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Drilling Contract Terminated for Sunken Jack-up Rig in Malaysia

Sep 17, 2021

Malaysian offshore drilling contractor Velesto has confirmed that the $8 million contract with ConocoPhillips for its Naga 7 jack-up rig that sank off Malaysia in May is now officially terminated.Naga 7 sank on May 3, while gearing up to start drilling for ConocoPhillips off Malaysia. The incident happened after one of the rig’s legs penetrated into the soil formation while jacking up at Salam-3 well off the coast of Sarawak…

Helmerich & Payne to Invest $100M in ADNOC Drilling IPO

Sep 08, 2021

U.S. contract oil and gas driller Helmerich & Payne (H&P) will invest $100 million in the initial public offering (IPO) of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company's drilling unit, the companies said in a joint statement.The cornerstone investment by…

ADNOC to Sell 7.5% Stake in Drilling Unit's IPO

Sep 07, 2021

ADNOC Drilling said on Monday it intended to list on the Abu Dhabi bourse, with its parent company Abu Dhabi National Oil Co (ADNOC) selling a minimum 7.5% stake in an initial public offering (IPO).This is the second public flotation of a company…

Australia: Western Gas Finds Drilling Partner for Sasanof-1 Offshore Well

Sep 07, 2021

Australian oil and gas company Western Gas, the operator of the offshore Exploration Permit WA-519-P in W. Australia, has found a partner to fund part of the drilling costs for the Sasanof-1 offshore exploration well.The partner is the ASX-listed Global Oil and Gas Limited…

Empyrean to Drill at 'World-class' Jade Prospect Using COSL Rig

Sep 02, 2021

Chinese offshore drilling company COSL is set to sign an integrated drilling contract with Empyrean Energy to drill the Jade exploration well on Block 29/11, offshore China. The drilling is expected to start in December, Empyrean said Thursday…

Borr Drilling Wins Drilling Work in Southeast Asia

Sep 02, 2021

Offshore drilling company Borr Drilling said Thursday it had secured a letter of award for its jack-up drilling rig Mist.The deal is with an unnamed operator in Southeast Asia, and the drilling program is set to begin in November 2021.Subject to final confirmation…

Carnarvon Hires Valaris Jack-Up Rig for Buffalo Well in Timor Sea

Sep 02, 2021

Australian oil and gas company Carnarvon Petroleum has hired Valaris JU-107 jack-up drilling rig to drill the Buffalo-10 well in the Timor Sea.'The drilling operations are expected to commence once the rig has completed its current operations…

ADES to Buy Four Noble Corp. Jack-up Rigs with Saudi Aramco Contracts

Aug 26, 2021

Offshore drilling firm Noble Corporation will sell four jack-up drilling rigs to drilling company ADES for $292 million. Noble Corp, which recently acquired Pacific Drilling, expects to generate around $285 million in cash from the ADES transaction net of fees…

Borr Drilling Secures More Work for Jack-up Rig in Malaysia

Aug 11, 2021

Oslo-listed drilling firm Borr Drilling has secured a Letter of Award for its jack-up drilling rig 'Gunnlod' from an undisclosed operator in Malaysia. The drilling campaign is expected to start in the fourth quarter of 2021 in direct continuation…

Sapura Hires Halliburton for Offshore Drilling Services Support

Aug 11, 2021

Malaysian offshore drilling contractor Sapura Drilling has awarded oilfield services giant Halliburton an offshore integrated contract.Sapura Drilling will, with Halliburton as its technical partner, execute an Integrated Rig Drilling Completion…

Market Report: 'Transformation' on the Horizon in the Offshore Rig Market

Aug 02, 2021

The offshore drilling rig market is showing remarkable signs of recovery despite having faced severe headwinds of late. Throw the “green” rig revolution and further consolidation into the mix, and the next few years could be a period of real transformation for the industry…

Pharos Wraps Seismic Survey Off Vietnam. Eyes Drilling Partner

Jul 30, 2021

Pharos Energy said Thursday it had completed its 3D seismic program on the western part of Block 125 in the Phu Khanh Basin, 'the last unexplored frontier offshore Vietnam.' The company hopes the data will help it attract a drilling partner…

Sapura Energy Nets $284M in Offshore Contracts

Jul 23, 2021

Malaysia's offshore services firm Sapura Energy has won new contracts worth RM1.2 billion (around $284 million) in its Engineering and Construction (E&C), Operations and Maintenance (O&M) and Drilling divisions.In Engineering & Construction…

Buyers Reportedly Line-up for a Crack at Seadrill

Jul 20, 2021

Noble Corp and a consortium that includes Transocean Ltd and Dolphin Drilling are competing to acquire the assets of Seadrill Ltd, the bankrupt offshore oil driller controlled by Norwegian-born tycoon John Fredriksen, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday…

UAE: ADNOC Awards Deals Worth $763.7M to Schlumberger, ADNOC Drilling, Halliburton

Jul 14, 2021

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) on Wednesday announced awards of  $763.7 worth of contracts to Schlumberger, ADNOC Drilling, and Halliburton for integrated rigless services across six of its artificial islands in the Upper Zakum and Satah Al Razboot (SARB) fields…

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