Jackup News


Statoil, CCB ink double jackup contract

Nov 03, 2016

Statoil awarded Coast Center Base (CCB) a contract for the reception and preparation of the two new category J rigs for Statoil: Boots and the Cinderella.  The rigs are being built at the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in South Korea and are expected to the delivered in Q2 2017…

Going forward in reverse

Nov 01, 2016

Elaine Maslin reports on a new breed of service and operations vessels entering the market, which can go ahead and aft just as happily as they entered. Ulstein’s Windea La Cour, a new 88m-long service operation vessel…

BP drills Amherstia with new jackup

Oct 26, 2016

BP Trinidad and Tobago (bpTT) started drilling at Amherstia, offshore Trinidad, using the newest addition to its fleet, the Joe Douglas 240C jackup, with expectations to drill up to four new wells. The Joe Douglas…

Block Island turbine installation

Oct 24, 2016

In this video, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier shows the installation of the first ever offshore wind farm in the US: Block Island. On 18 August, the Brave Tern jackup completed the installation of five GE Haliade 150-6MW turbines at Deepwater Wind’s Block Island Wind Farm…

Ulstein, SeaOwls partner in SOUL jackup design

Oct 24, 2016

Ulstein Design & Solutions and SeaOwls BV have formed a partnership to jointly develop the next generation self-propelled heavy lift jackup vessel. Image of van Leeuwen, Snijders. From Ulstein…

Rowan gets two termination notices

Oct 19, 2016

Rowan Companies has received two early termination notices this month, in addition to booking more work and selling one jackup. Image of a Rowan jackup, from Rowan. Cobalt International…

Paragon bags Centrica intervention deal

Oct 19, 2016

Paragon Offshore has won a short-term contact with Centrica for the B391 jackup, offshore the UK. The B391 will preform light well intervention work from late-October to late-November 2016 at a dayrate of US$53,000. Centrica and Paragon…

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%)…

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