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Wintershall Dea Norge Awards Six-well Drilling Contract to Saipem

Jun 17, 2021

Wintershall Dea Norge has awarded Saipem's Scarabeo 8 semi-submersible drilling rig a six-well drilling contract in Norway.The harsh-environment rig will drill the wells in the Norwegian part of the North Sea, with operations start-up slated for the fourth quarter of 2021.'Thanks to this award the rig will operate in direct continuation with operations previously committed for other clients, in a sector that is showing signs of recovery and increasing demand…

OMV Targets Velocette Well in 2023

Sep 23, 2022

A rig contract for drilling the OMV-operated Velocette exploration well in the Norwegian Sea has been signed, according to partner in the project North Sea oil and gas company Longboat Energy.The company says that Velocette (PL 1016) will be drilled using the semi-submersible Transocean Norge…

Shell Books Stena Don for UK Drilling, P&A

Jul 29, 2022

Shell UK has signed a one year contract, with a year extension option, with Stena Drilling for the use of the Stena Don in the UK North Sea. The contract is due to start in Q2 2023 and will cover well activities, including a combination of plugging…

Neptune Energy's Fenja Drilling in a World's First

May 13, 2020

Oil and gas company Neptune Energy has said it has carried out the world’s first dual drilling operation from an integrated subsea template structure at the Fenja field in the Norwegian North Sea.'In conjunction with the start-up of the Fenja drilling campaign last month…

Diamond Offshore Files for Bankruptcy

Apr 27, 2020

Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc filed for bankruptcy protection in Texas on Sunday, after the company recently skipped making an interest payment and said it had retained restructuring advisers.The Houston-based contract drilling company's filing…

Santos Preps for Yoorn-1 Drilling

Mar 12, 2020

Australian oil and gas operator Santos is planning to carry out an offshore survey in preparation for the proposed Yoorn-1 drilling in the offshore block WA-499-P, in W. Australia.According to an application filed this week, as part of the drilling preparatory work…

Equinor Cleared to Use Odfjell Rig at Tordis and Vigdis Fields

Mar 06, 2020

Equinor has received regulatory approval to use the Deepsea Atlantic offshore drilling unit for operations at Tordis and Vigdis fields in the North Sea, offshore Norway.The Petroleum Safety Authority said Friday that the drilling and completion operations…

PaxOcean to Build Jack-up for Japanese Firm

Mar 03, 2020

PaxOcean, Singapore-based builder focused on offshore rigs, semi-submersibles and specialized offshore vessels, has signed a contract with Japanese general contractor Penta-Ocean Construction to construct a self-elevating platform (SEP) for use in the offshore wind sector in Japan…

U.S. Weekly Offshore Rig Count Dips

Feb 24, 2020

Weekly U.S. offshore drilling rig count dipped last week, but the overall rig count rose, by one unit.According to Baker Hughes' Rig Count report released Friday, U.S. Rig Count was up 1 rig from the previous week to 791, with oil rigs up 1 to 679…

Global Offshore Decom Market to Grow 4.71%

Jan 30, 2020

Global Offshore Decommissioning Market, valued approximately at USD 5.84 billion in 2018, is anticipated to grow with a growth rate of more than 4.71% over the forecast period 2019-2026.Growing number of aging offshore oil and gas platforms…

Grupo R New Jack-up Rig Reaches Mexico

Jan 28, 2020

Mexican E&P company Grupo R has informed that its newbuild jack-up rig Cantarell III has arrived from Singapore to Mexico ahead of a new contract, which is set to start in March 2020.The Mexico’s energy services provider said in a press note that after a 45-day trip from Singapore…

Estonia Mulls OWF in Gulf of Riga

Jan 01, 2020

The Estonian government's decision to initiate the construction permit procedure for the Gulf of Riga offshore wind farm allows Eesti Energia to continue its research and search for partners for the construction of an offshore wind farm in the Gulf of Riga…

Shelf Drilling Wins ME Gig Extension

Dec 31, 2019

Shelf Drilling, the contractor of jack-up rigs, has secured long-term contract extensions for four of its jack-ups working offshore the Arabian Peninsula.The rigs High Island II, High Island IV and Main Pass I will each be employed for a further…

Odfjell to Drill More Wells for Equinor

Dec 22, 2019

Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor has exercised three new wells for Odfjell Drilling’s semisubmersible Deepsea Atlantic.Furthermore, two additional wells are pending final approval by Equinor and its licensees.The wells have been exercised…

Aker Extends Deepsea Nordkapp Job

Dec 18, 2019

Aker BP, the oil exploration and development company focusing petroleum resources on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, has exercised the first one-year option for Odfjel Drilling’s Deepsea Nordkapp semi-submersible drilling rig.According to a press note from Odfjell Drilling…

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