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Offshore Drilling Rig Rates Lifted by Pandemic Recovery, Race to Replace Russian Crude

May 27, 2022

Rental rates for offshore oil and gas rigs have rocketed higher, boosted by a race to lift production because of the war in Ukraine and a recovery in demand after the COVID-19 pandemic.Drilling companies are in a stronger position to demand…

ONGC Awards Three-year Contract for Shelf Drilling Jack-up Rig

May 20, 2022

Shallow water drilling rig contractor Shelf Drilling has secured a contract for one of its jack-up drilling rigs with the Indian national oil and gas company ONGC.The three-year contract is for the 1975-built F.G. McClintock jack-up rig. ONGC…

Borr Drilling Finds More Work for Saga Jack-up Drilling Rig

May 18, 2022

Oslo-listed offshore drilling firm Borr Drilling has won a binding Letter of Award for its jack-up drilling rig 'Saga' from an undisclosed operator in Southeast Asia.The drilling program is expected to start in Q4 2022, in direct continuation of the current contract…

Westwood: Offshore Drilling Rig Utilization Much Higher Than Typically Reported

May 17, 2022

By Teresa Wilkie, Research Director of RigLogix at Westwood Global EnergyUtilization is one of the key barometers of the health of the offshore rig market, as it identifies what percentage of the usable fleet is available versus what is not…

First Jack-up Rig Built for IMI Loaded Out

May 17, 2022

International Maritime Industries (IMI), which describes itself as the largest shipyard in the MENA region, and offshore construction firm Lamprell on Tuesday announced the successful completion of the load-out and float-off of the first jackup drilling unit being constructed for IMI…

ConocoPhillips Files Development Plan for Offshore Oil Field in Norway

May 09, 2022

ConocoPhillips submitted on Monday a plan to develop an oil discovery in the Norwegian North Sea for 10.5 billion Norwegian crowns ($1.10 billion), the U.S. petroleum company said.Known as Eldfisk North, the development is part of the wider Ekofisk area…

Pavo-1 Discovery is 'Stellar' Exploration Success, Carnarvon Says. Shares Resource Estimate

May 02, 2022

Australian oil and gas company Carnarvon Energy said the recent Pavo-1 oil discovery it made with operator Santos offshore W. Australia was a 'stellar exploration success.'The company has completed its Pavo resource assessment and said that…

Aker BP Books Maersk Drilling Jack-Up for Ivar Aasen Field Drilling

May 02, 2022

Danish offshore drilling firm Maersk Drilling has won a contract with the Norwegian oil company Aker BP for the jack-up rig Maersk Invincible.Under the contract, the ultra-harsh environment drilling unit will drill three infill wells at the Ivar Aasen field offshore Norway…

One-Dyas Adds One More Well to Maersk Drilling Jack-up Rig's Scope in Dutch North Sea

Apr 29, 2022

Oil and gas company ONE-Dyas has exercised an option to continue using the Maersk Resolute, a harsh environment jack-up drilling rig, in the Dutch sector of the North Sea. The one-well contract extension for the Maersk Drilling-owned rig is set to begin in May 2022 and will last for 75 days…

Middle East: Seadrill Wins Jack-up Rig Contracts Worth $404M

Apr 28, 2022

Offshore drilling company Seadrill said Thursday it had secured three contracts with  'a leading operator' in the Middle East for three of its drilling rigs.The contracts, with an unnamed client, are for the West Ariel, West Cressida, and West Leda jack-up drilling units…

Maersk Drilling, Noble Corp. Merger Raises Competition Concerns in UK

Apr 22, 2022

The proposed merger between offshore drilling contractors Noble Corporation and Maersk Drilling has raised competition concerns in the UK as the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has found that the merger could increase operating costs for oil and gas producers in the UK North Sea…

ADES to Buy Maersk Convincer Jack-up Rig for $42.5M

Apr 20, 2022

Danish offshore drilling company Maersk Drilling has agreed to sell its jack-up rig drilling rig Maersk Convincer to ADES for $42.5 million in cash.The benign environment offshore drilling rig is expected to be delivered to ADES after the completion…

Offshore Drilling: Santos Fails to Replicate Pavo-1 Success at Apus-1 Well in Australia

Apr 19, 2022

Australian oil and gas company Santos has not found commercial hydrocarbon quantities at its Apus-1 well, located offshore W. Australia, 27 kilometers from the successful Pavo-1 well discovery.Carnarvon Energy, Santos' partner in the license WA-437-P…

IOG Restores Blythe Field Output after Mechanical Fault on Platform Fixed. Southwark Drilling Start Imminent

Apr 13, 2022

UK North Sea-focused oil and gas company IOG said Wednesday it had temporarily remedied an issue with its Blythe platform topsides in the Southern North Sea.The company had started gas production from the Blythe field mid-March, however it on…

Keppel Terminates Clearwater, Fecon Rig Orders. Plans to Retain Payments

Apr 13, 2022

Singapore's Keppel Corporation said Wednesday said it was terminating jack-up rig construction contracts signed with an affiliate of Clearwater Capital Partners, and Fecon International, in October 2013 and February 2014, respectively.Keppel…

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