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Shell Books Maersk Drillship for Four Wells Offshore Malaysia

Apr 07, 2021

Offshore drilling company Maersk Drilling has won a contract with Shell Malaysia for drillship Maersk Viking.Under the contract, the 7th generation drillship will drill four development wells at the Gumusut-Kakap field offshore Malaysia. The contract is expected to start in December 2021, with an estimated duration of 150 days. The firm contract value is approximately USD 34 million, including a mobilization fee…

Velesto Secures 7-well Drilling Deal with Shell in Malaysia

Apr 08, 2021

Oil major Shell has awarded an offshore drilling contract to Malaysian drilling company Velesto, for operations offshore Malaysia.Velesto will, for Shell's subsidiaries Sabah Shell Petroleum (based in Miri, Malaysia) and Sarawk Shell (in Kota Kinabalu…

Malaysia: ConocoPhillips Books Velesto Jack-Up Rig

Mar 26, 2021

Malaysian offshore drilling company Velesto said Friday it had secured a drilling contract with ConocoPhillips in Malaysia.The contract is for Velesto's jack-up drilling rig NAGA 7. The estimated value of the contract is around $8 million.Under the contract…

Offshore Drillers Noble Corporation, Pacific Drilling Agree to Merge

Mar 25, 2021

Offshore drilling companies Noble Corporation and Pacific Drilling said Thursday they'd entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Noble will acquire Pacific Drilling in an all-stock transaction.  'The definitive merger agreement…

Petronas Hires Velesto Jack-Up Rig Duo

Mar 24, 2021

Malaysian drilling contactor Velesto Drilling has won two offshore drilling rig contracts with Petronas Carigali.Under the contracts valued at $20.76 million in total, Petronas Carigali will hire Velesto's jack-up rigs Naga 2 and Naga 5.The Naga 2 jack-up…

Borr Drilling Wins New Rig Contracts, Extensions Worth $48M

Mar 24, 2021

Shallow water drilling rig contractor Borr Drilling said Wednesday it had entered into agreements potentially adding a total of $48 million over approximately 590 days to its rig contract backlog.For the jack-up rig 'Natt' Borr Drilling has…

Beach Energy Strikes Gas in Otway Basin, Offshore Australia

Mar 23, 2021

Australian oil and gas company Beach Energy said Monday it had made a gas discovery at the Artisan-1 exploration well located offshore Victoria Otway Basin in Australia.The Artisan 1 exploration well was spudded by the Diamond Offshore Ocean Onyx rig on February 23…

Offshore Drilling Market Poised for Growth, Rystad Says

Mar 23, 2021

Norwegian energy intelligence group Rystad Energy expects to see an increase in offshore wells drilled this year and the next one, compared to 2020, when the number was hit by low oil prices and the pandemic.Now, with oil and gas demand recovering supported by vaccinations and OPEC+ supply cuts…

Vantage Drilling to Manage Seadrill Partners' Rigs as Court Grants Approval

Mar 22, 2021

Offshore drilling contractor Vantage Drilling has received court approval for a previously proposed deal which entails Vantage managing some of the rigs owned by Seadrill Partners.Vantage said Friday it had has entered into a Framework Agreement…

Noble Corp. Nets New Rig Contracts, Extensions. Sees Uptick in Tender Activity

Mar 12, 2021

Offshore drilling contractor Noble Corporation has recently secured several drilling contracts and its CEO says there has been an uptick in tender activity in various markets.The company, which in February completed its financial restructuring…

Santos Books Noble Jack-Up to Drill Near Dorado Field in Australia

Mar 03, 2021

Australian oil company Santos has chartered the Noble Tom Prosser jackup drilling rig to drill the Pavo-1 and Apus-1 exploration wells, offshore W. Australia, Carnarvon Petroleum, a partner in the project has informed.The company, which is working…

Plugging the Hole

Mar 01, 2021

Sitting at 49% of the total cost of decommissioning, wells plugging and abandonment (P&A) has long been high on the hit-list on the decommissioning cost reduction agenda. It’s a task that has no returns on the cost to do it, and activity is increasing…

ADNOC Drilling Takes Delivery of Shelf Drilling Journey Jack-Up Rig

Feb 25, 2021

UAE-based ADNOC Drilling has taken delivery of the Shelf Drilling Journey jack-up drilling rig from Shelf Drilling, following the sale and purchase deal signed in December 2020.Offshore drilling contractor Shelf Drilling said Thursday that it had on February 24…

Carnarvon Gearing Up for Buffalo Drilling Start

Feb 15, 2021

Australian oil company Carnarvon Petroleum is gearing up to start drilling at its Buffalo oil field project, in the Timor Sea, offshore East Timor.The company has awarded the drilling management services to Petrofac, which will include completion of detailed well design…

South Korea's KNOC Hires Maersk Drilling's Drillship

Feb 08, 2021

South Korean national oil company KNOC has booked the Maersk Viking drillship to drill one exploration well in Block 6-1 offshore South Korea.Maersk Drilling, the owner of the offshore drilling rig, said Monday the would begin in June 2021, in direct continuation of the rig’s previous work scope…

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