Jackup News


Maersk Resolute signed for Dutch drilling

Jan 23, 2017

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a new contract with Petrogas E&P Netherlands for the jackup, Maersk Resolute. The firm contract covers the drilling of the two wells, A8 and A9 in the A12 block of the Dutch continental shelf. The drilling…

Driller to fund Pura Vida Gabon drilling costs

Jan 19, 2017

Australia-based explorer Pura Vida Energy has agreed in principal a deal with a rig contractor to fund a share of the costs of a three-well drilling program offshore Gabon, west Africa, in return for a share of future production on any discoveries found…

Schlumberger, Baker to provide Cat J services for Statoil

Jan 18, 2017

Baker Hughes and Schlumberger are to be awarded contracts for integrated drilling and well services on Statoil's two new Cat J jackup rigs, Askepott (translated as Cinderella) and Askeladden (a character from Norwegian folklore). The…

Ardent completes Troll Solution removal

Dec 07, 2016

Houston’s Ardent completed the removal of the Troll Solution jackup in the Bay of Campeche, off Mexico, that the company is calling the largest wreck removal in 2016.   Ardent deployed assets from several countries…

Video: Statoil starts Mariner drilling

Dec 02, 2016

Norwegian giant Statoil has started drilling at its Mariner field in the UK North Sea using the world’s largest jackup, with a target for first oil set for 2018. Image of the Mariner topsides at DSME…

Sirius, COSL enter Ororo deal

Nov 16, 2016

Sirius Petroleum entered into a financed drilling contract with COSL Drilling Pan-Pacific Ltd. (COSL), for the provision of a high specification jackup rig that will be utilized to drill a multi well campaign as part of its shallow water development strategy in Nigeria at the Ororo project…

Lamprell delivers Ensco jackup

Nov 04, 2016

Lamprell delivered the Ensco 141 jackup drilling rig to Ensco Intercontinental GmbH. The contract for the Ensco 141 rig was signed in April 2014 and is the second rig with the LeTourneau Super 116E (Enhanced) Class design Lamprell has delivered to the Ensco subsidiary…

Statoil, CCB ink double jackup contract

Nov 03, 2016

Statoil awarded Coast Center Base (CCB) a contract for the reception and preparation of the two new category J rigs for Statoil: Boots and the Cinderella.  The rigs are being built at the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in South Korea and are expected to the delivered in Q2 2017…

Going forward in reverse

Nov 01, 2016

Elaine Maslin reports on a new breed of service and operations vessels entering the market, which can go ahead and aft just as happily as they entered. Ulstein’s Windea La Cour, a new 88m-long service operation vessel…

BP drills Amherstia with new jackup

Oct 26, 2016

BP Trinidad and Tobago (bpTT) started drilling at Amherstia, offshore Trinidad, using the newest addition to its fleet, the Joe Douglas 240C jackup, with expectations to drill up to four new wells. The Joe Douglas…

Block Island turbine installation

Oct 24, 2016

In this video, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier shows the installation of the first ever offshore wind farm in the US: Block Island. On 18 August, the Brave Tern jackup completed the installation of five GE Haliade 150-6MW turbines at Deepwater Wind’s Block Island Wind Farm…

Ulstein, SeaOwls partner in SOUL jackup design

Oct 24, 2016

Ulstein Design & Solutions and SeaOwls BV have formed a partnership to jointly develop the next generation self-propelled heavy lift jackup vessel. Image of van Leeuwen, Snijders. From Ulstein…

Rowan gets two termination notices

Oct 19, 2016

Rowan Companies has received two early termination notices this month, in addition to booking more work and selling one jackup. Image of a Rowan jackup, from Rowan. Cobalt International…

Paragon bags Centrica intervention deal

Oct 19, 2016

Paragon Offshore has won a short-term contact with Centrica for the B391 jackup, offshore the UK. The B391 will preform light well intervention work from late-October to late-November 2016 at a dayrate of US$53,000. Centrica and Paragon…

Maersk names newest jackup Maersk Invincible

Oct 17, 2016

Maersk Drilling has named its fourth XL Enhanced ultra harsh environment jackup the Maersk Invincible, on 14 October at a ceremony held at the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard in South Korea. Maersk Invincible…

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