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Demand for FSRUs Soars as Europe Works to Cut Reliance on Russian Gas

Jun 21, 2022

Following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, European countries have escalated efforts to wean themselves off Russian gas. FSRUs increasingly are in demand to fill the gap.Following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, European countries have escalated efforts to wean themselves off Russian gas…

Shelf Drilling to Buy Aban Offshore's Jack-up Rig for $30M

Jun 18, 2022

Jack-up drilling rig specialist Shelf Drilling has agreed to buy the Deep Driller 7 jack-up drilling rig from the Indian offshore drilling company Aban Offshore. Shelf Drilling will pay $30 million for the 2008-built jack-up drilling unit. The rig is of Baker Marine Pacific Class 375 design…

Deepwater Drilling: Venus Puts Southern Africa in the Spotlight

Jun 17, 2022

Shell's and TotalEnergies' Graff and Venus deepwater discoveries off Namibia have put southern Africa under the exploration spotlight. With deepwater offering high productivity reserves, it's a spotlight that's likely to linger for a few years yet…

Maersk Drilling Drillship Wins Shell's Floater Rig of the Year Award

Jun 17, 2022

Oil major Shell has named Maersk Drilling's Maersk Viking drillship its 2021 Global Rig of the Year in the Floater Category, in recognition of the drillship’s performance during its time in Brunei Darussalam.'Maersk Viking commenced a two-well…

After Jade Dud, Empyrean Pins Hopes on Topaz Offshore Prospect in China

Jun 10, 2022

Oil and gas company Empyrean Energy, which recently suffered a disappointment when its closely watched 'world-class' Jade offshore well in China came up dry, said Friday it had decided to give it another go and drill the Topaz well, located in the same Block 29/11…

No Oil, Gas Found at Closely Watched Exploration Well off W. Australia

Jun 06, 2022

Western Gas said on Monday its Sasanof-1 exploration well off Western Australia found no hydrocarbons, in a big disappointment for one of the most closely watched drilling campaigns in Australia this year.Ahead of drilling, the Sasanof prospect…

Western Gas Spuds Sasanof Well, Offshore W. Australia

May 27, 2022

Australian oil and gas company Western Gas has started drilling the Sasanof-1 exploration well offshore W. Australia, using Valaris' MS-1 semi-submersible offshore drilling rig.Western Gas said Friday that the well had been spudded with the jetting of the 36” conductor at a water depth 1068…

Keppel O&M Secures Three-year Bareboat Charters for Jack-up Rig Duo

May 24, 2022

Singapore's Keppel Offshore & Marine has secured bareboat charters for two KFELS B Class rigs to be deployed in the Middle East.The shallow-water drilling rigs will go on a charter with an unnamed drilling firm in the Middle East. Keppel said the charterer was  'an established drilling company…

Valaris MS-1 Offshore Drilling Rig Reaches Sasanof-1 Well Site

May 23, 2022

The MS-1 semi-submersible offshore drilling rig has arrived at the Sasanof-1 exploration well location on the North West Shelf, off Australia, the oil and gas company Western Gas, the Sasanof license holder, said Monday.The drilling rig completed…

Borr Drilling Finds More Work for Saga Jack-up Drilling Rig

May 18, 2022

Oslo-listed offshore drilling firm Borr Drilling has won a binding Letter of Award for its jack-up drilling rig 'Saga' from an undisclosed operator in Southeast Asia.The drilling program is expected to start in Q4 2022, in direct continuation of the current contract…

Jack-up Rig Utilization, Pricing to Hit Pre-pandemic Levels in 2022, Shelf Drilling CEO Says

May 13, 2022

Tendering activity for jack-up drilling rigs continues to improve, especially in the past two months, with global utilization expected to hit pre-pandemic levels in 2022.This is according to David Mullen, CEO of shallow-water oil and gas drilling rig contractor Shelf Drilling…

Sasanof-1 Drilling: Rig Preps, Checks Underway ahead of Offshore Mobilization, Western Gas Says

May 12, 2022

Valaris' MS-1 semi-submersible drilling rig, currently anchored in the Dampier outer harbor in Australia, is on schedule to start tow to the Western Gas' Sasanof-1 location on Monday, May 16, 2022, the oil and gas company said Thursday. 'Western…

SapuraOMV Spuds Kanga-1 Well Offshore W. Australia

May 10, 2022

SapuraOMV has started drilling at the Kanga-1 well in the WA-412-P offshore license in Western Australia, Finder Energy, a partner in the project said Tuesday.The well is located in the Dampier Sub-basin, around 20 km east of the Mutineer/Exeter and Fletcher/Finucane oil fields…

Western Gas: Equipment Mobilization Starts ahead of Sasanof-1 Drilling Kick-off

May 06, 2022

Australian oil and gas company Western Gas, gearing up to start drilling at its promising Sasanof-1 prospect off W. Australia, has said that the mobilization of equipment to the Valaris MS-1 semisubmersible drilling rig has now started in preparation…

Petronas Books JDC Semi-sub for Up to Ten Wells Offshore Sarawak

May 06, 2022

Japanese offshore drilling company Japan Drilling Co., Ltd. (JDC)  has secured a contract for its Hakuryu-5 semi-submersible drilling rig in Malaysia.The offshore drilling contract, with Petronas Carigali, was secured through its agent in Malaysia…

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