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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…

CDC set to commercialize its multi-purpose jackup design

Nov 28, 2017

Multi-purpose vessel designer CDC Scotland is set to commercialize its first vessel design through Dutch firm OOS Energy, part of OOS International.  OOS Energy, which is also building two semisubmersible crane vessels, is planning to build two units…

Northwest secures rig for Dorado-1 well

Nov 14, 2017

Australian operator Northwest has signed a contract with ENSCO for use of the ENSCO 10 jackup to drill the Dorado-1 exploration well in exploration permit WA-437-P in the North West Shelf of Australia, according to partner Carnarvon Petroleum…

Gravitational pull

Oct 30, 2017

Two offshore wind firsts have been achieved this year, both relating to use of gravity-based foundations. Elaine Maslin reports. While gravity-based wind turbines are not new, they’re far from the most common form of foundation for the offshore wind industry…

KrisEnergy spuds East Mayura off Thailand

Oct 20, 2017

KrisEnergy has spud the East Mayura-1 exploration well in the G10/48 contract area in the Gulf of Thailand, the operator announced on 20 October. The East Mayura-1 well, offshore Thailand, is being drilled by the PV DRILLING I jack-up rig…

Maersk inks two North Sea jackup contracts

Oct 12, 2017

Maersk Drilling has been awarded two contract extensions in the North Sea. The jackup Maersk Resolve has been awarded a contract extension by Wintershall Noordzee for the drilling of a third well in the ongoing drilling campaign in the North Sea…

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