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Seadrill Partners Announces Contract Award for the West Capella
Malaysia >> 5/11/2021 - Seadrill Partners LLC (SDLPQ) ("Seadrill Partners") has secured a four well contract plus an option for up to seven additional wells for the West Capella in Malaysia. Total Contract Value for the firm...
Valaris Limited Announces Jackup Contract Extension
Thailand >> 5/10/2021 - Valaris Limited (VAL) announced that it has been awarded a contract extension of approximately 240 days with Mubadala Petroleum Thailand offshore Thailand for VALARIS JU-115, a heavy-duty modern jacku...
OKEA Signs Rig Frame Agreement with COSL Drilling Europe
Norway >> 5/6/2021 - OKEA ASA has awarded a four-year frame contract to COSL Drilling Europe AS for the use of COSL’s energy-efficient drilling units on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). ...
Seadrill Announces West Mira Contract Update
Norway >> 5/5/2021 - Seadrill Limited (“Seadrill”) (SDRLF) announces that a termination notice has been received for the West Mira from Wintershall Dea. ...
Jindal Explorer Awarded Contract for Offshore Drilling Rig
India >> 5/5/2021 - Pursuant to Regulation 30 of the SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015, Jindal Explorer wish to inform you that the Company has received Letter of Award from Oil an...
Kerui Petroleum & Gas Delivered the Desert Drilling Rig Arrived in Libya Smoothly
Libya >> 4/29/2021 - Recently, a 750 HP desert drilling rig and supporting equipment developed and manufactured by Shandong Kerui Petroleum & Gas Equipment Co., Ltd. arrived in Libya smoothly. The truck-mounted drilling a...
Safe Influx Announces Successful Rig Trial of Integrated Weatherford MPD
United Kingdom >> 4/8/2021 - Safe Influx has announced that the rig trial of the industry’s first ever integration of Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD) and Automated Well Control technology has been completed. Following months of ...
Velesto Awarded Contract for the Provision of Jack Up Drilling Unit
Malaysia >> 4/7/2021 - 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 ...
Maersk Drilling Awarded Four-Well Drillship Contract with Shell
Malaysia >> 4/7/2021 - Maersk Drilling has secured a contract with Shell Malaysia for the 7th generation drillship Maersk Viking to drill four development wells at the Gumusut-Kakap project offshore Malaysia. The contract i...
Maersk Secures Nine-Month Contract to Reactivate Maersk Reacher
Maersk Secures Nine-Month Contract to Reactivate Maersk Reacher Norway >> 3/29/2021 - Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract with Aker BP for the ultra-harsh environment jack-up rig Maersk Reacher to assist with well intervention, stimulation and accommodation at the Valhall field...
KCA Deutag Wins $110M of New Business in Land Drilling Market
KCA Deutag Wins $110M of New Business in Land Drilling Market Pakistan >> 3/29/2021 - KCA Deutag has secured contracts worth around $110 million for its Land Drilling business in Pakistan, Russia, Kurdistan, south-eastern Europe and Germany. ...
Velesto Drilling Won Contract for Jack Up Drilling Unit Provision
Malaysia >> 3/26/2021 - 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 ...
Shelf Drilling Secures Contract Extension on the Trident 16 Rig in Egypt
Egypt >> 3/25/2021 - Shelf Drilling, Ltd. (“Shelf Drilling” or SHLF) announced that it has secured a two-year contract extension for the Trident 16 jack-up rig in direct continuation of its current term with Belayim Petro...
New Enhanced Kick and Loss Detection Technology Launched
Norway >> 3/23/2021 - ENHANCED DRILLING together with partner Transocean, has developed a new Enhanced Kick Detection system (EKD). The system eliminates the external effects of rig and slip-joint motion, to give a highly ...
ODL & Aker BP Exercises Fourth Year for Deepsea Nordkapp
Norway >> 3/22/2021 - Aker BP has exercised the second 12 month option for Deepsea Nordkapp under the Contract entered into between the parties in April 2018. The second 12 month option shall commence after expiry of the f...
Noble Corporation Provides Fleet Contract Status Update
United States >> 3/11/2021 - Noble Corporation ("Noble") announced that its report of drilling rig status and contract information has been updated as of March 11, 2021. The report, titled "Fleet Status Report," can be found on ...
Maersk Drilling Secures One-Well Contract to Reactivate Maersk Resolute
Netherlands/Holland >> 3/8/2021 - Maersk Drilling has been awarded a one-well contract by Petrogas E&P Netherlands B.V. which will employ the harsh-environment jack-up rig Maersk Resolute to perform well maintenance and drill a side-t...
Transocean Provides Quarterly Fleet Status Report
Norway >> 2/12/2021 - Transocean Ltd. (RIG) issued a quarterly Fleet Status Report that provides the current status of, and contract information for, the company’s fleet of offshore drilling rigs. ...
Energy Drilling Bags Tender Rigs Asset Management
Singapore >> 2/4/2021 - Energy Drilling Management Pte Ltd (EDMPL) has entered into a Management Agreement with Seadrill Partners LLC (SDLP) to maintain, market and operate the tender rigs Seadrill-T15, Seadrill-T16 and West...
Maersk Drilling Awarded Two Suriname Floater Contracts by Total
Suriname >> 1/18/2021 - Based on the previously announced Conditional Letter of Award, Maersk Drilling has been awarded contracts for the deepwater rigs Maersk Valiant and Mærsk Developer from Total E&P Suriname, Suriname Br...

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