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TotalEnergies Pays $199M for Tungsten Explorer Drillship Buy-In

Feb 07, 2024

French energy major TotalEnergies and offshore drillship operator Vantage Drilling have signed a binding agreement to create a new joint venture (JV) that will acquire from Vantage the Tungsten Explorer drillship.Pursuant to the terms of the agreement, TotalEnergies will pay $199 million for a 75% interest in the JV owning the rig, with Vantage owning the remaining 25%.Leveraging on Vantage’s deep offshore drilling experience and longstanding collaboration with TotalEnergies…

Diamond Offshore Drilling Wins Drillship Contract in Guinea-Bissau

Nov 13, 2023

Offshore drilling contractor Diamond Offshore Drilling said Monday it had entered into a drilling contract with an independent operator to utilize the Ocean BlackRhino drillship for work offshore Guinea-Bissau. The Ocean BlackRhino was awarded…

Dolphin Drilling Wins Letter of Award for Offshore Drilling Project in India

Oct 19, 2023

Offshore drilling contractor Dolphin Drilling said Thursday it had received a Letter of Award (LOA) for a drilling campaign from Oil India Limited for a 14-month firm period, with another 7-month extension option.This follows Dolphin Drilling's mid-September announcement…

Dolphin Drilling Emerges as Top Contender in Oil India Offshore Rig Bidding

Sep 14, 2023

Offshore drilling company Dolphin Drilling said Thursday it was announced as the lowest bidder in Oil India offshore drilling rig tender.The tender is for a 14-month firm contract + 7-month option periods.The Borgland Dolphin semi-submersible…

Jadestone Energy Chooses Velesto Drilling Rig for East Belumunt Offshore Drilling Campaign

Aug 16, 2023

Malaysian drilling contractor Velesto Drilling revealed Wednesday it had secured an offshore drilling rig contract with Jadestone Energy. Under the contract, Velesto Drilling is providing a jack-up drilling rig for the East Belumunt field infill drilling program…

Valaris Lands $150 Million in Offshore Drilling Contracts and Extensions

Jul 05, 2023

Offshore drilling contractor Valaris said Wednesday it had recently secured offshore drilling rig contract wins and extensions worth about $150 million in total, the figure which does not include lump sum payments like mobilization fees and capital reimbursements…

Transocean Secures $172 Million Offshore Drilling Contract Extension in Norway

Jul 05, 2023

Offshore drilling contractor Transocean Ltd. said Wednesday that six one-well options had been exercised for the Transocean Encourage semi-submersible drilling rig in Norway. While Transocean did not specify who the client was, the harsh-environment…

Reducing Carbon Footprint: Odfjell Drilling's Offshore Rig Successfully Tests Biofuel Operation

May 25, 2023

Norwegian offshore drilling firm Odfjell Drilling said via social media Thursday that it has, with oil firm Equinor, recently completed a pilot project operating an offshore drilling rig on renewable biofuel. According to the company, during the pilot…

'Major Operator' Chooses Transocean Rig for Australian Offshore Drilling Project

May 10, 2023

Offshore drilling firm Transocean has secured a drilling contract for its Transocean Equinox offshore drilling rig.Transocean said that the semi-submersible drilling rig had won a contract with a 'major operator' in Australia. Transocean did not say who the client was…

Velesto Wins Offshore Drilling Contracts for Three Jack-up Rigs

May 09, 2023

Malaysian offshore drilling rig contractor Velesto Drilling has received three notices of assignments related to a drilling contract award with Petronas first announced in March.The contract is for providing three jack-up drilling rigs, the Naga 3…

Transocean Drills 'First' Fully-automated Hole Section of Offshore Well

Apr 27, 2023

Offshore drilling firm Transocean said Thursday it had recently drilled its first fully-automated hole section of a well.The milestone, which Transocean described as significant, was achieved in the Norwegian Sea, offshore Norway.The company…

Transocean's Backlog Boosted by $392M Ultra-deepwater Drillship Deal

Feb 01, 2023

Offshore drilling contractor Transocean said Tuesday it had secured a long-term deal for one of its ultra-deepwater drillships.The contract, awarded by 'a national oil company' for work offshore Brazil, is for the ultra-deepwater drillship, Dhirubhai Deepwater KG2…

Offshore Drilling Rig Completes Recertification, Ready for Nigeria Contract

Jan 30, 2023

Offshore drilling firm Dolphin Drilling said Monday that its offshore drilling rig Blackford Dolphin had completed a five-year recertification and 'is soon ready' to start its 12-month drilling contract with General Hydrocarbons Limited.The…

Ocyan to Operate PRIO's Offshore Drilling Rig

Jan 27, 2023

Brazilian offshore drilling company Ocyan said Friday it had signed a contract to operate oil company PRIO's West Capricorn semi-submersible drilling rig.PRIO (Petro Rio) bought the offshore drilling rig from the offshore drilling firm Aquadrill in June 2022…

Polish Firm Books Chinese Offshore Rig for Norwegian Sea Drilling

Jan 05, 2023

The Norwegian offshore drilling company Odfjell Drilling has, on behalf of the China-based rig owner CIMC Offshore, signed a contract with the Polish oil firm PGNiG for the Deepsea Yantai offshore drilling rig.PGNiG will use the semi-submersible drilling rig to drill one firm well…

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