Maersk Drilling awarded three-well drillship contract by POSCO International

Maersk Drilling awarded three-well drillship contract by POSCO International

Maersk Drilling has secured a contract for the 7th generation drillship Maersk Viking which will be employed by the POSCO International Corporation, a Korean operator, for a three-well campaign offshore Myanmar. The …
Oct 22, 2019 /  Vessels
Noble secures more work for two offshore rigs

Noble secures more work for two offshore rigs

Offshore drilling contractor Noble Corporation has secured a contract extension for a drillship in South America and another one for a jack-up rig offshore the UK. Caption: Drilling ship Noble Sam Croft - Image courtesy …
Oct 21, 2019 /  Curious
Sonadrill drillship held in Malaysia due to lack of permits

Sonadrill drillship held in Malaysia due to lack of permits

The Sonangol Quenguela drillship is being held by Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency due to docking without permission. Sonangol Quenguela drillship is being held by Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency due to …
Oct 16, 2019 /  Curious
NODL: Cancellation of the West Cobalt Resale Contract

NODL: Cancellation of the West Cobalt Resale Contract

West Cobalt Inc., the 100% owned subsidiary of Northern Drilling Ltd (NODL), on Monday (Oct 07) notified Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd (DSME) that it has canceled the resale contract for the 7th …
Oct 9, 2019 /  Curious
Transocean Relinquishes Interests in Samsung Drillships Under Construction

Transocean Relinquishes Interests in Samsung Drillships Under Construction

Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) announced on Monday that two of its indirect, wholly-owned subsidiaries will relinquish their respective interests in two drillships under construction – the Ocean Rig Santorini and the …
Sep 25, 2019 /  Vessels
Seadrill Limited Announces Contract Award for the West Gemini

Seadrill Limited Announces Contract Award for the West Gemini

Seadrill Limited (Seadrill) has secured a nine well contract with three options, each for two wells, for the West Gemini in West Africa.  Total contract value for the firm portion of the contract is expected to …
Jul 18, 2019 /  Vessels
Maersk Drilling secures contracts for Maersk Valiant in Mexico

Maersk Drilling secures contracts for Maersk Valiant in Mexico

Maersk Drilling has secured contracts for a two-well project for the drillship Maersk Valiant with Repsol Exploración Mexico, S.A. de C.V. for work in Block 10 and 29 offshore Mexico in the Gulf of Mexico. The …
Jun 25, 2019 /  Vessels
Stena Drilling and DNV GL sign contract for first Cyber Secure class notation

Stena Drilling and DNV GL sign contract for first Cyber Secure class notation

Classification society DNV GL has signed a contract for the first Cyber Secure class notation with Stena Drilling. The contract covers the application of the “Basic+” notation to the drillship Stena IceMAX …
Jun 5, 2019 /  Vessels
Dana Gas spuds high-potential exploration well in the eastern Mediterranean in Egypt concession area

Dana Gas spuds high-potential exploration well in the eastern Mediterranean in Egypt concession area

Dana Gas PJSC, the Middle East's largest regional private sector natural gas company, Tuesday announced it has commenced drilling operations on 20 May at its Merak-1 well, offshore Egypt. The location is in 755 meters of …
May 23, 2019 /  Vessels
Naming ceremony held for Sonangol’s new drillship

Naming ceremony held for Sonangol’s new drillship

South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding Marine and Engineering (DSME) hosted last week a naming ceremony for the Sonangol Quengela drillship. Caption: Sonangol Quengela - Image courtesy of …
May 20, 2019 /  Vessels