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Lamprell Delivers Newbuild Jack-up Rig 'Kingdom 1' to IMI

Nov 10, 2023

Offshore energy engineering and construction services company Lamprell said Friday it had delivered the first of two new build jack-up rigs to its client, International Maritime Industries (IMI). The jack-up rig, Kingdom 1, which has been built collaboratively between ARO, IMI, and Lamprell, is based on the LeTourneau Super 116E design. The rig features high-specification offshore drilling technology…

ABL to Provide Marine Warranty Survey Services for Malaysian Drilling Rig Firm

Nov 06, 2023

Energy and marine consultancy ABL said Monday it had won a contract with offshore drilling firm Velesto Drilling to provide marine warranty survey (MWS) services relating to the rig operator’s rig moves offshore Malaysia.ABL will also support Velesto Drilling with rig moves to adjacent countries…

Israel Awards Gas Exploration Licenses to Eni, BP and Four Others

Oct 30, 2023

Israel's Energy Ministry said on Sunday it had awarded 12 licenses to six companies to explore for natural gas off the country's Mediterranean coast, aiming to create more competition and diversify suppliers.The license awards, which came as the Israel-Hamas conflict entered its fourth week…

ARO Drilling Secures Financing for Two Newbuild Jack-up Rigs

Oct 26, 2023

Offshore drilling firm ARO Drilling (“ARO”), a 50/50 joint venture between Valaris and Aramco, has secured financing for its first two newbuild jack-up drilling rigs, Kingdom 1 and 2.According to Valaris, ARO secured 'attractive' financing,…

Transocean's Quarterly Rig Fleet Report: $745 Million in Drilling Contracts Secured

Oct 19, 2023

Deepwater drilling contractor Transocean shared Thursday its quarterly offshore rig fleet status report, in which it said it had secured $745 million worth of drilling contracts.During the period, the company secured contracts for three drillships: Dhirubhai Deepwater KG1…

Dolphin Drilling Wins Letter of Award for Offshore Drilling Project in India

Oct 19, 2023

Offshore drilling contractor Dolphin Drilling said Thursday it had received a Letter of Award (LOA) for a drilling campaign from Oil India Limited for a 14-month firm period, with another 7-month extension option.This follows Dolphin Drilling's mid-September announcement…

Saudi-listed ADES Holding Shares Soar in Debut Despite Weak Market

Oct 11, 2023

Shares of oil and gas driller ADES Holding climbed almost 30% above its listing price on its market debut in Riyadh on Wednesday after raising $1.22 billion in an initial public offering last month. The shares outperformed the wider Saudi market…

COSL to Buy Four New Jack-Up Drilling Rigs for $445M

Sep 22, 2023

China-based offshore drilling contractor China Oilfield Services Limited (COSL) said this week it had agreed to buy four jack-up drilling rigs from Dalian Shipbuilding Offshore.COSL's subsidiaries have agreed to buy four JU2000E jack-up drilling rigs at a total contract price of RMB3…

PIF-backed Oil and Gas Driller ADES Expected to Price IPO at Top of Range

Sep 14, 2023

Oil and gas driller ADES Holding is expected to price its initial public offering (IPO) at the top of a range announced this week, one of the banks on the deal said on Thursday.The company backed by Saudi Arabia's PIF sovereign wealth fund is expected to price its shares at 13…

Longboat Energy Expands Stake in Block 2A Offshore Sarawak with Topaz Acquisition

Sep 13, 2023

Longboat Energy, an E&P company active in Norway and Malaysia, has agreed to acquire privately held Topaz Number One Limited ('Topaz'), increasing its working interest in the Production Sharing Contract over Block 2A offshore Sarawak, Malaysia ('Block 2A') to 52…

Oil and Gas Driller ADES Holding Starts Marketing IPO to Institutional Investors

Sep 11, 2023

Oil and gas driller ADES Holding, backed by Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund, began marketing its initial public offering on Sunday, seeking 12.50 riyals to 13.50 riyals a share.ADES plans to raise as much as 4.57 billion riyals ($1.22 billion)…

Transocean Awarded $222 Million Drillship Contract

Aug 31, 2023

Offshore drilling contractor Transocean announced it has been awarded a $222 million contract for one of its ultra-deepwater drillships to go to work offshore India.India's state-controlled Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd awarded the binding…

Jadestone Energy Chooses Velesto Drilling Rig for East Belumunt Offshore Drilling Campaign

Aug 16, 2023

Malaysian drilling contractor Velesto Drilling revealed Wednesday it had secured an offshore drilling rig contract with Jadestone Energy. Under the contract, Velesto Drilling is providing a jack-up drilling rig for the East Belumunt field infill drilling program…

Borr Drilling's Backlog Increased by 421 Days with New Jack-up Rig Deals

Aug 01, 2023

Jack-up drilling rig contractor Borr Drilling said Monday it had secured two letters of award ('LOA') for its premium jack-up drilling rigs 'Gerd' and 'Thor.'These awards increase the company's firm backlog by approximately 421 days, excluding optional periods…

Kuwait to Drill Durra Field before Iran Border Demarcation

Jul 27, 2023

Kuwait oil minister Saad Al Barrak told SkyNews Arabia on Thursday that his country will start drilling and begin production at the Durra gas field without waiting for border demarcation with Iran. Al Barrak has previously said that Kuwait and…

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