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Fatality on Board COSL Rig
United Kingdom >> 12/30/2015 - It is with great sadness that Statoil and COSL have received confirmed information from the police that one person has died as a result of the breaking wave that hit the drilling rig COSL Innovator. ...
Weather Causes Injuries Onboard Drilling Rig in North Sea
Norway >> 12/30/2015 - At 5 pm on Wednesday December 30, Statoil and COSL were informed that three persons had been injured on the COSL Innovator when a heavy wave hit the rig. Statoil and COSL have mobilized their emergenc...
Shell Terminates Polar Pioneer Rig Contract with Transocean
United States >> 12/28/2015 - Transocean Ltd. announced that Shell has elected to terminate the contract for the harsh environment semisubmersible Polar Pioneer prior to its expiration in July 2017. Transocean will be compensated ...
Olinda Star Semisubmersible Drilling Rig Contracted
Brazil >> 12/24/2015 - Karoon Gas Australia Ltd has executed final agreements with members of the QGOG Constellation S.A. Group to contract the Olinda Star semi?submersible drilling rig. ...
Oro Negro Signs New Agreement & Contract Extensions with Pemex
Mexico >> 12/22/2015 - Perforadora Oro Negro, S. de R.L. de C.V. (Oro Negro) and Pemex Perforacion y Servicios, ENS (Pemex) executed a new charter agreement for Oro Negro's Impetus rig, for a period of 5 years with a day ra...
Heerema Names New Crane Vessel
Netherlands/Holland >> 12/21/2015 - HMC's new semi-submersible crane vessel that is currently under construction in Jurong Shipyard, Singapore, had its name revealed on December 18th. The name of the new vessel will be Sleipnir, after O...
Statoil Cancels Discoverer Americas Contract
Statoil Cancels Discoverer Americas Contract Tanzania >> 12/17/2015 - Statoil has decided to cancel the contract with Transocean for the drillship Discoverer Americas. The drillship has been on contract with Statoil since 2009, supporting Statoil’s exploration activitie...
Rig Contract Cancellation
Norway >> 12/17/2015 - Statoil has decided to cancel the contract with Transocean for the drillship Discoverer Americas. The drillship has been on contract with Statoil since 2009, supporting Statoil’s exploration activitie...
Brasse Rig Contract and Enoch Production Resumes
Brasse Rig Contract and Enoch Production Resumes Norway >> 12/17/2015 - Faroe Petroleum, the independent oil and gas company focusing principally on exploration, appraisal and production opportunities in Norway and the UK, is pleased to announce the award of a rig contrac...
Songa Offshore Takes Delivery of Songa Encourage Rig
Songa Offshore Takes Delivery of Songa Encourage Rig Norway >> 12/16/2015 - Songa Offshore has taken delivery of Songa Encourage - the third Category D rig - from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) in Korea. ...
Rig Contract Signed - Funding Secured for Skipper Drilling in 2016
United Kingdom >> 12/14/2015 - Independent Oil and Gas plc (IOG), the North Sea focused oil and gas company, is pleased to announce it has signed a Rig Contract with Transocean Drilling U.K. Limited (“Transocean”) to procure the Tr...
Husky Energy Continues Flemish Pass Appraisal & Secures Rig for Ongoing Drilling Activities
Canada >> 12/7/2015 - Husky Energy (HSE) and its partner continue to advance appraisal work on the landmark Bay du Nord oil discovery offshore Newfoundland and Labrador. ...
Maersk Jackup to Provide Accommodation Offshore Denmark
Denmark >> 12/7/2015 - Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract with Maersk Oil for the jack-up rig Maersk Guardian for accommodation on various fields in the Danish part of the North Sea. The firm contract duration is 5...
Transocean Wins Two Year Contract for Henry Goodrich Rig
Canada >> 12/7/2015 - Transocean Ltd. announced that the harsh-environment semisubmersible Henry Goodrich was awarded a two year contract with Husky Oil Operations Limited offshore Canada at a dayrate of $275,000. The esti...
Jurong & North Atlantic Enter into a Standstill Agreement
Jurong & North Atlantic Enter into a Standstill Agreement Singapore >> 12/3/2015 - Sembcorp Marine Ltd wishes to announce that a standstill agreement has been reached between North Atlantic Drilling Ltd (NADL) and Jurong Shipyard Pte Ltd (JSPL), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Comp...
NADL's Agreement with Jurong Shipyard
Bermuda >> 12/3/2015 - North Atlantic Drilling Ltd. (NADL) announces that a standstill agreement effective until June 2016 has been reached with Jurong Shipyard (Jurong) for the delivery of the sixth generation harsh enviro...
Maersk Drilling Awarded $44m Contract for Maersk Venturer with Total
Uruguay >> 12/1/2015 - Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract for the drillship Maersk Venturer with oil major Total. The contract covers one exploration well (estimated duration 120 days) in block 14 offshore Uruguay....
Det norske Awards Alvheim Drilling Contract to Transocean
Det norske Awards Alvheim Drilling Contract to Transocean Norway >> 11/30/2015 - Det norske oljeselskap ASA has on behalf of the partnerships in PL 203 (Alvheim) and PL 150 (Volund) awarded an agreement to Transocean Offshore (North Sea) Ltd NUF for the lease of the semi-submersib...
DNV GL Establishes JIP for Jackup Drilling Rigs
DNV GL Establishes JIP for Jackup Drilling Rigs Norway >> 11/26/2015 - Lack of properly assessed and defined wear limits for jacking systems can lead to significant downtimes with financial implications for jackup operations. DNV GL, supported by leading global industry ...
KS Drilling's Unit Wins $2.8M Contract in Indonesia for KS Java Star
Indonesia >> 11/23/2015 - Singapore's KS Energy Limited (the Company and together with its subsidiaries, the Group) disclosed Monday that a consortium of PT Atlantic Oilfield Services, a subsidiary of KS Drilling Pte. Ltd. (KS...

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