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IOG Spuds Blythe Development Well

Aug 03, 2021

U.K. gas company IOG announced the spudding of the Blythe development well in the U.K. North Sea.Following Elgood, Blythe is the second development well in IOG's Phase 1 project and is expected to take under three months to drill and complete, after which the rig will move on to Southwark.The Noble Hans Deul jack-up rig mobilized from the Elgood field location on July 27 and jacked up at the Blythe Platform on July 29…

Shelf Drilling Lands ONGC Work

Jul 29, 2022

Dubai based jackup operator Shelf Drilling has been awarded a three-year contract for with India's Oil and Natural Gas Corporation for work on the Mumbai High. The contract is for the C.E. Thornton jack-up rig, with planned start-up of operations is Q2 2023…

ADNOC Fleet Rises to over 300 with ZMI Buy

Jul 28, 2022

The shipping and maritime logistics arm of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) is acquiring Zakher Marine International (ZMI), adding 24 jack-up barges and 38 offshore support vessels to its fleet. ZMI is an Abu Dhabi-based owner and operator of offshore support vessels…

Valaris Announces Jackup Contracts with ARO Drilling

Jan 04, 2022

Offshore drilling contractor Valaris announced on Monday that it has been awarded new bareboat charter agreements with ARO Drilling for several jackups. ARO Drilling, a joint venture between Valaris and Saudi Aramco, has signed contracts with…

PaxOcean to Build Jack-up for Japanese Firm

Mar 03, 2020

PaxOcean, Singapore-based builder focused on offshore rigs, semi-submersibles and specialized offshore vessels, has signed a contract with Japanese general contractor Penta-Ocean Construction to construct a self-elevating platform (SEP) for use in the offshore wind sector in Japan…

Grupo R New Jack-up Rig Reaches Mexico

Jan 28, 2020

Mexican E&P company Grupo R has informed that its newbuild jack-up rig Cantarell III has arrived from Singapore to Mexico ahead of a new contract, which is set to start in March 2020.The Mexico’s energy services provider said in a press note that after a 45-day trip from Singapore…

IMI Wins ARO Drilling Rigs Contract

Jan 19, 2020

ARO Drilling, a joint venture (JV) of Saudi Aramco and Valaris Companies, has awarded a couple of contracts to International Maritime Industries (IMI) and signed a subsequent sub-contract agreement with long-term partners Lamprell Energy Ltd…

Shelf Drilling Wraps Maersk Completer Rig Buy

Jan 07, 2020

Dubai-based offshore drilling firm Shelf Drilling has completed the purchase of the jack-up drilling rig Maersk Completer from Maersk Drilling. The rig, which has now been renamed, has been stacked in Singapore since 2017. The two companies…

Shelf Drilling Wins ME Gig Extension

Dec 31, 2019

Shelf Drilling, the contractor of jack-up rigs, has secured long-term contract extensions for four of its jack-ups working offshore the Arabian Peninsula.The rigs High Island II, High Island IV and Main Pass I will each be employed for a further…

Shelf Drilling Gets Offshore Nigeria Extension

Dec 09, 2019

Dubai-headquartered offshore driller Shelf Drilling has secured a one-year extension to the jackup Trident XIV's current workover operations contract offshore Nigeria.According to the rig owner, the extension is in direct continuation of the rig’s current contract for workover operations…

GMS Wins Jack-up Contract

Nov 05, 2019

Gulf Marine Services (GMS), a provider of self-propelled jackup barges, said it has been awarded a four-year contract for a K-Class small vessel, from an unnamed Middle East national oil company.The world's leading provider of advanced self…

Jan De Nul Bags Dogger Bank Gig

Oct 23, 2019

Marine contractor Jan De Nul said that its new offshore jack-up installation vessel Voltaire has secured a contract from the world’s largest offshore wind farm, Dogger Bank Wind Farms.Voltaire with a lifting capacity of over 3,000 tonnes and standing taller than the Eiffel tower…

Saudi IMI Signs Jack-up Deal with GustoMSC

Oct 16, 2019

Saudi-based International Maritime Industries (IMI) has announced that it had signed a licence agreement with GustoMSC, a subsidiary of Houston rig and equipment builder National Oilwell Varco (NOV).The agreement entails a new GustoMSC drilling…

Shelf Drilling Bags ONGC Jack-up Deal

Oct 09, 2019

Dubai-based Offshore drilling contractor Shelf Drilling has received an award for a three-year contract for the Trident II jack-up rig.The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) award was for operations in the Mumbai High, offshore India. Operations are expected to start in 1Q 2020…

Maersk Drilling Rig Extended by Equinor

Sep 20, 2019

Maersk Drilling announced that Equinor has exercised two options of two months each for the Maersk Intrepid jack-up rig to continue working at the Martin Linge field offshore Norway.In addition, the parties have signed a further two-month extension…

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