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Atwood Announces Contract for Atwood Aurora
Cameroon >> 12/9/2011 - Atwood Oceanics, Inc. announced that one of its subsidiaries has been awarded a drilling services contract by a subsidiary of Bowleven Plc. for the Atwood Aurora. The day rate for work offshore Camero...
Deep Sea Metro Takes Delivery of Deepsea Metro II
Brazil >> 11/25/2011 - Deep Sea Metro Ltd. has taken delivery of the drillship Deepsea Metro II from Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI). President & CEO of Odfjell Drilling, Simen Lieungh states: "This is the second project f...
Pacific Drilling Provides Update Deepwater Drillships
United States >> 11/23/2011 - Pacific Drilling S.A. provided an update on the status of its ultra-deepwater drillships. The Pacific Bora commenced its three year contract with a wholly owned Chevron subsidiary on August 26, 2011, ...
US$68.5 Million Jack-Up Rig Acquisition Completes
Australia >> 11/15/2011 - Buccaneer Energy Limited is pleased to advise that the Company’s 50% owned subsidiary Kenai Offshore Ventures, LLC (KOV) has overnight in London completed the acquisition of the GSF Adriatic XI offsho...
ENSCO 120 Jackup Rig Contracted to Nexen
United Kingdom >> 11/14/2011 - Ensco plc has entered into a drilling contract for ENSCO 120, an ultra-premium harsh environment jackup rig. The initial contract is with Nexen Petroleum for their Golden Eagle Development in the Cent...
Maersk Signs a Contract with DONG for Maersk Resolute
Denmark >> 11/14/2011 - Maersk Drilling has signed a contract with DONG Energy for the jack-up rig Maersk Resolute for work on the South Arne field in the Danish North Sea. The expected duration of the seven-well contract is...
Niko Multi-Year Deepwater Rig Contract for Indonesia
Indonesia >> 11/8/2011 - Niko Resources Ltd. is pleased to announce that it has signed a contract with a subsidiary of Diamond Offshore (Diamond) – a major deepwater drilling contractor. This is the largest deepwater explorat...
Letter of Award for Newbuilding Jack-up
Norway >> 11/7/2011 - Maersk Drilling has received a Letter of Award from Total E&P Norge AS for one of the two ultra harsh environment jack-up rigs presently under construction in Singapore. The rig will be used for drill...
ADX Completes Demobilization of Sidi Dhaher-1 Rig
Tunisia >> 10/26/2011 - ADX Energy Limited is pleased to announce that following suspension to secure Sidi Dhaher-1 well the Challenger drilling rig has been released from location without incident. All related equipment has...
BP Norge Exercises Option for Safe Scandinavia
Norway >> 10/26/2011 - BP Norge AS has exercised an amended 45-day option for the continued use of the Safe Scandinavia at the Valhall offshore facility in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. The value of the exercised o...
Maersk Signs a Contract with BP for Maersk Discoverer
Maersk Signs a Contract with BP for Maersk Discoverer Egypt >> 10/25/2011 - Maersk Drilling has signed a contract with BP for the ultra deepwater semi-submersible Maersk Discoverer for work initially offshore Egypt. The firm contract duration is four years and the contract al...
A Loss of Power Occurred on the Ocean Guardian Rig
United Kingdom >> 10/19/2011 - Rockhopper Exploration plc confirms that a loss of power occurred on the Ocean Guardian drilling rig on 16 October 2011 whilst the rig was preparing to move to its next well location following the suc...
ES Group to Construct Two JackUp Drilling Rig Blocks
Singapore >> 10/18/2011 - ES Group (Holdings) Limited announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, ES Offshore Engineering Pte. Ltd. has won another order to construct two jack-up drilling rig blocks for a major Singapore shipy...
Lamprell Wins a $333m Abu Dhabi Rig Deals
United Arab Emirates >> 10/18/2011 - Lamprell, a leading provider of specialist engineering services to the international oil and gas and renewables industry, is pleased to announce the exercise by National Drilling Company (NDC), Abu Dh...
SDRL Secures a Contract in North America
Norway >> 10/7/2011 - Seadrill (SDRL) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with a major oil company for a five-year contract for operations in North America with the ultra-deepwater semi-submersible rig West Capr...
Archer Selected as Preferred Rig Operator
Singapore >> 10/7/2011 - Buccaneer Energy Limited is pleased to announce that Houston based Archer Drilling, LLC (“Archer”) has been selected as the preferred operator of the Adriatic XI. This selection comes after a competit...
Three New Jackups Now Under Construction
Singapore >> 10/6/2011 - Ensco plc announced that it has ordered a new ultra-premium harsh environment jackup rig to be built under a fixed-price shipyard construction contract with Keppel FELS Limited (“KFELS”) in Singapore....
SBM Delivers Semi-Submersible Drilling Rig
United Arab Emirates >> 10/4/2011 - Supply of Semi-Submersible drilling rig “Delba III” completed: The Semi-Submersible drilling rig “Delba III” has been delivered and handed over to our client Delba Drilling International Co?perative U...
Keppel Secures a Contract for its KFELS B Class Rig
Singapore >> 10/3/2011 - Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS) has secured a contract for its high-specification KFELS B Class rig from Safin Gulf FZCO (Safin) worth US$199 million. Scheduled to be delivered to Safin in 3Q 2012, ...
Keppel to Deliver Vietnam’s First Drilling Tender Rig
Vietnam >> 10/1/2011 - Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS) is on track to deliver Vietnam's first semisubmersible drilling tender (SSDT) to PetroVietnam Drilling & Well Services Corp (PV Drilling) ahead of schedule, within bu...

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