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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.Stena Drilling said it had entered a purchase option agreement with Samsung Heavy Industries 'for a drillship'. The drilling firm said the agreement gave…

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…

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…

Offshore Worker Dies in Drillship Incident in U.S. Gulf of Mexico

Jan 26, 2021

An offshore worker died last weekend in an incident aboard a Seadrill drillship deployed on a Kosmos Energy project in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.'At approximately 1:45 pm Central Time on January 24, 2021, Kosmos Energy learned about the fatality…

Petronas Hires Pacific Khamsin Drillship for Drilling Project in Mexico

Jan 18, 2021

Malaysian oil and gas company Petronas has chartered Pacific Drilling's drillship Pacific Khamsin for an offshore drilling project in Mexico.Pacific Khamsin is currently located in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico region, where it in November completed a well for the French oil major Total…

Tullow Extends Maersk Drillship Term After Cancellation Notice

Aug 14, 2020

Oil and gas company Tullow Oil has extended the contract with Maersk Drilling for the use of the Maersk Venturer drillship in Angola, following the contract termination for the same rig announced in March.Namely, Maersk Drilling in March said…

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…

Petronas Drillship Exits South China Sea After Standoff

May 12, 2020

An oil exploration vessel contracted by Malaysian state energy company Petronas that was involved in a standoff with a Chinese survey vessel in the South China Sea left the disputed waters on Tuesday, three security sources and the vessel operator said…

ExxonMobil, Noble Corp. in Guyana Drillship Pact

Feb 12, 2020

The U.S. oil major ExxonMobil has signed a framework agreement with offshore drilling contractor Noble Corporation to extend the contracts for the three drillships currently operating for Exxon in Guyana, and potentially add more work and more rigs…

JDC Wins Contract Extension for Rig

Nov 18, 2019

Japanese offshore drilling contractor Japan Drilling Company has been awarded a contract extension for one of its jack-up rigs.JDC said its Hakuryu-14 rig would remain on a contract with Pertamina Hulu Mahakam at the Mahakam block, offshore Indonesia…

OOS Takes Over ODN Delba III

Nov 18, 2019

OOS Energy, an offshore service provider from the Netherlands and part of the OOS Group, said that its onshore and offshore management teams  took over the Ships Management of the Semi-Submersible Drillship ODN DELBA III.Upon completion of the handover…

Karoon Hires Stena Drillship for Peru

Nov 17, 2019

Australia exploration company Karoon Energy has signed an agreement with the drilling contractor Stena Drilling and oil company Tullow Oil to contract the Stena Forth drillship for Karoon’s Marina-1 exploration well located offshore Peru.'The Stena Forth has been contracted to drill one well…

Bosch Rexroth Bags Fugro Contract

Nov 12, 2019

Fugro, the global geo-data specialist, has awarded a contract to Bosch Rexroth to fully maintain and further improve Fugro Synergy’s hydraulic equipment.Fugro has worked with Bosch Rexroth for over a decade to ensure it has the best hydraulic…

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