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18.08.2014 Orion awards $320 Million rig contract

A leading global land drilling rig manufacturer – Honghua Group Ltd.

17.06.2014 Rig moves through Norwegian waters to Russian Arctic drillsite

The Romanian drilling rig GSP Saturn is shipped along the Norwegian coast towards the drill site in the Russian Pechora Sea.

02.06.2014 Seadrill signs $1.1-billion rig deal with Total

Offshore driller Seadrill signed a five-year, $1.1 billion contract with Total for work offshore Nigeria, it said on June 2, Reuters has reported.

27.05.2014 Greenpeace board Statoil’s rig en route to Barents Sea

On the morning of 27 May Greenpeace activists boarded the drilling rig Transocean Spitsbergen, Statoil’s press service has reported. The rig was en route to the Hoop area in the Barents Sea.

15.10.2013 SOCAR Commissions New Rig

The State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) has commissioned a new offshore platform at the Darwin Bank field in the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea, the news agency Trend reported on October 14, citing a statement from SOCAR.

03.07.2013 Saipem Drilling Rig Suffers From Sea Bed Collapse

Saipem informs that last night, July 1, the jack up drilling rig Perro Negro 6, due to the collapsing of the seabed under one of the three legs, suddenly tilted and suffered hull damages, causing water intake.

11.06.2013 Kosmos Energy Announces Rig Contract For Exploration Program

Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE: KOS) has signed a long-term rig agreement with a subsidiary of Atwood Oceanics, Inc. (NYSE: ATW) for the new build drillship Atwood Achiever, the company reported in a news release.

30.05.2013 Max Petroleum Begins Drilling New Sagiz West Well

Max Petroleum Plc, an oil and gas exploration and production company focused on Kazakhstan has commenced drilling the SAGW-4 appraisal well in the Sagiz West Field on Block E using Zhanros Drilling’s ZJ-30 rig, the company reported in a news release.