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Esgian Week 14 Report: Major Jackup Contract Suspensions

Apr 07, 2024

Esgian reports various drilling contractors disclosing details of discussions with Saudi Aramco regarding jackup contract suspensions in its Week 14 Rig Analytics Market Roundup. These contractors include Shelf Drilling, ADES, Borr Drilling…

Middle East: 18 Drilling Rigs Believed to be Suspended by Aramco So Far

Apr 05, 2024

Six offshore drilling companies – Valaris, Borr Drilling, Shelf Drilling, ADES Holding, COSL, and Arabian Drilling – have received notices of suspension for the shared total of 18 drilling rigs, all believed to have come from Saudi state-owned oil giant Aramco…

Aramco Suspends Another Jack-Up Rig

Apr 05, 2024

Offshore drilling company Valaris, through its joint venture ARO Drilling, has received a notice of suspension from Aramco for its VALARIS 143 jack-up rig.The rig’s contract was previously scheduled to end in December 2024. The suspension notice…

Borr Drilling’s Arabia I Rig to Suspend Ops

Apr 04, 2024

Offshore drilling contractor Borr Drilling has received a notice of temporary suspension for its jack-up rig Arabia I, currently under contract with Saudi Aramco.The temporary suspension for Arabia I rig, currently operating offshore Saudi Arabia…

Noble Voyager to Drill Another Well for Petronas Offshore Suriname

Apr 03, 2024

Petronas Suriname E&P, a subsidiary of Malaysia’s state-owned energy giant Petronas, has exercised the option for Noble Corporation’s Noble Voyager drillship to drill one additional well offshore Suriname.The 7th generation drillship Noble Voyager…

Winthershall Dea Secures Drilling Permit Offshore Norway

Apr 03, 2024

The Norwegian Offshore Directorate has granted Wintershall Dea Norge a permit for a drilling operation in the North Sea that will be conducted using Transocean Norge rig.The permit is for a wildcat well 35/11-27 S in production license 248.Wintershall Dea is the operator of the license with 60%…

Selene Well Remains on Track as Dana Petroleum Joins Shell and Deltic as Partner

Apr 03, 2024

Deltic Energy has completed the farm-out of its 25% interest in the Shell-operated North Sea license containing the Selene Prospect to Dana Petroleum.Deltic Energy received the required regulatory and partner consents in respect of the farm-out of a 25% interest in License P2437 to Dana Petroleum…

New Merger to Create One of the Largest Oil & Gas Companies in Latin America

Apr 02, 2024

Enauta has proposed the merger with 3R Petroleum which would create one of the largest and the most diversified independent oil and gas companies in Latin America.The merger proposal has been approved by Enauta’s board of directors, and according to the company…

Transocean’s Drillship to Stay in Gulf of Mexico Under $195M Contract Extension

Apr 02, 2024

Offshore drilling contractor Transocean has secured a contract extension for its Deepwater Asgard drillship with Hess Corporation for operations in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.The 365-day contract extension for Deepwater Asgard is valued at $195 million…

Esgian Week 13 Report: Demand Shifts

Apr 01, 2024

Esgian reports shifts in demand in its Week 13 Rig Analytics Market Roundup.Report overview:ContractsADES has received a Letter of Intent (LOI) from PTTEP Energy Development Company Limited for an 18-month jackup drilling contract in the Gulf of Thailand…

Middle Eastern Customer Suspends Four Shelf Drilling Jack-Ups

Apr 01, 2024

Offshore drilling contractor Shelf Drilling has received a notice of suspension of operations of four jack-up rigs from a customer in the Middle East.The company said it is in active discussions with the customer to determine which rigs will be suspended and the exact timing of the suspensions…

Masirah Oil Kicks Off Multi-Well Drilling Campaign Offshore Oman

Apr 01, 2024

Masirah Oil, a majority-owned subsidiary of Rex International, has started multi-well drilling program at Yumna field offshore Oman, using the Energy Emerger jack-up drilling rig.The spudding of the Yumna-5 well in at Yumna field in Block 50 concession started on March 28…

Dolphin Drilling and GHL Reach Win-Win Agreement as Blackford Dolphin Continues Work Off Nigeria

Mar 27, 2024

Oslo-listed offshore drilling firm Dolphin Drilling has reached agreement with General Hydrocarbons Limited (GHL) regarding past due payment amounts, clearing its Blackford Dolphin semi-submersible rig for the remaining work under the drilling contract…

Norway Greenlights Aker BP’s Exploration Drilling Campaign

Mar 26, 2024

The Norwegian Offshore Directorate has granted a drilling permit to Aker BP for a wildcat well in the North Sea, which will be drilled using Noble Corporation’s Noble Integrator jack-up rig.The permit is for 24/6-5 exploration well in the North Sea at the Alvheim Deep prospect…

Petronas Books Three Velesto’s Jack-Up Rigs

Mar 26, 2024

Petronas Carigali (PCSB), a subsidiary of Malaysian state-owned energy company Petronas, has booked three jack-up rigs from Velesto for drilling operations off the coast of Malaysia.The contract with Petrobras is for three Velesto’s jack-ups – Naga 2…

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