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U.S. District Court Confirms Arbitration Award in favor of Vantage Drilling
5/20/2019 - Vantage Drilling International announced that U.S. District Court Judge Alfred H. Bennett of the Southern District of Texas granted Vantage Deepwater Company’s and Vantage Deepwater Drilling, Inc.’s p...
Transocean Ltd. Provides Quarterly Fleet Status Report
4/17/2019 - Transocean Ltd. issued a quarterly Fleet Status Report that provides the current status of, and contract information for, the company’s fleet of offshore drilling rigs. Since its last report Transocea...
Transocean Ltd. Announces Contract Award for Ocean Rig Corcovado and Ocean Rig Mykonos
3/11/2019 - Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) announced that Petrobras awarded two of the Company’s ultra-deepwater drillships, the Ocean Rig Corcovado and Ocean Rig Mykonos, with a 629 day contract and 550 day contrac...
Transocean Ltd. Provides Quarterly Fleet Status Report
2/11/2019 - Transocean Ltd. issued a quarterly Fleet Status Report that provides the current status of, and contract information for, the company’s fleet of offshore drilling rigs. ...
Rowan Completes Previously Announced Sale of Two Jack-Ups to ARO Drilling
10/10/2018 - Rowan Companies plc (RDC) has concluded the sale of two LeTourneau TARZAN Class jack-up rigs, the Scooter Yeargain and the Hank Boswell, to ARO Drilling. The net economic impact of this transaction wa...
ITC Global Signs Three-Year Contract Extension with Shelf Drilling
8/21/2018 - ITC Global, a leading provider of satellite communications to remote and harsh environments, announced that it has signed a three-year contract extension with Shelf Drilling, Ltd., for continued servi...
Rowan Signs Contract with WITH Cantium for Rowan EXL III
8/13/2018 - Rowan EXL III, an EXL Class high specification jack-up rig, has been awarded a six-month contract from Cantium in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The contract is expected to commence in early November 2018. ...
Petsec JV Contracts Rig for Hummer Field Appraisal/Development Well
7/26/2018 - Petsec Energy has advised that the operator has contracted the Ensco 68 Jackup drilling rig to drill the Main Pass Block 270 B-2 appraisal/development well. The rig is expected to be on site late in t...
Transocean Ltd. Provides Quarterly Fleet Status Report
7/23/2018 - Transocean Ltd. issued a quarterly Fleet Status Report that provides the current status of, and contract information for, the company’s fleet of offshore drilling rigs. ...
Rowan Awarded Drillship Contract by ExxonMobil
6/7/2018 - Rowan Companies plc announced that the Rowan Relentless, one of its R-Class drillships, has been awarded a contract by ExxonMobil to drill a prospect in the US Gulf of Mexico. The contract is expected...
Transocean Wins Contract for Drillship Deepwater Invictus
10/17/2017 - Transocean Ltd. announced that the ultra-deepwater drillship Deepwater Invictus was awarded a two-year contract plus three one-year priced options with a subsidiary of BHP Billiton. The backlog associ...
Transocean Ltd. Announces Retirement of Six Floaters
9/22/2017 - Transocean Ltd. announced its intent to retire the ultra-deepwater floaters GSF Jack Ryan, Sedco Energy, Sedco Express, Cajun Express, and Deepwater Pathfinder, and the deepwater floater Transocean Ma...
Transocean Receives Early Termination Notice on Discoverer Clear Leader
9/20/2017 - Transocean Ltd. announced that a subsidiary of Chevron elected to exercise its contractual option to terminate the drilling contract for the ultra-deepwater drillship Discoverer Clear Leader, effectiv...
Ensco Plc Awarded Rig Contract for SM 71 Drilling Program
9/12/2017 - Otto Energy Ltd (Otto) is pleased to advise that a drilling contract has been signed by the operator (Byron Energy Ltd with Ensco Plc for the Ensco 68 jack-up rig to carry out the South Marsh Island B...
Westwood Sees Global Recovery in Land Drilling
8/25/2017 - First half figures from Westwood Global Energy Group (Westwood), the energy market research consultancy, shows that the recovery in the global land drilling market, led by North America, is being sust...
Lamprell Reaches Settlement with Cameron
8/15/2017 - Lamprell has reached an amicable settlement with Cameron International Corporation (Cameron), a subsidiary of Schlumberger Limited (Schlumberger) in respect of the issues associated with the jacking e...
Transocean Sells Jackup Fleet to Borr for $1.35 Billion
5/31/2017 - Transocean Ltd. has completed the previously disclosed transaction to sell its jackup fleet to Borr Drilling Limited (Borr) for a total consideration of approximately $1.35 billion. The sale included ...
Maersk Drilling Wins Extension for Drillship Maersk Viking
5/24/2017 - Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract extension for the ultra-deepwater drillship Maersk Viking, by oil major ExxonMobil. The estimated value of the contract extension is USD 22.5m, with a durat...
Bentec Enters North American Oilfield Equipment Market
4/25/2017 - Bentec, one of the world's leading manufacturers of drilling rigs and premium oilfield equipmen has entered the substantial North American oilfield equipment market. ...
Borr Drilling Intends to Acquire 15 High-Specification Jack-Up Rigs from Transocean
3/20/2017 - Borr Drilling Limited is pleased to announce the signing of a letter of intent with transocean for the acquisition of 15 high-specification jack-up rigs. The transaction consists of Transocean’s entir...

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