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PetroRio Acquires Semi-submersible Rig from Aquadrill

May 10, 2022

Brazilian oil company PetroRio announced on Tuesday it entered into an agreement with U.K.-based Aquadrill to acquire the semi-submersible drilling rig Capricorn for $40 million.The Friede & Goldman ExD millennium design rig was delivered in…

Prosafe Bags 4-Year Flotel Contract with Petrobras

May 04, 2022

Offshore accommodation specialist Prosafe has won a four-year contract with the Brazilian oil company Petrobras for the provision of the Safe Notos semi-submersible accommodation rig.Petrobras will use the accommodation unit for safety and maintenance support offshore Brazil…

Offshore Rig Builders Keppel O&M and Sembcorp Marine Set to Combine

Apr 27, 2022

Singapore's Sembcorp Marine (Sembmarine) has agreed to a multi-billion dollar merger with Keppel Corp's larger offshore and marine unit, a year after the Temasek-backed firms began deal talks to cope with an industry downturn.The loss-making…

Prosafe Wins Petrobras Tender for Accommodation Rig Supply

Apr 08, 2022

Offshore accommodation rig provider Prosafe has won a bidding process for a four-year contract with Petrobras for the supply of a semi-submersible vessel for safety and maintenance support offshore Brazil. Prosafe, which plans to deploy the Safe Notos semi-submersible floated for the contract…

Wilkie Rejoins Westwood's RigLogix Team

Mar 31, 2022

Westwood Global Energy Group (Westwood), an energy market research and consultancy firm, has appointed Teresa Wilkie to its RigLogix team as Research Director.The appointment marks Wilkie's return to Westwood after almost two years, which she spent with Bassoe Offshore / Esgian…

Neptune Energy Finds Hydrocarbons at Hamlet Well, Offshore Norway

Mar 21, 2022

Oil and gas company Neptune Energy said Monday it had encountered hydrocarbons at the Hamlet exploration well in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.'Having entered the reservoir, located within the Gjøa licence (PL153), logs encountered hydrocarbons and a decision was made to initiate coring…

Update: Valaris Drillship Collides with Bulk Carrier in Pascagoula, Mississippi

Mar 14, 2022

A Valaris drillship hit the Akti bulk carrier ship on Saturday, after breaking free its moorings near the VT Halter Shipyards and Chevron docks in Pascagoula,  Mississippi. At around 1:30 a.m. Saturday, Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders…

Name Change for Northern Ocean's Offshore Drilling Rig Duo

Mar 10, 2022

Oslo-listed drilling contractor Northern Ocean on Thursday said Thursday that it would change the names of its two semi-submersible drilling rigs West Bollsta and West Mira.The two 6th generation offshore drilling rigs, used for drilling operations offshore Norway…

Empyrean Energy: Jade Prospect Site Survey Complete. Drilling Rig Talks Underway

Mar 07, 2022

Empyrean Energy, a company gearing up to start drilling at its Jade prospect, offshore China, said Monday that China Oilfield Services Limited ('COSL') had successfully completed the well site survey required over the Jade Prospect drilling location…

Venus 1-X Well: Total Makes 'Significant' Oil Discovery Offshore Namibia

Feb 24, 2022

French oil major TotalEnergies said Thursday it had made a significant discovery of light oil with associated gas on the Venus prospect, located in block 2913B in the Orange Basin, offshore southern Namibia.TotalEnergies said that its Venus…

Transocean's 8th-gen Deepwater Titan Drillship Completes Drydocking in Singapore

Feb 16, 2022

Offshore drilling contractor Transocean has said this week that its eighth-generation Deepwater Titan drillship has completed drydocking in Singapore.The Deepwater Titan is Transocean's first 20,000 psi ultra-deepwater drillship, and will, once delivered…

Aker BP to Use Odfjell's Deepsea Nordkapp Drilling Rig for KEG Development Wells

Feb 15, 2022

Norwegian oil and gas company Aker BP has exercised a scope-based option to use Odfjell Drilling's Deepsea Nordkapp semi-submersible drilling rig to drill development wells at the recently approved Kobra East Gekko (KEG) project.Odfjell Drilling…

Santos Drilling Ahead at Pavo-1 Site Offshore Australia

Feb 15, 2022

Australian oil and gas company Santos is drilling ahead at its Pavo-1 well, off W. Australia, after last week's spud using the Noble Tom Prosser jack-up drilling rigThe Pavo-1, operated by Santos (70%) with Carnarvon as partner (30%) is targeting…

Transocean's Quarterly Rig Report: $87.7M Worth of Drilling Deals Secured

Feb 14, 2022

Deepwater drilling specialist Transocean said Monday it had secured around $87.7 million in offshore drilling contracts since its last quarterly rig fleet report.In its report, Transocean said it had won contracts for five offshore drilling rigs…

ConocoPhillips Hires Icon Caren Jack-up Rig for Sarawak Drilling

Feb 14, 2022

U.S. oil and gas company ConocoPhillips has awarded a jack-up drilling rig contract to Malaysia's Icon Offshore for its Sarawak 2022 drilling campaign.The contract is for the Icon Caren jack-up drilling rig, previously known as Perisai Pacific 101…

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