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Stena Drilling Takes Delivery of Stena Evolution Drillship

Offshore drilling contractor Stena Drilling has taken delivery of its 7th generation Stena Evolution ultra-deepwater drillship from Samsung Heavy Industries. After a decade in the making, Stena Evolution drillship has finally been completed and is …
Jan 22, 2024 / Curious

Diamond Offshore Announces New Drillship Contract

Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (NYSE: DO) announced on Jan13 it has entered into a drilling contract with an independent operator to utilize the Ocean BlackRhino for work offshore Guinea-Bissau.  The Ocean BlackRhino was awarded a one-well …
Jan 15, 2024 / Vessels

Naming and Maiden Voyage of CCS Ultra-deepwater Ocean Drilling Vessel Dream

On December 18th, the ocean drilling vessel Dream constructed and surveyed by China Classification Society (CCS) was named and made its maiden voyage in Nansha District, Guangzhou, which marks a crucial step in China’s deep-sea exploration capacity …
Jan 10, 2024 / Vessels

China's first self-built ultradeep ocean drillship completes trial voyage (Video)

China's first domestically developed drilling vessel with the world's deepest drilling depth, "Mengxiang" (Dream), completed its maiden trial voyage on December 27 in the Pearl River Estuary waters of south China's Guangdong Province. The results …
Jan 3, 2024 / Vessels

Stena DrillMax Becomes First Drillship To Be Awarded DNV’s Abate (P) Notation

Stena Drilling has announced that Stena DrillMax, is the first drillship to be awarded DNV’s Abate (P) Notation. Stena Drilling has implemented several technical and operational measures to enable Stena DrillMax to substantially reduce greenhouse gas …
Dec 11, 2023 / Curious

TPAO's drillship begins ops in Black Sea

The Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPAO) has announced that its drilling vessel Fatih has commenced drilling operations in a new location within the Black Sea. The vessel, boasting dimensions with a length of 229 meters, a width of 36 meters and a …
Oct 4, 2023 / Curious

Vår Energi ramps up exploration activity in the Barents Sea

Vår Energi sees substantial opportunities for further growth and value creation in the north and has secured the COSL Prospector drilling rig for a two-year drilling program in the Barents region, in cooperation with Equinor.  The rig contract …
Sep 4, 2023 / Curious

SFL - New $100 Million Contract for Semi-Submersible Rig Hercules

SFL Corporation Ltd. (NYSE: SFL) (SFL) announced today that it has signed a drilling contract in Canada with a subsidiary of Equinor ASA for the harsh environment semi-submersible rig Hercules. The estimated contract value is approximately $100 …
Aug 14, 2023 / Curious

Odfjell Drilling Signs Two Rig Contracts and Strategic Collaboration Agreement

Odfjell Drilling Ltd. announced on Monday (Jul17) that further to the announcement on 31 March 2023, the contracts provided for in the two Letters of Intent for the Deepsea Atlantic to conduct operations in the North Sea region have now been signed …
Jul 17, 2023 / Curious

Vår Energi enters strategic partnership with Halliburton

Vår Energi has formed a long-term strategic partnership with Halliburton for drilling services to further improve drilling and well performance and enhance value creation. The partnership covers drilling services related to exploration and production …
Jun 12, 2023 / Curious