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Temasek Supports Sembcorp Marine's $1.5B Rights Issue

Jun 09, 2020

Singapore's Temasek Holdings stepped in on Monday to support a S$2.1 billion ($1.5 billion) rights issue by Sembcorp Marine as the state investor moves to help the city-state's struggling rig-building sector.Following the deal, loss-making Sembcorp Marine…

Keppel Rejects Awilco Drilling's Rig Contract Termination. Ponders Legal Action

Jun 09, 2020

Singapore's offshore rig builder Keppel is considering taking legal action against Awilco Drilling after the drilling company on Monday said it had terminated a rig construction contract with Keppel.Awilco Drilling said Monday that its subsidiary…

Awilco Drilling Scraps Semi-Sub Rig Deal with Keppel

Jun 08, 2020

Offshore drilling company Awilco Drilling has terminated an offshore rig construction deal with Keppel, citing a breach of contract.Awilco said Monday that its subsidiary Awilco Rig 1 (AR1) had notified Singapore-based Keppel FELS that it had…

Halted Shares of Sembcorp Marine, Parent in Focus in Singapore

Jun 05, 2020

Shares in Sembcorp Marine and Sembcorp Industries remained halted for a second day on Friday, prompting speculation among some analysts about a potential deal between the Singapore rig builder and its parent company.'Given the concurrent nature of the trading halts…

Keppel, Borr Drilling Agree on Jack-Up Deliveries Delay

Jun 05, 2020

Offshore drilling company Borr Drilling has reached agreements with Keppel and its creditors to defer newbuild rig deliveries, and to defer certain interest payments, respectively, in a move which Borr says will improve its liquidity.Singapore…

Hokchi Terminates Grupo R Jack-Up Rig Deal Early

Jun 05, 2020

Hokchi Energy, a subsidiary of Argentina's Pan American Energy, has terminated the charter of Grupo R's jack-up rig Cantarell III earlier than originally planned.Having arrived from Singapore earlier this year, the newbuild offshore drilling…

KCA Deutag Appoints New President of Offshore Branch

Jun 04, 2020

Drilling and engineering company KCA Deutag has named Ole Maier its new President of Offshore Business Unit.Maier, who has most recently served as Executive Vice President for Odfjell Drilling's Platform Drilling Operations, has succeeded KCA Deutag's Rune Lorentzen who will be retiring…

COSL Drilling, Equinor Sign Master Framework Agreement

Jun 03, 2020

Offshore drilling contractor COSL Drilling Europe has signed a Master Framework Agreement with Equinor for the use of COSL's drilling rigs on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.The drilling company said the deal 'fully enables COSL to provide additional drilling units and services to Equinor…

Prosafe Gets Short Respite from Creditors

Jun 02, 2020

Offshore accommodation rig provider Prosafe has been given some breathing room by its creditors.The company earlier this month said it had agreed on an extension to the forbearance from the non-payments and defaults with a majority of its lenders across its $1…

Seadrill Warns on Future after Taking $1.2B Write-off

Jun 02, 2020

Seadrill announced a writedown of $1.2 billion on the value of its oil drilling rigs on Tuesday and warned it may have to convert part of its $7.4 billion in debt into equity to survive.'Until such time that an agreement is reached to restructure our borrowing commitments…

ONGC Moves 33 Offshore Rigs Ahead of Monsoon Season

Jun 01, 2020

ONGC has moved  33 offshore jack-up rigs to new drilling locations ahead of the adverse weather conditions associated with the Indian monsoon season. According to AqualisBraemar, which assisted with ONGC’s rig moves, said the operation was completed…

PSA Norway OKs Neptune's Gjøa Drilling Plans

Jun 01, 2020

Oil and gas company Neptune Energy has been given a regulatory consent to use the Deepsea Yantai drilling rig for production drilling at its Gjøa field, offshore Norway.According to the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway which gave the consent last week the drilling will take 240 days to complete…

Aker BP Cleared to Use Maersk Invincible Rig for P&A at Valhall

May 29, 2020

Norwegian oil company Aker BP has secured consent from the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway to use the Maersk Invincible jack-up rig on its Valhall field in the North Sea, offshore Norway.The consent is for the use of the Maersk Invincible…

UAE: Jack-Up Providers Team Up to Cut Costs

May 29, 2020

UAE-based jack-up services provider Gulf Marine Services has entered into a framework agreement with Zakher Marine International ('ZMI'), a privately-owned offshore services provider also based in UAE. Both companies own fleets of self-propelled…

Seafox Drops Takeover Pursuit of GMS

May 28, 2020

Dutch jack-up services company Seafox has ended its pursuit to acquire rival Gulf Marine Services.After it in April floated an idea about the possible takeover of GMS, the GMS board rejected the plan deeming the move opportunistic, valuing the company's equity 'at only US$32 million…

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