Jackup News


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…

Mubadala starts Manora field drilling

Oct 12, 2017

Mubadala Petroleum has started a three-well drilling program at the Manora oil field in the northern Gulf of Thailand, says partner Tap Oil.  The program in the G1/48 concession, using the Atwood Orca jackup drilling unit, comprises two development wells and an exploration well…

Borr buys Sembcorp subsidiary rigs

Oct 09, 2017

Borr Drilling has signed an agreement to acquire nine jackup rigs from Sembcorp Marine subsidiary PPL Shipyard, taking its fleet to 26 jackups, once all rigs under construction have been delivered.  The acquired rigs have been built or are under construction at PPL's yard in Singapore…

W&T to spud South Timbalier well in GoM

Oct 05, 2017

W&T Offshore is set to spud its latest well in the South Timbalier 224 (ST 224) lease in the Gulf of Mexico later this month, according to partner Otto Energy. “The Enterprise 264 jackup drilling rig is expected to be on location within…

Video: Statoil Cat J's head for Norway

Sep 18, 2017

Statoil is awaiting the arrival of two of its Cat J jackup rigs in the Norwegian North Sea, one destined for the Gullfaks field and the other for the Oseberg field. Category J drawing. Image from Statoil…

Borr bags BW Gabon campaign

Sep 13, 2017

Borr Drilling accepted a letter of intent from BW Energy Dussafu (BWE), a subsidiary of BW Offshore, for a drilling campaign offshore Gabon. Borr’s premium, high-specification jackup Norve will be utilized to drill and complete two subsea development wells…

Byron secures Ensco rig for South Marsh

Sep 12, 2017

Byron Energy has signed a drilling contract with Ensco Offshore for the Ensco 68 jackup rig to drill at the company’s South Marsh Island Block 71 drilling and completion program in the Gulf of Mexico. Ensco 68 jackup…

Semco to upgrade West Elara

Sep 05, 2017

Semco Maritime has won a deal to upgrade Seadrill’s West Elara jackup, to prepare the rig for an upcoming ConocoPhillips job in 2018. The West Elara, from Seadrill. Following upgrade…

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