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Ocean Rig Lands New Gig for Poseidon Drillship
Namibia >> 2/26/2018 - Ocean Rig UDW Inc., an international contractor of offshore deepwater drilling services, announced that it has signed a new drilling contract with Tullow Namibia Ltd., for a one-well drilling program ...
Fugro’s Rig Positioning Services Reduce Mobilisation Time for Statoil
Norway >> 2/5/2018 - Fugro has won a long-term contract for the provision of rig positioning services to Statoil. The contract includes positioning of all the Statoil operated rigs on the Norwegian continental shelf toget...
Rockhopper Signs Letter of Intent with Diamond Offshore Drilling
Falkland Islands >> 2/5/2018 - Rockhopper Exploration plc (RKH), the oil and gas company with key interests in the North Falkland Basin and the Greater Mediterranean region, is pleased to provide the following update relating to Se...
Bowleven & NewAge to Use Topaz Driller for Etinde Appraisal Wells
Cameroon >> 2/1/2018 - Bowleven, the Africa focused oil and gas exploration group traded on AIM, is pleased to announce a key milestone in the appraisal drilling campaign of its Etinde asset, in which the Company holds a 25...
Contracting Rig for Barents Sea Exploration
Norway >> 2/1/2018 - The West Hercules semi-submersible rig has been contracted for drilling two exploration wells in the Barents Sea in 2018, and options to drill another five exploration wells. Statoil and the licenc...
Damen Maaskant Scores Second Twin-Rigger Contract
Netherlands Antilles >> 1/26/2018 - Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam has secured another contract to build a twin-rig fly shooting fishing trawler; this time for brothers Rense and Johannes de Boer. This is Damen Maaskant’s second fi...
PentaNova Energy Mobilises Rig for Development Drilling at the Maria Conchita Gas Field
Colombia >> 1/21/2018 - PentaNova Energy is mobilising a drilling rig to further develop its natural gas resources in Colombia’s Maria Conchita gas field. The Maria Conchita field consists of two major gas discoveries with a...
Keppel FELS Delivers First Rig of 2018 to Borr Drilling
Singapore >> 1/5/2018 - Wholly owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine delivered the jackup rig, Saga, to Borr Drilling safely, on time and on budget. Built to Keppel's proprietary KFELS Super B Class design, Saga is th...
Maersk Drilling Awarded 4Y Contract with Tullow Ghana
Ghana >> 1/2/2018 - Maersk Drilling has been awarded a four year contract for the deep-water drillship Maersk Venturer by Tullow Ghana Ltd. The contract, which was signed December 2017, is expected to commence in Februar...
Saudi Aramco to Set up Projects in Ras Al-Khair Industrial City
Saudi Arabia >> 12/25/2017 - Saudi Aramco signed two agreements with the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu (RCJY) to allocate industrial locations for Saudi Aramco to set up two industrial projects at Ras Al-Khair Industrial ...
ADES Signs PSA for 3 Operational Offshore Jack-up Rigs
United Arab Emirates >> 12/20/2017 - ADES International Holding Ltd. (ADES), the London-listed company providing offshore and onshore oil and gas drilling and production services in the Middle East and Africa through its subsidiaries, ha...
Frontera Resources Mobilises Workover Rig to Dino-2 Well
Georgia >> 12/4/2017 - Frontera Resources Corporation, the European focused oil and gas exploration and production company, is pleased to announce the mobilisation of a workover rig to the Dino-2 well site, situated inside ...
Carnarvon Petroleum & Quadrant Energy Sign Rig Contract to Drill Dorado-1 Well in WA-437-P
Australia >> 11/13/2017 - JV partner Carnarvon Petroleum has announced that the Operator, Quadrant Northwest, has signed a contract with ENSCO Australia to drill the highly anticipated Dorado-1 exploration well using the ENSCO...
KCA Deutag Secures Drilling Contracts for 5 Rigs Worth $48m
Pakistan >> 11/13/2017 - Leading international drilling and engineering contractor KCA Deutag announces that its land drilling operation has been awarded new contracts for five rigs with a combined contract value of $48 mill...
Neptune Awarded Quadrant Energy's Rig Positioning Contract
Australia >> 10/26/2017 - Neptune Survey is pleased to announce that it has been awarded Quadrant Energy’s rig positioning contract for 2018. Quadrant Energy has contracted Transocean’s Semi-Submersible MODU the Development Dr...
Transocean Wins Contract for Drillship Deepwater Invictus
United States >> 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...
Statoil Receives Consent to Use Songa Endurance
Norway >> 10/16/2017 - Statoil Petroleum AS (Statoil) has received consent to use the Songa Endurance mobile drilling facility for drilling and completion on the Troll field. Drilling is scheduled to begin in mid-October 20...
Ocean Rig Signs Contract with Statoil to Drill in Tanzania
Tanzania >> 10/13/2017 - Ocean Rig UDW Inc. ("Ocean Rig" or "UDW"), an international contractor of offshore deepwater drilling services, has signed a new drilling contract with Statoil, for a one-well drilling program offshor...
Maersk Drilling Secures Contract Extensions for Two Rigs
United Kingdom >> 10/12/2017 - Maersk Drilling has been awarded two contract extensions in the North Sea. Both rigs have recently been re-activated to the North Sea from warm stacking. The estimated duration of the two extensions i...
Borr Drilling Acquires Nine Premium Rigs for 1.3 Billion
Bermuda >> 10/6/2017 - Borr Drilling Limited (Borr Drilling) announces the signing of a Master Agreement for the acquisition of nine premium jack-up rigs from PPL Shipyard Pte Limited (PPL). The acquisition will increase th...

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