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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Offshore Deepwater Drilling Services News

Ocean Rig Announces New Contracts

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The international contractor of offshore deepwater drilling services Ocean Rig UDW  has entered into a new drilling contract with Chariot Oil & Gas Limited for a one-well drilling program, for drilling offshore Namibia.The contract is expected to commence in direct continuation of the previously announced program with Tullow Namibia Limited in the third quarter of 2018 and will be performed by the Ocean Rig Poseidon.Ocean Rig has entered into a Letter of Intent (LOI) with a European Major Oil Company for a firm two-wells program plus two optional wells…

Dryships in the Red

DryShips Inc

DryShips Inc. and through its majority owned subsidiary, Ocean Rig UDW Inc., of offshore deepwater drilling services, today announced its unaudited financial and operating results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2014. For the fourth quarter of 2014, the Company reported a net loss of $24.0 million, or $0.04 basic and diluted loss per share. Included in the fourth quarter 2014 results is an impairment charge on one drybulk vessel, of $38.1 million, or $0.06 per share.

Ocean Rig Loses Two Drilling Contracts

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Ocean Rig UDW Inc., a global provider of offshore deepwater drilling services, announced  that two of its drilling contracts have been terminated. The Nasdaq-listed drilling affiliate of DryShips said that Total E&P Congo has terminated its long-term charter of the ultra-deepwater drillship Ocean Rig Apollo, which is currently deployed in Congo and will be demobilised “in due course”. As per the contract Ocean Rig is entitled to a termination fee that varies from 50% to 95% of the operating daily rate that will be payable over the balance of the contract.

DRYSHIPS Financial & Operating Results for 2Q, 2014

DryShips Inc. an international provider of marine transportation services for drybulk and petroleum cargoes, and through its majority owned subsidiary, Ocean Rig UDW Inc., or Ocean Rig, of offshore deepwater drilling services, today announced its unaudited financial and operating results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014. and diluted loss per share. compared to $112.3 million for the second quarter of 2013. $1.3 billion on that date. Consequently, an amount of $75 million which was previously restricted under the $1.35 billion facility was released to Ocean Rig. The new Term Loan B facility is secured primarily by first priority mortgages on the drillships, Ocean Rig Mylos, Ocean Rig Skyros and Ocean Rig Athena, bears interest at LIBOR plus a margin, and matures on July 25, 2021.

Ocean Rig UDW Announces Closing

DryShips Inc. is a a Marshall Islands registered company

DryShips Inc. a global provider of marine transportation services for drybulk and petroleum cargoes, and through its majority owned subsidiary, Ocean Rig UDW Inc. of offshore deepwater drilling services, announced today that  Ocean Rig closed the previously announced offering of 28,571,428 shares of its common stock par value $0.01 per share, at a price of $7.00 per share. As part of the offering, George Economou, Ocean Rig’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, purchased $10 million…

Ocean Rig Updates on Financing, Newbuildings & Contracts

The Company announced that it has signed a supplemental agreement to amend certain provisions in its $1.35b Senior Secured Facility dated February 28, 2013. “We are pleased that our syndicate of commercial banks and export credit agencies agreed to our request to amend certain provisions in their facility. The Company announced that on August 20, 2013, it successfully took delivery of its newbuilding drillship the Ocean Rig Mylos. The Ocean Rig Mylos is the first in the series of three 7th Generation Ultra Deepwater Drillships the Company expects to take delivery in 2013. The drillship is currently mobilizing to offshore Brazil and is expected to commence drilling operations under the 3-year drilling contract with Repsol Sinopec Brasil S.A. by November 2013.

DryShips Cancels Newbuild Contracts

DryShips Inc. reports cancellation of four newbuilding contracts with Jiangsu Rongsheng Heavy Industries DryShips Inc., an international provider of marine transportation services for drybulk and petroleum cargos, and through its majority owned subsidiary, Ocean Rig UDW Inc., of offshore deepwater drilling services, today announced that it has reached an agreement with Jiangsu Rongsheng Heavy Industries (RSHI), to cancel the newbuilding contracts for four ice-class panamax bulker vessels, in exchange for the refund of all installments paid to RSHI plus interest. All amounts due under this agreement have been received in full by the Dryships, the company said. dryships.com

Lundin Extends Contract for Ocean Rig

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Ocean Rig UDW, contractor of offshore deepwater drilling services, has announced that Lundin Norway AS, has declared their third option to extend the existing contract of the Leiv Eiriksson. In addition, Ocean Rig has granted Lundin 2 additional options to drill further wells in the future. As a result of these developments, the rig now has firm employment until at least the end of September of 2017 and should Lundin exercise its additional seven one-well options, currently un-declared, the rig could be employed until the first quarter of 2019.

Ocean Rig Announces 2013 Shareholders Meeting Results

Ocean Rig UDW Inc., a global provider of offshore deepwater drilling services, has announced  the results of its 2013 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders. The following proposals were approved and adopted at the meeting:    The election of Messrs. Savvas D. Georghiades and Kyros Melas as Class C Directors to serve until the 2016 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders; and  the ratification of the appointment of Ernst & Young (Hellas) Certified Auditors Accountants S.A., as the Company’s independent auditors for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2013.

Ocean Rig in the Red Q3 2013 But Increase Drilling Revenues

International contractor of offshore deepwater drilling services, Ocean Rig, announce its unaudited financial and operating results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2013, reporting a net loss of $21.5 million, or $0.16 basic and diluted loss per share. However, Revenues from drilling contracts increased by $42.8 million to $328.5 million for the three-month period ended September 30, 2013, as compared to $285.7 million for the same period in 2012. Achieved 98.4% average fleet wide operating performance for the third quarter of 2013. On November 4, 2013, the Ocean Rig Mylos commenced drilling operations under the three year contract with Repsol Sinopec Brazil S.A.

Dryships Report Q3 2013 Net Loss Despite EBITDA Growth

Drybulk and petroleum cargo transportation company, DryShips, & through its majority owned subsidiary, Ocean Rig, of offshore deepwater drilling services, announce its unaudited financial and operating results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2013. The Company reported Adjusted EBITDA of $183.6 million for the third quarter of 2013, as compared to $141.0 million for the third quarter of 2012. For the third quarter of 2013, the Company reported a net loss of $63.9 million, or $0.17 basic and diluted loss per share. Included in the third quarter 2013 results are non-cash write offs and breakage costs associated with the full repayment…

DryShips Misses on Revenue

Ocean Rig Corcovado and Ocean Rig Olympia naming ceremony at Samsung Heavy Industries. Photo by DryShips Inc

The Athens, Greece-based DryShips reported a $1.44bn loss in the second quarter but delivered an operational profit that was in-line with expectations. DryShips is an international provider of marine transportation services for drybulk and petroleum cargoes, and through its affiliate, Ocean Rig,  of offshore deepwater drilling services. The company has a loss of $2.17 per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs and asset impairment costs, were 6 cents per share. The results fell short of Wall Street expectations.

Dryships Post 2Q Loss

George Economou, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

DryShips Inc. an international provider of marine transportation services for drybulk and petroleum cargoes, and through its affiliate, Ocean Rig UDW Inc., or Ocean Rig, of offshore deepwater drilling services, today announced its unaudited financial and operating results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015. For the second quarter of 2015, the Company reported a net loss of $1.44 billion, or $2.17 basic and diluted loss per share. - A one-time non-cash loss of $1.35 billion, or $2.03 per share, as a result of the deconsolidation of Ocean Rig.

Ocean Rig Partners Files for IPO

DryShips Inc. through its majority owned subsidiary, Ocean Rig UDW Inc. of offshore deepwater drilling services, today announced that Ocean Rig’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Ocean Rig Partners LP  filed a Registration Statement on Form F-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) for the initial public offering of its common units representing limited partner interests. A registration statement relating to the MLP’s common units has been filed with the SEC but has not yet been declared effective. The common units may not be sold nor may offers to buy them be accepted prior to the time the registration statement is declared effective.

Ocean Rig Withdraws Winding Up Petition

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Ocean Rig UDW Inc., an international contractor of offshore deepwater drilling services, has announced that pursuant to an order of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands Simon Appell of AlixPartners Services UK LLP and Eleanor Fisher of Kalo (Cayman) (formerly AlixPartners) have been discharged as joint provisional liquidators of the Company and its subsidiaries. The subsidiariesare Drill Rigs Holdings Inc. (DRH), Drillships Financing Holding Inc. (DFH), and Drillships Ocean Ventures Inc., (DOV) and together with UDW, DRH and DFH, the Scheme Companies.

DryShips Suspends Market Equity Offering

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DryShips Inc., a global provider of marine transportation services for drybulk and petroleum cargoes and through its majority owned subsidiary, Ocean Rig UDW Inc., of offshore deepwater drilling services, announced that it has suspended purchases under its previously announced program of at the market issuances of its common shares through Evercore Group L.L.C. as its sales agent. DryShips said it reserves the right to continue the suspension of the program, reactivate or terminate the program at any time. dryships.com

Ocean Rig Takes Delivery of Newbuild Drillship

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Ocean Rig UDW Inc., a global provider of offshore deepwater drilling services, announced that it took delivery of its 228- x 42-meter newbuilding drillship, the Ocean Rig Skyros, on Friday, December 20, 2013. The seventh-generation deepwater drillship, built at Samsung Heavy Industries Shipyard in South Korea, is currently mobilizing to offshore Angola to commence drilling operations with Total. The rig features a helicopter deck, is Dynamic Positioned (DP Class 3) and has dual activity capabilities and design for drilling operations in water depths from 500-3,650 meters.

Dryships Takes Delivery of Sixth New Build Drillship

Dryships Announces Delivery of Ocean Rig's Sixth Newbuilding Drillship, the Ocean Rig Skyros. DryShips Inc., a global provider of marine transportation services for drybulk and petroleum cargoes and through its majority owned subsidiary, Ocean Rig UDW Inc. ("Ocean Rig"), of offshore deepwater drilling services, today announced that Ocean Rig successfully took delivery of its newbuilding drillship, the Ocean Rig Skyros, on Friday, December 20, 2013. The drillship is currently mobilizing to offshore Angola to commence drilling operations with Total.

DryShips Reports 3Q 2014 Results

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DryShips Inc. an international provider of marine transportation services for drybulk and petroleum cargoes, and through its majority owned subsidiary, Ocean Rig UDW Inc., or Ocean Rig, of offshore deepwater drilling services, today announced its unaudited financial and operating results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014.  For the third quarter of 2014, the Company reported net income of $16.7 million, or $0.04 basic and diluted earnings per share. - Non-cash write…

Pankaj Khanna Appointed As CEO of Ocean Rig

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Pankaj Khanna has been appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ocean Rig UDW, a global provider of offshore deepwater drilling services,  effective January 1, 2018. Khanna is 47 years old with 29 years of varied experience in the maritime & offshore industry. He last served as Chief Executive Officer of Pioneer Marine Inc, a drybulk company that he founded in 2013. Prior to his position at Pioneer Marine Inc Khanna served as Chief Marketing Officer at Ocean Rig UDW Inc. from January 1, 2012 to October 2, 2012. Mr. Khanna served as the Chief Operating Officer of DryShips, Inc.

Ocean Rig Commences Tender Offer

Ocean Rig UDW Inc., a global provider of offshore deepwater drilling services, announced that it has commenced a cash tender offer for any and all of its currently outstanding 9.5% Senior Unsecured Callable Notes due 2016 on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the company's offer to purchase dated March 10, 2014. The tender offer will expire at 12:01 a.m., New York City time, on April 7, 2014, unless extended or earlier terminated by the company. The company reserves the right to terminate, withdraw or amend the tender offer at any time subject to applicable law.

Ocean Rig Signs New Drilling Contract with Tullow Namibia

Ocean Rig Poseidon. Photo:  Ocean Rig

Ocean Rig UDW, an international contractor of offshore deepwater drilling services, today announced that it has signed a new drilling contract with Tullow Namibia, for a one-well drilling program plus options for drilling offshore West Africa. The contract is expected to commence in the third quarter of 2018 and to be performed by the Ocean Rig Poseidon. Pankaj Khanna, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, said: "We are pleased to announce additional work for the Ocean Rig Poseidon.

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 pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and to certain other persons outside of the United States in reliance on Regulation S under the Securities Act.

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