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Sailaway for Deepsea Yantai

Jun 14, 2019

Deepsea Yantai, a newbuild semi-submersible drilling rig destined for operations in Norway, has been launched in China.On June 12, the naming ceremony for the semi-submersible drilling rig, designed and built by CIMC Raffles, was held in Yantai Yard, the builder said in a press statement.This rig departed for the North Sea on the afternoon of the same day to execute the service contract which was signed at March between Neptune and CIMC RAFFLES…

Azerbaijan Takes Delivery of Satti

11 hours ago

The Satti floating drilling unit owned by Kazmortransflot National Maritime Shipping Company of Kazakhstan has been delivered to Azerbaijan.Baku hosted an official ceremony of receiving the Kazakhstani self-elevating floating drilling rig, said a press release…

Greenpeace Activists Removed from Rig

Jun 14, 2019

Two Greenpeace activists who were occupying an oil rig have been removed from the structure and arrested.Officers boarded the Transocean rig in the Cromarty Firth, which was contracted by BP for drilling operations in the UK North Sea, at around…

KS Energy Signs Drilling Contract

Jun 12, 2019

The one-stop energy services provider to the global oil and gas KS Energy announced that a consortium of PT Java Star Rig, a joint venture of KS Drilling, and Universal Energy Resources Inc, has been awarded a contract by Eni East Sepinggan…

Shelf Bags Middle East Work for Jack-up

May 21, 2019

Oslo-listed Shelf Drilling,  world's largest contractor of jack-up rigs, has secured a three-year contract offshore the Arabian Peninsula.The company’s recently acquired premium newbuild jackup drilling rig Shelf Drilling Achiever will likely start the program in 4Q 2019…

NPD Grants Drilling Permit to Equinor

May 21, 2019

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Equinor Energy AS a drilling permit for well 7324/6-1.The well will be drilled from the West Hercules drilling facility, said a press release from NPD.The drilling programme for well 7324/6…

Velesto Bags Petronas Drilling Job

Apr 23, 2019

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…

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…

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