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Leiv Eiriksson Commenced Total One-Year Term Vontract
Angola >> 9/4/2006 - Ocean Rig announced that the drilling rig Leiv Eiriksson has completed the six well Total contract and commenced operations under the Total one-year term contract for exploration drilling offshore Ang...
Rowan Obtains Drilling Contracts for Two Offshore Rigs in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia >> 8/31/2006 - Rowan Companies, Inc. has been awarded term drilling contracts by the Saudi Arabian Oil Company ("Saudi Aramco") for two Tarzan Class jack-up drilling rigs to begin operating offshore Saudi Arabia in ...
KS Energy Enters Indonesia By Refurbishing Oil Rigs For Charter
Indonesia >> 8/28/2006 - Singapore Exchange Mainboard-listed KS Energy Services Limited outlined its plan for Indonesia. In a move to penetrate the Indonesian oil & gas sector, the Company announced that it has entered into a...
722 Million USD for the Construction of 6 Offshore Rigs and Pipelines
Saudi Arabia >> 8/22/2006 - The Egyptian petroleum sector signed a contract with a total value of 722 million USD for the construction of 6 offshore rigs and a pipeline. A consortium of Egyptian companies including Enppi, Petroj...
Heritage Oil mobilises rig to Kingfisher-1 wellsite in Uganda
Uganda >> 7/19/2006 - Heritage Oil Corporation announced that the mobilisation of the drilling rig to the Kingfisher-1 wellsite in Block 3A, Uganda has commenced. The Kingfisher-1 well is expected to spud during the next t...
Saipem awarded two new offshore drilling contracts valued at USD 530 million
Indonesia >> 7/5/2006 - Saipem has been awarded two new contracts for the charter of its Scarabeo 7 and Scarabeo 3 offshore drilling rigs. The combined value of the two contracts is approximately USD 530 million. Scarabeo 7 ...
Saudi Aramco Puts 100th Rig to Work
Saudi Arabia >> 7/5/2006 - Saudi Aramco now has an unprecedented 100 drilling rigs operating in the field with the addition of the renovated Saudi Aramco Rig (SAR) No. 101 put to task. A multinational force of drilling rigs and...
Contract extensions for tender rigs in West-Africa
Congo >> 6/12/2006 - Seadrill has been awarded a contract by Total for extension of the production drilling assignment for the self-erecting semi-tender rig West Menang. The contract extension has a duration of three year...
Parker Drilling Announces Sale of Nigerian Barge Rigs
Nigeria >> 6/9/2006 - Parker Drilling Company today announced that it has executed a definitive agreement with The Shell Petroleum Development Corporation of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) to sell its Barge Rigs 73 and 75 and rela...
GlobalSantaFe Announces Major Saudi Aramco Contract
Saudi Arabia >> 5/31/2006 - GlobalSantaFe Corporation today announced that it has signed a contract with Saudi Aramco to provide four jackup rigs for four-year terms commencing in the first half of 2007. The four rigs, the GSF M...
Aker Kvaerner drilling equipment contract for Samsung
Norway >> 5/16/2006 - Samsung Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. in Korea has awarded Aker Kvaerner a contract for delivery of a new drilling rig to Eastern Drilling's West E-Drill project. The contract value is approximately NOK...
Rig Count - Apr 06
Austria >> 4/18/2006 - Non-OPEC rig count stood at 2,791 rigs in March, which represents a decrease of 74 rigs compared to the previous month. Of the total, 277 rigs were operating offshore and 2,514 onshore. In terms of oi...
Verenex Contracts Two Drilling Rigs for its Libyan Operations
Libya >> 4/12/2006 - Verenex Energy Inc. announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Verenex Energy Area 47 Libya Limited, has executed contracts for two drilling rigs for its operations in Area 47 in Libya. The contract ...
Drilling Rig Contract For TEB-1 well
Tunisia >> 4/5/2006 - Range Petroleum Ltd announced that on behalf of the owners of the Medjerda Block they have executed a contract with Compagnie Tunisienne de Forage for CTF Rig 6 to drill the TEB-1 well in the Tebourso...
Gulfsands Signs Rig Contracts for Block 26, Syria
Syria >> 4/4/2006 - Gulfsands Petroleum PLC has executed definitive agreements for the drilling of three exploration wells with the option to drill a further two wells within Block 26, Syria. Gulfsands, the operator and ...
Afern Signs Nigerian Rig Contract
Nigeria >> 3/29/2006 - Afren Energy Resources has signed a drilling contract to contract the Seadrill-7 Jack-up drilling unit for two wells offshore Nigeria, with Ashbourne Marine Company Ltd, a subsidiary of Seadrill Ltd. ...
Aker Kvaerner Awarded Drilling System Contract in Singapore
Singapore >> 3/22/2006 - Aker Kvaerner has been awarded a contract with Discoverer Invest Ltd in Singapore for delivery of drilling systems and equipment to a Frigstad D90 ultra deepwater semi-submersible drilling rig. The to...
Rig Count - Mar 06
Austria >> 3/17/2006 - Non-OPEC rig count stood at 2,865 rigs in February, which represents an increase of 93 rigs compared to the previous month. Of the total, 265 rigs were operating offshore and 2,600 onshore. In terms o...
Rig Count - Feb 06
Austria >> 2/15/2006 - Non-OPEC rig count stood at 2,772 rigs in January, which represents an increase of 97 rigs compared to the previous month. Of the total, 265 rigs were operating offshore and 2,507 onshore. In terms of...
Parker Drilling Announces Joint Venture and New Contracts in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia >> 2/15/2006 - Parker Drilling Company and Abdullah Rasheed Al-Rushaid Company for Drilling Oil and Gas Limited announced the formation of a joint venture company which will perform four drilling contracts, each wit...

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