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Shell Books Maersk Drillship for Four Wells Offshore Malaysia

Apr 07, 2021

Offshore drilling company Maersk Drilling has won a contract with Shell Malaysia for drillship Maersk Viking.Under the contract, the 7th generation drillship will drill four development wells at the Gumusut-Kakap field offshore Malaysia. The contract is expected to start in December 2021, with an estimated duration of 150 days. The firm contract value is approximately USD 34 million, including a mobilization fee…

Eni Finds Oil Offshore Angola. First Production Expected within Six Months

Apr 06, 2021

Italian oil and gas company Eni has made a new light oil discovery in Block 15/06, in Angola’s deep offshore. Eni said Tuesday that the well was drilled on the Cuica exploration prospect located inside the Cabaça Development Area and close to the Armada Olombendo FPSO (East Hub)…

Seadrill Seeks Bankruptcy Protection—Again

Feb 10, 2021

Offshore drilling rig contractor Seadrill has filed for bankruptcy protection at a court in the U.S. state of Texas, it said on Wednesday, the second time in four years the company has entered into so-called Chapter 11 restructuring.The Oslo…

EU Welcomes Turkish Drillship Departure From Waters Off Cyprus

Oct 06, 2020

A Turkish drillship has left the area where it was operating southwest of Cyprus and reached Turkey's coast for maintenance in a move the European Union said would help ease tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean.Refinitiv tracking data showed…

Drillship to Be Converted for Subsea Mining

Mar 02, 2020

Swiss-based offshore contractor Allseas said it has acquired an ultra-deepwater drillship for conversion to a polymetallic nodule collection vessel.In partnership with deep sea mining company DeepGreen Metals Inc., Allseas is developing a deep…

NPD Grants Drilling Permit to ConocoPhillips

Dec 08, 2019

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS a drilling permit for well 25/7-9 S, cf. Section 15 of the Resource Management Regulations.Well 25 / 7-9 S shall be drilled from the drilling equipment Leiv Eiriksson at position 59 ° 15'17…

Semco Maritime to Upgrade Odfjell Rig

Dec 04, 2019

Odfjell Drilling and Semco Maritime signed a contract for preparation and modification of Deepsea Stavanger rig prior to its start of a nine-month drilling campaign for Total in the harsh waters outside South Africa.The semi-submersible rig…

Neptune Drilling Awards on Seagull

Dec 03, 2019

Oil and gas company Neptune Energy has awarded new drilling services contracts for its its 50 million barrel Seagull project in the UK North Sea worth a total of $40 million.US oilfield services giant Halliburton will supply equipment from its base in Arbroath for Seagull…

Valaris New Contracts Touch $285Mln

Nov 26, 2019

Valaris, the provider of offshore drilling services across all water depths and geographies,  announced new contracts and contract extensions, with associated revenue backlog of approximately $285 million.The United Kingdom-based offshore drilling contractor…

Shelf Drilling Wins $151Mln Contracts

Nov 13, 2019

Dubai-headquartered offshore drilling contractor Shelf Drilling has added $151 million in contract awards, increasing the number of contracted rigs from 29 to 31 during the month of October.The world’s largest contractor of jack-up rigs said…

Petrobras Extends West Tellus Contract

Nov 04, 2019

Brazilian petroleum giant Petróleo Brasileiro (Petrobras) has contracted Seadrill’s drillship West Tellus for a new two-year program offshore Brazil.Seadrill, a deepwater drilling contractor for the petroleum industry, said in a press note that the likely contract value is around $170 million…

Shelf Drilling Wins Multiple Contract Extensions

Oct 07, 2019

Shelf Drilling, the international shallow water offshore drilling contractor, announced that it has secured contract extensions for four of its jack-up drilling rigs.The drilling contractor  with rig operations across Middle East, Southeast Asia…

Keppel, Sembcorp Reach Deal with Embattled Brazil Firm

Oct 07, 2019

Singapore firms Keppel Corp and Sembcorp Marine said on Monday they had reached settlements with indebted Brazilian firm Sete Brasil over long-standing contracts to build drillships and rigs.Sete, which leased oil rigs to Brazil's state oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras)…

Transocean Cancels Drillship Deliveries

Sep 23, 2019

Offshore drilling contractor Transocean announced on Monday that it will not take delivery of two newbuild drillships that were scheduled to be handed over from Korean builder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) in 2019 and 2020.Transocean said two of its indirect…

Velesto Bags Contracts from Petronas Carigali

Sep 09, 2019

Malaysia-based Velesto Drilling, indirect wholly- owned unit of Velesto Energy Bhd’s (VEB), has received a letter of award from Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd (PCSB) for the provision of jack-up drilling rig Naga 7.In a filing with Bursa Malaysia…

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