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ONGC's Iconic Jack-up Drilling Rigs Starts New Life as MOPU

Jan 03, 2023

Sagar Samrat, the iconic offshore drilling rig that helped discover India's biggest offshore oil field - the Mumbai High - in 1974, has started its new life, now as an offshore production unit.India's national oil company ONGC said Monday that the 1973-built Sagar Samrat was commissioned as a Mobile Offshore Production Unit (MOPU) on December 23, 2022. The MOPU will handle up to 20,000 barrels per day of crude oil…

ONGC Books Another Shelf Drilling Jack-up for Mumbai High Drilling

Jan 09, 2023

Offshore drilling rig owner Shelf Drilling has signed a three-year contract for the Trident II jack-up rig with the Indian national oil company ONGC.The contract covers the operation of the Trident II rig in the Mumbai High area, off the coast of India…

ONGC Awards 3-year Contracts for Shelf Drilling Rig Duo

Dec 22, 2022

Jack-up rig leasing firm Shelf Drilling has secured three-year contracts for two of its offshore drilling rigs in India.The company said Thursday that the Indian national oil firm ONGC had awarded three-year deals for its Compact Driller and Key Singapore rigs…

Petronas Makes 'Significant' Oil & Gas Discovery Offshore Malaysia

Dec 07, 2022

Malaysian oil and gas company Petronas Carigali on Wednesday announced an oil and gas discovery at the Nahara-1 well in Block SK306,  in Malaysia.The discovery is located in the shallow waters of Balingian Province, about 150 kilometers from Bintulu…

Valeura Energy Books Jack-up Rig for Wassana Oil Field Drilling

Oct 06, 2022

Valeura Energy, an oil and gas company with assets offshore in the Gulf of Thailand and the Thrace Basin of Turkey, has agreed with Petrovietnam Drilling and Well Service Corporation to charter the PV Drilling I jack-up drilling rig to support its Gulf of Thailand operations in 2023…

Lamprell, IMI Load Out Second Newbuild Jack-up Rig

Oct 05, 2022

Offshore energy engineering and construction services firm Lamprell and International Maritime Industries (IMI) on Tuesday announced the completion of the load-out and float-off of the second jackup drilling unit being constructed for IMI.The…

Ranhill Worley to Deliver FEED Services for PTTEP's Offshore Gas Project in Malaysia

Sep 16, 2022

Bursa Malaysia-listed firm Ranhill Utilities said Wednesday that its affiliate firm Perunding Ranhill Worley had won a contract with the Thai oil firm PTTEP to provide front-end engineering and design (FEED) services for offshore facilities for SK410B Lang Lebah development project…

Velesto Upgrades Two Jack-Up Rigs

Aug 10, 2022

Malaysian offshore drilling firm Velesto said Wednesday it had completed 'the offline capabilities upgrading works' for NAGA 5 and NAGA 6, making the two rigs - the first Malaysian jack-up drilling rigs to be equipped with offline capabilities…

Mubadala Petroleum Books Borr Drilling Jack-up Rig

Jul 15, 2022

Offshore drilling contractor Borr Drilling has secured a binding Letter of Award for its jack-up drilling rig Mist.The deal is with the Abu Dhabi-based Mubadala Petroleum for drilling in Thailand. The contract length has an estimated duration of 210 days…

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…

Philippine Tycoon Razon to Buy Majority of South China Sea Gas Field

Jun 02, 2022

Philippines ports and gaming tycoon Enrique Razon is acquiring a majority stake in a South China Sea gas field from a close ally of outgoing President Rodrigo Duterte, a move seen benefitting his oil exploration franchise on the Reed Bank.Razon's…

Oil Plus Wins Produced Water Projects Off Qatar

May 27, 2022

UK-based oilfield solutions company Oil Plus has said it has secured two produced water-related projects in Qatar worth $450,000 in total. Oil Plus will deliver a Pre-FEED oil and water analysis for Qatar Energy, and a water injection study…

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…

Pavo-1 Discovery is 'Stellar' Exploration Success, Carnarvon Says. Shares Resource Estimate

May 02, 2022

Australian oil and gas company Carnarvon Energy said the recent Pavo-1 oil discovery it made with operator Santos offshore W. Australia was a 'stellar exploration success.'The company has completed its Pavo resource assessment and said that…

Offshore Drilling: Santos Fails to Replicate Pavo-1 Success at Apus-1 Well in Australia

Apr 19, 2022

Australian oil and gas company Santos has not found commercial hydrocarbon quantities at its Apus-1 well, located offshore W. Australia, 27 kilometers from the successful Pavo-1 well discovery.Carnarvon Energy, Santos' partner in the license WA-437-P…

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