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Shelf Drilling Sells Jack-Up Rig to ADNOC for $77.6M

Dec 21, 2020

Oslo-listed offshore drilling company Shelf Drilling has agreed to sell a jack-up drilling rig to UAE-based ADNOC Drilling.Under the agreement, ADNOC Drilling, a drilling subsidiary of UAE's national oil company ADNOC, will buy Shelf Drilling's Shelf Drilling Journey jack-up drilling unit.ADNOC Drilling will pay $77.6 million. 'The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, and the rig is expected to be delivered during the first quarter of 2021…

ADNOC Cuts Short Two Shelf Drilling Rig Contracts

Jan 18, 2021

UAE-based firm ADNOC Drilling has decided on the early termination of two jack-up rig contracts with drilling contractor Shelf Drilling.Shelf Drilling, a company with one of the largest jack-up rig fleets in the world, said Monday that the customer…

Eni Hires PV Drilling VI Jack-Up for Drilling Offshore Vietnam

Jan 05, 2021

Vietnamese offshore drilling company PV Drilling has recently signed a contract with Italian oil giant Eni for the supply of its PV Drilling VI jack-up rig.The contract, with Eni Vietnam, is for the oil company's 2021 drilling campaign, scheduled to start in early January off the coast of Vietnam…

UAE: GMS Bags Extensions for Jack-Up Duo

Dec 21, 2020

Gulf Marine Services, a provider of jack-up service vessels for the offshore energy industry, has secured contract extensions for two of its units.GMS said Monday the contract extensions, totalling 13 months, were for two K-Class vessels, 'at day rates in line with expectations…

MHWirth to Deliver $80M Drilling Equipment Package for Chinese Drillship

Dec 21, 2020

Drilling solutions provider MHWirth has secured an order to deliver a drilling equipment package for a Chinese drillship.The company, part of Norway's Akastor, will deliver drilling equipment for China's Guangzhou Marine Geological Survey (GMGS)…

CIMC Gretha SSCV En Route Back to China

Nov 19, 2020

China's CIMC Raffles has informed that the CIMC Gretha semi-submersible crane vessel  left Curacao earlier this month and is on its way back 'home' to China.'CIMC Gretha, the semi-submersible platform managed by CIMC Raffles Asset Management Company…

Shell Extends Maersk Drillship Contract in Brunei

Nov 16, 2020

Less than a week after it was announced that Shell would hire the Maersk Viking drillship for one well off Brunei, the oil company has now decided to exercise the extension option to add one more exploration well to the work scope.The contract extension has an estimated duration of 35 days…

Shell Books Maersk Viking Drillship for Brunei Offshore Well

Nov 11, 2020

Danish offshore drilling firm Maersk Drilling has secured a drilling contract for its Maersk Viking drillship with Shell in Brunei.Brunei Shell Petroleum Company will use the 227 meters long 7th generation drilling rig to drill one deepwater exploration well offshore Brunei Darussalam…

Pertamina Awards More Work for JDC Jack-up Rig Hakuryu-14

Nov 05, 2020

Indonesian oil and gas company PT Pertamina Hulu Mahakam has awarded a 1.5-year contract to Japan Drilling Co. (JDC) for the use of the jack-up drilling rig 'HAKURYU-14'.PT Pertamina Hulu Mahakam will use the rig on the Mahakam Block, offshore IndonesiaApart from the firm 1…

Lamprell Nets Engineering Design Services Deal in Saudi Arabia

Nov 02, 2020

Offshore rig builder Lamprell has won an engineering design services contract with Saudi Arabia's International Maritime Industries (IMI).Lamprell said the work would form an integral part of IMI's 2030 new build rig program; supporting the…

BP Spuds Ironbark-1 Well Offshore Australia

Nov 02, 2020

BP has started drilling at the Ironbark-1 exploration well in the WA-359-P in the Carnarvon Basin, offshore Western Australia.According to Cue Energy, a partner in the project, the drilling started at 07:30hrs (AWST) on 31 October 2020. BP is…

Offshore Drilling: Floaters Set for Another Round of Scrapping?

Oct 26, 2020

Up to a quarter of the active floating drilling rig fleet - drillship and semi-submersibles - could be scrapped, as the demand, which had never recovered from the previous downturn, is now expected to remain under pressure 'until 2022,' Rystad Energy…

Pacific Drilling Can't Appeal Samsung Drillship Case Ruling

Oct 23, 2020

Offshore drilling contractor Pacific Drilling can't appeal the ruling under which it was in January ordered to pay $320 million to Samsung Heavy Industry for a 2015 drillship order cancellation.Pacific Drilling had placed the order for the Pacific…

Energy Enticer Jack-Up Rig Starts Drilling in Qatar

Oct 15, 2020

Jack-up drilling contractor Northern Offshore has said that its Energy Enticer jack-up rig has started drilling operation with Qatargas in Qatar.The GustoMSC CJ50 design jack-up rig mobilized to Qatar Petroleum's North Field in early September 2020 despite recent global industry challenges…

BP Gearing Up to Spud Ironbark-1 Well as Ocean Apex Rig Delivered

Oct 12, 2020

Oil major BP has taken over the Ocean Apex semi-submersible drilling rig in preparation for the spud of the Ironbark-1 well offshore W. Australia. Ironbark is estimated to contain 15tcf of prospective recoverable gas resource.The offshore drilling rig…

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