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Statoil Suspends Contract for Songa Delta Semi-Sub
6/21/2016 - Statoil will suspend the Songa Delta contract after the current well, Slemmestad, in the North Sea. From end June, 2016, the rig will go on 75% suspension rate (USD 277.000 per day). The expected resu...
Cancellation of Rig Contract
5/23/2016 - Statoil has, on behalf of the Aasta Hansteen licence, decided to cancel the contract with Seadrill for the West Hercules drilling rig. On contract with Statoil since 31 January 2013, the rig has carri...
Songa Offshore Takes Delivery of Songa Enabler
3/31/2016 - Songa Offshore has taken delivery of Songa Enabler from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) in Korea. ...
iSURVEY Strengthens North Sea Presence with New Contracts
3/16/2016 - iSURVEY Group, a leading provider of survey and positioning services to the global oil and gas and telecommunications sectors, has boosted its North Sea presence following a number of contract wins an...
Statoil Terminating Rig Contract
3/6/2016 - Statoil has, on behalf of the Troll licence, decided to use its contractual right to terminate the contract with COSL Offshore Management AS for the chartering of the mobile rig COSLInnovator. ...
Statoil Starts Production Drilling on Johan Sverdrup
3/1/2016 - At 00:00 on Tuesday 1 March the Deepsea Atlantic drilling rig commenced on the first of a total of 35 wells to be drilled in the first phase of the Johan Sverdrup field development. “The Deepsea Atlan...
Statoil Cancels Contract with Sub-leased Rig
2/17/2016 - Statoil has decided to cancel the contract with Maersk Gallant. The Maersk rig has been on contract with Statoil for two years, since 21 August 2014, and since 9 October it has been sub-chartered to C...
FOE Stands Firm on Cancellation of Newbuild Semisub Contract with HHI
2/4/2016 - Norway's Fred Olsen Energy ASA (FOE) referred to a previous notice advising that South Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. (HHI) had raised claims against Bollsta Dolphin Pte. Ltd. (Bollsta), a ...
Seadrill Delays Ultra-Deepwater Drillship Deliveries
1/15/2016 - Seadrill Limited (SDRL) reached an agreement with DSME shipyard to defer the delivery of two ultra-deepwater drillships, the West Aquila and West Libra, until the second quarter of 2018 and first quar...
Maersk Rig to Drill Wildcat for Total Offshore Norway
1/14/2016 - Total E&P (Total) is the operator for production licence 618 and has received consent to drill exploration well 1/5-5 using Maersk Gallant. The coordinates of the well will be: 56° 43' 48" N; and 02° ...
Det Norske Receives Consent to Use Transocean Winner Facility
1/8/2016 - Det norske oljeselskap ASA has received consent to use the Transocean Winner mobile drilling facility for production drilling and completion on the Volund field. ...
Songa Endurance Starts Drilling at Troll Offshore Norway
12/31/2015 - Songa Endurance has commenced drilling operations under its eight-year drilling contract with Statoil at the Troll Field on the Norwegian continental shelf, and the rig is now on operating rate. Songa...
Weather Causes Injuries Onboard Drilling Rig in North Sea
12/30/2015 - At 5 pm on Wednesday December 30, Statoil and COSL were informed that three persons had been injured on the COSL Innovator when a heavy wave hit the rig. Statoil and COSL have mobilized their emergenc...
Rig Contract Cancellation
12/17/2015 - Statoil has decided to cancel the contract with Transocean for the drillship Discoverer Americas. The drillship has been on contract with Statoil since 2009, supporting Statoil’s exploration activitie...
Brasse Rig Contract and Enoch Production Resumes
Brasse Rig Contract and Enoch Production Resumes 12/17/2015 - Faroe Petroleum, the independent oil and gas company focusing principally on exploration, appraisal and production opportunities in Norway and the UK, is pleased to announce the award of a rig contrac...
Songa Offshore Takes Delivery of Songa Encourage Rig
Songa Offshore Takes Delivery of Songa Encourage Rig 12/16/2015 - Songa Offshore has taken delivery of Songa Encourage - the third Category D rig - from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) in Korea. ...
Det norske Awards Alvheim Drilling Contract to Transocean
Det norske Awards Alvheim Drilling Contract to Transocean 11/30/2015 - Det norske oljeselskap ASA has on behalf of the partnerships in PL 203 (Alvheim) and PL 150 (Volund) awarded an agreement to Transocean Offshore (North Sea) Ltd NUF for the lease of the semi-submersib...
DNV GL Establishes JIP for Jackup Drilling Rigs
DNV GL Establishes JIP for Jackup Drilling Rigs 11/26/2015 - Lack of properly assessed and defined wear limits for jacking systems can lead to significant downtimes with financial implications for jackup operations. DNV GL, supported by leading global industry ...
Statoil Signs $178m Accommodation Rig Contract for Johan Sverdrup
Statoil Signs $178m Accommodation Rig Contract for Johan Sverdrup 11/4/2015 - Statoil has, on behalf of the Johan Sverdrup licence, awarded a contract to Jacktel AS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Master Marine AS, for providing accommodation services on the Johan Sverdrup field....
Statoil Cancels Songa Trym Drilling Contract
11/2/2015 - Songa Offshore SE has received a notice of cancellation of the drilling contract with Statoil for Songa Trym when the current well, Tarvos, is completed around 12 November 2015. The Company will recei...

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