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Friday, 12 January 2018 03:44

Spirit gets nod for Fogelberg drilling

Spirit Energy, the new name for what was Centrica's exploration and production business, has been given permission by Norway's Petroleum…
Wednesday, 10 January 2018 03:07

Northern Offshore sells jackups

Houston-based Northern Offshore has sold two jackup drilling rigs, which are to be turned into platform support units.  The Energy…
Monday, 08 January 2018 05:32

Rowan picks up Petrobras jackups

Rig operator Rowan Companies has purchased two LeTourneau Super 116E jackup rigs, the P-59 and P-60, which were both delivered…
Keppel Offshore & Marine subsidiary Keppel FELS has has delivered the first of five jackups to Borr Drilling.  The first…
Saipem's Scarabeo 9 semisubmersible is in the Black Sea, where it is drilling one well, the Maria-1 exploration well in…
Thursday, 28 December 2017 03:48

Jurong finds buyer for West Rigel

Jurong Shipyard, part of Sembcorp Marine, has signed an agreement to sell the semisubmersible rig West Rigel for US$500 million.  West…
Thursday, 21 December 2017 10:12

Transocean picks up 22-well Statoil gig

Statoil awarded Transocean a 22-well contract in the Norwegian North Sea for the harsh environment semisubmersible Transocean Spitsbergen with an estimated…
UPDATE: One Maersk Drilling worker is dead and another injured following in an incident on the Maersk Interceptor jackup drilling…
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 03:42

Northwest secures rig for Dorado-1 well

Australian operator Northwest has signed a contract with ENSCO for use of the ENSCO 10 jackup to drill the Dorado-1…
Monday, 09 October 2017 03:50

Borr buys Sembcorp subsidiary rigs

Borr Drilling has signed an agreement to acquire nine jackup rigs from Sembcorp Marine subsidiary PPL Shipyard, taking its fleet…
Transocean is taking a US$1.4 billion impairment in Q3 2017 following the drilling contractor’s decision to scrap five ultra deepwater…
Tuesday, 05 September 2017 04:01

OE17: Rig upgrade contract signals optimism

Semco Maritime has won a contract to upgrade the West Elara jackup rig for a new, long-term assignment for ConocoPhillips,…
Wednesday, 02 August 2017 03:14

Pacific Drilling CEO steps down

Pacific Drilling CEO Christian J. Beckett has stepped down from his positions as CEO and as a member of the…
Monday, 31 July 2017 03:57

Blue Whale semi starts sea trials

CIMC Raffles has started sea trials for the ultra-deepwater drilling rig Blue Whale II, following the completion equipment testing. The sea…
Published in OE Press: 2017 / July
NOV has signed a 10-year service and support agreement with Transocean, the oilfield services equipment provider announced today (28 July)…
Published in OE Press: 2017 / July
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