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Update on ENSCO 7500 Construction Project

ENSCO International Incorporated announced construction of the ENSCO 7500 semisubmersible rig is progressing satisfactorily at the Friede Goldman Offshore, Orange, Texas shipyard. FGO estimates construction of the rig will be completed, and shipyard delivery will take place during October of 2000. This is in line with ENSCO's previously reported expectation the rig will commence its term contract for Burlington Resources during the fourth quarter of 2000. The Burlington contract is expected to generate revenue of approximately $190 million during the three-year primary term. In a related development, Burlington ? while reconfirming their commitment under the ENSCO 7500 drilling contract ? and ENSCO have agreed to work together to sublet the rig to third parties if spare rig capacity is available during the primary term of the contract. The ENSCO 7500 is a dynamically positioned semisubmersible rig capable of drilling in 8000 ft. of water. The rig is an ENSCO proprietary design intended for work in the Gulf of Mexico, offshore Brazil, West Africa or Asia.


Transocean Gets OK on Five Brazil-Based Rigs

Transocean Inc. said that the board of directors of Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras) approved contract awards for five of the company's rigs totaling 19 rig years and an estimated $985 million in revenues, excluding revenues for mobilization, demobilization, performance bonus opportunities and client reimbursables. The contracts were approved for the drillships Deepwater Navigator and Peregrine I and semisubmersible rigs Sedco 707, Sedco 710 and Transocean Driller


Transocean Reports Damage to Rig

Transocean Inc. today announced that it has begun the process of deploying personnel to its U.S. Gulf of Mexico-based fleet and damage assessment efforts are underway following Hurricane Katrina. The company noted that it is experiencing some disruption with crew changes stemming from the dislocation caused by the storm. A preliminary inspection of the company's semisubmersible rig Deepwater Nautilus has revealed significant damage to the rig's mooring system and the loss of approximately 3


GlobalSantaFe West Africa and Southeast Asia SCORE Show Improvements

Worldwide oil and gas drilling contractor GlobalSantaFe Corporation reported that the company's worldwide SCORE, or Summary of Current Offshore Rig Economics, for March 2003 was flat with the previous month's SCORE. GlobalSantaFe's SCORE compares the profitability of current mobile offshore drilling rig dayrates to the profitability of dayrates at the 1980-1981 peak of the offshore drilling cycle. In the 1980-1981 period, when SCORE averaged 100 percent


Ultra-Deepwater Cajun Express Contract

Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG) announced that the Board of Directors of Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras) has approved the award of a three-year contract for the ultra-deepwater semisubmersible rig Cajun Express for operations in Brazil. Petrobras has the right within one year of contract execution to convert the three-year contract to a five-year contract. Estimated contracted revenues related to the three-year contract term and five-year contract term, if elected, are approximately $558


Keppel Receives US$8 Million From QGOG For Early Delivery of Alpha Star

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The DSSTM 38 ultra deepwater semisubmersible rig was delivered a record four months ahead of schedule. Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS) has delivered Alpha Star, the second of two DSSTM 38 semisubmersible rigs, to Brazil's Queiroz Galvão Óleo e Gás (QGOG) four months ahead of schedule and with zero lost time incidents. This continues Keppel FELS track record of delivering its rigs on time or ahead of schedule


GlobalSantaFe SCORE Shows Improvement

Houston-based worldwide oil and gas drilling contractor GlobalSantaFe Corporation reported that the company's worldwide SCORE, or Summary of Current Offshore Rig Economics, for July 2002 was up from the previous month's SCORE by 1.7 percent. GlobalSantaFe President and CEO Sted Garber said, "This month's SCORE showed real improvement in the Gulf of Mexico offshore rig market during July, as the supply for certain classes of jackup rigs in this region tightened and drove dayrates higher


Transocean Semisub Missing After Ivan

Transocean Inc. announced that a search continues in the Gulf of Mexico for the deepwater semisubmersible Deepwater Nautilus in the aftermath of Hurricane Ivan. All personnel had previously been safely evacuated and the well was secured before the approach of the storm. The U.S. Coast Guard has been notified of the missing rig, which was moored to the seafloor with anchors and related equipment at its location approximately 160 miles south of Mobile, Alabama.


Transocean Orders Third Jack-up Rig from Keppel FELS

Keppel FELS Limited has secured a repeat order from Transocean Offshore Deepwater Holdings Ltd, a subsidiary of Transocean Ltd., valued at $195 million. Following its order of two jack-up rigs from Keppel FELS on February 17, Transocean is exercising its option to build another high-specification jack-up rig based on the KFELS Super B Class Bigfoot design for delivery in 3Q2013. This rig is designed with larger spud cans, expanding its operational coverage to more places


Signal International Announces Semisubmersible Contract

Signal International has been awarded a contract for the repair and upgrade of the Transocean semisubmersible rig, HENRY GOODRICH.   The project is slated to commence early December 2011 at Signal’s east yard facility in Pascagoula, Mississippi, for a seventy-day out-of-service time frame. The scope of work includes overall repairs, upgrades and refurbishments of the rig. In addition to the removal, renewal and replacement of major equipment; Signal will also be upgrading the crew


ICBC Financial Leasing Purchase 2 CIMC Raffles Drilling Rigs

CIMC Raffles Semisubmersible Drilling Rigs

ICBC Financial Leasing Company Limited signed a leasing project with Schahin of two ultra-deepwater drilling rigs during China-Brazil Business Council-Annual Meeting 2014 on 17th July 2014. The contract values $1.08bn and eventually serves for Petrobras


CIMC Raffles' COSLInnovator is "Rig of the Month"

CIMC Raffles Semisubmersible Drilling Rig Unit

 In July 2014, the CIMC Raffles North Sea semisubmersible drilling rig unit, COSLInnovator, was awarded as "Rig of the Month” again by STATOIL. It is the fifth time that the CIMC Raffles semisubmersible drilling rig unit acquired this accolade after COSLPioneer being awarded as


Crowley Tug Participates in Rig Blackout Test

Ocean Sky tending to Noble drill rig John Day during blackout trials (photo by Captain Ward Davis)

Once again displaying their diversity for use in the domestic petroleum industry, one of Crowley’s four ocean class tugs, Ocean Sky, recently provided back-up station-keeping and holdback services during a routine blackout test of ultra-deepwater, semisubmersible oil rig Noble Jim Day in U.S


Ocean Rig Orders Kongsberg Offshore Simulator

Sophisticated integrated simulator suite for new training center (Photo: Kongsberg Maritime)

Ocean Rig UDW Inc. has chosen Kongsberg Maritime to supply an extensive offshore and navigation simulator package for a brand new training center. With a sophisticated integrated simulator suite, enabling specific operations and vessel team training, Ocean Rig’s new facility


Six Thrusters Launched from Thrustmaster

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Six Thrustmaster 5,000 HP (3,700 kW) Azimuth DP3 Thrusters classed by ABS were launched on November 25, 2013 during the OOS Gretha naming ceremony. The Brazil bound semisubmersible drilling rig was built at its ship yard in Yantai, China by CIMC Raffles and is due to work for Petrobras offshore


DryShips to Resume Market Common Share Offering

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Greece's NASDAQ-listed DryShips Inc. says it intends to resume sales under its previously announced $200 million program of 'at the market issuances' of its common shares through Evercore Group L.L.C. as its sales agent. To date, the Company has issued 6,892


BP Norway, Maersk Extend Drilling Rig Contract

BP Norway has extended the contract for the jackup Maersk Reacher by two years from September 2014 to September 2016, for an estimated value of $222 million. BP Norway has additional options to prolong the contract by up to four more years until September 2020.  


DryShips Re-state Amended US$1.9-Billion Credit Agreement

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From HQ in Athens, Greece, DryShips Inc. announce that through its majority owned subsidiary Ocean Rig, and its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Drillships Financing Holding Inc. (“DFHI”), and Drillships Projects Inc., have entered into an Amendment and Restatement Agreement to the


Fairmount Tows Rig from Brazil to Singapore

Tug Fairmount Expedition (Photo: Fairmount Marine)

Fairmount Marine said it has safely delivered rig ENSCO 5002 in Singapore. The rig was towed from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, via Cape Good Hope, by tug Fairmount Expedition. ENSCO 5002 is a 1975 built 70 meters long and 61 meters wide semisubmersible drilling rig


DryShips to Make US$500-Million Notes Offering

Greece's DryShips Inc. through its majority owned subsidiary, Ocean Rig UDW Inc., informs that it intends to offer $500 million in aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2019 in a private offering within the United States to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the


Ocean Rig Prices Its US$500-Million Note Offering

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Offshore deepwater drilling services provider Ocean Rig informs that the pricing of its previously announced offering has been priced at 100% of par, with a stated interest rate of 7.250%. The Notes are being sold in a private offering within the United States to qualified institutional buyers


Rolls-Royce to Open Brazilian Offshore Facility

Rolls-Royce and U.K. Chancellor George Osborne announced today that the Group will further invest in Rio de Janeiro State to better support customers in the rapidly expanding offshore oil and gas industry. A new £22 million marine facility in Duque de Caxias will be used to assemble and test


Houlder Attracting Houston’s Offshore Engineering Talent

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U.K.-based engineering group Houlder has launched a new venture to support clients headquartered in the United States following an increasing number of successful global projects for oil majors, operators and service providers. Houlder Americas Inc


Fairmount Tugs Deliver Rig to Singapore

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Fairmount Marine, a Rotterdam-based marine contractor for ocean towage and heavy lift transportation, announced that its tugs Fairmount Summit and Fairmount Alpine towed rig ENSCO 5006 more than 13,000 miles from Cyprus to Singapore. Before the departure off Limasol, Cyprus


Ocean Rig Ultra-Deepwater Drillship Contract Confirmed

Ocean Rig Skyros: Photo DryShips

Greece's DryShips, says that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Ocean Rig UDW, has signed definitive documentation, following the previously announced contract award for the 6-year contract for drilling operations offshore Angola for its ultra deepwater drillship the 'Ocean Rig Skyros'.






 
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