Jackup News


Wintershall hires Maersk Resolve

Jun 21, 2017

Maersk Drilling is bringing back the Maersk Resolve high efficiency jackup into operation after being warm stacked for a one-well deal offshore UK for Wintershall Noordzee. Maersk Resolve. From Maersk Drilling…

AkerBP performs “pioneer project” at Valhall

Jun 07, 2017

AkerBP has started plugging operations at the Valhall field, in what the company is calling a pioneer project that involves fully powering the Maersk Invincible drilling rig from shore. Image of…

Borr, Keppel close Transocean jackup deal

Jun 02, 2017

Keppel FELS and Borr Drilling have agreed on construction contracts for the five jackup rigs currently being built by Keppel for Transocean, following this week’s earlier announcement of Transocean’s jackup fleet sale to Borr. Image from Transocean…

Octanex spuds Ophir A1 off Malaysia

Jun 02, 2017

The Naga 2 jackup, from Octanex. Octanex has spudded the Ophir A1 well today (2 June) using the UMW Naga 2 jackup mobile drilling unit. Ophir A1 is the first of three planned…

Octanex to drill at Ophir

May 25, 2017

The NAGA 2 self-elevating mobile offshore drilling unit is set for mobilization to the Ophir oil field offshore Malaysia, according to Octanex. Map of the Ophir field, from Octanex. The…

Aker BP to plug Valhall wells with Mærsk Invincible

May 16, 2017

Aker BP has received consent to use the Mærsk Invincible jackup rig for plugging and abandoning wells at the Valhall field. Production from the Valhall DP is scheduled to end in the next few years. Three of the wells are still in production…

GMS close to Evolution cantilever launch

May 16, 2017

Gulf Marine Services is close to putting its new cantilever system on its GMS Evolution self propelled jackup barge into system.  The cantilever system will enable the firm to compete for well workover and intervention work that was previously…

Rig market recovery some way off yet - Maersk Drilling

May 12, 2017

Danish drilling rig operator Maersk Drilling has said it doesn't expect to see significant improvements in offshore rig demand until oil prices stabilize above US$60/bbl, or until drilling costs adjust to a lower oil price.  'With the excess supply…

Centrica to invest $77 million in Morecambe Bay assets

May 09, 2017

Centrica is planning a US$77.66 million (£60 million) investment in its operations in Morecambe Bay, in the East Irish Sea, off the west coast of England, to boost output. The campaign will unlock up to a further 3 Bcf of gas under the…

Lamprell delivers 9th rig to Lamprell

May 01, 2017

Lamprell has completed construction on the final jackup drilling rig in a series of nine, the Al Lulu, and delivered it to Abu Dhabi’s National Drilling Company (NDC), within budget and on schedules. The contract for the NDC Al Lulu rig was awarded in April 2015…

BSOG to drill two wells off Romania

Apr 11, 2017

Black Sea Oil & Gas (BSOG) has awarded GSP Offshore a contract to drill two exploration wells in the XV Midia Shallow Block, on the Romanian Black Sea Continental Shelf. The GSP Uranus, from GSP…

NADL bags double Conoco jackup work

Apr 11, 2017

North Atlantic Drilling (NADL) has secured 10-year contract awards for the West Elara and West Linus jackups with ConocoPhillips Skandinavia for work in the Greater Ekofisk Area. The total additional backlog for the new contract awards is estimated at US$1…

Vantage nets Aquamarine Driller extension

Apr 04, 2017

Vantage Drilling has been awarded a nine-month extension for the Aquamarine Driller jackup that is operating in the Malaysia/Thailand joint development area. The jackup has been under contract with Carigali-PTTEP Operating Co. (CPOC)…

Nexen to drill at Glengorm with Mærsk Gallant

Mar 27, 2017

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract for the harsh environment jackup rig Mærsk Gallant, following a competitive tendering exercise by Nexen Petroleum UK, a wholly owned subsidiary of CNOOC Ltd. The contract covers the drilling of the high-pressure…

Damen completes Vole au vent modifications

Mar 27, 2017

Image of the Vole au ven jackup, from Damen. Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC) completed work in Vlissingen on Jan de Nul Group’s Vole au vent jackup, a 140m vessel built specifically…

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