Rigs News in China

Shelf Terminates Bareboat Agreements for 2 Jack up Rigs
9/14/2020 - Reference is made to the announcement by Shelf Drilling, Ltd., and together with its direct and indirect subsidiaries the "Group") on 21 February 2019 regarding the entering into of agreements with an...
Completion of the Acquisition of Two Jack-Up Rigs
5/9/2019 - Reference is made to the announcement by Shelf Drilling, Ltd. ("Shelf Drilling" or the "Company", OSE ticker code "SHLF", and together with its direct and indirect subsidiaries the "Group") on 21 Feb...
ISO 18647 “Modular Drilling Rigs for Offshore Fixed Platforms” Published
8/23/2017 - On August 21, ISO 18647 "Petroleum and natural gas industries-Modular drilling rigs for offshore fixed platforms" was officially published. CNOOC has taken the lead to develop the standard. ...
CIMC Raffles Starts Sea Trials for Blue Whale II Rig
7/31/2017 - CIMC Raffles has started sea trials for the ultra-deepwater drilling rig Blue Whale II following the completion equipment testing. CIMC commenced sea trials of the rig over the weekend and they are ex...
Cosco Delivers 2 Jackups to Foresight Group & a PSV to a European Buyer
8/24/2016 - Cosco Corp. (Singapore) Ltd., China's major ship repair & marine engineering and shipping group based in China, reported that Cosco (Dalian) Shipyard Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of its 51 percent owned Co...
Operating Contracts Given to Chinese First and Most Advanced Deepwater Drilling Rig
8/18/2016 - China National Petroleum Corporation Offshore Engineering Company (referred to as “CPOE”) signed the operation contact of D90 1# with Yantai CIMC Raffles (referred to as “CIMC Raffles”) in Yantai. ...
Drilling Rig "Nanhai 9" Starts its First Exploration Well in the Far East
6/3/2016 - COSL's deepwater semi-submersible drilling rig "Nanhai 9" started to drill its first exploration well contracted in the Far East area. ...
Vietnam Tells China to Shift Its Rig & Stop Complicating Ties
4/7/2016 - Vietnam demanded China move a controversial oil rig on Thursday and abandon plans to start drilling in waters where jurisdiction is unclear, the latest sign of festering unease among the two communist...
Ezion to Jointly Market 2 Service Rigs Being Built by a Chinese SOE
1/12/2016 - The Board of Directors of Ezion Holdings Limited is pleased to announce that it has secured an agreement to jointly market two Service Rigs being built by a Chinese State Owned Enterprise to support t...
Controversial China Rig Completes Drilling Well Near Vietnam Coast
8/24/2015 - The Chinese oil rig at the centre of last year's standoff between China and Vietnam over oil exploration in the South China Sea has completed drilling of a well not far from Vietnam's coast, the offic...
CIMC Raffles Completed the 9th Super M2 Jackup Cantilever Weight Test
8/20/2015 - CIMC Raffles completed cantilever weight test of its 9th Super M2 Jackup. It’s the first time weight test on skidding jig in domestic and this milestone has shortened by 47 days compared with previou...
Primeline Secures Rig for Exploration Drilling in August
7/23/2015 - Primeline Energy Holdings Inc has signed a Letter of Intent (“LOI”) for the drilling operations of the forthcoming exciting exploration programme in Block 33/07. ...
Primeline Secures Rig for Exploration Drilling in August 2015
7/23/2015 - Primeline Energy Holdings Inc. announces that it has signed a Letter of Intent (“LOI”) for the drilling operations of the forthcoming exciting exploration programme in Block 33/07. ...
Decommissioning of Maersk Drilling's Rig & Maersk Endurer
7/14/2015 - Maersk Drilling has decided to decommission the rig Maersk Endurer from the fleet and recycle the rig with Zhoushan Changhong International Ship Recycling in China. ...
Opus Offshore Takes Delivery of Opus Tiger 1 Drillship in China
7/2/2015 - Singapore-based Opus Offshore pte Ltd. took delivery of the 5,000 feet water depth, conventionally-moored Opus Tiger 1 (UDW drillship) June 29, the company said in a statement. ...
AOD Exercises Options for Two Additional R-550D Jack-Ups
6/30/2015 - TSC Group Holdings Limited (TSC) is pleased to announce that on 29 June 2015, its wholly-owned subsidiary, Alliance Offshore Drilling (AOD) exercised options to build two additional R-550D jack-up rig...
ABS to Class Newbuild Semisubmersible & Liftboat
6/16/2015 - ABS, a leading provider of marine and offshore classification services, has been selected by Baoham Offshore (HK) Ltd. to class a drilling semisubmersible and a liftboat. ...
CIMC Raffles Cuts First Steel for Beacon Pacific Semisub at Yantai Yard
6/9/2015 - China's Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore Ltd. (CIMC Raffles) reported that the Beacon Pacific (mid-water semisub), currently being being for Beacon Pacific Group Ltd., cut its first steel at CIMC Raffles ...
COOEC Receives USPTO Patent Approval for Shallow Water Jacket Installation Method
4/28/2015 - On April 27, it was learned that the design branch of Offshore Oil Engineering Co., Ltd. (COOEC) has received a patent approval (US20150050089) from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for a...
NOF Announces Negotiated Delay of New Construction Jackup Shipyard Deliveries
3/31/2015 - Northern Offshore, Ltd. announced it has negotiated a nine (9) month delay in the deliveries of its high specification jackups, Energy Engager and Energy Encounter from a shipyard in China. The new d...

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