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Four Steps to Successful Rig Intake

Sep 25, 2019

After a period of dormancy, drilling activity and rig utilization is up. Yet despite an increase in demand for rigs, there is still an oversupply. Few long-term fixtures, gaps in schedules and rigs moving between different regulatory regimes create new rig intake challenges.What does this mean for your rig intake strategy? Your preference may be to contract a hot rig, as the operational risks are significantly less when compared to contracting a rig which has been nonoperational…

Keppel O&M Turns Profitable in 2019

9 hours ago

Singapore's Keppel Corp. Offshore & Marine division posted a profit for the full year 2019 citing cost cuts and lower impairment costs.For the full year, Keppel O&M posted a net profit of S$10 million, a significant increase compared to a loss of S$109 in 2018…

Malaysian Stock Exchange to Delist Perisai

Jan 20, 2020

Malaysian offshore vessel and rig owner Perisai Petroleum Teknologi is about to get delisted after Bursa Malaysia decided to dismiss the company's request to give it more time to get its business in order.Perisai, which provides vessels and rig to the local oil and gas industry…

Pacific Drilling Must Pay $320M for Rig Order Cancellation

Jan 16, 2020

A London arbitration tribunal has ordered offshore drilling company Pacific Drilling to pay $320 million to Samsung Heavy Industries for a 2015 drillship order cancellation.Pacific Drilling had ordered the Pacific Zonda ultra-deepwater drillship from Samsung in 2013…

Keppel working on 3D-Printed Offshore Grade Steel

Jan 15, 2020

Singapore-based offshore rig builder Keppel O&M is working on a system that will enable it to 3D print offshore grade materials, to speed up production and lower cost. The company has teamed up with local university and research and technology…

Borr Drilling Takes Delivery of Newbuild Jack-Up From Keppel

Jan 15, 2020

Offshore drilling contractor has taken delivery of a newbuild jack-up rig from Singapore's Keppel. This is Keppel's first rig delivery in 2020.Keppel said Wednesday that the offshore drilling rig, named Heimdal, was built to Keppel's KFELS B…

Shelf Drilling Finds Work for Ex-Maersk Jack-Up

Jan 14, 2020

The U.S. oil major Chevron has chartered a Shelf Drilling jack-up drilling rig on a long-term deal. Chevron will use the rig in Thailand.Shelf Drilling said on Tuesday that Chevron Thailand had contracted the Shelf Drilling Enterprise jack-up unit…

Sapura Esperanza Extended in Malaysia

Jan 03, 2020

Oil and gas services firm Sapura Energy said it has been awarded a contract extension by Sarawak Shell Berhad / Sabah Shell Petroleum Company Limited, for the provision of a semi-submersible tender assist drilling rig, Sapura Esperanza.The contract…

Shelf Drilling Buys Jack-up Rig Maersk Completer

Dec 18, 2019

Maersk Drilling said it has agreed to sell the jack-up rig Maersk Completer to a subsidiary of Shelf Drilling for $38 million in cash as the Danish-based offshore drilling contractor seeks to concentrate its efforts on harsh environment activities in the North Sea…

Temasek Bids $3 Bln for Control of Keppel

Oct 21, 2019

Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings is offering to buy control of conglomerate Keppel Corp in a S$4.1 billion ($3 billion) deal that could hasten a consolidation in the rig building sector which is battling the effects of low oil prices…

US Rig Count Slides

Sep 13, 2019

U.S. energy firms this week reduced the number of oil rigs operating for a fourth week in a row as producers cut spending, leading to slower growth in crude output.Drillers cut five oil rigs in the week to Sept. 13, bringing the total count down to 733…

Naquin Join HENDERSON

Aug 27, 2019

Drilling rigs and equipment firm HENDERSON said it has named Chris Naquin as senior business development manager.His job responsibilities will include building and maintaining relationships with drilling contractors to service their fabrication…

US Drillers Add Oil Rigs

Aug 16, 2019

U.S. energy firms this week increased the number of oil rigs operating for the first time in seven weeks despite plans by most producers to cut spending on new drilling this year.Companies added six oil rigs in the week to Aug. 16, the biggest increase since April…

US Drillers Add Rigs

Jun 28, 2019

U.S. energy firms this week increased the number of oil rigs operating for a second week in a row with oil futures up about 12% over the past couple of weeks despite plans by most producers to cut spending on new drilling this year.The rig count…

BP Rig Arrives On Site Despite Protests

Jun 19, 2019

A BP drilling rig reached its destination in the North Sea on Wednesday after 11 days of delays due to Greenpeace protests over climate change, the activist group said.The 40,000-metric-ton Paul Loyd JNR left Cromarty Firth, north of Inverness…

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