Jackup News


Maersk names newest jackup Maersk Invincible

Oct 17, 2016

Maersk Drilling has named its fourth XL Enhanced ultra harsh environment jackup the Maersk Invincible, on 14 October at a ceremony held at the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard in South Korea. Maersk Invincible…

Lamprell delivers rig, wins floatel contract

Sep 30, 2016

Rig builder and engineering firm Lamprell delivered its latest newbuild jackup and won a new contract.  The new US$90 million contract award, from Jacktel, part of Master Marine, is for the upgrade of the mobile operating unit Haven as…

Drilling starts on Culzean

Sep 29, 2016

Denmark's Maersk Oil has started drilling on the first production well for the Culzean high-pressure, high-temperature (HPHT) development in the UK North Sea. Drilling started at 6pm on 28 September using Danish drilling firm Maersk Oil's Maersk Highlander jackup…

Deep Sea Mooring inks Ivar Aasen work

Sep 28, 2016

Global Maritime Deep Sea Mooring signed a contract with Norwegian operator Det norske oljeselskap to support Prosafe’s semisubmersible Safe Zephyrus accommodation rig in the Ivar Aasen North Sea field. The contract also includes support to…

Statoil ends West Epsilon contract

Sep 27, 2016

Norway's Statoil has issues an early notice of cancellation to North Atlantic Drilling on the West Epsilon harsh environment jackup. The West Epsilon was originally contracted for drilling services in Norway until the end of December…

DONG terminates Maersk Resolve contract

Sep 26, 2016

Following the finalization of the Maersk Resolve jackup for DONG Energy's planned work scope at the Hejre field in the Danish sector of the North Sea, Maersk Drilling received a letter of early termination. The original contract was scheduled to end in January 2017…

Aquaterra, Plexus develop jackup alternative for HPHT well ops

Sep 19, 2016

Aquaterra Energy and Plexus Holdings have developed a light weight, dual barrier high-pressure high-temperature (HPHT) riser system which can be deployed by a jackup as an alternative to semisubmersible installation for HPHT well operations…

JV trio drills Manora appraisal well

Sep 06, 2016

The Manora oil joint venture spudded the MNA-17 well offshore Thailand, in hopes of adding contingent resources at the development.  The project area is located in the Northern Gulf of Thailand, and is a partnership between Mubadala Petroleum (60%)…

Petrobras ditches Diamond

Sep 01, 2016

Diamond Offshore Drilling has said it is going to defend a move by Brazil’s Petróleo Brasileiro (Petrobras) to terminate its contract on the Ocean Valor semisubmersible early.  The Ocean Valiant…

COSL inks double vessel Mexico gig

Aug 30, 2016

China Oilfield Services Ltd. (COSL) signed a rig and logistics integrated service contract with Mexico’s Hokchi Energy S.A de C.V. as part of the country’s energy reform. The COSLHunter, from COSL…

Zenith completes P&A off Italy

Aug 29, 2016

Aberdeen-based well management firm Zenith Energy has successfully completed the plug and abandonment (P&A) of the Ombrina Mare development well, offshore Italy, for London’s Rockhopper Exploration. The Atwood Beacon…

Lamprell delivers delayed Ensco newbuild jackup

Aug 26, 2016

UAE-based Lamprell has delivered the delayed Ensco 140 newbuild jackup to Ensco, after signing an agreement with Ensco to settle all claims arising from the late delivery. Image from Lamprell. The…

Maersk names newest jackup Maersk Highlander

Aug 18, 2016

Lady Sponsor Gretchen H. Watkins, COO at Maersk Oil, has named Maersk Drilling’s newest jackup, the Maersk Highlander, at a ceremony at Invergordon, Scotland. Image of Watkins, from Maersk. Maersk…

Noble adds to stacked list

Aug 17, 2016

Noble Corp. is adding to its cold stacked and warm stacked list, in addition to receiving an early termination notice, and signing a short term contract with Apache. Noble Tom Prosser, from Noble…

Quadrant in Driftwood-1 water wet show

Aug 15, 2016

Quadrant Energy’s Driftwood-1 commitment well intersected water wet objectives offshore Western Australia. Image of the Tom Prosser, from Noble. Driftwood-1, is in the WA-320-P permit…

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