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Kosmos lassos Maersk Discoverer

Jan 02, 2014

Kosmos Energy Ltd. signed a one well rig share agreement with BP plc and Maersk Drilling for use of the rig Maersk Discoverer. The rig is expected to commence drilling operations on the FA-1 (formally Eagle-1) exploration well in the Foum Assaka offshore block in Morocco in 1H 2014…

Keppel Fels delivers 21 rigs in 2013

Dec 27, 2013

Singapore-based Keppel FELS Ltd. has delivered ARABDRILL 60, a KFELS B Class jackup rig, to Arabian Drilling Co. (ADC), five days ahead of schedule, on budget, and with a perfect safety record. This marks the 21st newbuild offshore rig that Keppel FELS has delivered in 2013…

New Ensco rig delivered

Dec 23, 2013

Ensco plc has taken delivery of ENSCO 121, the second of four ultra-premium harsh environment jackup rigs in its ENSCO 120 Series. The rig is contracted to work in the North Sea beginning in Q2 2014 at a day rate of approximately $230,000…

GSP Saturn heads to Pechora Sea

Dec 20, 2013

GSP Offshore has said its jackup, the GSP Saturn, will provide offshore drilling services in Pechora Sea, in the south eastern part of the Barents Sea, on the Russian continental shelf. GSP Saturn will carry out operations under a two year contract…

Chevron inks Blackford Dolphin

Dec 19, 2013

Chevron North Sea Limited has awarded a £150 million contract to Dolphin Drilling Limited, a subsidiary of Fred. Olsen Energy ASA, for a 20-month multi-well drilling and completion program, across several of its operations in the UK North Sea…

Trouble in deepwater?

Dec 16, 2013

Deepwater drilling rig contractors are facing an uncertain future, with an increasingly fragmented market favoring those who contract the vessels, according to an analyst. The comments follow market updates from rig operators including Transocean Ltd…

BG: Tanzania now at 15Tcf

Dec 10, 2013

BG Group has said its latest drilling campaign offshore Tanzania has increased its resource base across its three Tanzanian blocks to 15Tcf natural gas. BG Group said Blocks 1, 3 and 4, which it operates, with partner Ophir Energy, also had further exploration upside…

Barents Sea discovery for Statoil

Dec 09, 2013

Statoil ASA and partners Eni Norge AS and Petoro AS have made an oil and gas discovery in the Skavl prospect in PL532, close to Johan Castberg in the Barents Sea. Well 7220/7-2 S, drilled by the semisubmersible rig West Hercules, proved a…

Prospector I arrives in Cromarty

Nov 27, 2013

Prospector Offshore Drilling's new jack-up drilling rig, Prospector 1, arrived in the Cromarty Firth, Scotland today, after a two-month journey from its construction shipyard in Dalian, China. The jack-up features an advanced, fully-automated…

CIMC launches Brazil-bound units

Nov 25, 2013

CIMC Raffles today held naming ceremonies for the OOS Gretha and OOS Prometheus semisubmersible drilling rigs, built at its yard in Yantai, China, and due to work for Petrobras offshore Brazil. The two units were designed and built by CIMC Raffles…

Keppel enters R&D partnership

Nov 25, 2013

Keppel Corporation and the National University of Singapore have agreed to set up the Keppel-NUS Corporate Laboratory, with backing from the National Research Foundation (NRF), to develop technological solutions for the offshore industry…

BP increases GOM rig count

Nov 19, 2013

BP announced that it increased its fleet on Tuesday, announcing that it added two drilling rigs to the deepwater Gulf of Mexico (GOM). BP’s count now stands at nine rigs - a company record. Following the end of its year-long moratorium imposed in 2010…

HitecVision takes stake in Energy Drilling

Nov 14, 2013

Norwegian private equity group HitecVision AS is to invest US$92.6million in Singapore-based Energy Drilling Pte Ltd.  The deal will see Hitecvision take a majority stake in the company and it will ensure delivery of Energy Drilling Pte…

Romania well non-commercial says Petroceltic

Nov 14, 2013

Petroceltic International has said its Cobalcescu South-1 exploration well in the Romanian Black Sea will be plugged and abandoned as non-commercial.  The well was designed to test a prospect located in the southwestern part of the Est Cobalcescu (Block EX-28…

Lundin spuds Luno II South

Nov 11, 2013

Lundin Norway AS (Lundin Norway) has started drilling appraisal well 16/5-5 in production license 410. The well will target the Luno II South structure, 9km southeast of the Luno II discovery well 16/4-6S in PL359, in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea…

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