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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…

$84Mln New Contract Awards for Valaris

Aug 28, 2019

Offshore drilling contractor Valaris has been awarded new contracts and contract extensions for its rigs, with associated revenue backlog of $84 million.The largest offshore drilling and well drilling company in the world, formerly known as EnscoRowan…

MODU Market to Grow 9% by 2023

Aug 27, 2019

The global market for mobile offshore drilling units (MODU) is expected to expand at a CAGR of almost 9% during 2019-2023, according to a recent report.The report by ResearchAndMarkets predicts exploration and production (E&P) operations will…

Aker BP Drills Dry Well in Norwegian Sea

Aug 21, 2019

Norwegian oil and gas operator Aker BP has failed to find oil at the 6608/6-1 exploration well in the North Sea, reported Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD).The well was drilled about 65 kms northeast of the Norne field and 170 kms west of Sandnessjøen…

Total Extends Pacific Santa Ana Gig

Aug 14, 2019

Offshore drilling contractor Pacific Drilling has been awarded a one-well extension for its drillship working for French oil major Total in Offshore Mauritania.Pacific Santa Ana is expected to run from this month to September, said offshore ultra-deepwater drilling company…

Transocean Reports New Contracts

Jul 26, 2019

The world's second largest offshore drilling contractor Transocean has revealed three new contract awards and a pair of extensions for the last quarter in its latest fleet status report.The Switzerland-based offshore driller said in the status…

Seadrill Gets a Drillship Contract

Jul 18, 2019

UK-based international offshore drilling contractor Seadrill Partners has scored a contract in Gabon for one of its drillships.The offshore drilling firm said in press release that its drillship West Polaris had secured a contract with PC Gabon Upstream for drilling operations in Gabon…

Turkey to Launch Second Cyprus Drill Ship

Jun 18, 2019

Turkey will launch a second drilling vessel on Thursday that will begin natural gas operations near Cyprus at the beginning of July, Turkish Energy Minister Fatih Donmez was quoted as saying on Tuesday.Turkey and the internationally recognized…

Stena Drillship Gains Cyber Secure Notation

Jun 04, 2019

Classification society DNV GL reports it has signed a contract for the first Cyber Secure class notation with Stena Drilling. The contract covers the application of the “Basic+” notation to the drillship Stena IceMAX and includes the vessel’s dynamic positioning…

Seadrill Contract Backlog Reaches $1.9bln

May 28, 2019

The deepwater drilling contractor Seadrill said that its contract backlog, as of May 23, 2019, totaled approximately $1.9 billion.The drilling services provider said it has added $130 million of additional backlog from March, including the AOD…

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