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Transocean Announces $321M Contract for Ultra-Deepwater Drillship Deepwater Conqueror
United States >> 8/2/2022 - Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) announced today that the ultra-deepwater drillship, Deepwater Conqueror, has been awarded a two-year contract by a major operator for work in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico at $44...
ODL Additional Work Added to Deepsea Stavanger Equinor Contract
Norway >> 7/19/2022 - Equinor has exercised further work for the Deepsea Stavanger under the continued optionality mechanism provided for in the contract entered into by the parties in May 2021. Following this addition t...
Perdana Petroleum Bags RM8M Vessel Contract Extension from Petronas Carigali
Malaysia >> 7/4/2022 - Perdana Petroleum Bhd has received a work order extension from Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd (PCSB) worth RM8.4 million for the provision of one anchor handling tug & supply (AHTS) vessel. ...
Baker Hughes Launches New Subsea Wellhead Technology
United States >> 5/3/2022 - - Optimized technology lowers cost of well construction and intervention by reducing rig trips, saving substantial operational rig costs
- New MS-2 Annulus Seal has already been adopted in both ...
Aker BP Given Consent for Exploration Drilling in Block 6507/2
Norway >> 4/25/2022 - Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has given Aker BP consent for exploration drilling in production licence PL 261 in the Norwegian Sea.

Exploration well 6507/2-6 will be drilled by the Deep...
Neptune Energy Confirms Hydrocarbons Encountered at Hamlet Well
Norway >> 3/21/2022 - Neptune Energy and its partners has announced hydrocarbons were encountered at the Hamlet exploration well in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.

Having entered the reservoir, locat...
Equinor Adds Additional Work to Deepsea Stavanger Contract
Norway >> 3/21/2022 - Equinor has exercised further work for the Deepsea Stavanger under the continued optionality mechanism provided for in the contract entered into by the parties in May 2021. Following this addition the...
Siem Offshore & Helix Energy Entered Agreement for Well Intervention Vessels
Norway >> 3/9/2022 - Siem Offshore and Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc, has entered into an agreement for the Well Intervention Vessels Siem Helix 1 and Siem Helix 2.
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Archer Secures NOK 5.0B in Estimated Backlog for 12 of Equinor's Platforms
Norway >> 2/16/2022 - Archer has been awarded a two-year contract extension for platform drilling services as Equinor exercises the first of three two-year extension options following the original four-year contract.
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Dry Well Northwest of the Draugen Field in the Norwegian Sea 6407/9-13
Norway >> 2/14/2022 - Equinor Energy AS, operator of production licence 1060, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 6407/9-13.

The well was drilled about 148 kilometres north of Kristiansund and about 8 kil...
OMV Given Consent for Exploration Drilling in the Norwegian Sea
Norway >> 2/9/2022 - The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has given OMV Norge AS (OMV) consent for exploration drilling of pilot hole in the Norwegian Sea.

Exploration drilling

Operator: OMV ...
Equinor Given Consent for Exploration Drilling in the North Sea
Norway >> 2/4/2022 - The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has given Equinor consent for exploration drilling in Block 35/10 in the North Sea.

Well 35/10-8 S will be drilled from the Deepsea Stavanger, a sixth ...
Aker BP Planning and Execution of Drilling Operations on HOD B
Norway >> 1/25/2022 - The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has carried out an audit of Aker BP and their planning and execution of drilling operations on HOD B.

Aker BP was notified of the order on 8 Dece...
Maersk Drilling Launches Horizon56 to Drive Digitalisation of the Industry
Denmark >> 12/21/2021 - For the past two years, Maersk Drilling has spearheaded an innovative effort to develop a first-of-a-kind product to support digitalisation of offshore drilling processes. The solution, known as RigFl...
Helix & Trendsetter Partner for Integrated Hydraulic Intervention Services
United States >> 11/8/2021 - Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (HLX), an international offshore energy services company headquartered in Houston, Texas, has joined Trendsetter Engineering, Inc. in a global partnership to provide...
Valaris Announces Floater Contract Award
Brazil >> 10/19/2021 - Valaris Limited has been awarded a contract with Petrobras offshore Brazil for drillship, VALARIS DS-4. The contract is for a minimum term of 548 days. The rig is currently preservation stacked in the...
Sapura Drilling Awards Halliburton with Offshore Well Construction Contract
Malaysia >> 8/10/2021 - Halliburton Company has announced that Sapura Drilling, a subsidiary of Sapura Energy, has awarded it an offshore integrated contract.

Sapura, with Halliburton as its technical partner, wil...
Transocean Ltd. Announces Two Contract Awards in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico
United States >> 7/28/2021 - Transocean Ltd. was awarded two contracts which, in aggregate, contribute approximately $55.5 million in backlog.

The Deepwater Conqueror was awarded a one-well contract with a major operat...
OMV Concluded the Drilling of Wildcat Well 1/3-13
Norway >> 7/12/2021 - OMV (Norge) AS, operator of production licence 970, has concluded the drilling of wildcat well 1/3-13.

The well was drill...
Transocean Announces $116 M in Harsh Environment Contract Awards
Norway >> 6/16/2021 - Transocean Ltd. has announced the Transocean Barents was awarded a two-well contract in Norway with commencement expected in February 2022. The contract award is approximately 200 days in duration and...

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