Shelf Drilling wins one-year extension in Egypt

Illustration only. Image source: PixabayOffshore drilling contractor Shelf Drilling has secured a one-year contract extension for the Trident 16 jack-up rig. Shelf Drilling said on Monday that the new contract is in direct continuation of its current term with Belayim Petroleum Company (Petrobel) for operations in the Gulf of Suez offshore Egypt. The Trident 16 …

Worldwide offshore rig count in February down two rigs year-over-year

The worldwide offshore rig count in February 2020 has risen by two units sequentially, but dropped by the same number year-over-year, according to a rig count report by Baker Hughes Company. lllustration; Author: SP Mac (under permission from the photographer) BHGE splits its rig counts into international and North America rig counts, which combined make the worldwide …

Maersk Drilling gets more work for jack-up and drillship

Danish offshore drilling contractor Maersk Drilling has secured more work for a jack-up rig and a drillship offshore the UK and Africa, respectively.  Maersk Innovator rig; Source: Maersk DrillingIn its latest fleet status report, released on Wednesday, the rig owner said that CNOOC Petroleum Europe had exercised a one-well option for the Maersk Innovator jack-up rig in …

Vaalco kicks off drilling campaign offshore Gabon

Vaalco Energy has started its 2019/2020 drilling campaign and spud the Etame 9P appraisal wellbore at the Etame field offshore Gabon. Topaz Driller; Source: VantageVaalco last month said it would start its Gabon drilling campaign during September, using the Topaz Driller jack-up rig. Vaalco said in an update on Friday, September 13 that drilling of the …

Damen delivers two more offshore patrol vessels to Nigeria’s Homeland

Dutch shipbuilder Damen has delivered two additional fast crew supplier vessels configured as patrol boats to West African offshore services supplier Homeland Integrated Offshore Services Limited (HIOSL). Guardian 9; Source: Damen Damen said on Tuesday that the two FCS 3307 vessels were delivered just five months after the contracts were signed. The vessels, named Guardian 9 …