Wednesday, August 19, 2015

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
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Monday, June 10, 2013

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
Total Views: 2

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: 42

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: 5

Thursday, May 10, 2012

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: 19

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

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

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
Total Views: 4

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: 16