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Prosafe Orders Second Harsh Environment Accommodation Rig
Singapore >> 11/19/2012 - Reference is made to announcement of 4 October 2012 regarding Letter of Intent with Jurong Shipyard Pte Ltd. (“JSPL”) in Singapore for the construction of a second harsh environment semi-submersible a...
Seadrill Acquires Songa Eclipse Ultra-Deepwater Rig
Norway >> 11/16/2012 - A subsidiary of Seadrill has entered into an agreement with Songa Offshore to acquire the ultra-deepwater semi-submersible rig Songa Eclipse for a consideration of US$590 million. The rig was delivere...
Pacific Announces Contract for the Pacific Khamsin
United States >> 11/15/2012 - Pacific Drilling S.A announced that its ultra-deepwater drillship the Pacific Khamsin has been awarded a contract by a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of Chevron Corporation for operations in West A...
QGOG Announces the Order of a New Drillship from Samsung
Luxembourg >> 11/15/2012 - QGOG Constellation S.A announced that on November 14 it exercised, through one of its affiliates, an option for an advanced-capability DP3 ultra-deepwater drillship to be constructed by Samsung Heavy ...
DualEx Awarded a Drilling Contract to CTF
Tunisia >> 11/8/2012 - DualEx Energy International Inc announced that it has awarded a drilling contract to Compagnie Tunisienne de Forage for the land drilling rig CTF-06 to drill the BHN-1 exploration well on the Bouhajla...
QGOG Announces the Arrival of the Laguna Drillship
Brazil >> 11/7/2012 - QGOG Constellation S.A announces that the Laguna Star, a new ultra-deepwater drillship, arrived in Brazil. The unit will be operated by its subsidiary, Queiroz Galvao Oleo e Gas (“QGOG”), in water dep...
Dolphin Secures Drilling Contract for a Newbuild
Scotland >> 10/29/2012 - Dolphin Drilling Ltd., a subsidiary of Fred. Olsen Energy ASA, has entered into a contract with an undisclosed client, for the provision of the new build Moss Maritime CS 60 E design semisubmersible u...
McDermott Awarded Rig Repair Contracts in Mexico
Mexico >> 10/17/2012 - McDermott International, Inc. announced that one of its subsidiaries has been awarded contracts to refurbish and undertake rig repair work at the McDermott Altamira fabrication facility in Tamaulipas,...
Transocean Ltd. Provides Fleet Status Report
Nigeria >> 10/17/2012 - Transocean Ltd issued a comprehensive Fleet Status Report which provides current status and contract information for the company's entire fleet of offshore drilling rigs. Since the September fleet upd...
Ocean Rig Announces Order of 7th Generation UDW Drillship
Norway >> 10/15/2012 - Ocean Rig UDW Inc, a global provider of offshore deepwater drilling services, announced that it has signed a contract to construct a 7th Generation Ultra Deepwater Drillship at Samsung Heavy Industrie...
Northern Offshore Close Sale of Energy Exerter
Bermuda >> 10/14/2012 - Northern Offshore, Ltd. announced that the pending sale of the jackup Energy Exerter to an undisclosed buyer has now been completed. The Company confirms the previous announcement on August 29, 2012 t...
Jurong Shipyard Signs LOI for Another Norwegian New Build
Singapore >> 10/5/2012 - Sembcorp Marine's subsidiary Jurong Shipyard (JPSL) has signed a Letter of Intent with repeat customer Petrosafe for the construction of a semi-submersible accomodation rig. The rig, which is similar ...
Saipem Awarded New Drilling Contracts Worth $200 Million
Saipem Awarded New Drilling Contracts Worth $200 Million United Arab Emirates >> 9/28/2012 - Saipem has been awarded new offshore and onshore drilling contracts worth approximately $200 million. ...
Transocean Announces 10-Year Contracts for 4 Drillships
United States >> 9/28/2012 - Transocean Ltd announced that it has been awarded 10-year contracts for four newbuild dynamically positioned ultra-deepwater drillships by Royal Dutch Shell (Shell). Shipyard delivery for the first dr...
Noble Energy Announces Agreement for New Build Drillship
United States >> 9/27/2012 - Noble Energy, Inc. announced that it has entered into a 36 month contract with a subsidiary of Atwood Oceanics Inc. for a new build drillship to support its global new ventures efforts in deepwater ex...
Maersk Secures Two Year Contract in Cameroon
Cameroon >> 9/21/2012 - With the signing of a two year contract for the jack-up rig Maersk Endurer in Cameroon, Maersk Drilling adds about USD 100 million dollars to its contract backlog. ...
Drydocks Completes Conversion & Upgrade of NDC Jack-up Rig
Drydocks Completes Conversion & Upgrade of NDC Jack-up Rig United Arab Emirates >> 9/19/2012 - Drydocks World, the leading shipyard engaged in ship repair, conversion, new building and offshore construction, announced the completion of conversion and upgrade of Jack-up Drilling Platform, Beynou...
Canelson Contracts For New Bi-Fuel Drilling Rig
Canada >> 9/10/2012 - CanElson Drilling Inc. (CDI) announced a long-term contract for a new $8 million bi-fuel (natural gas and diesel) drilling rig and provided an update for its Canadian and US operations in July and Aug...
Transocean to Sell 38 Shallow Water Drilling Rigs
Switzerland >> 9/10/2012 - Transocean Ltd. announced that the company has reached definitive agreements to sell 38 shallow water drilling rigs to Shelf Drilling International Holdings, Ltd. ("Shelf Drilling") for approximately ...
Ocean Rig Wins a 3-Year Contract for Ocean Rig Mylos
Brazil >> 9/5/2012 - Ocean Rig UDW Inc, a global provider of offshore deepwater drilling services, announced that it has signed definitive documentation, following the previously announced Letter of Intent, for the Ocean ...

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