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Tuesday, May 12, 2020
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...
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
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...
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
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...
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...
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
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...
Thursday, December 7, 2017
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...
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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...
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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...
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...
Thursday, July 13, 2017
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...
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...
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
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...
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...
Monday, December 12, 2016
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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...
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)...
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
At $500 Million a Pop, Stacking Drillships is a Gamble That Has No Precedent
By David Wethe (Bloomberg) — In a far corner of the Caribbean Sea, one of those idyllic spots touched most days by little more than a fisherman chasing blue marlin,...
Monday, May 23, 2016
Contract Terminated for Rowan Ultra-Deepwater Drillship
Houston-headquartered drilling contractor Rowan says it has reached an agreement with one of its customers for the early termination of the drilling contract for the ultra-deepwater drillship Rowan Relentless. The contract with Freeport-McMoRan...
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