Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Valaris to Reactivate DS-8 Drillship for Petrobras Contract in Brazil

Offshore drilling contractor Valaris will reactivate its ultra-deepwater drillship DS-8 for a three-year contract with Brazilian state-owned energy company

March 7, 2023
Total Views: 1929

Sunday, March 13, 2022

Drillship Breaks Moorings and Collides with Bulk Carrier in Pascagoula

A drillship broke free from its moorings in strong winds Saturday and collided with a moored bulk carrier near the VT Halter shipyard and Chevron docks in

March 13, 2022
Total Views: 9851

Friday, October 22, 2021

Maersk Drillship Going for New Water Depth World Record Off Angola

A Maersk drillship is going for a new drilling water depth world record in Angola. The drillship, Maersk Voyager, was awarded a contract extension this month

October 22, 2021
Total Views: 5736

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

June 7, 2021
Total Views: 3302

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

February 4, 2021
Total Views: 5777

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

August 21, 2020
Total Views: 139

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

August 17, 2020
Total Views: 20

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

May 12, 2020
Total Views: 191

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

April 21, 2020
Total Views: 38

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

May 9, 2018
Total Views: 31

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

April 24, 2018
Total Views: 23

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

February 21, 2018
Total Views: 13

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

December 7, 2017
Total Views: 89

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
deepwater pathfinder

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

October 18, 2017
Total Views: 186

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

October 17, 2017
Total Views: 44

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

August 14, 2017
Total Views: 5

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

July 13, 2017
Total Views: 57

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,

June 9, 2017
Total Views: 23

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

May 24, 2017
Total Views: 77

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

March 20, 2017
Total Views: 1219