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Harsh environment JU delivered to Ensco

Sep 09, 2013

Ensco plc has taken delivery of ENSCO 120, the first in its series of three ultra-premium, harsh-environment jackup rigs. The rig is contracted to work for Nexen in the North Sea beginning in the 4Q 2013 at a day rate of about US$230,000 plus cost adjustments…

OE13: GMS orders jackup

Sep 04, 2013

Jack-up barge provider Gulf Marine Services is building its third E-Class jack-up vessel, GMS Enterprise, it has announced. The vessel will add to GMS’ two existing E-Class units, GMS Endeavour and GMS Endurance. GMS Enterprise will…

Super 116e construction begins

Aug 29, 2013

Jiangsu Yangzijiang Offshore Engineering Co. Ltd. (YZJOE) is ready to “strike steel” on the construction of a US$170million Le Tourneau Super 116E, self-elevating jackup for drilling in 350ft water depths. The detailed engineering phase has…

Keppel FELS delivers Mexican jackup

Aug 02, 2013

Keppel FELS delivered a KFELS B Class jackup rig, to privately-owned Mexican company Constructora y Perforadora LATINA (CP LATINA). The jackup rig was named La Santa Maria at a ceremony in Keppel FELS on August 2. The rig, which is can operate in water depths up to 400ft and drill down to 30…

COSCO updates newbuild activity

Aug 02, 2013

COSCO Corp. Ltd. has been active completing vessels and signing new construction contracts. The company announced that COSCO (Qidong) Shipyard Co., Ltd has delivered the jackup barge, IB914, and the transportation barge, IB924, to an Australian company…

Keppel secures Grupo R jackup

Jul 15, 2013

Mexican drilling company Grupo R awarded Keppel Offshore & Marine subsidiary Keppel FELS a construction contract worth US$206 million for a newbuild jackup rig. The KFELS B Class design jackup is scheduled for delivery in 4Q 2015. Keppel…

Dong contract for Maersk Resolve

Jul 09, 2013

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a $58million contract from DONG Energy for use of the jack-up drilling rig the Maersk Resolve. The contract, for operations in the Danish North Sea, is expected to start in August 2013, in direct continuation of its current contract in the UK…

Saipem rig sinks off Angola

Jul 02, 2013

One person is missing and another six were injured following the sinking of Saipem's Perro Negro 6 jackup rig off the coast of Angola. The incident began Monday night (July 1) following the collapse of seabed underneath one of the Perro Negro 6's three legs…

Dalian wins Seadrill jackup order

Jun 20, 2013

Seadrill Ltd signed new contracts for the construction of two high specification jackup drilling rigs at Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Offshore Co., Ltd. (DSIC Offshore) in China.  The newbuild rigs are scheduled for delivery during 4Q 2015 and 1Q 2016…

New jack-up for North Sea

May 28, 2013

Noble Corporation has ordered a new harsh-environment jack-up rig it is to deploy in the  North Sea from 2015. The new unit, based on the Gusto MSC CJ70 design and meeting an enhanced version of Norwegian oil firm Statoil's 'Cat J' specifications…

The modern liftboat could be a jackup

May 23, 2013

Liftboats started as a concept in South Louisiana with the first-known liftboats conceived in Braithwaite. The technology was developed locally and has continued to improve. A liftboat is a self elevating, self-propelled vessel equipped with…

Buccaneer spuds Cosmo well

May 14, 2013

Buccaneer Energy has spud the shallow water Cosmo No. 1 well located in Alaska's Cook Inlet, near Anchor Point on the Kenai Peninsula, the company announced on 13 May 2013. Buccaneer used the Endeavour - Spirit of Independence jack-up rig…

Dana spuds a new exploration well

Apr 26, 2013

Aberdeen-based Dana Petroleum has spudded a new exploration well in the Southern North Sea from its De Ruyter platform. Dana is drilling the P11-08 exploration well using the jackup Noble Lynda Bossler, in the production licence P10a…

Rig Market Review

Apr 14, 2013

The global rig market is strong, with high utilization, high day rates, and nearly 200 offshore drilling rigs under construction. Drilling contractors are changing their fleet makeup, modernizing, streamlining, and concentrating on market sectors…

DNV launches jacking system JIP

Apr 11, 2013

Jacking gears are by definition the most characteristic systems of self-elevating units and jack-ups. However, this gear remains often neglected on board, with a high potential for dire consequences.Damaged jacking gear (Image: WillTeco)In order to achieve higher availability…

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