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Greenpeace Drilling Protest on ArcticBound Rig

According to a report from PennEnergy, on April 21, a group of 11 Greenpeace protesters climbed the Leiv Eiriksson semisubmersible drilling rig  to stop its mobilization. The Leiv Eiriksson was slated to depart Turkish waters for a drilling campaign in the Baffin Bay offshore Greenland. Cairn Energy contracted the rig to perform exploration drilling in the Arctic waters offshore Greenland in an ongoing effort to establish the region as a new oil and gas province.   (Source: PennEnergy)


ExxonMobil Contract for Leiv Eiriksson

Ocean Rig announces that ExxonMobil has issued a letter of intent for a contract to employ the Leiv Eiriksson for an exploration well, plus an option well in direct continuation, for work offshore Angola, West Africa. The well is in Block 33, and is estimated to commence July 1st 2004 and each well is expected to be of about 45 days duration. Ocean Rig is currently in discussions related to a new contract in continuation of the ExxonMobil contract.


BP Exercises Fifth Option for Leiv Eiriksson

Ocean Rig announces that BP Exploration (Angola) Limited has exercised the 5th option well under the present contract in Angola for Leiv Eiriksson on Block 31, which is in ultra deep water. This well, which will last for an estimated 60 days, will be drilled in a sequence with the previously announced 4th option under the contract, together estimated to employ the rig into 2004.


Drilling Contract for Leiv Eiriksson

Ocean Rig ASA announced that it has executed a drilling contract with an affiliate of ExxonMobil Corporation for drilling services with the company's semi-submersible drilling rig Leiv Eiriksson. As earlier reported, the drilling contract reflects a drilling program of multiple wells (including firm and optional wells) offshore West Africa.


Ocean Rig: Three Year Drilling Contract

Ocean Rig UDW Inc. (NASDAQ:ORIG) signed a new drilling contract for its semisubmersible drilling rig “Leiv Eiriksson” with a consortium coordinated by Rig Management Norway for drilling on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The maximum  total revenue backlog is estimated at $653 million for a minimum period of 1070 days. The new contract is a well-based contract for 15 wells and will commence in the fourth quarter of 2012 or the first quarter of 2013


Dryships Increased Backlog for Ocean Rig UDW

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DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS), a global provider of marine transportation services for drybulk and petroleum cargoes and off-shore contract drilling oil services, announced today that Ocean Rig UDW Inc., its majority owned subsidiary, has secured further backlog, as Borders & Southern plc have declared two optional wells under the existing drilling contract for the harsh environment drilling rig Leiv Eiriksson. The two optional wells have been assigned to Falkland Oil and Gas (FOGL) and


DryShips Signs Two Drilling Contracts: Corcovado, Leiv Eiriksson

DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS) announced that its subsidiary Ocean Rig UDW Inc. has entered into firm contracts with Cairn Energy PLC for the Leiv Eiriksson and the Ocean Rig Corcovado for a period of approximately 6 months each. The total contract value including mobilization for the Leiv Eiriksson is approximately $95m. The mobilization period will start in direct continuation from the agreed release date from Petrobras


BP Exercises Option for Leiv Eiriksson

Ocean Rig announces that BP Exploration (Angola) Limited has exercised the 4th option well under the present contract in Angola for Leiv Eiriksson. This well, which will last for an estimated 50 days, will be drilled in a sequence with the previously announced third option under the contract, together estimated to employ the rig until early December 2003. Ocean Rig owns and operates two of the worlds largest and most modern drilling-rigs


Sister to Record-Setting Dredger Sets Sail

Photo courtesy MAN Diesel

October 2009 saw the launching of the dredger, Leiv Eiriksson, from Spain’s Basque country. A sister ship to the record-breaking Cristóbal Colón that was launched in July 2008, the Leiv Eiriksson shares common specifications, featuring two MAN 16V48/60B medium-speed main engines and complete propulsion trains. The two vessels were ordered by Dredging and Maritime Management S.A., a subsidiary of leading dredging contractor, the Jan de Nul Group, based in Luxembourg


Ocean Rig Releases Preliminary Results

In connection with the release of an Offering Circular today for the pending Equity Offering, Ocean Rig announces preliminary financial accounts for third quarter 2003. Ocean rig reports operating results of NOK 24.5 mill, which is the best operating results in the history of the company. Results were improved by significantly better operating performance for the company's two deep water drilling rigs, Leiv Eiriksson and Eirik Raude


RWE Dea Norge completes Titan Appraisal Well

RWE Dea Norge AS, operator of production licence (PL)420

  RWE Dea Norge AS, operator of production licence (PL)420, is completing drilling operations on appraisal well 35/9-11-S and sidetrack 35/9-11-A on the Titan discovery, 16 kilometres west of the Gjøa Field in the North Sea. (RWE Dea Norge is operator in production licence (PL)420


Arctic Holds Boatloads of Shipping Potential

Leive Lunde (Photo: FNI)

The Arctic region is notorious for relentlessly harsh climates that make shipping operations grueling. But despite the many limitations these conditions present, Leiv Lunde, Director, Fridtjof Nansen Institue, says the outlook is optimistic for the Arctic maritime industry 10-20 years down the road


Deepwater Driller Ocean Rig 2012 Financial Reports

Ocean Rig UDW Inc international contractor of offshore deepwater drilling services reports unaudited losses in Q4 & year-end 2912 financial results. Year Ended December 31, 2012 Financial Highlights For the year ended 2012, the Company reported a net loss of $132.3 million, or $1


Ocean Rig UDW Inc. Announce Management Change

Ocean Rig UDW Inc. provider of offshore deepwater drilling services announce that Pankaj Khanna, Chief Marketing Officer, has left the company. Mr. Khanna departed on 2, October 2012 to pursue other interests and his duties will be absorbed by the existing management team.


Foss Tows Drilling Rig to AK Winter Harbor

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Jackup drilling rig successfully navigated through Cook Inlet.     Foss Maritime Co. tugs Justine Foss and Jeffrey Foss have completed a successful tow of a jackup drilling rig to its winter harbor in Port Graham, Alaska. The Spartan 151 jackup drilling rig was moved from its drill


DryShips Reports 2Q Results

DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS) announced its unaudited financial and operating results for the second quarter and six month period ended June 30, 2011. For the second quarter of 2011, the company reported a net loss of $114.1m, or $0.33 basic and diluted loss per share


Dryships Inc. Reports Financial And Operating Results

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DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS), or the Company, a global provider of marine transportation services for drybulk and petroleum cargoes, and through its majority owned subsidiary, Ocean Rig UDW Inc., of off-shore contract drilling oil services, today announced its unaudited financial and operating


DryShips Drilling Contract for Ocean Rig Poseidon

DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS), a global provider of marine transportation services for drybulk cargoes and off-shore contract drilling oil services, announced that its subsidiary Ocean Rig UDW Inc. has entered into a drilling contract for its 3rd drillship newbuilding Ocean Rig Poseidon


DryShips Q3 Financial Results

DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS), a global provider of marine transportation services for drybulk cargoes and offshore oil deep water drilling, announced its unaudited financial and operating results for the third quarter and nine month period ended September 30, 2009.


Dryships Acquires Remainder of Drilling Rig

DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ:DRYS), a global provider of marine transportation services for drybulk cargoes and off-shore contract drilling services, announced today that it has closed the acquisition of the remaining 25% of the total issued and outstanding capital stock of Primelead Shareholders Inc.


Dryships to Acquire Rest of Drilling Rig Unit

DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ:DRYS) a global provider of marine transportation services for drybulk cargoes and off-shore contract drilling services, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the remaining 25% of the total issued and outstanding capital stock of Primelead Shareholders Inc


Dryships Reports 1Q Results

DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS), a provider of marine transportation services for drybulk cargoes and offshore oil deep water drilling, announced its unaudited financial and operating results for the three month period ended March 31, 2009. For the first quarter of 2009


Dryships Signs Contract for Leiv Eiriksson

Dryships Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS), a global provider of maritime transportation services for drybulk cargoes and off-shore contract drilling oil services, announced that on April 8, 2009, pursuant to the previously announced letter of award, its wholly owned subsidiary Ocean Rig ASA signed a three year


Dryships 4Q & Year End Operating Results

DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS), a global provider of marine transportation services for drybulk cargoes, announced its unaudited financial and operating results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2008. Financial Highlights: For the fourth quarter of 2008


Dryships 3Q Results

On November 2, DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS), a global provider of marine transportation services for drybulk cargoes, announced its unaudited financial and operating results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2008. Financial Highlights






 
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