Jackup News


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…

Petrovietnam delivers jackup

Aug 12, 2016

Petrovietnam Marine Shipyard (PV Shipyard) is due to deliver the Tam Dao 05 jackup drilling rig to its client today (12 August). Earlier this week, the firm completed full height jacking trials on the rig.  Tam Dao 05 is a Friede and Goldman JU-2000E design…

Semco in Maersk Guardian module heavy lift

Aug 10, 2016

Semco Maritime is conducting a heavy lift for the 147-room complete hotel module on board the Maersk Guardian to finalize a major conversion of the upcoming hotel rig. Image of the Maersk Guardian…

Lundin terminates M3nergy FPSO deal

Aug 03, 2016

Lundin Petroleum terminated a US$265 million deal with M3nergy Investment for the sale of the Bertam floating production and storage offloading (FPSO) vessel after the Malaysian company failed to secure the required financing. The deal…

Quadrant spuds Driftwood-1

Aug 02, 2016

Quadrant Energy started drilling the Driftwood-1 well in the WA-320-P permit area in the Carnarvon Basin, offshore Western Australia. The well, being drilled with the Noble Tom Prosser jackup, is in the Barrow sub-basin of the Northern Carnarvon Basin…

Aqualis helps move giant jackup

Aug 01, 2016

Marine and offshore engineering consultancy Aqualis Offshore has been contracted by Noble Corporation to oversee the load-on, transportation and load-off operations of the first journey of new build jackup rig Noble Lloyd Noble. Aqualis…

Less is more

Aug 01, 2016

Unmanned facilities are being given serious consideration offshore Norway. Elaine Maslin reports. Percentage of unmanned platforms per North Sea sector. Unmanned distribution. Image from Ramboll…

Det norske lines up Langfjellet prospect

Jul 28, 2016

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Det norske a drilling permit for well 25/2-18 S on PL 442 in the central North Sea.  The well, targeting the Langfjellet prospect, will be drilled using the Maersk Interceptor jack up drilling rig…

Lamprell - newbuild jackup delayed

Jul 26, 2016

UAE-based rig builder and engineering firm Lamprell says delivery of a jackup drilling rig, which had been scheduled for delivery in Q2 2016, has been delayed due to an issue with equipment supplied by an original equipment manufacturer. According to a November 2015 presentation by Lamprell…

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