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Velesto Bags Petronas Drilling Job

4 hours ago

Malaysia's Velesto Drilling, a subsidiary of  Velesto Energy, has been awarded four contracts worth a total of RM432.33mln (US$104.68 million) from Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd for the provision of jack-up drilling rig services. Velesto Energy, formerly known as UMW Oil & Gas, said in a stock exchange announcement that the contracts are for the provision of four drilling rigs - the Naga 2, Naga 3 and Naga 5 jack-up rigs…

MHWirth Bags Keppel FELS Contract

Apr 15, 2019

MHWirth, a company owned by Akastor, has signed a contract with Keppel FELS for delivery of one drilling equipment package for a new mid-water semi-submersible drilling rig. This is the first out of three options that were given when Keppel…

Tender Rig Specialists to Merge

Apr 08, 2019

Singapore-based tender assist rig specialist Energy Drilling and Houston-headquartered Atlantica Tender Drilling (formerly BassDrill) are planning to merge into what is expected to become the second largest tender drilling contractor.Tender rig pair signed a letter of intent (LoI) for the merger…

Jack-up Jill Added to Fred. Olsen

Apr 03, 2019

Norway-based offshore wind services company Fred. Olsen Windcarrier AS (FOWIC) has signed a long term time charter with Falcon Global for the latter's jack-up vessel Jill for work in the offshore wind sector.Jill will be an integrated part of the Fred…

Borr Drilling Buys New Jack-Up

Apr 02, 2019

The offshore drilling contractor to the oil and gas industry worldwide, Borr Drilling  has acquired a new jack-up newbuilding. The acquisition price is nearly half of what it was originally ordered for.The offshore driller informed that the Hull No…

JDC Secures Drilling Contract in Vietnam

Mar 29, 2019

Japan Drilling Co Ltd (JDC), the provider of offshore drilling contract services to oil and gas companies worldwide, has signed a drilling contract for its Hakuryu-11 jack-up rig with an unnamed client in Vietnam.According to an annoucement from the offshore drilling services company…

Shelf Drilling Wins 3-Year Extension for Rig

Mar 29, 2019

Cayman Islands-headquartered Shelf Drilling,  the leading contractor of jack-up rigs, has won a three-year contract for one of its jack-up drilling rigs.The provider of shallow water drilling services to the oil and gas industry said in a press…

Aker BP to Use Maersk Rig on Ivar Aasen

Mar 25, 2019

Norway’s offshore safety watchdog Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) has given Aker BP consent to use the Maersk Interceptor mobile drilling facility for production drilling on the Ivar Aasen field offshore Norway.The safety agency said that the…

Keppel Wins $425m Deal with Awilco Drilling

Mar 25, 2019

Singaporean conglomerate Keppel Corporation’s subsidiary Keppel FELS has finalised and entered into a rig construction contract with UK drilling oil and gas wells firm Awilco Drilling for the construction of a repeat drilling rig worth approximately USD425mln…

Island Drilling Gets CNOOC Rig Contract

Mar 25, 2019

CNOOC International,  China's largest producer of offshore crude oil and natural gas, has  awarded a contract to Norwegian offshore driller Island Drilling for the Island Innovator rig for operations offshore the UK.The global energy company…

Neptune Contracts CIMC Raffles, Odfjell Drilling

Mar 19, 2019

Neptune Energy Norge AS has hired the newly built Beacon Atlantic semi-submersible drilling rig for up to 16 wells offshore Norway.The oil and gas producer said in a press release that it has chartered the rig from China’s rig builder CIMC Raffles…

Borr Drilling Gets Contracts in Mexico

Mar 18, 2019

Borr Drilling, one of the youngest drilling companies in the offshore industry, has secured offshore drilling contracts with oil company Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex), which will see two new build jack-ups deployed in Mexico.Jack-up rig contractor…

Rowan Rig Wins Repsol's Guyana Well Order

Mar 14, 2019

The offshore drilling contractor Rowan announced that Repsol Exploracion Guyana, a unit of Spanish energy major Repsol, has signed a contract for the EXL II, a high-specification Super 116E Jack-up rig, for work in Guyana.The contract is for…

Northern Wins Lundin Drilling Contract

Mar 01, 2019

Offshore driller Northern Drilling, part of John Fredriksen's Seadrill, has won a contract for its harsh environment newbuild semi-submersible rig West Bollsta with Lundin Petroleum in Norway.The drilling for ten-well program includes the development…

OHT Sisters Spoted in Singapore

Feb 27, 2019

Eagle and Falcon, sister vessels and the workhorses of the Offshore Heavy Transport  (OHT) family, were coincidentally working side by side in Singapore earlier this month loading two jack-up rigs.Eagle started her loading operation of the 14…

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