Thursday, February 28, 2013
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Engineering News

Perisai Petroleum Orders Second Pacific Class 400 Jack-Up from PPL Shipyard

The jack-up drilling market continues to show strength today with the latest order by Perisai Petroleum Teknologi Bhd. for a Pacific Class 400 newbuild rig from Sembcorp Marine’s subsidiary PPL...

February 28, 2013
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Monday, February 18, 2013
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Maersk Oil Qatar Signs $211 Million Contract for Gulf Drilling’s Newbuild Jack-Up

Maersk Oil Qatar and Gulf Drilling International (GDI) announced today they have signed a four year agreement for 770 million Qatari Riyal (USD $211 million), under which Maersk Oil Qatar...

February 18, 2013
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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Ezion Holdings Secures $79.9M Jack-Up Rig Charter

Ezion Holdings Limited announced today that it has secured a charter contract with a value of approximately USD 79.9 million over a 3 year period with additional 2 year extendable...

February 17, 2013
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Wednesday, February 6, 2013
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Engineering News

Lamprell Awarded Super 116E Jack-Up Newbuild Contract from Jindal

UAE-based shipyard Lamprell announced today that it has been awarded a newbuild contract from Dev Drilling for the construction and delivery of a completely outfitted and equipped, LeTourneau-designed, Super 116E...

February 6, 2013
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013
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Mubadala Petroleum Signs $116 Million Contract for Atwood Orca Jack-Up

HOUSTON – Atwood Oceanics, Inc. (NYSE: ATW) announced today that one of its subsidiaries has been awarded a two-year drilling services contract by UAE-based Mubadala Petroleum for the Atwood Orca, a Pacific Class 400...

January 23, 2013
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Thursday, December 6, 2012
Engineering News

Sembcorp Marine Secures $434 Million Contract to Build Two Jack-Ups for Mexico’s Oro Negro

A subsidiary of Sembcorp Marine Ltd. (S51.SG) has secured a contract worth US$434 million to construct two jack-up rigs for Mexico’s Integradora de Servicios Petroleros Oro Negro, the Singapore offshore equipment...

December 6, 2012
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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Jurong Shipyard Jack-Up Accident [INCIDENT PHOTOS]

gCaptain has just received these exclusive photos of this week’s jack-up rig accident at Jurong Shipyard in Singapore. Monday’s incident left 89 workers injured but amazingly did not result in...

December 5, 2012
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Thursday, October 4, 2012
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12-Month Contract Awarded to Newbuild Jack-up Atwood Manta

Atwood Oceanics, Inc. (NYSE: ATW) announced today that one of its subsidiaries has been awarded a contract by CEC International, Ltd. for the jack-up rig Atwood Manta which is currently under...

October 4, 2012
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Sunday, September 2, 2012
Arabdrill 50

Get Jacked…Up!

Yet another successful launch for Keppel Corp in Singapore.  The offshore and marine giant set afloat the Mobile Offshore Self-Elevating Drilling Unit (SEDU) Arabdrill 50 (Hull B325) on 31 August...

September 2, 2012
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Monday, August 27, 2012

Look up there! It’s a bird, it’s a plane…no, it’s a ship?!

Yes, that’s right, it’s a ship [a self-propelled DP2 jack-up, heavy lift ship to be precise].  For the uninitiated, it could look like the Empire’s AT-AT landing craft on the...

August 27, 2012
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Friday, August 24, 2012
Engineering News

Lamprell Delivers LeTourneau Super 116E Jack-Up to Abu Dhabi NDC

Lamprell (ticker: LAM), a UAE-based provider of diversified engineering and contracting services to the onshore and offshore oil & gas and renewables industry, announced today the completion of construction of...

August 24, 2012
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Wednesday, August 15, 2012
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Engineering News

Former Transocean Jack-up to be Converted into Accommodation Rig at Scheldepoort

Scheldepoort Repair & Conversion Yard has been awarded a contract to convert the jack-up drilling rig ‘Shelf Explorer’ into offshore hotel accommodation. The accommodation unit will then be known as...

August 15, 2012
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Tuesday, July 17, 2012
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Seajacks Orders Self-Propelled Jackup Destined for North Sea Work

Seajacks announced today they have placed an order with UAE-based Lamprell for the construction of a new self-propelled jack-up vessel, specifically designed for installation and maintenance services in the offshore...

July 17, 2012
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Monday, July 16, 2012

Tullow Oil Encouters Abnormal Pressure While Drilling Offshore Guyana, Confirms Hydrocarbons

LONDON–U.K.-listed oil explorer Tullow Oil PLC (TLW.LN) said Monday it has decided to abandon a high-pressure oil well it was drilling off the coast of Guyana due to fears it could become...

July 16, 2012
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Wednesday, July 11, 2012
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Atwood Oceanics’ Vicksburg Jack-Up Gains Contract Extension

HOUSTON – Atwood Oceanics Inc. (NYSE: ATW), announced today that one of its subsidiaries has been awarded a twelve-month contract extension with an affiliate of Coastal Energy Company for the jackup rig Vicksburg. ...

July 11, 2012
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Monday, July 9, 2012
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Jack-Up Rig Rates Show No Signs of Letdown with Latest Contract from Glencore

For those analysts who were predicting jack-up day rates to remain flat for the forseeable future, international offshore drilling contractor, Atwood Oceanic (NYSE: ATW), is bucking the apparent trend. Glencore...

July 9, 2012
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Wednesday, July 4, 2012
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Statoil Hires Harsh Environment Jack-Up Rig from Maersk Drilling

COPENHAGEN (Dow Jones) –Danish industrial conglomerate A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S (MAERSK-B.KO) said Wednesday its oil and gas drilling services arm Maersk Drilling has received a two-year contract for the use of a new...

July 4, 2012
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Friday, June 22, 2012
sapphire driller vantage drilling

Aging Jack-Up Rig Fleet in Need of 200 Newbuilds

At the 25th annual Marine Money conference in New York this week, Andreas Stubsrud, Head of Research at Pareto Securities, predicted a need for 200 new jack up rigs as...

June 22, 2012
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Tuesday, February 21, 2012
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Huisman Delivers 600MT Crane to Offshore Windfarm Jack-Up “Neptune” [VIDEO]

Huisman, the specialist in lifting, drilling and subsea solutions, successfully delivered the 600mt Wind Turbine Installation Crane onboard GeoSea’s DP2 jack-up vessel Neptune. The crane was handed over to the...

February 21, 2012
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Thursday, January 19, 2012
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Fire Incidents

Chevron Nigeria Suspends Search for Missing Workers from Blown-Out Jack Up Rig

Chevron Nigeria reports they have suspended their search for the 2 missing rig workers from the jack up rig that blew out and caught fire on 16 January.  It has...

January 19, 2012
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