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Maersk Drilling Secures Five-Month UK Contract for Maersk Resolve
United Kingdom >> 3/16/2022 - Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract which could employ the harsh environment jack-up rig Maersk Resolve with a customer in the UK sector of the North Sea for the majority of 2022. The contract...
Odfjell Drilling Agree with Lundin for the Use of Deepsea Stavanger
Norway >> 12/1/2021 - Odfjell Drilling is pleased to announce that we have agreed with Lundin for the use of Deepsea Stavanger for the drilling of one (1) more well on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). The well has be...
Maersk Drilling Secures Two-Well Dutch Contract for Maersk Resolute
Germany >> 11/17/2021 - Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract with ONE-Dyas B.V. which will employ the harsh environment jack-up rig Maersk Resolute to drill the IJssel and Clover exploration wells in the Dutch sector ...
HAKURYU-11 Started Its Drilling Operation in Vietnam
Vietnam >> 11/5/2021 - The jack-up drilling rig "HAKURYU-11" has started the drilling operation based on the subcontract with PetroVietnam Drilling & Well Services Corporation on September 29, 2021 at offshore Vung Tau, Vie...
NODL Announces Cancellation of the West Libra
United Kingdom >> 10/16/2021 - West Libra Inc., the 100% owned subsidiary of Northern Drilling Ltd (“NODL”), has notified Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd (“DSME”) that it has cancelled the resale contract for the 7...
Aquadrill Announces Contract Award for the Capella
Indonesia >> 10/12/2021 - Aquadrill LLC (Aquadrill) and a subsidiary of Vantage Holdings International have reached an agreement to provide the Capella, an MPD outfitted 6th generation drillship, for a two well contract plus t...
COSLPromoter to Drill for Statfjord Subsea Fields
Norway >> 10/7/2021 - Equinor has awarded COSL Offshore Management AS a contract to drill four wells on Statfjord Ost with the COSLPromoter rig from the spring of 2023. In addition, the rig has options for drilling five we...
COSL DRILLING Signs Contract with Ithaca Energy
United Kingdom >> 10/1/2021 - COSL Drilling Europe has been awarded a contract for wells operations on the Abigail Well and the Captain phase II Subsea Development in the central North Sea on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS). ...
Equinor Given Consent for Use of Noble Lloyd Noble
Norway >> 9/30/2021 - The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has given Equinor Energy AS (Equinor) consent to use the mobile drilling facility Noble Lloyd Noble at the Valemon field. <...
Maersk Drilling Secures One-Well Contract Extension for Maersk Discoverer
Maersk Drilling Secures One-Well Contract Extension for Maersk Discoverer Guyana >> 8/30/2021 - CGX Resources Inc., operator and joint venture partner with Frontera Energy Guyana Corp has exercised an option to drill one additional exploration well offshore Guyana. ...
Noble Corporation Updates Rig Status after Hurricane Ida
United States >> 8/29/2021 - Noble Corporation ("Noble") announced that all personnel onboard the Pacific Sharav, Noble Globetrotter I, and Noble Globetrotter II ultra-deepwater drillships in the US Gulf of Mexico are safe and ac...
Transocean Secures $252M Contract for Newbuild, Ultra-Deepwater Drillship
United States >> 8/26/2021 - Transocean Ltd. announced that BOE Exploration & Production LLC (“BOE”) awarded Transocean a $252 million firm contract for its newbuild ultra-deepwater drillship, the Deepwater Atlas, including a mob...
NODL Announces Cancellation of the West Aquila
South Korea >> 8/17/2021 - West Aquila Inc., the 100% owned subsidiary of Northern Drilling Ltd (“NODL”), has today notified Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd (“DSME”) that it has cancelled the resale contract fo...
PDSI Fleet Rig Ready to Support 1 MBOPD of Petroleum Production in 2030
Indonesia >> 8/5/2021 - Rig fleet whose technology is adapted to market needs is the key for PDSI to maintain its existence and prove its resilience, even during the pandemic which caused a triple shock for upstream oil and ...
The Ministry of Industry and Trade Proposed a State Program for Drilling Rigs
Russia >> 8/4/2021 - The authorities want to extend the mechanism that is designed to protect Russian rig manufacturers from Chinese expansion in this market and to stimulate the production of rigs in the Russian Federati...
Satti Jack-Up Drilling Rig Modification Completed
Kazakhstan >> 7/13/2021 - Caspian Drilling Company Limited has completed Satti Jack-Up Drilling Rig modification at its offshore supply and logistics base in Baku. JUR modification made it possible to increase its load capacit...
Valaris Announces Floater Contract Award
Australia >> 7/12/2021 - Valaris Limited (VAL) announced that it has been awarded a 16-well contract with Woodside offshore Australia for semisubmersible, VALARIS DPS-1. The contract is expected to commence late in the first ...
Maersk Drilling Secures Extended Well Intervention for Low-Emission Rig
Norway >> 7/9/2021 - Equinor Energy AS has exercised an option to add additional well intervention work to the previously agreed work scope for the low-emission jack-up rig Maersk Intrepid at the Martin Linge field offsho...
Aker BP Given Consent for Use of Maersk Integrator
Norway >> 7/6/2021 - The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has given Aker BP consent for the use of Maersk Integrator for production drilling on Ivar Aasen. ...
Patterson-UTI Reports Drilling Activity for June 2021
United States >> 7/6/2021 - PATTERSON-UTI ENERGY, INC. (PTEN) reported that for the month of June 2021, the Company had an average of 75 drilling rigs operating. For the three months ended June 30, 2021, the Company had an aver...

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