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Names for New Jack-Up Drilling Units
Singapore >> 1/24/2011 - ATWOOD OCEANICS, INC., a Houston-based international drilling contractor, announced names for its three high-specification Pacific Class 400 jack-up rigs being constructed at PPL Shipyard PTE LTD in S...
STEP Offshore to Upgrade Awilco Drilling's Arctic II
Poland >> 10/19/2010 - STEP Offshore, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aker Solutions, has won a contract from Awilco Drilling Limited to engineer and deliver mud mixing and solids control systems to the Arctic II rig. STEP Off...
Lamprell Announces MOU With Eurasia Drilling Co.
United Arab Emirates >> 10/18/2010 - Lamprell, a leading provider of specialist engineering services to the international oil & gas and renewables industry, confirms that pursuant to an announcement issued earlier by Eurasia Drilling Com...
Aker Solutions Wins Drilling Riser Contract
Brazil >> 10/6/2010 - Aker Solutions has won a contract to provide a complete, 8 000 feet drilling riser system to Sevan Marine's deepwater drilling rig Sevan Brazil. The contract is worth more than USD 40 million. The del...
Atwood Announces Construction of Two Drilling Units
United States >> 10/5/2010 - ATWOOD OCEANICS announced that Atwood Oceanics Pacific Limited ("AOPL"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Atwood Oceanics, Inc. executed turnkey construction agreements with PPL Shipyard PTE LTD ("PPL") t...
Sembcorp Marine's PPL Shipyard Builds Two Jack-Up Rigs
Singapore >> 10/5/2010 - Sembcorp Marine's subsidiary PPL Shipyard has secured two turnkey contracts with a combined value up to US$364 million to build two jack-up rigs with options for another three jack-up rigs from Atwood...
Lamprell Announces US$ 52 m of Contract Awards
United Arab Emirates >> 9/15/2009 - Lamprell, a leading provider of specialist engineering services to the international oil & gas industry, is pleased to announce that it has received contract awards from three of its key customers, wh...
Keppel Fels Completes Proprietary DSS 51 Semi for Transocean
Singapore >> 2/7/2009 - Keppel FELS Limited has completed Transocean’s Development Driller III, an ultra-deepwater drilling rig built to Keppel’s proprietary DSSTM 51 semisubmersible (semi) design. ...
Scorpion Offshore Ltd. - Resolves Semisubmersible Construction Contract
Singapore >> 1/9/2009 - On 27 November 2008 Scorpion Offshore Ltd. announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Scorpion Deepwater Ltd. ("Deepwater"), was unable to secure necessary financing for the construction and delivery...
Seabird Contracts and Vessel Update
United States >> 12/23/2008 - SeaBird Exploration Limited has been awarded two contracts for the Aquila Explorer in South America and the Far East. These contracts are back-to-back and will commence when Aquila Explorer is ending ...
Sembcorp Secures Rig Orders To Build Two Jack Up Rigs For Egyptian Offshore Drilling Company
Egypt >> 9/8/2008 - PPL Shipyard, a subsidiary of Sembcorp Marine, has secured a contract from Egyptian Offshore Drilling Company, S.A.E. (EODC) for the construction of two units of jack-up rigs for a total contract valu...
Roc Oil Provides Mauritania Drilling Update
Mauritania >> 2/26/2008 - Roc Oil (Mauritania) Company advised that that the Atwood "Hunter" drilling rig had drilled the Khop-1 exploration well to 1896 mBRT where the 20" casing had been run and cemented. The forward program...
NOL Announces Three Year Contract Award for Semi-submersible Energy Driller offshore India
India >> 1/29/2008 - Northern Offshore announced that Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (“ONGC”) Drilling Services, Mumbai region, has awarded its wholly owned affiliate Jet Drilling (S) Pte. a three-year contract f...
Roc Oil Provides Wei-6-12W-1 Exploration Well Drilling Update, Offshore China
China >> 1/9/2008 - Roc Oil (China) Company advised the Premium "Murmanskaya" jack up drilling rig is preparing to run the 13-3/8 inch casing to a depth of 800 mBRT. The Wei-6-12W-1 well is located approximately 2.5 kilo...
COSL Signs Construction Agreement
China >> 12/18/2007 - China Oilfield Services Limited announced that China Merchants Heavy Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd. and Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd. were awarded via tendering with the construction of two 35...
COSL signs offshore drilling rig service contract in Indonesia
Indonesia >> 11/15/2007 - China Oilfield Services Limited announced that its Indonesia-based subsidiary, PT COSL INDO successfully awarded a public tender, which has renewed its drilling service contract with CNOOC SES Ltd for...
HMC Completes Float-Over Installation of 11,000 Ton Deck in Nigeria
Nigeria >> 10/26/2007 - Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) completed the installation of the Mobil Producing Nigeria East Area Project GX Deck. The Deck was installed in Nigerian waters using the so-called float-over method. T...
First Contract for High Efficiency Jack-up Rig 1
United Arab Emirates >> 10/4/2007 - Maersk Contractors has been awarded a contract by Dubai Petroleum Establishment for Jack-up drilling operations offshore Dubai in the Arabian Gulf. The drilling contract has a duration of three years ...
Timan secures an in principle offer of drilling rig for its Caspian offshore project
Russia >> 10/3/2007 - Timan announces that it has successfully completed preliminary negotiations with the state oil and gas company of Azerbaijan, SOCAR, over the provision of a jack-up drilling rig and related drilling s...
KCA DEUTAG Awarded Early Contract Extensions in Oman
Oman >> 9/6/2007 - KCA DEUTAG has been awarded early contract extensions, which include rate increases, for five of its land rigs in Oman by Petroleum Development Oman (PDO). The total contract value is in the order of ...

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