Aker BP cleared to use Maersk Reacher rig on Valhall

Aker BP has received consent from the PSA to use the Maersk Reacher rig as a quarters facility on the Valhall field.

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Faroe picks up consent for Brasse East well

Faroe Petroleum has received consent from the PSA for exploration drilling in the North Sea using the Transocean Arctic.

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U.S. offshore rig count flat at 23

The number of active U.S. offshore rigs remained unchanged at 23 this past, according to a report by Baker Hughes, ...

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Sevan Marine changing name

Sevan Marine, the company famous for its cylindrical design for offshore rigs and production units, is changing its name.

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Equinor awards more work to Maersk Drilling's jack-up rig

Maersk Intrepid

Danish offshore driller Maersk Drilling has been awarded a new contract by Equinor for jack-up rig Maersk Intrepid. 

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Noble finds work for two drillships

Noble Globetrotter II

Offshore driller Noble Corporation has been awarded contracts for two of its idle drillships. 

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BP charters Safe Zephyrus flotel for Clair Ridge support

BP has chartered Prosafe's Safe Zephyrus offshore accommodation rig for gangway connected operations at the Clair ...

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Ensco-Rowan: All water depths with truly global footprint

Offshore drillers Ensco and Rowan earlier this week announced they would merge to create an offshore drilling ...

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Chariot comes up dry off Namibia

Chariot Oil & Gas has failed to encounter a hydrocarbon accumulation at its well on the Central Blocks license, ...

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Rowan closes sale of two jack-up rigs to ARO Drilling

Rowan Companies has concluded the sale of two LeTourneau Tarzan Class jack-up rigs to ARO Drilling.

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Eni awards Timor Sea gig to Maersk Drilling rig

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract for the semi-submersible rig Mærsk Deliverer with Eni for exploration ...

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Room for improvement in MOL's first NCS drilling operation

The PSA has found an improvement point during an audit of MOL Norge’s first drilling operation on the NCS.

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Transocean-Ocean Rig merger: Date set for shareholder vote

Offshore driller Ocean Rig has set a date for its shareholders to vote on a proposal to merge with Transocean.

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Ensco and Rowan created the mother of all offshore drillers

The merger between Ensco and Rowan will change the entire offshore drilling industry.

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Ten GoM platforms evacuated ahead of Hurricane Michael

U.S. Gulf of Mexico operators evacuated personnel from ten offshore platforms ahead of the impact of Hurricane ...

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Consolidation among drillers paramount to a recovery

Monday's news of the proposed merger between offshore drillers Ensco and Rowan came as no surprise to the energy ...

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Ensco and Rowan agree to merge

Offshore drillers Ensco and Rowan have announced an all-stock merger agreement. The combined fleet will have 82 ...

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U.S. weekly offshore rig count rises to 23 units

The number of U.S. offshore rigs rose to 23 active units during this past week, according to the weekly rig count ...

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Worldwide offshore rig count for September rises

The worldwide offshore rig count for September 2018 rose year-on-year but slightly dipped compared to August 2018.

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Shelf Drilling wins more drilling work offshore Italy

Shelf Drilling wins more drilling work offshore Italy

Jack-up rig specialist Shelf Drilling has scored drilling work with Eni in the Adriatic Sea offshore Italy.

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Shell adds more optional wells to WilPhoenix contract

WilPhoenix rig / Image source: MaxPixel - Shared Under CC0 license

Awilco Drilling has signed a contract amendment for WilPhoenix semi-submersible drilling rig with Shell, allowing ...

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Eni gains safety consent for Goliat West well

Eni Norge has received consent from the PSA for exploration drilling in the Barents Sea using the West Hercules rig.

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Stena to retire semi-sub rig

Stena Clyde

Stena Drilling has decided to remove the Stena Clyde drilling rig from active service and retire the rig from its ...

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Borr Drilling activating four rigs on speculation

Offshore drilling company Borr Drilling has begun the activation of four jack-up rigs despite not having secured ...

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Chariot spuds Prospect S off Namibia

Ocean Rig Poseidon, a sixth generation deepwater drillship, has started drilling on the Chariot-operated Central ...

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Delmar wins mooring contract for Development Driller III rig

Delmar Systems has been awarded a mooring contract for the Development Driller III at ExxonMobil’s locations ...

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Irregularities spotted in Troll drilling ops audit

The PSA has found irregularities during an audit of drilling operations involving the Songa Equinox rig on the ...

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