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Neptune Energy Halts Drilling Op in Norway After COVID-19 Cases on Seadrill Rig

Aug 04, 2020

Oil and gas company Neptune Energy has stopped a drilling operation in the Norwegian Sea after COVID-19 cases identified aboard the offshore drilling rig West Phoenix.The Seadrill West Phonix semi-submersible drilling rig is currently on assignment for Neptune in the Norwegian Sea…

SRO Updates Stena Drilling's Rigs with IBM’s Maximo System

Aug 04, 2020

Offshore drilling contractor Stena Drilling has had its asset management software system on six offshore rigs replaced.The company hired UK-based tech firm SRO Solutions which, over the course of 14 months replaced its existing asset management system with IBM’s Maximo software…

ST Engineering Upgrades Diamond Offshore Drillship

Aug 04, 2020

ST Engineering Halter Marine and Offshore has installed a 215 mt NOV passive heave compensator on Diamond Offshore’s Ocean BlackLion drillship and upgraded its Ballast Water Treatment System.The Ocean BlackLion drillship arrived in ST Engineering…

Neptune says Makes Largest Oil Discovery in Norway this Year

Aug 04, 2020

Neptune Energy has said it has made the largest oil discovery in Norway so far this year at its Dugong well in the North Sea.After announcing preliminary results in July, the company on Tuesday confirmed the commercial discovery of oil at the Dugong well (PL882)…

BP Charters Solstad Offshore Vessel Trio for Ironbark Drilling Support

Aug 03, 2020

BP has chartered Solstad Offshore's three offshore support vessels to support its Ironbark drilling campaign in Australia.Norway's based offshore vessel owner Solstad Offshore said Monday that BP had awarded contracts for two anchor handling tug and supply vessels Normand Saracen and Far Senator…

Borr Drilling Wins Rig Work. Says Worst is Over for Jack-up Market

Aug 03, 2020

Jack-up drilling rig owner Borr Drilling has signed agreements that should secure work for three of its drilling rigs. The Oslo-listed company said Monday it had entered into a contract and LOIs for three of its currently warm stacked rigs, adding USD 21 million to the total backlog…

Noble Corp. Files for Bankruptcy

Aug 03, 2020

Offshore oil and gas driller Noble Corp said on Friday it had filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to restructure debt, following a historic fall in energy prices.The company said it would swap all its bond debt, which accounts for more than $3…

Maersk Drilling CFO to Step Down

Jul 31, 2020

Danish offshore drilling company Maersk Drilling said Friday its Chief Financial Officer Jesper Ridder Olsen would step down from the position by January 2021.The offshore drilling contractor said that Ridder Olsen had 'decided to pursue another…

Transocean's 20k PSI Newbuild Drillships to Cost $2,25B

Jul 31, 2020

Offshore drilling company Transocean expects its two ultra-deepwater drillships under construction in Singapore to cost it $2,25 billion in total, more than a double on the original order price.Transocean first ordered the drillships - now named…

Equinor Gets OK to use Maersk Intrepid Jack-up Rig at Martin Linge Field

Jul 30, 2020

The Norwegian offshore oil and gas safety body PSA Norway has granted Equinor an approval to use the Maersk Intrepid jack-up at the Martin Linge offshore oil and gas field.The consent is for the use of the low-emissions rig for production drilling…

Murphy Oil to Take Pacific Drilling Rig on a Ten-Well Term in 2021. Scraps 2020 Deal

Jul 30, 2020

Offshore drilling contractor Pacific Drilling has lost a two-well contract for its Pacific Sharav drillship with Murphy Oil, but has managed to secure a ten-well deal with the same client, only at a later date.The drillship recently completed…

Rig-building Impairments Drag Keppel to 1H Loss

Jul 30, 2020

Singaporean conglomerate Keppel Corp reported a loss in the first half of 2020 due to impairments in its offshore and marine business that has been battered by low global oil prices.Keppel posted a net loss of S$537 million ($390 million) for the six months to June…

Transocean Posts $487M Loss on Impairments. Revenues Rise on Dispute Settlement

Jul 30, 2020

Deepwater drilling company Transocean reported a second-quarter net loss of $487 million, mostly on impairment of assets. The adjusted net loss was $1 million, an improvement from an adjusted loss of $187 million in the previous quarter.Total contract drilling revenues were $930 million…

Petrobras to Pay $184M to Pension Fund to Settle Sete Brasil Dispute

Jul 30, 2020

Brazilian state-controlled oil producer Petrobras has agreed to pay 950 million reais ($184 million) to its pension fund Petros to settle a dispute over investments at drillship company Sete Brasil, the company said in a filing on Wednesday…

Tullow to Spud Suriname Well in 2021. Will Hire Drilling Rig Soon

Jul 29, 2020

London-listed oil and gas exploration and production firm Tullow Oil expects to hire an offshore drilling rig soon for drilling operation in Suriname.The company said Monday that the drilling of the Goliathberg-Voltzberg North prospect (GVN…

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