"West Mira" News

Wintershall Dea, Capricorn Get Approvals for Norwegian Wildcats

Feb 25, 2020

Norwegian offshore safety regulator PSA Norway on Monday gave its approvals for offshore exploration drilling plans by Wintershall Dea Norge and Capricorn Norge. Wintershall Dea Norge, a Norwegian subsidiary of the German company Wintershall Dea…

West Mira Awarded DNV GL Battery Notation

Nov 08, 2019

Northern Drilling’s West Mira is the first rig in operation to be awarded the DNV GL Battery (Power) class notation. West Mira is an ultra-deepwater semi-submersible designed by Moss Maritime, operating a hybrid power plant using Lithium-ion…

New 'Rig Baby' Takes Shape

Dec 05, 2019

Norwegian rig and shipping magnate John Fredriksen is pooling harsh environment rig assets and putting his money into new venture, Northern Ocean Ltd., now a business of Seadrill subsidiary, Northern Drilling.Fredriksen’s investment vehicle…

Drill-tech Trends: Hybrid Rigs, Automation

Jun 20, 2019

Fully-automated drilling aboard a semisubmersible or jack-up drill rig powered by batteries has just become a reality. As May 2019 got underway, new, modern rigs were being ordered on more exploration, and no fewer than eight modern rigs — seven…

Solstad Sells PSV

May 24, 2019

Farstad Shipping, a wholly owned subsidiary of Norwegian offshore supply vessel owner Solstad Offshore, has sold one of its platform supply vessels (PSV).According to a press release from the Norwegian offshore service and supply ship shipping company…

Solstad Offshore Bags New PSV Contracts

May 23, 2019

Norwegian offshore service and supply ship shipping company Solstad Offshore has been awarded contracts for two platform supply vessels (PSVs) in Norway.Solstad said in a press release that Wintershall Dea had awarded a 10-well firm plus options…

Oceaneering Wins Wintershall ROV Work

May 01, 2019

Oceaneering International said it has secured a contract to provide integrated remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) services for Wintershall offshore Norway.The deal covers ROV services for the Northern Drilling Moss Maritime CS-60Mk type drilling unit West Mira…

Hybrid Power for Offshore Drilling Rig

Dec 07, 2018

Siemens announced Friday it will supply a lithium-ion battery-based energy storage solution (ESS) to an offshore drilling rig, in a world-first project that aims to reduce cost and minimize environmental impact.Siemens, drawing off its experience in the electrification of marine assets…

Northern Drilling Appoints New CEO

Dec 03, 2018

Rig company Northern Drilling has appointed Scott McReaken as chief executive officer (CEO).The John Fredriksen-controlled company said in a press release that McReaken will succeed Gunnar Winther Eliassen who will continue to support the company through Seatankers Consultancy Services…

Seadrill in US$170 million West Mira settlement

Mar 13, 2017

Seadrill reached a US$170 million settlement agreement with Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI) in relation to the West Mira arbitration. Seadrill said it receive a cash payment of $170 million this month as full settlement of the dispute…

Rig scrapping at highest in 20 years

Nov 27, 2015

Over the past 14 months, 44 ultra deepwater floating rigs have been scrapped, amounting to more retirements than over the past 20 years combined.  The figures, presented by Seadrill in its third quarter results, serve to underline the continuing tough market conditions for offshore drillers…

Husky cancels Seadrill drilling contract

Sep 22, 2015

Husky Oil Operations Ltd. pulled the plug on its drilling contract with Seadrill for the West Mira vessel one week after Seadrill canceled the newbuild’s order with Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI). West Mira illustration…

Seadrill cancels West Mira newbuild

Sep 15, 2015

Seadrill is exercising its right to cancel the construction of the newbuild West Mira after Hyundai Heavy Industries failed to deliver the vessel on time. West Mira illustration. From Seadrill…

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