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TNK-BP Actively Uses Mobile Drilling for Samotlor Field
Russia >> 2/17/2012 - OJSC Samotlorneftegaz (incorporated into the TNK-BP Group of companies) is actively using the mobile drilling technology for more efficient production in mature fields of West Siberia. ...
Petrobras to Lease 26 Drill Rigs for $76.3 Bln
Brazil >> 2/10/2012 - Petrobras will pay $76.3 billion over 15 years to lease 26 deepwater oil drilling rigs from Brazil's Sete Brasil and Cyprus's Ocean Rig , the largest contract in the company's history, an executive in...
Atwood Oceanics Announces Contract for Atwood Beacon
Israel >> 2/7/2012 - Atwood Oceanics, Inc announced that one of its subsidiaries has been awarded a drilling services contract by Shemen Oil and Gas Resources Ltd., an Israel-based oil and gas company, for the Atwood Beac...
Ocean Rig Signs a New Contract for Leiv Eiriksson Rig
Norway >> 2/6/2012 - Ocean Rig UDW Inc., a global provider of offshore deepwater drilling services, announced that it has signed a new drilling contract for its semisubmersible drilling rig “Leiv Eiriksson” with a consort...
Iran to Sign New Drilling Contracts without Tender Procedures
Iran >> 2/6/2012 - Managing director of the Iranian Central Oil Fields Company announced the petroleum ministers approval for signing non-tender contracts in order to purchase drilling rigs and accelerate oil and gas fi...
Seadrill Secures Contracts for Three Jack-Up Rigs
Colombia >> 2/6/2012 - Seadrill has secured new contracts for the three jack-up rigs Offshore Mischief, Offshore Defender, and West Leda. The aggregated revenue potential is estimated at US$311 million inclusive of mobiliza...
Ophir Provides Equatorial Guinea Operational Update
Equatorial Guinea >> 1/23/2012 - Ophir announces the contracting of Ocean Rig's "Eirik Raude", a dynamically positioned semi-submersible rig, to drill its Equatorial Guinea exploration campaign. Ophir plans a 60 day programme beginni...
Parker Delays Completion of New Alaska Drilling Rigs
United States >> 1/17/2012 - Parker Drilling announced that completion of its two new-design Arctic Alaska Drilling Units (AADUs) has been delayed to allow the Company to modify the rigs to meet their design and functional requir...
ADX Signs Rig Agreement for Sidi Dhaher Discovery
ADX Signs Rig Agreement for Sidi Dhaher Discovery Tunisia >> 1/9/2012 - ADX Energy Limited is pleased to announce that a LOI (Letter of Intent) has been signed with DIETSWELL SA, for the provision of the Sedlar-160 drilling rig. Following bid clarification and final contr...
CIMC Raffles Delivers MASTER DRILLER Rig to Reignwood
United States >> 12/29/2011 - CIMC Raffles delivered a Jack-up drilling rig the Master Driller to the Reignwood International Investment (Group) Company Limited, with the delivery ceremony being held in the No. 1 dock. Mr. Liu Sha...
Awilco Signs Contract for WilHunter with Suncor
Awilco Signs Contract for WilHunter with Suncor United Kingdom >> 12/23/2011 - Awilco Drilling PLC is pleased to confirm that the contract with Suncor Energy UK Limited for the provision of WilHunter for the drilling of one HPHT exploration well is signed. The contract is expect...
Cordiant to Construct a Deepwater Drillship
Brazil >> 12/19/2011 - Cordiant Capital Inc., the leading emerging markets private debt fund manager, is investing USD15 million in a USD864 million project for the construction of a deepwater drillship for a leading Brazil...
Saipem Awarded $400 Million in New Drilling Contracts
Saipem Awarded $400 Million in New Drilling Contracts Angola >> 12/19/2011 - Saipem has been awarded new offshore and onshore drilling contracts worth approximately $400 million. In offshore drilling, Saipem has been awarded a contract, by Chevron, for the charter of the jack-...
Harsh Environment Semi-Submersible Accommodation Rig
Singapore >> 12/14/2011 - Prosafe has entered into a turnkey contract for the construction of a semi-submersible accommodation rig at Jurong Shipyard Pte Ltd. in Singapore. The new unit will be the most advanced and efficient ...
Atlas Copco Upgrades FlexiROC T15 R Drill Rig
Atlas Copco Upgrades FlexiROC T15 R Drill Rig Sweden >> 12/11/2011 - One of the smallest radio controlled drill rigs in the Atlas Copco range has become one of the most versatile thanks to an innovative rollover feed system. Atlas Copco’s FlexiROC T15 R drill rig, whic...
Four Bids Received for Sidi Dhaher Testing
Tunisia >> 12/8/2011 - ADX Energy Limited is pleased to announce that tender documents for a drilling rig to test the Sidi Dhaher discovery were received and formally opened in the presence of ETAP (Enterprise Tunisienne D’...
Xcite Energy Announces Rowan Norway Rig Status Update
Scotland >> 12/5/2011 - Xcite Energy Limited announces that, as expected, the Rowan Norway jack-up rig has been made available to Xcite Energy Resources Limited (XER) and is now on hire, subject to a satisfactory audit and i...
Construction of Deepwater Semi-Submersible Platform
China >> 12/1/2011 - Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore Limited (hereinafter referred to as CIMC Raffles) and COSL Drilling Europe (hereinafter referred to as CDE) signed the contract for deepwater semi-submersible platform, th...
Chariot Updates on Rig Negotiations for Namibia Drilling
Namibia >> 11/30/2011 - Chariot Oil & Gas Limited, the Africa focused oil and gas exploration company, provides an update with regard to its drill rig contract negotiations. As reported in the Interim statement on 24 October...
Greka Provides Update on its Existing Rig Fleet
China >> 11/22/2011 - Greka Drilling Limited, the largest independent and specialised unconventional gas driller in China, is pleased to announce an update on its existing fleet and the delivery schedule of the 25 speciali...

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