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Drilling & Completion

(10/18/2017) Statoil given consent to drill with Songa Endurance & Deepsea Atlantic

(10/18/2017) BHP Billiton contracts Transocean drillship Deepwater Invictus

(10/13/2017) Maersk chalks up 2 North Sea drilling contract extensions

(10/13/2017) Ocean Rig Poseidon signed & Leiv Eiriksson wins extension

(10/13/2017) US working rotary rig count down 8 rigs this week

(10/12/2017) PSA okays Aker BP use of Maersk Interceptor on Norway' Tambar Field

(10/12/2017) Bayerngas given go-ahead to drill Tethys Prospect in North Sea

(10/8/2017) Statoil given permit for wildcat near North Sea's Gina Krog Field

(10/8/2017) Comet Ridge's Queensland Mahalo Block under-reaming successful

(10/6/2017) US working rotary rig count down 4 rigs this week

(10/5/2017) Zenith perfs new production zone in Azerbaijan Jafari Field

(10/5/2017) Maersk reactivates semisubmersible for Southeast Asian market

(10/6/2017) September international rig count down 21 from August

(9/29/2017) US working rotary rig count rises by 5 rigs this week

(9/28/2017) Bayerngas Norge given drilling permit for Tethys wildcat

(9/28/2017) Songa Enabler approved for Aker BP Skarv Field interventions

(9/25/2017) Wintershall given go-ahead to drill Norwegian Sea Balderbra Prospect

(9/23/2017) US working rotary rig count drops by 1 rig this week

(9/23/2017) Six Transocean deepwater semisubs to be scrapped

(9/21/2017) Awilco scores 18-well drilling contract on North Sea Cheviot Field

(9/21/2017) Chevron terminates Gulf of Mexico rig contract early

(9/21/2017) Atwood wins extension to jackup contract with Mubadala

(9/18/2017) Burisma buys Service King rig for work in Ukraine

(9/15/2017) ADES scores new contracts in Egyptian Gulf of Suez

(9/15/2017) ASI rig arrives in West Sulawesi to drill Budong Budong well

(9/14/2017) US working rotary rig count drops by 8 rigs this week

(9/14/2017) Borr Drilling receives letter of intent from BW Energy for Gabon campaign

(9/12/2017) Byron retains Ensco 68 jackup for US Gulf SM71 drilling

(9/10/2017) Statoil given consent to drill Troll Field with Songa Equinox

(9/8/2017) US working rotary rig count higher by a single rig this week

(9/8/2017) August international rig count down 7 from July

(9/8/2017) Extended flowtests & drilling approved for UK's Horse Hill well

(9/7/2017) Rowan Stavanger approved to permanently plug Varg Field wells

(9/5/2017) Western Australia bans onshore hydraulic fracking

(9/5/2017) Semco Maritime contracted to upgrade West Elara jackup rig

(9/4/2017) Extensions granted on Maersk jackup contracts in Netherlands

(9/4/2017) PV Drilling I hired by Kris Energy for Thai Gulf drilling

(9/1/2017) Island Innovator to drill appraisal well on Fogelberg Field off Norway

(9/1/2017) US working rotary rig count higher by 3 rigs this week

(8/31/2017) Sembcorp shipyard terminates Perisai contract for 2 jackups

(8/29/2017) Lundin granted approval for 2 Barents Sea wildcats

(8/25/2017) US working rotary rig count lower by 6 rigs this week

(8/24/2017) Buru contracts rig & services for 4-well Ungani program

(8/23/2017) Jackup GSP Uranus starting Black Sea stay with OMV Petrom

(8/22/2017) UMW picks up Repsol contract for year's drilling off Malaysia

(8/22/2017) Noble Energy contracts Ensco DS-7 drillship for Leviathan Field

(8/21/2017) Wellesley gets okay for wildcat near Norway's Statfjord Field

(8/21/2017) Noble Paul Romano semisub staying with Hess in US Gulf

(8/21/2017) Statoil gets go-ahead to drill 3 wells in Norwegian North Sea

(8/21/2017) AkerBP receives permit to drill Norway's Nordfjellet-Delta Prospect

(8/18/2017) US working rotary rig count lower by 3 rigs this week

(8/16/2017) Sonoro brings in ASI for West Sulawesi Budong Budong drilling

(8/16/2017) BNK wraps up fracking of Oklahoma Tishomingo well

(8/16/2017) Greka wins 2 CBM drilling contracts in China's Shanxi Province

(8/14/2017) Erin spuds deepwater development well offshore Nigeria

(8/13/2017) Argentina allowing import of used rigs to boost drilling

(8/13/2017) Kuwait kicks of EOR program to extract heavier oil

(8/11/2017) US working rotary rig count lower by 4 rigs this week

(8/10/2017) Drillship Atwood Achiever scores deepwater drilling deal with Kosmos

(8/7/2017) July international rig count down 1 from June

(8/6/2017) Texas Midland Basin Flying B Ranch horizontal producer tapped down

(8/6/2017) BNK fracking Hartgraves 1-6H in Oklahoma's Tishomingo Field

(8/4/2017) Statoil gets Koigen drilling permit in Barents Sea

(8/4/2017) US working rotary rig count lower by 4 rigs this week

(8/2/2017) Houston American drills 1st producer in Reeves County, Texas

(8/2/2017) Volga completes major horizontal section in Uzen producer

(8/1/2017) Diamond stacks its semisub Ocean Victory, selling another five

(8/1/2017) Pacific Bora on site to drill Oyo-9 well offshore Nigeria

(7/31/2017) Ultra-deepwater semisubmersible Bluewhale II starts sea trials

(7/28/2017) US working rotary rig count higher by 8 rigs this week

(7/24/2017) W&T Offshore contracts Enterprise jackup for US Gulf drilling

(7/21/2017) US working rotary rig count lower by 2 rigs this week

(7/21/2017) Ensco logs more work contracts for its drilling rigs

(7/20/2017) Sound tests of Moroccan well show probable output at 40 bcf

(7/20/2017) Shell lines up Island Constructor for Draugen Field off Norway

(7/20/2017) Drillship Atwood Advantage contract for Leviathan Field terminated

(7/18/2017) Statoil given go-ahead for Norwegian North Sea Carmen wells

(7/18/2017) Quadrant picks GSF Development Driller 1 for Phoenix South-3 well

(7/16/2017) COSLInnovator contracted by Lundin Norway for 1-8 wells

(7/16/2017) Noble Globetrotter II to drill for Total in Bulgarian Black Sea

(7/14/2017) No change in US working rotary rig count this week

(7/13/2017) Semisubmersible rig Borgsten Dolphin sold for scrap

(7/13/2017) Aker BP given consent to drill 2 exploration wells in Norwegian North Sea

(7/11/2017) Three Ensco drillships contracted offshore West Africa

(7/11/2017) Borr Drilling jackup Frigg contracted for year by Total E&P Nigeria

(7/10/2017) June international rig count 3 rigs higher than in May

(7/10/2017) Statoil gets PSA consent for Barents Sea exploration well

(7/7/2017) US working rotary rig count higher by 12 rigs this week

(7/6/2017) Anadarko terminates Bolette Dolphin drillship

(7/6/2017) OMV to drill Norwegian Barents Sea Wisting Central III

(7/5/2017) Sinopec signed to drill 2 exploration wells in Mongolia

(7/5/2017) Odfjell's Deepsea Stavanger contracted offshore South Africa

(7/3/2017) Dea Norge gets okay to drill on Norwegian Sea Dvalin Field

(6/30/2017) US working rotary rig count lower by 1 rig this week

(6/28/2017) Ascent gearing up for 1st gas flow from Petisovci well in Slovenia

(6/27/2017) Vantage drillship Platinum Explorer scores 3-year ONGC contract

(6/27/2017) Ensco 122 jackup bound for Netherlands North Sea assignment

(6/27/2017) Island Innovator to drill Wisting well in Norwegian Barents Sea

(6/26/2017) Petrel prepping to drill 4 test wells in Uruguay's Parana Basin

(6/26/2017) Maersk Convincer assumes Maersk Completer contract off Brunei

(6/23/2017) US working rotary rig count higher by 8 rigs this week

(6/23/2017) Perisai wins contract extension from Petronas for jackup

(6/21/2017) Maersk Resolve jackup wins Wintershall Noordzee 1-well contract

(6/20/2017) Statoil gets okay to drill Snorre Field well with Bideford Dolphin

(6/19/2017) Semisub West Hercules to drill Cambo appraisal West of Shetland

(6/16/2017) US working rotary rig count higher by 6 rigs this week

(6/15/2017) Goodrich wraps up Wurtsbaugh well in Louisiana's DeSoto Parish

(6/15/2017) Statoil gets go-ahead to drill Gemini Nord well in Barents Sea

(6/12/2017) Odfjell awarded 2-year UK drilling & maintenance contract

(6/9/2017) US working rotary rig count higher by 11 rigs this week

(6/9/2017) Odfjell scores single well contract for semisub Deepsea Bergen

(6/7/2017) Statoil given permission to drill Carmen Prospect in Norwegian Sea

(6/7/2017) May international rig count 1 rig more than in April

(6/6/2017) Falcon Energy cancels 3 of 4 jackups ordered from Shanhaiguan

(6/6/2017) Stena terminates Samsung semisub construction contract

(6/2/2017) US working rotary rig count up by 8 rigs this week

(6/2/2017) Saipem drillship Saipem 12000 contracted off Mozambique

(6/1/2017) Aker BP given consent to drill Alvheim producers in Norwegian North Sea

(5/31/2017) Transocean sells jackup fleet to Borr Drilling for $1.35 billion

(5/31/2017) Eni given go-ahead to drill at Goliat with Scarabeo 8 semisubmersible

(5/31/2017) Petro Matad selects Sinopec to drill Mongolia wells

(5/29/2017) Socar testing new semisubmersible rig Heydar Aliyev

(5/26/2017) North American rig count rises above 1,000 rigs this week

(5/24/2017) Sirius lines up COSL Power for Ororo drilling offshore Nigeria

(5/24/2017) ExxonMobil extends contract for Maersk Viking ultra-deep drillship

(5/19/2017) US working rotary rig count higher by 16 rigs this week

(5/19/2017) Bideford Dolphin to drill option well for Statoil

(5/18/2017) Caspian Shipyard to deliver Heydar Aliyev semisub to Socar

(5/17/2017) Saipem National 11OUE rig on site to drill Morocco's Sidi Moktar wells

(5/15/2017) Aker BP to plug Valhall wells with Maersk Invincible

(5/15/2017) Rowan pays $60 million for 2 Petrobras jackup rigs

(5/12/2017) US working rotary rig count rises 8 rigs this week

(5/10/2017) Paragon picks up 3 contracts for 3 of its jackup rigs

(5/9/2017) Atwood sells semisubmersible rig Atwood Eagle for scrap

(5/8/2017) Vietnam drillers score new contracts in region

(5/8/2017) Statoil given go-ahead to drill producer on Troll Field with Songa rig

(5/8/2017) Great Wall Drilling to drill 3 firm wells in Niger for Savannah

(5/5/2017) US working rotary rig count rises 7 rigs this week

(5/5/2017) Eversendai loads out its 1st liftboat from Ras Al Khaimah yard

(5/5/2017) Azinor lines up Diamond's Ocean Guardian for UK North Sea wells

(5/5/2017) April international rig count up 13 from March count

(5/4/2017) SFL jackup Soehanah contracted to drill offshore Indonesia

(5/4/2017) Faroe Petroleum given permit to drill Brasse appraisal off Norway

(5/3/2017) Industry 1st at OTC - downhole fluid composition while drilling

(5/3/2017) ABS approves Diamond Offshore drillship design

(5/2/2017) Baker Hughes releases new extended life PDC drillbit

(5/1/2017) Al Lulu jackup delivered to Abu Dhabi National Drilling Company

(5/1/2017) Baker Hughes launches deepwater multistage fracturing

(5/1/2017) Seadrill selling 3 jackups to Shelf Drilling for $225 million

(4/30/2017) PSAC predicts Saskatchewan drilling to increase significantly

(4/30/2017) UMW selling entire stake in Naga 1 semisubmersible rig

(4/28/2017) US working rotary rig count up 450 rigs over this time last year

(4/27/2017) Seadrill's West Capricorn semisub set to resume work for BP

(4/26/2017) Shelf Drilling acquiring 3 premium jackup rigs for $225 million

(4/25/2017) Six Ensco jackup rigs win new contracts & extensions

(4/24/2017) Keppel enters 3-way deal to save deferred jackup rigs

(4/21/2017) US working rotary rig count grew another 10 rigs this week

(4/21/2017) Noble cold-stacking its drillship Noble Bully I

(4/21/2017) OMV hires Odfjell's Deepsea Bergen for HPHT well off Norway

(4/20/2017) Rowan rigs lined up for US Gulf, Norway & Saudi Arabia

(4/20/2017) Statoil given PSA okay to drill Barents Sea Kayak Prospect

(4/18/2017) CNOOC lines up Hai Yang Shi You 981 for 5-month drilling off China

(4/18/2017) Sound mobilizes Saipem rig to drill Morocco's Sidi Moktar well

(4/14/2017) US working rotary rig count grew by 8 rigs this week

(3/27/2017) Drillship Aban Ice contracted for 3 years' work in India's Mumbai High

(3/24/2017) Jackup Noble Tom Prosser contracted by PTTEP off Australia

(3/24/2017) US working rotary rig count higher by 20 more rigs this week

(3/23/2017) Odfjell scores 2-well contract for drillship Deepsea Metro I

(3/20/2017) Borr Drilling buying all 15 Transocean jackup rigs

(3/17/2017) First multi-frac re-entry in Vaca Muerta shale oil well in Argentina

(3/17/2017) US working rotary rig count higher by 21 rigs this week

(3/15/2017) Atlantic wins $44 million Persian Gulf liftboat charter

(3/15/2017) GustoMSC launches new design self-propelled jackup rig

(3/15/2017) Lilis tapping down 3rd Texas Wollfcamp B well, 4th set to spud

(3/14/2017) Centrica picks Paragon for a jackup to P&A UK North Sea well

(3/14/2017) Baker Hughes releases drillbit that adapts to formation

(3/13/2017) Seadrill & Hyundai settle semisubmersible rig order dispute

(3/13/2017) Vestigo contracts UMW jackup rig Naga 2

(3/10/2017) US working rotary rig count higher by 12 rigs this week

(3/7/2017) Statoil given go-ahead to drill at Snohvit Field with Songa Enabler

(3/7/2017) February international rig count up 8 from January

(3/6/2017) Half of US rigs at work since last year's low count in Permian Basin

(3/6/2017) Erin lines up Pacific Drilling drillship for Oyo Field drilling off Nigeria

(3/5/2017) China launches world's largest semisubmersible drilling rig

(3/3/2017) US working rotary rig count higher by 2 rigs this week

(3/1/2017) Odfjell agrees to take Deepsea Stavanger to South Africa for a well

(3/1/2017) Statoil granted drilling permit for Mim appraisal in Norwegian Sea

(2/28/2017) NNPC lowers deepwater rig rates by some 71.7%

(2/28/2017) Refurbished semisub Island Innovator sails from Hanoytangen

(2/26/2017) Saudi Aramco designed & built rig drilling 1st well at Ain Dar

(2/26/2017) Mitsui acquiring stake in self-propelled jackup company Seajacks

(2/26/2017) Semisub Songa Enabler set to resume drilling on Snohvit Field

(2/24/2017) US working rotary rig count higher by 3 rigs this week

(2/24/2017) Drillship Ocean Rig Athena bound for cold-staking in Greece

(2/24/2017) Jackup Noble Regina Allen contracted for ExxonMobil P&A

(2/24/2017) US working rotary rig count higher by 3 rigs this week

(2/21/2017) Gazpromneft contracts Hakuryu 5 semisub for Sakhalin drilling

(2/19/2017) KCA Deutag to provide platform drilling on 3 Sakhalin platforms

(2/19/2017) Tag Oil prepping for testing & drilling of New Zealand wells

(2/17/2017) Abu Dhabi's NDC receives newbuild jackup rig from Lamprell

(2/17/2017) US working rotary rig count higher by 10 rigs this week

(2/17/2017) Diamondback upping its Permian Basin horizontal rigs to 10 or more

(2/15/2017) Rowan sells Gorillas II and III jackups & cold-stacks Rowan California

(2/10/2017) US working rotary rig count higher by 12 rigs this week

(2/10/2017) Saudi Aramco turn to natural gas ups rig fleet

(2/10/2017) Transocean scrapping 2 semisubs, idling another & 2 drillships

(2/9/2017) Western Isles FPSO launched at China's Cosco Shipyard

(2/8/2017) Lundin given permit to drill Norway's Grieg Field extension

(2/7/2017) Semi Ocean GreatWhite on standby with BP in Malaysia

(2/7/2017) January international rig count up 4 from December

(2/6/2017) Freedom lines up Patterson-UTI rig for Eagle Ford Shale wells

(2/3/2017) US working rotary rig count higher by 17 rigs this week

(2/3/2017) Woodside swaps Atwood Condor for Atwood Osprey for Enfield Project

(2/1/2017) Nabors & Weatherford link for integrated drilling solutions

(1/31/2017) Chevron extends contract for Dolphin Drilling semisubmersible

(1/30/2017) Borr Drilling takes delivery of former Hercules jackups

(1/29/2017) Petro Matad issues rig tenders for midyear drilling

(1/27/2017) US working rotary rig count higher by 18 rigs this week

(1/27/2017) Statoil gets permission for Norwegian Sea drilling with Songa Encourage

(1/25/2017) Qatar Petroleum charters GDI's Al Doha jackup rig

(1/25/2017) Ensco again delays delivery of ultra-deep DS-10 drillship

(1/25/2017) Odfjell's Deepsea Metro I drillship to drill off Philippines for Galoc

(1/24/2017) Bideford Dolphin to stay with Statoil for another Norwegian well

(1/23/2017) Fluor wins 2-year frame agreement for Caspian oilfields

(1/23/2017) Petrogas hires Maersk Resolute for 2 Netherlands North Sea wells

(1/22/2017) Statoil extends contract for NADL's West Elara jackup

(1/20/2017) US working rotary rig count rose 35 rigs this week

(1/20/2017) Noble scores contract extensions for 2 jackups off Saudi Arabia

(1/20/2017) Renco Elang fails to free Amanah Timur stuck drillpipe

(1/19/2017) Lundin granted drilling permit for Barents Sea Filicudi Prospect

(1/18/2017) Baker Hughes & Schlumberger contracted for Cat J drilling & well services

(1/17/2017) West Phoenix wins another West of Shetland contract

(1/16/2017) US working rotary rig count falls 6 rigs

(1/16/2017) December international rig count up 4 from November

(1/6/2017) BP picks Samsung to build FPU for US Gulf Mad Dog II

(1/6/2017) US working rotary rig count rises 7 rigs this week

(1/6/2017) DSME delivers harsh environment Maersk Invincible jackup

(1/6/2017) Hyperdynamics switching drillships for Guinea deepwater well

(1/5/2017) Cuadrilla preparing drillsite for England's 1st well to be fracked

(1/4/2017) UMW Naga 7 set to drill for Petronas Carigali off Malaysia

(1/3/2017) Repsol hires Maersk Developer to drill Siluro-1 off Colombia

(1/2/2017) Mermaid cancels construction of 2 tender assist rigs

(12/30/2016) US working rotary rig count rises 5 rigs this week

(12/30/2016) Keppel selling jackup built for Parden but not delivered

(12/29/2016) Seadrill scores 3-year extension to Saudi Aramco jackup contract

(12/28/2016) Statoil wins PSA approval for Norwegian Sea Mim exploration well

(12/27/2016) Lamprell delivers Abu Dhabi NDC's Al Gharbia jackup

(12/23/2016) Odfjell's Deepsea Bergen contracted by Faroe for Norway drilling

(12/23/2016) US working rotary rig count rises 16 rigs this week

(12/21/2016) Noble cold-stacks another semisubmersible drilling rig

(12/19/2016) Woodside lines up ultra-deepwater Atwood rig for offshore Australia

(12/19/2016) Eni wins consent to drill Bone-Bigorna in Barents Sea

(12/18/2016) Lundin granted permit to drill Gohta appraisal in Barents Sea

(12/16/2016) US working rotary rig count rises 13 rigs this week

(12/14/2016) Continental tests record STACK Meramec well in Oklahoma

(12/13/2016) Wavefront taps down 1st 2 of 7 well stims in Bahrain

(12/13/2016) Wintershall contracts Odfjell Drilling for Brage platform drilling

(12/12/2016) Noble & Shell to modify present drillship contracts

(12/9/2016) US working rotary rig count rises 27 rigs this week

(12/7/2016) Ensco picks up new drilling contracts in US Gulf & North Sea

(12/7/2016) November international rig count up 5 over last month

(12/6/2016) Frigstad Deepwater now CIMC subsidiary Bluewhale Rig Ltd

(12/6/2016) Delivery of Atwood ultra-deepwater drillships delayed 2 years

(12/2/2016) US working rotary rig count rises 4 rigs this week

(11/30/2016) Hyperdynamics lines up Pacific Bora drillship for Guinea exploration well

(11/30/2016) Greka contracted by PetroChina for Shanxi CBM drilling

(11/29/2016) Providence lines up Stena IceMAX drillship for Ireland project

(11/29/2016) GustoMSC launches new Scylax drillship design

(11/25/2016) US working rotary rig count rises 5 rigs this week

(11/21/2016) Kerui launches membrane nitrogen stimulation in Kuwait

(11/18/2016) US working rotary rig count rises 20 rigs this week

(11/17/2016) Stena warm stacks semisub Stena Don at Bergen, Norway yard

(11/16/2016) Sirius contracts jackup to drill Nigeria's Ororo Project

(11/15/2016) Rowan warm stacking Repsol-terminated Rowan Renaissance drillship

(11/15/2016) Angus wins enviro okay to drill onshore UK sidetrack

(11/13/2016) Songa making minor airgap modifications on Cat D rigs

(11/11/2016) US working rotary rig count down 1 rig this week

(11/10/2016) Statoil revving up Scarabeo 5 for Norway Njord Field drilling

(11/10/2016) ConocoPhillips to have 12 rigs drilling through next year

(11/8/2016) Atwood Advantage drillship mobilized to drill Tamar gasfield

(11/7/2016) Octanex lines up jackup rig Naga 2 for Ophir Field off Malaysia

(11/7/2016) October international rig count down 14 from last month

(11/6/2016) Noble adds 2 jackups to its Middle East fleet in UAE

(11/4/2016) US working rotary rig count higher by 12 rigs this week

(11/4/2016) Lamprell delivers newbuild Ensco 141 jackup rig

(11/3/2016) HeatWave Extreme triple-combo LWD tool string successfully run

(11/2/2016) Hess hires UMW's Naga 8 jackup for Malaysia drilling

(11/2/2016) West Phoenix semisubmersible set to drill UK West of Shetland

(11/1/2016) Providence issues letter of intent for rig to drill Druid Prospect off Ireland

(10/31/2016) Nabors & Saudi Aramco JV to provide onshore Saudi Arabia drilling rigs

(10/31/2016) Statoil temporarily suspends Songa semisubmersible

(10/31/2016) Pacific Bora drillship contracted for offshore Guinea campaign

(10/30/2016) ConocoPhillips adding rigs in Texas Eagle Ford, and North Dakota Bakken

(10/28/2016) US working rotary rig count higher by 4 rigs this week

(10/25/2016) Stena Don rig contract cancelled by Statoil

(10/23/2016) ONGC adds high capacity drilling rig to Tripura operations

(10/22/2016) Total extends contract for Rowan Gorilla VI

(10/22/2016) Noble jackup contracted for Qatar drilling by JX Nippon

(10/21/2016) US working rotary rig count higher by 14 rigs this week

(10/20/2016) Delivery of Sevan Developer drilling rig delayed to April 2017

(10/18/2016) Aker BP given go-ahead to drill Langfjellet appraisal off Norway

(10/16/2016) Grounded Transocean Winner off to Malta & Turkey for recycling

(10/16/2016) Hilcorp brings new rig to North Slope for Moose Pad drilling

(10/14/2016) Ensco picks up new drilling contracts for jackups & semisubs

(10/14/2016) Maersk Drilling names fourth and final XLE jackup rig

(10/14/2016) US working rotary rig count higher by 15 rigs this week

(10/11/2016) Diamond's Ocean GreatWhite semisub staying with BP

(10/11/2016) Songa Dee semisubmersible stacked after Statoil gig in September

(10/11/2016) Saudi Aramco extends contract for jackup AOD III

(10/11/2016) Antonoil's 5 drilling crews fully operational in China

(10/10/2016) Statoil given permission to drill survey wells at Johan Sverdrup Field

(10/7/2016) US working rotary rig count higher by 2 rigs this week

(10/7/2016) New powerful Doyon drilling rig ordered by ConocoPhillips Alaska

(10/7/2016) September international rig count down 3 from last month

(10/7/2016) Cuadrilla fracking for shale gas in NW England approved

(10/6/2016) President suspends Argentina Dos Puntitas well

(10/4/2016) Seadrill receives force majeure declaration on Tullow drilling contract

(10/4/2016) Transocean Barents signed to drill offshore NE Canada

(10/3/2016) Reliance terminates drillship Transocean Discoverer contract

(9/30/2016) US working rotary rig count higher by 11 rigs this week

(9/30/2016) Lamprell delivers new jackup rig to Shelf Drilling

(9/30/2016) Borgsten Dolphin in early termination by Total

(9/27/2016) Statoil canceling West Epsilon jackup drilling contract early

(9/26/2016) Jackup Maersk Resolve released early by Dong Energy

(9/26/2016) Winchester takes 50% stake in new White Hat well in West Texas

(9/25/2016) Grounded Transocean Winner removal bid cancelled (update)

(9/23/2016) US working rotary rig count higher by 5 rigs this week

(9/23/2016) Aminex contracts rig to drill Ntorya-2 well in Tanzania's Ruvuma Basin

(9/22/2016) Saipem wins new drilling contracts & extensions worth $430 million

(9/22/2016) Ring to complete 3 San Andres horizontal wells in Texas Delaware Basin

(9/19/2016) Lundin given go-ahead for Barents Sea Filicudi exploration well

(9/18/2016) Transocean may scrap another 6-12 rigs

(9/16/2016) Noble picks up one-well extension for semisub Paul Romano

(9/16/2016) US working rotary rig count down 2 rigs this week

(9/16/2016) Cobalt in early termination of Rowan Reliance drillship contract

(9/15/2016) Statoil to carry out Snorre Field well intervention with Scarabeo 5

(9/15/2016) Zenith to drill onshore England Holmwood well for Europa Oil & Gas

(9/9/2016) US working rotary rig count up 11 rigs this week

(9/8/2016) ConocoPhillips terminates Rowan Gorilla VI contract a year early

(9/8/2016) Maersk Gallant jackup contracted for UK North Sea P&A project

(9/8/2016) August international rig count down 1 from last month

(9/6/2016) Transocean Winner to depart for Turkey dismantling

(9/2/2016) Det Norske given permit to drill Langfjellet discovery appraisal well

(9/2/2016) US working rotary rig count up 8 rigs this week

(9/1/2016) Diamond's jackup Ocean Scepter contracted for drilling off Mexico

(9/1/2016) Petrobras terminates Ocean Valor semisub 2 years early

(8/31/2016) COSLHunter contracted to drill Gulf of Mexico wells for Hokchi Energy

(8/31/2016) Senergy appointed to manage Druid well off Ireland

(8/30/2016) Gulf Marine picks up Europe charter of one of its liftboats

(8/30/2016) Lundin given go-ahead to drill in Norwegian Barents Sea

(8/29/2016) GustoMSC launches harsh environment semisub series

(8/28/2016) Lamprell delivers long-delayed Ensco 140 jackup rig

(8/28/2016) Russia & Iran pen $1 billion Persian Gulf rig building agreement

(8/26/2016) US working rotary rig count down 2 rigs this week

(8/25/2016) Foresight takes delivery of 2 jackups from Cosco Dalian Yard

(8/25/2016) Maersk Gallant drills to record deepest well on Norwegian Shelf

(8/24/2016) DSME delivers newbuild deepwater drillship to Transocean

(8/23/2016) Grounded Transocean Winner pulled off rocks & now in tow (update)

(8/22/2016) Pemex terminates Seadrill contract for West Pegasus semisubmersible

(8/21/2016) Ensco drillship DS-7 receives early contract termination

(8/21/2016) Maersk jackup rigs at Semco Maritime's Invergordon Yard

(8/21/2016) Six rigs crowd into Denmark's Esbjerg Port for services

(8/19/2016) US working rotary rig count rises by 10 rigs this week

(8/18/2016) Cordax partners with GR Energy to offer LWT services

(8/17/2016) QMS contracts 6 new jackup rigs from Wuhan Marine

(8/17/2016) Noble cold-stacks 1 semisub, set to cold-stack another

(8/17/2016) CNPC contracts Frigstad Shekou semisubmersible

(8/15/2016) Maersk Interceptor to drill Ivar Aasen production wells

(8/12/2016) US working rotary rig count rises by 17 rigs this week

(8/12/2016) Nabors CDR3 rig arrives off Prudhoe Bay for North Slope drilling

(8/12/2016) First 100% Vietnamese-built jackup rig launched

(8/12/2016) Ocean Rig postpones drillship deliveries from Samsung

(8/9/2016) Drillship Pacific Scirocco set to resume work with Total off Nigeria

(8/9/2016) Damaged Pacific Bora drillship repaired by Harris Pye

(8/5/2016) US working rotary rig count rises by 1 rig again this week

(8/5/2016) July international rig count higher at 938

(8/4/2016) Grupo R's new jackups go to work for Pemex on Cantarell Field

(8/3/2016) Det Norske to drill Langfjellet exploration well off Norway

(8/3/2016) Pakistan ministry to buy 4 new drilling rigs

(8/3/2016) Statoil granted approval to drill Snohvit wells with Songa Enabler

(8/2/2016) Statoil to plug Norwegian North Sea Tune well with Songa Delta

(8/1/2016) Aqualis overseeing transport of Noble Lloyd Noble jackup

(8/1/2016) Hess extends Perisai Pacific 101 jackup farmout

(8/1/2016) Diamond scrapping 2 semis, cold-stacking another & a jackup

(7/31/2016) Rowan parks 3 rigs in Scotland's Dundee Port for maintenance

(7/29/2016) US working rotary rig count rises by 1 rig this week

(7/29/2016) Saudi Aramco extends contracts for 2 Seadrill-managed jackups

(7/29/2016) Songa Enabler drilling in Norwegian Barents Sea for Statoil

(7/28/2016) Deepwater drillship Maersk Valiant in early contract termination

(7/26/2016) Statoil granted permit to drill exploration well near Njord Field

(7/26/2016) Lamprell delivery of newbuild jackup delayed

(7/25/2016) New Cat-J jackup Askepott loaded out at Samsung yard

(7/22/2016) US working rotary rig count higher by 15 rigs this week

(7/20/2016) Paragon stacks drillship & semisubmersible in Puerto Rico

(7/20/2016) Odfjell's Deepsea Metro I drilling off Malaysia for Petronas

(7/20/2016) Songa Enabler receives Norway's Acknowledgement of Compliance

(7/19/2016) Ensco picks up 5 rig contracts, sells 6 rigs for scrap

(7/19/2016) Devon record well in successful Oklahoma STACK spacing test

(7/18/2016) HHI delivers world's largest semisubmersible drilling rig to Diamond

(7/18/2016) Enviro approval granted for 3 wells in Nigeria's Ororo Field

(7/18/2016) Sembcorp delivers world's largest jackup rig to Noble

(7/15/2016) US working rotary rig count higher by 7 rigs this week

(7/14/2016) Uxpanapa jackup delivered to Perforadora Central Panuco

(7/12/2016) Jackup drilling rig Hercules 267 sold for $3.16 million

(7/11/2016) Global land drilling rig market recovery next year

(7/8/2016) US working rotary rig count higher by 9 rigs this week

(7/8/2016) Vision set to frack production well in Tyler County, Texas

(7/8/2016) June international rig count down at 927

(7/6/2016) GSP to drill 1 firm, 1 optional well offshore Tunisia

(7/6/2016) Real awaiting workover rig to remove stuck isolating ball

(7/6/2016) Wintershall given permit for Norwegian North Sea wildcat

(7/4/2016) Apache pegs TWMA for services on WilPhoenix semisubmersible

(7/1/2016) Total releases Maersk drillship after Uruguay wildcat

(7/1/2016) US working rotary rig count higher by 10 rigs this week

(7/1/2016) Maersk Highlander jackup bound for UK North Sea Culzean Field

(7/1/2016) Rowan scores rig contract extensions at reduced dayrates

(6/29/2016) Stone terminates long term deepwater rig contract with Ensco

(6/29/2016) New Savanna train rig arrives in Cameroon for Logbaba drilling

(6/29/2016) Samson taps down stim of newly acquired North Dakota well

(6/28/2016) Statoil receives PSA consent to drill with Songa Delta & Songa Encourage

(6/28/2016) Successful DST in Santos' Indonesia Ande Ande Lumut Project

(6/27/2016) ONGC selects Aban Offshore drillship for 2 years drilling service

(6/27/2016) Statoil suspends Bideford Dolphin semisubmersible contract

(6/24/2016) US working rotary rig count down by 3 this week

(6/24/2016) KS Energy & ZPMC delay delivery of newbuild jackup

(6/22/2016) Germany bans fracking for shale gas indefinitely

(6/21/2016) Faroe given permit for Brasse appraisal offshore Norway

(6/20/2016) Statoil suspending Songa Delta at the end of the month

(6/19/2016) ONGC achieves record pre-monsoon rig move

(6/17/2016) Awilco's WilPhoenix returning to Apache assignment in North Sea

(6/17/2016) US working rotary rig count increases by 10 this week

(6/17/2016) Det Norske given permit to drill Rovar Kula Prospect

(6/17/2016) Study finds solution to Red Gully North water production

(6/15/2016) Keppel AmFELS delivers world's largest HEEM land rigs

(6/15/2016) Santos to sidetrack Ande Ande Lumut well in Natuna Sea

(6/14/2016) Perisai pushes back jackup rig delivery again

(6/13/2016) Eni Norge gets okay to drill Barents Sea exploration well

(6/12/2016) Jurong Shipyard agrees to NADL delay in West Rigel rig delivery

(6/12/2016) Northcote to recomplete Shoats Creek well in Louisiana

(6/10/2016) US working rotary rig count increases by 6 this week

(6/9/2016) Saipem scores $169.9 million in drilling contracts & extensions

(6/9/2016) Lundin gets permit to drill appraisal in Norwegian Barents Sea

(6/9/2016) KCA Deutag sells jackup Ben Rinnes

(6/8/2016) Greka drills 2 Raniganj wells in India for Essar Oil, spudding 3rd

(6/7/2016) Engie permitted to drill Cara wildcat off Norway

(6/7/2016) May international rig count up at 955

(6/6/2016) Real concludes frack of Tamarama-1 in Queensland

(6/5/2016) Halliburton completes frack of longest US horizontal lateral

(6/5/2016) Pemex renegotiates rig contracts for lower dayrates

(6/3/2016) US working rotary rig count increases by 4 this week

(6/2/2016) Tullow given go-ahead to drill Rome Prospect offshore Norway

(6/1/2016) UMW jackup Naga 6 set to drill for Petronas Carigali

(5/30/2016) NPD grants permits for 3 Norwegian North Sea wells to Statoil

(5/29/2016) Offshore fracking has no significant environmental impact - US BOEM & BSEE

(5/27/2016) Mermaid pushes back delivery of tender rigs & dive support vessel

(5/27/2016) No change in US working rotary rig count this week

(5/27/2016) Real Energy finishes frack, set to flowtest Queensland Tamarama-1

(5/26/2016) Maersk buys newbuild Hercules Offshore harsh environment jackup

(5/26/2016) Parker awarded Sakhalin 1 contract extension & added rig

(5/26/2016) Eni wins permission to drill Norwegian Barents Sea exploration well

(5/26/2016) NOV perfects advanced downhole radio frequency ID technology

(5/24/2016) Krasnye Barrikady to build 5 offshore rigs for Iran

(5/24/2016) Freeport-McMoRan terminates Rowan Relentless drillship contract

(5/24/2016) Third Energy wins approval to frack UK North Yorkshire well

(5/23/2016) Engie E&P Norge wins consent to drill Norway North Sea Cara well

(5/23/2016) Real starts 5-stage frac program in Queensland's Windorah Project

(5/23/2016) AccessESP replaces ESP using standard slickline unit

(5/23/2016) Statoil terminates contract with Seadrill for West Hercules

(5/20/2016) US working rotary rig count down 2 rigs this week

(5/19/2016) Faroe gets permit for Brasse wildcat in Norwegian North Sea

(5/18/2016) Total E&P Norge to drill wildcat in Martin Linge area

(5/18/2016) Tullow granted drilling permit for Norwegian North Sea wildcat

(5/17/2016) Pemex terminates Deep Driller 1 jackup contract 3 months early

(5/17/2016) Ensco stacking 3 drillships & a semisubmersible

(5/16/2016) ExxonMobil terminates Seadrill drillship charter

(5/16/2016) Sound set to re-perf Nervesa discovery well in Italy

(5/13/2016) US working rotary rig count down 9 rigs this week

(5/13/2016) KS Drilling pushes back deliver of new jackup to yearend 2017

(5/11/2016) Wintershall receives consent to drill Norway North Sea Orion Prospect

(5/11/2016) Faroe given go-ahead to drill Norway North Sea Brasse well

(5/10/2016) Freeport-McMoRan terminating Noble drillship contracts

(5/9/2016) EOG nixes new wells when prices recover, plans acreage buys & EOR

(5/6/2016) US working rotary rig count down 5 rigs this week

(5/6/2016) Petrobras terminates 2 contracts for Ensco semisubmersible rigs

(5/5/2016) April international rig count down at 946

(5/5/2016) Atwood Falcon being recycled, Atwood Eagle idled

(5/5/2016) Statoil gets go-ahead for Troll Field drilling with Stena Don

(5/2/2016) Court strikes down local Colorado fracking bans

(4/29/2016) Shell wins approval to use 2 subsea wells on Draugen Field

(4/29/2016) US working rotary rig count down 11 rigs this week

(4/25/2016) Ocean Rig buys Schahin drillship Cerrado in bankruptcy auction

(4/22/2016) Transocean picks up 2 contracts off India & 1 off Trinidad

(4/22/2016) Transocean semisub to drill offshore Japan for Inpex

(4/22/2016) US working rotary rig count down 9 rigs this week

(4/21/2016) Transocean Deepwater Proteus in US Gulf for 10-year Shell contract

(4/21/2016) Rowan collects contracts for jackup off Suriname & Trinidad

(4/20/2016) Greka mobilizes rigs to drill for Essar Oil in India

(4/20/2016) Transocean delaying delivery & payments for 2 new drillships

(4/19/2016) CIMC Raffles completes repairs on 2 Gazflot semisubmersibles

(4/18/2016) Statoil granted permit to drill Beerenberg exploration well off Norway

(4/15/2016) COSL Hai Yang Shi You 937 contract extended 6 months

(4/15/2016) Cosco to defer delivery of newbuild Sevan semisub to October

(4/15/2016) US working rotary rig count down 3 rigs this week

(4/14/2016) Ensco picks up 2 new rig contracts, stacks 2 rigs, sells another

(4/14/2016) GTI-led project to reduce hydraulic fracturing environmental impacts

(4/14/2016) Norway's PSA investigates Statoil's through tubing rotary drilling

(4/14/2016) Det Norske gets okay to drill Ivar Aasen appraisal

(4/13/2016) Wintershall gets go-ahead for Robbins exploration well

(4/13/2016) Saipem to drill development wells on Iran's onshore Toos Field

(4/12/2016) Songa Cat D semisubmersible especially built for Statoil starts work

(4/11/2016) Drillship Deepsea Metro I contracted by Petronas off Malaysia

(4/11/2016) Semisub Henry Goodrich returning to Canadian waters

(4/11/2016) Canada's AER lets Repsol resume fracking Alberta well

(4/8/2016) US working rotary rig count down 7 rigs this week

(4/7/2016) Statoil given go-ahead to drill 4 wells in Norwegian North Sea

(4/7/2016) March international rig count down at 985

(4/6/2016) Saud Aramco prolongs contract on Hercules jackup rig

(4/6/2016) LGO adds 2nd rig in Trinidad Goudron Field workover program

(4/5/2016) Wartsila designing new liftboat for Chinese construction

(4/5/2016) Transerv resumes testing Warro well in Western Australia

(4/4/2016) Semisub WilPhoenix still at Hartlepool awaiting Apache resumption

(4/3/2016) Shallow water US Gulf drilling at lowest since 1940s

(4/1/2016) US working rotary rig count down 14 more rigs this week

(3/31/2016) CIMC Raffles completes mating of Frigstad semisub hull

(3/31/2016) Statoil extends drilling contracts on another 10 platforms

(3/31/2016) Daewoo delivers Cat D semisubmersible Songa Enabler

(3/31/2016) KCA Deutag drilling contract extended for 7 Norwegian platforms

(3/30/2016) Petrobras drops Sevan Driller, cuts dayrate on Sevan Brasil

(3/30/2016) Byron exits US Gulf well with stuck drillpipe

(3/29/2016) Chevron's Cabinda Gulf cancels semisub Maersk Deliverer contract

(3/29/2016) Intervention set for Nigeria's offshore Oyo Field

(3/28/2016) Keppel FELS delivers 2 new jackups to Mexico's Grupo R

(3/24/2016) Perisai seeking to postpone new jackup delivery again

(3/24/2016) US working rotary rig count down 12 more rigs this week

(3/23/2016) GustoMSC reveals new self-propelled jackup design

(3/23/2016) Seadrill's drillship West Tellus wins 18-month contract extension

(3/21/2016) Atwood swaps semis in Woodside contract off Australia

(3/18/2016) US working rotary rig count slips 4 rigs this week

(3/18/2016) Byron efforts to free stuck pipe in US Gulf so far unsuccessful

(3/17/2016) Oro Negro's Decus jackup gets added year to Pemex contract

(3/17/2016) Westcon prepping Ocean Rig semi Leiv Eiriksson for Barents Sea

(3/14/2016) Statoil shortens contract periods for 2 new Songa semisubmersibles

(3/14/2016) Statoil to use West Epsilon to plug Huldra wells off Norway

(3/14/2016) Safe Scandinavia TSV off to Oseberg Ost for Statoil

(3/14/2016) Wintershall granted permit to drill wildcat in Norwegian North Sea

(3/11/2016) Statoil granted permit to drill wildcat in Norwegian North Sea

(3/11/2016) US working rotary rig count falls another 9 rigs this week

(3/11/2016) Saudi Aramco cuts dayrates on 3 Hercules jackups

(3/10/2016) BP cutting Prudhoe Bay Alaska rigs from 5 to 2

(3/10/2016) Det Norske granted permit to drill Ivar Aasen appraisal

(3/9/2016) Semco to classify & service Paragon semisubmersible

(3/9/2016) Origin prepping for Australia's Beetaloo Basin 2016 drilling program

(3/8/2016) Transocean & Keppel FELS push back 5 jackups to 2020

(3/7/2016) February international rig count down at 1,018

(3/4/2016) US working rotary rig count falls another 13 rigs this week

(3/4/2016) Statoil terminates 1 COSL rig contract, suspends another

(3/3/2016) KS Drilling jackup wins new Petrobel contract for drilling off Egypt

(3/1/2016) Newbuild Noble jackup damaged by shipyard crane collapse

(2/29/2016) WilPhoenix waiting acceptance by Apache North Sea

(2/28/2016) SBI Offshore jackup design & engineering contract cancelled

(2/26/2016) Wintershall gets go-ahead to drill 2 North Sea exploration wells

(2/26/2016) Rowan's jackup Ralph Coffman set to drill 5 wells in Trinidad

(2/26/2016) Lundin extends contract for semisubmersible rig Leiv Eiriksson

(2/26/2016) US working rotary rig count falls another 12 rigs this week

(2/25/2016) Ensco scrapping 5 more jackups & a drillship

(2/24/2016) Esso Angola terminates GSF Development Driller I contract

(2/22/2016) Dolphin Energy contracts GDI jackup Al Jassra for Qatar wells

(2/22/2016) RII commissions EOR pilot project in Saskatchewan

(2/21/2016) Parker Drilling exiting Colombia's drilling market

(2/19/2016) Total extends Tungsten Explorer drillship charter by 2 years

(2/19/2016) US working rotary rig count falls another 27 rigs this week

(2/18/2016) Real Energy fraccing Tamarama-1 in Queensland's Cooper Basin

(2/17/2016) Chevron charters Ensco 8504 semisubmersible for Indonesia drilling

(2/17/2016) Maersk Gallant jackup canceled by Statoil, contracted by Total

(2/16/2016) Byron drilling US Gulf South Marsh Island SM6-2 well

(2/16/2016) Total terminates drillship Ocean Rig Apollo contract

(2/15/2016) First Qatar-built liftboat Al Safliya delivered to Gulf Drilling

(2/15/2016) Greka contracted for drilling at Essar's West Bengal Raniganj East

(2/14/2016) Vaalco terminates Transocean Constellation II jackup early

(2/14/2016) Indonesia serves KS Drilling with unpaid tax & fines of $14.75 million

(2/12/2016) Transocean reports new rig contracts & start of 10-year Shell contract

(2/12/2016) US working rotary rig count falls another 30 rigs this week

(2/12/2016) Premier & Noble terminate semisubmersible contract with Ocean Rig

(2/8/2016) Murphy terminates Transocean drillship contract early

(2/8/2016) Hercules 205 set to drill Otto's US Gulf farm-in well with Byron

(2/5/2016) TSC transfers sale of Zentech R-550D rig to Harmoni Drilling

(2/5/2016) PSA okays Rowan Norway jackup for Ekofisk P&A

(2/5/2016) US working rotary rig count plunges this week

(2/5/2016) SKD Jaya wins BP Trinidad & Tobago one-well extension

(2/5/2016) January international rig count down at 1,045

(2/4/2016) Noble retires drillship & jackup, stacks 2 semisubmersibles

(2/4/2016) Cequence's new completion successful in Simonette Montney well

(2/3/2016) Semisubmersible Bideford Dolphin withdrawn due to storm damage

(2/3/2016) Saudi Aramco to maintain rig count this year at 212

(2/1/2016) Torchlight re-entered, drilled & is testing Johnson-4 in Texas

(1/29/2016) 18 fewer rigs in US working rotary rig fleet this week

(1/28/2016) Freeport-McMoRan idles 3 drillships in US Gulf

(1/28/2016) PSA consents to Bideford Dolphin drilling Statoil sidetrack off Norway

(1/27/2016) Byron swaps one Hercules rig for another for US Gulf work

(1/25/2016) Halul jackup rig delivered to Gulf Drilling by Keppel FELS

(1/24/2016) Keppel halts $4.9 billion newbuilding of 6 Sete semisubmersibles

(1/24/2016) Pantheon testing blockage in East Texas exploration well

(1/22/2016) 13 fewer rigs in US working rotary rig fleet this week

(1/21/2016) Rowan picks up contract from BP for jackup in Trinidad

(1/21/2016) Eni cancels Ocean Rig Olympia drillship contract

(1/19/2016) JV to develop 40 horizontal wells in Oklahoma's Stack play

(1/18/2016) JX Nippon contracts Deepsea Stavanger for West of Shetland well

(1/17/2016) ONGC cancels 2 tenders for 5 drilling rigs

(1/17/2016) Noble has no new drilling rig contracts

(1/15/2016) 14 fewer rigs in US working rotary rig fleet this week

(1/15/2016) Krasnye Barrikady & Iran Shipbuilding to jointly build Persian Gulf rigs

(1/14/2016) Seadrill deferring delivery by DSME of 2 ultra-deepwater drillships

(1/14/2016) PSA consents to Total drilling exploration well with Maersk Gallant

(1/11/2016) Badger in MoU with CNPC DR to further develop Badger drilling system

(1/10/2016) Drillship Stena Carron to drill appraisal of Liza discovery off Guyana

(1/8/2016) 34 rigs idled in US working rotary rig fleet this week

(1/8/2016) Norway's PSA consents to Det Norske using Transocean Winner

(1/8/2016) December international rig count down at 1,095

(1/6/2016) Petrolia concludes Quebec well cleanup for extended well test

(1/5/2016) Petrobras cancels Ensco drillship DS-5 contract

(1/5/2016) Songa Endurance starts drilling contract with Statoil

(1/5/2016) Honghua to provide Kuwait Drilling with ultra-deep drilling rigs

(1/5/2016) Statoil given consent to drill exploration well with Songa Delta

(1/4/2016) Opus Tiger 1 drillship completes 2nd 12-day sea trial

(12/27/2015) Dleif repossesses Sertao drillship from Schahin

(12/26/2015) Dockwise carrying semi Polar Pioneer from northern US to Norway

(12/26/2015) Pioneer sells 4 SCR drilling rigs

(12/24/2015) Karoon charters Olinda Star semisubmersible rig

(12/24/2015) OMV given PSA consent to drill 2 Barents Sea exploration wells

(12/23/2015) Nine fewer rigs in US working rotary rig fleet this week

(12/23/2015) Drydocks rig integrity assurance on NDC's Diyina jackup

(12/22/2015) Jackup Explorer 1 set for commissioning

(12/22/2015) OMV Norge permitted to drill Wisting Central in Barents Sea

(12/21/2015) KCA Deutag sells Ben Loyal jackup to Egypt's ADES

(12/18/2015) Shell terminates contract for Noble Discoverer

(12/18/2015) Atwood to delay DSME's delivery of newbuild drillships

(12/18/2015) No change in US working rotary rig fleet this week

(12/17/2015) Statoil cancelling contract for Transocean drillship

(12/16/2015) Petrovietnam launches new jackup drilling rig

(12/16/2015) Leucrotta wraps up British Columbia fall drilling program

(12/16/2015) Daewoo delivers Songa Encourage Cat D semisubmersible

(12/14/2015) IOG contracts Transocean semisubmersible for UK Skipper Field drilling

(12/11/2015) Maersk Guardian jackup getting new accommodation blocks

(12/11/2015) 28 rigs idled this week in US rotary rig fleet

(12/9/2015) Freeport-McMoRan cuts US Gulf rigs from 3 to 1 drillships

(12/8/2015) Nine companies apply to frac in Scotland

(12/7/2015) Husky brings in Transocean rig for Canada North Atlantic drilling

(12/7/2015) Songa Equinox given PSA okay for Troll Field drilling

(12/7/2015) November international rig count down at 1,109

(12/7/2015) Statoil to drill with COSL Innovator & COSL Promoter

(12/6/2015) Delivery of semi West Rigel at a standstill until June 2016

(12/4/2015) KS Discoverer 3 landrig bound for new Pakistan project

(12/4/2015) Seven more rigs idled this week in US rotary rig fleet

(12/1/2015) Total contracts Maersk Venturer drillship for Uruguay well

(11/30/2015) Lundin gets okay to drill wildcat on Norway's Fosen Prospect

(11/30/2015) Det Norske contracts Transocean Arctic for 4 North Sea wells

(11/27/2015) Lamprell extends 2 Abu Dhabi NDC rig options & adds a 3rd

(11/26/2015) CIMC Raffles delivers new semisubmersible to North Sea Rigs

(11/26/2015) US rotary rig count drops 13 rigs this week

(11/26/2015) Honghua picks up $41.5 million Middle East landrig deal

(11/24/2015) Hercules jackup contracted by Renaissance for US Gulf drilling

(11/24/2015) Shell & Petromanas secure rig for Albania appraisal drilling

(11/24/2015) UMW Naga 8 jackup contracted by SapuraKencana

(11/23/2015) Jackup KS Java Star set for work offshore Indonesia

(11/23/2015) Statoil receives consent for North Sea exploration drilling

(11/20/2015) US rotary rig count drops ten rigs this week

(11/19/2015) Marco Polo cancels jackup order with PPL Shipbuilding

(11/18/2015) 88 Energy pauses Alaska North Slope Icewine-1 for repairs

(11/16/2015) Cue contracts rig to drill Naga Selatan-2 onshore Kalimantan

(11/16/2015) Norshore recovering, paying part of drillship charter fees due

(11/13/2015) Four fewer rigs again this week in US rotary rig count

(11/13/2015) Lundin permitted to drill Norwegian Barents Sea exploration well

(11/12/2015) Paragon obtains Shanghai Waigaogiao Shipbuilding rig delivery delay

(11/10/2015) No more new oil drilling rigs for PNR this year

(11/6/2015) Odfjell's Deepsea Metro I wins VietGazprom contract extension

(11/6/2015) EDrill tender barge off to Myanmar for Zawtika 1B Project

(11/6/2015) Four fewer rigs at work this week in US rotary rig count

(11/6/2015) October international rig count down at 1,111

(11/2/2015) Petrobras terminates Ocean Clipper & Ocean Alliance contracts

(11/2/2015) Statoil cancels Songa Trym drilling contract

(11/1/2015) Delivery of Sevan Developer pushed back to April 2016

(10/30/2015) Twelve fewer rigs at work this week in US rotary rig count

(10/29/2015) Newbuild UMW Naga 7 set to drill for Petronas

(10/29/2015) Pacific Drilling cancels drillship construction contract with SHI

(10/28/2015) Atwood Orca scores 9-month contract extension off Thailand

(10/28/2015) Keppel FELS delivers Arabdrill 70 to Arabian Drilling Company

(10/27/2015) Bunduq contracts Transocean jackup for drilling off Abu Dhabi

(10/26/2015) Fred Olsen terminates Bollsta Dolphin contract with HHI

(10/26/2015) Jackup Aban II contracted for 3 years by ONGC

(10/26/2015) Transocean delaying delivery of 2 drillships to Shell

(10/23/2015) No change this week in US working rotary rig count

(10/21/2015) Ensco 8505 semisubmersible contracted by Marubeni

(10/19/2015) UMW lines up drilling project for Naga 8 jackup rig

(10/19/2015) InterOil lends 2nd rig to PNG Elk-Antelope appraisal drilling

(10/15/2015) US working rotary rig count lower another 8 rigs this week

(10/15/2015) Newbuild Sevan Developer delivery delayed again

(10/15/2015) Rowan scores new contract for jackup Rowan Gorilla IV

(10/14/2015) Talisman Sinopec picks Archer for platform drilling services

(10/14/2015) World record frac completion logged by NCS Multistage

(10/14/2015) Cairn contracts Ocean Rig Athena for 3 wells offshore Senegal

(10/13/2015) Coastal Contracts seeking $5.65 million in damages for delayed jackup

(10/12/2015) Petronas terminates contract for Eurasia's Saturn jackup

(10/9/2015) Energy Drilling's EDrill-2 bound for Myanmar's Gulf of Martaban

(10/9/2015) Lundin gets go-ahead to drill Barents Sea exploration well

(10/9/2015) US working rotary rig count down by 14 this week

(10/8/2015) Ocean Rig to cold stack Eirik Raude & Leiv Eiriksson semisubmersibles

(10/7/2015) September international rig count up at 1,140

(10/6/2015) Petrolia to start long term test of Quebec's Haldimand-4

(10/5/2015) Statoil suspends Songa Trym contract until next year

(10/5/2015) Centrica given go-ahead to drill shallow gas test well in North Sea

(10/2/2015) US working rotary rig count down by 29 this week

(10/1/2015) Hess charters Perisai jackup contracted to Petronas Carigali

(10/1/2015) Kosmos wins lower dayrate contract for drillship Atwood Achiever

(10/1/2015) Saturn wins approval to drill Saskatchewan Bannock Creek exploration well

(9/29/2015) Newbuild GMS Scirocco scores 4-month contract in Mideast

(9/29/2015) Rough seas preventing handoff of West Telesto for Sea Lion-1

(9/25/2015) Four fewer rigs in this week's US working rotary rig count

(9/24/2015) Jackup Maersk Resilient returning to Danish North Sea work

(9/23/2015) Transocean lays up 2 semis & a high-spec jackup

(9/23/2015) Maersk Giant going to work for DONG in Danish North Sea

(9/22/2015) Norway's PSA okays Statoil use of MDR to drill Heimdal producer

(9/18/2015) Six fewer rigs in this week's US working rotary rig count

(9/18/2015) Suncor granted drilling permit for Mermaid wildcat in North Sea

(9/17/2015) COSL mobilizing jackup for 2 East China Sea exploration wells

(9/15/2015) Seadrill cancels contract with HHI for semisubmersible West Mira

(9/13/2015) Ocean Rig pushes back delivery of 3rd drillship

(9/11/2015) 16 fewer rigs in this week's US working rotary rig count

(9/11/2015) Oro Negro cuts dayrates on 4 jackup rigs for Pemex

(9/10/2015) Lundin Norway gets go-ahead for Alta appraisal well

(9/10/2015) AEA lines up Kuukpik Rig 5 to drill Alaska North Slope Icewine well

(9/10/2015) Saipem wins $250 million in Mideast & South America drilling contracts

(9/9/2015) Lundin picks up permit for Rolvsnes wildcat in Norwegian North Sea

(9/7/2015) August international rig count up at 1,137

(9/7/2015) Deepsea Stavanger lined up for Wintershall's Maria Field drilling

(9/4/2015) Rosneft employing Hakuryu-5 to drill 2 wells offshore Vietnam

(9/4/2015) 13 fewer rigs in this week's US working rotary rig count

(9/3/2015) Keppel delivers newbuild jackup rig UMW Naga 8

(9/2/2015) Petrobras terminates Vantage Drilling drillship contract

(9/2/2015) COSL contracted to drill 2 wells for Rosneft-Statoil JV in Okhotsk Sea

(9/1/2015) Rowan scores 3 jackup contract extensions from Saudi Aramco

(8/28/2015) Eight less rigs in this week's US working rotary rig count

(8/28/2015) Statoil given go-ahead to drill North Sea Sigrun East Prospect

(8/27/2015) Semi West Venture ends Statoil charter after 15 years

(8/27/2015) CNOOC returns to waters disputed with Vietnam to drill again

(8/27/2015) Seadrill pushes back delivery of 2 drillships & 8 jackups

(8/27/2015) Statoil granted permit to drill North Sea Gasol/Gretel Prospect

(8/25/2015) Hercules 205 chartered by Eni for US Gulf drilling

(8/24/2015) Lundin wins PSA consent to drill Norwegian Sea Portrush Prospect

(8/24/2015) Range to drill 22 E&P wells onshore Trinidad

(8/24/2015) Daewoo delivers Songa Endurance for 8-year contract with Statoil

(8/21/2015) One more rig this week in US working rotary rig count

(8/20/2015) Transocean picks up contract extensions in India & Norway

(8/19/2015) Wintershall granted permit for Syrah wildcat off Norway

(8/18/2015) Vantage cancels contract with Daewoo for Cobalt Explorer drillship

(8/18/2015) COSL to drill for Primeline in East China Sea

(8/15/2015) July international rig count down at 1,118

(8/14/2015) No change this week in US working rotary rig count

(8/14/2015) Transocean scrapping 19 drilling rigs

(8/14/2015) Metro Odfjell JV selling ultra-deepwater drillship Deepsea Metro II

(8/12/2015) Statoil given permit to drill Knappen wildcat in North Sea

(8/10/2015) DONG contracts jackup Maersk Giant for Danish North Sea drilling

(8/9/2015) Second Cuadrilla fraccing project prohibited in NE England

(8/7/2015) US working rotary rig count higher by 10 rigs

(8/6/2015) PNR to add 2 rigs a month in West Texas play over rest of year

(8/6/2015) Queensland Mahalo-7 operational again following workover

(7/31/2015) Hess agrees to release WilHunter ahead of contract date

(7/31/2015) US working rotary rig count lower by 2 rigs

(7/27/2015) ConocoPhillips extends Maersk Innovator contract off Norway

(7/26/2015) Matador running 2 rigs & adding another in US Delaware Basin

(7/24/2015) US working rotary rig count rises by 19 rigs

(7/24/2015) Delivery of Paragon's Prospector 6 jackup delayed a year

(7/23/2015) BSEE conditionally approves Shell's Chukchi Sea drilling permits

(7/23/2015) Primeline picks COSL to for exploratory drilling

(7/21/2015) Oil & Gas UK issues updated well abandonment guidelines

(7/20/2015) Rowan sells 2 jackups, lines up contracts on other rigs

(7/19/2015) Semisub Heydar Aliyev to keep working in Caspian for BP

(7/17/2015) US working rotary rig count falls by 6 rigs

(7/16/2015) Wintershall wins consent to drill Norwegian North Sea Syrah well

(7/16/2015) Honghua contracted for drilling services in Iraq

(7/14/2015) Maersk decommissioning & recycling jackup Maersk Endurer

(7/14/2015) Paragon stacking 6 rigs in Malaysia, Cameroon & Mexico

(7/14/2015) PV Drilling providing jackup for Song Hong exploration off Vietnam

(7/13/2015) Lundin gets go-ahead for Barents Sea Neiden wildcat

(7/12/2015) Fram Drilling contracts 2 cylindrical rigs from Cosco

(7/10/2015) US working rotary rig count higher by 1 rig

(7/10/2015) Total E&P UK extends charter of semisub West Phoenix

(7/9/2015) PNR ramping up Texas Permian Basin drilling

(7/8/2015) Pacific Drilling asks SHI to delay delivering new drillship

(7/8/2015) June international rig count down at 1,146

(7/7/2015) KS Energy's Java Star jackup contract cancelled

(7/6/2015) Viking scores 4-year landrig charter in North Africa

(7/6/2015) Aqualis managing transport & installation of platform rig

(7/6/2015) Maersk Discoverer drills Egypt's deepest & Mediterranean's longest well

(7/2/2015) US working rotary rig count higher by 3 rigs

(7/2/2015) Opus takes delivery of UDW drillship Opus Tiger 1

(7/2/2015) San Leon lines up Cabot 750 rig to drill Morocco onshore well

(7/2/2015) Premier Oil gets go-ahead to drill Myrhauk well off southern Norway

(7/1/2015) Statoil suspending semisubmersible rig Scarabeo 5

(6/30/2015) Alliance to build 2 more R-550D jackup drilling rigs

(6/30/2015) Semi Songa Equinox delivered, to start 8-year Statoil contract

(6/30/2015) Range set to receive 4 new landrigs in Trinidad

(6/29/2015) E.On E&P Norge issued permit to drill Norwegian Sea wildcat

(6/28/2015) Deepsea Bergen set for Norwegian yard stay

(6/26/2015) US working rotary rig count higher by 2 rigs

(6/25/2015) Statoil to use Scarabeo 5 for Barents Sea Snohvit drilling

(6/24/2015) LGX tests completion of Alberta Big Valley horizontal well

(6/24/2015) Statoil cancels COSL Pioneer contract

(6/23/2015) Transocean pushes back delivery of 2 new drillships by 2 years

(6/23/2015) Wintershall Norge given permit for Zeppelin wildcat

(6/22/2015) Kinsale hires Diamond's Ocean Guardian for offshore Ireland well

(6/19/2015) US working rotary rig count less by only 2 rigs

(6/18/2015) Borgsten Dolphin retained by Total via amended contract

(6/17/2015) Weatherford introduces well liner system with swage technology

(6/16/2015) ConocoPhillips gets okay to use Maersk Gallant for Eldfisk P&A

(6/15/2015) Rystad says 88 offshore rigs set for retirement by 2017

(6/15/2015) US working rotary rig count lower by 9 rigs

(6/15/2015) Deepsea Atlantic contracted for Johan Sverdrup drilling

(6/10/2015) Lundin issued permit to drill Edvard Grieg appraisal

(6/7/2015) Total seeking rig to drill Azerbaijan's Caspian Absheron Field

(6/5/2015) UAE's NDC buying 14 newbuild drilling rigs for $543 million

(6/5/2015) US working rotary rig count lower by 7 rigs

(6/5/2015) May international rig count down at 1,158

(6/4/2015) Paragon does sale and leaseback of 2 jackup rigs

(6/3/2015) Hercules cuts dayrates on 3 Saudi Aramco contracted jackups

(6/2/2015) Kerui delivers 3rd generation fast-moving rig to Dalma

(6/1/2015) Statoil given permits for 2 wells near Norway's Gina Krog Field

(6/1/2015) Range suspends Trinidad development well due to accident

(6/1/2015) Saudi Aramco withdraws termination of Hercules 261 contract

(6/1/2015) Three jackups set for delivery to Mexico's Grupo R

(5/31/2015) US working rotary rig count drops 10 rigs

(5/28/2015) Asia Offshore Drilling cuts rig dayrates for Saudi Aramco

(5/28/2015) Det Norske gets okay for SW Ivar Aasen Field well

(5/27/2015) Lundin given go-ahead for Barents Sea Alta appraisal well

(5/26/2015) Edison gets go-ahead for Norwegian North Sea wildcat

(5/26/2015) Diamond's ultra-deepwater drillship Ocean BlackLion delivered

(5/25/2015) Norway's PSA finds Maersk Intrepid non-compliant

(5/24/2015) Statoil gets go-ahead for wildcat wells off Norway

(5/24/2015) Third Energy submitting plan to frac North Yorkshire UK well

(5/24/2015) US working rotary rig count down just 3 rigs

(5/21/2015) Hercules sells 4 cold-stacked jackups

(5/21/2015) Suncor given permit for Norwegian North Sea wildcat

(5/20/2015) Statoil to drill Gullfaks Sor producers with Deepsea Atlantic

(5/20/2015) Rowan picks up 3 new rig contract extensions & 1 new contract

(5/20/2015) Rose's well shows large Manos Shale oil & gas volumes recoverable

(5/19/2015) Eni extends Ocean Rig Poseidon contract & adds Ocean Rig Olympia

(5/19/2015) Transocean delaying delivery of 5 newbuild jackups

(5/18/2015) Loyz terminates rig lease with Fram Exploration

(5/18/2015) Odfjell secures drillship contract offshore Vietnam

(5/17/2015) US working rotary rig count down just 6 rigs

(5/15/2015) BassDrill Alpha in early termination by Total Congo

(5/15/2015) Shell to drill Draugen Field producer with Transocean Barents

(5/8/2015) Tullow given go-ahead for Zumba exploration well

(5/8/2015) US working rotary rig count down another 17 rigs

(5/8/2015) Pantheon lines up Nabors rig for 2-well program in East Texas

(5/7/2015) Talisman to plug Norway's Varg Field wells with Maersk Giant

(5/7/2015) April international rig count down at 1,202

(5/6/2015) Norway's PSA okay's Repsol exploration well in Norwegian Sea

(5/6/2015) Ensco wins 3-year contract with UAE's NDC for new jackup

(5/5/2015) Otto lines up drillship Maersk Venturer for Hawkeye-1 off Philippines

(5/4/2015) Lamprell delivers another jackup to Abu Dhabi NDC

(5/1/2015) Cameron launches new LeTourneau Jaguar jackup rig

(5/1/2015) US working rotary rig count down another 27 rigs

(4/30/2015) Whiting to run 11 rigs in Bakken/Three Forks & Niobrara

(4/30/2015) Wintershall gets okay to drill North Sea Crossbill Prospect

(4/29/2015) Wintershall gets go-ahead for new North Sea wildcat

(4/28/2015) Lamprell contracted for new high spec jackup rig

(4/27/2015) Sinopec contracted to drill 24 wells on Algeria's Ain Tsila Field

(4/27/2015) Beach kicks off Cooper Basin 3-well drilling campaign

(4/24/2015) US working rotary rig count down another 22 rigs

(4/22/2015) Jackup rig sold by Coastal Contracts for $224.1 million

(4/22/2015) Det Norske completes Ivar Aasen geo pilot wells

(4/21/2015) BP drilling UK West of Shetland Quad 204 project

(4/20/2015) Chevron cuts short Atwood Osprey rig contract

(4/19/2015) Shell gets go-ahead to use Island Constructor on Draugen Field

(4/19/2015) BNK fraccing Tishomingo Field shale oil well in Oklahoma

(4/17/2015) US working rotary rig count falls to 954

(4/16/2015) 88 Energy lines up FWS for Alaska North Slope drilling permitting

(4/15/2015) Maersk selects Blue Water to oversee semisubmersible yard stay

(4/14/2015) Pemex extends ultra-deepwater rig contracts

(4/14/2015) World's longest well drilled in Russian Far East Sakhalin-1

(4/13/2015) Gulf Drilling contracts hit by low oil prices

(4/10/2015) US working rotary rig count drops below 1,000

(4/10/2015) DNO to drill Ivar Aasen Field appraisal offshore Norway

(4/10/2015) Talisman gets go-ahead to drill Snomus wildcat

(4/10/2015) Noble scores 1 new contract & 2 extensions in UAE

(4/9/2015) Breitling prepping to complete & frac 2 Permian Basin wells

(4/9/2015) Sete contracting fewer drilling rigs for Petrobras

(4/9/2015) BP extends Maersk contract for Heydar Aliyev semisubmersible

(4/9/2015) Rosneft looking to bypass sanctions for Arctic rig

(4/9/2015) Drydocks World completes refurbishment of NDC jackup rig

(4/8/2015) Petrobras suspending operations with 5 Schahin drilling rigs

(4/8/2015) March international rig count down at 1,251

(4/6/2015) Turkey to build drillship & drilling rigs

(4/6/2015) Triyards wins new $100 million liftboat order

(4/3/2015) Five North Dakota oil companies ordered to cut output

(4/2/2015) US working rotary rig count down only 20 this week

(4/2/2015) Transocean scrapping 2 more rigs for 18 total

(4/2/2015) Eni contracts Hercules jackup for 5 years in West Africa

(4/1/2015) DeeThree's 1st Alberta Bakken EOR well proves effective

(3/31/2015) Grupo R contracts jackup construction by Keppel FELS

(3/30/2015) Kulkulkan jackup delivered to Pemex by Keppel FELS

(3/30/2015) BP terminates contract with Seadrill for semi West Sirius

(3/30/2015) Terra Nova prepping for South Australia drilling campaign

(3/29/2015) Shell moving rigs to Alaska to resume Arctic drilling

(3/26/2015) US working rotary rig count down only 21 this week

(3/26/2015) Statoil gets go-ahead for wildcat near Gina Krogh

(3/26/2015) Opus Offshore's new Tiger drillship starts sea trials

(3/26/2015) Proxima ultra-deepwater drillship design debuts

(3/25/2015) Endurance & NCS Multistage complete Bone Spring producer

(3/24/2015) Songa's 1st Cat D semisubmersible delayed at DSME yard

(3/24/2015) Rosneft cancels jackup Energy Endeavour contract

(3/24/2015) Apache contracts Ocean America for Western Australia well

(3/23/2015) Flotel Safe Scandinavia transforming to tender support vessel

(3/23/2015) Comstock carries out 1st refrac of Louisiana Haynesville Shale well

(3/20/2015) US working rotary rig count down another 56 at 1,069

(3/20/2015) US Interior's BLM issues new rules for hydraulic fracturing

(3/19/2015) Transocean scrapping 1 drillship & 3 semisubmersibles

(3/19/2015) Statoil seeking to drill wells with Rosneft despite sanctions

(3/19/2015) KS Discoverer 1 rig contracted for Kurd Iraq well

(3/19/2015) InterOil to drill 5 targets outside PNG's Elk-Antelope

(3/17/2015) Schlumberger releases ultra-high temperature drilling tech

(3/17/2015) Tag Oil recompletes Cheal E2 in New Zealand

(3/15/2015) Easternwell commissions 2 Advantage Light rigs for QGC contract

(3/15/2015) Rosneft terminates 5-yr charter of West Navigator drillship

(3/13/2015) Newbuild Noble jackup contract with Apache Australia delayed

(3/13/2015) US working rotary rig count down another 67 at 1,125

(3/13/2015) Statoil gets go-ahead to drill Norwegian Sea wildcat

(3/13/2015) Anadarko terminates drillship Belford Dolphin contract

(3/12/2015) Samson wins flaring extension for Wyoming wells

(3/12/2015) OMV gets go-ahead to drill Norwegian Barents Sea well

(3/10/2015) Louisiana's Shoats Creek Field set for new vertical well

(3/10/2015) Key lines up DCA rig for North Perth Basin drilling

(3/9/2015) Jackup Java Star contracted to start drilling this month

(3/9/2015) YPF's 4th Vaca Muerta shale discovery in Argentina flows on tests

(3/6/2015) US working rotary rig count down another 75 at 1,192

(3/6/2015) Bowleven's Zingana well in Cameroon's Bomono permit delayed

(3/6/2015) Kerui develops fully hydraulic mobile rig for China onshore

(3/6/2015) February international rig count up at 1,275

(3/5/2015) Lundin Norway receives PSA consent for Barents Sea appraisal

(3/4/2015) Lamprell delivers newbuild Greatdrill Chaaru jackup

(3/3/2015) NPD okay's Statoil drilling North Sea well with Maersk Gallant

(3/2/2015) Drillship Maersk Voyager retained by Eni for Ghana drilling

(3/2/2015) CNOOC's deepwater semi Hai Yang Shi You 981 drilling off Myanmar

(3/2/2015) Statoil gets go-ahead for Norwegian Sea exploration well

(3/1/2015) Tasmania extends fraccing ban another 5 years

(2/27/2015) US working rotary rig count down another 43 at 1,267

(2/27/2015) Semi Eirik Raude arrives in Falkland waters for 6-well campaign

(2/27/2015) Keppel FELS delivering PV Drilling VI jackup

(2/26/2015) Hess lets option to extend semisubmersible WilHunter charter lapse

(2/26/2015) Saudi Aramco terminates Hercules 261 contract

(2/26/2015) Statoil & Total receive Norway exploratory drilling consent

(2/25/2015) Chesapeake pegs 10% of drilling buget to Utica Shale

(2/25/2015) Newbuild Pacific Zonda drillship sails for US Gulf

(2/24/2015) Diamond losing 5 offshore rig contracts

(2/24/2015) Alberta sets seismic monitoring & reporting for fraccing operations

(2/23/2015) Talisman given go-ahead to drill Norway's Snomus Prospect

(2/22/2015) Rowan cold-stacking Rowan Louisiana jackup

(2/22/2015) New dates for Cat D drilling rig deliveries to Songa Offshore

(2/22/2015) BSEE & BOEM propose new regulations for Alaska Arctic drilling

(2/22/2015) Cabot cutting working Marcellus rigs from 3 to 5

(2/20/2015) Drillship Deepwater Champion departs US for Guyana drillsite

(2/20/2015) US working rotary rig count losses now at 501

(2/19/2015) Transocean delaying delivery of 5 jackups from Keppel

(2/18/2015) NPD gives Statoil go-ahead to drill Snedfrid Nord Prospect

(2/18/2015) Paragon puts 3 jackups to work in North Sea

(2/16/2015) Maersk Integrator delivered ahead of schedule for North Sea drilling

(2/15/2015) Seadrill drops $1.1 billion in Petrobras extension contracts

(2/13/2015) US working rotary rig count keeps falling - now another 98 rigs

(2/13/2015) Rowan takes delivery of drillship Rowan Reliance

(2/6/2015) Lundin granted permit for North Sea Gemini wildcat

(2/6/2015) US working rotary rig count falls another 87 rigs

(2/6/2015) January international rig count down at 1,258

(2/5/2015) Noble retiring 3 veteran semisubmersible drilling rigs

(2/3/2015) Dev Drilling takes delivery of newbuild Jindal Pioneer

(1/30/2015) US working rotary rig count falls another 90 rigs

(1/30/2015) Magellan's Montana Poplar CO2-EOR pilot showing great promise

(1/29/2015) Lundin to drill Barents Sea Alta discovery appraisal well

(1/29/2015) APPEA calls for lift of Victoria ban on coal seam gas drilling

(1/29/2015) Maersk takes delivery of 3rd XLE-3 harsh environment jackup

(1/26/2015) Hercules taking another 5 US Gulf rigs off the market

(1/26/2015) Suncor to drill Norwegian Sea Beta Prospect appraisal

(1/26/2015) CNPC drills China's deepest onshore well in Tarim Field

(1/25/2015) Statoil to drill Norwegian Sea Snefrid North Prospect

(1/23/2015) US working rotary rig count lowest since 2010

(1/20/2015) Jereh cryogenic rig operates below 50 degrees Celsius

(1/20/2015) ABS awards AIP to Hyundai's HD12000 drillship design

(1/19/2015) CanElson deferring construction of 3 contracted rigs

(1/19/2015) Statoil gets go-ahead to drill Gudrun with West Epsilon

(1/18/2015) Drillmec supplying 7 rigs to Algeria's Enafor, 2 to Aramco

(1/16/2015) US working rotary rig fleet down another 74 rigs this week

(1/13/2015) Statoil wins PSA consent for Knappen North Sea drilling

(1/12/2015) Atwood Mako staying in Southeast Asia under new contract

(1/12/2015) CAMAC terminates contract for drillship Energy Searcher

(1/11/2015) Pioneer hit by early rig contract terminations

(1/9/2015) US working rotary rig fleet down by 61 rigs this week

(1/9/2015) Pemex takes delivery of new jackup Yunuen

(1/9/2015) 2014 4th quarter US onshore well count unchanged

(1/9/2015) December international rig count down at 1,313

(1/8/2015) Lundin to drill Norway's Gemini Prospect with Island Innovator

(1/8/2015) Greka Drilling wins 30-well contract from Green Dragon

(1/8/2015) Eni extends Ocean Rig drillship contract another year

(1/7/2015) Talisman Sinopec terminates Archer Emerald rig

(1/6/2015) AGR wins Edison Norge drilling services contract

(1/5/2015) Norshore Atlantic nearing completion of Shell Malaysia contract

(1/5/2015) Seadrill buys ultra-deepwater drillship West Polaris

(1/5/2015) US working rotary rig fleet down by 35 rigs this week

(12/12/2014) US working rotary rig fleet down by 27 rigs this week

(12/12/2014) US working rigs expected to decrease by almost 600

(12/12/2014) Beach finalizing 1st stage of Nappamerri Trough Gas Program

(12/11/2014) Statoil wins PSA consent to drill Krafla Prospect off Norway

(12/11/2014) ExxonMobil contracts Sintana rig for Colombia well

(12/10/2014) Enerdrill lined up to drill 3 wells for Empire in Western Australia

(12/9/2014) Blackbird drills & cases Alberta Middle Montney well to depth

(12/8/2014) Americas Petrogas completes 1st of 4 Medanito Sur wells

(12/8/2014) Mermaid cuts steel for new tender rig MTR-3

(12/8/2014) ExxonMobil to employ West Alpha semisubmersible on Balder Field

(12/7/2014) Ensign pausing construction of 17 ADR drilling rigs

(12/5/2014) US working rotary rig fleet had 3 additional rigs this week

(12/5/2014) Hoidi wins leg contract for Vanda CJ50 jackup rig

(12/5/2014) Statoil extends suspensions on 3 contracted drilling rigs

(12/5/2014) November international rig count up 16 from October

(12/4/2014) Alberta's Sawn Lake SAGD demo project successful

(12/4/2014) Maersk & Statoil given go-ahead for exploration wells

(12/3/2014) Atwood Mako jackup moving from Thai waters to Malaysian

(12/3/2014) CAMAC lines up Sedco Express for Nigeria operations

(12/2/2014) Keppel FELS delivering new jackup rig to India's Star Drilling

(12/2/2014) Lundin receives permit to drill Zulu wildcat offshore Norway

(12/2/2014) GDI's Dukhan jackup goes to work offshore Qatar

(12/2/2014) Andes tests Vaca Muerta well in Argentina's Mendoza Province

(12/1/2014) Wintershall to drill Norwegian Sea Imsa Prospect

(11/30/2014) Northern's Energy Endeavour Russian contract delayed to next year

(11/27/2014) No new rig orders by Seadrill in near future

(11/27/2014) Beeman to drill Utah Uinta Basin well for Rose Petroleum

(11/26/2014) US working rotary rig fleet had 12 fewer rigs this week

(11/26/2014) Two new Ensign ADR 1500S pad drilling rigs contracted

(11/25/2014) Keppel AmFELS delivers jackup drilling rig Coatzacalcos

(11/25/2014) TransAtlantic fracs & tests Dadas interval in Bahar-6 onshore Turkey

(11/24/2014) Maersk Resolute staying with Hess another year

(11/24/2014) Mercury jackup being towed to Caspian Sea via Volga Canal

(11/23/2014) Pacific Energy completing Colorado D-J Basin Loomis wells

(11/21/2014) ConocoPhillips adding another drilling rig on North Slope

(11/21/2014) One more rig in US working rotary rig fleet this week

(11/20/2014) Mazarine contracts CTF-4 rig for 2 wells in central Tunisia

(11/19/2014) Heritage pegs EDA to drill 2 wells onshore Papua New Guinea

(11/19/2014) CIMC Raffles delivers COSL Prospector semisubmersible

(11/17/2014) Statoil & Shell get okay to use Songa Dee & Transocean Barents

(11/17/2014) Xcite in MOU with COSL for Bentley Field jackup rig

(11/16/2014) Alaska Cook Inlet jackup Endeavour bound for South Africa

(11/14/2014) US working rotary rig fleet adds 3 rigs this week

(11/12/2014) Lamprell to build 2 high spec jackups for Abu Dhabi NDC

(11/11/2014) China's 1st domestically built drillship launched

(11/11/2014) Independence's 12th, 13th & 14th ShaleDriller rigs contracted

(11/11/2014) Tercel launches new premium series roller cone drillbits

(11/10/2014) Transocean looking to retire rigs due to low oil prices

(11/10/2014) BP operating world's 1st EOR core-flood robot

(11/9/2014) Seadrill's NADL pushes back $4.25 billion Rosneft deal

(11/9/2014) Large Petrovietnam jackup Tam Dao 05 keel laid

(11/7/2014) Noble wins Saudi Aramco rig contract extensions

(11/7/2014) US working rotary rig fleet down 4 rigs this week

(11/7/2014) October international rig count down from September & year ago

(11/6/2014) CNOOC semisubmersible Nanhai Jiu Hao drills 1st deepwater well

(11/6/2014) Statoil suspends 2 semisubs for rest of year

(11/5/2014) Hibiscus in rig sharing pact with Origin off Australia

(11/5/2014) Honghua contracted to build semisubmersible for Jas Marine

(11/4/2014) RWE Dea Norge gets permit to drill North Sea wildcat

(11/3/2014) Anton wins permit for 3 workover rigs in South Xinjiang, China

(11/2/2014) Statoil to plug Gullfaks Sor well with semisubmersible Songa Dee

(11/2/2014) Songa contracts DSME for 2 Cat D semisubmersibles

(11/2/2014) Baker Hughes releases rotary steerable drilling system

(10/31/2014) Two rigs added to US working rotary rig fleet this week

(10/31/2014) Keppel FELS building Super B Class jackup for BOTL

(10/30/2014) World's largest jackup launched by Maersk Drilling

(10/30/2014) Beach completes stim program on another ATP855 well

(10/28/2014) Tercel releases new PDC drillbit MicroCORE at SPE ATCE

(10/27/2014) Maersk Venturer to drill for Total off Malaysia

(10/27/2014) Conical diamond element drillbit launched

(10/27/2014) Semisubmersible Deepsea Atlantic to drill at Gullfaks Sor for Statoil

(10/26/2014) Hercules cold stacks 4 rigs, sells 3 others

(10/26/2014) Pennine re-entry & perf of Alberta Castor well proves reserves

(10/24/2014) Nine rigs added to US working rotary rig fleet this week

(10/23/2014) Hess charters Ocean BlackRhino & Ocean BlackLion

(10/22/2014) Statoil to use Songa Trym to plug North Sea Oseberg well

(10/22/2014) Royale incrementally completing California McKinney well

(10/20/2014) Mercury jackup rig christened at Astrakhan Yard

(10/20/2014) Ocean Rig wins extensions for two drillships from Petrobras

(10/20/2014) Semisubmersible Songa Dee suffers engine failure

(10/19/2014) Sevan & Cosco postpone Sevan Developer delivery

(10/17/2014) WesternZagros workover of Kurd well ups output

(10/17/2014) US working rotary rig fleet saw 12 rigs depart this week

(10/17/2014) Terra Nova selects Hunt for South Australia drilling

(10/17/2014) Pacific Sharav drillship in US Gulf on 5-year Chevron contract

(10/16/2014) Transocean Winner & Transocean Leader get okay from Norway's PSA

(10/15/2014) Blue Ocean orders 2 more jackups from Waigaoqiao

(10/15/2014) Statoil gets go-ahead for Barents Sea Saturn wildcat

(10/13/2014) Lundin drilling Gobi wildcat in Indonesian Natuna Sea

(10/12/2014) Eight rigs joined US working rotary rig fleet last week

(10/12/2014) Maersk's XLE-2 jackup arrives in Stavanger from Singapore

(10/12/2014) Marubeni extends Noble Driller contracts in US Gulf

(10/10/2014) Aban wins dual rig order from ONGC worth $182.66 million

(10/10/2014) Third quarter US onshore well count up 110 wells

(10/9/2014) Lion contracts Greatwall rig for Kenya Badada well

(10/9/2014) Hakuryu 11 jackup heading for Gobi-1 drillsite off Indonesia

(10/8/2014) COSL Prospector starts sea trials offshore China

(10/8/2014) Petromanas lines up rig for 2015-16 Albania drilling

(10/7/2014) Strike hires Ausdrill EDA for further South Australia exploration

(10/7/2014) Stone signs Ensco 8503 for 30-month US Gulf deepwater drilling

(10/7/2014) September international rig count down from August, up from 2013

(10/3/2014) Oryx sub Hawler terminates Kurdistan rig contract

(10/3/2014) US working rotary rig count drops 9 this week

(10/3/2014) 7G lines up Schlumberger frac stim for Kakwa River Project

(10/2/2014) RWE Dea concludes stem, perf & test of well on UK Breagh Field

(10/1/2014) KCA Deutag & Abraj Energy win $730 million BP drilling project

(10/1/2014) Swissco doubles drilling rig fleet to eight

(9/30/2014) Transocean Spitsbergen moving to drill Statoil's Saturn

(9/30/2014) UMW Naga 6 delivered and mobilizing to Vietnam waters

(9/29/2014) Drillship Energy Searcher repaired & resumed operations

(9/29/2014) Centrica gets go-ahead for Norwegian Sea wildcat

(9/26/2014) Second week with no change in US working rotary rig count

(9/26/2014) Terra Nova calls for drilling of 5 wells in South Australia

(9/25/2014) Siemens jacking control approved for F&G jackup rigs

(9/25/2014) Statoil gets go-ahead to drill wildcat with Transocean Leader

(9/24/2014) Semco to equip & upgrade 2 jackups & a semisubmersible

(9/24/2014) Statoil extends West Epsilon jackup contract another year

(9/24/2014) Chevron extends contract for Maersk Deliverer off Angola

(9/23/2014) Transocean picks up 3 rig contracts at $115 million

(9/22/2014) Petronas keeping Maersk jackup in Malaysia another year

(9/21/2014) Keithville receives new landrig for Louisiana & Texas shale drilling

(9/19/2014) Maersk Valiant goes to work in Gulf of Mexico

(9/19/2014) No change in US working rotary rig fleet count this week

(9/18/2014) New landrig launched by Pertamina for Algeria drilling

(9/18/2014) Oilex completes frac of Cambay-77H onshore India

(9/17/2014) Newbuilt Ensco 122 in Netherlands for NAM drilling

(9/17/2014) Statoil sidelines COSL Pioneer for 4th quarter

(9/16/2014) Beach starts stim program at Queensland Hervey-1 well

(9/16/2014) GDI orders another KFELS B Class jackup from Keppel FELS

(9/16/2014) Frontier Oil signs UMW Naga 7 for Palawan drilling

(9/15/2014) Atlas Drilling scores 3-well program in South Australia

(9/14/2014) Noble signs contracts for 2 semis in US Gulf

(9/12/2014) US working rotary rig fleet up by 6 rigs this week

(9/12/2014) CSSC Huangpu to build another jackup for Alliance Offshore

(9/11/2014) Statoil adopting GE-Ferus NGF Last Mile rig fueling solution

(9/11/2014) Statoil to drill Troll Field with controlled mud level method

(9/10/2014) Odfjell scores Statoil contract for tubular running

(9/9/2014) Lundin gets okay to drill Edvard Grieg Field with Rowan Viking

(9/8/2014) UMW Naga 6 set to start drilling offshore Vietnam

(9/8/2014) Continuing mechanical problems plague Sevan Louisiana

(9/8/2014) Gulf Drilling wins 4 new QP contracts & 4 contract extensions

(9/8/2014) August International rig count down from July, up from 2013

(9/7/2014) Citadel Rig 1 goes to work in Kakwa River Project

(9/5/2014) US working rotary rig fleet grew by 11 rigs this week

(9/5/2014) COSL's Kaixuan 1 jackup drilling in East China Sea

(9/3/2014) Newbuilt drillship Atwood Achiever delivered by Daewoo

(9/2/2014) Greka Drilling wins Essar contract for 100 wells

(9/1/2014) Statoil wins consent to drill Isfjell well with Transocean Spitsbergen

(8/31/2014) Statoil gets go-ahead to drill North Sea D structure

(8/28/2014) US working rotary rig fleet jumps 18 rigs this week

(8/28/2014) Junex adds Foragaz Rig 4 to Quebec drilling fleet

(8/28/2014) Pacific Sharav goes to work in deepwater US Gulf for Chevron

(8/26/2014) Statoil & Lundin granted permits for Norwegian Shelf wells

(8/26/2014) Drillship Pacific Bora to stay with Chevron off Nigeria

(8/26/2014) Laser drilling system R&D set by Petrobras & Foro Energy

(8/25/2014) Key drills on to TD despite DST failure in Dunnart-2 well

(8/24/2014) Turkey's largest domestically built drilling rig unveiled

(8/24/2014) Keppel FELS delivers Dukhan jackup to Qatar's GDI

(8/22/2014) US working rotary rig fleet drops 17 rigs this week

(8/22/2014) Transocean puts 2 new deepwater drillships to work

(8/22/2014) NADL buying part of Rosneft's Russian land rig fleet

(8/19/2014) Ensco 52 jackup signed for 3-year stint by Murphy Oil

(8/18/2014) Cardinal gets go-ahead to drill 14 wells in Texas Bradford lease

(8/18/2014) Orion contracts semisubmersible rig construction

(8/15/2014) US working rotary rig fleet added five rigs this week

(8/13/2014) CIMC Raffles delivers newbuild Coastal Driller 4001 jackup

(8/13/2014) GSP Offshore buys Transocean jackup Magellan

(8/12/2014) Five Greka rigs arrive in India for Essar's 100-well project

(8/12/2014) Pegasi & PWE in Texas drilling program

(8/11/2014) Seadrill drillship contracted by ExxonMobil for Nigeria deepwater

(8/11/2014) AnTech in Lundin underbalanced coiled tubing drilling project

(8/11/2014) US working rotary rig fleet added 19 rigs last week

(8/11/2014) July international rig count higher by 38 from June count

(8/11/2014) Norway's PSA okays 3 rigs for Norwegian & North Sea drilling

(8/5/2014) Canacol in high gear in Colombia & Ecuador drilling

(8/5/2014) Jackup Rowan Norway to drill Ekofisk wells for ConocoPhillips

(8/4/2014) Anton wins dual rig drilling project in southern Iraq

(8/3/2014) Honghua to provide drilling packages for Tiger drillships

(8/3/2014) LEP testing Poland's Lublewo lateral after 25-stage stim

(7/31/2014) Circle overcomes mechanical problems in offshore Tunisia well

(7/30/2014) Northern signs 2.5-year rig contract with Rosneft

(7/30/2014) Condor set to stim & test wells in Queensland

(7/29/2014) Multi-well coring program set for Madagascar Block 1101

(7/28/2014) Saipem scores $850 million in new drilling contracts

(7/28/2014) NIDC drills 45 wells in 120 days on and offshore Iran

(7/27/2014) ONGC extends contract for modular rig at Mumbai High South

(7/25/2014) US working rotary rig fleet adds 12 rigs this week

(7/24/2014) Statoil to install & operate modular drilling rig on Heimdal platform

(7/24/2014) COSCO delivers Kai Xuan Yi Hao jackup

(7/24/2014) GDI orders liftboat from Nakilat Keppel JV shipyard

(7/22/2014) Ruspetro finishes 10-day flowtest of fracced Pottymsko-Inginsky well

(7/22/2014) Statoil picks 2 Oz alphabet wells for completion & testing

(7/21/2014) Oilex flowing post-frac Cambay production well

(7/20/2014) Gulf Drilling wins Qatar contract for newbuild Halul jackup

(7/20/2014) Energy XXI charters Rowan jackup for US Gulf work

(7/18/2014) US working rotary rig fleet loses 4 rigs this week

(7/18/2014) PSA reviews Statoil's MPD operations on Norway's Troll Field

(7/17/2014) Perisai launches its 1st jackup drilling rig

(7/16/2014) Bredford Dolphin & Liev Eiriksson set for Norwegian exploration wells

(7/16/2014) KCA Deutag secures $170 million rig contract with Sonangol

(7/15/2014) Viking scores $32 million contract for land rig system

(7/15/2014) Transocean Sedco 702 upgrade underway at DCD Marine

(7/14/2014) Karoon hires QGOG Constellation's Olinda Star semisubmersible

(7/13/2014) Noble scores 1 new drilling contract, 2 contract extensions

(7/11/2014) US working rotary rig fleet up 1 rig again this week

(7/11/2014) US onshore well count up 5% in 2nd quarter 2014

(7/10/2014) UMW Naga 5 picked by PTTEP for Myanmar drilling services

(7/10/2014) Statoil to drill Barents Sea well with Transocean Spitsbergen

(7/9/2014) Third Ensign ADR rig lined up for Synergy Wattenberg drilling

(7/8/2014) June international rig count lower by 14 from May count

(7/8/2014) Drydocks World refurbishes NDC Al Ghallan jackup

(7/7/2014) World record 93-stage CT frac achieved in North Dakota

(7/4/2014) LNG-fueled drillship being developed by ABS & DSME

(7/4/2014) US working rotary rig fleet up by 1 rig this week

(7/4/2014) Halliburton to drill 100 wells in Rajasthan for Cairn India

(7/4/2014) Statoil suspends contract for Saipem's Scarabeo 5 semisubmersible

(7/3/2014) Keppel FELS delivers Ensco 122 harsh environment jackup

(7/2/2014) Oilex's Cambay-77H flowing back with gas signs after frac

(7/2/2014) Junex to drill Quebec's 1st horizontal well at Galt Field

(7/1/2014) Byron drillpipe stuck in South Marsh Island well off Louisiana

(6/29/2014) Deepsea Aberdeen ready to sail from South Korea to UK waters

(6/27/2014) Scarabeo 5 set for Norwegian Sea well plugging

(6/27/2014) US working rotary rig fleet grows by 15 rigs this week

(6/27/2014) COSL charters jackup drilling rig Excellence I from ICBC

(6/25/2014) KrisEnergy charters Key Gibraltar jackup for Thai drilling

(6/25/2014) Rowan Gorilla IV contracted in US Gulf by Fieldwood

(6/24/2014) Tullow gets okay to drill Lupus Prospect in Norwegian North Sea

(6/24/2014) Lundin gets wildcat well permit for Barents Sea Alta Prospect

(6/24/2014) CAT Oil in drilling & fraccing agreement with Gazprom Neft

(6/23/2014) KS Drilling orders new jackup to be built by Zhenhua

(6/23/2014) Statoil to use Transocean Leader to plug Njord Field well

(6/22/2014) Jackup Rowan Viking getting longer legs at Damen

(6/22/2014) KCA Deutag wins Brunei Shell drilling contract

(6/20/2014) Hercules terminates rig contract with Sonangol

(6/20/2014) KS Orient Star 1 sold for $84.88 million

(6/20/2014) US working rotary rig fleet grows by 4 rigs this week

(6/20/2014) Statoil gets okay to drill with Maersk Gallant & Songa Trym

(6/19/2014) Ensco DS-8 drillship destined to drill for Total off Angola

(6/19/2014) Atwood Hunter contracted by CNOOC Africa

(6/18/2014) Mermaid amends Indonesia drilling contract for MTR-2 rig

(6/15/2014) High spec jackup Prospector 1 handover delayed

(6/13/2014) Another 6 rigs left US working rotary rig fleet this week

(6/13/2014) Jackup West Linus wins Norway operations approval

(6/13/2014) Sound opts to drill Gulf of Taranto well from Italian coast

(6/12/2014) Qatar Petroleum contracts 2 Gulf Drilling land rigs

(6/10/2014) Largest jackup Maersk Intrepid arrives in Norwegian waters

(6/8/2014) Maersk Giant to drill Heimdalsho test well for Det Norske

(6/6/2014) CIMC Raffles delivers new jackup to Sinopec Sheng Li

(6/6/2014) Six rigs quit US working rotary rig fleet this week

(6/6/2014) Rowan ultra deep drillship Relentless contracted by McMoRan

(6/6/2014) Apache hires Noble Tom Prosser jackup for Australia drilling

(6/6/2014) Ocean Rig Skyros off to Angola on 6-year contract

(6/6/2014) May international rig count up 1 over April

(6/5/2014) H&P to build & operate 9 more FlexRigs in USA

(6/4/2014) FOGL joins rig sharing with Premier & Noble off Falklands

(6/4/2014) Statoil terminates Ocean Vanguard drilling contract

(6/3/2014) Lamprell delivers jackup Hydra to Seajacks

(6/3/2014) Workover of Cherokee County, Texas well set to start

(6/2/2014) CGX joins rig sharing of Hakuryu-12 jackup

(6/2/2014) Seadrill's newbuild drillship West Jupiter set for Nigeria project

(6/1/2014) AWE lines up Enerdrill Rig 3 for Western Australia wells

(5/30/2014) US working rotary rig fleet adds 9 rigs this week

(5/30/2014) Sevan Louisiana starts 3-year stint in US Gulf

(5/29/2014) Clearwater sells B351 jackup to Arabian Drilling

(5/28/2014) Kuukpik Rig 5 to drill Royale's Alaska North Slope shale wells

(5/27/2014) Val Energy to drill FormCap wells in Kansas

(5/26/2014) Statoil gets go-ahead to drill Apollo well in Barents Sea

(5/26/2014) NADL & Seadrill tie up with Rosneft to drill on & offshore Russia

(5/25/2014) Parker adds another drilling barge to US Gulf fleet

(5/23/2014) Schramm's 2nd T500XD rig off to Australia

(5/23/2014) KS Drilling picks up rig contract extensions

(5/23/2014) US working rotary rig fleet loses 4 rigs this week

(5/23/2014) Lundin gets drilling permit for central Norwegian North Sea appraisal

(5/21/2014) Maersk Oil contracts newbuild Hercules jackup for UK North Sea

(5/20/2014) Deepsea Stavanger to keep drilling for BP offshore Angola

(5/20/2014) Empire gets go-ahead to perf & test Red Gully well

(5/19/2014) Drillship Dhirubhai Deepwater KG1 contracted by Petrobras

(5/19/2014) Gas2Grid runs into a snag in Malolos-1 onshore Philippines

(5/19/2014) Reservoir mapping-while-drilling service introduced

(5/19/2014) Tullow gets PSA okay for Norway North Sea drilling

(5/19/2014) Lamprell delivers 4th of 6 new jackups to Abu Dhabi's NDC

(5/18/2014) GDI's Msheireb jackup going to work for Oxy Qatar

(5/16/2014) Six rigs join US working rotary rig fleet this week

(5/15/2014) Big jump in horizontal drilling in US Permian Basin

(5/14/2014) Enhanced Drilling & Statoil tap down Troll pilot project

(5/13/2014) Byron US Gulf drilling delayed by high seas

(5/13/2014) COSL charters Gulf Driller I jackup for 6 years

(5/13/2014) Greka contracted by Essar for 100 wells in West Bengal

(5/12/2014) ConocoPhillips to drill 2 wells at Ekofisk with Maersk Innovator

(5/9/2014) US working rotary rig fleet grows by 1 this week

(5/9/2014) Saudi Aramco extends contracts for 2 Noble jackups

(5/9/2014) Perisai receives 3-year jackup charter from Petronas Carigali

(5/8/2014) Ezion scores $63.9 million Mideast service rig charter

(5/8/2014) Cosco secures contract for a jackup drilling rig

(5/8/2014) Norshore contracted by Sabah Shell for Malikai top hole drilling

(5/7/2014) April International rig count up 4 at 1,349

(5/5/2014) Energy Searcher drillship set to drill Nigeria's Oyo Field

(5/5/2014) Statoil to drill Barents Sea Apollo well with Transocean Spitsbergen

(5/4/2014) Naga 3 jackup in Vietnam to drill for JVPC

(5/2/2014) US working rotary rigs down by 7 this week

(5/1/2014) Atwood Falcon contracted off Australia by BHP

(5/1/2014) Schramm introducing Telemast rigs specifically for shale

(5/1/2014) Mubadala extends Atwood Orca jackup contract

(4/30/2014) Energy Drilling takes delivery of EDrill 3 tender barge

(4/30/2014) Drydocks World completes NDC rig repair & refurbishment

(4/29/2014) Egyptian Drilling to build $900 million deepwater rig

(4/29/2014) E.On set to drill Tern wildcat in Norwegian Sea

(4/29/2014) North Dakota North Stockyard wells shutdown for workovers

(4/28/2014) Earthstone completing 3 new south Texas wells

(4/25/2014) US working rotary rigs higher by 30 this week

(4/25/2014) Lundin & RWE get go-ahead to drill Norway North Sea wells

(4/25/2014) Songa sells Songa Mercur & Songa Venus to Opus Offshore

(4/25/2014) Ensco sells jackup Ensco 85 for $64 million

(4/24/2014) Saudi Aramco extends contracts on 3 Rowan jackups

(4/24/2014) Fincantieri to use Aveva in design of Proxima drillship

(4/24/2014) Diamond scores 10-well contract off Vietnam for Petrovietnam

(4/24/2014) Three EDC jackups now working in the Caspian Sea

(4/23/2014) Centrica lines up drillship for Norwegian ultra-deep wildcat

(4/23/2014) Tunisia's Bouhajla exploration well set for recompletion

(4/21/2014) Odfjell's Deepsea Atlantic again drilling Statoil's Gullfaks Field

(4/18/2014) Number of US working rotary rigs working this week unchanged

(4/18/2014) Transocean semis contracted for offshore South Africa & Norway

(4/17/2014) Maersk Valiant drillship sailing to US Gulf of Mexico

(4/17/2014) CIMC Raffles delivers HYSY 932 jackup to COSL

(4/15/2014) Ensco orders 2 new high-spec jackups from Lamprell UAE

(4/14/2014) NPD gives Statoil go-ahead to drill D well in Norway North Sea

(4/14/2014) Drydocks World to build 2 jackups for Malta Oil & Gas

(4/14/2014) KCA Deutag wins ExxonMobil Hebron platform drilling

(4/13/2014) 13 rigs joined US working rotary rig fleet last week

(4/10/2014) High Arctic providing InterOil heli-portabe rig in Papua New Guinea

(4/10/2014) Lundin to drill Barents Sea wildcat with Island Innovator

(4/9/2014) Greka wins 30-well CBM drilling contract in NE China

(4/9/2014) Astrakhan launches BKE Shelf's Mercury jackup

(4/9/2014) Samsung scores dual drillship contract at $1.2 billion

(4/8/2014) Louisiana Bivens Field workover of Olympia Minerals wells

(4/7/2014) International rig count reaches 1,345 in March

(4/6/2014) Odfjell takes major stake in drilling robotics system

(4/6/2014) Opus Offshore acts on options for 2 more drillships

(4/6/2014) Nine rigs joined US working rotary rig fleet last week

(4/2/2014) Rosneft acquires Orenburg Drilling & its rig fleet

(4/2/2014) Seadrill secures contracts for 5 jackup drilling rigs

(4/1/2014) Origin lines up West Telesto jackup to drill Bass Strait wells

(4/1/2014) SapuraKencana picks up $450 million in drilling contracts

(3/30/2014) Six rigs joined US working rotary rig fleet last week

(3/27/2014) Ensco 107 delivered to NZ's Admiralty Bay to drill Maari Field

(3/27/2014) Rowan newbuild drillship earns ABS ISQM notation

(3/27/2014) Statoil to plug Norway Glitne Field wells with Songa Trym

(3/26/2014) Falcon adds 3 landrigs to fleet for Marcellus & Utica drilling

(3/26/2014) Maersk exercises option for jackup Energy Enhancer

(3/24/2014) Maersk names ultra harsh enviro jackup Maersk Intrepid

(3/24/2014) Precision lines up multi-year rig contracts in Mideast & Mexico

(3/24/2014) President tags QGOG to drill Paraguay Jcaranda Prospect

(3/24/2014) OMV gets okay to drill Barents Sea well with Transocean Barents

(3/24/2014) Goodrich taps down 1 Amite, Mississippi producer, drilling more

(3/23/2014) Parker wins Chevron US Gulf contract for drilling barge

(3/23/2014) Parker wins Chevron US Gulf contract for drilling barge

(3/21/2014) US working rotary rig fleet drops 6 rigs this week

(3/21/2014) DualEx prepping to workover Tunisia Bouhajla well

(3/20/2014) CWC buying Ironhand Drilling & its rig fleet

(3/18/2014) AWE sidetracking New Zealand Pateke-4H production well

(3/18/2014) Statoil to use Island Frontier for Norwegian North Sea well intervention

(3/18/2014) Jackup GSF Galaxy III wins contract extension from Nexen

(3/17/2014) Schlumberger to frac stimulate Cambay well in Gujarat, India

(3/14/2014) Statoil signs up for West Hercules for offshore Newfoundland drilling

(3/14/2014) Noble rigs win one in Australia, loses one in Brazil

(3/14/2014) US working rotary rig fleet rises another 17 rigs this week

(3/13/2014) Norway's PSA okays Ocean Vanguard & Borgland Dolphin

(3/13/2014) Seadrill takes deliver of T18 tender assist rig from Cosco

(3/12/2014) Viking takes a stake in another jackup rig with Chan Kwan Bian

(3/11/2014) Seadrill sells majority ownership of drillship to subsidiary

(3/11/2014) AWE suffers drillstring difficulties in New Zealand Pateke-4H well

(3/11/2014) USGS says well wastewater likely caused Oklahoma earthquakes

(3/11/2014) Winstar lines up Pergemine rig for Tunisia's Sabria Field drilling

(3/10/2014) Abu Dhabi NDC adds another NOV land rig

(3/9/2014) Statoil switches semisubmersibles for Arctic Hoop wells

(3/7/2014) Schlumberger launches rotary steerable drilling system

(3/7/2014) US working rotary rig fleet grows by 23 rigs this week

(3/7/2014) February international rig count up 16 at 1,341

(3/6/2014) Statoil gets go-ahead to drill with 3 semisubmersibles off Norway

(3/6/2014) YPF contracts 15 rigs from H&P and Archer for $1.2 billion

(3/5/2014) Archer Emerald modular rig contracted by Talisman Sinopec UK

(3/5/2014) Rowan Renaissance arrives in Namibia for Repsol

(3/4/2014) Angus contracts rig for onshore UK Weald Basin well

(3/3/2014) TS Offshore contracts jackup from Keppel FELS

(3/3/2014) Rig share with Kosmos to see 2 wells drilled off Morocco

(3/3/2014) Longreach lines up Saipem rig to drill 2nd onshore Morocco

(2/28/2014) Tullow gets go-ahead to drill with Borgland Dolphin

(2/28/2014) Otto names new drillship Norshore Atlantic

(2/28/2014) US working rotary rig fleet lost 2 rigs this week

(2/27/2014) Lotos Petrobaltic jackup arrives in Polish Baltic Sea

(2/27/2014) San Antonio International rig set for Tierra del Fuego drilling

(2/27/2014) Transocean orders 2 newbuild ultra-deepwater drillships

(2/26/2014) Marco Polo Marine orders PPL high-spec jackup rig

(2/26/2014) More than 670,000 wells need to be drilled through 2020

(2/26/2014) Mountainview completes frac of North Dakota 12 Gage Project wells

(2/25/2014) Maersk takes delivery of 1st of 4 ultra deepwater drillships

(2/25/2014) BP extends Odfjell's platform drilling contract for 4 years

(2/24/2014) GE & Statoil researching use of CO2 instead of water for fraccing

(2/21/2014) Seven rigs join US working rotary rig fleet this week

(2/20/2014) Inpex keeping drillship Discoverer Seven Seas for 1 more well

(2/20/2014) Atwood Aurora awarded contract extension by Addax Petroleum

(2/19/2014) Dragon still waiting for arrival of drilling rig off Turkmenistan

(2/19/2014) Schlumberger introduces new fracturing technique

(2/18/2014) Nextraction frac-stims horizontal Viking well in Provost, Alberta

(2/18/2014) Seadrill concludes contracts for 4 jackups with Pemex

(2/17/2014) Songa scores further well contract extension off Sarawak

(2/17/2014) Abu Dhabi NDC takes delivery of Qarnin newbuild jackup

(2/17/2014) GdF Suez set to drill Barents Sea well with Transocean Barents

(2/14/2014) Statoil gets permission to drill Barents Sea exploration well

(2/14/2014) Seven rigs exit US working rotary rig fleet this week

(2/13/2014) Statoil gets permission to drill with Songa Trym semisubmersible

(2/13/2014) Keppel to build 3 high-spec jackups for Fecon International

(2/12/2014) Maersk wins 4-year contract in Brunei for jackup Maersk Completer

(2/11/2014) CNR contracts semi Cajun Express for Cote d'Ivoire drilling

(2/11/2014) Leni lines up Trinidad's Well Services rig for Goudron wells

(2/10/2014) Coastal Contracts sub wins Pemex jackup contract

(2/7/2014) US working rotary rig fleet loses 14 rigs this week

(2/7/2014) International rig count down 10 from December, up 46 from 2013

(2/6/2014) Diamond Offshore takes delivery of 1st of 4 new drillships

(2/6/2014) UMW orders another jackup from Keppel FELS

(2/5/2014) GSP Fortuna jackup goes to work in Mexican waters

(2/5/2014) Noreco gets go-ahead to drill Norwegian Sea wildcat

(2/3/2014) New BOP control systems for West Venture & West Navigator

(2/3/2014) KCA Deutag contracted by BP for 3 newbuild rigs in Oman

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