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Borr Drilling: Demand for Jack-Ups to Grow. 2019 Was a Record Year

Feb 28, 2020

Jack-up drilling contractor Borr Drilling's Chairman has said that 2019 was a record year when it comes to jack-up rig contract years awarded and that demand is high for modern jack-ups.In a statement Friday, the Chairman of the Board, Paal…

EU Issues Sanctions Over Turkish Drilling Off Cyprus

Feb 28, 2020

The European Union has imposed sanctions against two persons for their involvement in Turkey's offshore drilling activities near the Cyprus coast in the Eastern Mediterranean.'Today, the [European] Council has placed two persons under restrictive…

Shell's Jack-Up Rig of the Year Award Goes to Maersk Convincer

Feb 28, 2020

Shell has chosen Maersk Convincer as Jack-up Rig of the Year 2019, recognizing the rig’s successful operation offshore Brunei, Maersk Drilling, the owner of the rig said Friday.Maersk Convincer arrived in Brunei In September 2017 to continue operations for Brunei Shell Petroleum…

Seadrill: Rig Market Recovery Slowed Down, Debt Talks Continue

Feb 27, 2020

Offshore drilling firm Seadrill said on Thursday the recent recovery of rig markets had slowed at the start of 2020, and that discussions with creditors on how to handle its massive debts would continue.The company booked $39 million in adjusted earnings before interest…

Lebanon Set to Spud Its First Offshore Well

Feb 26, 2020

Lebanon's much-delayed search for offshore oil and gas is set to begin on Thursday with the results from its first exploratory well expected in the next two months, the chairman of the Lebanese Petroleum Administration (LPA) said on Wednesday…

Wellesley Charters Dolphin Drilling Rig for NCS Ops

Feb 26, 2020

Norwegian offshore drilling company Dolphin Drilling has signed a drilling contract for one of its rigs with Wellesley Petroleum.According to a statement released by the Dolphin Drilling CEO Bjørnar Iversen, the contract is for one firm well on the Norwegian Continental Shelf…

Wintershall Cuts Balderbrå Discovery Estimate After Appraisal Duster

Feb 26, 2020

Wintershall Dea Norge has reduced the size estimate of its Baldebra discovery in the Norwegian Sea, after an appraisal well near the 2018 gas find proved dry.The 6604/5-1 gas discovery was proven in Upper Cretaceous reservoir rocks (the Springar Formation) in 2018…

Wintershall Dea, Capricorn Get Approvals for Norwegian Wildcats

Feb 25, 2020

Norwegian offshore safety regulator PSA Norway on Monday gave its approvals for offshore exploration drilling plans by Wintershall Dea Norge and Capricorn Norge. Wintershall Dea Norge, a Norwegian subsidiary of the German company Wintershall Dea…

Serica to Hire WilPhoenix Rig for Rhum Field Work

Feb 25, 2020

London-listed oil firm Serica Energy plans to use Awilco Drilling's semi-submersible drilling rig WilPhoenix for a one-well workover on the Rhum field in the UK sector of the North Sea.Offshore drilling contractor Awilco Drilling said Tuesday…

Greenpeace Asks Norway's Supreme Court to Rule on Arctic Drilling

Feb 24, 2020

Greenpeace and its partners on Monday asked Norway's supreme court to rule on the legality of the country's Arctic oil and gas exploration licenses, in a case that could block the petroleum industry's expansion plans. If the supreme court takes up the case…

Turkey Expands Drillship Fleet

Feb 21, 2020

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has reportedly confirmed that the country, through its national oil company TPAO, has expanded its offshore drilling fleet with another drillship.TPAO has been using its two drillships the Fatih and the Yavuz – bought in 2017…

OMV to Drill Hades Appraisal Well with Island Innovator Rig in June

Feb 21, 2020

OMV Norway has applied for an environmental permit to drill the Hades appraisal well in the Norwegian Sea about 280 kilometers north of Kristiansund.The subsidiary of Austria's OMV plans to use the Island Innovator semi-submersible drilling…

Valaris Posts $216M Loss. Expects More Losses in 2020

Feb 21, 2020

Offshore drilling company Valaris on Thursday posted a net loss of $216 million for the fourth quarter of 2019, compared to a loss of $197 million in the third quarter of 2019. According to its CEO, more losses are to be expected in 2020.Valaris' fourth-quarter revenues fell to $512 million…

Siemens Wins Order to Modernize M. East Jack-Up Rig

Feb 20, 2020

Arabian Drilling Company has tapped the German industrial giant Siemens to modernize a complete and integrated drilling-drives lineup, including auxiliaries and controls, that will be installed on an offshore jack-up drilling rig for a customer in the Middle East…

Leadership Change at Noble Corp

Feb 20, 2020

Offshore drilling company Noble Corp. has announced that Julie J. Robertson will resign as President and Chief Executive Officer of the company at the next annual general meeting. She will take on the newly created role of executive Chairman of the Company's Board of Directors…

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