Thursday, March 23, 2017
Maritime News

Energy Hedge Fund Run by Former `Big Wolf’ Trader Delivers 46% Return

By Mikael Holter (Bloomberg) — Two former associates of billionaire shipping and rig tycoon John Fredriksen are delivering out-sized returns by snapping up distressed and shunned oil-related assets. And they...

March 23, 2017
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Tuesday, May 27, 2014
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News

Shelf Drilling Wins Long-Term Contracts Offshore Thailand

Shelf Drilling announced today their global fleet of 37 jack-up rigs will grow by two in conjunction with the recent award of a pair of 5-year offshore drilling contracts by...

May 27, 2014
Total Views: 6

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
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Shipbuilding

DSME Challenging Singapore Yards for Slice of Jackup Pie

By Kyunghee Park (Bloomberg) — Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., the world’s second-largest shipbuilder, is bidding to build jackup rigs for the first time in three decades to tap...

March 13, 2013
Total Views: 8

Monday, December 10, 2012
Engineering News

Chinese Shipyard Asked to Suspend Jackup Construction Following Jurong Shipyard Accident

China’s Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Offshore has been told to temporarily suspend the construction of as many as four jackup rigs as a result of the December 3 accident at Jurong...

December 10, 2012
Total Views: 38

Tuesday, July 10, 2012
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Offshore

Keppel Lands Yet Another Jackup Order for $240 Million

A consortium led by Keppel Kazakhstan and partner Ersai Caspian Contractor said Tuesday that they have secured a contract from a subsidiary of Kazakhstan’s state-owned oil company, KazMunayGas, for a...

July 10, 2012
Total Views: 8

Thursday, May 31, 2012
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Engineering News

Maersk Drilling, Keppel, Land Ultra-Harsh Environment Jackup Contract with Statoil

Maersk Drilling announced today the ordering of a new ultra harsh, high specification jack-up rig at Keppel FELS in Singapore backed by a four-year-contract with Statoil.  The order comes only...

May 31, 2012
Total Views: 6

Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Engineering News

Sembcorp Adds Another $208 Million to the Books with Latest Jackup Rig Order

SINGAPORE (Dow Jones)–Singapore-listed Sembcorp Marine Ltd. (S51.SG) said Tuesday its unit has secured a rig building contract worth US$208 million from a unit of Malaysia’s Perisai Petroleum Teknologi Bhd. (0047.KU). PPL...

May 8, 2012
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Wednesday, May 2, 2012
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Collision

USCG UPDATE: Panamax Tanker Strikes Jackup Rig, Grounds Itself Off Port Aransas [IMAGES]

  On the approach into the channel at Port Aransas, Texas this morning, the 74k DWT product tanker, FR8 Pride, a Scorpio Tanker-managed vessel, lost power and collided with the...

May 2, 2012
Total Views: 18

Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Engineering News

DNV Launches New Rule Book for Jackup Rig Builders and Designers

Coinciding with the announcement of Lamprell’s newbuild jackup order today, DNV released a new rule book for self-elevating units, aka jackups, which will guide designers and yards to class their designs...

May 1, 2012
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Engineering News

Lamprell Wins $227 Million Jackup Newbuild Contract

Lamprell announced today the receipt of a USD $227 million contract award from an international drilling contractor for the construction of a jackup drilling rig. The contract is for the...

May 1, 2012
Total Views: 3

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
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Engineering News

NDC Executes $333M Option for Additional Super 116E Jackups from Lamprell

Rig builder Lamprell announced today the receipt of a $333 million order for two, Super 116E (Enhanced) Class jackups from Abu Dhabi’s National Drilling Company (NDC).  This order is the...

April 25, 2012
Total Views: 2

Monday, April 16, 2012
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Engineering News

Aker Solutions to Fit Out a New Friede & Goldman 2000E Jackup

Aker Solutions has won a contract from Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore Ltd to supply a complete drilling equipment package for a new jack-up drilling rig, being built by the Chinese...

April 16, 2012
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Friday, April 6, 2012
Engineering News

Gulf Drilling Orders New Pacific Class 400 Jackup from Sembcorp

SINGAPORE -(Dow Jones)- Sembcorp Marine Ltd. (S51.SG) Thursday said it secured a US$218.5 million contract to construct a jack-up rig for Gulf Drilling International for its Qatar operations. The new rig...

April 6, 2012
Total Views: 10

Monday, April 2, 2012
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Engineering News

Keppel AmFELS Wins $205 Million Order for New LeTourneau Super 116 Jackup Rig

Keppel AmFELS, a Brownsville, Texas-based subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd, has won a contract from Mexico’s Perforadora Central SA de CV (Perforadora Central) to build a repeat jackup...

April 2, 2012
Total Views: 12

Friday, March 2, 2012
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Multimedia

Statoil Introduces New “Cat J” Jackup Rig for Norwegian Continental Shelf [VIDEO]

OSLO (Dow Jones)– Norwegian oil and gas giant Statoil ASA (STO) Friday said it is introducing a new drilling rig concept for mature fields on the Norwegian continental shelf, in...

March 2, 2012
Total Views: 60

Thursday, February 16, 2012
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Engineering News

Safin Gulf Contracts Sembcorp’s PPL Shipyard for New Pacific Class 400 Jack-Up

Sembcorp Marine’s subsidiary PPL Shipyard has secured a US$213 million contract to build a Pacific Class 400 jack-up drilling rig. The Pacific Class 400 jack-up drilling rig, a proprietary design...

February 16, 2012
Total Views: 21

Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Engineering News

Keppel and ConocoPhillips Partner to Develop Ice-Worthy Jackup Rig

Keppel Offshore & Marine and ConocoPhillips today announced a joint project that they claim could potentially yield major breakthrough’s in offshore Arctic drilling.  The project aims to design the first-ever...

February 7, 2012
Total Views: 4

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
Total Views: 0

Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Offshore

Nigeria Jack-Up Fire Update: Hercules Liftboat Caught in Fire, Two Still Missing from Chevron Rig

Hercules Offshore has just reported that one of their liftboats was caught in the fire that originated from Chevron’s KS Endeavor jack-up yesterday offshore Nigeria. Two contractors on board the...

January 17, 2012
Total Views: 36

Tuesday, September 13, 2011
News

High-Spec Jackup Market: Hercules Offshore increases stake in Discovery Offshore

Hercules Offshore Inc. (HERO) said its acquired an added 6.1 million shares of Discovery Offshore SA (DISC.OS), bringing the contract driller’s stake to 28% in the Luxembourg-based owner of ultra...

September 13, 2011
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