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Shelf Drilling takes over jack-up rig bought from Maersk

Danish drilling contractor Maersk Drilling and Shelf Drilling have closed a transaction related to the sale of the ...

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Neptune gears up for Grind

Norwegian offshore safety body has given its consent to Neptune Energy for exploration drilling in the Norwegian ...

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Activists climb jack-up rig in Scotland

Environmental activists from Extinction Rebellion organization have occupied a Valaris-owned jack-up rig currently ...

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U.S. weekly offshore rig count down to 22 units

The number of offshore rigs in the U.S. dropped to 22 units last week, according to weekly rig count reports on ...

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Aker BP to appraise Liatårnet well using Odfjell rig

Norwegian oil company Aker BP has received consent from the offshore safety body, the Petroleum Safety Authority ...

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Valaris gets $200M payment in Samsung arbitration

Valaris has received a $200 million payment following the conclusion of arbitration proceedings with Samsung Heavy ...

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GMS wins two new contracts

Offshore oilfield contractor Gulf Marine Services has been awarded two new contracts in the Middle East. 

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Repsol hits oil pay in Guyana well

Repsol has encountered oil at the Carapa-1 exploration well drilled on the Kanuku license offshore Guyana.

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Seadrill picks up two three-year jack-up extensions

Offshore drilling contractor Seadrill has secured a three-year contract for each of the AOD II and AOD III jack-up rigs.

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U.S. weekly offshore rig count slips to 23

The number of offshore rigs in the U.S. slipped to 23 units over the last week, according to weekly rig count ...

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Popular news December 23 - 29, 2019

Shell in large Australia discovery, Exxon finds more oil fires up Liza FPSO in Guyana, Allseas drops Nord Stream 2

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Saipem nets $1.7B in drilling contracts

Italian oilfield and renewables services firm Saipem has won offshore and onshore drilling contracts and extensions ...

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Wintershall Dea obtains drilling permit for appraisal well

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Wintershall Dea a drilling permit for an appraisal well located in ...

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Green light for Equinor's North Sea well

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

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U.S. offshore rig count rises to 24 units

The number of offshore rigs in the U.S. increased to 24 units over the last week, according to weekly rig count ...

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Total farms into Apache's Suriname offshore block

Noble Sam Croft drillship; Source: Noble Corporation

As Guyana has just become an oil-producing country with ExxonMobil reaching first oil at the Liza field over the ...

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Vår Energi selects Seadrill rig for Balder Future drilling

Norwegian oil company Vår Energi has chartered Seadrill's West Phoenix offshore drilling rig for operations at its ...

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Petrobras approves Sete Brasil settlement terms

Petrobras has approved an agreement with Sete Brasil related to a charter four and termination of contracts for 24 ...

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Equinor chooses 'Deepsea Atlantic' for three new wells

Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor has exercised three new wells for Odfjell Drilling's Deepsea Atlantic rig. 

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More Gulf of Mexico work for Pacific drillship

U.S. oil major Chevron has exercised an option for the Pacific Drilling-owned drillship Pacific Sharav, operating ...

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KS Energy lands another jack-up extension

Singapore's KS Energy has been awarded a contract extension for one of its jack-up drilling rigs for operations ...

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Equinor set to drill Mist well

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

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Liftboat specialist lifts EBITDA guidance on cost cuts

UAE-based liftboat provider GMS has increased its 2019 EBITDA guidance prior to closure of 2019 accounts on ...

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Aker BP extends Deepsea Nordkapp rig contract

The first one-year option will begin after the expiry of the two-year firm period in May 2021.

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Perenco cancels jack-up contract with Maersk Drilling

Oil and gas company Perenco has decided to cancel a jack-up drilling contract it has with Maersk Drilling, citing ...

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Shelf Drilling buys Maersk Completer jack-up rig

The rig has been stacked in Singapore since 2017.

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Aker BP gains drilling permit for Nidhogg well

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

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