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Akastor’s Subsidiary Wins $101M Case Against Seatrium's Jurong Shipyard

Apr 18, 2024

MHWirth, a subsidiary of Norwegian oil services investment firm Akastor, has received an arbitration award issued by a tribunal in a dispute with Seatrium’s subsidiary Jurong Shipyard over the termination of four drilling rig unit contracts.As part of the ruling, MHW has been awarded an amount of $101 million as payment of termination fees.In addition, MHW has been made eligible for the reimbursement of legal costs and certain suspension costs (totaling about $7 million)…

Are North Sea Jack-Ups Set for Flat 2024?

Feb 21, 2024

Global jack-up marketed utilization has been on an upward trajectory since 2017, reaching its peak of 94% at the end of 2023. However, the outlook for the year ahead looks somewhat flat, though there is still time for new demand.The North Sea jack-up market has improved year-on-year since 2017…

Valeura Energy Concludes Infill Drilling Campaign offshore Thailand

Dec 21, 2023

Valeura Energy has completed an infill drilling campaign at its Nong Yao oil field offshore Gulf of Thailand, where it holds a 90% operated working interest.The company has drilled four wells at the Nong Yao A wellhead processing platform, including…

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…

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…

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…

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)…

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…

Velesto Unveils PTTEP Jack-up Drilling Deal

Jul 11, 2023

Malaysian firm Velesto Drilling, a subsidiary of Velesto Energy, has secured a contract from the Thai-based oil firm PTTEP to provide a jack-up drilling rig for its offshore drilling program in Malaysia.In a statement on Tuesday, July 11, 2023…

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