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Keppel Delivers Jack-up Rig to Grupo R

12 hours ago

Singapore's Keppel FELS has delivered the jackup rig, Cantarell IV, to Grupo R with a perfect safety record.The wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M) said that as part of the deal, Grupo R has entered into a sale and leaseback agreement with FELS Asset, another wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel O&M.FELS Asset will purchase the rig from Grupo R for US$179m which is equivalent to the balance contract value of the rig…

Noble Buys New Jack-up from PaxOcean

Feb 15, 2019

London-based offshore drilling contractor Noble Corporation has bought a second newbuild Gusto MSC CJ46 design jack-up rig from the Singapore shipyard PaxOcean Group for $83.75 million.  Like the Noble Johnny Whitstine, which the UK offshore…

Rowan Relentless Gets Extension from Exxon Mobil

Feb 14, 2019

Global offshore contract driller Rowan Companies announced that ExxonMobil has exercised the third of four options for the Rowan Relentless, an R-Class ultra-deepwater drillship.The option will be used for operations in the US Gulf of Mexico and has an expected duration of 180 days…

Velesto Gets Contract Extension from Hess

Feb 12, 2019

Malaysian drilling contactor Velesto Drilling said that the oil company Hess Exploration and Production Malaysia has extended the contract for the Naga 8 jack-up drilling rig in North Malay Basin, Malaysia.Naga 8 jack-up rig is owned by Velesto Drilling (previously known as UMW Offshore Drilling)…

Foresight Takes Delivery of New Jackup Drilling Rig

Feb 05, 2019

London-based international law firm Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) advised Foresight Group of Dubai on the delivery arrangements relating to a LeTourneau Super 116E jackup drilling rig named “VIVEKANAND 3”.The rig was constructed in China by…

Petrobel Contracts Shelf Rig

Jan 30, 2019

UAE-headquartered offshore drilling contractor Shelf Drilling has received a contract award for one of its jack-up rigs with Belayim Petroleum Company (Petrobel) for operations in the Gulf of Suez, offshore Egypt.According to a press release from the shallow water offshore drilling contractor…

BHGE Inks 3-year Contract with Saudi Aramco

Dec 05, 2018

Saudi Aramco has awarded major stimulation and well-testing contract to Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE). BHGE will deliver a comprehensive well services solution including all cased-hole wireline logging, perforation, well testing, stimulation…

Carnarvon Petroleum Secures Noble Tom Prosser Jack-up Drill Rig

Dec 05, 2018

Australian oil and gas exploration and production company Carnarvon Petroleum has secured a Noble Tom Prosser jack-up drilling rig for two appraisal wells at the Dorado joint venture oil, gas and condensate discovery offshore Western Australia…

JDC Bags Indonesian Drilling Contract

Nov 26, 2018

Japanese offshore drilling company Japan Drilling Co., Ltd. (JDC) has entered into a drilling contract with Premier Oil for the provision of the Hakuryu-11 jack-up drilling rig.JDC announced in a press release that that its subsidiary company 'P…

Equinor Extends Maersk Intrepid Deal

Nov 25, 2018

Norwegian multinational energy company Equinor ASA has exercised two options of two months each for jack-up rig Maersk Intrepid, said Danish offshore driller Maersk Drilling.As a result, the rig is now contracted to Equinor until the end of February 2020…

Shelf Drilling Bags Contract Extension for Trident XIV Jack-up Rig

Nov 20, 2018

International jackup drilling contractor Shelf Drilling announced that it has secured a one-year extension on the Trident XIV jack-up rig in direct continuation of its current contract for workover operations offshore Nigeria.The  international…

Aqualis Offshore Reports Rig Move Milestone

Oct 31, 2018

The provider of engineering and marine services for the offshore energy, Aqualis Offshore celebrated mobile offshore unit rig move number 2,000, just over five years after the company was launched.Aqualis Offshore marked attendance on its 2…

SembMarine Sinks into USD 21.75 mln Loss in 3Q

Oct 25, 2018

Singapore-based rig builder Sembcorp Marine (Sembmarine) has reported a loss of S$30 million (US$21.75 million) in the third quarter of the year amid lower revenues and reduced activity.  For the nine months to September 30, 2018 the loss is $80…

MCA: No pollution found at grounded rig site

Aug 11, 2016

No pollution has been detected in the area of a rig which grounded on the Isle of Lewis, off Scotland, early Monday morning, says the UK's Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). The MCA said, despite two of four fuel tanks on the Transocean…

Quadrant to spud Roc-1

Nov 13, 2015

Quadrant Energy received the Noble Tom Prosser drilling rig that will mobilize to the Roc-1 well site in WA-437-P offshore Western Australia, and prepare for spud around 17 November 2015, according to partner Carnarvon Petroleum. The Roc-1 well…

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