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Wednesday, July 25, 2012
West Auriga seadrill drillship
News

It Seems That Seadrill Will be Buying Beers Today

Because they just won $4 Billion in contracts for three of their rigs, two of which haven’t even been built yet… The combined 3 rig package

July 25, 2012
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Deepwater Champion Transocean seatrial drillship
Engineering News

Rolls Royce Thrusters Chosen For New Deep Water Drillships

Seadrill has again specified Rolls-Royce thrusters for three drillships to be built by Samsung in Korea. Each vessel will be equipped with six azimuth

July 25, 2012
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Monday, July 16, 2012
USCG: Noble Drillship Grounding Cannot Be Confirmed… Or Denied

USCG: Noble Drillship Grounding Cannot Be Confirmed… Or Denied

Coast Guard personnel in Unalaska continue to investigate reports that the Noble Discoverer dragged anchor Saturday in Dutch Harbor and possibly grounded. 

July 16, 2012
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Sunday, July 15, 2012
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News

Noble Drillship Nearly Wrecks on Alaskan Shore [UPDATE]

Murphy’s Law was proven once again this weekend as the Noble Discoverer, a Shell-contracted drill ship destined to start drilling in arctic waters,

July 15, 2012
Total Views: 89

Friday, July 13, 2012
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Blog

Who, Who… Who’s There? Drillship Crew Rescues Lost Owl

While operating north of the Shetland Islands, the crew of the Stena Carron drillship crew rescues an unexpected stowaway… With the Stena Carron less

July 13, 2012
Total Views: 26

Thursday, July 12, 2012
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News

Anadarko Snatches Up Noble Drillship for 3-Year Contract

Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that the Noble Bob Douglas, an ultra-deepwater drillship currently under construction at Hyundai Heavy

July 12, 2012
Total Views: 77

Tuesday, July 3, 2012
sherpa peregrine drillship tow
Blog

Ship Photo of The Day – Towing a Drillship

This week’s Ship Photo comes to us via Fairmount Marine, the Netherlands-based ocean towage and heavy lift transportation company operating a fleet of

July 3, 2012
Total Views: 142

Thursday, June 28, 2012
Ship Photo of The Day – Shell’s Arctic Rigs Leave Seattle Shipyard
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Ship Photo of The Day – Shell’s Arctic Rigs Leave Seattle Shipyard

As gCaptain report yesterday, Shell’s Kulluk and Noble Discoverer rigs set sail for the Arctic on Wednesday from Vigor Industrial’s Seattle

June 28, 2012
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Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Shell’s Arctic Assets Set Sail for Alaska
Offshore

Shell’s Arctic Assets Set Sail for Alaska

Two oil rigs and a flotilla of support vessels slated to commence exploratory drilling off Alaska’s North Slope have departed on their trip up north from

June 27, 2012
Total Views: 11

Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Ensco Exercises Option for Seventh DP3 Drillship

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

June 26, 2012
Total Views: 75

Monday, June 4, 2012
Seadrill: New Five-Year Contract for West Polaris Drillship Pending

Seadrill: New Five-Year Contract for West Polaris Drillship Pending

Seadrill said Monday that it is in advanced discussions regarding a new five-year contract for its ultra-deepwater drillship, West Polaris.  The company says

June 4, 2012
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Maersk Drilling Bags $610 Million Contract for First Newbuild Drillship in Gulf of Mexico

Maersk Drilling Bags $610 Million Contract for First Newbuild Drillship in Gulf of Mexico

Maersk Drilling, the oil exploration services unit of Danish industrial conglomerate A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S (MAERSK-B.KO), said Monday it has been awarded a

June 4, 2012
Total Views: 4

Thursday, May 31, 2012
Shell Issued Restraining Order as Greenpeace Protest Ship Arrives in Seattle
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Shell Issued Restraining Order as Greenpeace Protest Ship Arrives in Seattle

WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- A federal court has told the environmental group Greenpeace to stay away from drilling rigs that Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSA, RDSB,

May 31, 2012
Total Views: 28

Tuesday, May 22, 2012
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News

Transocean CFO Misspeaks, it’s NOT Likely Employees Will be Indicted in DWH Disaster

HOUSTON–Transocean Ltd. (RIG, RIGN.VX) said an executive misspoke Tuesday morning when he said that the company expected the U.S. to file more charges

May 22, 2012
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Thursday, May 17, 2012
ABS to Class New Ensco DS-8 Ultra-Deepwater Drillship

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

May 17, 2012
Total Views: 108

Friday, April 6, 2012
ensco DS-8
Engineering News

ENSCO Orders Drillship with Retractable Thrusters!?

At first it looked like just another drillship order. Samsung Heavy wins a $645 million order to build a DP3 drillship for ENSCO, however buried in the middle

April 6, 2012
Total Views: 125

Thursday, April 5, 2012
stena carron drillship
News

Stena Carron Drillship Wins Contract West of Shetland

Valiant Petroleum announced today that it had entered into a contract to secure a firm rig slot on the Stena Carron drillship to drill the Handcross prospect

April 5, 2012
Total Views: 119

Thursday, March 22, 2012
Vantage Drilling…And We Shall Call it “Dragonquest”
Offshore

Vantage Drilling…And We Shall Call it “Dragonquest”

So what else would you call a badass drilling rig but Dragonquest?  That was the first thing that came to my mind. Houston-headquarted Vantage Drilling

March 22, 2012
Total Views: 89

Monday, February 27, 2012
West Auriga drillship Seadrill
News

Seadrill Views Long Term Demand for Deepwater Drilling Rigs, Plans to Build Two More

Hamilton, Bermuda – Seadrill has in the last year seen a surge in long-term demand for tender rigs and modern ultra-deepwater drilling rigs. The

February 27, 2012
Total Views: 37

Sunday, February 5, 2012
Estaleiro Jurong Aracruz (EJA), Brazil
Engineering News

Sembcorp Marine Secures Foothold in Brazil With New Drillship Order

SINGAPORE (Dow Jones)–Sembcorp Marine Ltd. (S51.SG) Monday said it has secured a US$792.5 million drillship design and construction order, a

February 5, 2012
Total Views: 17
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