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Noble Corporation’s Drillship Seizes Africa’s Drilling Opportunities

Apr 23, 2024

Offshore drilling firm Noble Corporation has informed about two new drilling campaigns secured for its Noble Venturer drillship in Africa, which is currently employed on drilling assignment with Tullow Oil offshore Ghana.Following the early completion of the Tullow Oil Ghana campaign expected to end in late May 2024, Noble Corporation said it will relocate the Noble Venturer to Equatorial Guinea to drill three wells - including two development wells and one exploration well - for Trident Energy…

Trident Energy to Restart Drilling Campaign Off Equatorial Guinea with Noble Venturer Drillship

Apr 23, 2024

Trident Energy, has on behalf of the joint venture partners, awarded a contract to Noble Corporation for its Noble Venturer drillship, which is scheduled to restart the infill drilling at the Ceiba Field and Okume Complex offshore Equatorial Guinea…

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…

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…

ExxonMobil Strikes Oil Offshore Guyana

Mar 20, 2024

ExxonMobil has made an oil discovery at Bluefin in the Stabroek block offshore Guyana, marking its first discovery of 2024.The Bluefin well encountered approximately 197 feet (60 meters) of hydrocarbon-bearing sandstone and was drilled by the Stena Drilling's Stena Drillmax drillship in 4…

Noble Viking Drillship Secures $80M Drilling Campaign with Prime Energy

Mar 15, 2024

Offshore drilling firm Noble Corporation has secured a new contract with Prime Energy for its drillship Noble Viking, which will be employed on a three well drilling campaign on Malampaya-Camago field, offshore Philippines.The contract also includes an additional one-well option…

Mega Machine Deep Driller: JOIDES Resolution

Aug 21, 2023

The JOIDES Resolution embarks on Expedition 395 to understand the impacts of mantle plumes on deep ocean currentsThe world’s oceans, still largely unexplored, remain a treasure trove for scientists and researchers alike. Physical, chemical and…

Transocean's Deepwater Titan Begins Inaugural Contract for Chevron

Jun 21, 2023

Offshore drilling contractor Transocean said its new eighth-generation drillship Deepwater Titan has started its inaugural contract with supermajor Chevron in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.Built by Singapore's Sembcorp Marine and delivered to Transocean subsidiary Triton Titan GmBH in December 2022…

Deteriorated Bollard Caused Drillship Breakaway and Collision

Mar 16, 2023

A deteriorated bollard led to a Valaris drillship breaking away and colliding with a bulk carrier in Pascagoula, Miss. last year, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said Thursday.On March 12, 2022, the mobile offshore drilling unit…

Great Ships '22: Deepwater Atlas, “World’s First Eighth-Gen Ultra-Deepwater Drillship”

Dec 13, 2022

Marijana Sosic, Manager, Technical Marketing at Transocean, discusses some of the outstanding features of the Deepwater Atlas – Built in Singapore at Sembcorp Marine's Jurong Shipyard and flying the Marshall Islands flag – and sister-ship Deepwater Titan…

DPS Safety Alert Follows DP3 Drillship Blackout Investigation

Nov 01, 2022

The United States Coast Guard issued the following Marine Safety Alert rergarding Dynamic Positioning Systems.Dynamic positioning (DP) systems1 meeting equipment class 2 (DP2) and equipment class 3 (DP3) have control features and redundancies…

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…

Seatools Delivers Deep-sea mineral Collection Equipment for Allseas' 'Hidden Gem'

Feb 25, 2022

Subsea technology company Seatools has delivered deep-sea mineral collection equipment for Allseas' Hidden Gem seabed mining ship.Seatools was responsible for the engineering, manufacturing, and qualification of the electronics, instrumentation…

Stena Drilling Confirms Samsung Drillship Deal

Dec 08, 2021

Just a few days after South Korea's shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries said it had found a potential buyer for a drillship originally ordered in 2014, without revealing the buyer's name, drilling firm Stena Drilling confirmed the deal on Tuesday…

Drillship Arrives in Rotterdam for Conversion into Subsea Mining Vessel

Sep 23, 2021

The 228-meter-long former drillship Vitoria 10000, now renamed Hidden Gem, has this week arrived in Rotterdam, The Netherlands to start its conversion into a subsea mining vessel.The news of the vessel's arrival was shared by The Metals Company (formerly DeepGreen Metals Inc…

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