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Offshore Qatar Operator Hires Japan Drilling Jack-up
Thursday, June 17, 2021The rig will operate in the Al Shaheen oil field.

Qatar Operator Extends Rig Contract
Tuesday, August 18, 2020North Oil Co. has granted a contract extension for a pair of jack-up rigs operated by a unit of Japan Drilling Co. offshore Qatar.

Rosneft Makes Discovery at Wild Orchid Gas Condensate Field Off Vietnam
Friday, August 12, 2016Rosneft makes discovery at the Wild Orchid gas condensate field in Block 06.1 in the Nam Con Son basin offshore Vietnam.

India-Led Joint Expedition Finds Large Gas Hydrate Deposit in Bay of Bengal
Tuesday, July 26, 2016India, with support from U.S. Geological Survey and Japanese government agencies and companies, discovers large amounts of natural gas hydrate in the Bay of Bengal.

Rosneft Spuds PLDD-1X Well in Vietnam's Nam Con Son Basin with Hakuryu-5
Wednesday, March 09, 2016Rosneft spuds the PLDD-1X exploration well in Block 06.1 in the Nam Con Son basin, offshore Vietnam with the HAKURYU-5 semisub.

Rosneft Contracts JDC's Hakurya-5 Semisub for Vietnam Drilling Assignment
Friday, September 04, 2015Rosneft inks deal with Japan Drilling Co. for the provision of the Hakurya-5 semisub to drill two exploration wells offshore Vietnam in 2016.

JDC Lines Fleet Expansion, Eyes Drilling Demand Recovery
Tuesday, February 10, 2015Japan Drilling Co. embarks on fleet expansion as it believes rig demand will improve in the offshore drilling market within the next couple of years.

Hakurya-11 Commences Mobilization to Gobi-1 Well in Indonesia's Gurita PSC
Thursday, October 09, 2014Hakuryu-11 jackup commences mobilization to the Gobi-1 well in Gurita production sharing contract in West Natuna Basin, offshore Indonesia.

CGX Inks LOI for Hakurya-12 to Drill Guyana's Corentyne Block in 2015
Tuesday, June 03, 2014CGX Energy inks letter of intent for the use of Hakuryu-12 jackup to drill at the Corentyne Block offshore Guyana in 2015.

Keppel Lands JDC Jackup Contract
Tuesday, March 15, 2011Keppel FELS has secured a contract from Japan Drilling to build a KFELS Super B Class jackup rig.

Salamander Spuds Indonesian Exploration Well
Tuesday, October 05, 2010The HAKURYU 5 has spud Salamander's Angklung-1 exploration well in the Bontang PSC offshore Indonesia.

Analysis: Eni Exploration Pays Off
Friday, November 13, 2009Currently Eni has 10 rigs under contract -- one drillship, four jackups, and five semisubmersibles -- working in the Mediterranean Sea, off Brazil, off West Africa, in the North Sea, and in the Gulf of Mexico.

Analysis: SE Asia Rig Market Challenged, But Construction Continues
Friday, November 06, 2009Today there are about 25 operators active in Southeast Asia with 46 rigs currently contracted.

Deepwater Oil Finds Spur NYK to Invest in New Vessels
Thursday, September 10, 2009A raft of giant oil strikes in global deepwaters is prompting Japanese shipping company NYK Line to invest more in floating production vessels that it can offer for lease.

PPP Reports on Operations at Red Emperor Well Offshore Vietnam
Wednesday, June 17, 2009Further work will be required at the Ca Rong Do (Red Emperor) well offshore Vietnam to determine whether the oil and gas discovered are of potential commercial significance.

Etesco Receives Full Financing for Newbuild Drillship
Tuesday, June 16, 2009Of the 12 drilling contracts awarded by Petrobras in May 2008, the first one to be fully financed is the Etesco VIII drillship.

Premier Oil Spies O&G Shows at Ca Rong Do Well Offshore Vietnam
Wednesday, June 03, 2009Premier Oil noted that the Ca Rong Do exploration well on Block 07/03 offshore Vietnam was drilled to a total depth and encountered oil and gas shows.

Pan Pacific Petroleum Reports on Red Emperor Well Offshore Vietnam
Friday, May 22, 2009Pan Pacific Petroleum has reported on drilling operations at the Red Emperor well offshore Vietnam.

Premier Oil Farms-Out 15% Equity in Block 07/03 Offshore Vietnam
Tuesday, May 12, 2009Premier Oil announced that Pan Pacific Petroleum has agreed to acquire 15% of Premier Oil Vietnam South B.V.'s equity in Block 07/03, offshore Vietnam.

Keppel FELS Completes Construction on Al-Zubarah Jackup
Tuesday, January 29, 2008Keppel FELS has completed the construction of its second jackup drilling rig, named Al-Zubarah, for Gulf Drilling International Ltd, a joint venture between Qatar Petroleum and Japan Drilling Co., Ltd.

Petronas Carigali Awards Drilling Contract to NAGA 1
Friday, February 17, 2006UMW's Oil & Gas Division has been awarded contracts by Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd for the provision of drilling rig and workover rig services.

Hakuryu-3 Renamed NAGA 1
Thursday, June 02, 2005Japan Drilling Company has sold its 50% ownership of the semisub Hakuryu-3 to a subsidiary of UMW Corporation, a joint venture partner in Malaysia, on June 1, 2005, and the rig has been renamed NAGA 1 under Panamanian flag.

Japan Drilling to Build New Jackup
Wednesday, May 25, 2005Japan Drilling Company has placed an order for a new Baker Pacific Class 375 jackup. The rig will be built at PPL Shipyard in Singapore.

UMW Holdings Bhd Acquires Ownership Stake in Semisub
Thursday, November 11, 2004UMW entered into a Memorandum of Agreement for Joint Venture with Japan Drilling for the joint operations and co-ownership of the semisubmersible, Hakuryu III.

Gulf Drilling International Established
Friday, March 26, 2004Qatar Petroleum and Japan Drilling Company (JDC) signed today an agreement to establish the first national drilling company in Qatar named Gulf Drilling International (GDI).

Perenco Completes First Offshore Well in Cameroon
Thursday, September 18, 2003Perenco has completed its first exploration well on the Ebodje Permit, located in the Douala Basin, offshore Cameroon.

Japan Drilling Wins South Pars Contract
Monday, May 19, 2003National Iranian Oil Company and Japan Drilling Co. Ltd. have signed a drilling contract for South Pars gas field.