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Noble & Shell Amend Drilling Contracts on 3 Ultra-Deepwater Drillships
12/12/2016 - Noble Corporation plc and certain subsidiaries of Royal Dutch Shell plc have agreed to amend the existing long-term contracts on three ultra-deepwater drillships. In the current, challenging environme...
GE & Maersk Drilling to Pilot Marine Digital Transformation
11/16/2016 - GE and Maersk Drilling announced a partnership to collaborate on a data analytic-driven pilot project with the aim to increase Maersk’s drilling vessels’ productivity and significantly reduce maintena...
Rowan Drillship Received Notice of Termination from Repsol
11/15/2016 - Rowan companies plc received notice of early termination from Repsol E&P USA Inc. Under terms of drilling contract for drillship rowan renaissance. Rowan companies expects to continue to be paid by re...
BP Reconfirms Commitment to Ocean GreatWhite Contract
10/10/2016 - Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. has been notified by its customer, BP, that BP will no longer pursue a drilling campaign in the Great Australian Bight. In 2013, BP entered into a contract with Diamond...
Cobalt Terminates its Rowan Reliance Drillship Contract
9/15/2016 - Cobalt International Energy, Inc. (Cobalt) has entered into an amendment to its drilling contract (Amendment) with Rowan (UK) Reliance Limited, an affiliate of Rowan Companies plc (Rowan), which provi...
Hercules Offshore to Sell Hercules 267 for $3.16 Million
7/11/2016 - Hercules International Drilling Ltd., a subsidiary of Hercules Offshore, Inc., entered into an agreement to sell the Hercules 267 to an undisclosed buyer for $3.16 million. The sale is expected to clo...
Transocean, Jurong Delay Two Ultra-Deepwater Drillships
4/19/2016 - Transocean Ltd. announced an agreement with Sembcorp Marine's subsidiary, Jurong Shipyard Ptd Ltd, to defer the delivery and related final payments of two dynamically positioned ultra-deepwater drills...
Transocean & Keppel FELS Agree to Defer Delivery of 5 Jackups Until 2020
3/8/2016 - Transocean Ltd. announced a mutual agreement with Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd's shipyard, Keppel FELS, to defer the delivery and related payments of five high-specification jackups until 2020. ...
Vantage Drilling Signs Agreement for Tungsten Explorer
2/19/2016 - Vantage Drilling International (Vantage) had signed an agreement for a two-year extension of the Tungsten Explorer contract. The contract is now anticipated to keep the Tungsten Explorer working until...
Mobilisation of Drilling Rig for SM-6 Well
2/11/2016 - Otto Energy Ltd has been advised by Operator, Byron Energy Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Byron Energy Limited, that the Hercules 205 drilling rig has been mobilised to the SM-6 #2 well location. ...
Murphy Oil Terminates Transocean's Discoverer Deep Seas
2/8/2016 - Transocean Ltd. announced that Murphy Exploration & Production Company - USA, a subsidiary of Murphy Oil Corporation, has elected to terminate the contract for the ultra-deepwater drillship Discoverer...
Shell Terminates Polar Pioneer Rig Contract with Transocean
12/28/2015 - Transocean Ltd. announced that Shell has elected to terminate the contract for the harsh environment semisubmersible Polar Pioneer prior to its expiration in July 2017. Transocean will be compensated ...
Transocean, Shell, Daewoo Agree on Drillship Delivery Delays
10/26/2015 - Transocean Ltd. announced a mutual agreement with its customer, Shell EP Wells Equipment Wells Services B.V. (Shell), and the shipyard, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. (DSME), to delay th...
Rowan Provides Fleet Contract Status Update
10/14/2015 - Rowan Companies plc announced that its report of drilling rig status and contract information has been updated as of October 14, 2015. ...
Kuukpik Rig 5 Mobilisation Commenced
9/24/2015 - 88 Energy Limited is pleased to announce that Kuukpik Rig 5 has commenced mobilisation from Prudhoe Bay (Deadhorse) to the Franklin Bluffs pad. Mobilisation and rig up is scheduled to be complete ahea...
Schlumberger Provides Update on Eurasia Drilling Transaction
9/24/2015 - Schlumberger Limited announced that it does not intend to extend the pending agreement to acquire a minority equity interest in Eurasia Drilling Company Limited, once the current extension expires on ...
Keppel O&M to Acquire Cameron's Offshore Rig Business for $100M
8/31/2015 - Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) has through its wholly owned subsidiary, Keppel Offshore & Marine USA, Inc., entered into a Stock and Asset Purchase Agreement with Cameron International Corporat...
Paragon Closes $300m Sale-Leaseback Transaction & Extends Delivery Of Jackup Prospector 6
7/24/2015 - Paragon Offshore plc announced that certain wholly owned subsidiaries of the company, which were part of the company's acquisition of Prospector Offshore Drilling S.A., have closed the combined $300 m...
Update Regarding ENSCO DS-9 Drillship Contract
7/16/2015 - Effective today, ConocoPhillips for its convenience provided a notice of termination for the three-year ENSCO DS-9 drillship contract. Under the terms of the contract, ConocoPhillips is obligated to p...
Baker Hughes Announces June 2015 Rig Counts
7/8/2015 - Baker Hughes Incorporated announced that the international rig count for June 2015 was 1,146, down 12 from the 1,158 counted in May 2015, and down 198 from the 1,344 counted in June 2014. The internat...

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