Statoil launches new rig type for increased oil recoveryApr 17, 2012
Statoil is awarding Aker Solutions a contract today for hiring of an entirely new type of rig which represents an important technological advance for the industry.
Top Reverse Circulation Drilling Rig DeliveredApr 17, 2012
LDD announced that its custom-built LD5000 pile top reverse circulation drilling rig has been delivered to Birkenhead, UK, where LDD will use it to provide critical pile relief drilling...
Seadrill orders a new tender rigApr 12, 2012
Seadrill has exercised an option to build a new tender rig at the COSCO Nantong Shipyard in China. The new unit, T18, is scheduled
Ocean Rig receives $652 million LOA for drillshipApr 10, 2012
Ocean Rig UDW Inc. has received a Letter of Award for its ultra deepwater drillship Ocean Rig Olympia (UDW drillship), from a
Valiant secures rig slot for Handcross prospectApr 6, 2012
Valiant Petroleum has entered into a contract to secure a firm rig slot on the Stena Carron (UDW drillship) to drill the Handcross prospect
Ensco to purchase 6th ultra-deepwater drillshipApr 6, 2012
Responding to the high level of customer demand driven by an ongoing trend of successful offshore discoveries, Ensco has
Gulf Drilling orders new Jackup with PPL ShipyardApr 5, 2012
GDI has placed an order for a Pacific Class 400 jackup with PPL Shipyard PTE LTD (PPL) for delivery in March of 2013.
Patterson-UTI reports drilling activity for March 2012Apr 5, 2012
Patterson-UTI reported that for the month of March 2012, the Company had an average of 232 drilling rigs operating, including
Keppel AmFELS secures repeat jackup order from Mexico worth US$205 millionApr 3, 2012
Keppel AmFELS LLC, a US wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), has won a contract from..
North Atlantic Drilling order semi-submersible drilling rig for US$650 millionApr 3, 2012
North Atlantic Drilling has entered into a turnkey construction contract with Jurong Shipyard...
ADX Energy secures rig for Sidi Dhaher wellMar 29, 2012
ADX Energy Limited reported that the contract with Dietswell SA, for the provision of the Sedlar - 160 drilling rig to flow test the Sidi Dhaher-1 oil discovery,
A2SEA invests in a new jack-up vesselMar 26, 2012
A2SEA (owned 51% by DONG Energy and 49% by Siemens Wind Power) has signed a contract with Chinese company, COSCO
Atwood Oceanics secures contract for Atwood MakoMar 23, 2012
Atwood Oceanics reported that one of its subsidiaries has been awarded a contract by Salamander Energy (Bualuang) Limited,
Hercules Offshore acquires jackup from Diamond OffshorMar 21, 2012
Hercules Offshore, Inc. reported the execution of a definitive agreement to acquire the offshore drilling rig Ocean Columbia (250' ILC) from a subsidiary of
Pacific Drilling reports exercise of option to construct Ultra-Deepwater drillshipMar 19, 2012
Pacific Drilling S.A. reported that its wholly-owned subsidiary exercised an option to construct its seventh ultra-deepwater drillship with Samsung Heavy Industries.
Amerisur signs drilling contract for Colombia campaignMar 13, 2012
Amerisur Resources Plc has signed a contract for a drilling rig to perform its Platanillo drilling campaign. The Serinco D10 1200HP drilling unit has been
Seadrill secures new contract forthe jack-up rig West CallistoMar 13, 2012
Seadrill has signed a contract with Saudi Aramco for employment of the jack-up rig West Callisto offshore Saudi Arabia. The contract duration
First Ultra-Low Creep, HMPE ropes for deepwater permanent moorings at OTC 2012Mar 12, 2012
Lankhorst Ropes reports Ultra-Low Creep, HMPE ropes for deepwater permanent moorings at OTC 2012
Technip awarded an engineering contract for the Aasta Hansteen (former Luva) field.Mar 9, 2012
Technip was awarded a lump sum front-end engineering design (FEED) contract by Statoil ASA for the development of the Aasta Hansteen floating platform.
Blake International signs contract for Blake Rig 210Mar 6, 2012
Blake International and Dynamic Offshore Resources have entered into a contract to mobilize the Blake Rig 210 onto the West Delta 80 'D' platform.
Statoil reports new rig concept to improve recoveryMar 5, 2012
Statoil is preparing an invitation to tender for a new type of drilling rig for mature fields on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). The new rigs, known as category J, will be jack-ups
Lundin exercises optional well for Bredford DolphinMar 1, 2012
Lundin Norway AS has exercised the option for an additional well with Dolphin Drilling AS, a subsidiary of Fred. Olsen Energy ASA, for use of the
Seadrill orders two new ultra-deepwater drillships for delivery in 2014Feb 28, 2012
Seadrill has in the last year seen a surge in long-term demand for tender rigs and modern ultra-deepwater drilling rigs. The increased demand
MENA Hydrocarbons reports rig arrival at Lagia fieldFeb 27, 2012
MENA Hydrocarbons Inc. reported that the Petroservices 750 HP rig Shams 1 has completed customs inspection and arrived on site at