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ADNOC Says Breaks World Record for Longest Oil and Gas Well Drilled

Oct 20, 2022

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) said Thursday it had set a new world record for the longest oil and gas well, at its Upper Zakum offshore concession.'Stretching 50,000 feet [15240 meters], the well is around 800 feet [243.84 meters] longer…

Keppel, Borr Drilling Strike Deal on Delivery Schedule for Five Jack-up Rigs

Oct 12, 2022

Singapore's Keppel said on Wednesday that it had reached a deal with the offshore drilling company Borr Drilling over the delivery schedule for five jack-up rigs ordered previously by Borr Drilling.The rig builder had in 2020 and 2021 agreed…

Arabian Drilling Set to Raise over $700M in IPO

Oct 12, 2022

Arabian Drilling Company, a Saudi oilfield services firm, said on Tuesday it will price its initial public offering at 100 riyals a share and is set to raise 2.67 billion riyals ($710.58 million).The final price is at the top end of a price range announced last month…

ADNOC Drilling Bags $1.53B Offshore Drilling Contract

Oct 10, 2022

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has awarded a $1.53 billion (AED 5.62 billion) contract to ADNOC Drilling, to expand ADNOC’s offshore operations and its objective to increase oil and gas production.ADNOC offshore division ADNOC Offshore awarded the two-year contract…

Valeura Energy Books Jack-up Rig for Wassana Oil Field Drilling

Oct 06, 2022

Valeura Energy, an oil and gas company with assets offshore in the Gulf of Thailand and the Thrace Basin of Turkey, has agreed with Petrovietnam Drilling and Well Service Corporation to charter the PV Drilling I jack-up drilling rig to support its Gulf of Thailand operations in 2023…

Lamprell, IMI Load Out Second Newbuild Jack-up Rig

Oct 05, 2022

Offshore energy engineering and construction services firm Lamprell and International Maritime Industries (IMI) on Tuesday announced the completion of the load-out and float-off of the second jackup drilling unit being constructed for IMI.The…

Petronas Taps ADC Energy for Offshore Rig Inspection Services

Oct 04, 2022

Aberdeen-basead ADC Energy has, through its local partner in Malaysia, Onyx, secured a three-year contract to deliver its rig integrity and inspection services to Petronas Carigali, a subsidiary of Petronas.The scope of work ADC Energy will…

Maersk Drilling Secures Work for Maersk Viking Rig in Malaysia

Sep 26, 2022

Maersk Drilling has secured a contract extension with Sarawak Shell Berhad and Sabah Shell Petroleum Co Ltd (SSB/SSPC) for the Maersk Viking drillship in Malaysia. The drillship will also work for PTTEP.Shell's Malaysian subsidiaries have have…

Inpex Books Ocean Apex Rig for Drilling Offshore Australia

Sep 01, 2022

Offshore drilling company Diamond Offshore Drilling has secured a contract for its Ocean Apex rig with Inpex in Australia. Inpex, based in Japan, will use the rig on the Northwest Shelf of Australia. The new contract covers two wells and is…

Australia: Santos Limits Barossa Gas Drilling Pending Court Decision

Aug 26, 2022

Santos Ltd has agreed to pause some drilling on the Barossa gas project in waters off northern Australia pending a court decision on a challenge by a group of Indigenous land owners seeking to stop the $3.5 billion project.Hearings on the case concluded on Friday at the Federal Court in Darwin…

Velesto Upgrades Two Jack-Up Rigs

Aug 10, 2022

Malaysian offshore drilling firm Velesto said Wednesday it had completed 'the offline capabilities upgrading works' for NAGA 5 and NAGA 6, making the two rigs - the first Malaysian jack-up drilling rigs to be equipped with offline capabilities…

Shelf Drilling Lands ONGC Work

Jul 29, 2022

Dubai based jackup operator Shelf Drilling has been awarded a three-year contract for with India's Oil and Natural Gas Corporation for work on the Mumbai High. The contract is for the C.E. Thornton jack-up rig, with planned start-up of operations is Q2 2023…

Valaris' Semi-Sub Reaches Santos' Barossa Gas Field

Jul 20, 2022

Offshore drilling firm Valaris said Tuesday that its Valaris MS-1 semi-submersible drilling rig had reached Santos' Barossa gas field offshore Australia.'On July 16, the VALARIS MS-1 completed the tow from Dampier to the Barossa Field offshore…

Mubadala Petroleum Books Borr Drilling Jack-up Rig

Jul 15, 2022

Offshore drilling contractor Borr Drilling has secured a binding Letter of Award for its jack-up drilling rig Mist.The deal is with the Abu Dhabi-based Mubadala Petroleum for drilling in Thailand. The contract length has an estimated duration of 210 days…

Shelf Drilling Takes Delivery of 2008-built Aban Offshore Jack-up Rig

Jul 13, 2022

Oslo-listed offshore drilling contractor Shelf Drilling has taken delivery of the Deep Driller 7 jack-up drilling rig.Shelf Drilling bought the rig from the Indian offshore drilling firm Aban Offshore. The deal was first announced in mid-June…

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