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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…

PV Drilling, KrisEnergy ink jackup deal

Sep 05, 2017

Petrovietnam Drilling & Well Service Corp. (PV Drilling) signed a contract for use of the PV Drilling jackup rig for KrisEnergy in the Gulf of Thailand. PV Drilling I jackup. Image from PV Drilling…

OE17: Rig upgrade contract signals optimism

Sep 05, 2017

Semco Maritime has won a contract to upgrade the West Elara jackup rig for a new, long-term assignment for ConocoPhillips, starting in 2018, in the Norwegian North Sea. The contract is the largest for Semco Maritime's Hanøytangen yard to date…

Mærsk Developer to drill Shell Trinidad wells

Aug 17, 2017

Shell has chosen the Mærsk Developer semisubmersible to drill and complete three wells offshore Trinidad beginning in January. Mærsk Developer. Image from Maersk Drilling. According to Maersk Drilling…

Statoil to drill at Gina Grog, Valemon

Aug 17, 2017

Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) has granted Statoil approval to drill at two of its fields, the Gina Grog and the Valemon, both in the North Sea. Maersk Integrator. Image from Maersk…

Schlumberger to take 51% stake in Eurasia

Jul 21, 2017

Nearly two years after a failed attempt, oilfield services giant Schlumberger is set to acquire a majority stake in Eurasia Drilling Co. (EDC). The Astra jackup. Image from EDC. Schlumberger…

Keppel discloses delivery agenda

Jul 20, 2017

Keppel Corp. has revealed that its wholly-owned subsidiary Keppel Offshore and Marine’s (Keppel O&M) plans to deliver five rigs to Borr Drilling, and the world's first floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) vessel conversion Image from Keppel…

Borr bags Total Nigeria deal

Jul 11, 2017

Newcomer Borr Drilling has landed its first deal with a supermajor. Borr and its Nigerian partner company Valiant Energy Services West received a letter of commitment from Total E&P Nigeria for the Frigg jackup. The deal is for a firm one-year period with a possible extension…

Last blade installed at Tahkoluoto off Finland

Jul 06, 2017

Jan De Nul Group’s offshore jackup vessel Vole au vent installed the last blade of the last wind turbine at the Tahkoluoto offshore wind farm in Finland.  Vole au vent jackup. Image from Jan De Nul…

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