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Statoil Cancels Contract with Sub-leased Rig
Norway >> 2/17/2016 - Statoil has decided to cancel the contract with Maersk Gallant. The Maersk rig has been on contract with Statoil for two years, since 21 August 2014, and since 9 October it has been sub-chartered to C...
Ocean Rig Cancelled Two Drilling Contracts
Congo >> 2/15/2016 - Ocean Rig UDW Inc., a global provider of offshore deepwater drilling services, announced that two of its drilling contracts have been terminated. ...
Rig Contract Award in India
India >> 2/15/2016 - Greka Drilling Limited (GDL), the largest independent and specialised unconventional oil & gas driller in Asia, is pleased to announce a new contract to provide drilling services to Essar Oil Limited ...
Indonesia's Ministry of Finance Imposes Customs Duty on Jackup KS Java Star
Indonesia >> 2/12/2016 - KS Energy Limited (the Company and together with its subsidiaries, the Group) reported Thursday that PT Java Star Rig (PT JSR), held by a joint venture company of KS Drilling Pte Ltd. (KS Drilling), h...
Premier Oil Terminates Drilling Contract
Falkland Islands >> 2/12/2016 - Premier and Noble Energy entered into a contract with Ocean Rig UDW on 3 June 2014, for the provision of the Eirik Raude drilling unit for an exploration drilling campaign in the Falkland Islands. ...
Mobilisation of Drilling Rig for SM-6 Well
United States >> 2/11/2016 - Otto Energy Ltd has been advised by Operator, Byron Energy Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Byron Energy Limited, that the Hercules 205 drilling rig has been mobilised to the SM-6 #2 well location. ...
Murphy Oil Terminates Transocean's Discoverer Deep Seas
United States >> 2/8/2016 - Transocean Ltd. announced that Murphy Exploration & Production Company - USA, a subsidiary of Murphy Oil Corporation, has elected to terminate the contract for the ultra-deepwater drillship Discoverer...
NIDC Rig Count to Reach 80
Iran >> 2/7/2016 - National Iranian Drilling Company (NIDC) says it has planned to add 5 rigs to its fleet. “NIDC rig count is expected to reach 75 by the end of the current (Iranian calendar) year and we plan to bring ...
FOE Stands Firm on Cancellation of Newbuild Semisub Contract with HHI
Norway >> 2/4/2016 - Norway's Fred Olsen Energy ASA (FOE) referred to a previous notice advising that South Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. (HHI) had raised claims against Bollsta Dolphin Pte. Ltd. (Bollsta), a ...
Lubbers Rigmoves Recently Completed a Successful Rigmove
Romania >> 2/1/2016 - Lubbers Rigmoves recently completed a successful rigmove from Gampern, Austria to Moinesti in Romania. During the project 56 full trailer loads moved the equipment covering a distance of 1,450km. It t...
Eni Cancels Contract for Ocean Rig Olympia
Italy >> 1/21/2016 - Ocean Rig UDW Inc. (Ocean Rig), a global provider of offshore deepwater drilling services, announced that “due to the dramatic fall of the crude oil price and the volatile market context, ENI has rea...
Rowan Scores Jack-Up Deal with BP
Trinidad and Tobago >> 1/20/2016 - Rowan Companies plc announced that its report of drilling rig status and contract information has been updated. Rowan intends to provide quarterly updates to this report in 2016. ...
Odfjell Drilling Wins Drilling Contract with JX Nippon
United Kingdom >> 1/18/2016 - JX Nippon Exploration and Production (U.K.) Limited (JX Nippon) has awarded Odfjell Drilling's semi-submersible Deepsea Stavanger a contract for drilling one exploration well located West of Shetland ...
Seadrill Delays Ultra-Deepwater Drillship Deliveries
Norway >> 1/15/2016 - Seadrill Limited (SDRL) reached an agreement with DSME shipyard to defer the delivery of two ultra-deepwater drillships, the West Aquila and West Libra, until the second quarter of 2018 and first quar...
Maersk Rig to Drill Wildcat for Total Offshore Norway
Norway >> 1/14/2016 - Total E&P (Total) is the operator for production licence 618 and has received consent to drill exploration well 1/5-5 using Maersk Gallant. The coordinates of the well will be: 56° 43' 48" N; and 02° ...
Ezion to Jointly Market 2 Service Rigs Being Built by a Chinese SOE
China >> 1/12/2016 - The Board of Directors of Ezion Holdings Limited is pleased to announce that it has secured an agreement to jointly market two Service Rigs being built by a Chinese State Owned Enterprise to support t...
Det Norske Receives Consent to Use Transocean Winner Facility
Norway >> 1/8/2016 - Det norske oljeselskap ASA has received consent to use the Transocean Winner mobile drilling facility for production drilling and completion on the Volund field. ...
Petrobras Ends Rig Contract with Ensco over Corruption Charges
Brazil >> 1/6/2016 - Rig contractor Ensco Plc said Petrobras has declared void a contract for a drillship leased to the Brazilian oil producer. ...
Iran & Russia Firms Sign Deal to Build Oil Rigs
Iran >> 1/3/2016 - Iranian shipbuilder ISOICO says it has signed an agreement with Russian shipyard Krasnye Barrikady (Red Barricades) for oil rig construction and technology transfer. ...
Songa Endurance Starts Drilling at Troll Offshore Norway
Norway >> 12/31/2015 - Songa Endurance has commenced drilling operations under its eight-year drilling contract with Statoil at the Troll Field on the Norwegian continental shelf, and the rig is now on operating rate. Songa...

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