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Wintershall Cleared to Drill at Vega Field with West Mira Rig

May 15, 2020

Oil and gas company Wintershall Dea has obtained consent by the Norwegian offshore safety regulator PSA Norway to use the West Mira offshore rig for drilling at the Vega field in the North Sea.Wintershall Dea will be using the West Mira an ultra…

Eni Suspends SSV Catarina Offshore Drilling Rig

May 15, 2020

Italian oil and gas company Eni has suspended works carried out by the SSV Catarina semi-submersible drilling rig offshore Indonesia.This was revealed by Singapore-based KS Energy, which last year won the contract with Eni, as part of a joint venture with Universal Energy Resources…

Prosafe's Whole Fleet May Soon Be Idle

May 14, 2020

Offshore accommodation company Prosafe has seen its fleet utilization rate drop to 32 percent in the first quarter of 2020 - down from 62.5% a year ago - and based on its clients' recent actions caused by low oil prices and the coronavirus pandemic…

Seadrill: West Polaris Drillship Contract Cut Short

May 14, 2020

Offshore drilling firm Seadrill Partners has said it has received a notice of termination for the 2008-built West Polaris drillship contract.'As a result, the contract is expected to conclude in early November 2020, and the backlog is expected to decrease by approximately $23 million…

Mubadala, Tap Oil Sanction Three-Well Drilling Program at Manora Field

May 14, 2020

Mubadala Petroleum and its partner Tap Oil have approved the 2020 Manora field development drilling program, with the first well set for spud this week.Tap Oil said Thursday that the three-well drilling campaign at the Gulf of Thailand would…

Shelf Drilling Posts $185M 1Q Loss. Cuts Headcount, Exec Pay

May 14, 2020

Shelf Drilling, one of the world's largest jack-up rig contractors has reduced headcount and executive compensations, as a response to a dire situation in the offshore drilling market caused by low oil prices and the Covid-19 pandemic.The company on Wednesday posted a $184…

Transocean Disposing Of Two Semi-Submersibles

May 14, 2020

Offshore drilling contractor Transocean is disposing of a pair of floating drilling units, the ultra-deepwater semi-submersible drilling rig GSF Development Driller II, and the midwater semi-sub Transocean 712.The 2005-built GSF Development Driller has been stacked since 2016…

Awilco Drilling Posts 'Nil' in 1Q Revenue. In Talks for Newbuilds Funding, Deployment

May 13, 2020

Oslo-listed offshore drilling contractor Awilco Drilling did not generate revenue during the first quarter of 2020, and it on Wednesday reported a net loss of $9,4 million. However, the company is optimistic about the future, that is, when its high-end rigs…

Odfjell Drilling: Effect of Low Oil Price, Pandemic on Business 'Limited'

May 13, 2020

Norwegian offshore drilling contractor Odfjell Drilling does not expect the Covid-19 and low oil prices to have a major impact on its business in the short to medium term.The company which owns a fleet of five harsh-environment offshore drilling rigs…

Covid-19 Sends Demand for Remote Offshore Rig Inspections Soaring

May 12, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has boosted demand for remote offshore rig and equipment inspection with Bureau Veritas, a testing, inspection, and certification services provider, which says the demand has soared 900%.'A number of remote inspection solutions…

Vantage Drilling's 1Q Loss Narrows

May 12, 2020

Offshore drilling contractor Vantage Drilling on Tuesday posted a net loss of $30,6 million for the first quarter of 2020, an improvement on $47,9 million loss in 1Q 2019.Ihab Toma, the CEO, said: “Despite the challenges presented by COVID-19 and the resulting global economic crisis…

Lundin Gets Drilling Permit for Barents Sea Well

May 12, 2020

Lundin Energy has obtained a drilling permit for an offshore exploration well in the Barents Sea, off the Norwegian coast.The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate said Tuesday that it had granted Lundin Energy Norway permission to drill the well formally named 7219/11-1…

Serica Hires WilPhoenix Offshore Rig for Rhum Well

May 12, 2020

Serica Energy has hired Awilco Drilling's WilPhoenix semi-submersible drilling rig for the intervention work on the Rhum-3 ('R3') well in the UK North Sea.The 3rd-Generation, Enhanced Pacesetter, harsh-environment, mid-water, semi-submersible…

Equinor Gets NPD OK for North Sea Well

May 11, 2020

Norwegian oil firm Equinor has been given a drilling permit to drill the well 30/2-5 S in the North Sea, offshore Norway.Under the drilling permit granted by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, Equinor will drill the well 30/2-5 S in Production…

GMS Wins Offshore Renewables Contracts

May 11, 2020

Gulf Marine Services, a jack-up service vessel provider, has secured a renewable energy contract with an unnamed UK offshore renewables operator, and an extension of another contract.GMS said the newly won contract was for six months (firm period…

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