Rigs News in Norway

Statoil to Suspend Two New Rigs through 2014
11/6/2014 - Statoil has decided to suspend two new rigs due to overcapacity in the rig portfolio. Transocean Spitsbergen and Songa Trym will be suspended through 2014, a period which might be extended. ...
Maersk Drilling Names World’s Largest Jack-up Rig in Norway
10/29/2014 - In a ceremony held at GMC Marine Partners yard in Mekjarvik in Norway, Mrs. Anita Utseth, Senior Vice President in Det norske oljeselskab ASA (Det norske) had the honour of naming the ultra harsh envi...
Second XLE jack-up Rig Added to Maersk Drilling’s Fleet
8/7/2014 - Maersk Drilling has taken delivery of its second ultra harsh environment jack-up, XLE-2, from the Keppel FELS shipyard in Singapore on time. The rig will start its mobilisation to the Norwegian North ...
Transocean Barents to Stord
7/14/2014 - The H-6e drilling rig Transocean Barents will arrive Kvaerner's facilities at Stord this week for a two month yard stay. The main purpose of the stay is the five year classification of the rig, as wel...
Sale of Songa Mercur and Songa Venus Rigs
6/27/2014 - Closing of the sales of the rigs Songa Mercur and Songa Venus from Songa Offshore SE to companies within the Opus Offshore Group, previously contemplated to take place within second quarter 2014, is n...
Refinancing of Credit Facility
6/26/2014 - Fred. Olsen Energy ASA has signed a new six year bank credit facility of up to USD 2.000 million. The credit facility will be used to repay existing bank loan, full-finance the newbuild Bollsta Dolphi...
Rowan Contracts Damen Shiprepair for Rowan Viking Conversion
6/19/2014 - Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen (DSV), part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion, has been awarded the contract by a subsidiary of Rowan Companies plc to remodel the Rowan Viking. The Rowan Viking is a Keppel...
Greenpeace Board Transocean Spitsbergen
5/27/2014 - On the morning of 27 May Greenpeace activists boarded the drilling rig Transocean Spitsbergen. The rig was en route to the Hoop area in the Barents Sea. ...
Songa Offshore Sells Songa Mercur & Songa Venus Rigs
4/25/2014 - Songa Offshore SE has entered into an agreement with Opus Offshore Group for the sale of the Songa Mercur and Songa Venus and establishment of a strategic joint venture drilling management company. ...
Seadrill Limited Agrees to Sell West Auriga Drillship to Seadrill Partners LLC
3/11/2014 - Seadrill Limited has entered into an agreement with Seadrill Partners pursuant to which the Company will sell to Seadrill Capricorn Holdings LLC, Seadrill Partners' 51% owned subsidiary ("Capricorn Ho...
Boskalis Subsidiary Dockwise Transports 2 New Statoil Rigs
1/31/2014 - Dockwise, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) was awarded several contracts in January 2014 with a combined value of approximately USD 65 million. The largest contr...
Incident on Bredford Dolphin Rig
1/16/2014 - During drilling operations on the Bredford Dolphin rig, operated by Lundin Norway, an incident occurred at 01.45 this morning. ...
Drydocks to Build Largest Jack-Up Rig for $730m
1/13/2014 - Drydocks World, the world renowned international service provider to the maritime, oil & gas and energy sectors, signed an Agreement with Drill One Capital for building the “Dubai Expo 2020 NS” mega J...
Maersk Receives 2 Year Extension for the Jack-up Maersk Reacher
1/3/2014 - BP Norway has extended the contract for the jack-up Maersk Reacher by two years from September 2014 to September 2016. BP Norway holds options to further extend the contract by up to additional four y...
New Contract Secured for Maersk Guardian Rig
12/20/2013 - Maersk Drilling has signed a contract with Premier Oil Norge AS for the jack-up Maersk Guardian for a one well drilling operation, the Myrhauk exploration well, in the Norwegian North Sea. The duratio...
Keppel Delivers Hercules’ Second KFELS Super A Class Jackup Rig
12/14/2013 - Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS) has delivered to Hercules Offshore, Inc. (Hercules Offshore), their second harsh environment KFELS Super A Class jackup rig. ...
Seadrill Sells the West Leo & West Sirius Rigs to Seadrill Partners
12/2/2013 - Seadrill Limited announced that it has entered into an agreement with Seadrill Partners ("Seadrill Partners") pursuant to which the Company will sell to (i) Seadrill Operating LP, the Company's 70% ow...
Keppel Wins Jackup Order Worth $265 million from Ensco
11/21/2013 - Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M), has secured a contract to build a repeat KFELS Super A Class harsh environment jackup rig from a ...
Seadrill Agrees to Acquire High Specification Jack-up Prospector 3
11/15/2013 - Seadrill Limited announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the company that owns the yard construction contract of the newbuild high specification jack-up rig Prospector 3 from Prospe...
Seadrill Closes the Tender Rig T-16 Transaction
10/21/2013 - Seadrill Limited has completed the previously announced transaction to sell the T-16 tender rig to Seadrill Partners with effect from October 18, 2013. The agreed upon sale is for a total price of US$...

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