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Statoil Suspending Rig Due to Overcapacity in its Portfolio
Norway >> 7/1/2015 - Statoil has decided to suspend Scarabeo 5 due to overcapacity in its rig portfolio. The suspension will take effect once Scarabeo 5 has completed drilling of a well on the Kristin field in the middle ...
AOD Exercises Options for Two Additional R-550D Jack-Ups
China >> 6/30/2015 - TSC Group Holdings Limited (TSC) is pleased to announce that on 29 June 2015, its wholly-owned subsidiary, Alliance Offshore Drilling (AOD) exercised options to build two additional R-550D jack-up rig...
Range Resources Acquires New Rigs for Trinidad Drilling
Trinidad and Tobago >> 6/30/2015 - Range is pleased to announce that its strategic partner and oilfield services provider, LandOcean Energy Services Co., Ltd (LandOcean) has advised that the first new drilling rig to be added to the dr...
Songa Offshore Takes Delivery of Equinox Rig from DSME
Norway >> 6/30/2015 - Songa Offshore has taken delivery of Songa Equinox from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) in Korea. ...
Range Resources Acquires New Rigs for Trinidad Drilling
Trinidad and Tobago >> 6/30/2015 - Range is pleased to announce that its strategic partner and oilfield services provider, LandOcean Energy Services Co., Ltd (LandOcean) has advised that the first new drilling rig to be added to the dr...
Northern Offshore Provides Updates over Energy Searcher Contract Dispute
Nigeria >> 6/29/2015 - Northern Offshore, Ltd announced a development in its subsidiary Northern Offshore International Drilling Company’s (NOIDC) Contract Dispute with Oceanic Consultants Nigeria Ltd., Allied Energy Plc, ...
Aibel Secures New Yard Stay Contract
Norway >> 6/26/2015 - Odfjell Drilling has awarded Aibel the yard stay contract for the rig Deepsea Bergen. ...
Statoil Cancels Rig Contract with COSL Pioneer
Norway >> 6/24/2015 - Statoil has decided to cancel the contract with COSL Pioneer some 13 months before the expiry date of August 2016. COSL Pioneer has been suspended since 8 October 2014 and Statoil has not managed to f...
Diamond Offshore Awarded Midleton Drilling Contract
Ireland >> 6/22/2015 - Lansdowne Oil & Gas plc is pleased to announce that PSE Seven Heads Limited, the operator of SEL 4/07, and a wholly owned subsidiary of PSE Kinsale Energy Limited has entered into a contract with Diam...
Seadrill to Sell West Polaris Drillship to Seadrill Partners
United States >> 6/17/2015 - Seadrill Limited (Seadrill) has entered into an agreement with Seadrill Operating LP (Seadrill Operating), the 58% owned subsidiary of Seadrill Partners LLC (Seadrill Partners), pursuant to which Sead...
ABS to Class Newbuild Semisubmersible & Liftboat
China >> 6/16/2015 - ABS, a leading provider of marine and offshore classification services, has been selected by Baoham Offshore (HK) Ltd. to class a drilling semisubmersible and a liftboat. ...
Rig & Drilling NOK 4.35 Billion Contract for Johan Sverdrup
Norway >> 6/15/2015 - Statoil, on behalf of the Johan Sverdrup licence, has awarded two contracts at a total value of more than NOK 4.35 billion to Odfjell Drilling for drilling wells on the Johan Sverdrup field. ...
Koomey Unit Repaired in Iran
Iran >> 6/14/2015 - Engineers at National Iranian Drilling Company (NIDC) have managed to repair a major component of blowout preventers (BOP). ...
CIMC Raffles Cuts First Steel for Beacon Pacific Semisub at Yantai Yard
China >> 6/9/2015 - China's Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore Ltd. (CIMC Raffles) reported that the Beacon Pacific (mid-water semisub), currently being being for Beacon Pacific Group Ltd., cut its first steel at CIMC Raffles ...
Panoro Energy Signs Rig Contract for the Aje Field in Nigeria
Nigeria >> 6/8/2015 - Panoro Energy ASA, an independent oil and gas E&P company focused on West Africa, provides the following operations update. The operator of the OML113 license has, on behalf of the joint venture partn...
Aramco Slashes Rig Day Rates by 51%
Saudi Arabia >> 6/1/2015 - Hercules Offshore, Inc. received from Saudi Aramco on June 1, 2015, a notice reducing the dayrates under its five year contracts for the Hercules 261 (as announced this morning the contract was reinst...
Keppel to Deliver Another 3 Jackup Rigs to Mexico in First-Ever Triple Naming
Mexico >> 5/30/2015 - Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), is on track to deliver three KFELS B Class jackup rigs to Mexican company, Grupo R, safely, o...
Bentec GmbH Drilling & Oilfield Systems Wins Three Multi-Million Dollar Contracts
Russia >> 5/26/2015 - Bentec, one of the world's leading manufacturers of drilling rigs and oilfield equipment announces that it has won three major multi-million dollar contracts. The company also confirms its further exp...
Lubbers Rigmoves Signs 3 Year Contract with DrillTec GmbH
United Kingdom >> 5/26/2015 - Turnkey rigmove specialist Lubbers Rigmoves, formerly known as KLP Rigmoves, has signed an exclusive contract with German drilling-rig owner DrillTec GmbH to move three of their drilling rigs for a pe...
NIDC to Get Two New Offshore Rigs
Iran >> 5/18/2015 - Two new offshore rigs are to be added to the operating fleet of National Iranian Drilling Company (NIDC), director of renovation and reconstruction and NIDC said. Abdol-Ali Motahari said Fath-94 and F...

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