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Maersk Drilling Awarded Contract Extension to Drill World Record Well
Angola >> 10/15/2021 - TotalEnergies E&P Angola has exercised an option for the 7th generation drillship Maersk Voyager to drill the ultra-deepwater Ondjaba-1 exploration well in Angola’s Block 48. The contract extension ha...
Maersk Named Preferred Contractor for Greensand Danish Offshore Carbon Storage Project
Denmark >> 10/14/2021 - In extension of its commitment to participating in Phase 2 of the Greensand offshore carbon storage project, Maersk Drilling has entered a framework agreement with the Nini Joint Venture, operated by ...
Valaris Drillship Achieves ABS Enhanced Electrical System Notation in World First
United States >> 10/13/2021 - Ultra-deepwater drillship VALARIS DS-12 has become the first vessel in the world to receive the ABS Enhanced Electrical System Notation EHS-E.

Valaris upgraded the vessel’s electrical syste...
Valaris Drillship Achieves ABS Enhanced Electrical System Notation
Bermuda >> 10/11/2021 - Valaris Limited announced that ultra-deepwater drillship VALARIS DS-12 has become the first vessel in the world to receive the ABS Enhanced Electrical System Notation EHS-E.

Valaris upgrad...
Valaris Announces Jackup Contract Award
Saudi Arabia >> 10/6/2021 - Valaris Limited (VAL) announced that it has been awarded a 211-day extension to its bareboat charter agreement with ARO Drilling for VALARIS JU-36 (Charles Rowan), a standard duty jackup. The extensio...
Velesto Receives Letter of Award for the Provision of Jack-Up Drilling Rig
Malaysia >> 10/1/2021 - The Board of Directors of Velesto Energy Berhad (“VEB”) is pleased to announce that Velesto Drilling Sdn Bhd (“VED”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Velesto Malaysian Ventures Sdn Bhd, which in turn is ...
ODL Awarded Additional Well Added to Deepsea Stavanger Equinor Contract
Norway >> 9/27/2021 - Equinor has exercised one (1) additional well to be added to the Deepsea Stavanger contract. The well has been exercised under the Continued Optionality mechanism in the contract entered into between ...
Aquadrill Announces Charter Hire Agreement for the Auriga
United States >> 9/21/2021 - Aquadrill LLC has entered into a charter hire agreement with a subsidiary of Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (the “Manager”) to provide the Auriga for a one year drilling contract plus a one year mutu...
Shelf Drilling Awarded New Contract in India with ONGC
India >> 9/20/2021 - Shelf Drilling, Ltd. has received an award for a three-year contract for the Parameswara jack-up rig with Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) for operations in the Mumbai High, offshore India. The ...
Valaris Announces Jackup Contract Awards
Netherlands/Holland >> 9/20/2021 - Valaris Limited has been awarded a contract with TAQA offshore the Netherlands for VALARIS JU-123, a heavy-duty harsh environment jackup. The contract is expected to commence in the fourth quarter of ...
PV Drilling Signs Contract to Supply PV DRILLING VI Jack-up Rig
Vietnam >> 9/16/2021 - On 8th September 2021, Petrovietnam Drilling and Well Service Corporation (PV Drilling) signed a contract to supply PV DRILLING VI jack-up rig to Thang Long Joint Operating Company (Thang Long JOC).
KCA Deutag – Askeladden – Risk Management for Industrial ICT Systems
Norway >> 9/10/2021 - The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has carried out an audit of KCA Deutag Drilling Norge (KCA Deutag) focused on the management of information security for the industrial ICT systems of the A...
Chariot Limited Announces Drilling Rig Contract Award in Morocco
Morocco >> 9/7/2021 - Chariot (CHAR), the Africa focused transitional energy company, is pleased to announce that it has signed a contract with Stena Drilling, one of the world’s foremost independent drilling contractors, ...
Advance Energy Announces Buffalo-10 Well Update
East Timor >> 9/2/2021 - Advance Energy ( ADV ), the energy company seeking growth through acquisition or farm-in to non-operated interests in discovered upstream projects, is pleased to provide an update on the Buffalo-10 we...
Borr Drilling Awarded Contract for Jack-up Drilling Rig
Bermuda >> 9/2/2021 - Borr Drilling Limited (“BORR”) is pleased to announce it has secured a Letter of Award (“LOA”) for the premium jack-up drilling rig “Mist” from an undisclosed operator in Southeast Asia. The program i...
Noble Corporation Announces Divestment Of Four Jackups In Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia >> 8/26/2021 - Noble Corporation has announced that subsidiaries of the Company have reached a definitive agreement to sell four jackups to ADES International Holding Ltd., through its subsidiary, ("ADES") for $292 ...
Maersk Drilling Secures Nine-Month Contract to Reactivate Maersk Innovator
Maersk Drilling Secures Nine-Month Contract to Reactivate Maersk Innovator United Kingdom >> 8/19/2021 - Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract with Harbour Energy for the jack-up rig Mærsk Innovator to drill three subsea development wells in Block 28/9 on the UK Continental Shelf. The contract is e...
Valaris Announces Floater Contract Awards
Namibia >> 8/17/2021 - Valaris Limited has been awarded one-well contracts with Shell Namibia Upstream B.V. and Shell Sao Tome and Principe B.V. offshore Namibia and Sao Tome and Principe, respectively, for drillship, VALAR...
Northern Drilling Cancels West Aquila Drillship Order from DSME
Bermuda >> 8/17/2021 - West Aquila Inc., the 100% owned subsidiary of Northern Drilling Ltd (“NODL”), has notified Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd (“DSME”) that it has cancelled the resale contract for the ...
Borr Drilling Announces Letter of Award for Jack-up Drilling Rig
Malaysia >> 8/11/2021 - Borr Drilling Limited has secured a Letter of Award (“LOA”) for the premium jack-up drilling rig “Gunnlod” from an undisclosed operator in Malaysia. The program is expected to commence in Q4 2021 in d...

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