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Dolphin Drilling Secures Marketing Rights for Keppel's 7th Gen. Semi-sub Rigs

Oct 28, 2021

In a deal with Singapore's offshore rig builder Keppel Fels, offshore drilling contractor Dolphin Drilling said it has secured the marketing rights for the KFELS Moss Maritime CS60 ECO MW semi-submersible drilling rigs.While the drilling company did not explicitly say it, it is safe to say these are the two rigs originally ordered in 2018 and 2019 by Awilco Drilling. The orders have since been canceled…

Transocean Posts 3Q Loss. Says Market Conditions, Dayrates Improving

Nov 02, 2021

Offshore drilling company Transocean on Tuesday posted a third-quarter loss, but the CEO Jeremy Tighpen praised fleet performance, improving market conditions, and rising dayrates.Swiss-based drilling contractor posted a third-quarter net loss of $130 million…

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…

Offshore Drilling Rigs Eyed for LNG Conversion

Sep 24, 2021

Aberdeen-based offshore rig inspection company ADC Energy has said it has won a contract with an unnamed U.S.-based LNG company to help it identify and select offshore drilling rigs suitable for conversion for LNG operations.According to ADC Energy…

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…

Lebanon's Prime Minister Seeks Clarification over Halliburton's Offshore Drilling Deal in Israel

Sep 20, 2021

Lebanon's Prime Minister Najib Mikati has asked his foreign minister to seek clarification from the international community after Israel granted U.S. oilfield services group Halliburton an offshore drilling contract in the Mediterranean.Lebanon…

Odfjell Drilling Swings to 2Q Profit. Backlog Increased to $2.4B

Aug 26, 2021

Norwegian harsh environment offshore drilling company Odfjell Drilling swung to profit in the second quarter of the year, with a reported net profit of $27 million, compared to a loss of $6 million in 2Q 2020.Odfjell Drilling's operating revenue grew to $233 million…

Sapura Hires Halliburton for Offshore Drilling Services Support

Aug 11, 2021

Malaysian offshore drilling contractor Sapura Drilling has awarded oilfield services giant Halliburton an offshore integrated contract.Sapura Drilling will, with Halliburton as its technical partner, execute an Integrated Rig Drilling Completion…

Petrobras Books Constellation's Drillship Laguna Star

Jul 07, 2021

Brazilian offshore drilling contractor Constellation has signed a long-term offshore drilling contract with Petrobras.The contract is for Constellation's Laguna Star drillship. The drillship will begin its 1,095-day charter offshore Brazil in January 2022…

Australia: Advent Energy Issues Call for Offshore Drilling Rig to Drill Baleen-1 Well

Jun 09, 2021

Australian oil and gas company Advent Energy has issued a call for tender for the delivery of offshore drilling services for its Baleen-1 well, off Newcastle, Australia.The tender has been issued to multiple drilling contractors who have semi-submersible drilling units in the region…

Suriname: Total Extends Maersk Drilling Rig Charter

May 12, 2021

French oil firm Total has extended the contract with the Danish drilling contractor Maersk Drilling for the use of the Maersk Developer offshore drilling rig in Suriname.Total, via its Suriname subsidiary Total E&P Suriname, has exercised an…

Wind-Powered Offshore Drilling Rigs in Canada: Saitec, WESI Get Gov't Funding

May 11, 2021

The Government of Canada has approved funding for Waterford Energy Services Inc. (WESI) and Saitec Offshore's project designed to power offshore drilling rigs using a plug-and-play renewable energy solution.The funding program aimed to support…

Awilco Drilling Scores One-well Contract for WilPhoenix Drilling Rig

Apr 19, 2021

Offshore drilling contractor Awilco Drilling has secured a contract for its WilPhoenix semi-submersible drilling rig.The company said Monday that it had signed a contract with Ithaca Oil and Gas Limited, which will use the WilPhoenix for a single exploration well at Fotla in Block 22/1b…

Noble Corp. Completes Pacific Drilling Acquisition

Apr 16, 2021

Offshore drilling contractor Noble Corporation has completed the acquisition of Pacific Drilling. Noble Corporation said Friday the Pacific Drilling hi-spec ultra-deepwater drillship fleet would further enhance Noble's global position 'as an…

Offshore Drilling Market Poised for Growth, Rystad Says

Mar 23, 2021

Norwegian energy intelligence group Rystad Energy expects to see an increase in offshore wells drilled this year and the next one, compared to 2020, when the number was hit by low oil prices and the pandemic.Now, with oil and gas demand recovering supported by vaccinations and OPEC+ supply cuts…

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