Noble Discoverer headed to Singapore

By Joseph R. Fonseca
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Drillship Noble Discoverer,

 

The drillship  after already undergoing a lengthy upgrade programme in South Korea.

The Anglo-Dutch supermajor in January elected to call off a 2014 reboot of its mishap-filled 2012 drilling season after an unfavourable court ruling and exploration slimdown worldwide.

But Shell had already committed to a three-year deal for the rig starting in late February 2014 at a day rate of $368,000.
 

In its latest fleet status report, Noble Corporation said it was "notified by client of postponement of their 2014 drilling program offshore Alaska."
 

 "After maintenance and upgrade project in South Korea, rig mobilising to Singapore in preparation for the client's future drilling program."

Neither Shell nor Noble immediately responded to a request for comment on the scope of the work.

The Discoverer had been in Korea under its prior Shell contract since March 2013 for maintenance and upgrades at a day rate of $244,000.

Upstream also previously reported that Shell had signed Transocean's semi-submersible Polar Pioneer to remain on standby in the event that a relief well or other measures were needed.
 

That unit is also booked on a three year contract at a rate of $620,000 during the July-October summer period and $589,000 during the off-season for the three years, according to Transocean fleet status data.

 

Maritime Reporter July 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Contracts

GE Gas Turbines to Power US Navy’s New Destroyers

The U.S. Navy’s new DDG 121 and DDG 122 Arleigh Burke-class destroyers will be powered by eight LM2500 marine gas turbines supplied by GE Marine, who also received

Tanker Retrofitted with Dual Fuel Engine

Caterpillar Marine informs it has begin a dual fuel engine retrofit conversion onboard the 472-foot Fure West tanker, owned by Furetank Rederi A/B. The MaK M 43

Diana Charters Containership to Maersk

Container shipping company Diana Containerships Inc. announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it entered into a time charter contract with Maersk

News

Norwegian Epic to Sail from Port Canaveral

Port Canaveral will homeport Norwegian Cruise Line’s (NCL) largest ship and currently the third largest in the world—the Norwegian Epic—starting in November 2016,

GE Gas Turbines to Power US Navy’s New Destroyers

The U.S. Navy’s new DDG 121 and DDG 122 Arleigh Burke-class destroyers will be powered by eight LM2500 marine gas turbines supplied by GE Marine, who also received

TSB Investigating Ferry, Pleasure Craft Collision

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying a team of investigators to Laval, Quebec, following a collision between the ferry Paule II and a pleasure craft which occurred on August 1.

Vessels

Norwegian Epic to Sail from Port Canaveral

Port Canaveral will homeport Norwegian Cruise Line’s (NCL) largest ship and currently the third largest in the world—the Norwegian Epic—starting in November 2016,

GE Gas Turbines to Power US Navy’s New Destroyers

The U.S. Navy’s new DDG 121 and DDG 122 Arleigh Burke-class destroyers will be powered by eight LM2500 marine gas turbines supplied by GE Marine, who also received

TSB Investigating Ferry, Pleasure Craft Collision

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying a team of investigators to Laval, Quebec, following a collision between the ferry Paule II and a pleasure craft which occurred on August 1.

Offshore Energy

Strategic Marine: Stock Program Full Power Ahead

Strategic Marine confirmed its stock program of personnel transport vessels is market-ready.  “Our stock program currently incorporates two class leading designs

BG Group Starts up Sixth FPSO in the Santos Basin

BG Group announced first oil from the Cidade de Itaguaí floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel, the sixth unit to start production across the

BG Awards Fugro MBES, Seabed Coring Contract

Fugro has been awarded a contract by BG International Limited Sucursal Honduras to conduct an integrated multibeam echosounder (MBES) survey and seabed coring campaign

 
 
Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2493 sec (4 req/sec)