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Reliance Opts for More Time to Deploy Deep Driller 4
Tuesday, December 02, 2008 Reliance India has entered into a contract for the deployment of the Deep Driller 4 jackup and has declared the fist of two six-month options.
Coastal to Put Songkhla A-03 On Stream in Late November
Thursday, November 13, 2008 Coastal Energy has successfully completed drilling the Songkhla A-03 well, and the company plans to finish the well as a producer once an additional tanker is on location in late November.
Coastal Tests Positive Production Flow at Songkhla A-01
Tuesday, November 04, 2008 Coastal Energy has completed a successful flow test of the Songkhla A-01 well.
Nido, Kairiki Wrap Up Shallow Water Drilling Program Offshore Philippines
Thursday, October 30, 2008 Nido and Kairiki have released the jackup drilling rig WilBoss from service and have concluded their 2008 shallow water drilling program in Service Contract 54 on time and on budget.
Nido Confirms Tindalo-1 Oil Discovery Offshore Philippines
Thursday, October 23, 2008 Nido has confirmed the discovery of oil at the Tindalo-1 well in Service Contract 54, located in the Palawan Basin offshore the Philippines.
Keppel FELS Delivers Fourth Sinvest Jackup Drilling Rig
Friday, October 17, 2008 Keppel FELS has delivered the jackup drilling rig, Deep Driller 6, to Sinvest on time and within budget.
Awilco Snags LOI from CNOOC for WilSeeker, WilBoss Jackups
Monday, October 13, 2008 Awilco through Premium Drilling received a LOI from CNOOC for a two year drilling program for the jackups WilSeeker and WilBoss.
COSL Names New Jackup 'WilSeeker'
Thursday, October 09, 2008 COSL has successfully hosted a naming ceremony in Singapore for its new 375-feet jackup drilling rig WilSeeker.
Nido, Kairiki Spud Tindalo-1 in SC 54
Monday, October 06, 2008 Nido Petroleum and Kairiki Energy have spudded the Tindalo-1 exploration well in Service Contract 54 on October 3, 2008. Tindalo-1 is targeting the same reservoir that was oil-bearing at Yakal-1 and is expected to take three weeks to drill.
Puffin-11 Sings for AED, Sinopec JV
Monday, September 29, 2008 AED Oil reported that drilling at the primary SW1 target in the Puffin South West in the Timor Sea offshore Australia has successfully intersected an oil bearing Puffin sand at 2,013 meters true vertical depth subsea.
Husky Oil Inks Deal to Use Deep Driller 5 Offshore China
Friday, September 26, 2008 A Letter of Agreement has been signed with Husky Oil China in relation to the possible deployment of the jackup rig Deep Driller 5 for operations offshore China.
Nido, Kairiki Confirm Oil Discovery at Yakal-1 Offshore Palawan
Wednesday, September 24, 2008 Nido has confirmed the discovery of a 78-meter oil column at the Yakal-1 well in SC54, offshore the Philippines.
Coastal to Complete First Songkhla Well Offshore Thailand by October
Wednesday, September 10, 2008 Coastal Energy provided an operational update for its Songkhla field development offshore Thailand. The Company expects to drill its first well in September using the Deep Driller 7 and to complete and test the well by mid-October.
Nido, Kairiki Spud Yakal-1 in Philippines' SC 54
Tuesday, September 09, 2008 Nido and its Joint Venture partner Kairiki announced that drilling commenced with the spud of the Yakal-1 exploration well in Service Contract 54 on September 8, 2008.
Deep Driller 7 Sets Sail for 3-Month Operations Offshore Thailand
Monday, September 08, 2008 A contract, valued at $18 million, was signed for the deployment of the new build jackup rig Deep Driller 7 offshore Thailand.
WilBoss Jackup Sets Sail for Operations Offshore Palawan
Tuesday, September 02, 2008 Nido Petroleum and its Joint Venture partner, Kairiki Energy, announced that as of Friday, August 29, 2008, the WilBoss jackup drilling rig began mobilizing from Vietnam to Service Contract 54, located offshore the Palawan Island in the Philippines.
Premier Set to P&A Chim Cong Well in Vietnam's Block 12W
Thursday, August 28, 2008 Premier reported that the Chim Cong well on Block 12W in Vietnam was drilled to a total depth of 2,964 meters, resulting in a marginal oil discovery. The well will now be plugged and abandoned.
Nexus Prepares to P&A Sidestep-1 Offshore Northern Territory
Wednesday, August 27, 2008 Nexus advised that the Sidestep-1 exploration well in exploration permit NT/P66, offshore Northern Territory, has reached the planned total depth of 1,828 meters and will now be plugged and abandoned.
WilBoss to Arrive, Drill 2 Wells Offshore Palawan Island in September
Monday, August 25, 2008 Nido and its Joint Venture partner, Kairiki, are pleased to announce that the arrival of the WilBoss drilling rig has been accelerated to early September 2008. The WilBoss will drill two wells in SC54, located offshore Palawan Island, Philippines.
Awilco Highlights Jackup Commitments, Q2 Earnings
Thursday, August 21, 2008 Awilco Offshore ASA has provided an operational and financial update for the quarter ended June 30, 2008, which included information concerning the Company's jackup commitments and total revenue earnings.
Awilco Nabs LOI for Use of WilForce Jackup in Libya
Monday, August 11, 2008 Awilco Offshore through Premium Drilling received a Letter of Intent from an international operating company for a drilling program of two firm wells plus one optional well for the jackup drilling rig WilForce in Libya.
Awilco Nabs LOI for Drilling Program Offshore Indonesia
Tuesday, August 05, 2008 Awilco Offshore received a LOI from an International Operator, for a drilling program in Indonesia of 3 firm wells using the jackup drilling rig WilCraft. The estimated contract value for the firm period of 90 days is $17.5 million.
Awilco's Newest Jackup Nabs $30M Contract in Libya
Wednesday, January 23, 2008 Awilco Offshore through Premium Drilling has received a Notice of Tender Award from Repsol Exploration Murzuq S.A. for an estimated period of five month drilling program offshore Libya for the jack-up drilling rig WilForce.
Contract for WilCraft Extended from 13 to 16 Wells
Wednesday, November 28, 2007 Awilco Offshore and Premium Drilling report that Peak Group (Asia Pacific) Pty Ltd has exercised 3 of the 11 optional wells on its contract with the WilCraft jackup for operations offshore Australia.
WilBoss to Head to Vietnam
Monday, August 20, 2007 Awilco Offshore through Premium Drilling has entered into a contract with Premier Oil Vietnam Offshore BV for the jackup, WilBoss.
Deep Driller 5 Wins Work Offshore Bangladesh
Monday, July 02, 2007 Aban Offshore has received a Letter of Award from Cairn Energy for the Deep Driller 5 for work Offshore Bangladesh.
Wilcraft Still Waiting on Weather
Tuesday, May 08, 2007 Roc Oil reports that as of May 8th, Premium Drilling's Wilcraft jackup was still waiting to move off location due to adverse weather conditions outside normal rig operating limits.
Sinvest Receives Contract Termination Notice from Reliance Industries
Monday, March 12, 2007 Deep Drilling 1 Pte Ltd received a Notice of Termination from Reliance Industries related to the contract disclosed February 7, 2006. Sinvest disputes Reliance Industries Ltd's right to terminate the contract.
Murmanskaya Wins LOI for Work Offshore Sakahalin Island
Monday, February 26, 2007 The Murmanskaya has received a Letter of Intent with Venineft LLC for drilling one exploration well offshore Sakhalin Island at the Veninskiy block.
Deep Driller 3 Receives LOI for Work in Malaysia
Monday, January 15, 2007 Sinvest and Premium Drilling have agreed to a Letter of Intent with a major operator for a drilling contract offshore Malaysia for the Deep Driller 3.
WilSuperior Wins Work Offshore Vietnam
Friday, December 22, 2006 Awilco Offshore through Premium Drilling has entered into a Letter of Award for the jack-up drilling rig WilSuperior.
Keppel FELS on Course to Deliver Another KFELS Super B Class Jackup
Monday, October 16, 2006 Keppel FELS is on course to deliver another KFELS Super B Class jackup drilling rig to repeat customer, Sinvest ASA on time and within budget.
Sinvest Snags Contract for Deep Driller 3
Thursday, September 14, 2006 Sinvest has agreed to a Letter of Award with a major oil company for a drilling contract in South East Asia for the Deep Driller 3.
Peak Group Secures 13-Well Multi-Client Drilling Contract in Australia
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 Peak Group Asia Pacific, part of the Norway-based AGR Ability Group ASA, is to provide essential services for the drilling of at least 13 offshore exploration and development wells in Australia under a major multi-well, multi-client program.
Awilco Offshore Wins Contract for WilCraft
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 Awilco Offshore through Premium Drilling has entered into a Letter of Award for the jackup, WilCraft. The contract with Peak Group (Asia Pacific) Pty Ltd is for 13 months offshore Australia.
Deep Driller 3 Awarded LOI for Work Offshore Indonesia
Friday, August 18, 2006 The Deep Driller 3 has received a letter of intent from Pearl Oil (Sebuku) for a five well contract offshore Indonesia.
Awilco Takes Delivery of its First Jackup from PPL Shipyard
Thursday, August 03, 2006 Awilco Offshore has taken delivery of its first Ultra Premium jackup from PPL Shipyard in Singapore. WilPower is the first delivery out of seven jackups Awilco Offshore has under construction.
Singapore Bids Farwell to Deep Driller 1 and Deep Driller 2
Tuesday, June 06, 2006 The Deep Driller 1 and Deep Driller 2 have departed Singapore and are now on their way to begin work offshore India and Brunei, respectively.
Sinvest Takes Delivery of Deep Driller 1
Wednesday, May 24, 2006 Sinvest has today taken delivery of the Deep Driller 1 jackup rig from the PPL Shipyard in Singapore.
Sinvest Takes Delivery of Deep Driller 2
Thursday, April 27, 2006 Sinvest has taken delivery of its first jackup from the Keppel FELS shipyard in Singapore.
RigNet to Provide Remote Communications for Premium Drilling
Tuesday, April 25, 2006 RigNet has been selected by Premium Drilling to provide voice and data communications on its fleet of 15 ultra-premium offshore drilling units.
PPL On Track to Deliver Deep Driller 1 On Time
Thursday, March 09, 2006 PPL Shipyard, a subsidiary of SembCorp Marine is on track to deliver its first in-house proprietary designed Baker Marine Pacific Class 375 Deep Drilling Offshore jackup.
Sinvest Receives LOI for Deep Driller 1
Tuesday, February 07, 2006 Sinvest ASA has received a letter of intent from a major operator for an 18-month drilling contract offshore South East Asia.
Contract Executed for Deep Driller 2
Tuesday, February 07, 2006 Sinvest ASA has now executed a drilling contract with Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sendirian Berhad. The contract term has been increased from twelve months to a period of sixteen months.
Sinvest Exercises Option to Build Third Baker Marine Pacific Class Jackup
Tuesday, February 07, 2006 Sinvest ASA has utilized a current option for construction of one additional Baker Marine 375 "Pacific Class" jackup.
Premium Drilling Selects IMPACT Enterprise for HSE Management Solution
Wednesday, January 25, 2006 Syntex Management Systems says that Premium Drilling is implementing IMPACT Enterprise(R) as their operational risk management solution for health, safety and environment.
Premium Drilling Receives LOI for Deep Driller 2
Monday, January 02, 2006 Sinvest and Premium Drilling have agreed to a Letter of Intent with Brunei Shell Petroleum for one year for the Deep Driller 2.
Venture Drilling Receives LOI for Deep Venture
Monday, December 19, 2005 Venture Drilling AS and Premium Drilling have agreed to a Letter of Intent with a major operator for a drilling contract in the US Gulf of Mexico.
Deep Driller I Lands Work in India from Hardy Exploration
Tuesday, December 06, 2005 Premium Drilling has received a letter of intent from Hardy Exploration for a two-well contract the Deep Driller 1 offshore India.
Premium Drilling Appoints Two New Officers
Thursday, November 17, 2005 Premium Drilling has appointed two new officers to their management team: Mr. Michael F. Pope has been appointed to Vice President - Marketing and Contracts, and Mr. Anirudha "Sunil" Pangarkar to Vice President - Operations.