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Noble Corporation and Maersk Drilling Select Executive Team for Combined Company

Mar 18, 2022

Offshore drilling companies Noble Corporation and Maersk Drilling, which are set to merge, on Friday announced executive management team for the combined company.The executive management team appointments will be effective after the closing of the business combination announced on November 10…

Saipem Nets $325M Offshore Drilling Deal with Aker BP

Mar 17, 2022

Norwegian oil and gas company Aker BP has awarded Italy's Saipem an offshore drilling contract worth $325 million.Saipem said Thursday the operations under the three-year contract, to be carried out by the Scarabeo 8 semi-submersible drilling rig…

Repsol Uses Enhanced Drilling's Riserless Mud Recovery System at Yme Field

Mar 16, 2022

Norwegian offshore drilling technology company Enhanced Drilling said Wednesday that Spanish Repsol had signed up to use its RMR Riserless Mud Recovery system in the Norwegian part of the North Sea in a multi-well deal due to start in May 2022…

Maersk Drilling Bags 150-Day Deal for Maersk Resolve Jack-up Rig

Mar 16, 2022

Danish offshore drilling company Maersk Drilling has won a contract that could employ its Maersk Resolve jack-up drilling rig with an undisclosed client in the UK sector of the North Sea for the majority of 2022.The contract is expected to start in April 2022…

Aker BP, ConocoPhillips Get Approvals for Overly, Peder Offshore Wells

Mar 15, 2022

PSA Norway, the Norwegian offshore oil and gas safety regulator, on Monday gave its approvals to Aker BP and ConocoPhillips for offshore drilling projects in the North Sea and the Norwegian Sea, respectively.Aker BP has obtained PSA Norway's…

KCA Deutag to Help Equinor Cut Emissions, Energy Consumption at Cat J Jack-up Rigs

Mar 15, 2022

Oil and gas drilling and engineering firm KCA Deutag has secured a contract with Equinor to carry out an energy optimization project for two CAT J jack-up drilling rigs, the Askeladd and Askepott, in the Norwegian section of the North Sea. The project…

Empyrean Gets Rig Slot on NH9 Semi-sub to Drill 'World-class' Jade Prospect

Mar 14, 2022

Empyrean said Friday it had secured a rig slot for the use of the COSL NH9 semi-submersible drilling for the drilling of Empyrean's Jade offshore well offshore China. Empyrean has described the Jade prospect  as 'one of the most exciting wells to be drilled globally in 2022…

Petronas Carigali Awards Offshore Drilling Contract to Velesto

Mar 11, 2022

Malaysian oil and gas company Petronas Carigali, a subsidiary of Petronas, has awarded a two-year contract to Velesto Energy's subsidiary Velesto Drilling for the provision of jack-up drilling rigs.The contract, which covers a suite of Velesto's NAGA jack-up rigs…

Equinor Drills Dry Well Near Snorre Field Offshore Norway

Mar 11, 2022

Norwegian oil company Equinor Energy AS, the operator of production licence 057 (part of the Snorre Unit), has completed the drilling of wildcat well 34/4-18 S and the well is dry.The well was drilled about 7 kilometers north-west of the Snorre…

Name Change for Northern Ocean's Offshore Drilling Rig Duo

Mar 10, 2022

Oslo-listed drilling contractor Northern Ocean on Thursday said Thursday that it would change the names of its two semi-submersible drilling rigs West Bollsta and West Mira.The two 6th generation offshore drilling rigs, used for drilling operations offshore Norway…

Noble Corporation and Maersk Drilling Select Board Members of Merged Company

Mar 10, 2022

Offshore drilling companies Noble Corporation and Maersk Drilling, which are set to merge, on Wednesday announced Board of Directors for the combined company, to be effective upon the closing of the business combination announced on November 10…

Equinor Spuds Kveikje Well Off Norway. Targets 36 Million Barrels

Mar 09, 2022

Equinor has started drilling operations on its Kveikje exploration well in the Norwegian section of the North Sea, its partner in the license, Longboat Energy, said Wednesday.Equinor is using Odfjell Drilling's Deepsea Stavanger semi-submersible drilling rig to drill the prospect…

BHP Books Aquadrill's Vela Drillship for Gulf of Mexico Drilling

Mar 08, 2022

Australia-based BHP has booked Aquadrill's Vela drillship for a drilling operation in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.The rig, managed by Seadrill, is currently in the Gulf of Mexico, on a contract with Equinor until May. After the expiration of the contract…

AGR to Supply Personnel for COSL Drilling's CNOOC-bound Offshore Drilling Rig

Mar 04, 2022

Offshore drilling company COSL Drilling Europe has recently secured a contract for its COSLInnovator semi-submersible drilling rig, and the rig will start drilling for CNOOC Petroleum Europe Limited next month.The news was shared this week by…

Azinam Hires Island Innovator Rig for Gazania-1 Well, Offshore S. Africa

Mar 03, 2022

Oil and gas company Azinam, soon to be acquired by Eco Atlantic, has hired Island Drilling's Island Innovator semi-submersible drilling rig to drill the Gazania-1 well offshore S. Africa. The news comes in the wake of the recent significant…

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