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ADES Holding Signs $94M Jack-Up Rig Deal with PTTEP

May 14, 2024

Saudi oil and gas drilling contractor ADES Holding has signed a contract with Thai national oil and gas company PTTEP for one of its modern jack-up drilling rigs, worth $94 million.The contract, signed on May 14, 2024, is for an 18-month firm term plus a nine-month optional extension, according to the letter of intent (LOI) agreed by the companies in March 2024.Operations are expected to commence during the second half of 2024…

Energy Storage on O&G Platforms - A Safety Boost, too?

Apr 19, 2024

The fuel savings gained by installing energy storage systems on oil and gas platforms are significant, but it’s the safe-ty benefits that might overcome what has been a relatively slow uptake of late.Industry lore has it that drilling rigs say…

Borr Drilling Nets Close to $160M in Fresh Contracts for Three Jack-Ups

Apr 09, 2024

Offshore drilling contractor Borr Drilling has secured work for three of its premium jack-up rigs, bringing in $158.6 million to the company.The new contracts are for the Prospector 1, Gunnlod, and a rig to be determined.  The commitments total 820 days and $158…

Petronas Books Three Velesto’s Jack-Up Rigs

Mar 26, 2024

Petronas Carigali (PCSB), a subsidiary of Malaysian state-owned energy company Petronas, has booked three jack-up rigs from Velesto for drilling operations off the coast of Malaysia.The contract with Petrobras is for three Velesto’s jack-ups – Naga 2…

Are North Sea Jack-Ups Set for Flat 2024?

Feb 21, 2024

Global jack-up marketed utilization has been on an upward trajectory since 2017, reaching its peak of 94% at the end of 2023. However, the outlook for the year ahead looks somewhat flat, though there is still time for new demand.The North Sea jack-up market has improved year-on-year since 2017…

Borr Drilling Secures $82M for Three Jack-up Rigs

Feb 12, 2024

Offshore drilling contractor Borr Drilling has secured contract commitments totalling 495 days and $82.2 million in revenue for three of its jack-up rigs, excluding mobilization and demobilization compensation.Firstly, BW Energy has extended…

Lamprell Delivers Newbuild Jack-up Rig 'Kingdom 1' to IMI

Nov 10, 2023

Offshore energy engineering and construction services company Lamprell said Friday it had delivered the first of two new build jack-up rigs to its client, International Maritime Industries (IMI). The jack-up rig, Kingdom 1, which has been built collaboratively between ARO…

COSL to Buy Four New Jack-Up Drilling Rigs for $445M

Sep 22, 2023

China-based offshore drilling contractor China Oilfield Services Limited (COSL) said this week it had agreed to buy four jack-up drilling rigs from Dalian Shipbuilding Offshore.COSL's subsidiaries have agreed to buy four JU2000E jack-up drilling rigs at a total contract price of RMB3…

Borr Drilling's Backlog Increased by 421 Days with New Jack-up Rig Deals

Aug 01, 2023

Jack-up drilling rig contractor Borr Drilling said Monday it had secured two letters of award ('LOA') for its premium jack-up drilling rigs 'Gerd' and 'Thor.'These awards increase the company's firm backlog by approximately 421 days, excluding optional periods…

Velesto Unveils PTTEP Jack-up Drilling Deal

Jul 11, 2023

Malaysian firm Velesto Drilling, a subsidiary of Velesto Energy, has secured a contract from the Thai-based oil firm PTTEP to provide a jack-up drilling rig for its offshore drilling program in Malaysia.In a statement on Tuesday, July 11, 2023…

Indian Oil Firm Moves 36 Offshore Drilling Rigs Ahead of Monsoon Season

Jun 13, 2023

India’s Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has recently moved 36 offshore drilling rigs to new locations in advance of the monsoon season, with assistance from ABL.'ABL have assisted as tow master and marine warranty service (MWS) provider on the rig moves…

Vestigo Petroleum Books Jack-up Drilling Rig for 5-Well Program

Jun 01, 2023

Malaysian offshore drilling firm Velesto Drilling has received the Letter of Award from Vestigo Petroleum for the provision of jack-up drilling rig.The contract is for Velesto's jack-up drilling rig NAGA 2, with an estimated contract value of $10…

CIMC Delivers Jack-up Rig to COSL

Apr 27, 2023

Chinese drilling rig builder CIMC Raffles has delivered the Wan Zuan 3 jack-up rig for operation by COSL in China.The Wan Zuan 3 jack-up drilling rig of F&G SUPER M2 design can operate in a water depth of 300 ft and drill to a depth of 30,000 ft…

JDC to Provide HAKURYU-11 Jack-up Rig for Work in Thai Offshore Field

Feb 10, 2023

Japan Drilling Co., Ltd. (JDC), a Japanese offshore drilling company, has won a contract to drill in Thailand.The contract, signed with Medco Energi, will see JDC provide the jack-up drilling rig  'HAKURYU-11' for work at the Bualuang field…

Roc Oil Books Velesto Jack-up Rig

Feb 02, 2023

Malaysian offshore drilling contractor Velesto Drilling has received a letter of award from Rock Oil for the provision of jack-up drilling services. The contract is for Velesto's jack-up drilling rig NAGA 2. The contract is worth $14 million…

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