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Lamprell Delivers Newbuild Jack-up Rig 'Kingdom 1' to IMI

Nov 10, 2023

Offshore energy engineering and construction services company Lamprell said Friday it had delivered the first of two new build jack-up rigs to its client, International Maritime Industries (IMI). The jack-up rig, Kingdom 1, which has been built collaboratively between ARO, IMI, and Lamprell, is based on the LeTourneau Super 116E design. The rig features high-specification offshore drilling technology…

COSL to Buy Four New Jack-Up Drilling Rigs for $445M

Sep 22, 2023

China-based offshore drilling contractor China Oilfield Services Limited (COSL) said this week it had agreed to buy four jack-up drilling rigs from Dalian Shipbuilding Offshore.COSL's subsidiaries have agreed to buy four JU2000E jack-up drilling rigs at a total contract price of RMB3…

Jadestone Energy Chooses Velesto Drilling Rig for East Belumunt Offshore Drilling Campaign

Aug 16, 2023

Malaysian drilling contractor Velesto Drilling revealed Wednesday it had secured an offshore drilling rig contract with Jadestone Energy. Under the contract, Velesto Drilling is providing a jack-up drilling rig for the East Belumunt field infill drilling program…

Velesto Unveils PTTEP Jack-up Drilling Deal

Jul 11, 2023

Malaysian firm Velesto Drilling, a subsidiary of Velesto Energy, has secured a contract from the Thai-based oil firm PTTEP to provide a jack-up drilling rig for its offshore drilling program in Malaysia.In a statement on Tuesday, July 11, 2023…

Velesto Wins Offshore Drilling Contracts for Three Jack-up Rigs

May 09, 2023

Malaysian offshore drilling rig contractor Velesto Drilling has received three notices of assignments related to a drilling contract award with Petronas first announced in March.The contract is for providing three jack-up drilling rigs, the Naga 3…

SMJ Acquires 50% Stake in Petronas' Block Offshore Sabah

Apr 07, 2023

SMJ, a company owned by the Sabah State Government, has signed an agreement with Petronas Carigali for the acquisition of  Petronas' 50% non-operating stake in the Samarang production sharing contract (PSC).Petronas Carigali will continue to be the operator of Samarang PSC…

Vahana Aryan Becomes First Jack-up Unit to Receive DNV's Abate-Ready Notation

Apr 05, 2023

Dubai-based Vahana Marine Solutions DMCC's Vahana Aryan vessel has become the first jack-up unit to receive DNV’s Abate-Ready notation. According to DNV, the Abate notation is designed to assist the owners and operators of offshore units to…

JDC to Provide HAKURYU-11 Jack-up Rig for Work in Thai Offshore Field

Feb 10, 2023

Japan Drilling Co., Ltd. (JDC), a Japanese offshore drilling company, has won a contract to drill in Thailand.The contract, signed with Medco Energi, will see JDC provide the jack-up drilling rig  'HAKURYU-11' for work at the Bualuang field…

Roc Oil Books Velesto Jack-up Rig

Feb 02, 2023

Malaysian offshore drilling contractor Velesto Drilling has received a letter of award from Rock Oil for the provision of jack-up drilling services. The contract is for Velesto's jack-up drilling rig NAGA 2. The contract is worth $14 million…

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'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…

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…

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