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Shelf Drilling Takes Delivery of 2008-built Aban Offshore Jack-up Rig

Jul 13, 2022

Oslo-listed offshore drilling contractor Shelf Drilling has taken delivery of the Deep Driller 7 jack-up drilling rig.Shelf Drilling bought the rig from the Indian offshore drilling firm Aban Offshore. The deal was first announced in mid-June…

Shelf Drilling to Buy Aban Offshore's Jack-up Rig for $30M

Jun 18, 2022

Jack-up drilling rig specialist Shelf Drilling has agreed to buy the Deep Driller 7 jack-up drilling rig from the Indian offshore drilling company Aban Offshore. Shelf Drilling will pay $30 million for the 2008-built jack-up drilling unit. The rig is of Baker Marine Pacific Class 375 design…

ADES on a Shopping Spree. Buys Two Jack-up Rigs from Valaris

Apr 28, 2022

ADES, a Middle East-focused offshore drilling company, is continuing with its April offshore rig shopping spree.After agreeing to buy four jack-up drilling rigs from Aban Offshore, and one from Maersk Drilling earlier this month, ADES has now…

ADES to Buy Maersk Convincer Jack-up Rig for $42.5M

Apr 20, 2022

Danish offshore drilling company Maersk Drilling has agreed to sell its jack-up rig drilling rig Maersk Convincer to ADES for $42.5 million in cash.The benign environment offshore drilling rig is expected to be delivered to ADES after the completion…

Aban Offshore to Sell Four Jack-ups to ADES for $106 Million

Apr 18, 2022

Indian offshore drilling contractor Aban Offshore has agreed to sell four offshore drilling rigs to ADES for $106 million in total.Aban said that its Board had, at a meeting held on March 23, approved the sale of the jack-up drilling rigs Deep Driller 2…

Aban Offshore Resumes Jack-up Rig Ops after Suspension Due to Virus Outbreak

May 13, 2021

Indian offshore drilling rig owner Aban Offshore has resumed operations at its Aban IV jack-up drilling rig following a suspension due to a Covid-19 outbreak.Aban Offshore had suspended operations on the 1983-built, 2011-refurbished offshore drilling rig in the first week of May…

Jindal Bags 3-Year Jack-Up Rig Charter with ONGC

May 07, 2021

Indian oil and gas company ONGC has chartered a jack-up drilling rig from the Indian offshore drilling contractor Jindal Drilling & Industries.Jindal said this week that the ONGC had sent a letter of award for the charter hire of the jack-up drilling unit Jindal Explorer…

Shelf Drilling Nets 3-year Drilling Rig Contract in India

May 05, 2021

Jack-up drilling rig contractor Shelf Drilling has secured a contract in India for its Trident XII jack-up drilling unit. The contract is with the Indian oil company ONGC. Under the three-year contract, the Trident XII drilling rig will be used…

Covid-19: Aban Offshore Suspends Jack-Up Rig Operation Again

May 04, 2021

Indian offshore drilling contractor Aban Offshore has suspended operations at one of its jack-up rigs citing Covid-19 outbreak.In a brief announcement on Monday, Aban Offshore said: 'We hereby inform you that one of our rigs 'Aban IV ' has suspended operations owing to outbreak of COVID-19…

Cash Buyers All Jacked-up for Rig Recycling

Oct 29, 2020

As the old saying goes, one man’s misery is another man’s fortune. This could not be a more accurate statement reflecting the current offshore mobile offshore drilling unit (MODU) market. As MODU owners battle debts, restructuring and bankruptcy (see previous article MODU Owners Bite the Bullet)…

LOC Wins Borr Drilling Contract

Feb 22, 2019

The offshore oil and gas industry service provider LOC Group has been hired by jack-up rig contractor Borr Drilling for Marine Warranty Surveyor (MWS) services,  which commenced on Borr’s Norve and Frigg rigs, currently located in West Africa…

Aqualis Offshore Reports Rig Move Milestone

Oct 31, 2018

The provider of engineering and marine services for the offshore energy, Aqualis Offshore celebrated mobile offshore unit rig move number 2,000, just over five years after the company was launched.Aqualis Offshore marked attendance on its 2…

Masirah spuds Karamah off Oman

Mar 20, 2017

Masirah Oil spudded the Karamah#1 exploration well in Block 50 offshore Oman last week (17 March). The Karamah prospect has a target depth of about 3km, and is on a structural closure approximately 13km away from the earlier GAS-1 discovery well…

Pemex cuts short jackup contract

May 18, 2016

Mexico's Pemex has cut short a contract for use of Aban Offshore's jackup Deep Driller I. Pemex served a notice of termination 'purporting to exercise its contractual right to terminate the charter' for the rig, said Aban, effective 1 June 2016…

Masirah orders 3D seismic off Oman

Dec 03, 2014

Masirah Oil commissioned a new 3D seismic survey of Block 50 offshore Oman to be conducted by Dolphin Geophysical. The Artemis Arctic. From Dolphin Geophysical.   Block 50 is located on the southeast coast of the Sultanate of Oman…

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