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Petrobras Loses $400M Court Case Against Former Offshore Rig Supplier Paragon

Mar 31, 2022

Brazilian oil company Petrobras has lost a $400 million case against Paragon Offshore Nederland, a former supplier of offshore drilling rigs for oil and gas exploration.Petrobras said Thursday that the Court of Justice of Rio de Janeiro decided, by majority vote, to grant the appeal of Paragon Offshore.Petrobras said that the estimated value of the lawsuit was R$1.9 billion (around $401 million) of which R$ 59 million (around $12…

Stena Drilling Gearing Up to Add 7th Gen. Drillship to Its Fleet

Mar 18, 2022

Offshore drilling contractor Stena Drilling said in a social media post it was preparing to introduce the newest addition to its drilling fleet, the Stena Evolution drillship.'The Stena Evolution will be a technologically advanced 7th Generation ultra-deepwater drillship…

TMC, Allseas to Develop Commercial Seabed Nodule Collection System. Plan to Buy Another Drillship

Mar 18, 2022

The Metals Company (TMC), a company extracting battery metals from seafloor polymetallic nodules, said Friday its subsidiary NORI had signed a non-binding term sheet with its strategic partner and shareholder, Allseas to develop and operate a commercial nodule collection system…

BHP Books Aquadrill's Vela Drillship for Gulf of Mexico Drilling

Mar 08, 2022

Australia-based BHP has booked Aquadrill's Vela drillship for a drilling operation in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.The rig, managed by Seadrill, is currently in the Gulf of Mexico, on a contract with Equinor until May. After the expiration of the contract…

Transocean's 8th-gen Deepwater Titan Drillship Completes Drydocking in Singapore

Feb 16, 2022

Offshore drilling contractor Transocean has said this week that its eighth-generation Deepwater Titan drillship has completed drydocking in Singapore.The Deepwater Titan is Transocean's first 20,000 psi ultra-deepwater drillship, and will, once delivered…

Petrobras Awards Long-term Charters for Seadrill Drillship Duo

Nov 26, 2021

Offshore drilling company Seadrill has won two contracts with Brazil's Petrobras for the West Carina and West Tellus drillship.The two rigs will work on the Búzios field offshore Brazil. Both contracts have been signed on a 3-year fixed-term basis…

ABS to Class Allseas' Deep Sea Mining Ship

Oct 07, 2021

Classification society ABS said it has been selected to class a former drillship that is being converted to a subsea mining vessel.The industry-first project will see Allseas’ 228-meter Vitoria 10000, now renamed Hidden Gem, equipped with a…

Nine Injured on Noble Drillship During Ida

Sep 02, 2021

The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating damage to a Noble Corp drillship hit by Hurricane Ida while operating in the Gulf of Mexico, a spokesperson said on Thursday.Nine crew members suffered minor injuries when the storm hit on Sunday, Noble said…

Noble Drillship Damaged by Hurricane Ida

Sep 01, 2021

The U.S. Coast Guard said on Wednesday it is responding to a drillship that reportedly sustained damage as Hurricane Ida ripped through the Gulf of Mexico and into Louisiana as a Category 4 storm.The agency said it was notified during the storm…

Equinor Contracts Seadrill Drillship West Saturn

Apr 27, 2021

Offshore drilling contractor Seadrill said it has secured a four-year firm contract with four one year options for the West Saturn drillship with Equinor Brasil Energia Ltda for work on the Bacalhau field in Brazil.Total value for the firm portion of the contract…

ExxonMobil Makes Oil Discovery at Uaru-2 Offshore Guyana

Apr 27, 2021

U.S. oil major ExxonMobil said on Tuesday it made an oil discovery at the Uaru-2 well in the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana.Uaru-2 will add to the previously announced gross discovered recoverable resource estimate for the block, which is currently…

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…

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…

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