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Shelf Bags Middle East Work for Jack-up

May 21, 2019

Oslo-listed Shelf Drilling,  world's largest contractor of jack-up rigs, has secured a three-year contract offshore the Arabian Peninsula.The company’s recently acquired premium newbuild jackup drilling rig Shelf Drilling Achiever will likely start the program in 4Q 2019…

Velesto Bags Petronas Drilling Job

Apr 23, 2019

Malaysia's Velesto Drilling, a subsidiary of  Velesto Energy, has been awarded four contracts worth a total of RM432.33mln (US$104.68 million) from Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd for the provision of jack-up drilling rig services. Velesto Energy…

Tender Rig Specialists to Merge

Apr 08, 2019

Singapore-based tender assist rig specialist Energy Drilling and Houston-headquartered Atlantica Tender Drilling (formerly BassDrill) are planning to merge into what is expected to become the second largest tender drilling contractor.Tender rig pair signed a letter of intent (LoI) for the merger…

Jack-up Jill Added to Fred. Olsen

Apr 03, 2019

Norway-based offshore wind services company Fred. Olsen Windcarrier AS (FOWIC) has signed a long term time charter with Falcon Global for the latter's jack-up vessel Jill for work in the offshore wind sector.Jill will be an integrated part of the Fred…

Borr Drilling Buys New Jack-Up

Apr 02, 2019

The offshore drilling contractor to the oil and gas industry worldwide, Borr Drilling  has acquired a new jack-up newbuilding. The acquisition price is nearly half of what it was originally ordered for.The offshore driller informed that the Hull No…

JDC Secures Drilling Contract in Vietnam

Mar 29, 2019

Japan Drilling Co Ltd (JDC), the provider of offshore drilling contract services to oil and gas companies worldwide, has signed a drilling contract for its Hakuryu-11 jack-up rig with an unnamed client in Vietnam.According to an annoucement from the offshore drilling services company…

Shelf Drilling Wins 3-Year Extension for Rig

Mar 29, 2019

Cayman Islands-headquartered Shelf Drilling,  the leading contractor of jack-up rigs, has won a three-year contract for one of its jack-up drilling rigs.The provider of shallow water drilling services to the oil and gas industry said in a press…

Aker BP to Use Maersk Rig on Ivar Aasen

Mar 25, 2019

Norway’s offshore safety watchdog Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) has given Aker BP consent to use the Maersk Interceptor mobile drilling facility for production drilling on the Ivar Aasen field offshore Norway.The safety agency said that the…

Borr Drilling Gets Contracts in Mexico

Mar 18, 2019

Borr Drilling, one of the youngest drilling companies in the offshore industry, has secured offshore drilling contracts with oil company Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex), which will see two new build jack-ups deployed in Mexico.Jack-up rig contractor…

OHT Sisters Spoted in Singapore

Feb 27, 2019

Eagle and Falcon, sister vessels and the workhorses of the Offshore Heavy Transport  (OHT) family, were coincidentally working side by side in Singapore earlier this month loading two jack-up rigs.Eagle started her loading operation of the 14…

LOC Wins Borr Drilling Contract

Feb 22, 2019

The offshore oil and gas industry service provider LOC Group has been hired by jack-up rig contractor Borr Drilling for Marine Warranty Surveyor (MWS) services,  which commenced on Borr’s Norve and Frigg rigs, currently located in West Africa…

SeaOwls, Ulstein Part Ways

Feb 21, 2019

Norwegian shipbuilder Ulstein and Dutch offshore consultancy SeaOwls BV have decided to each go their own separate ways in the offshore wind industry.The jointly developed SOUL jack-up concept is geared toward the transport and installation…

Keppel Delivers Jack-up Rig to Grupo R

Feb 20, 2019

Singapore's Keppel FELS has delivered the jackup rig, Cantarell IV, to Grupo R with a perfect safety record.The wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M) said that as part of the deal, Grupo R has entered into a sale and leaseback agreement with FELS Asset…

Noble Buys New Jack-up from PaxOcean

Feb 15, 2019

London-based offshore drilling contractor Noble Corporation has bought a second newbuild Gusto MSC CJ46 design jack-up rig from the Singapore shipyard PaxOcean Group for $83.75 million.  Like the Noble Johnny Whitstine, which the UK offshore…

Foresight Takes Delivery of New Jackup Drilling Rig

Feb 05, 2019

London-based international law firm Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) advised Foresight Group of Dubai on the delivery arrangements relating to a LeTourneau Super 116E jackup drilling rig named “VIVEKANAND 3”.The rig was constructed in China by…

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