Aker BP gains safety consent for Hod appraisal

Aker BP has received consent from the PSA for exploration drilling in the North Sea using the Maersk Interceptor ...

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U.S. weekly offshore rig count unchanged

One of Ensco's drillships

The number of active offshore rigs in the U.S. remained unchanged this past week but was 3 rigs stronger compared ...

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Tower Resources bringing Topaz Driller rig back to Cameroon

Tower Resources has via its Cameroon subsidiary hired the Topaz Driller jack-up rig from Vantage Drilling for ...

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Pertamina starts drilling with Hakuryu-14 jack-up

Japan Drilling Company (JDC) has informed that its recently built jack-up rig has started drilling for Pertamina in ...

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ADNOC takes Shelf rig for Abu Dhabi ops

Shelf Drilling has received a three-year contract award for the Compact Driller jack-up rig with ADNOC Drilling.

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Bassoe: Whatcha gonna do with all those rigs, China?

There’s still over 50 newbuild jackups stranded in Chinese shipyards. It’s the end of 2018, and nobody knows when ...

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Transocean wraps up Ocean Rig acquisition

Offshore drilling giant Transocean has become even bigger as it on Wednesday evening announced the completion of ...

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Spirit Energy spuds Cassidy well offshore Norway

Spirit Energy has started drilling the Cassidy exploration well in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea within the ...

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Equinor granted drilling permit for North Sea wildcat

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Equinor a drilling permit for a wildcat well in the North Sea ...

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Maersk Drilling to provide rigs for 12-well drilling program

Maersk Drilling and Seapulse have signed a Master Alliance Agreement under which Maersk Drilling will provide fully ...

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Equinor picks up drilling permit for Barents Sea wildcat

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has granted Equinor a drilling permit for a wildcat well in the Barents Sea.

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Report: Alpha Petroleum takes Stena Spey on a long-term deal

Offshore drilling specialist Stena Drilling has reportedly secured a year and a half long contract for its Stena ...

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We’re ready to compete, Pacific Drilling’s new CEO says

Pacific Drilling, an offshore drilling specialist with one of the younger fleets in the industry is off to a fresh ...

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Talos spuds appraisal well at giant Zama discovery (Mexico)

U.S. oil firm Talos Energy has started drilling of an appraisal well at the Zama field, a two-billion barrel find ...

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Santos secures Noble rig for Dorado appraisal wells

Australia's Santos has secured a drilling rig for its Dorado appraisal campaign in WA-437-P offshore Australia ...

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Shell returns workers to Brent Charlie after power outage

Anglo/Dutch oil major Shell has returned workers to the Brent Charlie North Sea platform following a power outage ...

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Rowan drillship gets more GoM time with Exxon

ExxonMobil has exercised the first two options for the Rowan Companies-owned drillship Rowan Relentless.

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Aker BP granted drilling permit for North Sea well

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Aker BP a drilling permit for a wildcat well located in the North ...

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ABS, GE teaming up on digital twin tech for offshore rigs

ABS, one of the world’s leading classification societies, has teamed up with GE collaborating on digital twin ...

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U.S. offshore rig count down by two units

The number of offshore rigs in the U.S. dropped by two units last week, according to a Friday report by Baker ...

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Northern Drilling to take early delivery of 'West Mira'

Northern Drilling has decided to take early delivery of its newbuild semi-submersible rig West Mira as a result of ...

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Romania: GSP Offshore bags Midia deal

Black Sea Oil & Gas has awarded the EPCIC contract for all offshore and onshore facilities for the Midia Gas ...

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Shareholders say 'yes' to $2.7B Transocean-Ocean Rig merger

Ocean Rig's Leiv Eiriksson semi-sub / Image by Lundin Petroleum

Offshore drilling companies Transocean and Ocean Rig have informed that their respective shareholders have voted in ...

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Wellesley to use Transocean rig for North Sea duo

Wellesley Petroleum has received consent from the PSA to drill exploration wells in the North Sea with the ...

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Ensco hires Texo for jack-up rig upgrade

Aberdeen-based Texo Group has been awarded a contract to upgrade the Ensco 100 jack-up drilling rig.

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Safety body takes closer look at drilling ops on Gullfaks

The has found irregularities during an audit of KCAD’s and Equinor’s drilling operations on the Gullfaks field ...

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Aker BP gains consent for Bøyla drilling

Aker BP has received consent from the PSA for exploration drilling in the North Sea using the Scarabeo 8 rig.

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