estimated firm period of three years…

Ukraine Retakes Offshore Drilling Platforms near Crimea

Sep 11, 2023

Ukrainian forces have regained control from Russia of several gas and oil offshore drilling platforms close to Crimea, Ukraine's military intelligence (GUR) said on Monday.It said on the Telegram messaging app that Kyiv's forces had retaken…

Oil and Gas Driller ADES Holding Starts Marketing IPO to Institutional Investors

Sep 11, 2023

Oil and gas driller ADES Holding, backed by Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund, began marketing its initial public offering on Sunday, seeking 12.50 riyals to 13.50 riyals a share.ADES plans to raise as much as 4.57 billion riyals ($1.22 billion)…

Refurbished Jack-Up Rig Starts Work in U.S. Gulf of Mexico

Sep 08, 2023

Gulf of Mexico-focused oil and gas exploration firm Arena Energy and drilling contractor White Fleet Drilling recently christened and mobilized a refurbished jack-up drilling rig in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. White Fleet, Arena's strategic partner…

Aker BP Gets Nod for North Sea Exploration Drilling

Sep 07, 2023

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway, the Norwegian offshore industry safety watchdog which will bear a new name from January 1, 2024, has this week granted Aker BP consent for exploration drilling in block 30/12 in the North Sea.Aker BP is…

Equinor Strikes Oil and Gas in North Sea

Aug 18, 2023

Norwegian oil company Equinor has discovered oil and gas in the North Sea, 130 kilometers northwest of Bergen, Norway, while drilling wells 35/11-26 S and 35/11-26 A.According to Equinor, this is the ninth successful well in this area in 12 attempts since 2019…

Jadestone Energy Chooses Velesto Drilling Rig for East Belumunt Offshore Drilling Campaign

Aug 16, 2023

Malaysian drilling contractor Velesto Drilling revealed Wednesday it had secured an offshore drilling rig contract with Jadestone Energy. Under the contract, Velesto Drilling is providing a jack-up drilling rig for the East Belumunt field infill drilling program…

Offshore Drilling Rig Arrives in Lebanon’s Block 9 to Start Exploration

Aug 16, 2023

A drilling rig [the Transocean Barents] arrived in Lebanon’s Block 9 on Wednesday to begin oil and gas exploration, public works and transport minister Ali Hamie said in a post on social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter.The start…

Seadrill CEO on Q2: 'We Delivered Strong Results'

Aug 15, 2023

Offshore drilling rig contractor Seadrill said Tuesday it had generated $414 million in total operating revenues, a sequential increase of $148 million, or 56%, benefitting from contracted rigs acquired as part of the Aquadrill transaction, completed on April 3…

Equinor Books Semi-submersible Drilling Rig for Canadian Project

Aug 14, 2023

SFL Corporation has signed an offshore drilling contract in Canada with a subsidiary of the Norwegian oil firm Equinor for the harsh environment semi-submersible rig Hercules. The estimated contract value is approximately $100 million.The contract is for one firm well plus one optional well…

Frontera to Evaluate Guyana Offshore Oil Discovery Before Proceeding

Aug 14, 2023

Frontera Energy and its unit CGX Energy expect to complete an analysis in the next two to three months of the Wei-1 oil well in Guyana before deciding whether to upgrade an exploration license to its development phase, Frontera said on Friday…

Saipem to Convert Drilling Rig into FPU for Eni Congo. Wins Gig with BP in Gulf of Mexico

Aug 11, 2023

Italian energy industry services firm Saipem has won two new contracts, the first by Eni Congo and the other by BP, for a total value of around $700 million.The first contract has been awarded to Saipem by Eni Congo for the conversion of Scarabeo…

OMV Sets the Drill Bit in Motion for Velocette Well Offshore Norway

Aug 08, 2023

Austrian oil and gas company OMV has started drilling operations on the Velocette exploration well in production license 1016, offshore Norway.The news of the drilling start was shared Tuesday by Longboat Energy, a 20% partner in the offshore block…

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