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Velesto Unveils PTTEP Jack-up Drilling Deal

Jul 11, 2023

Malaysian firm Velesto Drilling, a subsidiary of Velesto Energy, has secured a contract from the Thai-based oil firm PTTEP to provide a jack-up drilling rig for its offshore drilling program in Malaysia.In a statement on Tuesday, July 11, 2023…

Valaris Lands $150 Million in Offshore Drilling Contracts and Extensions

Jul 05, 2023

Offshore drilling contractor Valaris said Wednesday it had recently secured offshore drilling rig contract wins and extensions worth about $150 million in total, the figure which does not include lump sum payments like mobilization fees and capital reimbursements…

ModuSpec to Help Reactivate Stranded Newbuild Jack-up Rig for Latin America Contract

Jun 28, 2023

Offshore drilling rig service and inspection firm ModuSpec has won a contract to support the intake of a stranded new-build jack-up drilling rig.The jack-up was originally constructed in 2020 in Singapore and has remained stranded in the construction…

ADNOC Drilling Secures $2 Billion in Contracts for Five Jack-up Rigs

Jun 26, 2023

ADNOC Drilling on Friday confirmed the award of five 10-year contracts, totaling approximately $2 billion for jack-up rigs in support of ADNOC Offshore’s growing drilling operations. 'The contractual conditions, particularly the duration, were…

Seadrill in Talks to Sell Jack-up Rig Trio in Qatar

Jun 26, 2023

Offshore drilling firm Seadrill said Monday it was in active discussions to sell jack-up rigs West Castor, West Telesto, and West Tucana.The three jack-ups which are bareboat chartered by Seadrill to Gulfdrill, a 50:50 joint venture between Seadrill and Gulf Drilling International…

BW Energy: New Well Adds 6,000 Barrels Per Day at Offshore Field in Gabon

Jun 15, 2023

Oil and gas company BW Energy said Thursday that production had started from second well of the Hibiscus / Ruche Phase 1 development in the Dussafu licence offshore Gabon. 'Production performance from the well has been in line with expectations and is currently stabilized at approximately 6…

TotalEnergies Makes Oil and Gas Discovery Offshore Nigeria. Eyes Tie-back to Ofon Field Facilities

Jun 13, 2023

French oil major TotalEnergies on Tuesday announced the Ntokon oil and gas discovery on OML102 block offshore Nigeria. Located in shallow waters, 60 km off the southeast coast of Nigeria, the Ntokon-1AX discovery well encountered 38 meters of net oil pay and 15 meters of net gas pay…

First Well Spudded in Danish Underground Consortium's North Sea Infill Campaign

Jun 12, 2023

Drilling operations have started on the HBA-27B well offshore Denmark, with the first of two wells successfully spudded by the jack-up rig Shelf Drilling Winner (ex-Noble Sam Turner).BlueNord (ex-Noreco) and its partners December 2022 reached…

Velesto Wins Offshore Drilling Contracts for Three Jack-up Rigs

May 09, 2023

Malaysian offshore drilling rig contractor Velesto Drilling has received three notices of assignments related to a drilling contract award with Petronas first announced in March.The contract is for providing three jack-up drilling rigs, the Naga 3…

Shelf Drilling Secures $61M Offshore Drilling Contract with Equinor

Apr 28, 2023

Shelf Drilling said Friday it had secured a contract for the Shelf Drilling Barsk jack-up rig with Equinor for operations at the Sleipner Vest field in the North Sea, offshore Norway.The contract is firm for two wells, and this will keep the jack-up drilling rig busy for about 270 days…

Shelf Drilling Lands $11M Offshore Drilling Rig Contract in Nigeria

Apr 25, 2023

Jack-up drilling rig contractor Shelf Drilling has secured a short-term contract for Adriatic I jack-up drilling rig for operations offshore Nigeria.The contract is for 90 days and has an estimated value of $11 million, excluding revenues for mobilization and demobilization…

Trillion Energy Spuds Bayhanli-2 Well at SASB Offshore Gas Field in Turkey

Apr 11, 2023

Trillion Energy International, an oil and gas firm focused on the Turkish section of the Black Sea, said Tuesday it had started drilling the Bayhanli-2 well at the SASB offshore gas field.Bayhanli-2 is the fifth gas well in the company's multi-well drilling program at the SASB gas field development…

SMJ Acquires 50% Stake in Petronas' Block Offshore Sabah

Apr 07, 2023

SMJ, a company owned by the Sabah State Government, has signed an agreement with Petronas Carigali for the acquisition of  Petronas' 50% non-operating stake in the Samarang production sharing contract (PSC).Petronas Carigali will continue to be the operator of Samarang PSC…

Vahana Aryan Becomes First Jack-up Unit to Receive DNV's Abate-Ready Notation

Apr 05, 2023

Dubai-based Vahana Marine Solutions DMCC's Vahana Aryan vessel has become the first jack-up unit to receive DNV’s Abate-Ready notation. According to DNV, the Abate notation is designed to assist the owners and operators of offshore units to…

Semco Maritime, Local Firms in Aberdeen Getting Noble Jack-up Rig Ready for BP Gig

Mar 23, 2023

Semco Maritime said Wednesday it was, together with local companies, conducting maintenance works on the Noble Innovator jack-up rig in the Port of Aberdeen, prior to the rig's deployment back to the North Sea to undertake decommissioning activity for BP…

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