Jackup News


World's largest jackup delivered to Noble

Jul 18, 2016

Sembcorp Marine delivered the world’s largest jackup rig, the Noble Lloyd Noble, to Noble Corp. after uncertainties in the delivery date due to damage the rig endured in February. Illustration of the Noble Lloyd Noble…

Keppel delivers jackup to Mexico's Central Panuco

Jul 14, 2016

Keppel Offshore & Marine US subsidiary Keppel AmFELS delivered the Uxpanapa jackup to Mexico's Central Panuco, a subsidiary of Perforadora Central. The rig was christened at Keppel AmFELS' yard in Brownsville, Texas. Uxpanapa is the fifth…

Hercules sells jackup in US$3 million deal

Jul 12, 2016

Hercules Offshore has sold a jackup drilling unit in a US$3.16 million deal with an undisclosed buyer. The Hercules 267, image from Hercules Offshore. The deal, through the company’s subsidiary Hercules International Drilling…

Damen finishes Sea Installer modifications

Jul 06, 2016

In this video, Damen Shipyards shows the A2SEA-owned Sea Installer jackup leave DSAm, equipped with the capability to handle bigger offshore wind installation projects. DSAm finished major modification works on the Sea Installer in June 2016…

Rowan inks extension deals

Jul 01, 2016

Rowan Companies is putting a jackup on stand by for Apache Corp., in addition to inking three rig extensions in the Gulf of Mexico, offshore Norway, and Saudi Arabia, according to the company’s latest fleet report. The Rowan Gorilla VII…

Quadrant sees Outtrim East-1 delay

Jul 01, 2016

Quadrant Energy’s Outtrim East-1 well has suffered a 10-day delay due to drilling challenges, offshore Western Australia. According to partner Carnarvon Petroleum, the well reached the 12-1/4in hole section at a depth of 1011m, however…

Quadrant to drill Driftwood-1 off Australia

Jun 30, 2016

Quadrant Energy has decided to change its drilling plans in the Carnarvon Basin offshore Western Australia.  The firm had proposed to drill the Palmerston-1 well. After a technical evaluations and engagement with the regulator, Quadrant now plans to drill the Driftwood-1 well…

Quadrant spuds Outtrim East-1

Jun 20, 2016

Quadrant Energy has started drilling at the Outtrim East-1 well in the North West Shelf of Western Australia, according to partner Carnarvon Petroleum.  Using the Noble Tom Prosser jackup, Quadrant will explore additional hydrocarbon…

Det norske to drill Rovarkula

Jun 17, 2016

Norway's Det norske, which is due to become Aker BP, is set to drill an exploration on the Rovarkula prospect in the Norwegian sector of the central North Sea. The 25/10-15 S wildcat well will be drilled from the Maersk Interceptor jackup…

KCA Deutag sells last mobile offshore unit

Jun 09, 2016

Drilling and engineering contractor KCA Deutag has sold its jackup drilling unit, the Ben Rinnes, to an integrated energy and services company for an undisclosed sum.    Built in Clydebank, Scotland, in 1973 and acquired by KCA Deutag in 2005…

Mermaid wins 7 subsea gigs, delays newbuilds

May 27, 2016

Mermaid Maritime’s Western Hemisphere business unit (MSSW) has been awarded seven different subsea projects in the Middle East with an estimated value of US$11 million. In addition, Mermaid has also secured extensions for three newbuild deliveries…

Maersk acquires newbuild jackup from Hercules

May 27, 2016

Maersk Drilling has agreed to acquire the newbuild harsh environment jackup rig Hercules Highlander from struggling US drilling contractor Hercules Offshore. Hercules was awarded a five-year contract by Maersk Oil for use of the rig on the Culzean high-pressure…

Mubadala fails at Thai well

May 26, 2016

Mubadala Petroleum has failed to find commercial quantities of oil at its Sri Trang-1 exploration well in the northern Gulf of Thailand. Sri Trang-1 is located in the G1/48 concession, approximately 18km north-northeast of the Manora oil development…

Aqualis gains ONGC extension off India

May 25, 2016

Aqualis Offshore has been reappointed by United India Insurance Co. to provide marine warranty services to ONGC’s assets, offshore India. This is the third one-year contract Aqualis has received after the company first started working for United India Insurance and ONGC in 2014…

Pemex cuts short jackup contract

May 18, 2016

Mexico's Pemex has cut short a contract for use of Aban Offshore's jackup Deep Driller I. Pemex served a notice of termination 'purporting to exercise its contractual right to terminate the charter' for the rig, said Aban, effective 1 June 2016…

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