Paul Ezekiel, presents the roundup of some of the week’s key offshore rig news for week ending October 22nd 2021.

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  • Valaris reports that it has been awarded a contract from Petrobras for cold stacked ultra-deepwater drillship Valaris DS-4
  • Dana Petroleum has awarded a one firm well plus options contract to Island Drilling for the provision and operation of mid-water semi, Island Innovator
  • Cairn Energy has awarded Shelf Drilling a contract to take the 300ft jackup Compact Driller for four wells offshore India
  • The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ruled that seven offshore blocks in a disputed area be handed back to Somalia
  • Carnarvon Petroleum has been awarded two shallow-water blocks offshore Western Australia
  • Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) has reduced its planned $1.3 billion purchase of a 37% interest in the Deepwater Tano/Cape Three Points block down to $200 million and a 30% stake in the fields
  • BHP hits hydrocarbons with the first of two Calypso field gas appraisal wells in Block TTDAA 14 offshore Trinidad and Tobago
  • Jackup Valaris 121 has just spud a High Pressure & High Temperature well at the Dunnottar prospect for Habour Energy
  • The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has issued a drilling permit to Aker BP for drilling of wildcat well 24/12-7
  • Market sources now are reporting that Japan Drilling jackup Hakuryu-12 will complete its contract for North Oil in November
  • Ultra-deepwater drillship Noble Fay Kozack completed work offshore Mexico for Petronas
  • TotalEnergies is reportedly looking to drill new development wells at its Kaombo South project
  • Velesto Energy jackup Naga 6 will be deployed to the work at the Bokor Platform (BODP-F), offshore Sarawak
  • Borr Drilling jackup Gunnlod is scheduled to complete its current drilling program with PTTEP Mduring the first half of November
  • South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DMSE) has received notification from West Libra Inc, cancelling the resale contract for the Ultra-deepwater drillship West Libra

Alex Middleton, presents the roundup of some of the week’s key offshore rig news for week ending October 16th, 2021, including:

  • India – only three companies bid on 21 available blocks in open acreage round six
  • Chevron signs production sharing contract with Staatsolie
  • UDW Stena IceMAX completes Repsol contract, heads towards Gambia
  • Jackup Valaris EXLII completes work for Fieldwood departs for , heads to GoM before East Cameroon
  • Jackup Noble Regina Allen, completes work in block 3A for BHP Offshore Trinidad, now headng to stacked location
  • Advanced Energy Services jackup Admarine 657, arrives in Dubai for 4-6 month maintenance programme and SPS
  • Vår Energi makes discovery with Rødhette exploration well offshore Norway, drilled by the Saipem UDW semi Scarabeo 8
  • Jackup COSL Boss, schedule to finish three-well contract with Saka Energi in late November

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Terry Childs, presents a 10-minute audio roundup of some of the week’s key offshore rig news for week ending October 8th, 2021, including:

  • Lease Sale Coming For US Gulf
  • Tower Resources shortlists two jackups for NJOM-3 appraisal well
  • CP Latina receives extensions for Mexico jackups
  • Ithaca awards contract to COSL Drilling
  • SeaDrill UDW drillship arrives in Camps Basin Block BC-10 offshore Brazil
  • UDW drillship Maersk Voyager has arrived on location in Block 48 offshore Angola
  • Jackup Maersk Resolute (350′-IC) is nears the end of its contract offshore the Netherlands with Dana Petroleum
  • Awilco Drilling MDW semi WilPhoenix (1,200′) is nearing completion of Ithaca Energy’s Fotla well (22/01b-12)
  • Japan Drilling MDW semi Hakuryu-5 (1,500′) has completes eight firm wells with PTTEP Myanmar
  • Contract pending for equipment recovery of Dynamic Drilling jackup Valiant Driller (300′-IC)
  • DW commencing its next contract in Q1 2022 when it will drill at the Sasanof prospect for Western Gas

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