Rig News


CNPC, CUPET enter agreements

Jul 28, 2014

China National Petroleum (CNPC) and Cupapetroleo (CUPET) signed a framework agreement to increase crude output and production sharing and a cooperation agreement on drilling services in Havana, Cuba on 22 July. Under the agreements, CNPC…

WJM introduces MORF

Jul 25, 2014

Houston-based William Jacob Management, Inc. (WJM) introduced a modular offshore drilling rig design that reduces deployment costs and improves speed-to-market for upstream operations. The modular offshore rig facility (MORF) is a copyrighted design for a 3000hp modular drilling facility…

Drydocks World completes rig refurbishment

Jul 09, 2014

Drydocks World announced the completion of a major refurbishment carried out on National Drilling Company’s (NDC) offshore drilling rig Al Ghallan. The project is part of a series of four rig repair and refurbishment projects signed with NDC in 2013…

West Ariel jackup rig towed to Singapore

Jun 25, 2014

Fairmount Marine announced that the Fairmount Summit tug has towed jackup rig West Ariel safely from Vung Tau, Vietnam, to Singapore. The towage over a distance of 1305mi. was performed in seven days with an average speed of 4 knots. The West Ariel…

AGR drills Barents Sea wells

Mar 31, 2014

AGR was assigned by OMV to drill a well in the Barents Sea. As a result of establishing different drilling targets and challenging reservoirs, the operation ended with two wells drilled with the Leiv Eiriksson rig. AGR delivered the Wisting…

Fairmount delivers semisub to Singapore

Feb 28, 2014

Fairmount Marine has safely delivered rig ENSCO 5002 in Singapore. The rig was towed from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, via Cape Good Hope, by tug Fairmount Expedition. ENSCO 5002 is a 1975 built 70m long and 61m wide semisubmersible drilling rig…

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