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Valiant Secures Rig Contract for Handcross Prospect
United Kingdom >> 4/5/2012 - Valiant Petroleum plc is pleased to announce that it has entered into a contract to secure a firm rig slot on the Stena Carron drillship to drill the Handcross prospect (Valiant, 90%, operator) locate...
East Africa Oil Exploration Delayed by Rig Shortage
Uganda >> 4/4/2012 - A worldwide rig shortage is delaying oil drilling in east Africa, which is slowing growth and pushing up costs in one of the industry's hottest new exploration areas, industry players and officials sa...
NADL Enters into Contract with Jurong Shipyard
Bermuda >> 4/3/2012 - The oil and gas companies have increased their level of activity in harsh environment and arctic areas considerably during the last years. This has translated into a growth in demand for high specific...
Awilco Drilling Signs LOA with Premier Oil
United Kingdom >> 3/23/2012 - Awilco Drilling PLC has signed a Letter of Award (LOA) with Premier Oil Limited for the provision of WilPhoenix for the drilling of two firm exploration wells estimated at 30 days each with the option...
Statoil Declares Option for Maersk Developer Rig
United States >> 3/16/2012 - Statoil has declared the option included in the 4-year firm contract for the ultra deepwater semi-submersible Maersk Developer for work in the US Gulf of Mexico. The duration of the option is two year...
RWE Dea Secures Rig Capacity in Norway
Norway >> 2/7/2012 - RWE Dea Norge AS has secured rig capacity for drilling three wells in in the North Sea and the Norwegian Sea during the years 2013 to 2015. The wells will be drilled with the Leiv Eiriksson rig, owned...
Maersk Secures a Contract for Jack-Up Maersk Resolve
Maersk Secures a Contract for Jack-Up Maersk Resolve United Kingdom >> 1/11/2012 - Maersk Drilling has signed a contract with ConocoPhillips for the jack-up rig MAERSK RESOLVE for work in the UK North Sea. The contract includes drilling of two wells with an estimated duration of 165...
Pacific Receives Delivery of Pacific Santa Ana
United States >> 12/20/2011 - Pacific Drilling S.A. announced that it has received delivery of its newest drillship, the Pacific Santa Ana. The drillship features the most advanced drilling technology in the offshore drilling indu...
Lundin Exercises Optional Wells for Bredford Dolphin
Norway >> 11/30/2011 - Lundin Norway AS has exercised the option for additional three wells with Dolphin Drilling AS, a subsidiary of Fred. Olsen Energy ASA, for use of the semi-submersible drilling unit Bredford Dolphin. T...
Corpro Secures Coring Contract with Eni in Norway
Norway >> 10/31/2011 - Corpro Systems Ltd, a member of international oilfield services organisation Reservoir Group, has been awarded a significant coring contract in Eni, the largest Italian energy company. The contract is...
ENSCO 8505 Contracted with Anadarko, Apache & Noble
United States >> 10/17/2011 - Ensco plc announced that it has entered into a shared drilling contract for ENSCO 8505 with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Apache Deepwater LLC and Noble Energy Inc. The initial contract term is for ...
Eirik Raude to Drill Additional Wells Offshore WA
Norway >> 10/12/2011 - Ocean Rig UDW Inc., a global provider of offshore deepwater drilling services, announced that it has entered into drilling contracts for three additional wells offshore West Africa, with two independe...
Miller Mobilizes Drilling Rig to its Osprey Platform
United States >> 9/13/2011 - Miller Energy Resources, Inc. (Miller) a high growth oil and natural gas exploration, production and drilling company announced that Voorhees Equipment and Consulting Inc. has finished construction of...
Keppel AmFELS Delivers Fourth Rig to Rowan
United States >> 9/10/2011 - Keppel AmFELS LLC, a wholly owned US subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), has completed the delivery of its fourth EXL jack-up rig to a subsidiary of Rowan Companies, Inc. (Rowan) ...
Statoil Secures Deepwater Rig for Drilling Program
Norway >> 9/9/2011 - Statoil has signed an agreement with North Atlantic Norway Ltd (Norwegian Branch), a company in the Seadrill group, for hire of the West Hercules rig for use on exploration prospects and production li...
Rialto Prepares for Cote D'Ivoire Drilling in CI-202
Ivory Coast (Cote D'Ivoire) >> 7/20/2011 - Following the completion of drilling rig tenders, Rialto Energy Limited is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Transocean for the provision of the GSF Monitor Drilling Unit ...
Pacific Signs Contract for the Pacific Scirocco
Nigeria >> 7/11/2011 - Pacific Drilling S.A. announced that a Letter of Award has been converted to a definitive contract for the Pacific Scirocco following the necessary approvals from authorities. The minimum duration of ...
Statoil Signs a New Contract for the Rig Songa Trym
Norway >> 7/11/2011 - Statoil has signed a new agreement with Songa Offshore relating to rig hire for use on its exploration prospects on the NCS. The semi-submersible rig has been chartered for work on the Troll field unt...
Kosmos Provides Update on Drilling Cedrela-1 Well
Kosmos Provides Update on Drilling Cedrela-1 Well Ghana >> 7/7/2011 - Kosmos Energy provided an update on the company's drilling of the Cedrela-1 exploration well offshore the Republic of Ghana. The "Transocean Marianas" semi-submersible drilling rig, under contract to ...
Keppel Secures Third Jackup Order from AOD
Singapore >> 7/3/2011 - Keppel FELS Limited's repeat customer, Asia Offshore Drilling Limited (AOD) has exercised its first of two options to build a KFELS B Class jackup rig worth US$184 million. The effectiveness of this f...

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