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Ensco and Rowan Merger Given Final Approval
Thursday, February 21, 2019More than four months after originally announcing their plans to merge, offshore drilling contractors Ensco plc and Rowan Companies plc Rowan Companies plc have been given the final green light.

Ensco and Rowan Amend Merger Agreement
Tuesday, January 29, 2019The two offshore drillers have amended their agreement to include increased acquisitions.

Ensco and Rowan Extend Time to Decide on Merger
Friday, January 18, 2019The two companies have convened and adjourned its general meeting in which they were scheduled to approve resolutions on their merger.

Ensco and Rowan to Merge in $12B Deal
Monday, October 08, 2018The companies have entered into a definitive transaction agreement to create an offshore drilling powerhouse.

Three Drilling Contractors Advance in Rigzone Employer Survey
Thursday, May 24, 2018Three drilling contractors posted year-on-year gains in the ranking for that industry group in Rigzone's 2018 Ideal Employer Survey.

Ensco Acquires Atwood Oceanics, Lays Off Staff
Tuesday, October 10, 2017After completing its acquisition of Atwood Oceanics, Ensco will be terminating employees.

Lamprell to Compensate Ensco for Delay in Delivery of ENSCO 140
Monday, August 29, 2016Lamprell delivers jackup ENSCO 140 after a delay for which the firm has to pay compensation to Ensco.

Lamprell Delays Delivery of Jackup to Mid-August Due to Technical Issue
Wednesday, July 27, 2016Lamprell delays delivery of a jackup to mid-August due to a technical issue found during commissioning of the newbuild.

Offshore Driller Ensco Lays Off 350 Workers in Houston
Monday, May 16, 2016Ensco lays off hundreds of its offshore workers in the Gulf of Mexico.

Moody's Downgrades Offshore Drillers, Including Ensco, Transocean
Tuesday, March 01, 2016Offshore drilling contractors likely to struggle through at least 2018, Moody's Investors Service says in a new report.

Ensco Reduces Onshore Support Jobs by 14%
Wednesday, September 09, 2015Ensco reduces onshore support jobs by an additional 14 percent to further improve efficiencies and cut expenses.

Oil Rigs Left Idling Turn Caribbean Into Expensive Parking Lot
Thursday, July 23, 2015The Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea have become a garage for deepwater drillships - at a cost of about $70,000 a day each. It's either that or send your precious rig to a scrapyard.

BP Terminates Gulf Of Mexico Rig Contracts As Low Oil Prices Bite
Tuesday, March 31, 2015BP terminates contracts for two deepwater oil drilling rigs in the Gulf of Mexico as the company cuts its exploration budget due to fallen oil prices.

Offshore Driller Ensco To Shut Down Rig, Slashes Dividend
Thursday, February 26, 2015Ensco says it would shut down an ultra-deepwater rig as demand dwindles due to a slump in crude prices, a day after it slashed its quarterly dividend by 80%.

New Zealand Pushes Ahead to Grow Upstream Sector, Reap Economic Gains
Thursday, August 28, 2014New Zealand continues with plans to boost its upstream petroleum sector as it is a potentially important contributor to the local economy.

Keppel FELS Delivers ENSCO 122, Jackup to Head to Netherlands for Work
Friday, July 04, 2014Keppel FELS delivers ENSCO 122 to Ensco ahead of schedule, with the jackup heading to work for Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij B.V. in The Netherlands.

Ensco Sells ENSCO 85 for $64M, Makes Pre-Tax Gain of $10M
Friday, April 25, 2014Ensco sells ENSCO 85 jackup for $64 million, making a pre-tax gain of approximately $10 million.

Lamprell Clinches $390M Contract to Build 2 Jackups for Ensco
Wednesday, April 16, 2014Lamprell clinches $390 million contract to build two LeTourneau-designed jackups for Ensco.

Ensco Sells Two Jackups for $33M
Wednesday, February 05, 2014Ensco sells its two remaining cold-stacked jackups for $33 million.

Fairmount Marine Delivers ENSCO 5004 to Malta
Friday, January 10, 2014Fairmount Marine delivers ENSCO 5004 semisub to Malta, where it will commence contract preparations for its next assignment for Mellitah Oil & Gas.

Ensco Accepts Delivery of ENSCO 121 from Keppel FELS
Tuesday, December 24, 2013Ensco takes delivery of ENSCO 121 from Keppel FELS, with the jackup heading for Rotterdam soon prior to commencing a contract in the North Sea in 2Q 2014.

Keppel FELS Clinches $265M Contract from Ensco to Build a Jackup
Thursday, November 21, 2013Keppel FELS clinches a contract from Ensco to build a KFELS Super A Class harsh environment jackup for $265 million.

NOV, Ensco CEOs to Resign
Thursday, November 14, 2013The CEOs of National Oilwell Varco Chairman and Ensco announce they will resign from their positions.

Ensco Profit Rises on Increased Offshore Drilling Rates
Thursday, October 24, 2013Offshore drilling contractor Ensco Plc reports a larger-than-expected rise in quarterly profit as rig rates increased, even as utilization of its most-valuable drillers declined from the year before.

Diamond Profit Beats Estimates, but Rig Delays Weigh on Shares
Thursday, October 24, 2013Diamond Offshore Drilling posts a higher-than-expected quarterly profit, but delays in getting rigs out of the shipyard weighed on its prospects for 2014, and its stock fell 3 percent.

ENSCO DS-7 En Route to Angola for Work with Total
Thursday, September 05, 2013Ensco's newbuild ENSCO DS-7 drillship will leave South Korea to commence work for Total offshore Angola.

Ensco Takes Delivery of ENSCO 120
Wednesday, September 04, 2013Ensco reports that it has taken delivery of ENSCO 120, with the jackup now en route to the North Sea.

Ensco Rigs Win Contracts for Work in US Gulf, Offshore Angola
Tuesday, July 16, 2013Two Ensco ultra-deepwater drilling rigs receive new contract awards for work in the US Gulf of Mexico and offshore Angola.

Ensco Orders New Drillship from Samsung Heavy Industries
Wednesday, June 12, 2013Ensco places an order for an ultra deepwater drillship from a South Korean shipyard.

Barclays: Summer Could Bring Busy Contracting Season for Deepwater Rigs
Monday, June 10, 2013Recent deepwater rig announcements may indicate an active contracting season for deepwater rigs this summer, Barclays reports.

Interior Secretary Tours Rig in U.S. Gulf
Friday, May 03, 2013Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell visits an offshore drilling rig and production platform in the Gulf of Mexico, capping a two-day visit to the Department's regional offices that oversee oil and gas development in federal waters.

Keppel Clinches Repeat Rig Order from Ensco
Tuesday, April 09, 2013Keppel FELS secures a contract to construct a KFELS B Class jackup from Ensco plc.

ENSCO Updates Brazilian Rig Fleet Status
Friday, November 09, 2012ENSCO reports that all 10 of its rigs operating in Brazil have term contracts with no early termination of termination for convenience provisions.

Drillers See Robust Demand for Ultra-Deepwater Rigs
Friday, September 07, 2012Offshore drilling contractors report seeing robust demand for UDW rigs worldwide as oil prices and exploration success in basins outside the deepwater 'Golden Triangle' spur operator interest.

Offshore Drilling Boom Continues Unabated, Despite Economic Turmoil
Thursday, August 16, 2012The global quest for deepwater O&G fields continues unabated, despite recent economic turmoil and concerns about where energy prices might go.

Ensco Takes Delivery of Final Rig in ENSCO 8500 Series
Tuesday, July 31, 2012Ensco takes delivery of its seventh and final rig in the ENSCO 8500 Series at the Keppel FELS shipyard in Singapore.

Ensco Exercises Option for Ultra-Deepwater Drillship
Tuesday, June 26, 2012Rising customer demand prompts Ensco Plc to order its second ultra-deepwater drillship in the past three months.

Bridge Secures Ensco Jackup for N. Sea Drilling Program
Thursday, April 26, 2012Bridge Energy ASA has signed a contract for a jackup rig with Ensco Offshore UK ltd.

Ensco Purchases 6th Ultra-Deepwater Drillship
Thursday, April 05, 2012Ensco has ordered a new advanced-capability, ultra-deepwater drillship to be built at the Samsung Heavy Industries Shipyard in Geoje, South Korea.

Ensco Increases Revenue Backlog with BP Drillship Contract
Monday, April 02, 2012Ensco has entered into a 5-year term drilling contract with BP for the new ENSCO DS-6 at a rate of approx. $522,000 per day. The contract adds more than $1B to Ensco's revenue backlog.

Ensco Declares 7% Dividend Increase
Tuesday, February 28, 2012Ensco plc announced that its Board of Directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.375 per Class A ordinary share.

Ensco Semisub Chartered for Anadarko's GOM Drilling
Tuesday, January 31, 2012Ensco plc announced that one of its subsidiaries has entered into a contract for ENSCO 8506 with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation.

ENSCO 8505 Semisub Set for Completion in 1Q 2012
Monday, December 12, 2011Keppel FELS Limited is on course to deliver ENSCO 8505, the sixth of seven ENSCO 8500 Series ultra-deepwater semisubmersible (semisub) drilling rigs to Ensco (NYSE: ESV) safely, on time and within budget.

Ensco Lands Golden Eagle Rig Gig
Monday, November 14, 2011Ensco has entered into a drilling contract for ENSCO 120, an ultra-premium harsh environment jackup rig. The initial contract is with Nexen for their Golden Eagle development in the Central North Sea.

Ithaca Lines Up Jackup for Stella Drilling
Thursday, November 03, 2011Ithaca has signed an agreement with Ensco to provide a jackup drilling unit for development drilling on the Stella and Harrier fields.

Ensco Enters Shared Drilling Contract for Ultra-Deepwater Semisub
Monday, October 17, 2011Ensco has entered into a shared drilling contract for ENSCO 8505 with Anadarko, Apache Deepwater and Noble Energy.

Above Average Day-Rates in New GOM Deals
Monday, October 17, 2011With recent dayrates above the average $455k/day-rate in the GOM, demand continues to go rise in the region.

Ensco Books 3rd Ultra-Premium Jackup
Thursday, October 06, 2011Ensco has ordered a new ultra-premium harsh environment jackup rig to be built under a fixed-price shipyard construction contract with Keppel FELS in Singapore.

Ensco Secures Eni Drilling Contract Offshore AU
Tuesday, October 04, 2011Eni has awarded Ensco a contract to provide jackup ENSCO 109 and associated services in 2012 to support the Heron-3 drilling campaign in Bonaparte Basin, offshore Northern Territory.

Semisub Ensco 8504 Sets Sail to Brunei
Tuesday, August 09, 2011Ensco has taken delivery of ENSCO 8504, the fifth of the seven ENSCO 8500 Series rigs constructed by Keppel FELS Limited in Singapore.