Monday, March 30, 2015

Advanced Drillships Become Burden for Owners as Business Dries Up

Not so long ago, advanced drillships costing more than half a billion dollars each and capable of operating in ever-deeper waters practically guaranteed big

March 30, 2015
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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Hyundai Heavy’s Next-Generation Drillship Design Receives ABS Approval in Principle

The American Bureau of Shipping says it has awarded approval in principle (AIP) for Hyundai Heavy Industries' next-generation HD12000 heavy duty, wide beam

January 20, 2015
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Monday, October 20, 2014

Petrobras Extends Ultra Deepwater Ocean Rig Contracts

Cyprus-based Ocean Rig UDW Inc said on Monday that it signed a $1.1 billion three-year contract with Brazil's state-run oil company, Petroleo Brasileiro SA, to

October 20, 2014
Total Views: 29

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Discoverer Americas Drillship Makes Big Gas Discovery Offshore Tanzania

Transocean’s 6th generation drillship Discoverer Americas drilled into a huge gas reservoir offshore Tanzania recently according to a statement today by

October 14, 2014
Total Views: 100

Thursday, September 25, 2014
Maritime News

Maersk Drilling Names Fourth UDW Drillship

Maersk Drilling’s fourth ultra deepwater drillship was named Thursday morning in a ceremony held at the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) shipyard in Geoje,

September 25, 2014
Total Views: 35

Monday, June 16, 2014
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GustoMSC Unveils New Ultra-Deepwater Drillship Design

Offshore design firm GustoMSC unveiled their newest drillship design today, one named after Ferdinand Magellan, the leader of the first expedition to

June 16, 2014
Total Views: 25

Thursday, March 20, 2014

PHOTOS: Drillship Derrick Heavy Lift at HHI

Here's a series of photos showing the placement of the drilling derrick onboard Diamond Offshore Drilling's new ultra-deep water drillship, Ocean BlackLion at

March 20, 2014
Total Views: 107

Monday, February 24, 2014
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Maritime News

Maersk Drilling Takes Delivery First Ultra Deepwater Drillship, Maersk Viking [PHOTOS]

Maersk Drilling on Monday announced that it has taken delivery of its first ultra deepwater drillship, Maersk Viking, from Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI)

February 24, 2014
Total Views: 171

Thursday, December 12, 2013
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Singapore’s Keppel Says it Plans to Build Its First Drillship

Singapore's Keppel Corporation Ltd, the world's top offshore drilling rig maker, said it plans to build its first drillship despite not having a buyer lined

December 12, 2013
Total Views: 12

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
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Chevron Awards Transocean $1.1 Billion Drillship Charter Contract

Chevron has awarded a 5-year, $1.1 billion contract to Transocean today for the charter of a new drillship that will be build over the next few years at Daewoo

October 15, 2013
Total Views: 4

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Norway’s Inocean Chosen to Design New Arctic Drillship for Statoil

An independent naval architecture firm in Norway has been awarded a contract for the concept design and option for the Front End Engineering Design for a new

September 26, 2013
Total Views: 30

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

September 3, 2013
Total Views: 117

Monday, September 2, 2013
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Samsung Heavy Wins Major Newbuild Orders, Settles Dispute with FLEX LNG

In an exchange filing today, Samsung Heavy Industries announced the winning of contracts to build a new drillship and two LNG carriers for a total

September 2, 2013
Total Views: 11

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

June 24, 2013
Total Views: 11

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

June 10, 2013
Total Views: 30

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

ABB breakthrough for enhanced reliability drillship

Zurich, Switzerland, June 3, 2013 – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has secured a landmark offshore marine industry contract

June 5, 2013
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Monday, May 6, 2013
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Fincantieri Unveils New Drillship Design

New "OVERDRILL" design promises increased variable deck load capacity, reduced overall dimensions, and increased

May 6, 2013
Total Views: 28

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

CAT to Power Six Drillships in Brazil

Caterpillar Global Petroleum announced Monday that it has been awarded the contract from Estaleiro Enseada do Paraguaçu (EEP) to provide the diesel

April 30, 2013
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Friday, April 19, 2013

Noble Newbuilds Headed for Gulf of Mexico

Two Noble drillships under construction at HHI will go to Gulf of Mexico under three-year contracts.

April 19, 2013
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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Seadrill Books First Gig for Newbuild Drillship, West Neptune

The $662 million contract will span a minimum of three years, plus an option for a one-year

April 16, 2013
Total Views: 23