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BlueDock® Connector’s New Automatic Anti-Rotational Key Improves Safety & Running Speed at the Rig
Luxembourg >> 2/23/2022 - Tenaris is advancing safety and efficiency at the rig with the launch of the Automatic Anti-Rotational Keys (AARK) for its BlueDock® premium weld-on connector. This innovation eliminates all manual op...
New 3D-Printed Lifting Plug for Weatherford, a New Success for Additive Manufacturing
Australia >> 1/5/2022 - Optimizing long lead times and urgent deadlines
Lifting plugs are safety-critical components designed to act as the junction between the rig elevator and the pipes. They are used on the rig’s sur...
Aquaterra Energy Secures $4.4M Conductor Tensioning Contract Offshore Gabon
Gabon >> 11/10/2021 - Aquaterra Energy, a leader in global offshore energy engineering solutions, has been awarded a $4.4 million (USD) contract with BW Energy to provide procurement, engineering, manufacture, installation...
NOV & Schlumberger to Accelerate Adoption of Automated Drilling Solutions
United States >> 6/8/2021 - Hoping to accelerate the adoption of automated drilling solutions in the oil and gas industry, NOV and Schlumberger have announced a collaborated solution for operators and drilling contractors. The c...
Shelf Drilling Awarded New Contract in India with ONGC
India >> 10/9/2019 - Shelf Drilling, Ltd. (SHLF) announced that it has received an award for a three-year contract for the Trident II jack-up rig with Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) for operations in the Mumbai Hi...
EnerQuip Sets Sail on Vantage Drillship
United States >> 2/28/2019 - EnerQuip, a leading supplier of torque machine solutions for the global oil and gas industry, has delivered a major contract with Vantage. The project will mark the first time one of its high torque m...
IKM Subsea Secures PTTEP Drilling Contract
Myanmar >> 4/3/2018 - IKM Subsea will be providing a Merlin WR200 electrical propulsion system together with a BOP intervention tool and an IKM Technology designed and built diamond wire cutter for this project onboard the...
Sacgasco Provides Update on Dempsey Gas Well
United States >> 10/4/2017 - Sacgasco Limited advises that Paul Graham Drilling Rig 9 and associated equipment continues to be moved off the Dempsey 1-15 well location to make way for a more appropriately sized and cost effective...
ALE Builds Second Mega Jack 800
United Kingdom >> 7/31/2017 - ALE has started to build a second Mega Jack 800 jacking system. The Mega Jack 800, an innovative 800t jacking system is a multi-application solution that was launched in 2014 as part of ALE’s Innovati...
Statoil Petroleum Awards Tendeka with Additional Work
Norway >> 5/24/2017 - Tendeka has been awarded additional work scope with Statoil Petroleum in Norway. The additional scope covers the provision of specialist sand screens and inflow control technologies for the new Cat-J ...
Saudi Aramco to Keep Same Number of Oil, Gas Rigs
Saudi Arabia >> 2/3/2016 - State oil giant Saudi Aramco is expected to keep the same number of its oil and gas drilling rigs this year despite weak oil prices, industry sources said. ...
KCA Deutag Sells Ben Loyal Jackup to Egyptian Driller
KCA Deutag Sells Ben Loyal Jackup to Egyptian Driller Egypt >> 12/21/2015 - Leading global drilling and engineering contractor, KCA Deutag has sold its jack-up drilling unit, the Ben Loyal to Egyptian headquartered Advanced Energy Systems A.D.E.S. SAE for an undisclosed sum. ...
Vallourec Wins New Order for Premium Drilling Products
United Arab Emirates >> 10/15/2015 - Vallourec, world leader in premium tubular solutions, has signed with Baoji Oilfield Machinery Co Ltd (BOMCO) a contract for the delivery of 12 drill strings in sour service grade (VM105 DP SSE) equip...
San Leon Energy Signs Morocco Onshore Rig Contract
San Leon Energy Signs Morocco Onshore Rig Contract Morocco >> 7/2/2015 - San Leon Energy, the AIM listed company focused on oil and gas exploration in Europe and North Africa, is pleased to declare the signing of a rig contract for the drilling of the El Aaiun-4 well on th...
Mexico Offshore Oil Rig Accident Kills 2
Mexico >> 5/5/2015 - Mexican oil company Pemex said an accident has left an offshore maintenance rig in the southern Bay of Campeche listing, killing two workers, but has not affected crude production. ...
Drydocks Achieved Rig Repair Turnaround in 28 Days
United Arab Emirates >> 4/9/2015 - Drydocks World the international service provider to the shipping, maritime, offshore, oil, gas and energy sectors announces the completion of a refurbishment project on the National Drilling Company’...
KNOC Awarded a Contract for Drilling Services in KRG
Iraq >> 3/17/2015 - KS Energy Limited disclosed that Atlantic Onshore Services BV, a subsidiary of KS Drilling Pte Ltd (KS Drilling), has been awarded a new contract for the provision of drilling services and the charter...
Lamprell Delivered 2nd Jackup Rig to Greatship Group
Lamprell Delivered 2nd Jackup Rig to Greatship Group United Arab Emirates >> 3/5/2015 - Lamprell , a leading provider of fabrication, engineering and contracting services to the onshore and offshore energy industry, announces the completion of construction on a further jackup drilling ri...
Zion Signs Drilling Rig MOU with Viking Services
Israel >> 2/26/2015 - Zion Oil & Gas has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Viking Services (a Netherlands private company), to contract for a land-based oil and gas rig with deep drilling capacity and c...
Lamprell Wins $365m Contract in UAE
Lamprell Wins $365m Contract in UAE United Arab Emirates >> 11/12/2014 - Lamprell, a leading provider of diversified fabrication, engineering and contracting services to the onshore and offshore oil & gas and renewable energy industries, is pleased to announce that it has ...

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