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Some Eurocopters Seen Returning to Service in a Few Weeks
Friday, May 24, 2013 A helicopter widely used to support the global energy industry may return to service in a few weeks after a nearly 8-month grounding because of engine problems, though two of its largest operators disagree on the timing.
Transocean Inks New Contracts, Extensions; Sees More Downtime
Thursday, May 16, 2013 Transocean reports downtime for its drilling fleet but inks several new contracts for its rigs.
Statoil, Noble Ink Deal for Newbuild Jackup
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 Statoil awards Noble Corp. a contract for a newbuild jackup for drilling at the Mariner project in the UK North Sea in 2016.
New Concept Icebreaker Set for 1Q 2014 Delivery
Friday, May 10, 2013 Aker Arctic Technology confirms spring 2014 due date for delivery of its "oblique icebreaker" concept vessel to Russia's Ministry of Transport.
Ophir Energy Clinches Rig for Offshore East Africa Program
Thursday, May 09, 2013 Ophir Energy secures a drilling rig and executed a letter of agreement for Rig Share Assignment with BG Group for the continuation of its 2013-2014 East African offshore drilling program.
Shell to Construct FPSO Vessel, Subsea Infrastructure at Stones Project
Wednesday, May 08, 2013 Shell says it will construct an FPSO vessel and subsea infrastructure at the Stones ultra-deepwater project in the Gulf of Mexico.
Seadrill Sells Rig T15 to Partners
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 Seadrill enters into an agreement to sell the companies that own and operate the tender rig T15 to Seadrill Partners.
Caterpillar Increases Power Rating for C280
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 Caterpillar Global Petroleum announces that the Cat C280-16 generator sets with an increased power rating have been selected by Jurong Shipyard to power the Moss Maritime designed CS60 West Rigel.
Rialto Energy, Vantage Drilling Agree to $12.4M Settlement
Wednesday, May 01, 2013 Under the terms of the settlement, Rialto will pay Vantage an amount equivalent to 75 days of an operating rate.
EC225: On Target for 2013 Return?
Wednesday, May 01, 2013 Eurocopter says it knows the cause of the gearbox problem that forced an EC225 Super Puma to ditch in the North Sea. But is a 3Q 2013 return-to-service deadline too optimistic?
Rig Masters Clinches Contract Win for Coastal Energy
Friday, April 26, 2013 Rig Masters announces it has been awarded the contract to provide project management services for Coastal Energy for the Energy Producer 5 and Energy Producer 6.
Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Drilling Activity to Keep Rising
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Drilling activity in the deepwater US Gulf of Mexico is expected to continue its recovery, with the number of deepwater rigs under contract in the region expected to keep growing.
MWCC Selects Technip USA for SURF Shorebase
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 Marine Well Containment Co. announces that Mobile, Ala. has been selected as the shorebase location to house the well containment company's SURF equipment.
Production Outages Hit Santos Revenues
Friday, April 19, 2013 Australia's Santos reports five percent fall in 1Q revenues after production was hampered by outages.
Noble, PXP Shake Hands on UDW Drillships for Gulf of Mexico
Thursday, April 18, 2013 Noble Corp. enters an agreement with Plains Exploration & Production for 2 drillships to be utilized for operations primarily in the Gulf of Mexico.
Technip Wins Brazilian FPSO Contract
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 Technip wins 'substantial contract' from PNBV to support the construction of the P-76 FPSO vessel.
LLOG Lines Up UDW Drillship for GOM Drilling
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 Seadrill signs a contract with LLOG Bluewater Holdings, LLC, for employment of the new-build drillship, West Neptune, offshore Gulf of Mexico.
Cairn to Use Cajun Express for Frontier Drilling
Monday, April 15, 2013 Cairn Energy secures Cajun Express rig for drilling offshore Morocco and Senegal.
Keppel Bags New Rig Order for $226M
Monday, April 15, 2013 Keppel FELS secures a contract from Falcon Energy Group to construct a KFELS Super B Class jackup.
Ophir Energy Contracts Stena Drilling to Explore Starfish
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 The Ophir-operated Starfish-1 prospect is expected to spud in June 2013 by Stena Drilling.
Bourbon Inks Vessel Sale, Charter Agreement
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 Supply vessel owner Bourbon will sell and lease back vessels worth $2.5 billion as the company seeks to reduce debt and prepare for future growth.
Total Extends Rig Gig for Pacific Scirocco
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 Pacific Drilling announces that a subsidiary of Total has elected to exercise a one-year option to extend the firm contract term for the Pacific Scirocco drillship.
Keppel Clinches Repeat Rig Order from Ensco
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 Keppel FELS secures a contract to construct a KFELS B Class jackup from Ensco plc.
Maersk Invests in New Danish Platform
Friday, April 05, 2013 Maersk Oil, along with its partners, plan to invest $800 million in a new unmanned platform in the Danish North Sea.
GE Secures Support Expansion Work for Brazil's Pre-Salt Fields
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 GE is in the process of building systems for 22 of the 29 drillships for the current phase of the Brazilian oil and gas exploration by Petrobras.
Maersk Extends North Sea Energy Enhancer Gig
Monday, April 01, 2013 Northern Offshore receives a declaration from Maersk exercising the first of three one-year options for the jackup Energy Enhancer.
Mexico's Grupo R Orders Additional Jackups from Keppel FELS for $820M
Thursday, March 28, 2013 Keppel FELS secures contracts from Mexican drilling company, Grupo R, to build four jackups worth $820 million.