Statoil Terminates ‘Stena Don’ Contract

Norway's Statoil has announced it has decided to cancel the contract with Stena Drilling for the mobile rig Stena Don. The rig has been on contract to Statoil since 7 February 2014, performing operations for the Troll and Fram licenses in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. The original contract termination date is February 7, 2017, however Statoil says … [Read more...]

WATCH: Lego Stena IceMAX Build Time-Lapse

Here's a time-lapse showing the building of the Lego-version Stena IceMAX drillship at LSME (that's Lego Shipyard and Marine Engineering). The video is the second from creator Andrew Mcalpine, following his first video showing the construction of the Maersk Triple-E lego kit. According to Andrew: The idea for a time-lapse showing the construction came after I saw a version … [Read more...]

Stena Drilling Pleads Guilty Over Fatal 2012 Rig Accident Off Australia

Stena Drilling has pleaded guilty in Australia to charges related to a fatal accident on board its Stena Clyde semi-submersible drilling rig in 2012 in which two people were killed. According to NOPSEMA, Australia's national regulator for the offshore oil and gas industry, Stena Drilling Australia Pty Ltd plead guilty to one charge in violation of clause 9(4) of Schedule 3 … [Read more...]

Statoil Cancels Another Deepwater Rig Contract

It's going to cost them upwards of USD $350 million, however Norwegian energy major Statoil has decided to cancel the Stena Carron rig contract after fulfilling commitments in the Statoil-operated blocks 38 and 39 in the Kwanza basin offshore Angola. The rig contract will cease with effect from 21 November 2014. It's previous contract with Statoil carried her into Q1 2017, … [Read more...]