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Sedco Express crew plays key role in saving lives at sea

May 15, 2013

Transocean’s ultra-deepwater semisubmersible rig, Sedco Express (EXS), was working offshore Nigeria for customer ENI when it received news of a nearby fuel tanker on fire.  What ensued that day showed the company’s core value of safety in action…

Buccaneer spuds Cosmo well

May 14, 2013

Buccaneer Energy has spud the shallow water Cosmo No. 1 well located in Alaska's Cook Inlet, near Anchor Point on the Kenai Peninsula, the company announced on 13 May 2013. Buccaneer used the Endeavour - Spirit of Independence jack-up rig…

Noble bags Mariner drilling

May 14, 2013

Drilling firm Noble Corp. has been awarded a four-year drilling contract for work on the UK North Sea Mariner project using a new Cat J jack-up with Norway's Statoil. The contract is worth $655 million and includes a one two-year option…

Iversen to be Songa CEO

May 13, 2013

Songa Offshore has appointed Bjørnar Iversen as its new CEO just months after he joined the company as president of Songa Rig AS. Iversen will take up the new role, based in Cyprus, replacing interim CEO Jens Wilhelmsen, effective as of June 1…

OTC.13: CATS Rig wins New Technology Award

May 03, 2013

Superior Energy Services’ Complete Automated Technology System (CATS) has been selected as a 2013 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) Spotlight on New Technology award winner. CATS offers the industry safer operations, better well performance and lower costs through minimal crew size needs…

Genel signs rig for Africa campaign

May 01, 2013

Genel Energy is pleased to announce that it has signed a drilling rig contract with Noble Corporation for its African offshore drilling programme. The Noble Paul Romano deepwater, semisubmersible rig will be used to deliver a high impact drilling campaign over a 2 year period…

Tanzania success for BG Group

May 01, 2013

BG Group today announced it had completed another successful drill stem test in Block 1 offshore Tanzania, with initial results from the Mzia-2 well showing better than expected properties in the deeper Cretaceous reservoir.  The test on Mzia-2…

Nordic awarded Danish licence

May 01, 2013

Nordic Energy PLC, a company focussed on making investments in the North Sea oil and gas sector, is pleased to announce that NikOil Limited (‘NikOil’), a private company jointly owned by the Directors of Nordic, has been awarded by the Danish Government the 3…

Wartsila wins Chinese rig supply

Apr 17, 2013

Wärtsilä will supply a comprehensive, fully integrated power, propulsion and positioning system for a DP3 Dynamically Positioned offshore accommodation rig being built in China, the company announced on 17 April 2013. Wartsila power…

Increasing returns from asset management investment

Apr 14, 2013

The offshore industry is perhaps the single most demanding environment for assets. Exposure to the elements, the remote nature of drilling equipment, limited space, a volatile project-oriented environment, and risk management concerns, all…

Working with efficiency

Apr 14, 2013

With increased focus on the negative impact of subsea noise on the marine environment, regulators are considering action. Until then, different stakeholders are working together to develop a range of technical solutions to manage the issue…

Tender rig sale

Apr 10, 2013

Norway’s Seadrill completed the sale of its tender rig business to Malaysia’s SapuraKencana Petroleum for $2.9 billion. SapuraKencana will acquire all the tender rigs in Seadrill’s fleet except for the West Vencedor, T15, and T16.

Stone secures Ensco rig for Cardona

Apr 08, 2013

Stone Energy Corp. hired an ENSCO drilling rig for its Cardona program at Mississippi Canyon block 29, the company announced on April 8, 2013.an ENSCO 8500 series drilling rigThe Ensco 8500 series dynamically-positioned deepwater drilling rig…

COSL increases Norway presence

Apr 04, 2013

China Oilfield Services Limited (COSL) is pleased to announce that COSLPromoter, a semi-submersible drilling rig of the Group, has officially commenced operation in Norwegian North Sea for an eight-year service contract with Statoil ASA on 2 April 2013 Norwegian Time…

Keppel secures Grupo R order

Mar 28, 2013

Keppel FELS, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), has secured contracts from Mexican drilling company, Grupo R, to build four jackup rigs worth US$820 million. Seadrill's West Ariel jackup rig is a KFELS B Class design (Image: Keppel Corp…

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