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Transocean Announces 10-Year Contracts for 4 Drillships
9/28/2012 - Transocean Ltd announced that it has been awarded 10-year contracts for four newbuild dynamically positioned ultra-deepwater drillships by Royal Dutch Shell (Shell). Shipyard delivery for the first dr...
Noble Energy Announces Agreement for New Build Drillship
9/27/2012 - Noble Energy, Inc. announced that it has entered into a 36 month contract with a subsidiary of Atwood Oceanics Inc. for a new build drillship to support its global new ventures efforts in deepwater ex...
Miller Energy Gets Approval to Operate Rig-35
8/21/2012 - Miller Energy Resources announced that its Rig-35 received final approvals to commence drilling from the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission after a thorough and rigorous rig inspection followe...
Hercules Closes the Platform Rig 3 Sale
8/20/2012 - Hercules Offshore, Inc. announced that it has closed the previously announced sale of Platform Rig 3, along with its wholly owned subsidiaries, TODCO Mexico Inc. and Servicios TODCO S. de R.L. de C.V....
Diamond Offshore to Build a Moored Semisubmersible Rig
8/14/2012 - Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. announced that a subsidiary has entered into a contract with Jurong Shipyard of Singapore to build a moored semisubmersible rig with delivery scheduled for the second q...
Buccaneer`s Endeavour Jack-Up Mobilizes to Alaska
7/31/2012 - Buccaneer Energy Limited is pleased to advise that the jack-up rig “Endeavour – Spirit of Independence” has been loaded onto the Kang Sheng Kou heavy lift vessel and is in route to the Cook Inlet, Ala...
Ensco Takes Delivery of Final ENSCO 8500 Series Rig
7/31/2012 - Ensco plc took delivery of the seventh and final rig in the ENSCO 8500 Series on 30 July at the Keppel FELS shipyard in Singapore, where all the rigs in the series have been built. The rig is contract...
Atwood Awarded Contract Extension for Vicksburg Rig
7/10/2012 - ATWOOD OCEANICS, INC. announced that one of its subsidiaries has been awarded a twelve-month contract extension with an affiliate of Coastal Energy Company for the jackup rig Vicksburg. The extension ...
Transocean to Put Middle East Rigs up for Sale
Transocean to Put Middle East Rigs up for Sale 6/14/2012 - Transocean, owner of the world's largest offshore drilling fleet, has put its Middle East rig assets up for sale, in a deal likely to raise $1 billion for the Switzerland-based company, three sources ...
Keppel Secures US$205m Repeat Jackup Order from Mexico
4/2/2012 - Keppel AmFELS LLC, a US wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), has won a contract from Mexico's Perforadora Central SA de CV (Perforadora Central) to build a repeat jack...
Pacific to Construct its 7th Ultra-Deepwater Drillship
3/16/2012 - Pacific Drilling S.A. announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary exercised an option to construct its seventh ultra-deepwater drillship with Samsung Heavy Industries. ...
Parker Delays Completion of New Alaska Drilling Rigs
1/17/2012 - Parker Drilling announced that completion of its two new-design Arctic Alaska Drilling Units (AADUs) has been delayed to allow the Company to modify the rigs to meet their design and functional requir...
CIMC Raffles Delivers MASTER DRILLER Rig to Reignwood
12/29/2011 - CIMC Raffles delivered a Jack-up drilling rig the Master Driller to the Reignwood International Investment (Group) Company Limited, with the delivery ceremony being held in the No. 1 dock. Mr. Liu Sha...
Rowan to Build 3rd Ultra-Deepwater Drillship with HHI
11/1/2011 - Rowan announced that it has exercised its option to build a third GustoMSC P10000 design ultra-deepwater drillship with Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (HHI) with delivery scheduled for the fourth ...
Atwood Announces Contract for the Atwood Condor
10/17/2011 - Atwood Oceanics, Inc., announced that one of its subsidiaries has been awarded a drilling services contract by Hess Corporation for work in the Gulf of Mexico for the Atwood Condor, Atwood's ultra-dee...
Blake International Signs Deepwater Contract
9/16/2011 - Blake International and Anadarko Petroleum Corporation have entered into a contract to mobilize the Blake Rig 1007 onto the Marco Polo TLP at Green Canyon 608. The contract is for 2 wells with a 1 wel...
Treaty's Texas Operations Contracts Work-Over Rigs
8/1/2011 - Treaty Energy Corporation, a growth-oriented energy company in the oil and gas industry, reported on activities of C&C Petroleum Management LLC, the Company's Texas operations subsidiary, related to i...
Union Drilling Signs Contracts for Two New Rigs
7/6/2011 - Union Drilling, Inc. has entered into contracts to purchase two new drilling rigs based upon executed three-year contracts with a long-standing customer. The 1,500 horsepower AC electric drilling rigs...
Two More Noble Rigs Head Back to Work off Mexico
7/6/2011 - Two more shallow-water rigs owned by Noble Corp, the world's third-largest offshore contractor, are going back to work off Mexico, meaning its entire fleet designated for that country is under contrac...
Patterson-UTI Reports Drilling Activity for June 2011
7/5/2011 - Patterson-Uti Energy, Inc. reported that for the month of June 2011, the Company had an average of 205 drilling rigs operating, including 201 rigs in the United States and 4 rigs in Canada. For the th...

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