Jackup News


Petrobel Contracts Shelf Rig

Jan 30, 2019

UAE-headquartered offshore drilling contractor Shelf Drilling has received a contract award for one of its jack-up rigs with Belayim Petroleum Company (Petrobel) for operations in the Gulf of Suez, offshore Egypt.According to a press release from the shallow water offshore drilling contractor…

India's ONGC Contract Goes to Shelf Drilling

Jan 23, 2019

Jack-up drilling specialist Shelf Drilling has been awarded a three-year contract in India for for the Ron Tappmeyer jackup by Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC).The Mumbai High offshore operations have been scheduled to start by Q2 2019, said a press release from the jack-up rig owner…

Shell Extends Rowan Jackup Contract in Trinidad

Jan 03, 2019

Shell has extended its contract for the Rowan Gorilla VI jack up in Trinidad, Rowan Companies plc said.According to the offshore drilling contractor that provides well drilling services to the petroleum industry, the Super Gorilla class jack…

Fred Olsen Acquires Offshore Wind Installation Vessel

Dec 17, 2018

Norway-based offshore wind services company Fred. Olsen Windcarrier AS (FOWIC) has agreed to acquire a 51% stake in the owner of the Seafox 5, an offshore wind transport and installation vessel.By this move Fred Olsen Windcarrier will include this vessel under its commercial…

Carnarvon Petroleum Secures Noble Tom Prosser Jack-up Drill Rig

Dec 05, 2018

Australian oil and gas exploration and production company Carnarvon Petroleum has secured a Noble Tom Prosser jack-up drilling rig for two appraisal wells at the Dorado joint venture oil, gas and condensate discovery offshore Western Australia…

JDC Bags Indonesian Drilling Contract

Nov 26, 2018

Japanese offshore drilling company Japan Drilling Co., Ltd. (JDC) has entered into a drilling contract with Premier Oil for the provision of the Hakuryu-11 jack-up drilling rig.JDC announced in a press release that that its subsidiary company 'P…

Equinor Extends Maersk Intrepid Deal

Nov 25, 2018

Norwegian multinational energy company Equinor ASA has exercised two options of two months each for jack-up rig Maersk Intrepid, said Danish offshore driller Maersk Drilling.As a result, the rig is now contracted to Equinor until the end of February 2020…

PSA Consent for Aker BP to Use Maersk Reacher

Oct 16, 2018

Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) has authorized Norwegian E&P player Aker BP to use the Maersk Reacher mobile facility as a quarters facility on the Valhall field.A public statement from PSA said: 'A lot of work will be taking place on the Valhall field in the time ahead…

Equinor Extends Contract for Maersk Intrepid Rig

Oct 12, 2018

Norway's Equinor has awarded Maersk Drilling AS a five-month contract for the Maersk Intrepid rig to provide operational support on the Martin Linge field in the North Sea. Two extension options will also be exercised, and four new options will be added…

Ensco to Buy Rowan in $2.38 Bln Deal

Oct 08, 2018

Offshore driller Ensco Plc said on Monday it plans to buy smaller rival Rowan Cos Plc in an all-stock deal valued at $2.38 billion, as it looks to expand its fleet and benefit from a partnership with Saudi Aramco.This is Ensco's second deal…

Borr Drilling Activates Four Jackup Rigs

Oct 05, 2018

Norwegian contractor Borr Drilling has made the decision to activate speculatively four more newbuild jack-ups as it sees rising demand for such high-specification units.'This decision is made on the back of Borr’s previously announced success…

Rowan picks up Petrobras jackups

Jan 08, 2018

Rig operator Rowan Companies has purchased two LeTourneau Super 116E jackup rigs, the P-59 and P-60, which were both delivered new into service in 2013, in a public auction from a subsidiary of Petrobras for US$38.5 million per unit. As previously reported in May 2017…

Keppel delivers first jackup to Borr Drilling

Jan 08, 2018

Keppel Offshore & Marine subsidiary Keppel FELS has has delivered the first of five jackups to Borr Drilling.  The first is the jackup rig SAGA, a KFELS Super B Class design rig. KFELS Super B Class rigs are designed to operate in 400ft water depth and drill to 35…

W&T well in Gulf of Mexico disappoints

Dec 15, 2017

US explorer W&T Offshore's ST 224 #1 exploration well, in the South Timbalier license in the US Gulf of Mexico, was considered water bearing, according to partner Otto Energy. The well was drilled in 170ft water depth using the Enterprise 264 jackup and reached a total measured depth of 10…

UPDATE: 1 dead, 1 injured in Maersk rig incident

Dec 07, 2017

UPDATE: One Maersk Drilling worker is dead and another injured following in an incident on the Maersk Interceptor jackup drilling rig, working at the Tambar field offshore Norway, on Thursday, 7 December. Aker BP said that the 'serious incident' was reported at 12…

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