Monday, June 7, 2021

Transocean Reaches Deal for Delayed Delivery of New Ultra-Deepwater Drillships

Offshore drilling contractor Transocean announced today it has reached an agreement with Sembcorp Marine’s Jurong Shipyard on the delayed delivery of the two ultra-deepwater drillships under construction. Jurong Shipyard, located...

June 7, 2021
Total Views: 3250

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Drillship Breaks Moorings in Heavy Weather in Scotland

A drill ship broke its moorings at a terminal in southwest Scotland on Tuesday night and drifted into a channel before its crew was able to drop anchor and restore...

February 4, 2021
Total Views: 5728

Friday, August 21, 2020
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Drillship Fatih Makes Huge Black Sea Discovery

By Selcan Hacaoglu (Bloomberg) President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey has found 320 billion cubic meters of natural gas in the biggest ever discovery in the Black Sea, and hopes...

August 21, 2020
Total Views: 73

Monday, August 17, 2020

Drillship Standoff Intensifies Off Cyprus

(Reuters) – Turkey drew another rebuke from the European Union on Sunday when it said its Yavuz energy drillship would extend operations in disputed Mediterranean waters off Cyprus until mid-September....

August 17, 2020
Total Views: 13

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Maritime News

Petronas Drillship Leaves South China Sea Waters After Standoff

By Rozanna Latiff and A. Ananthalakshmi KUALA LUMPUR, May 12 (Reuters) – An oil exploration vessel contracted by Malaysian state energy company Petronas that was involved in a standoff with...

May 12, 2020
Total Views: 147

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
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Maritime News

Offshore Driller Valaris to Explore Bankruptcy with Creditors -Sources

By Mike Spector and David French April 21 (Reuters) – Offshore oil driller Valaris PLC is preparing to start talks with creditors to see if they can agree on terms for a...

April 21, 2020
Total Views: 25

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
seadrill drillship

John Fredriksen’s Northern Drilling Snaps Up Newbuild Drillships on the Cheap

John Fredriksen-controlled Northern Drilling has entered into agreements to acquire two newbuild ultra-deepwater drillships from South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) for the bargain price of just US...

May 9, 2018
Total Views: 15

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Ocean Rig Postpones Delivery of Newbuild Drillship Ocean Rig Santorini at Samsung Heavy

Offshore driller Ocean Rig has announced it has reached a deal with South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries to postpone the delivery of the newbuild drillship Ocean Rig Santorini by...

April 24, 2018
Total Views: 13

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Maritime News

Cyprus to Pursue Exploratory Drilling in Mediterranean Amid Standoff with Turkey

ATHENS, Feb 21 (Reuters) – Cyprus said on Wednesday it would press ahead with oil and gas exploration, signalling resolve in a standoff with Turkey over access to potential energy...

February 21, 2018
Total Views: 3

Thursday, December 7, 2017
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BSEE: Worker Killed Aboard Petrobras 10000 Drillship in U.S. Gulf of Mexico

A drillship worker was killed last week in an accident on the rig floor of a Petrobras-contracted drillship in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico about 172 miles south of Port...

December 7, 2017
Total Views: 31

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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Oil’s Biggest Rigs Get Sent to Junkyard as Daily Losses Mount

By David Wethe (Bloomberg) — Transocean Ltd. is finally sending Pathfinder to its grave, after two years in a Caribbean purgatory that cost about $15,000 a day. The move by the world’s...

October 18, 2017
Total Views: 73

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Maritime News

Two-Year Contract for Ultra-Deepwater Drillship ‘Deepwater Invictus’

Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG) announced Tuesday that its ultra-deepwater drillship Deepwater Invictus has been awarded a two-year contract with options by a subsidiary of BHP Billiton. Transocean said the backlog associated...

October 17, 2017
Total Views: 19

Monday, August 14, 2017

Drillship Leaves Vietnam Oil Block After China Row

By Matthew Tostevin HANOI, Aug 14 (Reuters) – The drilling ship at the center of a row between Vietnam and China over oil prospecting in disputed waters in the South...

August 14, 2017
Total Views: 0

Thursday, July 13, 2017
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Maritime News

Turkey Sends Ships and Submarine to Monitor Drillship Near Cyprus

ISTANBUL, July 13 (Reuters) – Turkey has sent two ships and a submarine to monitor a drilling vessel in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, the military said on Thursday, in a...

July 13, 2017
Total Views: 33

Friday, June 9, 2017

Petrobras Reports Explosion Aboard Drillship in Brazil

SAO PAULO, June 9 (Reuters) – Brazil’s state-controlled oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA on Friday reported an explosion on the NS 32 drill ship, which is operated by Odebrecht Óleo...

June 9, 2017
Total Views: 11

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Maritime News

ExxonMobil Extends Contract for Maersk Drillship at a Fraction of the Original Rate

Maersk Drilling says it has been awarded a 150-day contract extension by ExxonMobil for the ultra-deepwater drillship Maersk Viking at a significantly lower day rate compared to the original long-term...

May 24, 2017
Total Views: 35

Monday, March 20, 2017

Drillship Walkthrough: See What It’s Like Inside an Ultra-Deepwater Drill Rig [VIDEO]

Ever wonder what it’s like inside a modern ultra-deepwater drillship. Well, here you go: The video was filmed in the Gulf of Mexico aboard a 2010-built Samsung design 12000 drillship...

March 20, 2017
Total Views: 218

Monday, December 12, 2016

Noble Renegotiates Drillship Contracts with Shell

London-baed drilling contractor Noble Corporation has agreed with Royal Dutch Shell to amend the long-term charter contracts for three ultra-deepwater drillships citing the challenging environment for offshore exploration and production...

December 12, 2016
Total Views: 38

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Maritime News

Atwood Drillships Delayed Two Years at DSME

Houston-headquartered offshore drilling contractor Atwood Oceanics announced Tuesday it has reached an agreement with South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering to postpone the delivery of two newbuild ultra-deepwater...

December 6, 2016
Total Views: 29

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Transocean: Contract for Ultra-Deepwater Drillship Discoverer India Terminated Early

Offshore drilling contractor Transocean says it has received a notice for the early termination of the contract for its ultra-deepwater drillship Discoverer India. Transocean announced Monday that its customer Reliance Industries Ltd. (Reliance)...

October 4, 2016
Total Views: 28