Monday, December 21, 2015
Maritime News

Statoil Terminates Contract for ‘Discoverer Americas’ Drillship

Norwegian oil major Statoil has decided to terminate its contract with Transocean for the ultra-deepwater drillship Discoverer Americas over a lack of work.  The drillship has been on contract with Statoil since 2009...

December 21, 2015
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Thursday, April 16, 2015
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Statoil Renegotiates for the Discoverer Americas as Transocean’s Deepwater Asgard Arrives in the GoM

In Transocean’s latest fleet update summary released this afternoon, their 6th generation drill ship Discoverer Americas will be officially heading back to the Gulf of Mexico this summer after her contract...

April 16, 2015
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Monday, March 30, 2015

Advanced Drillships Become Burden for Owners as Business Dries Up

Not so long ago, advanced drillships costing more than half a billion dollars each and capable of operating in ever-deeper waters practically guaranteed big profits for oil-rig operators.

March 30, 2015
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Friday, February 6, 2015

Prediction: Statoil Will Axe the Discoverer Americas

Since she was delivered to Transocean in 2009, the 6th generation drillship Discoverer Americas has been on contract with Norwegian energy major Statoil.  Beginning with two wells in the Gulf of Mexico,...

February 6, 2015
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Discoverer Americas Drillship Makes Big Gas Discovery Offshore Tanzania

Transocean’s 6th generation drillship Discoverer Americas drilled into a huge gas reservoir offshore Tanzania recently according to a statement today by Statoil, the operator of the rig. The Norwegian energy...

October 14, 2014
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Friday, December 6, 2013

Discoverer Americas Drillship Finds Gas Offshore Tanzania

Dec. 6 (Bloomberg) — Statoil ASA, Norway’s state-owned oil producer, discovered as much as 3 trillion cubic feet of gas offshore Tanzania, where it plans to build a liquefied natural...

December 6, 2013
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Friday, March 15, 2013
Stena carron drillship

Statoil Contracts the Stena Carron to Drill off Angola, Sends the Discoverer Americas to Mozambique

Statoil announced today that they have signed a three year contract with Stena Drilling to contract their drillship, Stena Carron, for exploration drilling in the pre-salt blocks (Blocks 38 and 39)...

March 15, 2013
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Friday, November 4, 2011
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Transocean’s Discoverer Americas Gets it Done for Statoil in the Gulf of Mexico

It’s about a two and a half hour helicopter flight from Louisiana to get to this lonely patch of ocean far out in the Gulf of Mexico, but the Geoscientists...

November 4, 2011
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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Transocean drillship finds Cuban refugees while en route to the Gulf of Mexico (UPDATED)

GULF OF MEXICO: While transiting back from the Mediterranean, the Discoverer Americas, an 830-foot long drillship, crossed paths with a small raft carrying 5 Cuban refugees attempting to sail across...

April 28, 2011
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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Where do drillship crews come from? [MAPPED]

  Ever wonder where drillship crew workers come from?  Either way, a former shipmate on the Transocean’s drillship Discoverer Americas mapped it.  Shown here is the geographical distribution of the crew’s...

April 14, 2011
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Monday, March 28, 2011

Statoil gets drilling permit approved, Transocean drillship returning to the Gulf

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management reported on Friday that they had approved a deepwater drilling permit for Norwegian oil company Statoil.  This is the 6th deepwater drilling permit issued...

March 28, 2011
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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Statoil and Transocean pull out of Egypt

The latest word from gCaptain sources is that all the expats from Statoil and Transocean’s offices in Egypt have left, or are in the process of leaving the country as...

January 30, 2011
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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Discoverer Americas Spuds In off Egypt…in almost 9000 feet of water

About a week or two before the drilling moratorium was lifted in the Gulf of Mexico, the Statoil-contracted Discoverer Americas pulled anchor and motored east loaded to the gills with their...

October 27, 2010
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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Discoverer Americas – A 6th Generation Drillship Leaves the Gulf of Mexico

For Statoil and Transocean’s crew assigned to the Discoverer Americas, heading to Egypt had always been part of the long term plan, however in this case, the schedule got moved...

September 21, 2010
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