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Equinor Contracts Odfjell Rig for Up to 17 Wells
Wednesday, July 08, 2020Odfjell's Deepsea Atlantic semi-sub, above, will return to Johan Sverdrup. Photo by Marit Hommedal. PHOTO SOURCE: Equinor ASA

Total Sends Odfjell Rig to South Africa
Friday, July 03, 2020Total SA has deployed a rig to South Africa to look for more oil near a massive discovery. PHOTO SOURCE: Odfjell Drilling Ltd.

Odfjell Rig Returning to South Africa
Monday, July 15, 2019Total has secured the Deepsea Stavanger for more Block 11B/12B drilling.

Norway's Odfjell Drilling to Expand Fleet as Rig Market Recovers
Friday, April 20, 2018Offshore rig firm Odfjell Drilling plans to expand its floating rig fleet to between six and 10 from four now, it said on Friday.

Oil Slump No Obstacle to 300% Return for Norwegian Driller
Thursday, August 24, 2017While other offshore rig operators are still struggling to survive the worst oil-market slump in a generation, one Norwegian company has managed to turn things around.

Statoil Extends Drilling Services Contracts, Kicks Off JS Platform Work
Thursday, March 31, 2016Statoil grants extensions to services contracts previously awarded to Archer, KCA Deutag and Odfjell for drilling services on the NCS and kicks off platform work on the Johan Sverdrup project.

Odfjell Sees Continuing Tough Market for Offshore Drillers
Monday, February 29, 2016Odfjell Drilling says it does not see any signs of improvement for drillers and oilfield services firms in the near-to-medium term.

Odfjell Drilling CEO Sees another 2-3 Weak Years
Thursday, October 15, 2015Offshore rig driller Odjfell Drilling expects its sector to face two-to-three weak years and believes it unlikely that 2017 will be much stronger than 2016.

Deepsea Bergen Finishes Yard-Stay
Friday, October 09, 2015Odfjell Drilling's Deepsea Bergen (mid-water semisub) finishes its yard-stay in connection with a five year special periodic survey and is now in transit to Norway to resume operations.

Odfjell Secures Maria Field Drilling Contract
Monday, September 07, 2015Wintershall Norge has awarded Odfjell Drilling's Deepsea Stavanger a contract for the drilling of 6 production wells on the Maria field in the Haltenbanken area on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

Norway Rig Workers Agree Wage Deal, Avoid Strike
Thursday, June 25, 2015Norwegian offshore oil rig workers sign a new wage deal, avoiding a strike that could have cut energy production.

Deepsea Metro I Secures $40M Job from Vietgazprom to Drill Offshore Vietnam
Monday, May 18, 2015Vietgazprom signs $40 million contract for Deepsea Metro I drillship to operate in Blocks 130 and 131 offshore Vietnam.

Odfjell Wins Drilling Engineering Contract for Johan Sverdrup
Wednesday, February 25, 2015Norway's Odfjell Drilling wins the drilling engineering subcontract for the Johan Sverdrup field's drilling platform topside.

Odjfell Revenues, Profits Decline during 3Q
Wednesday, November 26, 2014Norway's Odfjell sees its revenues and profits fall amid a continued softening of demand for oilfield services.

Odfjell Drilling Expects to Take Delivery of Deepsea Aberdeen in 4Q 2014
Friday, June 27, 2014Odfjell Drilling expects to take delivery of Deepsea Aberdeen semisub from DSME around November after completing sea trials in August.

Odfjell Secures Extension to Deepsea Stavanger Contract
Tuesday, May 20, 2014Odfjell Drilling secures a new $210 million extension to its contract with BP Angola for the Deepsea Stavanger rig.

Deepsea Atlantic Resumes Work at Gullfaks Field in North Sea
Monday, April 21, 2014Deepsea Atlantic resumes work at Gullfaks field in the Norwegian North Sea after a special periodic survey.

Odfjell Drilling Takes Major Stake in Robotic Drilling Systems
Friday, April 04, 2014Odjfell Drilling takes a major stake in Robotic Drilling Systems, the owner of a robotic drill-floor system aimed at improving safety and efficiency in drilling operations.

Odfjell to Take Delivery of 'Deepsea Aberdeen' Rig by November
Friday, February 28, 2014Odfjell Drilling says a revised schedule will see it take delivery of the 'Deepsea Aberdeen' rig by November this year.

Odfjell Wins 4-Year Extension BP Drilling Contract
Tuesday, February 25, 2014Odfjell wins $165 million, 4-year extension to deal that provides drilling services to BP in the UK North Sea.

Rig Under Construction Sinks at Daewoo Shipyard in South Korea
Monday, December 30, 2013A rig under construction at a Daewoo shipyard in South Korea, ordered by Norway's Odfjell Drilling and intended for use by BP, sinks.

Odfjell Drilling to Go Ahead with IPO
Friday, September 13, 2013Drilling contractor Odfjell plans to sell up to 30 percent of its shares when it lists on the Oslo Stock Exchange later this month.

Odfjell Drilling Wins Mariner Contract
Wednesday, April 10, 2013Odfjell Drilling wins $245-million contract from Statoil to provide drilling services on the Mariner platform.

Apache Inks Drillship Contract for Mbawa Prospect
Tuesday, April 10, 2012Pancontinental Oil & Gas NL on Tuesday announced that the Kenya L8 licence operator Apache Kenya Limited (Apache) has secured the use of the deepwater drilling ship Deepsea Metro 1 to drill the giant Mbawa Prospect.