Rigs News in United States

Transocean Ltd. Provides Fleet Status Report
1/16/2014 - Transocean Ltd. issued a comprehensive Fleet Status Report, which provides the current status and contract information for the company's entire fleet of offshore drilling rigs. The total value of new ...
Keppel Delivers ENSCO 121 to Ensco
12/23/2013 - Keppel FELS Ltd (Keppel FELS) has delivered ENSCO 121, the second ultra-premium harsh environment ENSCO 120 Series jackup rig, to Ensco plc (Ensco). Built to an enhanced version of Keppel's proprietar...
Atwood Announces Delivery of Atwood Advantage
12/12/2013 - Atwood Oceanics, Inc announced the delivery of the Atwood Advantage from the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. (DSME) shipyard in South Korea. The Atwood Advantage has departed the ...
BP Adds 2 Drilling Rigs in Deepwater GOM
11/19/2013 - BP announced it has added two drilling rigs to the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, bringing its fleet to a company record nine rigs as it continues to develop its strong portfolio of assets in the key U.S. ...
Transocean's Alaska Rig Contract with Shell Starts July 2014
11/18/2013 - Royal Dutch Shell Plc has acontract with Transocean Ltd for a drilling rig to startwork off the coast of Alaska starting July of next year - intime for the state's traditional Arctic offshore drilling...
Hercules Offshore Announces Rig Management Agreement
11/7/2013 - Hercules Offshore announced that it has entered into an agreement with a wholly-owned subsidiary of Perisai Petroleum Teknologi Bhd ("Perisai") to act as operations and maintenance manager of the Peri...
Port Graham Welcomes the Endeavour Jack-Up Rig
10/21/2013 - Port Graham Corporation announced that it is pleased to provide a protected harbor for the drilling rig Endeavour, which arrived last week for winterization. The Endeavour joins the Spartan 151 drilli...
Maersk’s First Drillship Named Maersk Viking
10/10/2013 - Maersk Drilling’s first ultra deepwater drillship was named in a ceremony held at the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) shipyard in Geoje-Si, South Korea. Mrs. Nathalie Newman, wife of Mr. Harry E. Newma...
Rowan Awarded Contract for Ultra-Deepwater Drillship
8/6/2013 - Rowan Companies plc announced that one of its subsidiaries has entered into a three-year contract with Cobalt International Energy, L.P. ("Cobalt") for the Rowan Reliance, one of Rowan's new ultra-dee...
Helix Announces Construction of Q7000 Newbuild Semisubmersible Vessel
7/30/2013 - Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc announced that it is proceeding with the construction of a second newbuild semisubmersible well intervention vessel, to be named the Q7000. Owen Kratz, Helix’s Presid...
Kosmos Announces Rig Contract for Exploration Program
6/10/2013 - Kosmos Energy Ltd announced that it has signed a long-term rig agreement with a subsidiary of Atwood Oceanics, Inc for the new build drillship Atwood Achiever. Currently under construction in South Ko...
Atwood Oceanics Awards $502 mln Contract by Shell
6/4/2013 - Atwood Oceanics, Inc. announced that one of its subsidiaries has been awarded a drilling services contract by Shell Offshore Inc. for the dynamically positioned, ultra-deepwater semisubmersible rig, t...
Noble Awarded Contracts for 2 Ultra-Deepwater Drillships
4/18/2013 - Noble Corporation has entered into two (2) three-year term drilling contracts with Plains Exploration & Production Company for the Noble Sam Croft and the Noble Tom Madden, two of Noble's new ultra-de...
Vantage’s Tungsten Explorer to Work Offshore West Africa
1/22/2013 - Vantage Drilling Company announced that it has received a conditional letter of award for its newbuild drillship the Tungsten Explorer to work in West Africa. The award is for a period of up to four y...
Pacific Extends Option to Construct Ultra-Deepwater Drillship
12/18/2012 - Pacific Drilling S.A announced that it has reached an agreement with Samsung Heavy Industries to extend an option to construct an eighth ultra-deepwater drillship until January 18, 2013, on the same c...
Transocean Provides Fleet Update Summary
12/17/2012 - Transocean Ltd issued a monthly fleet update summary which includes new contracts, significant changes to existing contracts, and changes in estimated planned out of service time of 15 or more days as...
Noble Announces Sale of Two Jackups for $79 Million
12/10/2012 - Noble Corporation has entered into two separate Definitive Agreements for the sale of two standard jackup drilling units. The first agreement, for the 300-foot water depth capable jackup Noble Lewis ...
Vantage Enters JV for Construction of New Drillship
11/20/2012 - Vantage Drilling Company announced that it has entered into a joint venture with an affiliate of Skeie Group and other investors for purposes of constructing a new, high specification drillship at STX...
Transocean Ltd Provides Fleet Update Summary
11/19/2012 - Transocean Ltd issued a monthly fleet update summary which includes new contracts, significant changes to existing contracts, and changes in estimated planned out of service time of 15 or more days si...
Pacific Announces Contract for the Pacific Khamsin
11/15/2012 - Pacific Drilling S.A announced that its ultra-deepwater drillship the Pacific Khamsin has been awarded a contract by a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of Chevron Corporation for operations in West A...

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