Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Offshore News

Vantage Drilling Drillship Cancelled at DSME

  Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., the world’s number two shipbuilder, says it has cancelled a 703.4 billion won ($595 million) drillship order from a U.S. customer after the...

August 19, 2015
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Thursday, April 10, 2014
Ensco Deep-Ocean-Clarion
Maritime News

Samsung Heavy Wins $1.2 Billion Oceania Drillship Order

South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries said on Wednesday it won a $1.27 billion (1.34 trillion won) order to build two drillships for an unnamed company based in or near Australia.

April 10, 2014
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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Ocean Rig Orders Ninth Drillship from Samsung Heavy

International deepwater drilling contractor Ocean Rig UDW (NASDAQ: ORIG) on Tuesday announced that it has signed a contract to construct a ninth ultra deepwater drillship at Samsung Heavy Industries for approximately $600 million.

September 3, 2013
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Monday, June 24, 2013

Atwood Oceanics Orders Fourth Ultra-Deepwater Drillship

Houston-based drilling contractor Atwood Oceanics, Inc. (NYSE:ATW) said Monday that it has entered into a turnkey construction contract with DSME for a fourth ultra-deepwater drillship for approximately $635 million.

June 24, 2013
Total Views: 5

Monday, June 10, 2013
Offshore News

Ensco Returns to SHI for New $625 Million Drillship

Ensco said Monday that it has placed an order Samsung Heavy Industries for its eighth advanced-capability DP3 ultra-deepwater drillship for approximately $625 million.

June 10, 2013
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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Pacific Drilling Pulls Trigger on Eighth Ultra-Deepwater Drillship

Drilling contractor Pacific Drilling (NYSE: PACD) is kicking off 2013 by continuing on an aggressive ultra-deepwater drillship expansion program, announcing Tuesday that it has exercised an option to construct its...

January 22, 2013
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Friday, November 30, 2012

Sete Brasil’s Drillship Order a “Pleasant Surprise”

[Dow Jones] SembMarine’s (S51.SG) new drillship order from Sete Brasil for US$806 million was a pleasant surprise, Barclays says. “The seventh drillship order from Sete Brasil demonstrates its confidence in...

November 30, 2012
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Tuesday, November 20, 2012
BT-UDS dynamic-positioned Ultra Deep Water (UDW) drillship

Vantage Drilling Invests in Drillship Joint Venture [UPDATE]

Vantage Drilling (NYSE: VTG) said Tuesday that the company has invested $31 million in a new joint venture established for the purpose of constructing a new, high specification drillship at...

November 20, 2012
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Monday, October 15, 2012

Wärtsilä Supplying Engines and Thrusters For Six Brazilian Drillships

Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions and services provider, said Monday it has been awarded a contract from Sembcorp Marine’s Jurong Shipyard to supply main generating engines and thrusters for...

October 15, 2012
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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Atwood Oceanics Orders Third Ultra-Deepwater Drillship

Just hours after announcing a 3-year contract with Noble for its newbuild Atwood Advantage drillship, Houston-based Atwood Oceanics, Inc. (NYSE: ATW) says that it has entered into a contract with...

September 27, 2012
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Monday, September 10, 2012
Press Releases

Rowan Orders Fourth Ultra-Deepwater Drillship

Rowan Companies plc (NYSE: RDC) announced today that it has exercised its option to build a fourth GustoMSC P10,000 design ultra-deepwater drillship with Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. with delivery...

September 10, 2012
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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Ensco Exercises Option for Seventh DP3 Drillship

Ensco plc (NYSE: ESV) said Monday it has exercised one of it’s two options for a DP3 ultra-deepwater drillship, citing rising customer demand and favorable day rates.  The vessel, the...

June 26, 2012
Total Views: 29

Thursday, May 17, 2012

ABS to Class New Ensco DS-8 Ultra-Deepwater Drillship

ABS says it has been selected by Ensco as the class society for a new advanced-capability, ultra deepwater drillship to be built at the Samsung Heavy Industries, Co. Ltd (SHI)...

May 17, 2012
Total Views: 3

Thursday, May 10, 2012
Offshore News

Diamond Orders Ultra-Deepwater Drillship from HHI for $655 million

Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (NYSE:DO) said Thursday that it has entered into a turnkey contract with Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. for construction of a new ultra-deepwater drillship with delivery...

May 10, 2012
Total Views: 12

Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Offshore News

Houston-based Firm Revealed In DSME Ultra-Deepwater Drillship Order

Houston-based drilling contractor Atwood Oceanics revealed Tuesday that one of its subsidiaries is the mystery buyer in an ultra-deepwater drillship construction contract announced Monday by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering. ...

October 18, 2011
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Monday, October 17, 2011
Offshore News

Fred Olsen Extends Drillship Option With Hyundai Heavy

Fred Olsen today said it has reached an agreement with Hyundai Heavy Industries to extend its option for a second newbuild drillship originally set to expire this month.  The option...

October 17, 2011
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Thursday, September 22, 2011
Engineering News

Hyundai Heavy Clinches 10th Drillship Order This Year

Hyundai Heavy Industries said today that its Korean shipyard has clinched a $530 million order from Noble Corporation for the construction of a new deepwater drillship.  The order was the...

September 22, 2011
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Friday, June 24, 2011
Engineering News

UPDATE: Dryships excersises option for seventh ultra-deepwater drillship

Ocean Rig’s ultra deepwater drillship OCEAN RIG OLYMPIA DryShips Inc. has announced that its subsidiary, Ocean Rig UDW Inc., has exercised its third newbuilding option to construct a 7th Generation...

June 24, 2011
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Thursday, May 19, 2011
Engineering News

Diamond Exercises Option For Third Ultra-Deepwater Drillship

On the heals of announcing a $1.8 billion deal with Andarko for the future use of two of their newbuild drillships, Diamond Offshore has issued the following press release announcing...

May 19, 2011
Total Views: 2

Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Engineering News

Vantage Places Order For Ultra-Deepwater Drillship

Vantage Drilling has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co., Ltd to construct an ultra-deepwater drillship.  Vantage said it plans to name...

May 11, 2011
Total Views: 5