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INPEX Books HAKURYU-5 Semi-submersible Drilling Rig for Japan Offshore Drilling Project

Jan 24, 2022

Japanese oil and gas company INPEX has hired the HAKURYU-5 semi-submersible drilling rig for operations in Japan.The Mitsubishi MD 501 propulsion-assisted semi-submersible drilling rig will be deployed offshore San-in, Japan. JDC did not share any details on the agreed day rate…

Rig on the Move: Carnarvon Energy Set to Spud Buffalo-10 Well in Timor Sea

Dec 22, 2021

After weeks of delays, Australian oil and gas company Carnarvon Energy has informed that the Valaris JU-107 jack-up drilling rig is now being mobilized to the Buffalo-10 location, in the Timor Sea, with the drilling operation expected to start 'within a week…

ADES to Buy Three Jack-up Rigs from Vantage Drilling for $170M

Dec 21, 2021

Offshore drilling firm Vantage Drilling has agreed to sell its subsidiary Emerald Driller Company (“EDC”) to ADES for $170,000,000 in cash subject to certain adjustments. EDC is the owner of the Emerald Driller jackup rig, which is operating in Qatar…

Borr Drilling Secures Work for Two Jack-Up Rigs

Dec 17, 2021

Jack-up drilling rig contractor Borr Drilling has won a contract with BW Energy for its jack-up drilling rig Norve for work in Gabon. The contract is scheduled to start in the second half of 2022 after the completion of the rig's current contract…

HMH to Deliver Pressure Control System for GMGS Drillship

Dec 14, 2021

Offshore drilling solutions provider HMH has been awarded the contract to deliver a pressure control system to Guangzhou Marine Geological Survey (GMGS) drillship.The system will comprise of a blowout preventer (BOP) stack, including the new SeaONYX V…

Samsung Heavy Industries Finds Buyer for Drillship Ordered in 2014

Dec 02, 2021

South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries said Wednesday it had found a buyer for a drillship originally ordered in 2014.The company said the drillship had been sold to a European drilling company, without sharing the identity of the buyer…

Singapore's Temasek Working with Portfolio Firms in Green Transition

Dec 02, 2021

Singapore state investor Temasek is working with its portfolio companies to help them become more green as advancing sustainability goals becomes the new normal, the firm's chief sustainability officer said on Thursday.Temasek, with a portfolio valued at S$381 billion ($278…

China Told Indonesia to Stop Drilling for Oil and Gas in Disputed South China Sea Area

Dec 02, 2021

China told Indonesia to stop drilling for oil and natural gas in maritime territory that both countries regard as their own during a months-long standoff in the South China Sea earlier this year, four people familiar with the matter told Reuters…

Aquaterra Energy Assists with BW Energy's Jack-Up Rig Conversion

Nov 10, 2021

Offshore energy industry engineering firm Aquaterra Energy has won a $4.4 million contract with BW Energy for delivery of multiple conductors tensioning units for the repurposing of the Hibiscus Alpha jack-up rig to an offshore installation (OI)…

JDC's Jack-up Starts Drilling Off Vietnam

Nov 09, 2021

Japanese offshore drilling firm Japan Drilling Company has said that one of its jack-up drilling rigs has started a drilling operation in Vietnam.The rig, HAKURYU-11 rig has kicked off the drilling operation based on a subcontract with PetroVietnam Drilling & Well Services Corporation…

Noble Corp. Sells Four Jack-up Rigs to ADES

Nov 04, 2021

Offshore drilling company Noble Corporation has completed the sale of four jack-up drilling rigs in Saudi Arabia to drilling firm ADES.The companies first announced the sale and purchase deal for the rigs Noble Roger Lewis, Noble Scott Marks…

Dolphin Drilling Secures Marketing Rights for Keppel's 7th Gen. Semi-sub Rigs

Oct 28, 2021

In a deal with Singapore's offshore rig builder Keppel Fels, offshore drilling contractor Dolphin Drilling said it has secured the marketing rights for the KFELS Moss Maritime CS60 ECO MW semi-submersible drilling rigs.While the drilling company did not explicitly say it…

Upgrading Offshore Rig DP Systems Could Cut CO2 Emissions by 5,000t a Year, ADC Energy Says

Oct 25, 2021

ADC Energy, an Aberdeen-based offshore rig inspection firm, has announced the completion of a trial with 'a major rig owner' that found that an upgrade to Dynamically Positioned (DP) rigs power systems can reduce carbon emissions by nearly 5…

Aquadrill Nets Two-well Offshore Drilling Deal in Indonesia

Oct 13, 2021

Offshore drilling firm Aquadrill - ex-Seadrill Partners - has secured a contract for its Capella drillship in Indonesia.The MPD outfitted 6th generation drillship, managed by Vantage Holdings International, will drill two wells, with an option for two more…

Malaysia: Icon Offshore Wins More Work for Jack-Up Drilling Rig

Sep 29, 2021

Malaysia's Icon Offshore Berhad has said it has received a letter of award from a 'Petroleum Arrangement Contractor (PAC),' exercising drilling contract extension options for a jack-up drilling rig.The rig is owned by Icon offshore's subsidiary Perisai Offshore…

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