Valaris News

In a World's First, Valaris Drillship Achieves ABS Enhanced Electrical System Notation

Oct 12, 2021

Offshore drilling company Valaris said Tuesday its ultra-deepwater drillship VALARIS DS-12 had become the first vessel in the world to receive the ABS Enhanced Electrical System Notation EHS-E.Valaris upgraded the drillship's electrical system to secure the notation…

Valaris Nets Charter Extension for Jack-Up Drilling Rig in Saudi Arabia

Oct 06, 2021

Offshore drilling rig company Valaris said Wednesday it had won a contract extension with ARO Drilling for Valaris JU-36 jack-up drilling unit.The rig, formerly known as Charles Rowan, is a standard duty jack-up and will stay with ARO Drilling…

Jadestone Energy's Montara H6 Offshore Well Starts Production

Sep 28, 2021

Oil and gas company Jadestone Energy has tied the Montara H6 development well off Australia into the field facilities and the well has started production.Jadestone is the 100% owner and operator of the Montara field, located in Production Licences AC/L7 and AC/L8 in the Timor Sea…

Carnarvon to Spud Buffalo-10 Well in Early November

Sep 22, 2021

Australian oil and gas company expects to spud the Buffalo-10 well in the Timor Sea in early November, using the Valaris JU-107 jack-up drilling rig.'The previous field proved the existence of very high deliverability reservoir containing high…

Valaris to Provide Offshore Drilling Rig for Dutch CO2 Storage Project

Sep 21, 2021

Offshore drilling company Valaris has won a contract with oil firm TAQA offshore the Netherlands for Valaris JU-123 offshore drilling rig.The contract for the heavy-duty harsh environment jack-up rig is expected to start in the fourth quarter of 2021…

Heerema Removes Ithaca's Jacky Platform

Sep 08, 2021

Dutch offshore installation and decommissioning contractor Heerema Marine Contractors has this week removed an offshore platform from Ithaca Energy's Jacky field in the UK North Sea.Ithaca Energy on Tuesday shared a photo of Heerema's Thialf…

Australia: Western Gas Finds Drilling Partner for Sasanof-1 Offshore Well

Sep 07, 2021

Australian oil and gas company Western Gas, the operator of the offshore Exploration Permit WA-519-P in W. Australia, has found a partner to fund part of the drilling costs for the Sasanof-1 offshore exploration well.The partner is the ASX-listed Global Oil and Gas Limited…

Carnarvon Hires Valaris Jack-Up Rig for Buffalo Well in Timor Sea

Sep 02, 2021

Australian oil and gas company Carnarvon Petroleum has hired Valaris JU-107 jack-up drilling rig to drill the Buffalo-10 well in the Timor Sea.'The drilling operations are expected to commence once the rig has completed its current operations…

Valaris CEO, CFO Step Down. Ex-Seadrill CEO Takes Helm

Aug 19, 2021

Offshore drilling firm Valaris said Thursday its CEO Tom Burke would step down from his position as President and Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors, and that its CFO Jon Baksht would step down, too, both effective September 2…

Shell Books Valaris Drillship for Operations in Sao Tome and Principe and Namibia

Aug 18, 2021

Offshore drilling firm Valaris has secured contracts with Shell Namibia Upstream B.V. and Shell Sao Tome and Principe B.V. offshore Namibia and Sao Tome and Principe, respectively, for its drillship VALARIS DS-10.The contracts for the 2017-delivered offshore rig are each for one well…

Lukoil Starts Drilling at Block 12, Offshore Mexico

Aug 16, 2021

Russian oil firm Lukoil said Monday it had started drilling its first exploration well at Block 12 offshore Mexico.The block is located 50 km off the coast, in the Gulf of Mexico, near the State of Tabasco, Mexico. It covers an area of 521 square meters…

Eni Finds New Oil Offshore Mexico

Aug 02, 2021

Eni announced an oil find in Upper Miocene sequences on the Sayulita Exploration Prospect in Block 10 in the mid-deep water of the Cuenca Salina Sureste Basin, Offshore Mexico. According to preliminary estimates the new find may contain between 150 and 200Mboe in place…

Santos' New Well at Van Gogh Offshore Oil Field Hits Output Record

Jul 26, 2021

Australian oil and gas company Santos has started oil production from the Van Gogh Phase 2 Infill Development, offshore W. Australia, hitting a production record.Santos had announced a Final Investment Decision (FID) on the Van Gogh Infill Development Phase 2 Project in March 2020…

Woodside Hires Valaris Offshore Rig for 16 Wells

Jul 12, 2021

Valaris, a company leasing offshore drilling rigs to oil and gas companies, has secured a 16-well contract for one of its semi-submersible drilling rigs.The drilling firm said Monday that the Australian oil and gas firm Woodside had hired the Valaris DPS-1 semi-submersible drilling unit…

Australia: WesternGas to Drill Sasanof-1 Well Using Valaris Rig. Taps AGR for Well Management

Jul 12, 2021

Australian oil and gas company Western Gas, the operator of the offshore Exploration Permit WA-519-P, said Friday it would drill the Sasanof-1 exploration well offshore Western Australia in Q1 2022, using a Valaris semi-submersible drilling rig…

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