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Suriname: After Three Discoveries, Apache Spuds Fourth Offshore Well

Sep 15, 2020

Oil and gas company Apache, with its partner Total, is on the hunt for its fourth offshore oil discovery in Suriname.The company has this year announced discoveries at Sapakara West, and Maka Central, and most recently, Kwaskwasi well - all in Block 58…

Mermaid Exits Offshore Drilling Venture with Seadrill

Sep 15, 2020

Thai subsea services company Mermaid Maritime has decided to sell its stake in Asia Offshore Drilling, a drilling joint venture with Seadrill, to limit its exposure to the volatile offshore drilling market.Mermaid, which owns a 33.76% in AOD…

Shelf Drilling Terminates Charters for China Merchants' Jack-up Rig Duo

Sep 14, 2020

Jack-up drilling contractor Shelf Drilling has canceled a charter deal for two jack-up rigs signed back in February 2019 with China's China Merchants.In February 2019, Shelf Drilling signed a deal to buy two CJ-46 jack-ups from China Merchants…

Well-Safe Buys Seadrill Rig for North Sea P&A. Move to Create 100 New Jobs

Sep 14, 2020

UK-based offshore decommissioning company Well-Safe Solutions has bought Seadrill's 1993-built West Epsilon jack-up rig, in a move that the company says will create a 100 new jobs.This will be Well-Safe's second rig in the fleet following the…

Turkey to Send Another Drillship to Black Sea after Giant Gas Find

Sep 14, 2020

Turkey will send a second drillship to operate in the Black Sea, Energy Minister Fatih Donmez said on Sunday, weeks after Ankara announced its largest-ever natural gas discovery in the area.'Our drillship Kanuni, whose preparation work is continuing…

Mitsui Hires JDC's Hakuryu-11 Jack-up Rig to Drill Off Japan

Sep 11, 2020

Japanese offshore drilling company JDC has won a drilling contract with Mitsui Oil Exploration.JDC said that the contract was for the provision of a jack-up drilling rig 'HAKURYU-11.' According to JDC, which operates a fleet of five jack-ups…

Equinor Hires Noble Lloyd Noble Jack-up Rig for Valemon Drilling

Sep 09, 2020

Norwegian energy company Equinor has signed a three-well contract with offshore drilling contractor Noble Corp. for the use of the Noble Lloyd Noble jack-up drilling rig at the Valemon field, in the North Sea, offshore Norway. The drilling is slated to begin in the summer of 2021…

Borr Drilling Gets NYSE Listing Warning as New CEO Set to Take Over

Sep 07, 2020

Offshore drilling contractor Borr Drilling has received a notice from the New York Stock Exchange informing it that the company is not in compliance with the continued listing standard.The notice is related to the minimum average share price…

ARO Drilling Names New CEO

Sep 04, 2020

ARO Drilling, a Saudi-focused offshore drilling joint venture between Valaris and Saudi Aramco, has appointed new CEO.The offshore drilling company said via social media that Derek Kent was named as its Chief Executive Officer. He succeeds Kelly McHenry…

Prosafe, Shell Agree New Terms for Safe Zephyrus Flotel Charter

Sep 03, 2020

Offshore accommodation specialist Prosafe has agreed with Shell to defer and amend the charter deal for its DP3 Safe Zephyrus semi-submersible accommodation rig.The flotel company has been hit hard by COVID-19 related cancellations and contract delays in the past months…

Dolphin Drilling Nets Offshore Drilling Work in Mexico

Sep 02, 2020

Offshore drilling contractor Dolphin Drilling has won a drilling rig contract in Mexico with the country's national oil company Pemex.Dolphin Drilling said Tuesday the contract was for the Blackford Dolphin semi-submersible drilling rig. The value of the contract…

Tullow Hires Stena Drillship for Suriname Drilling

Sep 01, 2020

Offshore drilling contractor Stena Drilling said Tuesday that oil company Tullow had hired one of its drillships for drilling offshore Suriname.Tullow Oil has hired the Stena Forth drillship and will use it to drill one well in Block 47, located approximately 260 km north of the coast of Suriname…

Stena Spey Semi-Sub Selected for Kinsale Field Decommissioning Gig

Sep 01, 2020

Ireland's PSE Kinsale Energy has hired Stena Drilling's Stena Spey semi-submersible drilling rig for a decommissioning campaign at the Kinsale field offshore Ireland.To remind, Kinsale area offshore gas fields in the Celtic Sea officially ceased production last month after more than 40 years online…

Seriously, UK Oil Firms Will Struggle to Find Semi-subs for Work in 2021

Sep 01, 2020

E&P companies planning drilling campaigns in British waters next year could face a surprisingly small selection of semisubs to choose from due to ever-shrinking ready supply in the segment.Too many rigs and not enough work has been the norm…

Neptune Energy Extends Deepsea Yantai Rig Contract to Late 2021

Aug 31, 2020

Oil and gas company Neptune Energy has extended the contract for the Deepsea Yantai semi-submersible offshore drilling rig.The rig, owned by China's CIMC and managed by the Norwegian drilling contractor Odfjell Drilling, was recently used to…

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