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Aker BP Gets PSA Norway Nod to Use Maersk Jack-up Rig in North Sea

Sep 12, 2022

Norwegian oil and gas firm Aker BP has received a Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) consent to use the jack-up drilling rig Maersk Invincible for drilling activities on the Ivar Aasen field, offshore Norway. The consent includes plugging…

Aker BP Extends Deepsea Nordkapp Hire

Sep 09, 2022

Norwegian oil and gas company Aker BP has added two additional firm wells to its contract with Odjfell Drilling for use of the Deepsea Nordkapp semisubmersible drilling rig. The extension has an estimated duration of approximately six months…

Rystad: Global Exploration Falters

Sep 08, 2022

Global oil and gas exploration is set to falter this year as the number of licensed blocks and total acreage fall to near all-time lows as the sector struggles to shake off the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and the ensuing oil market crash…

BW Energy's Freshly Converted Jack-up En Route to Gabon

Aug 23, 2022

Oslo-listed oil and gas company BW Energy said Tuesday that its BW MaBoMo offshore production facility had sailed away towards Gabon.The production facility, converted from the Hibiscus Alpha jack-up drilling rig, is currently onboard a heavy…

Sapura Energy Sells Three Offshore Rigs for Scrap

Aug 22, 2022

Malaysian company Sapura Energy has agreed to sell three tender-assisted drilling rigs to NKD Maritime Limited for an aggregate cash consideration of $8,2 million.'The disposal of the rigs was carried out by way of tender exercise. Based on an informal market survey…

Tullow Oil Abandons Guyana Well After Dismal Drilling Results

Aug 05, 2022

Tullow Oil said on Friday it would abandon drilling operations at Beebei-Potaro exploration well in offshore Guyana after results showed the well bore water.The group, which holds 37.5% of the Kanuku block where the well lies, said it would…

Borr Drilling Announces Jack-up LOI

Aug 04, 2022

Offshore drilling contractor Borr Drilling on Thursday announced it has received a binding letter of intent (LOI) for one of its jack-up drilling rigs from an undisclosed operator in West Africa.Under the deal, Borr's Prospector 5 will drill…

Shelf Drilling Lands ONGC Work

Jul 29, 2022

Dubai based jackup operator Shelf Drilling has been awarded a three-year contract for with India's Oil and Natural Gas Corporation for work on the Mumbai High. The contract is for the C.E. Thornton jack-up rig, with planned start-up of operations is Q2 2023…

Keppel Posts 66% Jump in First-half Profit

Jul 28, 2022

Singaporean conglomerate Keppel Corp on Thursday reported a first-half profit that rose 66%, helped by higher earnings across most of its main businesses and a rebound at its offshore & marine (O&M) unit.Keppel, which traces its roots to a small ship repair yard corporatized in 1968…

Seadrill Announces $361 Million In Contract Extensions

Jun 22, 2022

Offshore drilling contractor Seadrill on Wednesday announced it has been awarded contract extensions for three of its jack-up rigs for work offshore in the Arabian Gulf.The firm term of each contract is three years with commencement in direct continuation of the current contracts…

Floatel's Offshore Accommodation Unit Gets Extension in Brazil

Jun 09, 2022

Oslo-listed offshore accommodation rig provider Floatel International has won a contract extension for one of its units with Equinor in Brazil.Equinor has extended the contract for the Floatel Victory semi-submersible accommodation unit. The…

Well-Safe Solutions Takes Over WilPhoenix Rig from Awilco Drilling

Jun 09, 2022

UK-based offshore drilling company Awilco Drilling has completed the sale of its WilPhoenix semi-submersible drilling rig to P&A specialist to Well-Safe Solutions.The proposed sale was first announced early in May, when Oslo-listed Awilco Drilling said the rig would be sold for $15…

VIDEO: Turkey's TPAO Takes Delivery of Cobalt Explorer Drillship

May 26, 2022

Turkey's national oil and gas company TPAO has taken delivery of its new, seventh generation drillship, the Cobalt Explorer, acquired from the South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding Marine and Engineering.The acquisition of the Cobalt Explorer has expanded TPAO's drillship fleet to four units…

First Jack-up Rig Built for IMI Loaded Out

May 17, 2022

International Maritime Industries (IMI), which describes itself as the largest shipyard in the MENA region, and offshore construction firm Lamprell on Tuesday announced the successful completion of the load-out and float-off of the first jackup drilling unit being constructed for IMI…

Prosafe Wins Another Petrobras Tender

May 11, 2022

Oslo-listed offshore accommodation firm Prosafe said Wednesday it had been declared the winner of a bidding process for a four-year contract by Petrobras for the provision of the Safe Eurus semi-submersible vessel.The contract, subject to a…

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