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CIMC confirms Bluewhale I rig deal with CNOOC

China's CIMC Raffles has confirmed it has signed a two-year contract with CNOOC for the lease of the giant ...

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Aker BP drills duster in North Sea

Norwegian oil and gas player Aker BP has failed to find hydrocarbons after drilling a wildcat well in the North Sea.

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Vantage Drilling's net loss deepens

Offshore drilling company Vantage Drilling International saw its net loss deepen in the first quarter of 2019.

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Qatar Petroleum hires two Northern newbuild jack-ups

Drilling contractor Northern Offshore has signed Letters of Award for two long-term contracts for its newbuild ...

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Eni hits gas in Akoma prospect offshore Ghana

Italian oil and gas company Eni has made a gas and condensate discovery in CTP-Block 4, offshore Ghana.

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Shelf Drilling, China Merchants wrap-up four-rig transaction

Jack-up rig operator Shelf Drilling has completed the previously announced transaction to buy two newbuild jack-ups ...

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Prosafe swings to loss

Safe Zephyrus

Offshore accommodation rigs operator Prosafe booked a loss in the first quarter of the year as its revenues ...

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Aker BP to drill North Sea well duo with 'Deepsea Stavanger'

Norwegian E&P player Aker BP has received consents from the PSA to drill two exploration wells off Norway, using ...

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Breaches of regulations found after 'West Hercules' incident

Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has completed its investigation of the incident on West Hercules rig on ...

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Maersk Drilling to convert 'Maersk Intrepid' to hybrid rig

Danish offshore driller Maersk Drilling has made plans to launch what it says will be the first hybrid, ...

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Worldwide offshore rig count in April up 62 rigs Y-o-Y

The worldwide offshore rig count in April 2019 increased by 5 units sequentially and by 62 rigs year-over-year, ...

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Shelf Drilling directors OK equity issue for CM rig deal

Jack-up rig specialist Shelf Drilling’s board of directors has approved a share issuance in relation to the ...

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JDC: Premier Oil spuds Indonesia offshore well

Premier Oil has started drilling an offshore well in Indonesia using the Hakuryu-11 jack-up drilling rig.

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IOG eyes Maersk rig for Harvey well

Independent Oil and Gas (IOG) has made progress with preparations to drill the high-impact Harvey appraisal well ...

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Talos spuds Bulleit appraisal well

Talos Energy has started drilling the Bulleit appraisal well in Green Canyon 21 in the Gulf of Mexico using the ...

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GustoMSC delivers Chela crane to Maersk Drilling

GustoMSC, the developer of the Chela crane, has transferred the multi-functional arm to Danish offshore driller ...

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Shell exercises two options for WilPhoenix rig

Shell has given notice of its intention to Awilco Drilling to exercise two options under the WilPhoenix ...

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ExxonMobil, Hess sanction Liza Phase 2 development

Partners in the Liza Phase 2 Development Offshore Guyana - ExxonMobil and Hess - have made a final investment ...

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Island Drilling bags rig contract with Faroe

Offshore driller Island Drilling Company has been awarded a contract with Faroe Petroleum Norge to drill one well ...

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Azinor commits to drill two UK wells in 2020

Azinor Catalyst Limited has committed to the Oil and Gas Authority to the drilling of two wells in 2020. These two ...

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Equinor cleared to use West Hercules rig on Sputnik

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

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Santos spuds Dorado appraisal well

Australian energy company Santos has started drilling the Dorado-2 appraisal well located offshore Western Australia. 

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Green light for OMV to use 'Deepsea Bergen' in Norwegian Sea

OMV has received consent from the PSA for exploration drilling in the Norwegian Sea using the Deepsea Bergen ...

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Axess Group completes Transocean rig inspection

Axess Group’s North Sea division has carried out its first special periodic survey on the Transocean 712 ...

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Borr's talks for two rig contracts come to naught

Offshore drilling contractor Borr Drilling has received cancellations of two letters of intent for jack-up rigs, ...

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Equinor gains consent for North Sea exploration drilling

Norwegian oil major Equinor has received consent from the offshore safety body, the Petroleum Safety Authority ...

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QP takes 8 rigs for North Field Expansion project

Qatar Petroleum has awarded contracts for a total of eight offshore jack-up drilling rigs required for the North ...

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